Ely Getaway Near Town, Lakes, & Outdoor Recreation

Sleeps 62 BR2 BA


If you’re longing for a revitalizing escape to 'the world's best town for outdoor thrills,' look no further than this Ely vacation rental! This 2-bedroom, 2-bath home offers a luxurious vintage feel and an ideal location in Ely, which serves as the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The BWCAW is the most visited wilderness area in the U.S. with more than one million acres of wilderness and waterways, including more than 1,000 lakes in the heart of the Superior National Forest.


  • Essentials
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Central Heating
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Kitchen


Location Details

RECREATION & NATURE: Trezona Trail Trailhead by Miners Lake (0.5 miles, < 10-min walk), Kawishiwi Falls Trail (6.0 miles), Bass Lake Trail (6.8 miles), Bear Head Lake State Park (16.9 miles), Giants Ridge Recreation Area (39.5 miles), Superior National Forest (40.1 miles)

NEARBY LAKES: Miners Lake (0.5 miles), Shagawa Lake (1.0 miles), Fall Lake (4.4 miles), Mitchell Lake (4.6 miles), White Iron Lake (5.6 miles), Garden Lake (5.6 miles), Cedar Lake (5.9 miles), Burntside Lake (6.2 miles)

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Whiteside Park (0.4 miles) Dorothy Molter Museum (1.5 miles), International Wolf Center (1.9 miles)

FOOD + DRINK: Ely Steak House (0.3 miles), Britton's Cafe Inc. (0.3 miles), Insula Restaurant (0.4 miles), Boathouse Brewpub & Restaurant (0.4 miles), Gator's Grilled Cheese Emporium (0.6 miles)

AIRPORTS: Falls International Airport (114.0 miles)


13 reviews
  • Cute, clean house in quiet neighborhood 2 blocks from downtown.


    Awesome place with lots of sleeping options and a shower and tub in separate bathrooms! Large TV and quiet street to park on. Nice porch if weather permits. Great property.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Ted W.
    Published November 10, 2021
  • Great digs and amazing location!


    Great place to stay for a long weekend! Walkable to nearly everywhere and a great kitchen for cooking! Would definitely stay again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Amy G.
    Published October 29, 2021
  • Just Wonderful


    Everything was perfect.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Claudene T.
    Published August 25, 2021
  • An Instant Favorite


    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.

    Published August 22, 2021
  • Perfect!!


    This house is absolutely charming, clean and comfortable! You can't beat the location - walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. Owner was responsive and easy to communicate with. Will be back again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Ashlee R
    Published August 12, 2021
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