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Northern Lights Lodge

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Milan, Illinois
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A excellant place for a vacation. Marie, Gary, & JR are there to help in any way possible. Cabins are very clean and beautifully decorated. It is a wonderful experience. The owners make this a place for kids and adults to enjoy,

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

Thank you for your "home away from home" review jlwiddop1. Gary, Gary and I appreciate having guests like you all...families like yours make this all so easy. Family vacations that span the generations are even more special. We look forward to your next vacation as much as you all do!

Winthrop, Minnesota
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Northern Lights is a great vacation location. The owners become like close friends. This has been our vacation place since 1993. Our grandchildren now join us. They are very family friendly. We recommend Northern Lights

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

David-Lorie thank you for your review and for becoming part of our "resort family" over the years. Great guests equal great vacations, year after year! We always enjoy your visits.

Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Family fun, kids activities throughout the week, great fishing and swimming. Family resort with loving owners. This is Why we are returning next year! Enjoyed the beautiful sunsets and relaxing outdoors

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

Thank you for taking a moment out of your busy schedule to provide a review. We really do enjoy the summer season, meeting all of our new families and we are thrilled to know that you will be back with us again next summer! JR and I are already putting together our "project list" for next summer's activities. Thank you...

Burnsville, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Wonderful resort (we wouldn't have come for 4 years in a row if it wasn't). Tougher fishing this year, but that was due to the fact it was later in the summer than normal - still did well with bass though.

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

Thank you for taking a moment to submit a review. We appreciate that your family has chosen to stay with us here at Northern Lights Lodge. We'll see what we do about the fishing next year!

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 September 2015

My boyfriend and I visited end of August and stayed in one of the suites. The suite was very clean, the bed was so comfortable we slept through a huge thunderstorm, the jet tub and shower head were amazing. Our suite had all of the comforts of home and felt very private. The owners work very hard and go the...

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

Kmcrump82 that you for this review. We appreciate that you shared your complete up north, from shore to shore vacation experience! It was wonderful having you here with us and we're so glad that we were able to spend time with both of you during your weekend getaway. I hope that we'll see you again soon.

White Bear Lake
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Each of our 27 annual summer family vacation trips to Northern Lights Lodge have made special lifetime memories. We have also enjoyed vacationing there in the fall, winter, and late spring seasons. Winter trips are also very special with the coziness of the suites gas fireplaces, as well as the beautiful snow covered landscape and serenity it brings as you...

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

What an amazing tradition, 27 years--time sure flies when you are having fun! JimK, thank you for allowing the Vogt family and Northern Lights Lodge to be a part of your family tradition. I know that our little piece of paradise here on Bear Island Lake is as special to you as it is to me. Thank you for the...

West Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Northern Lights Lodge and Resort is the best. Marie, Gary and JR make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive and they could not be more helpful. We go for fishing, relaxing and reconnecting with friends from previous years. Enjoy sitting on the deck enjoying the peaceful surroundings or reading.

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

Thank you Kennethb84 for your review and for choosing to vacation here at Northern Lights Lodge. It's always nice to hear that guests enjoy their stay with us and their vacation neighbors! See you next year.

LORETTO
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Lovely place to get away with all the comforts of home. Wishing we could be back more often than once a year! We try to do something different each year we are in Ely, but always find time for plenty of fishing, bonfires, games, hiking, etc. Northern Lights has it all!

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Thank you Erin S and family for choosing to vacation here at Northern Lights Lodge. It's always nice to hear that guests enjoy their vacations. See you next year!

Reviewed 4 August 2015

We needed a place that would accept pets so our choices were limited. I am sure we got the best of the bunch and one of the best available with or without pets. The owners are hard working and they go the extra mile to make this place stand out. I personally loved the gnomes peeking out among the leaves...

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We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us and we THANK YOU for sharing your vacation experience!

Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We went to the place in March 2015 and we were probably the only people in the lodge because it was an off season. We stayed in a suite which had a well equipped kitchen. There is no TV or WI-Fi but they have a few board games to provide entertainment in night time. There is a dock on the...

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

Thank you for your review. Congratulations, you and your friends were able to experience first hand the truly amazing peacefulness of life here in the north woods during that quieter time between the seasons here at the Resort just as I promised when you made the reservation. Your photo of the night sky is lovely. I'm glad that everyone enjoyed...

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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: RM571 - RM921 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Northern Lights Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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