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Timber Wolf Lodge

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9130 Escape Road, Ely, MN 55731
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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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Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Minnesota has some beautiful land; its summers showcase this facet in the purest of ways: the woods near Ely, Minnesota are golden. Wake up to the pleasant sounds of the loon after a peaceful rest at the Timber Wolf Lodge. The cabins here are the perfect shelter amongst the plants, trees, and many other species around these majestic grounds. There... More 

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the incredibly kind words Brent B. I am so glad thought you have been able to experience and appreciate what makes this area so amazing. The Ely area is one of Nature's gems, and we are honored to be able to share it with the world. I also thank you for your personal complements. I work hard... More 

Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I had a great time here with a group of friends. Perfect size cabin for a group of 4. The accommodations were great including the kitchen as well as the outdoor/indoor fireplace. One of the highlights was definitely cliff diving into the lake. There are plenty of things to do in the area including visiting the falls, hanging by the... More 

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Kyle! We work hard to make sure that everyone is comfortable. We take pride in our accommodations, and am happy to hear everything in your cabin met your expectations. It also sounds like you took advantage of everything Bear Island Lake has to offer! We love that so many find Timber Wolf Lodge to... More 

Lake Shore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This was our third summer vacation at Timber Wolf Lodge. It just keeps getting better every summer. This time we went with several other families that we had gotten to know during previous summer vacations at the resort. The kids couldn't wait to be reunited with their TWL friends. We receive personalized service, the staff checks on us every night... More 

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Karen S, Thank you so much for your kind words! It warms our hearts to see our guest embrace our community. The attractions of Ely, the natural beauty of nature, and gaining new friends are incredible ingredients for lasting memories. We are just grateful to be apart of that. Our staff works very hard to accommodate this, and I... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Working in Minneapolis, it was completely idyllic to get away from the rush of city life and find such a peaceful escape! But Timberwolf Lodge is anything but boring; from hiking at Kawishiwi Falls, exploring the grounds, or heading into downtown Ely, there is never a disappointing moment. I've stayed here twice now, and each cabin has a wonderful fire... More 

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Laura L, We are so glad to hear that TWL has become your respite from life in the city. We feel the same way. I think you have discovered a key, which is to take in many outdoor experiences while you are here... the water falls, hiking trials, and our beautiful lake help to immerse your entire being in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Summer of 2014...First time camping at Timber Wolf Lodge and definitely will be returning! The staff was VERY accommodating, pleasant and always had a smile for you. The lake is gorgeous, loved all the pink granite. Great swimming beach.

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Scot J - We're so glad you "Loved It" here at Timber Wolf Lodge! We love it here too! Thanks for your kind words about our staff, our beach and Bear Island Lake. It is a very special place. Come see us again sometime. Hope to see you soon! The Owners & Staff of Timber Wolf Lodge More 

Cloquet
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is our second summer here as a seasonal camper. Each summer has gotten better and better. We love the peace and tranquility of the place. The staff has always been very friendly and helpful. We can't wait to get back up north every chance we get. There's just so much to do in the whole area that it gets... More 

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kim & Holly - Firstly, I think it is us who should be thanking you! Our seasonal guests take such great care of Timber Wolf Lodge and really become an extension of this place! We appreciate how TWL becomes your up-north home - your place at the lake. We really can't wait to see you again in 2015! Greet... More 

Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It was incredible and one of he most peaceful get always I have ever had. The staff was amazing and very helpful. Thank you for a wonderful time away! September was a perfect time to experience the color changes. The colors were amazing! It was quite and the weather was perfect. Did not do much fishing, but just being on... More 

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mike M - We are so glad that your time with us was awesome! Yes a lot of our guest speak about the peacefulness & serenity of our surroundings. It helps all of us to stop and exhale and de-stress from the pace of life. You were lucky to be able to enjoy our Fall colors season in Ely.... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have visited Timber Wolf Lodge twice now, and both times I was blown away by the sheer beauty of the location, the kindness of the staff, and the comfort of the cabins. This is truly the best place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. I stayed in two different cabins on my visits, and neither... More 

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Laura L - We're so happy to know that you got a chance to enjoy Timber Wolf Lodge a second time! Thank you for your applause of our staff. We work hard to serve our guest's needs. And thanks for noticing the comfort of the cabins. We enjoyed refurnishing each-and-every cabin back in 2012 and folks really seem to... More 

Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was my third time up at Timber Wolf Lodge, and it's been some of the most relaxing trips I've ever had. It's one of the rare times in my life I can truly unplug and get away. The cabins are spacious and welcoming. The lake is just so peaceful, and don't even get me started on the stars at... More 

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ryan G - Firstly, thank you for returning to Timber Wolf Lodge again-and-again. We are so glad to hear that you are able to relax and unwind here in our special corner of the northland. Thanks also for sharing a handful of photos of Cabin 11. With 5BR it is a great location for large groups like yours. Hopefully... More 

Mounds View, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My wife and I make the trip to the Ely / Upper North shore area at least once or twice a year (for the last 35 years) and this was our first trip to Timber Wolf Lodge south of Ely. Like everybody else we try to check out websites and reviews online before going to a new place so we... More 

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 780russ - Since you are already a veteran Ely travelers we took a special appreciation for your comments and your high ranking on Trip Advisor. Anyone who has returned to Ely for 35 years certainly has seen a lot of different accommodations. And we're so glad that Timber Wolf Lodge proved to be a terrific experience! Yes Cabin 2... More 

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