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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bernie and his family were extremely courteous and staff were more than willing to assist and answer our questions. I really enjoyed my day trip to the boundary waters of Basswood Lake. The week that we went to lodge on Lake Shagawa the fishing activity was slow. But the day trip made up for it and we were catching fish... More 

Thank Matthew O
Pleasant Hill, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

We have decided this is one of our favorite places. We just returned from our trip today and are wishing we were still there. The lake is just beautiful! The first morning as we walked onto the dock, a doe and her spotted fawn were directly across from us on the shore. There was also a duck family we watched... More 

1 Thank vacati0nl0ver1962
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stayed in eagle cabin # 4- beautiful view but not on the water. The staff were so friendly & helpful. Big bonus points is that they accept pets for a small fee. Each cabin comes with a pontoon to use. The cabins were very nice and clean. I have included some pics.

Thank Julie S
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106 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stayed in the smallest cabin, which was very cozy, but comfy enough. The kitchen was better equipped than many fancier rental houses we stayed in..And the hot water was hot, the shower was good and the deck was large. The fact that a pontoon is included with each rental is a big plus. The staff is most kind, welcoming... More 

Thank bryantaveMinneapolis
Houston, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2015

Bernie and his Family make your stay great. The cabins are clean and filled with everything you will need. There is two cabins right on the lake and the rest are no more then a couple of yards from the lake. There is good fishing on Shagwa lake and there is also two great nice lakes just a short drive... More 

Thank snowbound764
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Lady Bug Lodge is a great place to stay. My 10 yr old grandson and I just returned form a 4 day stay. He wanted to catch fish and Bernie made sure he caught them-- lots of them. Everyone at the resort was wonderful.

Thank Mary Jo M
Twin Cities
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74 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights on Labor Day weekend. Rented the Lakeside Cabin (would never think of doing anything else), You get a pontoon for your whole stay. Nice deck overhanging the lake, fire ring, wonderful views out the windows. Bernie and the staff are great. Looking forward to another visit. Henry the hound greeted us on arrival. No TV,... More 

Thank Milesb1213
West Virginia
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62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stayed at Bayside cabin for 5 days last week and had a wonderful time. The cabin was right on the lake with our pontoon boat parked right at the door. The cabins are not fancy but clean and comfortable. The staff were unbelievable. They were friendly, helpful and always willing to answer questions and provide wonderful service in any... More 

Thank dwipeone
Waco, Texas
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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

We didn't stay at the lodge, but rented a canoe from them. The service was great. They even offered to pro-rate the fee if we didn't say out the whole time. (But, I think it was only $18 for three or four hours to begin with.) They brought the canoe right to the edge of the lake for us and... More 

2 Thank MNgirl85
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

My husband and I stayed in the Boathouse condo. We had a great veiw of the lake and the free use of the pontoon was really wonderful. We went fishing every day and that was really fun. We caught at least 8 fish caugt, good size too. The condo was very clean and well equipped. The staff, Bernie and his... More 

2 Thank lovesdogsMinnesota
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  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lady Bug Lodge is a classic Ely resort with a modern turn of the century atmosphere. Enjoy views of Shagawa Lake through the windows of Lady Bug's newly renovated cabins. Head onto the lake aboard your own private pontoon boat - complimentary with each cabin rental. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lady Bug Lodge

Address: 2279 Grant McMahan Blvd, Shagawa Lake, Ely, MN 55731-8120
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Number of rooms: 9
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