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Newly Renovated Cabins Along the Shores of Bear Island Lake

For nearly 80 years, Timber Wolf Lodge has been offering exceptional Ely, Minnesota vacations. Our guests adore 2,362 acre Bear Island Lake along with its phenomenal Walleye, Northern Pike and Small Mouth Bass populations, and 22 islands to explore. We are also proud to be the only Ely resort that offers a free guided hike to majestic Kawishiwi Falls. Newly remodeled and furnished cabins continue to add to the experience. Each master bedroom is now equipped with a queen-size Sleep Number Bed and luxury linens. At the beach, there is a brand new water trampoline. Our marina includes new Tohatsu outboard motors for our fishing fleet, or you can upgrade to our Alumacraft, our 21’ Northwood's Pontoon or our Larson ski boat. All water toys at Timber Wolf Lodge are free for our guests. These include canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Each cabin features free guest amenities that include: WiFi, private fire pits at each cabin, firewood delivered daily and a Finnish Sauna. Well-behaved family pets are always welcome to join you at TWL. Each cabin features Keurig single-cup coffee brewers - enjoy a fresh brewed cup of coffee every morning, courtesy of Timber Wolf Lodge. Start off each morning by relaxing on your lakeside deck overlooking the tranquility of Bear Island Lake. With access to the lake, nature, fishing, hiking and much more, Timber Wolf Lodge provides a relaxing Ely escape.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 12 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Ely
  • Nearby Water Bear Island Lake
  • Open Dates May 2 to Sep 31


Timber Wolf Lodge's premier location on the shores of Bear Island Lake provides you with a quintessential Minnesota beach vacation. Enjoy your private sandy beach, sunbathe on our gravity loungers and rest under our umbrellas. The kids will love the water trampoline, or simply splashing in the waves together!


In addition to resort, lake and nature activities, Ely, MN offers great activities for the entire family. Our unique little town offers a great selection of local restaurants, shopping, parks and recreation. Many Timber Wolf Lodge guests also spend a day along the north shore of Lake Superior, visiting the many family activities that are unique to that region as well.


Timber Wolf Lodge has 12 lakefront and lake view cabins that are spread over 15 acres, making us the perfect venue for family reunions. Each year we are pleased to host many family reunions. Families enjoy our proximity to unique family-friendly activities including water falls, Lake Superior, trail hiking, fishing, water sports, airplane tours, photo galleries, museums, golf and more. Ely, MN offers your family unique restaurants and shopping too..


The natural beauty of Bear Island Lake and the surrounding Superior National Forest, places you in the heart of some of the best nature experiences in Minnesota. Join us early in the morning to observe bald eagles fishing near our docks or circling high about 110 acre Bear Island, which is located in the center of our tranquil lake. Wake to the distant call of our resident loon population. And each year some of our lucky guests hear the distant call of the timber wolves or enjoy the Northern Lights overhead.


Timber Wolf Lodge rests along the shoreline of 2,362 acre Bear Island Lake. This fantastic Minnesota lake boasts plenty of native species including walleye, crappie, bluegill, largemouth and smallmouth bass, and northern pike. The lake is also a DNR fishery with 900,000 new walleye fry released every other year! Since this program began, the DNR has released over 5,000,000 walleye fry into our waters. Do you own your own boat? Timber Wolf Lodge offers free dock space and we are the only location on Bear Island Lake to offer a lakeside fueling station.


The two of you deserve to take some time away for yourselves! Take a break from work, leave the kids with their grandparents, and head over to Timber Wolf Lodge to enjoy a refreshing lakeside retreat with your sweetheart. You will stay in a cozy cabin right on the waterfront, with easy access to the beach and outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and canoeing. Ely, MN offers a nice selection of unique quality dining and shops.

Pet Friendly

Family pets are always welcome at Timber Wolf Lodge. We request that pets be well-behaved, sociable and that they be kept on leash control while you are out on the resort property. They are sure to enjoy playful times with you on Bear Island Lake and exploring miles of wilderness that Ely offers. A $20 per day or $95 per week pet fee will be applied to your reservation.


Timber Wolf Lodge offers many lakeside cabins. Each cabin enjoys a dock or screen porch that overlooks Bear Island Lake. You will enjoy your private dock there as well. These are great spots to unwind with a great book and to enjoy your first cup of coffee in the morning. Not only a hot spot for boating and fishing, Bear Island Lake is one to be explored - with 22 islands, including 110-acre Bear Island that rests right in the middle of the lake. Remember that all water toys, such as canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards are free to use during your stay at Timber Wolf Lodge. And our private sandy beach offers a water trampoline for your kids.

RV Resort

The Timber Wolf Lodge offers 29 RV lake front and lake view camping sites. Each site has water and electric hook-ups and we offer a shared dump station. Our RV guests access all of our resort amenities. Are you bringing your own boat? Timber Wolf Lodge provides dock space.

  • Bicycles
  • Casino
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Sauna
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Sundeck
  • Gambling
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • ATV/Fourwheeling
  • Beach
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Sailing
  • Fishing Guides
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Nearest Airports

  • Duluth International Airport (DLH) / 65.7 miles
  • Chisholm Hibbing Airport (HIB) / 49.7 miles
  • Atikokan Municipal Airport (YIB) / 70.2 miles

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

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