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Recent Ely property reviews

  • Iowa vacationers

    "My wife and I spent a week up on Lake Shagawa and loved it the accommodations were just as stated no surprises everything went without a hitch we were plenty warm I was concerned about that beings it was that late in the year but we didn't even have to fire up the sauna for half of the week but it was plenty enough to heat the cabin. We spent the first few days not fishing that hard just scouting the lake for some walleye spots once we found those fishing wasn't hard could usually catch walleye and landed one nice hefty 34 inch northern on a jig and shiner. I wish the next vacationer to catch him again because he is still swimming in the waters of Lake Shagawa. The owners were great very accommodating very friendly couldn't ask for more I will definitely be going back!!"
    Guest: JB Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: October 7, 2013
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  • Truly enjoyed the cabin and its surroundings

    "Five of us stayed in the cabin for our summer vacation and had a wonderful time. We were there for over five days and left only once to go to Ely to do laundry. The location is very remote and peaceful. A small island is located within swimming distance and we visited the island every day. The sauna was our main source for our daily bathing, along with a number of dips in the lake. This location is truly deep in the woods and a great place to read, hike, fish, swim and relax. Thank you for a great first trip to the BWCAW."
    Guest: Ohio State Buckeye Fans Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: July 22, 2012
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  • Beautiful last minute honeymoon!

    "My now husband and I called about this property on a Monday with hopes of arriving that very night and the owner made it all happen! He was so willing and happy to help make our last minute honeymoon work...and it did! The cabin is so sweet and the furniture is more than fun, retro cabin. It was a perfect place to get away from it all and just relax and enjoy our time together as newlyweds. We used their motorized boat and it allowed us to boat over to Burntside Lodge one early evening to enjoy a treat there. This place really does hold magic and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a mini retreat! We also enjoyed the ability to rent it for 3 nights. Most cabins only have weekly rentals, which we didn't have time for, so this was perfect. We will most definitely be back!"
    Guest: Devon Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: September 16, 2013
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  • Warm, comfortable, lovely

    "We spent a wonderful week watching the fall colors and the deer. The pictures do not do the home justice. The home was clean and very comfortable and cozy. We especially loved the sofas. The owner was very helpful and someone was always available if we had a question. We would stay there again in a heartbeat."
    Guest: Leslie Date of Stay: September 2010 Review Submitted: October 1, 2010
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Ely Travel Tips

Ely Vacation Rentals at "The End of the Road"

When visitors arrive at Ely cottages, they find out why it is known as "the end of the road." Getting here is best by car. The major airports are at Minneapolis, which is about a five-hour drive or Duluth which is two hours away by car. Once here, there are good primary roads and the secondary roads are gravel or dirt. It is a beautiful area with four distinct seasons, including hot summers and cold, snowy winters.

Ely Lake Houses Are Perfect for an Outdoor Vacation

The town of Ely is in the heart of the Superior National Forest. One of the major attractions by Ely vacation rentals is the renowned Echo Trail, on St. Louis County Road 166. This former logging road is the main access to the lake area of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. This road is 72 miles of asphalt and gravel, referred to as a "roller coaster." Along the road are trailheads and boat launching areas. There is a side road off Echo Trail leading to Crane Lake where visitors are treated to an amazing panorama of dark forest, rivers, lakes, wetlands and granite crags. This is one of the remotest areas in the country where visitors come in summer for hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. In winter, it is a fantastic area for skiing, snowshoeing and much more. In winter, the area is particularly well known as a snowmobiling area. Wildlife in the region includes bears, beaver, moose, and wolves. Among the birds to spot here are both bald eagles an osprey.

There are a huge number of trails in the area. Among the most popular is Bass Lake Trail at just over five miles around the lake. Another is Angleworm Trail which is a loop trail around the lakes of Angleworm, Home and Whiskey Jack. This is a 14-mile trail through rugged terrain with great views. It is a good area to spot the local moose. Located some 20 miles from Ely is Secret/Blackstone Trail where hikers can enjoy the waterfalls hidden around the trail. At Miners Lake, visitors can hike the Trezona Trail, where visitors can trace the mining history of the area along the trail.

Visit Ely and Visit Lily, the World-Famous Bear

The area is also home to the International Wolf Center and visitors may enjoy taking a day out to learn more about these elusive creatures. Close by is also the North American Bear Center, famed for Lily the Bear who was the first bear ever to give birth with a worldwide audience watching via her own webcam! At Soudan Underground Mine State Park, there are guided tours taking visitors 2,400 feet into the mysterious world of mining. Here, visitors will learn more about the vital economic impact of mining on the area.

In the town of Ely is the Dorothy Molter Museum, consisting of two long cabins. The cabins were transported from their original location deep in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the town. They are a memorial to the Wilderness area’s last permanent resident, Dorothy Molter. Until her death in 1986, Dorothy welcomed visitors to her home on Knife Lake, providing refreshment and hospitality to weary canoeists. Locals and visitors alike knew Dorothy as "the Root Bear Lady."

Ely Cottages Are Superior Properties in a Superior Location

When you find the perfect region for an outdoor vacation, finding the perfect place to stay is a big plus. With Ely lake houses, each individual home is a wonderful addition to complete your vacation. Homes come in a variety of sizes, from a small cabin by the lake with warming stove heating in winter to large family properties, packed with luxuries such as hot tubs, steam room, games areas, full entertainment systems and much more. Many will welcome both kids and pets.

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