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Deer Ridge Resort

444 Fernberg Rd, Ely, MN 55731-8284
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#3 of 38 Specialty lodging in Ely
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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Mark P wrote a review Oct 2020
West Fargo, North Dakota32 contributions6 helpful votes
So many good things to say about this place. Easy to get to. Right on the lake. They have everything you might need right on site: firewood, ice, canoes, charcoal and lighter fluid for the grill on the deck, cozy accommodations, great hiking trails on the property, a playground, and two of the friendliest cats every. Seriously, the cats were our 6 and 8 year old’s favorite part. The Kawishiwi Falls is literally right across the highway and is a beautiful hike. We did it twice! The only thing I thought could have been better? The WiFi wasn’t available the entire time we were there. Not a big deal since we came up here to get away, but when the website says they’ve got it, you kind of expect it.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Kristen L wrote a review Sep 2020
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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
Pete Lund wrote a review Sep 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota1 contribution
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
Marc G wrote a review Aug 2020
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions1 helpful vote
We've made 2 trips up there this summer and we will absolutely be back! Chad and his team are so friendly and go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay... We went up for the weekend but we could have stayed for a week and not gotten bored. Whether you're into water activities, hiking, or shopping in the fun downtown, Deer Ridge is the spot you want to be. I can't say enough about our time there!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Alex K wrote a review Aug 2020
Denver, Colorado9 contributions4 helpful votes
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
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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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$232 - $366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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, Red Cabin Custard, and Log Cabin Coffee Drive-Thru.
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).