Our family of five wanted to take my father back to the Boundary Waters where he had spent many summers hiking and camping more than 20 years ago. Because of the ages of our kids, we decided to get a house in town and do some day trips. Ended up being the best decision we could've made. We enjoyed the Opal House so much and just sitting with the history of the place each day. We cooked delicious meals in the kitchen, played games with the kids on the front porch or kitchen table each evening and just thoroughly enjoyed our time in the outdoors and in Ely. Chad and Lori were great hosts and we definitely want to try to come back.