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The natural setting of Ely is ready to explore

The wildlife, lake and forests are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Ely. This city's canoeing, hiking and camping draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Ely

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Ely a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • International Wolf Center (9.8 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • North American Bear Center (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
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Exploring the natural features in Ely

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ely is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Superior National Forest (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Bear Head Lake State Park (23.8 mi / 38.2 km)
  • Soudan Underground Mine State Park (29.6 mi / 47.7 km)

How many vacation rentals are available around Ely?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 104 house rentals around Ely. From 68 Cabins to 68 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Ely is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Ely?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Ely. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • International Wolf Center: 53 home rentals
  • Dorothy Molter Museum: 53 home rentals
  • Superior National Forest: 297 home rentals
  • North American Bear Center: 58 home rentals
  • Birch Lake: 66 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ely listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Ely?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 68 Cabins in Ely. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ely include:

  • Cottages: 68 lodging choices
  • Houses: 28 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 68 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Lodges and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ely?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation homes with pool available in Ely.