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14564 Snow Lodge Rd, Ely, MN 55731
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been going to Smitty's for years for our first dinner after traveling in the wilderness. It's always a great time. They are warm and welcoming. The owners are aging and struggling so this might be your last chance to experience this old style rustic resort that seems right out of the 50's. The dinner is home-cooked style and they... More

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I am no longer a fisherwoman, but I still enjoyed Smitty's this year. It's on a large lake not all that far from Canada, and the BWCA border cuts through Snowbank. Those Minnesota woods are stifling on a hot day but if you get in a boat and out on the water, the problem goes away. Mr. Schmidt dropped us... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

We first stayed at Smitty's three or four years ago, and we have since stayed there at least once a year. It is a place that draws one back. Smitty's is not modern, but it is rustic and lovely. The family who operate it know how to make you feel comfortable and welcome. In the evening guests gather in the... More

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

We stayed at Smitty's for only one night because we had already rented a cottage and it wasnt ready until Sat. We called and they were happy to take our reservation. They explained that they fixed meals there and because we were too late to make a reservation, we would have to eat in town. We made reservations for breakfast,... More

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Stillwater
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

Ely MN is the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. While this is not a place for everyone, if you think it’s a place for you why would you come here and stay in a motel in town? Especially if you can stay on one of the lakes in a fishing cabin for the same price? Smitty’s is called... More

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Address: 14564 Snow Lodge Rd, Ely, MN 55731
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely

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