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Timber Wolf Lodge

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Founded in 1937 - this marks our 78th year of hosting family vacations on beautiful Bear Island Lake near Ely, MN. Our guests give us a Top 5 Ranking on Trip Advisor because they love 1) our Sleep Number Beds (we're the only area resort that has them); 2) our remodeled cabins; 3) our new furnishings including new mattresses, pillows and linens and 4) our quick-to-serve staff. Each week our staff will host a free guided tour of Kawishiwi Falls, one of the most majestic waterfalls in the region. Bring your camera and make lasting memories this summer. Your family will also enjoy our private sandy beach and new water trampoline. In addition to our fishing boats, our marina offers you a 19' Larson ski/tube boats and a Northwood's pontoon. Each of our cabins feature the new Keurig single-cup coffee brewers - enjoy a fresh brewed cup of coffee every morning compliments of us. There is just something about that first cup of Starbucks or Caribou coffee from your lakeside deck overlooking the tranquility of Bear Island Lake. Relax & de-stress. We offer 12 cabins that can sleep from 1 to 14 guests. Next door is our Good Sam Accredited RV Park with 23 sites. Our resort covers 75 acres of woods and rests along the shores of 2,362 acre Bear Island Lake. Timber Wolf Lodge is a very special place!
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Chisholm Airport80 km
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My husband and I stayed in cabin #2 in late August. It's a wonderful cabin with a nice view of the lake. We watched squirrels and chipmunks frolic from the comfy living room. We played cards and ate at the generous dining room table. The staff was very helpful and friendly.
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Been coming up to TWL since 2001. Great place to stay to relax & unwind from the craziness of everyday life. Watch sunrises, sunsets, go fishing, take trips into town, do some shopping. Visit the Dorothy Molter Museum, Wolf Center, Bear Center. Have some amazing late lunches or d
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Our family and extended family loved staying here! It was nice and quiet, yet close to Ely. We loved the play area, beach, water trampoline, and bonfire pits. A very homey environment. We will be going again next year!
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The location of this beautiful lake resort is peaceful and perfect for a relaxing holiday. You are about 20 minute drive from the small town of Ely were you find restaurants, coffee shops, lovely local finds and most things you may need but far away enough to feel immersed in nat
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Quite memorable.

TWL and even more so there very friendly informative accommodating staff, made our week in Ely a trip to remember for my wife, myself, and my two kids.

I hope we have the opportunity to make the 650 plus mile trip up to the Timber Wolf Lodge again soon.
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sunset off of our private dock
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Are you dog friendly?
Yes Melissa has that right. Our weekly pet fee is $95 and we ask that all pets are under leash control while on property and that they remain off of the furniture. If we can be of further help either call us at 218-827-3512 or else email us from our website. BTW - if you are thinking about booking now please mention our "Pay for 4 night - get 3 nights free" promotion. Thanks for checking with Timber Wolf Lodge.
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Is breakfast included? Are there hair dryers in each room?
Hi Oregongma - Thank you for your questions. At Timber Wolf Lodge we offer lakeside cabins, which have full kitchens for meal preparation. We don't have a restaurant service here. The nearest restaurant with a great breakfast is 5 miles away - Kell's Kitchen. We don't offer hairdryers. Each cabin has a full-bath and most guests arrive with their own care items. Let me know if I can be of further help. Roger
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We will be staying in cabin 2. Will there be lawn chairs there? What do we need to bring besides our personal items? Are towels provided? Looking forward to our stay!
Great questions. We do provide public lawn chairs and umbrellas at the beach; these are very comfortable, zero gravity chairs. I'm confident you will enjoy them. As far the cabins go: we provide luxury linens and fully equipped kitchens. You will want to be sure to pack towels along with your own toiletries for showers. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing you at Timber Wolf Lodge!
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"We loved the private dock and view of the lake!"
"All cabins on the water have amazing views!"
"Only viewed our cabin #11"
"Cabin four is the closest cabin to the water with a great view of the lake."
"Cabin #4 is great for couples who want a bit extra privacy. Nicely set just above the lake with your own dock!"
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