Unlike the average vacationer’s resort, Veterans on the Lake has a unique historic background for why it was founded.
In 1982, Disabled Veterans Recreation, Inc. was organized by a group of northeastern Minnesota citizens passionate about finding adequate recreational resources for veterans. Originally the Disabled Veterans Recreation, Inc., Veterans on the Lake was started for the sole purpose of creating a recreational facility for disabled veterans to enjoy vacations. As a non-profit facility, this recreational location was designed to and currently serves the needs of disabled veterans, able bodied veterans, active duty military, their families, and friends.
Surrounded by the Superior National Forest and easy walking or paddling distance to the famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, we are the most remote drive-in resort in northern Minnesota.
Here you’re sure to enjoy the near-by hiking trails, kayaking, paddle boating, canoeing, FISHING, or just sitting lakeside and taking in the view. We welcome your 4-legged friends as well.
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Timber Trail Lodge located on a chain of four interconnected lakes with direct access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Timber Trail Lodge offers both deluxe and economy priced cabins, excellent fishing, 11,000 acres of water to explore, a natural sand beach, children’s activities, and Boundary Waters Canoeing Adventures all within easy access to the many recreational activities offered in Ely, Minnesota. When considering a Minnesota Resort vacation we hope you will consider Timber Trail Lodge and Boundary Waters Outfitters.
The Paddle Inn Motel in Ely, Minnesota! Open Year Round and Just Seconds Away From The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), located on the East end of town in beautiful Ely, MN.
Our operation is twofold: we are a boat and motor fishing lodge on Lac La Croix and we also offer canoe trips into Minnesota’s BWCAW and Ontario’s QUETICO PROVINCIAL PARK. If you don’t see a package that suits your needs, you can rest assured we will provide one for you.
We are proud to be a family owned operation for 80+ years. Let our family introduce yours to the ways of the wilderness in comfort; it would be a pleasure to host you.
We are a quaint environmentally conscious motel with impeccably clean and comfortable rooms. Ely is located in the heart of the Superior National Forest, and is a main departure point for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA).
We are AAA rated, and whether you’re here on business or here for pleasure, on your own or in a group, you’ll find we provide the highest level of service around.
Our lodging rates are among the lowest in the Ely, MN area, but we don’t sacrifice either quality or service. Whether passing through or planning a long visit, Motel Ely is the ideal place to stay.
For over 35 canoe trip seasons we have been one of the leading Boundary Waters outfitters in Ely, Minnesota. We outfit BWCA canoe trips with top-quality gear and meals for both the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota and Quetico Park in Canada. Trips may start or end from our lakeside Ely, Minnesota, outfitting base or the dozens of unique starting locations we serve by van or towboat.
In addition to outfitting private parties, North Country Canoe Outfitters arranges High Adventure youth group canoe trips for hundreds of Boy Scout troops, church youth groups, high school classes, and sport teams each summer into the northern tier of lakes through the Boundary Waters Canoe area of Minnesota and Quetico Park of Ontario Canada. Our files contain dozens of thank you letters from the satisfied adult leaders and youth members of these trips. Give us a call today so we can help you plan a trip of a lifetime! (We’ll do all the heavy lifting.)
Cliff Wold’s Outfitting Co. has been serving Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Quetico Provincial Park canoe trippers since 1961.
Experience and knowledge, combined with an unwavering commitment to value and personal service, makes Cliff Wold’s the canoe outfitter of choice for many groups. From planning to packing, we can help with every aspect of your wilderness canoe trip. Our complete canoe outfitting package includes all the lightweight camping and canoeing equipment you need for an enjoyable trip, plus a delicious menu of deluxe custom-packed meals.
We also offer partial canoe outfitting services for those who need a canoe or some additional equipment. Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran to the canoe trails, we’re here to help ensure your wilderness canoe trip is a success. When you choose Cliff Wold’s, you’ve chosen the best!
A Stay Inn Ely offers a unique lodging experience to Ely travelers at 112 West Sheridan Street. The Inn has an old world hostel charm yet still offers guests the privacy of individual bathrooms. Located in downtown Ely, MN, the Inn is within easy walking distance to Ely’s finest restaurants and shops.
New and old friends alike can share their vacation stories within the Gathering Room around a stone fireplace. A modern fully equipped kitchen is available for guests to prepare their own meals. A large wrap around porch provides the guests with an excellent place to pack and unpack Duluth packs, dry gear, reminisce over their BWCA canoe trip, visit with family and friends, or just enjoy the fresh evening air.
Each room is paneled with different locally harvested lumber (white and red pine, black ash, tamarack, and white cedar). Some of the wood has been left rough cut, to add rustic beauty. Other woods have been milled to random widths, either tongue and groove, shiplapped, or board and batten. Sanding and then varnishing the rooms to a beautiful luster allowed each room to achieve a rustic eloquence of its own. The spacious bathrooms have white cedar ceilings and large showers.
All rooms can be individually heat controlled and air-conditioned; and all rooms have cable T.V. and access to complimentary wireless internet.
Please note that the A Stay Inn Ely is a pet friendly, recycling friendly and smoke-free business.
Nestled on the shores of Shagawa Lake in Ely, Minnesota, Lady Bug Lodge Resort is ready to make your vacation vision a reality. Whether you are searching for a peaceful getaway or an exhilarating fishing adventure, allow us to fulfill your dream. We have over 18 years of experience in the resort/marina business.