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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 BR, 2 Bath Family centered lake home, lovely in all seasons.

Welcome to Brother Bear Lodge located on White Iron Lake outside Ely, MN. Our home features 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, air conditioning, 2 fireplaces, a sauna and wireless internet service. Brother Bear can comfortably accommodate two families and we have sleeping spaces for 12. Bedroom set up is as follows: master (1 queen); bedroom 2 with bunk bed (full and twin) and additional twin; bedroom 3 with bunk bed (full and twin) with additional twin; and bedroom 4 full and twin beds.

Our cabin is the original outfitting building used by White Iron Beach Resort. The resort was founded in 1917 making it one of the earliest resorts in the wilderness area. As a guest at our cabin you have full use of the resort and all of the amenities it has to offer (more on that later!).
While the resort is almost 100 years old our cabin is virtually brand new. The original outfitters building has been transformed into a year round lake home. It is fully furnished with all new everything! We have a gas fireplace, air conditioning, wireless service, a very large deck, great room with large dining table and an additional family room with HD TV, satellite service and an additional fireplace. We have also recently added a three season porch for bug free relaxation overlooking the lake. We have a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave. The wood paneling that surrounds you was harvested from the blow down of the great storm of 2001. All on a single level for those who don't like steps (you will need to climb some steps to get into the cabin).

While staying at Brother Bear Lodge you'll have the peacefulness and beauty of the woods and lake while having access to the amenities of White Iron Beach Resort. There is a sandy and shallow beach, sauna, canoes and kayaks for use, boats for rent, and a family resort lodge packed with games, books and good company to enjoy. The resort has a busy volleyball court, playground, and all you'll need to feel at home yet on vacation. The main office is located on the main road into the lake during ice fishing season with snowmobile trails close by. The resort also offers guide services for those who take their fishing seriously.

Speaking of fishing...White Iron Lake is spectacular! We sit in a bay with a quaint island offshore, while the lake itself is 7 miles long and part of a chain of five lakes. We have access to the Boundary Waters right from our shore. White Iron Lake is known for its large Northern Pike and Walleye as well as Bass and Crappies.

For the more adventuresome we offer easy access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), one of the wildest places in the USA. Overnight access to the BWCA is closely monitored by the US Park Service and we strongly recommend you make plans ahead of time if you plan to camp in the BWCA.
Our neighbors include deer, wolves (largest population in the lower 48), black bears, fox, bald eagles, and the occasional moose.

While we are located in the Great Northwoods we are only a short drive to town. Ely has been called the 'coolest small town in America'. It features many quaint shops and restaurants. If you run out of supplies there are 2 full service grocery stores in town as well as several places for sporting equipment, bait and the like. The area offers many places to boat, hike and fish as well as interesting attractions like the Soudan Mine. The North American Bear Center and International Wolf Center are both located right outside opposite ends of town. These provide a chance to learn about and see up close our most famous residents (hopefully you will see them while at the cabin, but not as close). Several world class golf courses and a casino are located within a reasonable drive, Giant's Ridge and Fortune Bay among them.

We know you will find this to be an easy going, restful and fun place to gather for your next vacation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are 5 stairs to the back door. All doors are 36 inches wide....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

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  • Queen size Beds (1) In its own room-master bedroom., Double Beds (3) 2 full beds are bottom beds of bunk beds, Twin or Single Beds (5) 2 twins are top beds of bunk beds, Bunk Beds (2) Two bedrooms have a set of bunkbeds. The bunk has a full on the bottom and a twin on the top....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • In addition to the amenities of our cabin you can enjoy those of White Iron Beach Resort....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo:

    Sony i pad, i phone docking station...moreless

  • Television:

    37 inch HD tv with blue ray DVD player...moreless

  • Video Library:

    At the White Iron Beach Resort lodge...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Our cabin is nestled by the woods, perched on ledge rock above beautiful White Iron Lake....moreless

  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining table seats 8. Kitchen bar seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Beautiful stone fireplace....moreless

  • Heating:

    Stove and fireplace Electric heat in bedrooms...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi available....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets are provided. You will need to bring towels, including beach towels and kitchen linens....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty!...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Boat slip, parking for trailer available. RV parking and use of cabin not permitted....moreless

  • Telephone

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    All new appliances in 2012. Granite tile countertop, dishwasher, breakfast bar with stools, fully stocked dishes and cooking utensils, pots, pans, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter/Spring
Aug 20 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$335
summer
Jun 17 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,498
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,498

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Additional adult $100

Notes:

25% deposit, 60 day cancellation for full refund, minus $25

Our cabin might be available to rent as a 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom for a lesser rate if your group is smaller and needs less space. Exceptions apply. Full 4 BR rental during July and August.

If you are interested in renting we will have our property managers contact you regarding payment, taxes, etc. There is a 25% deposit required for reservations.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ely Golf Course
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Giants Ridge

Ely is a charming town that serves as an entry point for the amazing Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Ely has something for everyone...outfitters, great shops and restaurants and it is home to the International Wolf Center and the American Bear Center. Ely has a strong history as a forestry and mining town and shares the beautiful forests and rock of the Iron Range.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: We are a busy family with three active and adventurous boys and a dog. We were first introduced to Ely and White Iron Lake years ago by dear friends. We live in St. Paul and are thrilled to have a place in the woods for our children to explore and for us to escape to. We love the unique beauty of the Ely area and the way coming here takes us completely away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We welcome you and hope you, too, will enjoy our home.

Why Ely, MN, USA:
Our cabin was originally the canoe outfitters building for a family resort. We loved its size and openness, and with help from friends we were able to create a vision to turn it into a great lake home. We are grateful to be part of the White Iron Beach Resort community. Our children love to roam around, meet up with other children and enjoy all that the resort has to offer. We appreciate the nearness to Ely while still being able to get away to a beautiful spot in the woods. The Ely area and the BWCA are wild and free and full of great opportunities to explore nature and make great memories.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We welcome you to enjoy the privacy and convenience and comfort of a new cabin (with historic roots) while taking advantage of the benefits of the White Iron Beach Resort. The beach is a quick walk down the hill from our cabin. You can be right in the mix or enjoy more privacy on the deck.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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Photos

  • Spacious and open great room with living room, large dining table and kitchen.

    Spacious and open great room with living room, large dining table and kitchen.

  • Additional family room with HD tv and dvd player.

    Additional family room with HD tv and dvd player.

  • Lake views from our deck. Deck has steel cable railing.

    Lake views from our deck. Deck has steel cable railing.

  • Lots to do as part of White Iron Beach Resort...canoes, kayaks, playground,...

    Lots to do as part of White Iron Beach Resort...canoes, kayaks, playground,...

  • All new bathrooms make for a comfortable stay.

    All new bathrooms make for a comfortable stay.

  • Beautiful White Iron Lake

    Beautiful White Iron Lake

  • Large deck, morning sun, shade by dinnertime

    Large deck, morning sun, shade by dinnertime

  • Playground and basketball...volleyball behind the lodge.

    Playground and basketball...volleyball behind the lodge.

  • Occasionally deer will wander into the yard.

    Occasionally deer will wander into the yard.

  • Open great room with kitchen, dining table and living room. Gas fireplace too!

    Open great room with kitchen, dining table and living room. Gas fireplace too!

  • Well supplied new kitchen with dishwasher and granite tile countertops and bar.

    Well supplied new kitchen with dishwasher and granite tile countertops and bar.

  • All bedrooms have new mattress sets. Plenty of room for family to gather.

    All bedrooms have new mattress sets. Plenty of room for family to gather.

  • All new in 2012! Large cabin perched on Ely ledge rock.

    All new in 2012! Large cabin perched on Ely ledge rock.

  • Relax on the deck. Morning sun, dinnertime shade.

    Relax on the deck. Morning sun, dinnertime shade.

  • Gas grill and lots of room on the deck.

    Gas grill and lots of room on the deck.

  • Year round relaxing and outdoor fun. Cabin has a sauna, and cozy fireplaces.

    Year round relaxing and outdoor fun. Cabin has a sauna, and cozy fireplaces.

  • White Iron Beach...toys, chairs, canoes, kayaks

    White Iron Beach...toys, chairs, canoes, kayaks

  • View of the deck, with steel cable railing (better for the view).

    View of the deck, with steel cable railing (better for the view).

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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