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“Nice Resort/ close to Ely and Babbitt” 5 of 5 stars
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Bear Island Lake May 2015
Ranked #1 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Ely
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
“Nice Resort/ close to Ely and Babbitt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed at Timber Wolf Lodge for a long weekend in July. We had a great time in cabin seven. Great view from up on the hill. Our daughter loved the beach and the staff treated us like royalty. I highly recommend this resort if you want a nice quite and relaxing family oriented resort.

Stayed July 2013
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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Thank you Nebrucon! Yes Cabin 7 is such a cool and economical option for a family getaway to Ely, MN. I'm glad to know your daughter enjoyed her time at our beach. It is a family favorite here and it gives mom & dad a chance to decompress in a safe environment! And it is always one of our favorite compliments to hear that our staff took good care off you and your clan! We really try to be attentive to our guests. I will share your very kind thoughts with our staff! Come see us again in 2014! (Come On Spring!)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful time at Timber Wolf Lodge for a family get together last summer! The staff was very friendly, and the resort had a great Northwoods feel. Great amenities and good lake for fishing and water sports.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Thank you so much SirTravelAL0t! It is always our great pleasure to host families for their week together in Ely! We have hosted family vacations since 1937 and it is so great to be a part of carrying on that tradition! Come see us again in 2014!
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Two Harbors, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Timber Wolf Lodge has been a seasonal destination for our family for years. Guests are friendly and curtious and we have found the staff to be friendly and accomodating. The resort is structured so there is plenty of privacy, located on a beautiful lake, has it's own private beach and is located between Babbitt and Ely which offer many attractions during the vacation seasons.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Thank you Cornhusker (and welcome to the Big 10!) -

Thank you for returning to Timber Wolf Lodge year-after-year. And we're glad to see you on the guests list for 2014 too! Let us know what we can do this year to make your stay even more pleasant. We look forward to seeing you at the resort. Let the Spring Thaw Begin - Cabin Fever is in full-bloom! The MN Fishing Opener is May 10th!
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Little Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Bear Island Lake @ Timber Wolf Lodge is home to several species of fish.
The Crystal Clear water is the home to Walleye, Northern, Small Mouth Bass, Cropies, and Blue Gill. The 2,400 acre lake has a 200 acre Island called Bear Island. All the islands on Bear Island Lake are made up of Pink Granite. But, Don't forget the beautiful natural beach that is a few steps from your cabin. You will be serenaded all night by the several families of Loons living on the lake.

Room Tip: For Couples ,Cabin 4 a one Bedroom has a great view of the lake a beach and your own private dock.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thank you Tom S. And it is our pleasure to host you at Timber Wolf Lodge. Yes Bear Island Lake is a cool and special place with a great fishery. And yes the loons... A great way to wake-up in the morning too!

Thanks for applauding our beach and Cabin 4 too! Cabin 4 is our most popular 1BR. Folks love the privacy, the wood burning stove, the views from the living room and deck and the private shoreline and dock. Really just a great little corner of the woods here at TWL! I look forward to seeing you again in 2014!
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Clean. Newly remodeled cabins. Beautiful views. This place is perfect for the family (couple) looking for a relaxing and refreshing vacation. An absolutely fabulous location with wonderful accommodations and a helpful and friendly staff!! If you come you will NOT be disappointed!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Thank you Sanctuary - and thank you for allowing us to host your group trip to Ely, MN. It was a fun event for all and we enjoyed watching your group take in everything that Timber Wolf Lodge has to offer - the hikes into local waterfalls, the guided fishing trips, our ski/tube boat and even the ATV tour of Lake Superior's north shore!

Thank you also for gathering your Sanctuary colleagues together to pray for our property. That was especially sweet and meaningful!

Come join us again. We will supply the comfort and tranquility of our cabins and surroundings. You supply the FUN!
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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Timber Wolf Lodge is an amazing place to go for a vacation if you are looking to do anything from having relaxing days on the lake to hiking to local waterfalls! We caught walleye when I went out fishing with my brothers and cousins. Recommend the Chocolate Moose for breakfast or lunch. Solid food choice. Went to the Bear Center - definitely recommend that. And the photo gallery on Main Street was great (Brandenberg?).

Room Tip: The Sleep Number Beds were great!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Timber Wolf L, Manager at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Dear Logan Y -

It is always great to hear from our guests and we're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! Those waterfall tours are really popular and it just makes Ely a little more accessible to folks that aren't familiar with the area. Thanks for the compliment on the Sleep Number Beds too. We're so glad to work in partnership with that company and to offer that unique sleep experience. We welcome you back soon. The fishing opener is MAY 10TH!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My first visit to Timber Wolf Lodge this summer was with my husband and daughter. We had a wonderful time. It was so much fun I asked a few of my friends to join me for a late summer getaway. Needless to say we had a blast! Nothing but peace and quiet, sharing memories, reading and basking in the sun. Our cabin was so beautiful, every amenity we needed was furnished including kayaks and nature walks with Andrea! The staff checked on us everyday just to say hello and to see if we needed anything. Several of us visited the Wolf Center which was amazing and great for the photographer in our group. I would highly recommend this resort for families, fishing, girl friends, couples, nature seekers, bird watchers and water lovers. We can't wait for next summer:)

Room Tip: There are many cabin choices so you wont be disappointed. We have stayed in the lakefront cabins and...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Karen -

From all of us at TWL thank you for your kind review and for joining us once again. Whenever our guests return to Timber Wolf Lodge it helps us to know that we are doing something right. Ely, MN is a special place - one that should be on everyone's Bucket List. Come see us again in 2014 and keep your eye on our website for deals and specials!
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Address: 9130 Escape Road, Ely, MN 55731
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Ely
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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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