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)


17 reviews
  • Perfect place to use as a base for our trip


    We loved staying at Opal house. It is cozy, spotlessly clean, and had a well equipped kitchen. We were able to walk all around town. Such a good place to stay.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Rebecca B.
    Published October 25, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you for your review, Rebecca, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Opal House!"

  • Opal House


    Fabulous place + experience! Perfect for our trip! Thank you!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Brigid L.
    Published August 24, 2022
  • Felt like home


    This was fabulous! It felt like home when you arrive and every night when we went back after long day it was relaxing. Clean very charming home. I will have to go back to see how it was all decorated. Too short of trip. Slept very well. Wonderful experience!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Tamra R.
    Published July 15, 2022
  • Opal House


    We really enjoyed our stay at the OpalHouse. The house is super cute and in walking distance to shops and restaurants. The house was really clean and super quiet.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Patricia H.
    Published July 15, 2022
  • 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
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Ages 2-12
$201 Avg. / night
Property ID: 437532
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