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PETOSKEY
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Marie and Gary have done a marvelous job of creating one of the most peaceful and professional lodging facilities in the north. First of all, their attention to detail in the cabins, suites and on the grounds are unparalleled. The suite in which we stayed was immaculate, well-appointed and well-stocked (I owned a B and B for many years and...

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Bloomington, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 June 2016

My husband and I have been regulars at this amazing gem since 2008. Not only do we enjoy our summer visits, but we also love winter at Northern Lights Lodge as well. The cabins are immaculate and the resort grounds are very tidy. You will find so many options to keep you busy and enjoying the outdoors. The owners welcome...

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Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a winter getaway after 9 years of staying in very rustic accommodations. I did my research and chose Northern Lights. What a great place! The suite was just as advertised, and fully stocked. Very clean, well kept, and very comfortable. The grounds are also kept up, and everything plowed and shoveled. The sauna...

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Reviewed 4 February 2016

My wife and I recently took a long weekend to have a 'winter vacation' at Northern Lights Lodge, near Ely, MN. We have vacationed there for many winter weekends, and have thoroughly enjoyed our summer family week vacations there for many years. The new snow was clean and white, and the driveway, parking areas, stairs and walkways were cleaned and...

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Our accommodations were very comfortable (good beds) and cabin was especially clean. Enjoyed the sauna. Beautiful setting. We look forward to returning. If you're looking for a quiet north woods experience, this is it.

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Milan, Tennessee
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Our family has been spending our summer vacations at Northern Lights Lodge for 6 years now and we always have a great time. We have stayed in cabin #1, #3, #6 and one year we brought the grandparents along and stayed in cabin #12. All of the cabins are nice and always clean. Every stay has been wonderful. The kids...

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Des Moines
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I gave this an excellent rating because it is a very nicely maintained property on a beautiful lake. The cabins are very clean and well maintained. Most have wonderful lake views. They are not luxury by any means but are very comfortable. We have been coming to this resort for many years as a family and it has truly found...

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Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is our first outing in USA as a family. I went with my wife and two kids (4 and 2 years old). We went in late September with no much crowd around. The trip is very memorable with all the fun we had. The place has lot of fun activities to keep the kids busy. My kids loved playing...

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Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

My family and I have been coming to this resort every summer since 1989. The Vogt family is absolutely amazing and will bend over backwards to ensure you enjoy your stay. There is always something fun to do outdoors to stay active, you can relax on a hammock, take the short trip into Ely for a unique small town shopping...

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Emmitsburg, Maryland
Reviewed 25 September 2015

The Vogt family--Gary, Marie, and JR--owners/operators of Northern Lights for the past 15 years, have a passion for hospitality. You quickly sense that this is no ordinary resort by the friendliness of your hosts, the lavish amounts of TLC evident throughout the cabins, suites, and grounds, and especially in the numbers of repeat visitors. A place to relax and exercise...

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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 )
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • 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”
 of 5 bubbles Q8367QXtomt, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“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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