Ely Resorts - Why River Point
Ely Resorts-Ely Minnesota Resorts-Northern Minnesota Resorts
"A Naturally Superior Destination"™
The Ely resorts lodging choices are many for the multitude of visitors that frequent this quaint northern Minnesota city of Ely each year. One of the premier Ely resorts located on an incredible lake adjacent to the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is River Point Resort.
Why Choose River Point Resort. . .
...Enjoy fine lodging choices...fantastic boating, canoeing, and kayaking...prize walleye, northern, and smallmouth bass fishing...first class family recreation...unparalleled wilderness setting...
Location, Location, Location
Located in the heart of the Superior National Forest, the "Naturally Superior™" location of River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. is on an private wilderness peninsula with a mile of secluded shoreline. This amazing location deep within the wooded beauty and tranquil waters of Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River is only 8.5 miles, or 10-15 minutes from downtown Ely. River Point Road is a meandering, private drive into River Point Resort off of state highway #1, providing a wonderful "buffer" from all things "unnatural". You may even be "greeted" by resident deer.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area: River Point is the only Ely, Minnesota resort and canoe outfitter located on the northern, most private half of beautiful Birch Lake with direct water access to the Boundary Waters and is surrounded by over a million acres of wilderness. Guests can experience the Boundary Waters right from their doorstep for fantastic day and overnight canoe trips. River Point provides daily shuttle service to various entry points into the BWCA for guided or self-guided fishing excursions, photography, wildlife viewing, and just plain enjoyment! Refer to: River Point Outfitting Co.
Birch Lake is 7000+ acres and 20 miles long. Birch is the largest Ely-area lake, and 90% of its wilderness shoreline is remarkably undeveloped and "natural." There is no other lake in the Ely area outside of the protected Boundary Waters Canoe Area with this amount of true wilderness shoreline, yet any size boat with motor is allowed on stunning Birch Lake. View: Webcam
Less shoreline development means more wilderness seclusion for you at this Ely resort. Boaters and fisher people will enjoy the privacy of a fish fry on an island, or "time to explore" anywhere on the lake. Canoeists who desire to camp overnight will find the same quiet and solitude as they would in the BWCA.
FISHING DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER. Birch Lake was ranked the #2 walleye lake in Minnesota in a recent survey by the DNR. An average of 14.2 walleyes were caught per gill net in the most recent population survey. Other predominant species are northern pike, slab crappies, tasty bluegills, and feisty smallmouth bass. Check out: Spring Expedition Fishing Package.
Clean, fresh air, shining stars and dancing northern lights. Natural beauty: glacial cliffs, pines, birch, rapids, and abundant wildlife -- moose, deer, eagles, loons, many species of birds and more.
Waterfront and beaches easily accessible. With the vast wilderness area of River Point's private peninsula, all accommodations and cabins are lakefront with no high hills to climb. Two safe sandy beaches for lots of fun and relaxation. Families love the ease of walking to the beaches from their accommodation. Kids love playing and floating in the water, and making sand castles.
Crystal clean lake for all kinds of recreation. No worries about the "dog days" of August. Birch stays clean and swimmable all season long.
Kayaking and canoeing adventures are simply awesome as one can paddle along the many bays and inlets to view plantlife, the incredible pine trees, nesting loons, and other wildlife. Two person kayaks suit Mom or Dad and a child perfectly. The ideal choice for a Minnesota family resort vacation.
River Point Resort has been featured in:
Jena and Brody, have a blast on the 2-person kayaks.
Midwest Living Magazine Rated "Best of the Midwest"
Good Housekeeping Magazine
Travel and Leisure Magazine
Boundary Waters Journal
Lake Superior Magazine
Outside Traveler Magazine
Experience Life Magazine (Lifetime Fitness)
Germany's Lufthansa Mazazine
Chicago Tribune Newspaper
CBS Early Show:
Featured River Point Outfitting Co.'s adventure canoe trips into the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Minnesota. Northern Minnesota resorts at their finest!
River Point Resort was honored to be named the "Property of the Year" by the Minnesota Association of Innkeepers.
River Point was established in 1944 as one of the Ely, Minnesota resorts by the Koschak family, and since then the mission has been to continue to provide a fine recreational facility amidst the beauty of the natural environment in the Superior National Forest, with an opportunity for families and friends to find balance and harmony in their lives, to reconnect with their inner self, with each other, and with nature--all in a peaceful, safe, and glorious unparalleled wilderness setting, found at River Point Resort. View: Minnesota Family Resort Tradition
We wanted to thank you all for the delightful five days we spent at River Point. Your warm hospitality and services were much appreciated and we certainly couldn't have asked for better luck fishing!
All the staff were so helpful and everything combined to make our stay a wonderful experience on Birch Lake. We look forward to coming again in the near future.
-Mary & Cecil H., Cary, NC
~Other Superior Reasons WHY You Should Select River Point as your Ely Resorts Vacation Destination~
Absence of TV and phones in the cabins, villas, chalets and vacation homes means time to play together at the lake, to read, to think and enjoy outdoor activity. Television and video library are available in the Wildwood Lodge. TV and video movie rental is also available for the time when watching a good movie with the family in the comfort of your accommodation, and nibbling on a delicious bowl of popcorn seems to be just the perfect thing to do! Enjoy complimentary board games and books, too.
Sixteen housekeeping accommodations rangeing from one to three bedrooms are sprinkled along the mile-long shoreline of River Point for privacy and seclusion under a wonderful canopy of birch and pine.
Four categories of accommodations: One and two bedroom vacation home cabins with incredible lake views from screen porches; luxury vacation home cabins with one and three bedrooms, cozy wood-burning fireplaces, whirlpools, screened porches and A/C; newly remodeled vacation villas, perfect for romantic honeymoon vacations getaways have one to two bedrooms, double whirlpool baths and wood-burning fireplaces, beautiful lakeviews and A/C; and new one-bedroom chalets with log furnishings, designer touches, custom ceramic flooring, and A/C. Sundecks, gas grills, picnic tables, and lounging chairs are provided at each accommodation rounding out your Ely resorts vacation.
HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS AVAILABLE
Marina with full service: Well-maintained and brand new docks greet you. No need to be concerned if you bring your own personal boat and motor. Bait and Tackle shop with proven lures, live bait, complimentary minnow buckets, landing nets, stringers, maps, and more. View: Amenities, Boats & Motors
Wilderness lodge-the Wildwood Lodge-offering complimentary coffee and tea. Snacks and beverages, such as soda, ice cream, beer, pizza, homemade goodies, and more are available for purchase. A great place to meet other guests and enjoy a fish tale or two, or play a boardgame. Also housed in the Wildwood Lodge is the Wolf Den Gift Shop offering North Woods souvenirs and gifts for everyone.
River Point Outfitting Co. is the only lake-based outfitter SE of Ely Minnesota offering day and overnight canoe trips into the Boundary Waters BWCA. Let us outfit you for a day canoe trip into the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness, or try the "Taste of the North Woods", two-day, one-night canoe trip. This package was nationally recognized by Midwest Living Magazine' executive editor and his family as a superior "thing" to do while a guest of River Point Resort.
Ultralight equipment and canoes, quality food and service, and specializing in beginner's instruction and orientation before you partake of your outdoor adventure. With River Point Outfitting Co., you will "Paddle the Quiet Side."®
Service, Service, Service
Personalized attention...family owned and operated with a proud tradition of North Woods hospitality.
Competent, helpful waterfront staff to care for all fishing and boating needs. Complimentary fish cleaning.
Activity Program offering various guest activities and programs from June 10-August 9.
"A Naturally Superior Destination"™
River Point Resort-A Northern Minnesota Resort since 1944. Three generations of the Koschak family have shared this wonderful slice of the world with generations of guests. Let your hosts, Jane, Steve, & James Koschak help create some Minnesota wilderness memories for you.
"Making Wilderness Memories Since 1944"
|“Best of the Midwest”
Rated one of the Top 4 Resorts in Minnesota
by Midwest Living Magazine
Open May 17 - September 22, 2013
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