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Minnesota MN resorts vacations in Ely

Family enjoying River Point Resort

John and Monica A. and family from Waukee, IA
have fun while staying in Aspenwood Villa
Northern Minnesota Resorts Vacations...

Lakefront.  Three Villas located aprroximately 100 feet from the marina and shoreline with lovely flowered terrace, provides a panoramic, unobstructed lakefront view east to the South Kawishiwi River.

Prime location also is just a few feet to the south beach on Birch Lake and a floating island raft for great fun swimming.

The Villas are ideal for any special occasion for couples: honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, or for a fabulous get-away retreat for any reason.

Larger two bedroom Villas called Aspenwood and Stoneridge Villas are equally fine accommodations for two couples or a family with children. With a fabulous lakefront location and new fire pit handy at the water's edge for those evening bonfires, it doesn't get much better when on vacation "at the lake."

Family reunion groups can rent all three villas and have the best....separate accommodations, but yet close to each other....three kitchens, three living rooms, three bathrooms, and five bedrooms. Can hold up to 12-14 persons comfortably when renting all three Villas. Great outdoor space with picnic tables to accommodate the entire group for dining outside together!

Rejuvenate, Renew, Reconnect!  

Living RoomYour Minnesota resorts vacation at River Point Resort in Ely, Minnesota is complete with many guest services and outdoor recreation options.

All this and more is offered in the beauty of River Point Resort's private lakefront wilderness peninsula.






Complimentary beach watercraft, including one-and two-person adult and teen kayaks and paddleboats are provided for your use.

Kayaking on Birch and the South Kawishiwi River provides some awesome fun, peace and quiet, and the opportunity to observe wildlife--plus good exercise. Give it a try when you are here.


View the Mile-Long Wilderness Peninsula

River Point Site Map


KitchenThe Lakefront Villas are situated next to a beautiful rock ridge with day-long southern exposure and lovely lake breezes making relaxing on the patio or sun deck by each Villa most enjoyable. Plus, A/C makes them even more comfortable.


Charming appointments

...satisfying comfort

The Villas have beautiful natural knotty pine walls, carpeted bedrooms inviting furnishings and are  appointed with the following amenities offering a high comfort, restful vacation enjoyable respite...

  • Wood-Burning Fireplace
  • Complimentary Firewood
  • Private Whirlpool Bathtub for two plus shower
  • Complete bedroom with blankets and bed linens
  • Gorgeous new custom ceramic tile flooring (Aspenwood & Stoneridge)
  • Electric Refrigerator
  • Microwave Oven
  • Electric Range and Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware
  • Cooking and Eating Utensils
  • Glassware and Wine Glasses
  • Blender
  • Mixer
  • Coffee Pot
  • Toaster
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Electirc Heat throughout
  • Deck or Patio Dining Table & Chairs and/or Lounge Furniture
  • Gas Grills



River Point Resort

Relax and take in the lakefront view from your villa



Luxury Rentals


Bedroom  Bathroom

Living Room


Birchcliff Villa (upper level):  One Bedroom

One spacious carpeted bedroom with a comfortable queen bed in a beautifully decorated atmosphere including a "North Woods" themed comforter on the bed, and designer lamps. Bathroom is adjacent with a most spacious double whirlpool tub plus a shower, all surrounded by ceramic tile. Large window in the bedroom and additional bathroom window offer excellent cross ventilation, plus bedroom ceiling fan and A/C.

Lovely, relaxing living room with a double sleeper sofa, and all new tables and lamps done in the perfect decor for your wilderness experience. Wood-burning fireplace rounds out the ambience with plenty of complimentary firewood for cozy evenings "in front of the fire".

Full Kitchen with all elecric appliances indicated in the list above makes for enjoyable cooking and dining. Dine at a table and chairs in the kitchen area...or dine outdoors. Your choice!

Sundeck with a dining table and two chairs for outside dining with a full lakefront view to the east makes breakfast time combined with  watching the rising sun, as you sip your morning coffee, a wonderful experience. Evenings are also a great time to dine outside, as the sundeck offers a partial lakeview to the south.

Click here for Birchcliff Villa Floor Plans
Accommodates: up to 3
Deposit: 50%



Birchcliff Rates

5/16 thru 5/30
1-2 persons Week: $825 Day: $150
5/31 thru 6/6 1-2 persons Week: $1005 Day: $170
6/7 thru 6/20
1-2 persons Week: $1105 Day: $185
6/21 thru 6/27 1-2 persons Week: $1260 Day: $205
6/28 thru 8/8 1-2 persons Week: $1320
Day: $235
8/9 thru 8/15 1-2 persons Week: $1165 Day: $210
8/16 thru 9/1 1-2 persons Week: $1005 Day: $195
9/2 thru 9/30 1-2 persons Week: $900 Day: $175

Couple on Porch

Jackie and Jason G. from Richfield, MN hang out during their September honeymoon



Premium Vacation Villas

Bedroom  Bathroom

Master Bedroom


Stoneridge Villa (upper level): Two Bedrooms 

Two carpeted bedrooms; one with a comfortable queen bed in airy, light-filled bedroom. Second large bedroom has a double bed and one set of twin bunk beds--perfect for single persons wanting their own bed, or families with children. Both bedrooms have roomy dressers and ceiling fans. A roomy hall closet is perfect for stowing luggage and also stores extra linens and pillows.

Very large bathroom with huge double whirlpool tub plus shower surrounded by custom ceramic tile is most relaxing and theraputic. Extra touches such as a granite-topped storage dresser for toweling is most convenient.

Spacious, knotty pine living room with queen sleeper sofa and all new tables, designer lamps, and comfy chairs is artfully styled in classic and sophisticated "North Woods" decor--view living room image at top of link.

Beautiful new designer ceramic flows from the living room through the kitchen. Kitchen is appointed with all the amenities listed above and plenty of counter space to "create" some great meals. Dining at the large 6-person dining table, or playing a card game or board game is perfect. 


Spacious...inviting atmosphere

Sundeck with gas grill to enjoy grilling out while enjoying the lakefront view from your "woodsy, yet upscale" accommodation.


 Click here for Stoneridge Villa Floor Plans
Accommodates: up to 6
Deposit: 50%

Enjoying River Point Resort

Friends Janice K. from Huson, Mt, Ardelle F., Britton, SD, Cheryll S. from Tucson, Dawn P.,
Minden, NV, Mona N., Kimberty, ID, and Low S. from Rapid City, SD get together for a
6-day BWCA canoe trip, plus a stay at Stoneridge Villa


Northern Minnesota Vacations

Bedroom  Bedroom


Aspenwood Villa (lower level): Two Bedrooms

Two, spacious carpeted bedrooms, one with a comfortable queen bed, the other with a double bed with designer bedding. Beautiful dressers and night stands hold an assortment of reading books and make room for items you bring.

Bathroom with a huge double whirlpool tub surrounded by custom ceramic tile is ideal for soaking in after a day of activities, especially if doing some paddling in a canoe. Those tired muscles will appreciate the therapeutic water. Shower included.

The roomy kitchen with large dining table, and all electric appliances, including a dishwasher, makes "livin" easy when on vacation at River Point. Dine in or dine outside on the patio.

Comfortable, light-filled knotty pine living room is complete with a queen sofa that opens up to a "sleeper" for an extra person or two, and all new tables, lamps, and comfy chair done in a beautiful "North Woods" decor, plus air-conditioning. View livingroom images above.

New Designer ceramic tile flooring flows throughout the accommodation.

Simply Beautiful

Private patio with lounging chairs has an unobstructive, beautiful view to the water. Gas grill is handy to grill dinner for a relaxing end to a day at the lake.

Couple at River Point Resort

Rain on their June honeymoon did not keep Tricia and Chris L., of Forest Lake, MN from making the best of it when going on a half day fishing excursion with a River Point guide and visiting the International Wolf Center in Ely while staying in Stoneridge Villa. 

When couples select the Honeymoon/Romance Package with their luxury Villa or new Chalet accommodation, the honeymoon package includes a canoe and a 16' boat with 9.9 or 15 hp motor for the entire duration of the wilderness vacation!

Also included is a half day (4 hours) cruising beautiful Birch Lake on one of River Point Resort's pontoon boats or a pro-fishing/touring boat. Refer to Honeymoon & Romance for more information.

Experience a honeymoon vacation at River Point Resort. Birchcliff Villa with double whirlpool and fireplace is perfect romantic getaway choice.


"I was looking online at the resort because I miss it already! We want to thank each and every one of the staff again for the amazing hospitality; we had the honeymoon of a lifetime! It was the most relaxed I have been in a long time! The scenery was fabulous and the staff was so kind and friendly; stayed out of our way and let us enjoy our time alone, but was readily available if needed.

Thank you so much for such a wonderful honeymoon! We'll be back.

                                                    -Randy & Kristi W., Harris, MN staying in Aspenwood Villa


Click here for Aspenwood Villa Floor Plans
Accommodates up to 6
Deposit: 50%



Aspenwood & Stoneridge Villa Rates

5/16 thru 5/30
1-2 persons Week: $ 885 Day: $175
5/31 thru 6/6 1-3 persons Week: $1135 Day: $220
6/7 thru 6/20
1-3 persons Week: $1290 Day: $250
6/21 thru 6/27 1-3 persons Week: $1515 Day: $295
6/28 thru 8/8 1-3 persons Week: $1620 (Discounted rate of $1520/week applies for a weekly rental in the timeframe from 7/6  thru 7/16 in Aspenwood Villa ONLY.)**
Day: $310 (Discounted rate of $275/day applies for dates of 7/6 thru 7/16 in Aspenwood Villa ONLY.)**
8/9 thru 8/15 1-3 persons Week: $1390 Day:  $270
8/16 thru 9/1 1-3 persons Week: $1195 Day: $235
9/2 thru 9/30 1-3 persons Week: $ 1105 Day: $215

Additional Person Rates

Persons 11 & up: $165.00/Week $30.00/Day
Children Under 10: $115.00/Week $20.00/Day


Couple Enjoying River Point Resort

Jay C. and Amy J. from Fergus Fall, MN have a great boat to
enjoy on Birch Lake while staying in Birchcliff Villa.

Lodging rates, all motorized boat rentals, launch and dockage fees for personal boats, and all packages are subject to applicable 9.875% MN Sales Tax and a 6% service fee. Lodging and package rates subject to 3% local tax. Other rates subject to 6.875% MN Sales Tax. Staff gratuities discretionary.

FYI: The service fee on lodging accommodations, motorized watercraft, and on all packages help to support staff gratuities, complimentary high speed internet service located by the lodge/office, abundant and complimentary supplies of split and stacked firewood for wood-burning fireplaces and the three outside fire pits, and the complimentary instructional canoeing classes.

The service also supports marina and waterfront assistance, such as bailing of boats, complimentary fish cleaning, twice weekly housekeeping "Courtesy Call" to replenish items, such as TP, coffee fitlers, 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

  • A 3-day minimum preferred on partial week rentals. Single night rentals based on availability, adn full week villa rentals are also available.

  • We are happy to fulfill specific lodging requests, but also attempt to best satisfy specific accommodations occupancy capabilities

  • Check Availability - View / Make Reservations OnlineWith the rental of any accommodation during the time of 6/21-8/8, it is recommended and preferred that a motorized watercraft be rented for the length of your reservation, unless bringing your own boat--refer to dockage rates. 
  • It is preferred that families with children under the age of twelve select a vacation home cabin for their holiday, if available.
  • **Discounted rates is appliacable ONLY with new reservations. Not applicable on existing reservations.

Group Fishing

Relatives from across the country loved fishing and boating on Birch Lake while staying in Stoneridge Villa. L-R, Sitting:  Leo J, Reno, NV, Spencer W., Savannah, GA. Standing: Mike W., Seattle, WA, Charles J., Reno, NV, Shannon W., Los Angeles, CA, David W., Conway, AR

If you enjoy a Minnesota walleye fishing vacation, or if fishing is your outdoor recreation pursuit, your premier luxury wilderness lodge vacation at River Point Resort also includes complimentary minnow buckets, landing nets, fish cleaning service, and more.

Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River also have great populations of northern pike, small mouth bass, crappie, and bluegill. Guide service is available with River Point's congenial guides.

Refer to River Point's Amenities for waterfront information, including boat and motor rental.

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 offer great food options for preparing and enjoying your meals at River Point's premier lake facility in the comfort of your Villa with full kitchen and outside gas grill. Or, drive into Ely, roughly 10 minutes away, for many dining choices from simple and inexpensive to gourmet fare.

Wildlife abounds at River Point. It is not uncommon to be able to observe a mother loon nesting or enjoy the antics of the many deer on River Point's private peninsula.

River Point's little oasis on the north and most private end of 20-mile long Birch Lake means more opportunities for you to enjoy a glimpse of the North Country's wildlife.

WHY select River Point Resort as your vacation destination?




River Point is a Pet Free Facility
Please call for nearby kennel information. We're happy to help.


For greater safety and in consideration of all guests, River Point accommodations are SMOKE FREE. 

Smoking is optional on patios or sundecks.

Refer to the FAQ'S link (Frequently Asked Questions) for more information.

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