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Garden Lake Resort
Ranked #11 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Ely
Reviewed February 17, 2012

Pros:The gentlemen was a very nice guy and very helpful over the phone. He was willing to provide insight on several fishing areas. They are one of the few locations that prorate daily rates by 7 and not by 5 days, should you chose to not stay for a week.

Cons: Though their website says that they provide 100% full refund 90 days prior to the reservation date, I had my refund returned less $25 for deposit fees. The $25 is not that big of a deal, but it is certainly misleading to claim 100% full refund when you don't really refund 100%. The owner mentioned that there's a $25 policy on website, but it was nowhere to be found.

Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 15, 2009

Garden Lake Resort is a quiet and secluded location just outside of Ely. You're in the beautiful north woods surrounded by tall birch and pine trees, yet within 10 minutes of wonderful restaurants, shops, and other services. Cabins are clean, well kept, and sport wonderful views of Garden Lake. The owners are close by and were always helpful to make our stay one to remember. Each night a fire is built to provide an opportunity for guests to gather from other cabins and meet one another. It's also a chance to bring your cup of coffee, hot chocolate, hot dogs, or marshmallows to enjoy around the fire. We brought our pontoon for fishing and was pleased to have three large lakes, Garden, Farm, and White Iron to access. The owners have their own boat launch and were glad to help us get into the water and provide dock space right by our cabin. A fish house was on site with everything necessary for the cleaning and disposal of our fish. We also enjoyed short sightseeing trips near the resort that allowed us views of moose and deer in the wild during our stay and the local bear and wolf centers became another way to learn of wildlife in the area. Lastly, the fishing was awesome!! We caught large mouth bass, crappie, small mouth bass, walleye, and northern pike just moments from the resort by boat, a boat they can provide if you need one. If you're looking for a way to leave the city and fast lanes of life for awhile, Garden Lake Resort is the place to be. The only regret we had for the entire trip....was coming home!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 10, 2009

We have stayed at Gardent Lake resort for the past fifteen years with our family. We enjoy the location, small quiet atmosphere, clean cabins, and the personal touch of the owners. Owners are very accomodating to every need. They are constantly updating the cabins. Resort is located on a four lake chain with an excellent variety of fishing .

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Garden Lake Resort

Address: Garden Lake Road, P.O. Box 25, Ely, MN 55731
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Ely
Price Range: $79 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 

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