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[3% CashBack] 10 Charming Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Ely, Minnesota - Updated 2020

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The town of Ely may be small, but dull is not a word to describe it. Located in Saint Louis County, Ely has a certain charm that only a northern small town can evoke. A hotspot for nature enthusiasts, visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, canoeing, and fishing. Around 155 species of birds roam its skies and several iron ore mines make up a significant part of its history. It is also a popular entry point for the North American Bear Center, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and the International Wolf Center.

As of 2010, Ely had around 3,460 residents. Despite being a small town, there are a lot of places that visitors can stay in. Here are some beautiful and welcoming vacation rentals you can stay in on your next fishing or hiking trip to the upper Midwest.

1. Modern and secluded cabin in White Iron (from 170 USD)

White Iron Lake looks majestic in the sunset, and it’s quite an experience to witness it on the balcony of this property. Located 10 minutes from downtown Ely, this three-bedroom cabin is perfect for those looking to get away from the bustle. It has a mixture of rustic and modern aesthetics, and has large windows to let plenty of natural light in.

It has a variety of facilities for outdoor relaxation including a fire pit, grill, hammock, and a 60-foot (18.28-meter) dock for boating, fishing, and sunbathing. In the winter, visitors can make use of the garage with facilities for sledding or snowmobiling.

Modern and secluded cabin in White Iron

Price: From 170 USD

Number of Guests: 8

2. Vintage-style cabin in White Iron (from 221 USD)

This 1930’s cabin has a lot of modern facilities despite the “Old World” ambiance and vintage facade. Aside from its cozy and comfy interiors, this lakeside property has a private dock and is only a few steps to a sandy beach. It also has an outdoor grill and a large deck perfect for viewing White Iron Lake.

Vintage White Iron cabin

Price: From 221 USD

Number of Guests: 12

3. Maple Leaf lodge with panoramic views and a heated pool (from 316 USD)

Built by local craftsmen for over two years, this three-bedroom cedar log lodge is truly a piece of art. Nestled on a large, quiet bay in Eagles Nest Lake Number Three, this lodge has an enclosed in-ground pool in addition to a private Jacuzzi in the master bedroom. There is also a fireplace perfect for cold winter nights. Guests are treated to panoramic views of the bay at the balcony and deck.

The property is near hunting, hiking, biking, and jogging trails, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Guests can even rent a canoe for free.

Maple Leaf Lodge

Price: From 316 USD

Number of Guests: 9

4. Burntside Lake cabin near a sandy beach (from 192 USD)

This nice little log cabin is located in a quiet bay near a sandy beach. Although quaint, this open-floor plan log cabin is filled with facilities for water activities such as sailing and fishing. Guests can also relax with a sauna and massage. The cabin has large windows allowing natural light to penetrate its interiors.

Burntside Lake Cabin

Price: From 192 USD

Number of Guests: 4

5. Serene cabin overlooking Wolf Lake (from 156 USD)

Located around 10 minutes from the town center is this peaceful, pet-friendly sanctuary in Wolf Lake. Equipped with vaulted ceilings, this open-floor plan cabin provides guests with comfort amidst natural surroundings. Guests are treated to a nice, rustic ambiance with pine interiors, log stairs, and a handmade log bed. The balcony provides stunning views of the lake as well as local wildlife, perfect for those days when you just want to think about life.

Serene Wolf Lake cabin

Price: From 156 USD

Number of Guests: 6

6. Hand-chiseled Cedar Rock lodge (from 140 USD)

This 1940’s cabin is an artistic feat that truly paid off. Built by a local craftsman, this one-bedroom Shagawa Lake property was only renovated in 2013. Its interiors have been well-preserved and is equipped with modern touches that make it truly one of a kind.

It has a patio and garden perfect for outdoor activities. Guests can also make use of bicycles, puzzles, and games for some old-school fun.

Cedar Rock Lodge

Price: From 140 USD

Number of Guests: 6

7. Custom log cabin near White Iron (from 286 USD)

Situated in a wooded area near the lake, this custom-made cabin has an unmatched attention to detail. Custom woodwork and ironwork decorate its interiors, evoking an artistic ambiance mixed with rustic luxury. Reclaimed Douglas Fir timbers, more than 100 years old, make up the flooring on the main and bedroom levels.

Although it’s not a lakefront property, the three-bedroom cabin has a balcony that provides stunning views of the surrounding nature.

Custom log cabin near White Iron

Price: From 286 USD

Number of Guests: 10

8. Secluded cabin a few miles from central Ely (from 212 USD)

The town of Ely itself is already charming, but this quiet cabin has a charm of its own. Located a few miles from the town center, this two-bedroom lakefront cabin has light, airy interiors thanks to its open-beam ceiling. Adding to its charm is its well, which reaches more than 300 feet (91.44 meters) deep. Guests can also make use of the canoe for a quick ride down the lake.

Secluded lakefront cabin near Ely

Price: From 212 USD

Number of Guests: 8

9. Burntside Lake house (from 256 USD)

Ely is a great access point for nature explorers, and this property allows you to do your own exploring right outside your door. Located near one of Minnesota’s premier lakes, this quaint 1950’s cottage provides direct access to the Boundary Waters (BWCAW) and many uninhabited islands on the lake. Aside from a canoe, there are various facilities available for outdoor activities – both on land and water.

Guests are treated to a large fireplace and beautiful panoramic views. The house is also pet-friendly – just make sure that your pet is well-behaved.

Loon Point house

Price: From 256 USD

Number of Guests: 8

10. Fall Lake Cabin (from 143 USD)

Located close to town, this cozy lakeside cottage combines convenience and seclusion with ease. Outdoor enthusiasts might enjoy its proximity to many hiking trails, parks, and the International Bear Center and Wolf Center. Guests can also take a nice trip down the lake with the provided rowboat.

Fall Lake Cabin

Price: From 143 USD

Number of Guests: 4

Be immersed in nature right at your doorstep

The town of Ely has a lot in store for vacationers of various preferences. Whether you’re into chilling by the lake or traversing the woods and waters, sometimes the ultimate vacation treatment can be found right outside your door.

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