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Northern Lights Lodge

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Maximize your vacation days all year long at Northern Lights Lodge for an experience of a purely unforgettable nature! Guests will share in the classic Minnesota resort experience on the shores of Bear Island Lake on the edge of BWCAW. Our charming cabins and suites are the perfect place to relax after experiencing every seasonal wilderness adventure your heart desires: fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming, birding, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, hunting and more!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free Internet
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Lake View
Great View
Full view
9089 Highway 21, Ely, MN 55731
Getting there
Chisholm Airport50 mi
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Husband and I spent a child-free three day weekend and although the weather wasn't the best, the resort had plenty for us to do if it was too choppy to be out on our kayaks. Owners were super helpful and let us check in and check out late due to the guest schedule. You'll want
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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge
Responded 15 Aug 2018
Thank you for reviewing your stay with Northern Lights Lodge Krissy. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Enjoy the rest of the summer and get those kayaks out on the water!
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We spent 5 days @ Northern Lights Lodge and could not have had a more relaxing week. We missed TV but survived nicely without it! Wi-Fi is available in the Lodge and on the large patio. Our lakefront suite was "cabin like" and very comfortable. We slept well and the
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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge
Responded 5 Sep 2018
Thank you for your thoughtful review Nancy! It was such a pleasure getting to know you both. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Take care!
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Place was very clean and quiet. Lots of things for kids to do. I would recommend anyone with a family go there. Owner was were very accommodating. Don't forget to check out local attractions that are mentioned in their lodge guide.
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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge
Responded 14 Jun 2018
Thank you for staying with us Dave. I'm happy to hear that you all enjoyed your time spent back in the Ely area and we appreciate your TripAdvisor review. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
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We were looking for a year end getaway spot to relax and enjoy the winter season, and found exactly what we needed at Northern Lights Resort... The owners immediately made us feel at home and did everything possible to share as much information about the property and Ely area.
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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge
Responded 3 Jan 2018
Thank you for reviewing Northern Lights Lodge on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your taking time out of your busy schedule to do this. We enjoyed visiting with the family and loved your winter enthusiasm--you were all absolutely passionate about winter and did not let the cold keep you inside! We loved seeing everyone enjoy themselves and I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and the time spent in Ely. I'm hoping that you can experience Northern Lights Lodge when our temperatures swing the other way. Have a fantastic 2018!
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We just spent a wonderful week at Northern Lights Lodge. We have 3 kids and they enjoy all the activities on the grounds, including always looking for the ducks! This is our fifth year visiting and each year continue to enjoy and relax during our stay. Marie and Gary are
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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge
Responded 3 Aug 2017
Thank you for the review Heather! Vacations always seem to go by so quickly and this year was no exception! I know that Gary enjoyed spending time with everyone. The ducks are certainly a highlight--this week the kids have found 67 so far. Our family enjoys being able to share your vacation time with you and we are already looking forward to 2018. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
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Cabin 4
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Cabin #3
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Sunrise from your dock!
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View of Cabin #2
View from front yard area
Hello Abby -- our classic seasonal cabins are more "rustic". What travel/stay dates are you considering? Our classic cabins were closed today for the coming winter season. We have 3 other cabins and 4 suites available. All have kitchens and are pet friendly. Marie
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"Some of the suites had many steep stairs in order to access the entryway; however, the views were wonderful."
"The web site is very helpful, full of useful information and REAL photos of the cabins. If you have questions, call and talk to the owners."
"There seems to be a nice variety of lodging options. The suites are lovely, traditional cabins and newer cabins with more amenities."
"I found the resort's website to be very comprehensive and appreciated that the cabin photos online were true to our rental."
"There are many cabin sizes to choose from, all close to the lake."
United StatesMinnesotaEly
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