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Stony Ridge Resort
Ranked #33 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Ely
Reviewed 24 August 2012

This place had the worst cabins I have ever seen at a resort. The cabins are super small, a square 12x12 room, no where large enough for a small family of 3. The bed had tear in the mattress ,the box spring had a black mold on it. Under the futon looks like it has never seen a broom. Also black pellets like mouse droppings under the futon. The cabins are across the street from the lake. This resort was not walking distance from town. Completely gross, Needless to say we didn't stay and lost $174 deposit.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 August 2010

We have stayed at Stoney Ridge in both the cabins and in our own camper. What brings us back so many times??? Don, Marty and Dawn. Stay just one time and you're part of the family. The cabins are a bit rustic. If you're expecting a 5 star resort, this is NOT the place. If you're expecting something comfortable, small, quiet, and just outside of town, this is the place for you.
We usually stay in the cabin named "The Loons Nest" and the decor is loon themed. I think Don has the oldest working refrigerators in the cabins. Cold food stays cold. The room has a 2 burner hot plate, a pan or two, dinnerware, silverware and cookware. Also comes with a toaster, microwave and a color,cable tv that sits on top of the refrigerator. The cabin has 2 full size beds that are old and a bit tired. We bring our own foam mattress toppers to make the beds a bit more hospitable. The sheets are all cotton, old, and oh, so soft.There is a bathroom with shower. The bathroom has it's own hot water heater so hot water is plentiful. There is no kitchen sink, so an idea would be to bring a basin to use as a sink;
Cabins come with the use of a boat. Fishing is most often awesome and you can even catch fish right off their docks! The resort has their own fishing store with ample live bait, and line, lures, and all things that might be needed.
The main draw of Stony Ridge is the on-site restaurant. The food is great, and plentiful. If you leave hungry, it's your fault. The hashbrown breakfasts are not to be missed. One service CAN feed two people. The lunches and dinners are also awesome, with sandwiches, burgers and, of course, walleye.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank rockhuntress
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Reviewed 5 October 2009

"Come and enjoy Stony Ridge's 1940's rustic style cabins.
These cabins feature Pine interiors, cooking facilities,
refrigerator, bathrooms with showers, skylights (to enjoy
starry nights) and cable T.V."

This is what is advertised on their web site.

Nothing fancy. We stayed in the 2 bedroom unit. You walk into the kitchen/dining/livingroom. There you will find a hot plate with some pots and pans and a few dishes on one side of the room and a table with a toaster, microwave and a radio on the other side of the room. Next to that is a older refridgerator with the TV sitting on top. No kitchen sink. At the end of the room is a bench with a back to sit on. No cushions for comfort. The floor is wood throughout with a piece of linolium from the 60's laid on top in the front area. The two bedrooms are on the other side of the wall. No doors. The beds should have been replaced 10 years ago. They furnish the bedding -sheets and blankets. No mattress pad. The bathroom was very small. Toilet, sink and shower stall and the water heater. You supply your own towels. The unit does come with a 14' fishing boat and motor. (you pay for the gas) They offer a firepit for nightly fires and supply the wood. Also a BBQ grill and picnic table. There is also a restaurant at the resort. We were unable to eat there because they choose when they want to be open. The night we wanted to have dinner there, we were told they were out of meat. We have stayed at several hotels in Ely but wanted to try a resort this time. I feel it is over priced for what you get. On the upside, the resort is on the edge of town. So you are close to shopping, the North American Bear Center and The Wolf Center and everything else Ely has to offer.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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10  Thank LittlePine
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Additional Information about Stony Ridge Resort

Address: 60 West Lakeview Place, Ely, MN 55731
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Amenities:
Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #33 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Ely
Number of rooms: 14

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