Deer Ridge Resort

Deer Ridge Resort

The cabins are superb!!!  Makes you want to stay all summer and never go home.
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#3 of 14 lodges in Ely
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It's the perfect time to get together with family and friends and take a summer vacation with adventure and relaxation to Deer Ridge Resort! Come stay in a beautiful modern clean spacious and comfortable log cabin overlooking Garden Lake, which is part of the White Iron Chain of Lakes. Enjoy a wonderful day of site seeing, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, shopping, bird watching or hiking.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Beach
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Hiking
Fishing
Picnic area
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Kitchenette
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Non-smoking rooms
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Runch1200 wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent Friday and Saturday at the resort, leaving early Sunday morning. This place is amazing! The cabins are nice and clean, the beds comfortable. The kitchen was nicely equipped with a stove, microwave, dishes, silverware and refrigerator. The staff was friendly, helpful and kind. We spent time at the beautiful beach that has amazing views. There are boats to use for canoeing and fishing. The facilities are in excellent condition. We would be happy to stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Chad Davis, Owner at Deer Ridge Resort
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Thank you for sharing your review of Deer Ridge Resort on Tripadvisor! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the many amenities we have to offer. Our staff is great! They work hard to provide guests with everything needed for a relaxing getaway! We certainly hope to see you again in the future.
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Justin B wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cabin was lovely and perfect for our family of 6. There were canoes and kayaks always available which we took advantage of each day. The lake is lovely both day and night, under the stars. Chad and the staff were awesome! Highly Recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Chad Davis, Owner at Deer Ridge Resort
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Thanks for sharing your review with others on Tripadvisor, we appreciate it! Happy to hear you enjoyed using the canoes and kayaks on beautiful Garden Lake. We look forward to your next stay with us!
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Pete Lund wrote a review Sep 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So my wife and 10 yo son just checked out yesterday from cabin 7, and let me tell you this - it was perfect. Sometimes you get to a resort and don't recognize it from the website photos, but this one was better than we thought. We travel alot from Vermont to California to these types of resorts on lakes or seaside, so we know what we're talking about. The cabin was very clean and ready to use, and the owners, who are really friendly, on site alot, and welcoming, have really put together a great place. Theres real "hospitality" there, they know how to run a place.. Theres a hike to a falls nearby. They have free canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and even one of those foot pedal boats. We faced the lake from our cabin, as did our deck that came with chairs and a picnic table.Also on site, in the little yard of our space, was our own firepit. Inside the cabin, there is a kitchen stocked (pots, pans, cutlery, plates and cups) with the stuff you'd need, incl a micro, an oven,fridge and freezer. Overall great experience. We'll be back. Its just a couple miles out from Ely, so you are close to town.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Chad Davis, Owner at Deer Ridge Resort
Responded Feb 7, 2023
Thank you for your review it is greatly appreciated! Reviews like your never get old and I will be sure to pass this along to our staff. Thank again it was great having you all and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Alex K wrote a review Aug 2020
Denver, Colorado9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my first trip up to Ely and it did not disappoint! Deer Ridge Resort is everything you'd hope for on a vacation up north. Rustic, peaceful, serene and immersed in nature. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating - they have boats, fishing poles, kayaks and canoes for use which made outdoor activities extremely accessible. The cabins were super cute and clean and had everything you'd need to make dinner on your porch - including a grill. We'd come back for sure again in the future!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Chad Davis, Owner at Deer Ridge Resort
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others on Tripadvisor! We certainly try our best to provide everything our guests need to make their stay enjoyable. We hope to see you again!
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Charlie wrote a review Aug 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great group of cabins with a lot of Northwoods amenities. We stayed in a 3 bedroom. The owner and friendly staff were 3 cabins away and they are there to accommodate any needs and recommendations. We played horseshoes, used canoes and kayaks, and rented one of their pontoon boats for the day. We enjoyed the fresh water, loon calls, and especially the quiet. The culture of these cabins is come sunset everybody is quiet and respectful. My favorite part of Deer Ridge was sitting on our cabin deck and watching the stars, satellites, and Milky Way!! It was so relaxing to have this spectacular view with my own deck, I almost fell asleep the entire night. I highly recommend this place and look forward to returning. If you want your own place, versus a hotel, this is a great value and should not disappoint.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Chad Davis, Owner at Deer Ridge Resort
Responded Feb 7, 2023
Thank you! The night sky is something else up here isn’t?!?! Little to no light pollution and so very quiet! Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you all again!
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Kristen L wrote a review Sep 2020
20 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was so refreshing and easy. Its beautiful little cabins close to town but also a lake and a waterfall. My 10 year old son had a blast on the swings but also with the kittens! The hosts were so kind to let them roam outside all day hence my son was with them frequently. Very clean, cozy and very reasonably priced. Really you cant go wrong.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Chad Davis, Owner at Deer Ridge Resort
Responded Feb 7, 2023
Thanks for your review Kristen it is greatly appreciated! We strive for 5 star reviews so if there is any additional feedback you can give to get us there please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you all again!
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Patrick A wrote a review Jun 2022
8 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Deer Ridge Resort is perfectly situated on quiet, but gorgeous Garden Lake. It is located a quick 10 minute drive from downtown Ely if you need anything. The Kawishiwi Falls trail head is literally right across the street and is a gorgeous, easy hike for anyone to do. Our cabin was perfectly clean, and it had everything we could have wanted including charcoal grill, kitchenette, hot water, clean bathrooms, nice patio/deck, firepit with chairs. We were celebrating my wife's birthday, and they even provided a bottle of champagne which was a very thoughtful touch. It was very easy to take out a canoe for the day. They had great suggestions for things to do in the area. Price was also super reasonable as well. Overall, would highly recommend this to any couple looking for a weekend getaway or a family looking for some family fun!
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Room Tip: We stayed in Cabin 6. No complaints! View of the lake is a little obstructed by trees.
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Response from Chad Davis, Owner at Deer Ridge Resort
Responded Feb 7, 2023
Thank you For your kind review! It sounds like the birthday in Ely was a success and you both had a great time while here! We look forward to seeing you both again!
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saminski1979 wrote a review Jul 2020
Omaha, Nebraska21 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you’re looking for a really fantastic north woods getaway with family, do it here. Chad is awesome. We arrived, and he immediately took me around and talked to me about everything there was to do, details about the lake chain, fishing, etc. Super nice guy who clearly just wants to give people a good experience. The cabin itself was perfect for our two families..three young kids, two college kids and four adults. Cozy but with room to escape a little. All the amenities you need with a deck with a great view of the lake. Trails nearby to pick berries and of course an amazing chain of lakes that are the last line before the boundary waters. Ely is close by for ice cream (daily for us). But my favorite by far...the night sky! Stars like you wouldn’t believe, with the Milky Way right there from your deck. We were lucky to catch the comet NEOWISE while we were there too, which was as bright as can be. Overall fantastic stay!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Chad Davis, Owner at Deer Ridge Resort
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Thank you so much for sharing your review on Tripadvisor, we truly appreciate it! How cool was that comet?! The beauty and clarity of the night sky above Northern Minnesota is a treasure. We hope for the opportunity to host you again here at Deer Ridge Resort.
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epsue wrote a review Jun 2020
Chanhassen, Minnesota1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed a great family vacation. Chad was very welcoming and helpful from the first inquiry. Cabin 5 was a log cabin with a very homey feel to it and had a good water view. The beach was close by. We enjoyed the paddle boat and the kayaks when the waters were calm. Kids were super excited to fish and catch Walleye from the dock. We had a nice private campfire ring where we roasted marshmallows. Kawashiwi falls trail was adjacent to the lodge and Spencer was a great guide. Overall, we had a great time.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jessica B wrote a review Jul 2021
5 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We returned to Deer Ridge for a 3rd year in a row and absolutely love it every year. Its beautiful, the staff is friendly and theres so much to do. We got with our 2 young kids and 2 dogs and the kids ask when we can go back as soon as we leave everytime. Its on Garden Lake which is beautiful and full of fish, the staff is always great about helping us find new places to explore and things to do and we are all always sad to leave after the week. We've made so many wonderful memories there and its a very special place to our hearts.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Chad Davis, Owner at Deer Ridge Resort
Responded Feb 7, 2023
Thank you! We hope to see you back this summer! Hope all is well!
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gezella wrote a tip Apr 2024
4 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hike the Kawishiwi Trail, eat at Insula, grill out on your deck at Deer Ridge, and explore the Boundary Waters nearby."
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jfamily804 wrote a tip Feb 2023
Deerfield Beach, Florida3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"can't go wrong with any of the cabins the management was friendly helpful made you feel at home like family RACHEL AND CHAD THANKS"
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Patrick A wrote a tip Jun 2022
8 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in Cabin 6. No complaints! View of the lake is a little obstructed by trees."
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Holly Jo A wrote a tip Jul 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All of the cabins are exceptional."
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Karen Switala wrote a tip Aug 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cabin #6 was conveniently located across from the laundry house that also included extra bathroom stalls, extra shower room and sauna."
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PRICE RANGE
$336 - $453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesMinnesotaEly
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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DEER RIDGE RESORT - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Deer Ridge Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Deer Ridge Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kawishiwi Falls Trail (1.9 miles), International Wolf Center (3.9 miles), and Dorothy Molter Museum (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Deer Ridge Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Deer Ridge Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Deer Ridge Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gator's Grilled Cheese Emporium, Log Cabin Coffee Drive-Thru, and Dairy Queen Grill & Chill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Deer Ridge Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Deer Ridge Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Deer Ridge Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Dorothy Molter Museum (4.3 miles) and Ely Arts and Heritage Center (4.9 miles).
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