Trails End Garden Lake Cabin

An Ely, Minnesota vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 2
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Sleeps - 5
  • No Pets Allowed
  • On Garden Lake (part of a chain of lakes)
  • WEEKLY ONLY May 4 - October 12, 2019

Welcome to our 1080 sq. ft. Ely cabin on a Garden Lake! It has everything a Minnesota cabin should have and more. Not just a dock, a 95' long - not just a deck, a wrap around deck - not just a lake view, a clear lake view through 10 windows - not just a few amenities, it has everything a family would need - direct access to not just one lake, you can fish for Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye and perch on a beautiful chain of lakes - not just some wood to get you started, unlimited wood supply - not just near BWCA, BWCA is accessible by water!

We focus on giving renters a clean, peaceful and relaxing experience. A few surprises too: A tread mill, covered parking, AC, Free unlimited Wifi, Open beam ceiling, 1900 feet of private lakefront, privacy-nearest property is across the bay.

Sleeping arrangement: One bedroom with 1 double bed, Loft has 1 double and 1 twin bed and double futon. Living room has double futon. Full bathroom with tub and shower.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Vehicle and Trailer Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • Free Firewood
  • WiFi Internet
  • VCR/DVD Player
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Seasonal Rental
  • Canoe/Kayak

Unique Features

Guests can enjoy all or our lake toys for free! 17' Grumman aluminum boat; canoe w/paddles; life jackets & throw cushions; 8x8 foot cedar raft with ladder. Families love the awesome swimming right in front of the cabin, the convenient fish cleaning station.

Guests can rent bigger toys too: 16' SSV Lund boat with electric start, 25HP E-Tec engine electric start & power tilt ($350 option)

Up for a new adventure? Come on up for your summer outdoor adventures. The breathtaking views will never get old - right from the cabin you can go into some of the most beautiful wilderness. Since you book direct with me (John) I can even help you plan a guided fishing trip. The wood burning stove or propane furnace will keep the house warm and toasty on cooler nights.

Things To Do

It wouldn’t be cabin time in Ely without the Weber gas grill on the deck and a fire-pit surrounded with benches! Plenty of seating options around - deck table, 4 chairs, and lawn chairs. The adjustable cast iron grate is great for grilling food over an open flame while overlooking the lake. Ask us for an Ely Trail Guide and use the time around the camp fire to plan a hiking trip.

It is Minnesota, so expect lots of wildlife sightings as you explore the area! Deer, beavers, loons, swans, turtles, otters, fox, all kinds of birds, wolves. Live like an Ely local - see the ultimate in wilderness experiences like the Iron Ore Mine (underground) in Sudan, MN (about 30 miles), Ely/Winton Historical Museum, North American Bear Center, International Wolf Center

Check out the shopping and special events in Ely. Our beautifully built Trails End Garden Lake cabin is just 8 and a half miles east of Ely. Art & Craft shops, Bait & Tackle Shops, Galleries, Liquor Stores. One of our favorites is the Cabin Gift Store. Events include Harvest Moon Festival, Boundary Waters Blues Fest, Ely Marathon, and the Blueberry/Art Festival.

Rates & Specials

$171 - $200 night

$1200 - $1400 week

May 4-May 18 is $1300/wk. May 19-September 7 is $1400/wk. September 8-October 12 is $1200/wk.
$150 extra per person -over 5 guests unless under 10 years old.

Taxes additional: 9.875% (state, county bed)

Boat and motor rental is $350 per week and is optional. Saturday through Saturday only. Check-in Sat. 12:00pm, check-out Sat. 9:00am


Trail’s Edge was the ideal place to vacation in the beautiful, serene North Woods. Sitting on a secluded spot on quiet Garden Lake, it was just a short drive to Ely for groceries, window shopping, dining at a unique restaurant, or enjoying a treat of ice cream or coffee. So many lakes and trails, too - perfect for outdoor enthusiasts! We loved relaxing in the P&Q of the cabin, paddling/fishing on the lake, leaving behind all the busyness of life. We rented the owner’s boat (take your own trolling motor/battery), and I took my kayak. We were pleasantly surprised by the lack of traffic on the lake. Most of the time it was only us and the occasional loon, bald eagle, beaver, or deer on/near the water. We also enjoyed swimming to/lazing on the floating dock (bring your own beach towels and floaties). The cabin was perfect for our family of five. Tucked back down a long gravel road, with the closest neighbor being across the bay, it was exactly the amount of seclusion we wanted. We were very comfortable and pleased with just about everything. It was clean with no signs of mice/insect problems. Our mattresses/bedding were quite comfortable. The water quality was fantastic and accommodated all of us, no running out of hot water, no rust, excellent water pressure. We didn’t get to use the wood burning stove, but there was lots of wood for it (and for the fire pit), and we did take advantage of the AC. Nicole G.
My wife, 2 children (8 and 6) and I spent a wonderful fun filled week at Trail's End. The cabin was very clean and perfectly situated in a private cove of Garden Lake. The cabin has every amenity you could want for an enjoyable lake vacation. There are limitless opportunities to enjoy the surrounding wilderness and the Boundary Waters are accessible by boat or if you want to use the guide services available in Ely. I used the fishing boat each morning and caught many Walleye and Northern Pike the largest of which was caught in the cove by the cabin. We found Ely to be a great place to have dinners after a day of fun and sun as the restaurants were excellent. The owner, John, is obviously a very quality person and he went out of his way to make sure we had everything we may have needed for an unforgettable stay at his fantastic property. Robert R.
Trails End is a wonderful cabin tucked away in a beautiful wooded area on a peaceful lake. Our host, John couldn't have been more welcoming and accommodating. Hiking, canoeing, and scenic drives filled our days while sipping wine and reading a good book made for a wonderful evening.The Boathouse Friday Fish Fry was delicious. The perfect getaway :) ! Bonnie P.
My wife and I stayed at Trails End for two weeks. We could not have picked a better place to relax. Just 15 minutes from town, but very quiet and only saw three boats the whole stay. The cabin is opened just as if you were the owners which make the stay feel like home. If you need anything, John is very helpful. tekwyatt

Contact Information

Ely, MN 55731
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About the Owner/Manager

John Kleive (father of six)

Served in US Navy (Disabled veteran)
Worked as a welder, vocational teacher, welding inspector and Peace Corps volunteer. Now retired.

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