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Northern Lights Lodge

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice cabin with large deck and path to dock. We brought our pontoon, no problems. Took a relaxing ride in one of their kayaks. Played games on our deck. Walked through a fun path with many gnomes hidden among the trees. Owners are very nice, helpful people. Watched sunset from deck. Lawn games to play on property. Grill at... More 

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Payneville, Kentucky
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an experience. Wonderful cabin, beautiful location, and the owners--well what wonderful people they are. It is hard for me to describe how much I loved this place. We had a great time, heard the loons and enjoyed awesome scenery every day. The folks running this place were like finding lost relatives instead of people who just managed a resort.... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for an extended weekend in August with my sister and brother-in law who are from the area. The cabin was great, clean and had everything we needed. I have bad allergies but I was assured the cabin had little pet activity and was cleaned, they were right I could not tell if there had EVER been a dog... More 

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Savage, Minnesota
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Northern Lights Lodge as part of our first visit to the Ely area. The start of the trip was a bit harried. A bad storm had hit the previous night and power was out in Ely and at the lodge. Marie was more than understanding and offered to work with us, give the circumstances. We decided... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Top quality accommodations, exceptional owners 《the Vogts》that treat you like family! Always spotless, with well kept cabins and lots of amenities. Family games and activities, also pet friendly. Nice beach on Bear Island Lake, or you can sit on the dock or lounge chairs and relax. Very peaceful and relaxing. Great in Spring, Summer, and Fall! I've stayed at several... More 

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PETOSKEY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Marie and Gary have done a marvelous job of creating one of the most peaceful and professional lodging facilities in the north. First of all, their attention to detail in the cabins, suites and on the grounds are unparalleled. The suite in which we stayed was immaculate, well-appointed and well-stocked (I owned a B and B for many years and... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My husband and I have been regulars at this amazing gem since 2008. Not only do we enjoy our summer visits, but we also love winter at Northern Lights Lodge as well. The cabins are immaculate and the resort grounds are very tidy. You will find so many options to keep you busy and enjoying the outdoors. The owners welcome... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a winter getaway after 9 years of staying in very rustic accommodations. I did my research and chose Northern Lights. What a great place! The suite was just as advertised, and fully stocked. Very clean, well kept, and very comfortable. The grounds are also kept up, and everything plowed and shoveled. The sauna... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

My wife and I recently took a long weekend to have a 'winter vacation' at Northern Lights Lodge, near Ely, MN. We have vacationed there for many winter weekends, and have thoroughly enjoyed our summer family week vacations there for many years. The new snow was clean and white, and the driveway, parking areas, stairs and walkways were cleaned and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Our accommodations were very comfortable (good beds) and cabin was especially clean. Enjoyed the sauna. Beautiful setting. We look forward to returning. If you're looking for a quiet north woods experience, this is it.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maximize your vacation days all year long at Northern Lights Lodge for an experience of a purely unforgettable nature! Guests will share in the classic Minnesota resort experience on the shores of Bear Island Lake on the edge of BWCAW. Our charming cabins and suites are the perfect place to relax after experiencing every seasonal wilderness adventure your heart desires: fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming, birding, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, hunting and more! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Northern Lights Lodge

Address: 9089 Highway 21, Ely, MN 55731
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: $126 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Northern Lights Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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