Deer Ridge Resort: Cabin 8

An Ely, Minnesota vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 2
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Sleeps - 4
  • Pets Considered
  • On 670 acre Garden Lake

Imagine relaxing on your large sun deck with picnic table, lawn chairs and charcoal grill after an incredible day of lake activity. Paddling, pontooning, swimming, fishing on Garden Lake (one of four lakes on the White Iron Chain of Lakes). Log Cabin 8 has carpeting and an open floor plan and lots of cupboard space. Making meals in the full kitchen is easy! All cookware, bakeware, utensils, coffee maker and microwave are supplied.

Fishing is epic here, but our Deer Ridge Resort is also family-oriented. Hike an interpretive nature trail; let kids burn some energy on the playground; splash in the swim area; challenge resort friends to horseshoes or a round of frisbee golf;
Go canoeing, kayaking, and take the paddle boats for shoreline jaunt.

Sleeping arrangement: Queen bed in the downstairs bedroom. Full bed in the loft bedroom. Full bathroom is downstairs.


  • Pets Allowed
  • Linens Provided
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Guest Laundry Service
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Deck and/or Patio
  • Vehicle and Trailer Parking
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • Sauna
  • Free Firewood
  • WiFi Internet
  • VCR/DVD Player
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Seasonal Rental
  • Playground
  • Board Games
  • Canoe/Kayak

Unique Features

Deer Ridge Resort has 9 cabin rentals on Garden Lake. All have wireless Internet; all have access to the fish cleaning facility, Sauna, ice, gas, 35 acres of pristine woodlands and over 2,500 feet of shoreline!

Canoes and kayaks are free for guests, so paddle for days and listen for the haunting cry of our state bird – the loon! Better yet, rent one of our pontoon boats and explore miles of shorelines and islands.

Things To Do

There’s no better place in the world to fish for smallmouth bass and crappie! With over 6,000 acres of lakes you might think finding fish is hard. However, since you plan and book with us here at Deer Ridge Resort, we can mark up a fishing map to tip the scale in your favor. We’ll let you know where the best structure is for trophy northern pike and walleye in the 5-8 lb range. For a true wilderness lake then make a wake to South Farm Lake - set inside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Nature photography and bird watching can’t get any better!

If you can find time to play outside of the resort and away from the White Iron Chain of Lakes, we recommend the following activities. The Wolf Center, Bear Center, Dorothy Molter Museum, nearby golf, BWCA, Quetico Provincial Park, and Lake Superior. This is your chance to discover wilderness lakes and forests unchanged by the hand of man, and a little northwoods culture.

Our northeastern Minnesota wonderland is waiting for you. Ely, MN is stacked with fun things to do for the whole family, and the wide variety of stores make even a rainy day FUN. Stop at one of the fine dining establishments or friendly bars and see for yourself why Ely has the best reputation for friendliness.

Things to remember: Kitchen and bath towels.

Rates & Specials

$161 - $202 night

$1126 - $1408 week

5/10/19 to 6/14/19 is $1126/wk
6/15/19 to 8/16/19 is $1408/wk
8/17/19 to 10/31/19 is $1126/wk

Check in time 3:30 p.m., check out time 10 a.m. Reservation requires $300 minimum deposit. Guests pay in full during check in. Add Minnesota state tax and local lodging tax. $110 weekly and $20 nightly for additional guests.

Boat rentals start at $75/day or $325/wk. Dogs are welcome.

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3rd year in a row and going to book for next year. The girls start asking a week after we leave when we're coming back. So close to so much and yet far enough away. Wifi now in all the cabins makes it easy to make friends jealous that they are not here. Great place with great people and nice families from near and far. Tipper Meow
Friendly and caring staff! Such a great place to stay and willing to accommodate any needs! Samantha Robinson
Great lake and location. Friendly staff! My teenage boys and daughter loved fishing. It was a great family vacation spot. Brenda Andres Kirk
What a great resort, location and hospitality!!! If you are ever thinking of planning a trip to Ely, you will not be disappointed with Deer Ridge Resort, or stop in to check it out if you are just in the area and looking for a place to stay in the future. The cabins are amazing, just the type you want to stay in if you are up north. One week stay and you will be shedding a tear when you leave to go back home. Rick Flickinger

Contact Information

444 Fernberg Road
Ely, MN 55731
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About the Owner/Manager

We are a small family run resort and we like it that way because we can give our guests a personal touch. The great outdoors of Ely is calling - do you hear it? Loons, wildlife, lapping waves and beautiful sunset over Garden Lake. Like this resort? Send us an inquiry today and we can help you plan one of the greatest adventures you’ll ever go on.

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