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Kawishiwi Lodge

3187 Fernberg Rd, PO Box 480, Ely, MN 55731
Kawishiwi Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My group stayed in a bunkhouse before our trip into the BWCA in May. We also rented a canoe and some packs. The bunkhouse was clean, functional, and in close proximity to the lake. A range, oven, shower, toilet, sink, charcoal grill (bring charcoal), fridge, basic dishes, and utensils were provided. The rented canoe was great and I thought the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We used Kawishiwi Lodge as our outfitter for a week in the Boundary Waters. Frank was very helpful from early on in the year when we were doing our planning and making our reservations through our week on the water. We stayed in a bunkhouse the night before we put in and were very pleased having a bunkhouse with a... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My husband and I have not done any paddling to speak of, so I was hesitant about this half-day adventure. This place was recommended by our hotel people, and we drove out to it the day before to see what we were getting into. We talked with one of the owners for quite a while, and he said they would... More 

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North Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had a great experience with using their outfitting service for a guys weekend canoe/camping trip. Frank and Nicole went above and beyond and exceeded our expectations. We used their complete package and were very impressed with the quality of all the gear and food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Our family of 14 spent a week together in cabin 19. The cabin was beautiful, and had all amenities we needed for a week in the wilderness. Our week was spent canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, and playing games. It was great to get away from technology for awhile, although the lodge had wifi when we needed to check email. It... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Kawishiwi Lodge is my family's favorite summer vacation place. This summer was our third summer visiting (and probably not our last). The resort sits on Lake One - part of the Boundary Waters. This makes the resort wonderfully quiet. There are no motor boats, no phones (there is one in the main lodge for emergencies, and there are some spots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This is my favorite place in the world. My family has been coming here for the past 8 years. Cabins are well maintained, Frank, Nicole and Roger are knowledgable and helpful. Kawishiwi is the best place to get peace, quiet, and wilderness but still have bathrooms!

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