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Northern Lights Lodge

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Free Internet
Free Parking
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
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3 Star Hotel
Maximize your vacation days all year long at Northern Lights Lodge for an experience of a purely unforgettable nature! Guests will share in the classic Minnesota resort experience on the shores of Bear Island Lake on the edge of BWCAW. Our charming cabins and suites are the perfect...
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Special Price: Bear Island Lake Splash
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Location and contact
9089 Highway 21, Ely, MN 55731
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80.4 km to Chisholm Airport
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Place was very clean and quiet. Lots of things for kids to do. I would recommend anyone with a family go there. Owner was were very accommodating. Don't forget to check out local attractions that are mentioned in their lodge guide.

Thank Dave K
Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for staying with us Dave. I'm happy to hear that you all enjoyed your time spent back in the Ely area and we appreciate your TripAdvisor review. Enjoy the rest of the summer!

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We just spent a wonderful week at Northern Lights Lodge. We have 3 kids and they enjoy all the activities on the grounds, including always looking for the ducks! This is our fifth year visiting and each year continue to enjoy and relax during our...More

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Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for the review Heather! Vacations always seem to go by so quickly and this year was no exception! I know that Gary enjoyed spending time with everyone. The ducks are certainly a highlight--this week the kids have found 67 so far. Our family...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a year end getaway spot to relax and enjoy the winter season, and found exactly what we needed at Northern Lights Resort... The owners immediately made us feel at home and did everything possible to share as much information about the...More

Thank D6795PDannak
Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for reviewing Northern Lights Lodge on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your taking time out of your busy schedule to do this. We enjoyed visiting with the family and loved your winter enthusiasm--you were all absolutely passionate about winter and did not let the cold...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I've been to several resorts in northern Minnesota over the last 40 years. This is the nicest resort I've been to for a family trip. There are numerous activities for kids to do. It is very well kept and clean. The cabins are spaced apart...More

Thank Trigger1968
Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for this TripAdvisor review Trigger1968. We enjoy seeing/reading about how our guests feel about Northern Lights Lodge--especially through the eyes of a new guest. I'm glad that your family enjoyed their time with us and we hope that you will return again next...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stayed in Suite #7 which was cozy, clean, quiet, and comfortable with a beautiful view of the lake. The rest of the grounds, including cabins and additional suite buildings appeared to be well kept, and we would choose Northern Lights Lodge again. It had...More

Thank Sue T
Response from Marie V, Owner at Northern Lights LodgeResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your review of Northern Lights Lodge. April is a very peaceful time here and even though we are "between the seasons" I think that it is still a wonderful time to visit the area. Any time spent on Bear Island Lake is...More

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Maximize your vacation days all year long at Northern Lights Lodge for an experience of a purely unforgettable nature! Guests will share in the classic Minnesota resort experience on the shores of Bear ...More Island Lake on the edge of BWCAW. Our charming cabins and suites are the perfect place to relax after experiencing every seasonal wilderness adventure your heart desires: fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming, birding, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, hunting and more! Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Beachfront
Free Internet
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Abby B
4 October 2015|
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Response from Marie V | Property representative |
Hello Abby -- our classic seasonal cabins are more "rustic". What travel/stay dates are you considering? Our classic cabins were closed today for the coming winter season. We have 3 other cabins and 4 suites available... More
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"Some of the suites had many steep stairs in order to access the entryway; however, the views were wonderful."
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"The web site is very helpful, full of useful information and REAL photos of the cabins. If you have..."
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"There seems to be a nice variety of lodging options. The suites are lovely, traditional cabins and newer..."
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"I found the resort's website to be very comprehensive and appreciated that the cabin photos online were..."
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