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!…
Deer Ridge is such a nice getaway while still being close to town (10 mins). Plenty of trees and areas to hang out at. The cabin was so nice and had a great view of the lake. It was also very clean and had all the basic kitchen utensils. Plenty of trees around and access to the lake. Chad and Rachel were great! Would absolutely recommend.
We arrived late Friday night for a short stay at Deer Ridge Resort. Chad and his crew made sure everything was ready for us when we arrived, including the living room light on to welcome us in! Beautiful cabin, well-taken care of, and clean. Quiet night to enjoy the peacefulness of a January winter’s night in the beauty of Minnesota’s Northwoods. We will definitely be back again!
What a wonderful getaway! We enjoyed our cabin, deck and outdoor grill. Playing and swimming at the beach was extra fun with the available paddle boards and kayaks. This was a small family trip but we would love to return for a three generation get away with more of the family. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy! I cannot say enough about how friendly, welcoming and helpful the staff are! We felt like it was a home away from home and are excited for a return visit!
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.…
Spent the last three nights at Deer Ridge Resort and had an awesome stay. Trying to figure out when we come back. Cabins were awesome, modern, clean and very well appointed. The staff was friendly and attentive and the lake views were breath taking.
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.
My family rented a cabin here for 5 days, and it was great. Chad was very accommodating and kind, as was Rachel in the office. The cabins were cute and clean. Not fussy or super fancy, but just great. We had a beautiful view of the lake from our deck, and our kids appreciated the Roku tv for down time when the grownups were playing cards. We also loved the cats roaming around, visiting everyone (our kids asked if they could rent the cats 🤣). Directly across the main highway is a hike to a GORGEOUS waterfall. Kayaks, pontoon rental, beach, yard games, etc. It was just what we needed.
I went to Deer Ridge Resort with my two older brothers, a 40 year old nephew and my 11 year old son. We all thoroughly enjoyed our week there. The focus of the trip was fishing. When we weren't fishing the adults were happy just to relax. My son took full advantage of the swimming area and kayaks. He and I also took a canoe out to some islands in Garden Lake where he jumped off "cliffs" into the lake. The accommodations were great, the staff was friendly and helpful. The whole place is just great for doing as much or as little as you want. I know my wife and teenage sons would love it too.
Normally we are out in the BWCA/Quetico when we are in this area, so staying under a roof for a few nights was a a change. Our son has a summer job outside of Ely and Deer Ridge was a great base for visiting and paddling with him The cabin itself was clean and comfortable with a nice deck and view. We also took advantage of the various games, canoes, kayaks, SUPs, paddleboat and enjoyed swimming off the dock The owners were very communicative and helpful