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Big Lake Wilderness Lodge
Ranked #23 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Ely
Reviewed August 16, 2010

We actually didn't stay at the Big Lake Wilderness Lodge, but we were going up to the BWCA and we forgot a life jacket. Big Lake Wilderness Lodge was closer of a stop than going back to town to buy one, so we stopped in to see if we could buy one from them. Instead, the owner let us borrow a life jacket for the 5 days we were in the BWCA!!!! We couldn't believe the hospitality even though we weren' t paying guests!! We are definitely going to keep them in mind for our next trip! Thanks soo much!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2010

The new owners Matt and John are awesome! They are both very friendly and great guys. The cabin was clean and very nice. The fishing was great! John made a campfire every night and smores! Can't wait until next year!!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2010

10TH YEAR COMING TO BLWL!!! And not the least bit dissapointed. We are still on a high from our great vacation at BLWL. Beautiful lodge with awesome management. Matt and John bent over backwards to accomdate our needs. Fishing was slow but we made the best of it and still came home with our limit. Overall it was a great week with some great friends from out of state. Can't wait to do it all over again next year!! Might even sneak in a long weekend later this summer.

Paul Benoit

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank huebs731
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Reviewed March 20, 2010

great place to relax,great people,great cabins,beautiful landscape

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 6, 2009

An excellent place to get back in touch with nature. It was refreshing to find that you can still have a fun-filled family vacation without water parks and amusement rides. Our cabin was newly remodeled yet rustic. It still captured the rustic feel of the north woods. Our children had a wonderful time exploring all the beauty that nature has to offer, fishing off the dock, and the activities that the main lodge had to offer. We all continue to tell our stories to family and friends and have already booked our vacation for next year. We cannot wait to experience more adventures and make memories that will last a lifetime. The opportunities to experience nature are endless. Thanks to Big Lake Wilderness Lodge!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 14, 2008

We stayed at Big Lake last summer, and we fell in love with the place! The cabins are simple, but VERY clean. The lake is beautiful...fishing was good. The staff is there to really make sure you have a wonderful time! We met several families that were returning again and again to experience this great place!

We have stayed at many locations in Ely and this was by far the best! We loved the fact that we were really out in the woods and there were no stores or touristy spots within miles! It really is like a BWCA vacation in a cabin!

Stayed: July 2007
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Reviewed February 14, 2005

Excellent walleye fishing! On a beautiful and quiet lake(you can always find a spot to fish by yourself. We had a BWCAW like vacation,
in a clean cabin.

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Additional Information about Big Lake Wilderness Lodge

Address: 4988 Big Lake Rd, PO Box 359, Ely, MN 55731
Location: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Ely
Price Range: $140 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Big Lake Wilderness Hotel Ely

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