Every Memorial Week I take my handicapped wife up to VOTL Resort. With high water up North this year I phoned ahead to make sure they were open and able to launch and dock my pontoon boat which is set up for my wife’s wheel chair. I was told yes everything is ready for us. 3 hour drive up and the first problem was the road in was dug up…road construction being done and cabin door was left wide open letting every June bug, mosquitoes, flies in. Next I got stuck trying to park the pontoon boat in a mud hole as directed by the manager. Finally got the van out and boat now was blasted with mud! 7:00:in the morning we were awoken to all the road construction outside of the cabin. I couldn’t get out to get groceries nor even get to the pontoon boat. We eventually left a day early…I spoke with the managers about not being able to even get the boat in the water…none of the docks were even out yet…so even if I did get the pontoon in there was no way to get my wife to the boat as the road was all tore up. What I feel is we should of been reimbursed at least 1/2 of our money “or” a couple night complimentary stay to make up for it. The sad part is we are senior citizens and I am Retired Military. To be lied to and treated this way is heart breaking. Also I am a member of our local VFW and we have held fund raises for the VOTL Resort and personally drove up to Ely donating the funds to them. I don’t know who owns it or I would try to get in touch with them….Very-Very 😢 Sad.…
We just got back from sending a week at Veterans on the Lake. What a great find! We stayed in cabin 19. It's a 3br. The cabins are clean and have incredible views. The staff are very accommodating and friendly. The office hours are shorter that other resorts we've been to but it worked out ok. There is a pool and beach which is great. About 5 mimutes from Ely.
I am a retired Navy Veteran. My wife rolled a ATV June, 2016 and resulted in a Traumatic Brain Injury, (DAI). We stayed through Memorial day weekend for 3 nights and 4 days, I brought my own Hoyer lift and there was plenty of room in the cabin for maneuvering her wheel chair and lift. Everything was super clean, I needed a dock space to park my pontoon boat for my wife and they moved one of theirs for me. This place is top notch. I have ZERO help and am my wife's only caregiver. 4 years and not one day of respite. So this was heaven for me. Great stimulation for my wife also.
Absolutely awesome place. This place was so relaxing. Nice and peaceful. Got to just fish. Nothing else. Was able to rent aluminum boats, and pontoon boats. Large lake to catch a variety of fish from, cleaning stations, ffire pits, and even grill everywhere to utilize. I love this place. My family and I stayed here for 2 weeks a few years ago, and i cant tell you how fantastic the stay was. The employees were very kind and helpful. Very informative about the nearby town of Ely. This place has cabin rentals. Kids activities are fishing, and things kids should be doing i stead of being on their dang phones!!!
The resort is well run, buildings our old, but well maintained. lots of boat docks. Handicap accessible pontoon boats and swimming pool. The whole resort site is designed with people with physical challenges in mind. I had a one room cabin that was furnished with everything, but bath towels, bring your own. It had a queen size bed, chest of drawers, night stand tv and easy chair. Cabin also had a kitchenette with refrigerartor, microwave, dishes, silverware, coffee pot soap pots and pans and dish towels. My wife wants to return to Veterans on the lake and stay longer. The cabins also have grills, and picnic table not mention great view of Fall Lake.
I have stayed in about all the cabins at least once. They know me by name and I have never had any problems with the place. People don't realize they treat the veterans good and its a NON-PROFIT. Most of the people if not all of them volunteer their time. If you want to complain, donate your time or money or furniture. They have a list if I am not mistaken on their website for what you can donate or what they need. I am going back in two weeks my 24th or 25th time? I lost track........................At least they have someplace veterans can go and its quiet and get away from city life. I am from Chiraq and it amazing every year to get away from here.....................
My boyfriend and I were visiting family over Christmas break and stopped out at Veterans on the Lake. While we didn't stay, we were invited for a tour of the facilities and the huge fish houses that had been set up recently. The little cabins were so cute nestled in the woods. They have a sauna (my favorite amenity) and even a heated pool. The staff were very friendly and even invited us for dinner!
The resort is an older property. The cabins have been upgraded. The employees are friendly and helpfull. We enjoyed meals in the main lodge. They were well prepared and delicious. I will come again for another week.
Veterans on the Lake is a wonderful resort! The cabins are clean, have satellite TV and air conditioning. It's true that the cabins are basic and not glamorous but they are reasonably priced for the area and most of the furniture/household items are donated so that's why things look dated. The manager, Julie, was extremely accommodating and friendly. The pool is great and has a newly added patio area. The fishing this year (July 2015) was great, we ended up catching quite a few bass and walleye. The resort is about 7 minutes from Ely, an easy drive. It is a great place for a vacation up North.
Two couples stayed in a two bedroom lake side cabin. Very clean. Staff is outstanding, and fishing very good, fish cleaning house in great shape. Wood fired sauna was the evening high light. Pool was crystal clear and refreshing. Fun Time for us road weary adults.