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Image Our Inn is located in the heart of Ely, Minnesota, and we hope to be part of your adventures in our surrounding wilderness. We will make your stay here memorable and relaxing-- with everything from fresh roasted coffee to soft cotton sheets-- while you enjoy our authentic north woods decor. Welcome to the Adventure Inn... where it begins. The Adventure Inn is now a proud member of the Green Hotels Association and Co-op America. Please visit this link to read more about our ongoing environmental efforts.


Watch the beer brew and eat burgers, Ely's finest walleye delicacies, the area's best hand cut steaks, salads, or your favorite Mexican food. Menu of beers specially made for the season. Family seating and sports bar. Growlers to go.

Image We offer real estate sales, appraisal services and land development opportunities throughout the Ely, Babbitt, Tower and Aurora areas and across the entire Border Lakes region. Serving the Boundary Waters Area for more than 40 years.

Image A new standard of excellence in outdoor periodicals. Uniquely designed to inspire greater understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of America's most popular wilderness area. There are those who can live without wild things. The Boundary Waters Journal is for those who cannot.

Image Burntside Lodge is the oldest guest lodge remaining in the Ely, MN area. Nestled among pines on the southern shore of Burntside Lake, Burntside Lodge maintains the grandeur and charm which has attracted guests since the tradition of The Lodge began in 1913. Our season begins in mid-late May and concludes in late September. We have a full service restaurant, a cappuccino bar with fresh baked pastries available daily, marina facilities, two sandy swimming beaches, a Finnish sauna, and many more amenities.

Image A traditional summer camp specializing in wilderness trips. Travel north this summer to the magical waterways of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Whether playing sports or fishing deep in the bush, Camp Voyageur fills summers with adventure, fun and friends set in a pristine wilderness. Enjoy authentic, bare-bones camping at its best.

Image Nestled in a quiet grove of pines, just outside of Ely, Minnesota, are the cabins and museum of one of the northwoods dearest and most colorful individuals, Dorothy Molter. Some remember her fondly as the "Root Beer Lady" while others recall her as the "Nightingale of the Wilderness" or simply, Dorothy. The Dorothy Molter Memorial Foundation located in Ely, Minnesota, was formed to preserve and interpret her legacy. We invite you to not only visit our website, but to also stop by our museum where the root beer is always cold and Dorothy's story lives on.

Image Soy Wax Aromatherapy Candles:  Soy wax is made from soybean oil, which is a clean-burning renewable resource. It is biodegradable and soy candles are longer-burning than paraffin. They are fragrant both cold and especially so when burned.  Soy candles are available in votives, tea lights, and glass-filled. The Ely Candle Company uses cotton wicks and scent with Pure Essential Oils (PEO's) in either single notes or aromatherapy blends.

Image Discover the Ely Difference! Here, you'll experience the best of both worlds — the relaxed atmosphere of smaller-town living yet many of the advantages of big-city living. Ely offers not only the ultimate in wilderness experiences, but also some of the finest dining and shopping opportunities as well as many fine resorts and varied year-round recreation experiences. The air is clear, the water pure, the woods are inspiring, the sights breathtaking, and the night sky is bright with millions of stars. Once you Experience Ely, you'll understand how life takes on new meaning.


If you're looking for something rustic and remote or something exceptional and elegant, elylodging.com offers a nice selection of privately-owned lakeshore homes where you'll enjoy that special feeling of having your own private place on the lake. elylodging.com also features cabins in a resort community setting. Ely's resort cabins offer a friendly, social atmosphere. A resort gives you the perfect blend of solitude at your own private housekeeping cabin and the opportunity of fellowship with neighbors.

Image Several varieties of massage are available to ensure your comfort and optimize your health benefits. Facials, body treatments and wraps are Spa specialties to stimulate the skin,enhancing its natural health and beauty.  Your home &  cabin decor  store, specializing in unique  garden accessories, original artwork, pottery,  linens & more. Unique floral design for weddings and other special occasions.   Creative home or cabin furnishings & accessories, hot tubs, barrel saunas, and other delights.

Image Learn the skills necessary to construct your own handcrafted log cabin or home at the Great Lakes School of Log Building in northern Minnesota. Save money, get hands-on experience and gain personal satisfaction by attending one of our monthly workshops. The Great Lakes School has been promoting and teaching the craft of Scandinavian full-scribed log construction for 33 years. Our ten-day courses are designed to accommodate all skill levels, from novice on up, and we invite men and women of all ages to participate.

The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands, and the human role in their future. The Center accomplishes educational outreach beyond its Ely facility through a comprehensive Web site, a quarterly magazine, web cams on the resident pack, international symposia and a distance learning program that virtually brings our educators and wolves into classrooms in real time. People around the world are touched each year with educational messages about the wolf. By teaching people about this mysterious predator, the Center aims to ensure a future wilderness complete with the exciting howl of the wolf.

Image Ironworld is the largest museum complex in the region, and Minnesota's largest museum outside the Twin Cities metro area. Our mission is To collect, preserve, interpret and promote the history and cultural heritage of northeastern Minnesota; and to manage, promote, sustain and develop the assets of Ironworld for the long-term benefit of area residents and visitors.

Where the Kawishiwi River joins Birch Lake in the Superior National Forest. River Point Resort is one of the premier Minnesota Resorts — Ely, Minnesota Resorts — for Minnesota resort vacations. Adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Check out Ely, Minnesota and River Point Resort. You'll LOVE both!


skrapyram - magical bags and other necessities handmade in Ely, MN.

Image Silver Rapids Lodge is located in the heart of Minnesota's Superior National Forest at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Established in 1919, we are one of the most historic resorts in the Ely area. Located just 4 miles from Ely, Silver Rapids offers year-round accommodations with modern lakeside cabins, motel suites and campgrounds. Fireplaces, whirlpools, sauna, decks, private firepits, hiking trails, beach, meeting rooms, gas, laundry, boats, pontoons, and direct BWCA access are just some of the amenities we offer, plus a full restaurant and lounge in our historic lodge with a fireplace and satellite TV.

Image Discover your true nature with the images of Steve Foss from the Boundary Waters, Quetico and northern Minnesota regions. Log on for more information about our year-round excursions, fine art prints, portraiture, wedding photography and workshops.

Image Storybook cabins, from our end of the road to yours. The Wee Cabin Company in Ely, Minnesota builds custom, storybook timberframe cabins by artist Eric Mase.  Wee Cabins vary in size, ranging from 10'  x 10' to 14' x 18' with several additional sizes depending on the customer's requests and budget.

Image Life's an adventure.... Wear it! Celebrating over 25 years of Wintergreen Anoraks. We began in 1985 by designing gear for our first expedition to the North Pole. Since then, we've explored just about every cold place on the planet, all with our own gear, and greatly expanded our line. All of our quality outdoor apparel--including anoraks, jackets, vests, mittens, wind shirts, snowpants, and shorts-- are handmade in Ely, Minnesota.


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