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3187 Fernberg Rd, PO Box 480, Ely, MN 55731
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Kawishiwi Lodge
Ranked #8 of 29 Specialty lodging in Ely
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cypress, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Address: 3187 Fernberg Rd, PO Box 480, Ely, MN 55731
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
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Welcome to Lake One-Ely Outfitters at Kawishiwi Lodge in Ely, MNLake One-Ely Outfitters in Ely, MN provides easy on-site BWCA canoe renting, canoe outfitting, and lodging for those who want a truly peaceful wilderness experience that avoids the hassle of renting in town. We invite you to join us for your next Boundary Waters canoe vacation - our tranquil setting, customized BWCA canoe outfitting packages, personalized service (from Frank & Roger), and competitive outfitting rates will become part of an unsurpassable Boundary Waters vacation experience. We regularly hear from our guests that we are the best Ely-area outfitters and provide the best BWCA canoe trips, best wilderness experience, or even the best vacation they’ve ever had! Many of them return again and again--some say they don’t want to leave! And if that doesn't convince you, check out our Top 10 Reasons to Rent at Lake One Outfitters.Lake One-Ely Outfitters are located right on Lake One in Ely, MN, the starting point of the most popular canoe routes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) of the Superior National Forest. On the US-Canada border in the Arrowhead Region of Minnesota, just west of Lake Superior, BWCA is one of America’s most visited wilderness areas, renowned for its world-class canoeing, fishing, and hiking. ... more   less 
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