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Northern Lights Lodge

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place summer and winter! Quiet and made for families! Drop on in! Call ahead for reservations! Marie and Gary are wonderful hosts! Water sports are great. Close to Ely and Babbit! The shopping in Ely in the summer is so fun. Winter Fest is getting bigger and bigger.

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Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Becki - thank you for the review! We appreciate that you've made Northern Lights Lodge your winter and summer Ely destination. Thank you for your friendship and kind words. We'll see you in July.

Gardiner, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I stayed at Northern Lights for 4 days in January and we had a wonderful time. We were in suite 8, which was clean and comfortable and well stocked.We walked out on the lake, star gazed, and spent time relaxing by our fire - reading books and eating cookies. We loved it and can't wait to go...

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Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay in our suite last month. Thank you for making Northern Lights Lodge your Ely winter destination. We enjoyed your adventurous spirit and eagerness to explore our winter wonderland.

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This will be our 5th summer vacation at Northern Lights Lodge. We are a family of 5 with and our favorite cabin is #6. It's a bit farther from the lake but we love the deck, the pine trees and the fact that it is sort of in the middle of the resort so it's near all of the play...

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Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Jenny, thank you for your review of Northern Lights Lodge. I enjoyed our chat last week and it was fun catching up on the kids busy school year. We all enjoy winter but we are already looking forward to summer. We'll see you in August!

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so disappointed that we did not get to see the northern lights during our stay in Ely but that was our only disappointment. It snowed during our stay which was fine with me. The one clear night was star filled. Our stay was exceptional. The owners were friendly and gracious even when we checked in after 11pm. Our...

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Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Northern Lights Lodge Carl and for making this your winter Ely destination. I'm glad that you enjoyed your first visit to Ely. Life's pace is a bit slower in Ely during the winter months as you saw but there was still plenty to see and do. We didn't get to see the lights but...

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The location was remote and very quiet, yet only 10 miles from Ely. The suite we had was very clean and attractive. It looked like a northern cabin with a gas fireplace. You had your living room, kitchen, bathroom & bedroom with a king size bed. We were very impressed, until sleeping in the bed. Neither one of us could...

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Northern_Lights_Ely, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We wholeheartedly feel that a vacation should never be uncomfortable and I am so disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay! It is so unfortunate that you did not share any of your concerns during your 3 night stay as we would have addressed them. We could even have offered a different lodging option...

Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice cabin with large deck and path to dock. We brought our pontoon, no problems. Took a relaxing ride in one of their kayaks. Played games on our deck. Walked through a fun path with many gnomes hidden among the trees. Owners are very nice, helpful people. Watched sunset from deck. Lawn games to play on property. Grill at...

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Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Northern Lights Lodge and your stay in Cabin #3. Thank you for your review and I hope you are able to visit us again soon.

Payneville, Kentucky
Reviewed 22 September 2016

What an experience. Wonderful cabin, beautiful location, and the owners--well what wonderful people they are. It is hard for me to describe how much I loved this place. We had a great time, heard the loons and enjoyed awesome scenery every day. The folks running this place were like finding lost relatives instead of people who just managed a resort....

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Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We stayed for an extended weekend in August with my sister and brother-in law who are from the area. The cabin was great, clean and had everything we needed. I have bad allergies but I was assured the cabin had little pet activity and was cleaned, they were right I could not tell if there had EVER been a dog...

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Savage, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Northern Lights Lodge as part of our first visit to the Ely area. The start of the trip was a bit harried. A bad storm had hit the previous night and power was out in Ely and at the lodge. Marie was more than understanding and offered to work with us, give the circumstances. We decided...

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Top quality accommodations, exceptional owners 《the Vogts》that treat you like family! Always spotless, with well kept cabins and lots of amenities. Family games and activities, also pet friendly. Nice beach on Bear Island Lake, or you can sit on the dock or lounge chairs and relax. Very peaceful and relaxing. Great in Spring, Summer, and Fall! I've stayed at several...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Northern Lights Lodge

Address: 9089 Highway 21, Ely, MN 55731
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: RM575 - RM927 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Northern Lights Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“There seems to be a nice variety of lodging options. The suites are lovely, traditional cabins and newer cabins with more amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles jenharrigan64, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I found the resort's website to be very comprehensive and appreciated that the cabin photos online were true to our rental.”
 of 5 bubbles cpendalton1959, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are many cabin sizes to choose from, all close to the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles 533selmas, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The upper-level suites”
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“cabins are our favorite, but the suites are very nice as well”
 of 5 bubbles USA2010_10, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
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