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161 Fernberg Road, Ely, MN 55731
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Veterans On The Lake Resort
Ranked #26 of 29 Specialty lodging in Ely
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This resort offers reasonably priced accommodations. The cabins are a little rough and small, but it's all you need if you are coming for the great outdoors, and not the resort. Their website is accurate with cabin images. They are very clean, I will give them that. They are in a beautiful location on Fall Lake, just outside of Ely... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Just returned from my 3rd stay at the VOTL Resort. Once again a great time was had by all. I feel compelled to note a few things before I get into the review. This resort caters to veterans and disabled veterans & civilians. They are not supported by the government or any subsidy program, so their nonprofit organization is funded... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Came to Ely for a college visit for my son at Vermillion College there. Just wanted two nights clean, comfortable lodging, nothing fancy. Well, nothing fancy was what we got. For $154/night it was not a quaint cabin on the lake as described in the literature, but a concrete block nightmare that reeked of PineSol. The AC was a tine... More

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VOTLR, Manager at Veterans On The Lake Resort, responded to this review

First of all, we sincerely apologize for this guests breathing issues. Our housekeeping crew had just finished cleaning that cabin only minutes earlier. Our cabins, which date back to before the founding of Veterans on the Lake, are old. As a non-profit, we do our best to improve and upgrade this resort as funding becomes available. We were recently able... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I booked a studio cabin (their least expensive one) for a 70+ veteran - 25 years in the air force. Due to very, very unforeseen circumstances I needed to cancel less than 48 hours later. The reservation was 6 weeks out. Even given the situation they charged the $50.00 cancellation fee. It makes me wonder if this is similar to... More

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VOTLR, Manager at Veterans On The Lake Resort, responded to this review

We are sympathetic to personal issues which do come up, however our refund policy is clearly stated on our literature and website. Also, we always offer our cancelling guests the the option of re-scheduling at a future time, thereby retaining all of their deposit dollars. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

VOTLR was a delightful surprise! We stayed in a one bedroom cabin with a lovely view of Fall Lake. The resort is approximately 5 miles east of Ely, MN on the Fernberg Rd., so accessiblity to the stores, shops, and restaurants in town is very easy - directly off the highway, no long dirt road to navigate to get to... More

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Address: 161 Fernberg Road, Ely, MN 55731
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
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Welcome to our Ely, Minnesota Resort. Here you can swim, boat, fish, and participate in hundreds of other activities. We offer Free Wi-Fi in the lodge, heated outdoor pool, camp fire rings, Finnish sauna and also we have RV sites for your convenience. ... more   less 
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