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Veterans On The Lake Resort

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161 Fernberg Rd, Ely, MN 55731-9346
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#27 of 38 Specialty lodging in Ely
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4.6
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4.5
Welcome to our Ely, Minnesota Resort. Here you can swim, boat, fish, and participate in hundreds of other activities. We offer Free Wi-Fi in the lodge, heated outdoor pool, camp fire rings, Finnish sauna and also we have RV sites for your convenience.
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Free parking
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Sauna
Beach
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marcuschristianson2018 wrote a review Jul 2022
Grand Rapids, Minnesota6 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Pickleandtwins wrote a review Aug 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota64 contributions14 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Marcus C wrote a review Jul 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Room Tip: This is a resort...not a hotel.....cabins are great.
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Kimo K wrote a review Oct 2018
Mililani, Hawaii47 contributions9 helpful votes
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!!!
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Richard S wrote a review Jul 2017
Grand Rapids, Minnesota16 contributions9 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Kenneth M wrote a review Jul 2017
Hometown, Illinois2 contributions3 helpful votes
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.....................
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Room Tip: be a little easy on them, as i said its a non profit and they are doing good for the veterans and...
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cassi s wrote a review Jan 2017
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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!
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ordy53 wrote a review Jun 2016
Brainerd, Minnesota19 contributions8 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Gail P wrote a review Jul 2015
Ramsey, Minnesota9 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2015
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Bill B wrote a review Mar 2015
Minnesota61 contributions55 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2014
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: All the Lake side cabins have great views.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Veterans On The Lake Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Veterans On The Lake Resort?
Nearby attractions include Piragis Northwoods Company (3.9 miles), North American Bear Center (4.9 miles), and Kawishiwi Falls Trail (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Veterans On The Lake Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Veterans On The Lake Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a fireplace.
Is parking available at Veterans On The Lake Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Veterans On The Lake Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Northern Expressions Ice Cream Parlor, Insula Restaurant, and Britton's Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Veterans On The Lake Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Veterans On The Lake Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Veterans On The Lake Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Dorothy Molter Museum (2.7 miles) and Ely Arts and Heritage Center (3.2 miles).
Is Veterans On The Lake Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.