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4988 Big Lake Rd, PO Box 359, Ely, MN 55731
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Big Lake Wilderness Lodge
Ranked #21 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Ely
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kilkenny, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We found the Big Lake Wilderness Lodge on short notice for a quick family get away that included my husband, his parents, myself, and our three kids ages (12, 7, and 5). We ended up in the Windigo cabin, which we ended up getting at a discount because of the short notice. This is an exceptional cabin. Upper loft with... More

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Andover, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

My wife and I and our three kids, ages 3, 5 and 11 spent a week there in mid July and had a wonderful time. The managers Chuck and Lois were great - very nice and helpful. Someone else commented that it wasn't a good resort for kids, but I can't figure that one out. Our kids had a blast... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Beautiful lake and area. Rustic cabins, except the one we chose - Basswood. It felt more like a suburban apartment. Chuck was very helpful manager. Cost reasonable compared to similar resorts. Long, slow drive from Ely. We like the Canadian Shield type geology, but not necessary to get this remote. Fishing was terrible for us. We fish Northerns, and lake... More

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2010

The customer service was good and booking was a breeze, however our companies' travelers left a day early than scheduled due to poor overall accomodations (cleanliness) and fluttering of bats inbetween the walls. Didn't get any reimbursement/compensation. Will not return.

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Maplewood, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

We actually didn't stay at the Big Lake Wilderness Lodge, but we were going up to the BWCA and we forgot a life jacket. Big Lake Wilderness Lodge was closer of a stop than going back to town to buy one, so we stopped in to see if we could buy one from them. Instead, the owner let us borrow... More

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WahooNE
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2010

The new owners Matt and John are awesome! They are both very friendly and great guys. The cabin was clean and very nice. The fishing was great! John made a campfire every night and smores! Can't wait until next year!!

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Pine City, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2010

10TH YEAR COMING TO BLWL!!! And not the least bit dissapointed. We are still on a high from our great vacation at BLWL. Beautiful lodge with awesome management. Matt and John bent over backwards to accomdate our needs. Fishing was slow but we made the best of it and still came home with our limit. Overall it was a great... More

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2010

great place to relax,great people,great cabins,beautiful landscape

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2009

An excellent place to get back in touch with nature. It was refreshing to find that you can still have a fun-filled family vacation without water parks and amusement rides. Our cabin was newly remodeled yet rustic. It still captured the rustic feel of the north woods. Our children had a wonderful time exploring all the beauty that nature has... More

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2008

We stayed at Big Lake last summer, and we fell in love with the place! The cabins are simple, but VERY clean. The lake is beautiful...fishing was good. The staff is there to really make sure you have a wonderful time! We met several families that were returning again and again to experience this great place! We have stayed at... More

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Address: 4988 Big Lake Rd, PO Box 359, Ely, MN 55731
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Big Lake Wilderness Hotel Ely

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