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River Point Resort

12007 River Point Road, PO Box 397, Ely, MN 55731
River Point Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My lifelong adventure buddy and I spent a week in the boundary waters, book ended by staying at RiverPoint. They outfitted us with everything, very reasonable costs, exceptional staff! Steve the owner drove us out to our drop off and gave us so mush great advise. All the staff was so accommodating and really knew their stuff. My buddy and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I used them to partially outfit a three day trip into the BWCA and I spent the night in one of the rooms the night before departure. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. They got us outfitted and set up in the room and loaded up the canoe on my vehicle for me. We were able to... More 

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Bloomington, Mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I recently returned from what was our 20th+ visit to River Point (Sept 13 - 20, 2014),and, as usual, enjoyed it very much. It is always perfect, the staff is great, the semi-wilderness is stunning and, if you want to get further away into the BWCA, they will set you up with what you need. We love... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I just completed a weeks stay and enjoyed every minute. The facilities were fabulous and the staff (especially Steve and Jane - the owners) were extremely helpful and very friendly. We stayed in the Point and it could not have been nicer. Looking forward to next time...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We recently used River Point Resort as our outfitter for 5 days in the Boundary Waters. We spent the night prior to and immediately after our trip at the resort as well, so this review covers both the resort facilities and outfitting service. As an outfitter, River Point supplied us with high end equipment, great food choices, and their personal... More 

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Madison, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We used River Point for renting gear for a Boundary Waters trip, and they came through with just what we were looking for. Mostly. I understand why some have complained about the quality of the service. There was a little arguing and grumbling among the personnel as we checked in and got our stuff. They had some right to be... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This place is a joke. Horrible customer service, INCREDIBLY overpriced for the facilities...5-star ego and prices with 2-star facilities and 1-star treatment of their guests. If I could give them a 0 overall, I would.

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Moline, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Location is excellent beyond doubt . Right on Birch Lake, very peaceful, serene, quiet. Rooms were nice. We rented Bayport a 3 bedroom luxury vacation home. Was disappointed about a few things: 1) reached late at night ahd a long drive from Illinois, were not told that the home did not ahve a driveway! we had to find our way... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I tried calling to make a reservation and tried negotiating the nightly rate in a nice manner. A simple no would have sufficed from the man but instead he made a rude comment about me calling the wrong place and that this resort was not like that. Its not like I was looking for an outstanding rate. The normal 150... More 

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Quietriver, Owner at River Point Resort, responded to this review

The title of this reviewer’s comment of “Rude Reservation” is a bit misleading. This reviewer did not have a reservation at River Point. River Point Resort has a rate schedule in place that already offers discounted rates for different time-frames. Thus, the rate for a September reservation of a one bedroom Chalet is $150 for two persons, which does reflect... More 

Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Great service in a beautiful location! Jane the owner is super organized , no problems with our reservation at all. our cabin was spotless as was the pontoon boat we rented . Our 6 year old had fun at ' kids time ' and enjoyed the swimming beach and free use of sit on top kayaks and paddle boats. We... More 

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Quietriver, Owner at River Point Resort, responded to this review

This reviewer writes: “Great service in a beautiful location.” Many thanks for that accolade. Everyone on the staff at River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. is happy doing what they do… and that is to make sure that our guests’ needs and requests are taken care of in a friendly and positive manner. And that begins with a super clean... More 

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