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Northern Lights Lodge

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9089 Highway 21, Ely, MN 55731 See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
3 Star accommodation
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Special Price: Bear Island Lake Splash
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Husband and I spent a child-free three day weekend and although the weather wasn't the best, the resort had plenty for us to do if it was too choppy to be out on our kayaks. Owners were super helpful and let us check in and...More

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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded August 15, 2018

Thank you for reviewing your stay with Northern Lights Lodge Krissy. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Enjoy the rest of the summer and get those kayaks out on the water!

Reviewed August 6, 2018

We spent 5 days @ Northern Lights Lodge and could not have had a more relaxing week. We missed TV but survived nicely without it! Wi-Fi is available in the Lodge and on the large patio. Our lakefront suite was "cabin like" and very comfortable....More

Thank Nancy S
Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review Nancy! It was such a pleasure getting to know you both. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Take care!

Reviewed June 11, 2018

Place was very clean and quiet. Lots of things for kids to do. I would recommend anyone with a family go there. Owner was were very accommodating. Don't forget to check out local attractions that are mentioned in their lodge guide.

Thank Dave K
Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded June 14, 2018

Thank you for staying with us Dave. I'm happy to hear that you all enjoyed your time spent back in the Ely area and we appreciate your TripAdvisor review. Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a year end getaway spot to relax and enjoy the winter season, and found exactly what we needed at Northern Lights Resort... The owners immediately made us feel at home and did everything possible to share as much information about the...More

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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded January 3, 2018

Thank you for reviewing Northern Lights Lodge on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your taking time out of your busy schedule to do this. We enjoyed visiting with the family and loved your winter enthusiasm--you were all absolutely passionate about winter and did not let the cold...More

Reviewed July 29, 2017

We just spent a wonderful week at Northern Lights Lodge. We have 3 kids and they enjoy all the activities on the grounds, including always looking for the ducks! This is our fifth year visiting and each year continue to enjoy and relax during our...More

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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded August 3, 2017

Thank you for the review Heather! Vacations always seem to go by so quickly and this year was no exception! I know that Gary enjoyed spending time with everyone. The ducks are certainly a highlight--this week the kids have found 67 so far. Our family...More

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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 ...More 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! Less
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Free Parking
Free Internet
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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$376 - $483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Minnesota > Ely
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Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
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$376 - $483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Minnesota > Ely
Traveler (47)
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Abby B
October 3, 2015|
Response from Marie V | Property representative |
Hello Abby -- our classic seasonal cabins are more "rustic". What travel/stay dates are you considering? Our classic cabins were closed today for the coming winter season. We have 3 other cabins and 4 suites available... More
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"Some of the suites had many steep stairs in order to access the entryway; however, the views were wonderful."
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"The web site is very helpful, full of useful information and REAL photos of the cabins. If you have..."
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"There seems to be a nice variety of lodging options. The suites are lovely, traditional cabins and newer..."
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"I found the resort's website to be very comprehensive and appreciated that the cabin photos online were..."
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