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Northern Lights Lodge

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

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...More

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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 3 January 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...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

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...More

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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 3 August 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...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I've been to several resorts in northern Minnesota over the last 40 years. This is the nicest resort I've been to for a family trip. There are numerous activities for kids to do. It is very well kept and clean. The cabins are spaced apart...More

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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for this TripAdvisor review Trigger1968. We enjoy seeing/reading about how our guests feel about Northern Lights Lodge--especially through the eyes of a new guest. I'm glad that your family enjoyed their time with us and we hope that you will return again next...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stayed in Suite #7 which was cozy, clean, quiet, and comfortable with a beautiful view of the lake. The rest of the grounds, including cabins and additional suite buildings appeared to be well kept, and we would choose Northern Lights Lodge again. It had...More

Thank Sue T
Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your review of Northern Lights Lodge. April is a very peaceful time here and even though we are "between the seasons" I think that it is still a wonderful time to visit the area. Any time spent on Bear Island Lake is...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Our family has been visiting the Ely area for several years now. The kids are teenagers and they seem to need something new every year so we have never stayed at the same resort twice. Until we discovered Northern Lights Lodge. We're returning in 2017...More

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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for the review Sunny and for booking your 2017 summer vacation with Northern Lights Lodge again! We're looking forward to seeing your family back with us in July.

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Free Parking
Beachfront
Free Internet
Hotel Amenities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
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Refrigerator in room
Microwave
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US$150 - US$485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$150 - US$485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Abby B
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Response from Marie V | Property representative |
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... More
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"Some of the suites had many steep stairs in order to access the entryway; however, the views were wonderful."
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"The web site is very helpful, full of useful information and REAL photos of the cabins. If you have..."
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"There seems to be a nice variety of lodging options. The suites are lovely, traditional cabins and newer..."
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"I found the resort's website to be very comprehensive and appreciated that the cabin photos online were..."
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