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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 4 days ago
Wayne E Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first trip to the beautiful Northern Minnesota and did not know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. We decided to take our extend family that included our children, married children and grand children. We were in Cabin 5 which apparently is the largest cabin. We cooked most of our meals at the cabin and had plenty... More

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

Dear Wayne E - Thank you so much for your excellent review. Its always fascinating to hear from folks that are enjoying our area for the first time. We are glad that you were pleasantly surprised by what you found! I show you family in Cabin 6 - which yes is ideal for large family gatherings. Our guests love that... More

Maple Park, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have to admit I'm a bit thrown by all the 'Excellent' scores the resort has been given. While we did enjoy ourselves during our recent family vacation using 3 cabins and a campground site I have to say that there is definitely some room for improvements. Some things that were very nice touches were fairly well-stocked cabins, the Keurig coffee... More

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

Dear Kim K - We always love it when a person in the hospitality business reviews Timber Wolf Lodge. Your insights are most-welcomed and so helpful as we improve here. Tim circulated a checklist of items to us this morning as we respond to the immediate improvements like extra bedding for pull-out couches, extra-large frying pans, extra oars and water... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A perfect getaway in northern Minnesota. It has everything you need to stay comfortable and get the peace and quiet everyone needs in life once in a while. It's also great for group trips and they offer a wide variety of cabins. The lake is BEAUTIFUL and the whole surrounding area feels like a fantasy land. Don't miss out on... More

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

Dear Colshine - Thanks so much for your kind review on Trip Advisor! Yes returning to this tranquil little spot in the woods is both healing and reenergizing. Thanks for taking time to experience both TWL and this region including Ely, MN. It really is a great little corner of the universe. Come see us again sometime. The Owners &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

TWL was exactly what my group of 10 needed. The facilities were remarkably clean, and the staff were so friendly and attentive. The lodge is in a perfect location on the lake and the downtown Ely is only 20 minutes away for all other needs. Can't wait to go back.

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

Dear SpencerSharpe - We so much enjoyed hosting your large group. It seems like 2014 has been the year to share TWL with college and family reunions and other groups of friends coming together in a tranquil location. We are really happy to hear that our facilities and staff met your needs and that you were able to experience Ely.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time camping at TWL (we stayed in beautiful cabin #9 in 2013), and I highly recommend this resort for both accommodations. It was drizzling outside when we arrived, but a staff member came to greet us immediately and helped my husband get our camper situated in our site, which I was very impressed by. I knew... More

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

Hi Tammyrae72. Thank you for returning to TWL in 2014! I'm especially happy to hear that our staff was so attentive and helpful. We strive for that. We understand that families make a big sacrifice to afford a vacation. And so we try to compliment that with great attentive service. Yes a day on Bear Island Lake in the pontoon... More

Brainerd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

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 June 18, 2014

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

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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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