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Rockford, Illinois
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We just finished a family vacation at Big Lake Lodge. There were 8 of us (ages 12-84) and everyone had a terrific time. There is something for everyone. The kids swam, canoed, kayaked and we all fished a lot and did some hiking (to Big Moose Lake). A coupled of days we visited Ely where there are plenty of good...

1Thank hurleyblewett
Fair Oaks, California
Reviewed 15 June 2015

My two boys and I had a week long adventure to Big Lake Wilderness Lodge. I planned the trip along with the help of the resort manager and fishing guru, Chuck. We had a great trip, one that my boys and I will always remember. We fished , we paddled and hiked all over the local area and every where...

7Thank kyle d
Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 December 2014

We've stayed here for our family vacation for 20 straight years. It's great and we look forward to coming to Big Lake Wilderness Lodge every year. Big Lake is beautiful and uncrowded. Lots of islands and campsites, and many miles of undeveloped shoreline. It has easy access to the BWCAW, and there are day trips you can take right from...

4Thank Aaron B
Kilkenny, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We found the Big Lake Wilderness Lodge on short notice for a quick family get away that included my husband, his parents, myself, and our three kids ages (12, 7, and 5). We ended up in the Windigo cabin, which we ended up getting at a discount because of the short notice. This is an exceptional cabin. Upper loft with...

3Thank Ajinx
Andover, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 July 2012

My wife and I and our three kids, ages 3, 5 and 11 spent a week there in mid July and had a wonderful time. The managers Chuck and Lois were great - very nice and helpful. Someone else commented that it wasn't a good resort for kids, but I can't figure that one out. Our kids had a blast...

4Thank Tom B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Beautiful lake and area. Rustic cabins, except the one we chose - Basswood. It felt more like a suburban apartment. Chuck was very helpful manager. Cost reasonable compared to similar resorts. Long, slow drive from Ely. We like the Canadian Shield type geology, but not necessary to get this remote. Fishing was terrible for us. We fish Northerns, and lake...

3Thank Northerns43323
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 September 2010

The customer service was good and booking was a breeze, however our companies' travelers left a day early than scheduled due to poor overall accomodations (cleanliness) and fluttering of bats inbetween the walls. Didn't get any reimbursement/compensation. Will not return.

3Thank Penny12386
Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 August 2010

We actually didn't stay at the Big Lake Wilderness Lodge, but we were going up to the BWCA and we forgot a life jacket. Big Lake Wilderness Lodge was closer of a stop than going back to town to buy one, so we stopped in to see if we could buy one from them. Instead, the owner let us borrow...

2Thank kboyd0078
Reviewed 21 June 2010

The new owners Matt and John are awesome! They are both very friendly and great guys. The cabin was clean and very nice. The fishing was great! John made a campfire every night and smores! Can't wait until next year!!

1Thank WahooWahooNE
Pine City, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 June 2010

10TH YEAR COMING TO BLWL!!! And not the least bit dissapointed. We are still on a high from our great vacation at BLWL. Beautiful lodge with awesome management. Matt and John bent over backwards to accomdate our needs. Fishing was slow but we made the best of it and still came home with our limit. Overall it was a great...

3Thank huebs731

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Big Lake Wilderness Lodge

Address: 4988 Big Lake Rd, PO Box 359, Ely, MN 55731
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: ₹ 9,409 - ₹ 32,260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
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“Loved the Windigo!! There's no pictures of the bedroom on the resort website, but we found them adequte. Also!!! Dog friendly resort. We brought our lab and springer with us, and they were welcomed and had as much fun as we did.”
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