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Escape to this Secluded Haven in the Heart of Minnesota's Superior National Forest

River Point Resort & Outfitting Company is a naturally superior NE Minnesota wilderness retreat. In this up-north haven, you'll find all the entertainment you could want in the great outdoors. This magnificent resort sits on a private peninsula, with a mile of secluded shoreline on Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River, so you're sure to feel relaxed, and rejuvenated by the peaceful surroundings. Enjoy that fresh Northwoods air, those pristine waters, and the starry skies; not to mention the scent of pine trees, all which set the scene for days of fishing, hiking, paddling, and boating. Don't forget to take a memorable trip to the Boundary Waters too! All outfitted by River Point, of course. End active days in the comfort of a luxurious lakefront vacation home cabin, villa, or chalet with a fireplace and whirlpool – upscale living in the great Northwoods. And since River Point is accessible from Minneapolis/St. Paul, it makes it even easier to plan your next getaway!

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A honeymoon celebration at River Point amidst the natural rugged beauty of nature in the Northwoods that offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation is not only very special, but also profoundly peaceful. Enjoy each other’s company without distractions and rejuvenate your spirits and energy with the Honeymoon Package. Romantic lodging choices, private boat with motor for endless exploration of Birch Lake, or paddle your own canoe into the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area. At the end of the day, relax with your welcome bottle of wine and gourmet chocolates to toast your new future together.
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River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. will hook you up with everything you could ever wish for in a Minnesota fishing vacation! Fish the bays and coves of its more than 6,000 acres with a guide or on your own. River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. has a full-service marina, seven dock sites and complimentary fishing seminars to enhance your experience.
Amenities
Open Dates
  • May 11 to Oct 3
Property Size
  • 16 units
Nearby City
  • Ely
Nearby Water
  • Birch Lake/South Kawishiwi River
General
  • Gift Shop
  • Library
  • Sauna
  • Wireless Internet
Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Sundeck
  • Whirlpool
Activities
  • Bocce Ball
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
Parking
  • Free Parking
Services
  • Shuttle Service
  • Fishing Guides
  • Laundry Facilities
Suitability
  • Children Welcome
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Honeymoon and Romance Package Starting at $495 For 3 Nights

Romantic Minnesota Honeymoon getaway package includes unlimited toweling, welcome basket, gourmet chocolates, and a gift of a bottle of wine. Unlimited use of a 16’ boat with motor, canoes, kayaks, and four hours on a pontoon or profishing/touring boat are inclusive with this amazing Ely, MN resort package.

Rejuvenate and rekindle relationships at River Point Resort-the perfect Ely, Minnesota romantic getaway resort, and one of the perfect Minnesota resorts with incredible privacy on a mile of shoreline. 

Make it even more special by enjoying each other's company without distractions or interruptions in the beauty of River Point's amazing wilderness location with exta comfort and amenities.

Perfect for a honeymoon resort destination vacation or a romantic getaway in Minnesota to celebrate anything special, a birthday, an anniversary, and more!

Want additional nights?

4 Nights - $545

5 Nights - $590

6 Nights - $645

7 Nights - $695

Choose from the following accommodation choices:

  • Villas
  • Chalets
  • Riverview Vacation Home Cabin
  • The Point Vacation Home Cabin
  • Hideaway Cabin

 

Deal Expires

October 3, 2018

Travel Dates
  • May 11, 2018 to October 3, 2018
Terms and Conditions

Rates indicated are for two persons based on 2-persons maximum per accommodation · Package rate is in addition to the nightly or weekly rate of the accommodation selected. Bait, fishing licenses, gas are additional. Reservations made over Ely's Blueberry Arts Festival (7/27, 7/28, 7/29), are subject to a 10% surcharge, as is the night of 7/26 prior to the Festival start. Rate subject to 9.875% MN sales tax and local tax, plus a 6% resort fee

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Taste of the Northwoods Package

When renting a vacation home cabin, a cabin, villa, or chalet at River Point Resort for a minimum of three nights or more, you have the option of further experiencing the wilderness at River Point's doorstep when going on the "Taste of the North Woods", 2-Day, 1-Night canoe/camping adventure. This package offers resort guests a reduced rate to try wilderness canoe/camping. This is especially fun for families who want just a "taste" of wilderness camping and canoeing.  Two great plans offered by River Point Outfitting Co.™ are available.

And, at the end of your canoe trip, enjoy a wonderful "steam" in River Point's new state of the art Finnish style sauna. Relaxing!

Option #1: Overnight in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (US camping permit required).

Option #2: Overnight on the wilderness shoreline of the South Kawishiwi River and Birch Lake, which are adjacent to the BWCA, but require no US camping permit.  Due to the virtual uninhabited shoreline of these pristine waters, the same feeling of remoteness is yours to delight in, as you would experience in the Boundary Waters.  With either option, you will "Paddle the Quiet Side."®

No US camping permit required with Option #2.

Includes: All equipment - aluminum canoes, paddles, life vests, tent, sleeping bags, stuff sacks, therm-a-rest sleep pads, packsacks, folding saw, gas stove, cook kit and utensils. Also included are travel maps, a pre-trip routing session and transport to your wilderness entry point.

Want us to pack the food?
Add on $9 per meal per person. Typically, we pack lunch and dinner on day one, and breakfast and lunch on day two. You may select food from the River Point Outfitting Co.™ deluxe menu planner which offers many fresh entrees, as well as lightweight dehydrated food choices. Food is packed in its own food pack, and includes a kitchen camp kit (dish soap, trash bags, bar soap, scrub pads, etc.)

Want a guide?
Add on $295/day for up to two persons. $50/day for each extra person.

Want a Kevlar canoe? (lightest weight canoe) Add on $10 per person/day for either a 17' or 18' two or three seat kevlar canoe. Add on $12 per person/day for a 4-seat, 23' kevlar canoe.

Visit website for more information on this package.

Deal Expires

October 3, 2018

Travel Dates
  • May 11, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Terms and Conditions

Early reservations are encouraged for best BWCA permit availability Fishing license, tax, 6% resort fee, and guide gratuity, if applicable, are extra. Rates subject to change without notice.

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Romantic Getaway Package

Share a romantic getaway on the shores of Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River at the doorstep of the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, just 10 minutes from Ely, MN. What better way to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or momentous occasion than with an intimate retreat amongst majestic granite cliffs and tall white pine trees on the secluded, mile-long wilderness peninsula at River Point Resort & Outfitting Co, the quintessential romantic Minnesota resort. Fresh air, panoramic views of the sparkling water, the soothing call of the loon, fiery sunsets over the river, and dazzling night skies provide the perfect setting for couples in search of a romantic vacation, whether escaping for a week or a few special nights…memories and romance await.

 

Your Package Includes:

 -Unlimited use of a 16' boat with 9.9 or 15 hp motor

 -Unlimited use of a 17' canoe

 -Four hours on a Specialty Boat: either a Pontoon Boat or ProFishing/Touring Boat

 -Unlimited toweling

 -Unlimited firewood for wood-burning fireplaces and outdoor new fire pits

 -Welcome Basket of goodies

 -Gourmet chocolates

 -Informal non-professional photo shoot to capture your "Wilderness Memories"

 -Two passes to the world famous International Wolf Center

 Plus, there is a a special gift of a bottle of wine!

  • 3 Nights - $495
  • 4 Nights - $545
  • 5 Nights - $590
  • 6 Nights - $645
  • 7 Nights - $695

Deal Expires

October 3, 2018

Travel Dates
  • May 11, 2018 to October 3, 2018
Terms and Conditions

· Rates indicated are for two persons based on 2-persons maximum per accommodation · Package rate is in addition to the rate of the accommodation selected · Bait, fishing licenses, gas are additional · Reservations made over Ely's Blueberry Arts Festival (7/27, 7/28, 7/29), and the night of 7/26 prior to the Festival start are subject to a 10% surcharge · Rate subject to 9.875% MN sales tax and local tax, plus a 6% resort fee

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Taste of the Northwoods Canoe Trip

Sample the Boundary Waters Canoe Area with an overnight trip package offered by River Point Resort. This remote wilderness area of a million acres plus sits at the doorstep of River Point and is easily accessible via the South Kawishiwi River.Named one of the “50 Places of a Lifetime” to visit in your lifetime by National Geographic Traveler, treat yourself to an incredible experience made ever so easy with the help of River Point Resort.

When renting a vacation home, villa, or chalet at River Point Resort for a minimum of three nights or more, you have the option of further experiencing the wilderness at River Point’s doorstep when going on the “Taste of the North Woods”, 2-Day, 1-Night canoe/camping adventure. This package offers resort guests a reduced rate to try wilderness canoe/camping. This is especially fun for families who want just a “taste” of wilderness camping and canoeing.  Two great plans offered by River Point Outfitting Co.™ are available.

Option #1: Overnight in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (US camping permit required).

Option #2: Overnight on the wilderness shoreline of the South Kawishiwi River and Birch Lake, which are adjacent to the BWCA, but require no US camping permit.  Due to the virtual uninhabited shoreline of these pristine waters, the same feeling of remoteness is yours to delight in, as you would experience in the Boundary Waters.  With either option, you will “Paddle the Quiet Side.”

No US camping permit required with Option #2.

Includes: All equipment – aluminum canoes, paddles, life vests, tent, sleeping bags, stuff sacks, therm-a-rest sleep pads, pack sacks, folding saw, gas stove, cook kit and utensils. Also included are travel maps, a pre-trip routing session and transport to your wilderness entry point.

“Taste of the North Woods”Canoe Trip Rates
Rate without food:  $355 for up to 4 persons
Each Additional person: $50
Deposit: $100

Deal Expires

September 30, 2018

Travel Dates
  • May 13, 2018 to October 2, 2018
Terms and Conditions

Fishing license, tax, 6% resort fee, and guide gratuity, if applicable, are extra. Rates subject to change without notice.

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Family Reunion Package

The Best Family Reunion Resorts Minnesota…”A Magical Memory-Making Place”

Looking for a special wilderness getaway for your next family reunion resorts Minnesota package? Here at River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. on 6,000 acre Birch Lake in the heart of the Superior National Forest and adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness we have a long tradition of hosting family reunion resorts Minnesota.

Villas:

Favorite choices of accommodations for a family reunion resorts Minnesota are the River Point Villas. Three separate Villas are housed under one roof offering lots of separate space, yet togetherness. With five bedrooms, three bathrooms, three living rooms, and three kitchens they can hold up to 15 people, dependent upon the number of beds/bedrooms needed. Since they are three separate Villas, they become very accommodating, especially important when considering the routines of your youngest and oldest members of the family. Lakefront location with a superb water view and large lawn is perfect to gather together for mealtime together, conversation, and photos. Full kitchens with all the amenities make cooking and clean-up easier.

At River Point Resort & Outfitting Co., we hope that your next family reunion resorts Minnesota will be your best one, even a magical one, that creates plenty of wonderful memories, and we are here to help plan it with you. Just ask about the Family Reunion Resorts Minnesota Package!

Reconnect, Reminisce, and Rekindle Relationships

Deal Expires

October 3, 2018

Travel Dates
  • May 11, 2018 to October 3, 2018
Terms and Conditions

When renting the Villa Complex, it is preferred that a Family Reunion group rent all three Villas. You may also add on a Chalet or two, as needed. Ask about this option.

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Girlfriend Getaway Package

Reminisce, relax, reconnect are the only rules when the girls hit the road to River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. When women want to find the perfect travel partners, they know where to look: each other!  Consider a spacious lakefront 2-bedroom Villa or the new 1-bedroom Chalets for up to four persons for your getaway at the lake.

Deal Expires

September 30, 2018

Travel Dates
  • May 13, 2018 to October 2, 2018
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