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T-water

hey folks-

I go up to Ely at least once a year, stay at resonably priced "fishermen resorts" the kind with no frills just a beautiful setting and great fishing.

I'm getting married this June and have yet to get my soon to be wife up to Ely, she says we could go there for our honeymoon but she would like to stay in a "nice" place. For her that means a beautiful setting, nice cabins, with amenities, I know Burntside lodge seems a bit more upscale, does anyone have other ideas? Let me know, thanks.

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SKIPPERS KID

Yes the tent sound's like a good time? she will like the next time when you tell here she can shower. good luck on your fishing and marriage hope she under stands confused.gif.

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Nate McVey

There are a lot of very nice resorts up and down Hwy 61. You could do the "massage, mimosa, king suite hot tub" thing for a few days and THEN go up to Ely.......

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Steve Foss

T-water, congrats! grin.gif

I don't know the resorts and their differences all that well here, so I can't help you directly, but www.ely.org is the chamber's Web site, and if you can't find what you need there just give them a call. They take requests like yours all the time and will be happy to help.

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Leaky

Burntside Lodge would be an excellent choice. Great restaurant along with cabins all located right on the shores of one of the nicest lakes in the area. Can't go wrong there. I would also take a close look at River Point Resort on Birch Lake. Check out their honeymoon package.

If looking to stay a little closer to town, The Grand Ely Lodge on Shagawa could set you up quite nicely. We stayed there for our 10 year anniversery.

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Surface Tension

Good to see you here Leaky.

T-water, congrats! A place to stay depends. Some young couples will never leave their room, while older couples(like STFcatfish)might need the added bling bling of a massage, mimosa(whatever that is), king suite hot tub to stimulate the passion. Figure out your needs and go from there. Personally there'd better be good fishing close by as far as I'm concerned. grin.gif

All kidding aside ask your bride to be what see wants to do. Its both your time to be together and enjoy each other.

Good Luck.

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T-water

Thanks everyone! Im looking forward to bringing her up there.

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wplatehunter

You might want to look at the White Iron Lodge.

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Finns

Silver Rapids Lodge has my vote. New owner since a year or so ago.

Finns.

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Steve Foss

Frank, I've been married three times. That means three honeymoons. I'm all out of enthusiasm for the big night, having had so many. crazy.gif

I do, of course, wish T-water all the best. grin.gif

The three places mentioned so far are all quite nice. Burntside Lodge gets the nod for elegance in a rustic setting, an urbane menu, an award-winning wine list and — last but not at all the least — for historical lore.

It's on the pricey side, but you'll only ever have one honeymoon. Uh, well, you'll only ever have one FIRST honeymoon. grin.gif

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Leaky

Hey ST - How's everything?

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Burntside Lodge gets the nod for elegance in a rustic setting, an urbane menu, an award-winning wine list and — last but not at all the least — for historical lore.


Steve - are you a writer or something? cool.gif If you decide to change careers, I hear the Chamber is hiring. Nicely worded.

A few years ago we had some friends coming to Ely for the first time. They were biking in for a week from Montana. Here was my Chamber piece I sent to try and help entice them to make the trip.

ELY, MN

Ely is the last town in Northeast MN, before entering into the million acre Boundry Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It straddles the US/Canada border and is the largest wilderness area east of the Rockies. Located just 41/2 hours from the Twin Cities, National Geographic has named it one the 50 places in the world one must visit Charles Kuralt named Ely as one of his 6 favorite places in America. The enclosed map will give you an idea of where we are staying in correlation to the BWCAW and Ely.

Our accomodations are as follows.

Wolf Lake base cabin. (My Grandpa’s) This is the bigger of our two cabins, and will be used to keep our gear, food, and to sleep. Evenings, or if the weather is bad, there is plenty of room to play cards (Gambling is allowed) and tell lies about who caught the biggest fish the day before. Modern 2 bedroom cabin, full kitchen, large table, and large living room with couch, chairs, and loveseat ( with cots, this will be used for additional sleeping area as well). This is all overlooking the lake. Indoor toilet and a great wood burning sauna outside. Very private, very nice, and plenty of parking for our vehicles and trailers. Blue gills and northerns can be caught off the dock.

Burntside Lake day use cabin. (My buddy Bob’s). Burntside lake is a large, island dotted lake that is recognized by the locals as the nicest lake outside the BWCAW. Eagles will be seen flying around their nesting areas this time of the year. The cabin was built on a rock ledge in the early 1900’s. It’s a smaller two bedroom with kitchen and bathroom. Picture windows on the side of the cabin overlook the lake; The dock and sand beach, with crystal clear water for swimming and cleaning up, are only steps from the wood burning sauna. Table and chairs are located on a deck that is right next to the water. (Between the sauna and dock) This is only ten minutes away from Wolf lake, and our boats and fishing gear can be stored here. Bob and I have fished this lake hard, and have come up with plenty of Walleye and Smallmouth, with a trophy 10 lb walleye two years ago. There is also a portage on the north side of the lake that would take you into the BWCAW (Crab Lake). It’s a great way to stretch your legs after a morning in the boat.

Both cabins are within 10 minutes from town, as well as numerous resorts with lakeside dining and beverage service. A challenging nine hole regulation golf course is right on the edge of town, and a casino is located 20 miles away on Lake Vermilion.

Bring: Sleeping Bags, fishing equipment, towels, camera.

We will shop in Ely for groceries, gas, bait & beer.

GET READY FOR THE TRIP OF THE SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your Guide,

Jim

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