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River Point Resort

12007 River Point Road, PO Box 397, Ely, MN 55731
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute of it. We rented canoes to do a day trip into boundary waters. Everything else we brought with us. It was a great, but exhausting day. The next day we recuperated at the resort. We had two teenagers plus a 9 year old. They had a great time on the water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought a group of 15 teens and adults, arriving late in a Saturday night after a long drive from Indiana for a 6 day wilderness journey. The resort was gorgeous and well-tended and we found the staff to be professional, knowledgeable and hospitable. After Mary served us breakfast the staff outfitted and trained us well before our launch and... More 

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Thank Stephen S
Quietriver, Owner at River Point Resort, responded to this review

Hi Stephen! Thank you for your positive feedback...it means a lot to all staff! We are here to contribute to an experience that leaves everyone, of any age, with fond lifelong memories. As Jane and Steve celebrate their 40th year in ownership of River Point since the business was passed on from Steve's parents after 32 years, passion and tradition... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My dad and I booked a 6 day canoe trip through the boundary waters and River Point was fantastic at every step of the way. Trip Planning: This being my second trip to the boundary waters, I still had a TON of questions... Jane answered everything Resort: Simply Beautiful. We stayed in a chalet and it had an awesome rustic... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply stated- owners are rude and unprofessional. NOT a resort for families. Had a few unpleasant experiences that lead us to some conversations with Steve and Jane. Their responses were downright insensitive and belittling. We felt very unwelcome after the first night. We were glad to leave today. Sad that we spent so much money to feel this way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I booked a room in late March for fishing in early June, after speaking with the owner. Booking was simple and the owner was very helpful. We stayed in one of the chalets, which is one of the nicest fishing places we have stayed todate. The owners were very accommodating, all of our needs were met. Accommodations... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I always feel good about treating my wife to a stay in this beautiful spot in the Boundary Waters! When she found River Point Resort on the Internet about eight years ago, I was a little sceptical. Walking onto the grounds, however, removed any and all doubts. My business banking experience has prompted a keen awareness for the need of... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Nearing forty-five years of marriage, we know the popularity of having a "bucket list" for your places yet to experience. Yet our next vacation will be another trip to this "little piece of heaven on earth!" No longer Minnesotans, our return will be from a 2,000 mile distance, but this award winning resort has become part of who we are.... More 

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Chaska,MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

My husband and I have been returning to Riverpoint Resort every year since our honeymoon ( 2002 ) with the exception of a few where we vacationed in another destination, i.e.,cruise, Florida, Hawaii, etc. and those years we SO missed " our home away from home!" This year we are going in August and We can not wait to go.... More 

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Quietriver, Owner at River Point Resort, responded to this review

Oh, what amazing thoughts to read, Ellie! Thank you for sharing! We’ve loved having you here each and every time throughout the past 14 years, and this summer will be no different, I’m sure. You are in for a treat this August with the panoramic view, king bed, and high-end amenities that come with staying right on the point of... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We very disappointed with our stay from our "villa" which was not what we expected to the customer service which was not really very good. I would recommend searching around the area more then we did.

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Thank Gumby111
Quietriver, Owner at River Point Resort, responded to this review

We are most pleased that your group of five persons, including three youth and children, stayed at River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. for one night, August 22, following your canoe trip into the wilderness area of the Boundary Waters in which you had several days in a row of rain. You brought one more person than what was reserved... More 

Minnetonka, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I were excited to get out of the city, unplug and connect with nature in Ely. We thought Riverpointe seemed like a great option based on the website, but were extremely disappointed with our entire experience. Our cabin didn’t reflect what we saw online—the photos made things look much better than the reality. The extra curricular activities... More 

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Quietriver, Owner at River Point Resort, responded to this review

We value your comments and thank you for submitting a review. Everyone at River Point, staff and owners included, understands and appreciates your reason for coming up here: to “unplug and connect with nature”. Ely, also known as “The End of the Road” and the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, offers some awesome opportunities in its current... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about River Point Resort

Address: 12007 River Point Road, PO Box 397, Ely, MN 55731
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Number of rooms: 33
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