Our vacation started in Ely and then we traveled about an hour away to Melgeorges. We had called ahead of time and made a reservation. Upon arriving, we went to check in. They just asked us our name and gave us our key. No paper work to fill out and they said we could just pay upon checking out. These were the nicest and most trusting bunch of folks we have ever encountered. The room was older but really cute. I have attached pictures. It was right on Elephant Lake. Very secluded, 10 miles off the beaten path. They had a restaurant and bar right below the lodge. Canoes were free to use and we rented a motor boat for $55.00. Quite a bargain! They also have really nice cabins for rent but we were on a budget. The lodge rooms were only $89.00 a night. Overall I would highly recommend this place. Mostly because of the great people who run it. They made our trip so much more enjoyable! We will be back!