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Garden Lake Resort

Garden Lake Road P.O. Box 25, Ely, MN 55731
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#18 of 38 Specialty lodging in Ely
We are a small, private, lakeside resort located on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Our cabins feature lakeside views, A/C, WiFi, Flat Screen TVs, full housekeeping amenities and more. Our cabins are extremely clean and we use green cleaning products for your health and the environment.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Deb M wrote a review Jun 2021
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I was very disappointed in the hospitality of the new owner. Although the cabins were clean and comfortable, it was lacking the welcoming atmosphere we had enjoyed in years past. My only interaction with the owner was his complaints about water usage. He also falsely accused both of our families of damaging boat props and tried to charge us 200 dollars for each boat. In short, it was a beautiful place with a very ungracious host.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Joshua R wrote a review Sep 2019
42 contributions3 helpful votes
Visited the area for the Ely Marathon. First time visiting Ely and we had a wonderful and relaxing weekend staying at Garden Lake Resort. The owners are incredibly hospitable and accommodating. The cabins are clean and cozy. The grounds are beautifully manicured. When we return we this will be our first choice for lodging.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Cheri H wrote a review Aug 2017
Wheeling, Illinois12 contributions4 helpful votes
We have been coming to Garden Lake Resort since 2003. We love it there. Very clean cabins and property. Our grandsons like the beach and play area. Great place to relax! We are already looking forward to next year.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
Natalia L wrote a review Jul 2017
Ames, Iowa3 contributions
We stayed at GLR over the 4th of July week and absolutely enjoyed it. All cabins have a lovely lake view, it's very quiet and peaceful . Great fishing even from the dock! Cabin is very clean and comfy. Owners are very nice and friendly people. I would highly recommend this place!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
amyj78 wrote a review Jul 2017
37 contributions5 helpful votes
Absolutely beautiful resort. Very clean cabins, insanely beautiful view, and amazing customer service. Perfect for families or a romantic getaway! The resort is on the lake, which is perfect for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and pontooning! The owners may give you a few tips where the fish might be biting, as well suggestions of great restaurants.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
United StatesMinnesotaEly
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Frequently Asked Questions about Garden Lake Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Garden Lake Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kawishiwi Falls Trail (1.2 miles), International Wolf Center (3.3 miles), and Dorothy Molter Museum (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Garden Lake Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Garden Lake Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Garden Lake Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Garden Lake Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Insula Restaurant, Front Porch Coffee & Tea Company, and Red Cabin Custard.
Are there any historical sites close to Garden Lake Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Dorothy Molter Museum (3.7 miles) and Ely Arts and Heritage Center (4.5 miles).