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Minnesota Vacations for Active Travelers...and for Active Observers!
River Point Chalets…Minnesota Vacation Lodging Hotels in Ely next to the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area BWCA
No list of the best in secluded getaways would be complete without the region's crown jewel, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Named one of the "50 Places of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler, this remote wilderness area stretches some 1.1 million acres across the border of northern Minnesota and Canada.
Charles Kuralt noted, "If it is absolute solitude
you want, you have only to paddle far enough."
It is only fitting that River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. would offer Ely, Minnesota vacation motel and hotel lodging to complement the active lifestyle of those who enjoy the great Boundary Waters…
New at River Point are four unique one-bedroom accommodations called Chalets, each with a private sundeck and private entrance housed in a huge cedar-sided beautiful lakeside structure. Located on the vast, mile-long wilderness peninsula of River Point bordered by the South Kawishiwi River and Birch Lake with direct paddle access to the BWCA, the Chalets offer lake, river, and forest views.
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2013 CHALET INFORMATION AND RATES
The new Chalets-Ely, Minnesota Motels-offer yet another dimension of lodging options at River Point. The active traveler who desires more of an "Eddie Bauer lifestyle" can be outfitted by River Point Outfitting Co. and venture off on a rustic, all-natural Boundary Waters canoe trip for an overnight or several day adventure, and then return to a warm bed along with many other amenities in one of the new, comfortable River Point Resort Chalets. Of course, one may select the Chalet lodging for several days prior to the canoe trip adventure…the choice is yours...it's your Minnesota vacation.
Serenity echoes throughout the entire wilderness facility of River Point Resort. The Chalets are also an outstanding choice for those who desire something more than the bed, bath and parking lot of the typical "motel" in downtown Ely.
Activity Programs, hiking, swimming, fishing and boating are intriguing for active travelers. And for the "active observer" type of traveler... listening to the call of the loon, watching an eagle soar, and relaxing by a peaceful evening bonfire are thoughtful substitutes for phones, video games, and television found in a typical motel setting.
From the sundecks of the four Chalets, guests can catch either the sun rising or setting over the lake, and now-and-then in the night sky, Mother Nature’s other brilliant light show – the aurora borealis!
Lakeview. The Chalet building is set back approximately 125-150 feet from the lakeshore with level ground, and close to the east sundeck which affords a lovely lakefront setting with flowered terrace. Easy access from the four luxury Chalets to the main marina, docking facility, north beach and playground, and also the west shoreline of Birch Lake, is adjacent, further enhancing this lodging option.
"The chalet was great. . .the outdoor feeling was carried into the chalet. Great view from the deck. We hate to leave!"
-Dan & Marsha W., Mukwonago, WI staying in Windsong Chalet
The one-bedroom comfortably designed Chalets are completely log-furnished. Three of the Chalets called Windsong, Ledgerock, and Sunrise, have a queen bed in the bedroom.
Evergreen Chalet has a double bed and a set of bunk-beds gracing the carpeted bedroom. The pleasant, light-filled living rooms in each Chalet have an abundance of furnishings, along with a queen or double sleeper sofa, decorative touches, ceiling fan, and gas fireplace.
Each luxury Chalet boasts a full, efficient kitchen with refrigerator, range/oven, microwave, small electric appliances such as toaster, hand-mixer, and blender, and coffeepot, dishwasher, and much more.
Beautifully appointed bathroom with large custom ceramic shower, and a private sundeck with grill and relaxing lounge chairs rounds out the offerings of each Chalet.
Air-Conditioning relaxes and refreshes.
"We enjoyed our visit more than I can express. The chalet was immaculate! It appeared as if it had never been used and that we were the first. Love the decor! The kitchen is stocked wonderfully and the entire chalet was so comfortable; I haven't slept that well in a long time."
-Tony & Deb F., Cloquet, MN staying in Sunrise Chalet
Click here for Chalet Floor Plans
Accommodates: up to 4; except for Ledgerock Chalet which accommodates up to 3
SPRING EXPEDITION FISHING PACKAGE - MAY 17 Thur JUNE 14
|5/17 thru 5/31
||1-2 persons||Day: $125|
|6/1 thru 6/7||1-2 persons||Day: $155|
|6/8 thru 6/21; 8/10 thru 8/16||1-2 persons||Day: $175|
|6/22 thru 6/28||1-2 persons||Day: $195|
|6/29 thru 8/9||1-2 persons||Day: $215|
|8/17 thru 9/2||1-2 persons||Day: $160|
|9/3 thru 9/22||1-2 persons||Day: $150|
Additional Person Rates
|Persons 11 & up:||$30.00/Day|
|Children Under age 10:||$20.00/Day|
Lodging rates, all motorized boat rentals, launch and dockage fees for personal boats, and all packages are subject to applicable 9.6875% MN Sales Tax and 6% service fee. Lodging and package rates subject to 3% local tax. All other rates subject to 6.875% MN Sales Tax. Staff gratuities discretionary.
FYI: The service fee supports staff gratuities, the program of activities offered during the summer months (Kid's Adventure Time program not offered), high speed internet service located by the lodge/office, abundant supply of split and stacked firewood for wood-burning fireplaces and the three outside fire pits.
The service also supports mariina and waterfront assistance such as bailing of boats, complimentary fish cleaning, twice weekly housekeeping staff "Courtesy Call" to replenish items, such as TP, coffee filters, trash bags, lite bulbs, etc., plus other services. Additional staff gratuities are discretionary and encouraged, especially for guided trips and housekeepers.
Rates subject to change without notice.
We are happy to fulfill specific lodging requests, but also attempt to best satisfy specific accommodations occupancy capabilities
Chalet reservation assignments may be modified
- Reservations made during Holidays and Events (ie: Labor Day Weekend, Blueberry Arts Festival time, including the night prior to the festival of 7/25 (Festival Dates: July 26, 27, 28, 2013) are subject to a 10% surcharge. A three-night minimum rental is required for reservations made during holidays and events.(Some exceptions to the 3-nite minimum rental may occur. Inquire)
Ashley C. and friend from Lonsdale, MN had a great time
fishing Birch Lake in May while staying in Sunrise Chalet.
HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS AVAILABLE
River Point does not offer a full service restaurant. However, snacks and beverages, including pizza, ice cream, beer, sodas, and more are available in the Wildwood Lodge. Local grocery stores and Ely's wholefood shop offer great food options for preparing and enjoying your meals at River Point's gorgeous lake facility in the comfort of your Chalet with full kitchen and outside gas grill. Or, drive into Ely, roughly 10-12 minutes away, for many dining choices, from simple and inexpensive to gourmet fare.
Active guests Elissa and Justin G. from Waconia, MN spent
carefree spring days canoeing and hiking while staying in Sunrise Chalet.
~RESORT STAY and a BWCA CANOE TRIP~
Want a combination Resort Holiday and a completely outfitted Boundary Waters Canoe Trip? Inquire about this wonderful option. Available are BWCA canoe trips consisting of three or more days on the water.
You may also want to try the special 2-day, 1-night, "Taste of the North Woods" package with River Point Outfitting Co. as featured in Midwest Living Magazine---great for gift-giving, too!
"Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Everything and everyone was exceptional! What a memorable and terrific 25th anniversary we had. Bless you all and your establishment."
-Mary & David T., Boston, MA staying in Ledgerock Chalet
Repeat guests Eric and Laura G. from Gardener, KS spent lazy
September days canoeing while staying in Ledgerock Chalet.
Your special Minnesota resort lodging vacation at River Point includes many guest services and outdoor recreation options. These include two sandy swim beaches, biting game fish, including walleye and bass, guided day canoe and kayak trips, and shopping opportunities for special North Country treasures at the Wolf Den Gift Shop.
Small omplimentary beach watercraft provide for a fun-seeker’s paradise! Adult and youth enjoy one and two person kayaks, paddleboats, new paddleboards, and more.
Refer to Amenities for information about waterfront rentals and a complete list of what else is included in your stay at River Point Resort….a premier wilderness lodge!
River Point is a Pet Free Facility
Please call for nearby kennel information. We're happy to help.
Refer to the FAQ'S link (Frequently Asked Questions) for more information.
HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS AVAILABLE
|“Best of the Midwest”
Rated one of the Top 4 Resorts in Minnesota
by Midwest Living Magazine
Open May 17 - September 22, 2013
Gift Certificates Are Available In Any Denomination Over $50!
Please call for details!
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