Ely, MN Resort - Big Lake Wilderness Lodge

Welcome To Big Lake Wilderness Lodge


Welcome to Big Lake Wilderness Lodge. Surrounded by the Superior National Forest and easy walking or paddling distance to the famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, we are the most remote drive-in resort in northern Minnesota.

Here you're sure to enjoy the near-by hiking trails, kayaking, paddle boating, canoing, FISHING, or just sitting lakeside and taking in the view. We welcome your 4-legged friends as well.

In the Lodge, you will find free Wifi, TV, coffee, snowcone maker, books, games, weather and fishing reports, along with our friendly staff. We have an on site coin operated laundry facility for your convenience. Stop by our store and find the 'essentials' you may have missed and bring home that special souvenir. We carry a full line of tackle and live bait. Satellite TV in all cabins except Rookery, Aurora and Reflections.

At Big Lake Wilderness Lodge, you'll find life's most rewarding pleasures. Freshly caught fish ready for the fry pan. Dense pine and birch forests with impressive vistas that have remained virtually unchanged for generations. Nighttime skies sparkling with a heaven full of stars and, sometimes, a vivid display of Northern Lights. Our clean air and pure waters invite you, your family, and friends to enjoy the Northwoods out-of-doors.

For fishing, hiking, canoe trip adventures, family-oriented summer getaways and more...

FREE PONTOON when you rent our newly remodeled Horizon or Call of the Loon cabins for a week. (Sat-Sat).

FREE 16' Deluxe fishing boat package (60hp motor, pedestal seats, trolling motor, live well, console steering) when you rent our Greenstone cabin for a week. (Sat-Sat)

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Enjoy a special discounted rate and a free 14' boat when you reserve (Sat-Sat) our Tamarack or Vermilion cabins by May 1st.

WALLEYE FEVER PACKAGE: Our economical includes a lake view cabin, boats, motors, and initial supply of gas and bait at one low price.

With 1,800 acres of water, 14 islands, and numerous inlets and bays, Big Lake is a place of rugged beauty. This northern MN lake is one of the DNR's top-rated walleye lakes and also holds northern pike, smallmouth bass, and perch. No motor-size restrictions. Public boat ramp access nearby.

Big Lake Wilderness Lodge invites you to be our guest.

Ely, MN Resort - Big Lake Wilderness Lodge