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Beautiful and Serene Waterfront Ely Cabin

Bedrooms 4
Space 204 m²
Property type cabin


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Please note **** One week rentals only, Maximum occupancy is 6.********This is smoke-free property, both inside and outside.*********

*Enjoy the peace and serenity that our wonderful upscale year-round Ely cabin located on the shores of White Iron offers. In preparation for your stay, we have tried to think of everything that you could possibly need or want for a relaxing week long vacation in the north woods.*

*Rated one of the '50 Greatest Places of a Lifetime' by National Geographic, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is a paddling distance away from the front doorstep of our home.*

*Nestled among white birch and pine trees, this renovated cabin sits on over an acre of land with 200 feet of lake shore. Extremely low motorboat traffic and the nicely wooded setting provides seclusion and privacy unlike anywhere else!*

*In order to preserve the serenity and pristine nature of the boundary waters, use of snowmobiles and jet-skis while at our home is prohibited.*

When you walk in the front door, you will immediately be taken by the casual elegance throughout the home. The main level of the home features a screened in front porch complete with a sitting area for four as well as a dining area for four, perfect for taking in a peaceful morning breakfast. One of our favorite things to do right away in the morning is to grab a cup of coffee and head right out the the porch to listen to birds chirping and enjoy the beautifully landscaped yard surrounded by tall pines. In the summertime, most of our afternoon and evening meals are eaten on the lakeside deck which expands the length of the home and wraps around the sides. This deck includes a picnic table for six, a round table for six with an umbrella, a tete-a-tete chair, a gas grill and a charcoal grill. The deck is a perfect place for a game of bean-bags or mini ping-pong(both included) or just a great place to watch the evening sunset.

The main level of the cabin features an open floor plan with tasteful north woods decor, vaulted ceilings, knotty-pine, custom log furniture, hardwood floors, two master bedrooms, full bathroom, the main kitchen, dining room and living room. Each of the master bedrooms is well appointed with either a queen-sized or full-sized bed, luxurious high thread-count sheets, comfortable mattresses, bedding and ceiling fans. The well-stocked modern chef's kitchen has a large center island with three bar stools, garbage disposal, dishwasher, great pans and all of the utensils, appliances and dishware that you would hope for and expect. The lakeside living room is well-appointed with high end leather furniture (a double chez U-shaped couch and two huge leather chairs with ottomans), a custom upholstered bench by the window and a game table with antler chandelier perfect for an afternoon puzzle. The entertainment center has a television with satellite cable, DVD player, CD player and over 80 VHS tapes and DVD's for you to enjoy. A gorgeous antler chandelier hangs above the formal log dining table which will more than comfortably seat all those in your party.

Downstairs you will find rooms filled with sunlight! The walk-out lower level has two sliding doors which lead directly to the pathway down to the lake. You will find another fully-stocked kitchen, 2 more bedrooms, a cozy family room, another full bath, laundry room and a wonderful and cozy cedar-lined sauna. The family room overlooks the lake and includes a sleeper sofa, a table for four, wireless internet (bring your laptop), a log desk and a Wii console complete with Wii games. The first of the bedrooms has a queen bed, two closets, a television with satellite cable and a sliding door. The other lower level bedroom has a queen-sized bed, look-out windows, a modern sink and two closets. All of the linens on the hand-made log beds are extremely high-quality and comfortable throughout the property. Rest assured that much effort has gone into ensuring that each of the bedrooms is special in its own way!

A short walk down the landscaped pathway with gradual, wide steps takes you to the lake shore. Our private dock is perfect for tying up your motorized watercraft that you bring or for one that you rent from the local lodge. If you decide not to bring your boat or to rent one, we have included the use of our two aluminum canoes, fishing kayak for one and our kayak for two at no additional charge. The neighborhood boat access is just down the road from our home but is not visible from our property.

White Iron is 3,429 acres and is part of a chain of lakes that include Garden Lake, Farm Lake and South Farm Lake, all of which are motorized lakes. The White Iron Chain of Lakes is a locals' favorite with a good population of Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill and Black Crappie providing great fishing for anglers of all ages! White Iron Lake is in Ecological Lake Class 7, which consists of 41 lakes in northeast Minnesota that are very large, have irregular shoreline shapes, and have very soft (unmineralized) water.The Kawishiwi and Bear Island rivers flow through it and the inlets make for popular fishing spots. If you want to explore the non-motorized lakes of the Boundary Waters(BWCA), our chain of lakes has direct access as well!

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Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

Why The Owner chose Ely

The boundary waters is a place that we have visited with our families for years. When it came time to buy a lake home, Ely was the first place that we thought of. After years of camping in Ely's north woods, we loved the idea of being able to enjoy the serenity of the boundary waters while still having the comforts of the well-appointed cabin to return to after a long day of fishing. We love that we are close enough to town that a run to the grocery store is not a burden, while also being far enough away that you can fully retreat.

What makes this cabin unique

We looked at several lake homes and fell in love with this home immediately. The features that we most appreciate are the size of the lake, that it is part of a four lake chain with access to the boundary waters and that there are a few different options for dining which we can boat to. Although it is close to town, and is a motorized lake, the serenity that you experience is unlike any other place that we have visited. It is common to sit on the deck which overlooks the lake and not be able to see or hear anyone else.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Ely

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 204 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Walk out level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , High quality mattress and bedding-log frame
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , High quality mattress and bedding-log frame
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , High quality mattress and bedding-log frame
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , High quality mattress and bedding-log frame
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa, Bedroom flat screen TV's (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • porch/lanai ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
I-Pod Docking Station, Board Games and Puzzles, Corn Hole (Beanbags), Mini Ping-Pong, Nintendo Wii game console and games


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful and Serene Waterfront Ely Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in Ely multiple times, but this was the best place yet. The house is very nice and the location is very private and peaceful. They have thought of everything from what items you might have forgotten, to how to use certain things in the house. The kitchen is very well stocked with anything you might need. They even had flour, sugar, spices, cooking spray, etc. The welcome basket was also a nice surprise. We will definitely be staying there again in the future!

  • Submitted: 22-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tenerife, Spain.

5*plus Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Choose Ely for a vacation after seeing the BBC documentary of the Bears in UK. Built a three week holiday around this, taking in Ely for the middle week. Choose this cabin for its location, on the lake and fishing opportunities. Four of us arrived on a beautiful sunny day, our individual opinions, very well equipped, everything home from home. Welcome pack a great touch thank you. Wonderful use of the canoes for the men, fabulous sunsets most nights even after a day of torrential rain. So peaceful but still close enough to civilisation for us townies. Ate most nights from the BBQ buying great food from ZUPS, unfortunately had to eat inside due to the mosquetos. Here of the party got bit quite badly, thank goodness we brought some spray with us. Felt it was a shame we could not make use of the furniture on the deck. Was told in town when buying more spray that this year was very bad of the mosquetos. Of course we loved the Bear and Wolfe Sanctuarys. And was lucky one evening on our drive home to see a Wolfe trying to cross the road. Hope one day to return, leave tomorrow for our onward trip to Minneapolis and then Chicago for flight back to UK. Thank you Laurel and Carol for making our stay in your part of the world fantastic and we will never forget. X

  • Submitted: 13-Jun-2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garner, NC

My favorite home in Ely...

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house on a beautiful lake. All amenities were perfect, and we love this house. The kitchen was well-stocked, and the views were exquisite. Every morning on my walk, I saw deer. Ping-pong table in the garage provided us with many enjoyable moments. And then there was the sofa, with the chaises on either side - you just sunk into the leather and then zzzz....The owners are very easy to work with. We are returning to this home again for certain.

  • Submitted: 7-Oct-2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Loony Sixsome

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as pictured and advertised and then some! No way to describe the peaceful beauty or the incredible comfort of our week on White Iron Lake. The house and property were immaculate and over-supplied with comforts, entertainment and conveniences. The owner answered our every question and met our personal needs and concerns. Can't recommend anything in Ely except Zups grocery store where are food needs were easily accommodated. The kitchen, it's equipment and the dining area were a delight for our love of cooking and companionship. We talked about going into town for several excursions but were too relaxed to leave the property. We read and did a jig saw puzzle. played a game or two of Scrabble and used our computers for various entertainment and communication purposes. We loved the dock and the water craft, the quiet lake and the beautiful scenery, including fabulous sunsets and ever-changing weather. I especially enjoyed being able to canoe as we had done when we lived on Long Lake years ago, even though I had an oxygen canister tucked between my legs.We loved hearing and seeing loons and eagles and all the replicas of Northwoods elk, bear, loon, etc. in figurines, pictures, dinner plates and silverware throughout the house. Beds were very comfortable and storage in closets and drawers very adequate. Only thing missing? A pantry to store our grocery purchases. The counters worked but with everything else in the house it seemed strange not to have food storage. Thanks for sharing this beautiful spot with us.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudson, WI

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay, it exceeded all expectations. The cabin very clean and was so well stocked with utensils, pots pans and other items we never made 'the run' to town for things forgotten. The lake was excellent for wake boarding and tubing and had good fishing as well. Several nearby hikes provided excellent opportunities to see Ely area wilderness and beautiful waterfalls.

My college aged kids absolutely loved the place, great family bonding time. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We are very pleased that we chose this place to stay. It is everything described and more. This home is extremely clean and they provide more than I expected in the kitchen and baths. The grounds around the house are well kept. We brought our boat and it fit perfect at the dock. We brought my 79 year old mom. She was very comfortable. Our stay was very relaxing and we would definitely rent this again. I think it would be perfect for a few couples to share.

  • Submitted: 13-Jul-2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Rapids Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
North American Bear Center
Nearest Point of Interest
International Wolf Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Dorthy Molter Museum
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Ely

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$628.4
Tax Rate 7.38%

Payments accepted through vrbo, PayPal or personal check written to owner. Check with owner for terms of the damage/security deposit return. Occupancy limited to six (6) guests--No exceptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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