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Timber Wolf Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, great location. The kids had so much fun on the beach.Had all the amenities of home in a true northwoods surroundings. Had a large group stay in cabin 11 and had plenty of room and very clean.

Thank Nebrucon
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed a week with our family in cabin #3. Like other reviews, we can't complement the staff enough for their exceptional service. Cabin #3 is privately tucked in the woods so you can barely see other cabins. Deck provides really nice lake views and extra space. Our kids (ages 11 - 14) spent a lot of time on the...

Thank Colleen F
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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Colleen F, We often hear that a vacation is measured by how long it takes the kids to ask to go back; by that measure it sounds like it was a success. I am very happy to hear your family was able to enjoy themselves. We made the decision this year to make the kayaks, canoes, and paddle-boards free...

St. Paul, MN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great place to relax and connect with family- they staff took care of all the little extras so we could just focus on fun together! Fishing, swimming, camp fires, canoe and paddle boards- and the kids loved the floating 'island'. Comfy and clean.

Thank travelflippy
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been a chronic visitor to Timber Wolf Lodge over the past several years. There is really no place quite like it. The location is superb - sitting just off the east edge of the pristine Bear Island Lake and west of the Bear Island Reservoir (which is perfect for kayaking). The resort offers all the amenities you could...

Thank justinbruhn7
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Ely, Minnesota
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We just got married at Timber Wolf lodge this past weekend. We had about 50 guest attend for the weekend and not a single person has anything bad to say! The weekend was perfect ! The GM is amazing and helped with anything anyone needed! I would do it all over again a million times the weekend was fun and...

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My week long stay at Timberwolf lodge was amazing! They have a great beach to enjoy the sunset on every evening. It's a perfect location for water sport, fishing, kayaking, the SUP's were great. It's close to Ely which was nice for trying out some restraunts and checking out the bear center. The beds were comfortable and I loved having...

Thank Anna B
Pearl City, Illinois
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Our second visit to TWL was another near perfect stay. The last week in September when things get quiet and the scenery is amped up in color you couldn't pick a better place. Cabin 4 was our choice and the friendly chipmunk others mentioned made his appearance for us as well. We even had an eagle land on our deck,...

Thank Kurt M
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Timber Wolf Lodge, in cabin 4 for a week! It was AMAZING! We both work a bunch, so it was really nice to get away, unplug and relax. Beautiful scenery and hiking during the day, cozy nights in the cabin, with a wood burning stove. I personally liked the fact that there wasn't a...

1Thank corinaparker
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 September 2016

So great to unplug and enjoy the serenity. This time we were only able to make it for a few days, but look forward to a week-long trip in the future. We took a canoe out and enjoyed the lake, read, talked over a bonfire, and cooked out. The perfect escape from the cities.

Thank Benjamin724
Sawyer, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was the perfect weekend with my family. We unplugged for the hustle and bustle of life. We turned off cell phones and spent time enjoying each other and nature. This was the perfect place to relax and be with loved ones. Beautiful and peaceful.

Thank jenolesiak

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Free Internet
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Timber Wolf Lodge

Address: 9130 Escape Road, Ely, MN 55731
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: RM709 - RM1,860 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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St. Paul, Minnesota
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“cabins with lake views 1,2, 12”
607raymondh, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Quiet and Relaxing”
jimandvickieh, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 2 is close to the beach.”
kevmeyeth, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cabins on the lake have their own dock and seemed more private.”
  • Sunset from dock - Cabin 3
colleenf44, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 2 is near beach and has its own dock. Not super peaceful during the day because it's near the beach, but was perfect for our family.”
Travelmamacita, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
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