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Timber Wolf Lodge

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we had a large family of 20 visit for a week at Timberwolf Lodge. Roger and the crew were very accommodating to all our needs ranging from young children, tweens, teens, 20-somethings, middle aged to a few over 70 and a dog. All three of our cabins were very clean when we arrived and clearly well kept and well supplied... More 

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St Louis
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful lake and scenery but that's about it! Our cabin was extremely small and uncomfortable. The sleep number bed was a joke, as it was half broken with the edge falling off. The other bedroom had two twin mattresses that where horrible! I wouldn't have felt comfortable letting a small child sleep in one of the beds let alone my... More 

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Otsego, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second year coming to Timber Wolf and our experience might have even been better this time around, if that's even possible. The staff is wonderful at TWL, very accommodating and friendly. The scenery cannot be beat, wish the fishing was better however but was still fun being on the water. Can't wait to come back to TWL!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived home a couple days ago and wishing we were still at TWL. We made a lot of memories through out the week and had a lot of laughs. Although some of the cabins are a bit different than the pictures show they are still cozy and have most everything you need for comfort. Robert and the staff are... More 

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Melissa D for choosing Timber Wolf Lodge for your family getaway. We're happy that our staff was attentive to your needs and are always on-point to help. Yes we each have our stories of what attracted us to Ely and to TWL! You mentioned the photos being a bit different than your experience with the cabins. I'd be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time and the staff were extremely helpful, and catered to our every need! They went out of their way to make us happy and comfortable! The cabins were clean and very comfortable. Definitely would come back and a great place for a family reunion!

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words Dawn D. We absolutely love hosting family reunions, and I am extremely happy to hear that yours found it comfortable. We are proud to be the only resort in the area that offers newly furnished cabins, Sleep Number Beds, and Keurigs. I Also appreciate your complement to our staff. We work very hard to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 19 visited TWL in June 2016 - our first summer visit to Ely and to TWL. The cabins are classic northwoods with some modern touches (Sleep Number beds!). We had six families in cabins 9, 7 and 11. Eleven was perfect for all 19 of us to have dinner, especially since it has a dishwasher and 2... More 

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lauriemd - You are so kind with your words. And it is our singular joy to host family reunions. The proximity of cabins 7, 9 and 11 must have worked perfect. And, yes, cabin 11 acts as a great staging area for meals and get togethers... then you can spill into the back yard for a bon fire... a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location and cabins! We stay in the largest cabin available and there is plenty of room to sleep, relax, or play games. Full kitchen with dishwasher too. Staff very friendly and helpful! Lots of extra things to do including paddle boarding and canoeing or kayaking. Our family comes back every summer and we love it! Highly recommended!

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Emily - We're so glad that you and your family could join us at TWL. And we're glad to know that your super-sized cabin met your needs (dishwasher and all :-). We're glad you enjoyed Bear Island Lake and the many activities available here. And your return to TWL year-after-year is our best compliment. We'll keep working hard to... More 

East Hampton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Cabin 2 and it was awesome. Robert and Petee were a pleasure to speak with. They provided us everything we needed to know about the fishing and local sites and attractions. They were very professional to say the least, yet at the same time they were very down to earth and sincere with their responses. They were... More 

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jesse - It's always a pleasure hosting you at the lake. We're avid fisherman too and we always enjoy hosting a father / son team that are determined to pull in fresh fish. Bear Island Lake walleye has some of the smoothest taste we know. Thanks for taking the time to share with us the names of key staff... More 

Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We just left Timberwolf this morning and so far the travel has been melancholy because we had to leave the lake . There were 32 family members that traveled from TN to spend a week in minnesota for a family reunion and we couldn't have chosen a better place! From the 1st phone call with Roger to book our cabins... More 

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Dear tnvalleygirl36 - One of our great joys is playing host to family reunion! To be the gathering spot for dozens of family members from far and wide is an honor and a joy. It was great being with each of you and to be able to assist wherever possible. I'm glad that Timber Wolf Lodge was a great backdrop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

My son and I just got back from spending an amazing week at Timber Wolf Lodge. I looked online at many lake resorts before choosing Timber Wolf. I chose it due to the secluded rustic setting on the water surrounded by numerous trees. We were more than happy with the facilities and the great fishing. We used Jim Orcutt as... More 

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Timber Wolf L, Owner at Timber Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Rod B - That is so great! And thank you for your kind words. We always like to hear our staff by name from satisfied guests... it helps each of us to know that our work is making a difference in the lives of folks like you and your son. I'm glad that Jim Orcutt was able to get you... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Founded in 1937 - this marks our 78th year of hosting family vacations on beautiful Bear Island Lake near Ely, MN. Our guests give us a Top 5 Ranking on Trip Advisor because they love 1) our Sleep Number Beds (we're the only area resort that has them); 2) our remodeled cabins; 3) our new furnishings including new mattresses, pillows and linens and 4) our quick-to-serve staff. Each week our staff will host a free guided tour of Kawishiwi Falls, one of the most majestic waterfalls in the region. Bring your camera and make lasting memories this summer. Your family will also enjoy our private sandy beach and new water trampoline. In addition to our fishing boats, our marina offers you a 19' Larson ski/tube boats and a Northwood's pontoon. Each of our cabins feature the new Keurig single-cup coffee brewers - enjoy a fresh brewed cup of coffee every morning compliments of us. There is just something about that first cup of Starbucks or Caribou coffee from your lakeside deck overlooking the tranquility of Bear Island Lake. Relax & de-stress. We offer 12 cabins that can sleep from 1 to 14 guests. Next door is our Good Sam Accredited RV Park with 23 sites. Our resort covers 75 acres of woods and rests along the shores of 2,362 acre Bear Island Lake. Timber Wolf Lodge is a very special place! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Timber Wolf Lodge

Address: 9130 Escape Road, Ely, MN 55731
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: $15 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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