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Northernair Lodge

2123 Haapala Road, Ely, MN 55731
Northernair Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed at the wonderful Northernair Cabins last August. The cabin was great, especially enjoyed the beautiful view of lake. We took advantage of provided firewood and had several campfires (and enjoyed quick switch flip to enjoy indoor fireplace). We also spent a lot of time on the screened in porch with lake view. Exploring Lake Mitchell in free kayaks... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love this place; just returned home from our second year. Mike and Sarah who manage the place are terrific and this time we met the owners! The lake is private and secluded, which makes the kayaking, canoeing and fishing all the more fun. This place is not for everyone, the bathrooms in the cabins are a little spartan, but... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I've been taking summer vacations at Northernaire for the past 4 years and plan on returning again this next summer. It's the next best thing to camping out in the woods, only with the comforts of home. Great screened porches, beautiful views, comfortable beds, nice kitchens, and great managers Mike and Sarah who really make you feel welcomed. Whether you... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We made the trip to Northernair in Oct and we loved everything about our stay. It feels remote but is so close to Ely that it's incredibly easy to run into town to grab supplies, grab a coffee, or walk around town … yet 10 min away we able to completely escape! We have a 13 mo old and were... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This was my third visit to Northernair Lodge in 4 years. The first time was incredible and each visit gets better than the last! My family loved our cabin. The kids played outside nearly the entire visit. They loved the sauna and the lake. We loved playing games in our screen porch. Can't wait to get back next year and... More 

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This was our fifth stay at Northernair and it never gets old. Fishing and kayaking and reading and hiking and Scrabble and scotch and eating (Zups has great steaks and sausages they make themselves) and just listening to the wind and lake. I caught a smallmouth bass off of our dock with a floating rapala. We saw what must be... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We have stayed at Northernair Lodge off and on for the past 20 years. We loved it back then, and we love it even more now. The call of the loons is our favorite part of the trip and the night before we left, the lake was like glass and the loons' call echoed throughout the woods and lake. It... More 

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Saint Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed in Cabin 11 for 2 nights and we would definitely return. We really loved the solitude of the lake and surroundings. The cabin was private, clean and comfortable. Most of our indoor time was spent on the amazing screened-in porch. The private dock for sunrises and sunsets was perfect. The free canoes/kayaks, clean boathouse, and sauna next to the... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed here July 28-August 4, after having planned this trip for over a year. We have always wanted to visit the area, and we were not disappointed. We stayed in Cabin 8, and spent the week boating and fishing on beautiful Mitchell Lake, as well as hiking in the area. Mike and Sara were super helpful with knowledge about... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We spent a weekend at Northernair after having a dryer fire and not being able to stay in our house. We've overlooked this resort in the past and fortunately it was the only one in Ely that had last minute reservations on Labor Day weekend. What a true gem and now one of our favorites! First, the resort is maybe... More 

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