I had a fantastic weekend trip up to Timber Wolf Lodge in Ely and can guarantee that it will now be my go-to north woods vacation spot for many years to come. As a native Minnesotan I have come to be familiar with many of the beautiful locales in this great state, and Timber Wolf Lodge has now provided me with a new spot to have a fun and relaxing time in a place of absolute serenity. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, always happy to offer a hand or some interesting information about nature and the wildlife on the lake. The lake itself is amazing with plenty of room for any water activities such as canoeing, tubing, or kayaking and also has some great fishing hot spots. Bear Island on the lake houses at least 8 pairs of nesting bald eagles, and it is not uncommon to see the eagles over the lake. The cabins were extremely cozy and felt just like home. They were clean, well furnished and provided an authentic yet very comfortable cabin experience. Overall, my time at Timber Wold Lodge was amazing and I will be recommending it to all of my friends for their next vacation.
- 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