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444 Fernberg Rd, Ely, MN 55731
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Deer Ridge Resort
Ranked #4 of 29 Specialty lodging in Ely
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Valparaiso, Indiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our time at Deer Ridge. Clean. Good mattress. Great location. Walk to Kiwishimi[sp] Falls. Quick 5 mi drive to town. No traffic noise at the cabin. No light pollution, the sky was inky stars. #8 was main floor bedroom and loft bedroom, nice cathedral ceiling living area. Canoe/kayaks available. If you want they will rent you a boat with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Deer Ridge and it's owners are extraordinary. The resort has 10 beautiful cabins that sit on Garden Lake outside of Ely. While the property and location are amazing, perhaps the best part about Deer Ridge is its owners. It is a family operated resort and its owners Doug and Dawn always go above and beyond the call of duty to... More

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Indianola, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Ely, MN every year for at least 12 years and have stayed at several different resorts but Deer Ridge Resort is our favorite and the only place we go now. Cabins are very nice, location is unbeatable, and it is so quiet & peaceful. Doug & Dawn are the best hosts. There if you need... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have been going here since our boys were 5 & 7 now they are 21 & 19. they love This is our favorite place in the states. Its a quite relaxing family friendlily place. Northern lights, starry skies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

What can I say except AWESOME! We feel like family when we come. Doug and Dawn are wonderful hosts and will make an extra effort to make your experience in the Boundary Waters extra special. Deer ridge is not Owned by a corporation , instead it is a family business and that is what it feels like. If you need... More

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The day we were suppose to arrive for our reservations, my son got pneumonia, with a fever and was very weak. The doctor said to go home and bed rest. I called Dawn to explain our disappointment [situation] and about us needing to cancel. Dawn was more interested in my son's health then she was in losing money. She was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We stayed in a 3 bedroom cabin for 4 nights. These cabins are relatively new, very clean and in a quiet location. These are real log cabins. There is no TV or internet access. The neighboring cabins are visible and you can hear each other from the deck, but it wasn't intrusive. They have canoes available (big heavy stable aluminum... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

Very clean cabins and grounds will be returning soon.

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Address: 444 Fernberg Rd, Ely, MN 55731
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely

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We offer new two and three bedroom, luxury, lake view log cabins, with knotty pine furniture. Enjoy the large sun deck with picnic table, charcoal grill, and a view of the lake. Fully equipped kitchens include cookware, bake ware, utensils, coffeemaker and microwave. All bedding and linens (except kitchen and bath towels) are furnished. Internet access available in all cabins. Deer Ridge Resort is located on 35 acres of pristine woodlands with over 2,500 feet of shoreline. Garden Lake is one of four lakes on the White Iron chain of lakes. Garden, Farm and White Iron have no motor restrictions and South Farm is in the motorized portion of the BWCA. Fishing is the most popular pastime, but we are also a family-oriented resort. For the family we have an interpretive nature trail, playground, swim area, horseshoe court, badminton, frisbee golf and float plane rides right from the dock. We are also in walking distance of the Kawishiwi Waterfalls. Other area attractions include the Wolf Center, Dorothy Molter Museum, Ely shopping, and nearby golf. ... more   less 
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