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Timber Wolf Lodge

9130 Escape Road, Ely, MN 55731
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Ranked #2 of 29 Specialty lodging in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Brainerd
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time camping in the Ely area and it was exactly how we expected it! The staff was amazing and very accommodating and friendly! We were sad to leave but hope to come back soon and visit! Also, hope they keep a few RV sites open for weekend campers like ourselves so we can keep coming back! ;)

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

Dear Tramm_angela - It was so nice to hear from you and we are grateful that we met your expectations and helped make your Ely visit a pleasant one. As you can see we don't get many reviews from our RV and camping guests and so its always good and affirming to know that we are caring well for you... More

Burlington, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Timber Wolf Lodge was perfect for our family of 11. We had been to TWL almost 18 years ago and had just as wonderful of a vacation. The staff is extremely helpful and accomodating. Anything you needed whether it for your cabin or your boat, they had it supplied for you. We accidentally locked our keys in the cabin one... More

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

Dear RBehne - We are so glad that you and your family found the perfect little spot in the woods here at Timber Wolf Lodge! It is amazing that you were here 18 years ago! We are also glad to hear that our staff took good care of you both in the little and the big things. All of our... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My time Timber Wolf Lodge was the most idyllic retreat I have ever had! I would recommend this location to anyone who loves scenic lakes, ample hiking areas, comfortable sleep number beds, or simply just a soul-inspiring vibe. The staff was extremely kind and attentive, the cabin was beautiful and well-stocked, and the location was prime. I could not ask... More

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

Dear Laura L - Thank you. An idyllic retreat is what we strive to provide our wonderful guests. Were glad to know that the cabin and our staff were right for you. And we are always happy to hear when our guests get out and experience Bear Island Lake, great hikes and the beauty that surrounds Ely, MN! We look... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The five days spent up at Timber Wolf Lodge were incredible. I was absolutely blown away at how helpful and friendly the staff were during our entire stay. The cabins and facilities were extremely comfortable, and felt like a home away home - the sleep Number Beds made for a huge smile! Don't mind that I'm an adult, my love... More

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

Dear Caleb S - Thank you for your very kind review. We were honored to host you at Timber Wolf Lodge. And thank you for noticing our attentive staff. We're glad you enjoyed our Sleep Number Beds, Bear Island Lake and our water trampoline (there's a kid in all of us). Come join us again sometime soon. The Owners &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently took a trip with some friends to TWL and after two days of being back home, I am beginning to have serious withdraws. This was my first time in the Ely area and honestly the first time I ever spent more than a day in Minnesota. I never knew I would find what I consider to be the... More

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

Robert R - We were so grateful when you and your former college mates chose Timber Wolf Lodge for your reunion. How cool. I should do that but I'm an old guy! You are the first guest ever to offer us the "perfect resort" badge. We sure are grateful that your experience was grand! Yes the lakes, forests, fresh air... More

Selkirk, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to TWL for many years with our RV. We can honestly say that it is our home away from home, and the reason why we work so hard all year long to play all summer long at TWL. The beach is clean and private. The property is scenic and there are always opportunities to see local... More

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

Hello Dean G - We are just a few weeks away from hosting you and your family for another summer at Timber Wolf Lodge. Your kids are getting so big and each year brings new discoveries and joys. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and care of TWL and your willingness to tell our story and refer folks to us each... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first experience with the Timberwolf Lodge. We stayed in Cabin 8. The property was nice because there was plenty of space between all the cabins so you had privacy or at least the feeling of privacy. We cooked our meals onsite and utilized the furnished kitchen. It had everything our family of 5 needed to prepare and... More

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

Dear Reed R - We are really glad that your family time at Timber Wolf Lodge proved to be a good getaway. You bring up a really good point about the personal hygiene items and it makes me think we should include that note in our pre-arrival emails. Thanks for the tip. I'm also glad to hear that you explored... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of twelve friends and I just returned from our stay at the Timber Wolf Lodge. Many didn't know what to expect, but we were blown away by the attentive and kind staff. Not only was the staff great, the facilities and location were equally as impressive. The sleep number beds were also greatly appreciated after a long day... More

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

Dear Elizabeth - You brought more friends this time! How fun. We remember your stay with us in 2013 and now you've returned with even more. We're so grateful that you would introduce TWL, Bear Island Lake and Ely, MN to more-and-more folks. TWL thrives through word-of-mouth advertising with friends like you! Thank you for mentioning our staff's responsiveness to... More

Bloomington, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very relaxing. Super nice and helpful staff. Comfortable and homey. Oh, and we had good small mouth bass fishing. Came home with 6 pounds of fillets. Firewood was supplied. Nice wood fired sauna. Nice swimming beach with super comfy zero gravity chairs. Excellent view of the sunset.

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

Thank you Travis C - your kind words are much appreciated by everyone at Timber Wolf Lodge! We are really glad to hear that Cabin 7 worked out well for you and that you found it to be the right northwood's getaway. 6 pounds of filleted fresh fish. You did do good! Bear Island is the right mix of good... More

Little Falls, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We had a delightful time at TWL. The fishing was good, the cabin was very clean. The staff was very attentive and helpful. We would recommend this resort to anyone. We look forward to coming back next year

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

Thank you so much Jalienwesenberg! We are glad that we could host you during your getaway. We hope that both TWL and Ely, MN proved to be great destinations! Our favorite thing to hear is that our staff members were attentive and helpful. That's great! Come back and see us sometime. And keep an eye on our website for last... More

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Address: 9130 Escape Road, Ely, MN 55731
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Founded in 1937 - this marks our 77th year of hosting family vacations on beautiful Bear Island Lake near Ely, MN. Our guests give us a Top 5 Ranking on Trip Advisor because they love 1) our Sleep Number Beds (we're the only area resort that has them); 2) our remodeled cabins; 3) our new furnishings including new mattresses, pillows and linens and 4) our quick-to-serve staff. Each week our staff will host a free guided tour of Kawishiwi Falls, one of the most majestic waterfalls in the region. Bring your camera and make lasting memories this summer. Your family will also enjoy our private sandy beach and new water trampoline. Our marina offers you an Ebbtide Bass Boat, a 19' Larson ski/tube boats and a Northwood's pontoon. Each of our cabins feature the new Keurig single-cup coffee brewers - enjoy a fresh brewed cup of coffee every morning compliments of us. There is just something about that first cup of Starbucks or Caribou coffee from your lakeside deck overlooking the tranquility of Bear Island Lake. Relax & de-stress. We offer 12 cabins that can sleep from 1 to 14 guests. Next door is our Good Sam Accredited RV Park with 23 sites. Our resort covers 75 acres of woods and rests along the shores of 2,362 acre Bear Island Lake. Timber Wolf Lodge is a very special place! ... more   less 
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