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Timber Trail Lodge and Outfitter

HC 1, Box 3111, Ely, MN 55731-9328
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a last minute trip to Ely MN last weekend (Aug 2015). I stayed at Timber Trail Lodge. The Lodge is located by Boundary waters, they also rent kayak and canoe at reasonable price. Cabin was very clean and immaculate space. I was surprised that there was no Fish smell! Rooms were well kept. Do watch out for bitting... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The staff here were so friendly, it was almost creepy. :) Although the cabins were close to one another, we found it to be pretty private. The 3 bedroom cabin we rented was very, VERY small (it was my boyfriend and I for the weekend) and it was just perfect for us. We were on the lake 75% of the... More 

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Manhattan, Illinois, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The perfect place to stay with family for a fishing trip. Even my teenage daughter had a blast. We will absolutely be back and we love Ely Minnesota! The Boundary Waters are gorgeous to look at from shore.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Our family went to northern MN on a family/fishing vacation and choose Timber Trail Lodge as our destination. We are so glad we choose Timber Trail Lodge. We have stayed at other resorts and this was the nicest we have been at so far. The staff was wonderful, especially Kathy in the office and the outside service boys. The fishing... More 

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East Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The fish treated us equally well as our gracious Hosts did. My 2nd year back, but this time it was Sept. instead of June. Cabin was as clean and as well supplied with utensils and china as it was last year. Fortunately there were extra blankets already in place in the drawers as the weather turned cold and very wet..The... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My son and I stayed at the lodge from Aug 10 thru Aug 14, 2013. We packaged a three day fishing adventure with Rob Nelson owner of the Ely Fishing Guide Co. Our cabin was clean and very comfortable. The owners and staff could not have been more accommodating. The location is very convenient to the shops and restaurants in... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We just had a week long vacation at Timber Trail Lodge, and we have mixed opinions on rather we'd go back or not. Overall it was good, and we are VERY low-maintenance, laid back travelers. It's a beautiful area and a beautiful lake. What we didn't enjoy was having no privacy in the particular cabin we were in - Aspen.... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

My family has been staying at Timber Trail for many years. We have stayed in many of the cabins available and all are quite nice. This is not a place you go looking for all of the high class items, this is the place you go to enjoy peace, quiet, and wilderness how God created it. There is cell phone... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the Ranger cabin, a "primitive" structure moved from inside the Boundary Waters log by log and reassembled on site - cast iron woodstove and other "no-tech" (no TV, no telephone, and so on) made this a return to earlier times experience. Of course, cellphone coverage and wifi are here too, but I was more... More 

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Ely, MN, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

For the past 8 years, we have chosen Timber Trail Lodge as the location for our week long Retreat for Women. Our experience at Timber Trail has been exceptional in every way. We stay in the Evergreen & Diamond Willow cabins and love their comfortable & cozy atmosphere, fireplaces in each cabin & fully equipped modern kitchens. Another plus for... More 

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