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Grand Ely Lodge is a one-of-a-kind Northwoods destination at the gateway to the Boundary Waters. Combining fine dining, superior lodging, meeting space and outdoor recreation, Grand Ely is its own oasis, offering the amenities of a full-service resort and the personalized service of a staff who know their guests by name. Shagawa Lake and the surrounding area are outdoor playgrounds for families and groups of all types.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 61 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Ely
  • Nearby Water Shagawa Lake
  • Open Dates All Year


Once you arrive, you only have to leave if you want to. And why would you? This is an ideal spot for Minnesota family retreats & reunions of all sizes. Kids are the center of attention at Grand Ely: The Cubby Bear Cub Club has scheduled activities all summer. Nightly campfires are for everyone, and kids under 10 eat free!


Shagawa Lake is a premiere northern Minnesota fishing lake for smallmouth bass, walleye and northern pike. Grand Ely Lodge can arrange guided fishing and remote trips to other lakes, or you can rent a boat from the marina, use some of the complimentary fishing equipment and set out on your own for a fun angling adventure.


Come Christmas time, the resort is home to the Festival of Trees and Wreaths! Grand Ely Lodge specializes in catered northeast Minnesota holiday events, weddings, reunions and retreats. There is a secret here for summer time, too: the Lodge is the best spot in town to see the fireworks on the 4th of July.


Shagawa Lake is a premier Northwoods location for all your northeast Minnesota outdoor recreation: fish for walleye and pike, take out a canoe, kayak or paddleboat or rent a pontoon or motorboat from the Grand Ely Lodge's marina. Complimentary dock space is available if you bring you own boat.


At nature's doorstep, pristine Northwoods hiking is always easy from Grand Ely Lodge. Venture in a canoe on the endless waters. Take a scenic float plane ride and view the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Ely is known as the "Canoe Capital of the World" and it's never met a nature lover it didn't like.


Shagawa Lake and the pristine pines along the shores are beautiful settings for northern Minnesota weddings and romantic getaways. For a quiet retreat, the fall landscape comes alive with color; in any season, choose the King Whirlpool Room at Grand Ely Lodge with a log-style bed and an in-room whirlpool right next to it.

Additional Information

  • Bicycles
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Swimming Pool
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Wildlife & Nature
Room Amenities
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Whirlpool
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • A/V Equipment
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Catering
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Fitness Programs

Nearest Airports

  • Atikokan Municipal Airport (YIB) / 60.8 miles
  • Chisholm Hibbing Airport (HIB) / 57.8 miles
  • Duluth International Airport (DLH) / 75.1 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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