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Minnesota resorts vacations in Ely


Minnesota MN resorts vacations in Ely

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.

This 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.

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!

All Villas are air-conditioned.

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Rejuvenate, Renew, Reconnect!  

MN resorts for family fun

Perfect for toasting marshmallows

Larger two bedroom Villas called Aspenwood and Stoneridge Villas are equally fine accommodations for two couples or a family. 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."

Living Room


Both Stoneridge and Aspenwood Villa offer spacious and comfortable knotty pine living rooms for that Up North feeling that you expect.

After a day of outdoor activites, they proved a super place to unwind and relax.

Kitchens with all new electric appliances, and plenty of counter space make cooking a breeze...and even fun!


View the Mile-Long Wilderness Peninsula

River Point Resort Layout Map

New stainless appliances in a beautiful kitchen making dining in a perfect MN resort experienceThe 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.

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...

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

 Ely Minnesota resorts lakefront views

Relax and take in the amazing lakefront view from your Villa

Lakefront Villas… high comfort and spacious accommodations in a wooded setting at River Point Resort… Ely, MN resorts

Well maintained property awaits

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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 bedroom has a double bed and one set of twin bunk beds. Both bedrooms have roomy dressers and ceiling fans. A hall closet is perfect for stowing luggage and also stores extra linens and pillows.

Very large bathroom with 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. 


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

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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. 

Spacious...inviting atmosphere

 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

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Northern Minnesota Vacations

Bedroom  Bedroom

Ely MN comfortable lakefront lodging at River Point Resort

Aspenwood Villa (lower level): Two Bedrooms

Two, spacious carpeted bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other with a double bed. Beautiful dressers and night stands make room for your personal items.

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 custom ceramic tile flooring flows throughout Aspenwood Villa.

Private patio with new lounging chairs has an unobstructive, beautiful view directly to the lake and the new fire pit for marshmallow roasts. Gas grill is handy to grill dinner for a relaxing end to a day at the lake.

Minnesota cabins and villas with firepit by the shoreline ready for a marshmallow roast.


Simply Beautiful

"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

Wireless Internet Availability In All Accommodations

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.

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


2017 Aspenwood and Stoneridge Villa Rates

5/12 thru 5/26
1-4 persons Week: $ 715
Day: $145
5/27 thru 6/9 1-4 persons Week: $955 Day: $195
6/10 thru 6/23
1-4 persons Week: $1125 Day: $225
6/24 thru 7/7 1-4 persons Week: $1315
Day: $265
7/8 thru 8/4 1-4 persons Week: $1495   
Day: $295 
8/5 thru 8/11 1-4 persons Week: $1295 Day: $255
8/12 thru 8/25
1-4 persons Week: $1095 Day: $215 
8/26 thru 10/1
1-4 persons Week: $895
Day: $175 

Additional Person Rates

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


Your 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, kids playaks, paddleboats and paddleboards.

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.

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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 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.

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


2017 Birchcliff Rates

5/12 thru 5/26
1-2 persons Week: $645 Day: $130
5/27 thru 6/9 1-2 persons Week: $855 Day: $155
6/10 thru 6/23
1-2 persons Week: $1015 Day: $180
6/24 thru 7/7
1-2 persons Week: $1165 Day: $205
7/8 thru 8/4 1-2 persons Week: $1305
Day: $225 
8/5 thru 8/11 1-2 persons Week: $1165 Day: $205 
8/12 thru 8/25
1-2 persons Week: $975
Day: $175 
8/26 thru 10/1
1-2 persons Week: $795 Day: $155 


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.

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All rates subject to MN 6.875 sales tax. Lodging and package rates subject to MN sales tax, 3% local tax, and 6% service fee. Motorized boat rentals subject to MN sales tax and 6% resort fee. 

FYI: The resort fee supports complimentary wireless internet service in accommodations, incoming faxes, abundant supplies of split and stacked firewood for wood-burning fireplaces and the three outside fire pits, twice weeekly "Courtesy Call" to replenish items, such as TP, coffee filters, trash bags, light bulbs, etc.,  and in-room welcome basket gift.

Resort fee also supports marina and waterfront assistance including complimentary fish cleaning, maps, stringers, landing nets and minnow buckets in addition to use of sit-on-top kayaks/playaks, paddleboats, paddleboards, and instructional canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. New guest sauna, hiking trail, two swim rafts, and more are provided for further enjoyment.

Gratuities for resort service personnel including housekeepers, marina and guide service, and Wildwood Lodge staff are at your discretion.

  • Rates subject to change without notice
  • A 3-day minimum preferred on partial week rentals. Single night rentals based on availability, and full week villa rentals are also available.Check Availability - View / Make Reservations Online

  • Call with any questions.

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

Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River have good 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.



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

Smoking is optional on patios and sundecks.

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

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Open May 12 - October 1, 2017

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