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River Point Resort

12007 River Point Road, PO Box 397, Ely, MN 55731
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River Point Resort
Ranked #13 of 29 Specialty lodging in Ely
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Rating summary
  • 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

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

Alexandria VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Our family traveled to Ely seeking fun and relaxation away from it all. River Point offered a wonderful escape coupled with excellent ammenities and quiet luxury. River Point resort is located just outside Ely, Minnesota right on a beautiful river point. River Point offer an idyllic get away for families who treasure time tgoether and seek to enjoy the very... More

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

Happy you choose River Point…thank you! And, thank you for the valuable feedback. Our mile long wilderness peninsula, set off of state highway #1 by our meandering 1.3 mile gravel drive, does provide a certain sense of calmness and peacefulness for our guests as they begin to “slow down”, as they approach River Point . Entering into the property, and... More

Flint, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We had business activities in the area, and were interested in an authentic north-woods lodging experience. I’ve gone canoeing and camping in the Boundary Waters many times and was looking forward to combining the best of two "worlds" -- the solitude, wildlife sightings, fresh air and beauty of the wilderness with a good bed in pleasant surroundings in nature. The... More

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

Thank you for enjoying River Point Resort to the fullest...and, as you say, next time give River Point Outfitting Co. a try when you want to do a Boundary Waters canoeing adventure. You can be outfitted with a complete package, including the canoes, sleeping bags, tents, packsacks, etc., plus all the food, or, if you have some of your own... More

Chetek, Wisconsin
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

My husband and I rented a villa at the resort. My husbands mother passed away 2 days before we were supposed to check in. Riverpoint Resort was completely unwilling to accomodate us, refund, or change our date (5 days later there were unrented cabins). I understand that their policy said there were no refunds but it also stated that they... More

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

How does one prepare for the unexpected when going on vacation? In our busy and sometimes hectic lives, it is important that your vacation investment is not compromised due to an unexpected event that potentially can impact your vacation. That is why traveler’s insurance is so beneficial, and at River Point Resort, we strongly suggest checking into it when making... More

Clarendon Hills
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Debra and I stayed in the "Riverview" the third week of June. Our purpose of traveling up north is to remove ourselves from the demanding and hectic work / life enviroment around Chicago. No TV,radio,cell phones email, brought a laptop to access weather forecasts only. Over many years of being up north on and off, the previous resorts always left... More

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

A huge “thank you” for the superlative and most kind words you wrote about your vacation at River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. in late June. Your comments exceeded any expectations we might have had, and we are blessed to have such wonderful and most appreciative guests stay with us. Our energetic team does work tirelessly to provide a balance... More

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Address: 12007 River Point Road, PO Box 397, Ely, MN 55731
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely

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