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9089 Highway 21, Ely, MN 55731
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Northern Lights Lodge
Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Ely
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was our first times at Northern Lights and our second time in Ely. The cabin was a basic summer cabin - cute, cozy, clean and had everything we needed. We loved having a lake view and our own pier. The owners are great and provide fun activities, gnome hunting, lots of outdoor and indoor games which were well maintained... More

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Northern_Lights_Ely, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! It was a pleasure having you all here with us. I'm glad that you enjoyed Cabin 1, I personally enjoy the creek that flows along side the cabin in the spring. I'm glad that the weather held off for your day trips! We hope that you will be able to visit us again. Marie... More

Milan, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We tried this resort last spring for the first time after years at a different Ely camp. The walleye fishing was fantastic but don't tell anyone. It took me a day or two to get used to being on a new lake and Bear Island definitely has a lot of structure. We laid into a nice, nice afternoon of bass... More

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Northern_Lights_Ely, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Mike thank you for the review! The walleyes definitely treated you well--it was a great week. We'd love to have you back with the entire family. More

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My family and I ventured to Northern Minnesota for the first time last summer and we chose Northern Lights Lodge for our July vacation. Complete success and what a gem! Our cabin was perfect. Our stay was amazing. The owners were great. What more could someone ask for on a vacation? We enjoyed the experience so much that our family... More

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Northern_Lights_Ely, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Becki, thank you for the great review and high praise! We enjoyed having your family here with us. More

Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Our family decided to put a vacation under the Christmas tree this year and we decided to surprise the family with a trip to Ely....in the winter. We had a blast! Our research and planning was made EASY by Marie (one of the owners) and we decided to follow her advice. The resort was great and definitely kid friendly but... More

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Northern_Lights_Ely, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much! It was our pleasure having you here with us and I am so glad that you all enjoyed your stay. See you this summer. More

Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

In 2012 my family and I vacationed at Northern Lights Lodge in June. In 2013 it was my turn to plan our annual girlfriends reunion. Our entire group had a fantastic time in this cabin. We are a group of "old" high school classmates who get together every year and we take turns amongst the group choosing a new location.... More

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Northern_Lights_Ely, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we're so happy that you enjoyed your cabin and stay with us. More

LORETTO
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

3rd year with NLL and we've doubled our stay for next year! Perfect for kids of all ages. Lots of places to explore and activities to keep thrm busy! Friendly hosts and fellow resort guests make our stay even more enjoyable. We love the flexibility of being close to town but not in town. Lots of walleye and sunnies and... More

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Northern_Lights_Ely, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! I know you are counting the days just like we are and we are ready for summer! More

St. Paul, MN
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We had a very negative experience with a different resort adjacent to Northern Lights (a simple google maps search will help you figure that one out). We had planned our summer vacation in Ely months in advance and, having never been to this area before, relied on photos and online reviews. Well that place was a complete dump, the online... More

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Northern_Lights_Ely, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Jennifer--thank you for the review. I'm glad that we were able to accommodate your family and that you were able to enjoy your Ely vacation. It was a pleasure having you here, Evan was such a fun little man to be around and I learned a few things about bugs from Billie too! Enjoy the rest of the summer and... More

Minnestoa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Our family just visited and had a wonderful time. The activities that are available are wonderful and kept our 3 and 5 year old busy. Being able to rent a boat, take out a paddle boat or kayak and fish from the dock were great fun! Thanks for being such wonderful hosts and we will be back again!

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Northern_Lights_Ely, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the TripAdvisor review. We are glad that the family enjoyed their stay with us here on Bear Island Lake! More

Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed at Northern Lights Lodge last summer and had a great time. My wife loved the cabin. It was a modern "classic" cabin and it was spotless. The kids were never bored once because there were so many things for them to do and they never missed having a TV. We all had a great time in and on... More

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Northern_Lights_Ely, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Jessie, thank you so much for the TripAdvisor review. We are looking forward to our 2014 summer season and your third stay here with us. Thank you! More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend in November. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite and it was very nice. The room was perfect- nice bedroom and bathroom, with a living room and fire place, and full kitchen. We were really impressed with the room, the grounds, and Marie was wonderful.

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Northern_Lights_Ely, Owner at Northern Lights Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review--the holiday was so peaceful this year and it was lovely to have you here with us. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. More

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Address: 9089 Highway 21, Ely, MN 55731
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
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Maximize your vacation days all year long at Northern Lights Lodge for an experience of a purely unforgettable nature! Guests will share in the classic Minnesota resort experience on the shores of Bear Island Lake on the edge of BWCAW. Our charming cabins and villas are the perfect place to relax after experiencing every seasonal wilderness adventure your heart desires: fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming, birding, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, hunting and more! ... more   less 
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