Big Lake Wilderness Lodge: Aurora

Ely, Minnesota vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 1
  • Bathrooms - 1.0
  • Sleeps - 2
  • Pets Considered
  • On Big Lake near BWCAW

Though our Aurora Studio cabin is meant for 2, it is part of the Big Wilderness Lodge resort with 15 well-spaced cabins (big and small). Aurora newly-remodeled with knotty pine interior; all-new, well-stocked kitchen with full-size gas range, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, small electrical appliances, fully-equipped with dinnerware and cookware.

Guest will enjoy time in the cabin and outside on the lakeside deck. Fire up the charcoal Weber grill and surprise your honey with a great meal for 2. Relax and enjoy the views from the picnic table or the patio furniture. Don't just look though - get out there by bringing your own boat, renting one of our fishing or pontoon boats. Free to our guests are kayaks, canoes and paddleboats.

Sleeping arrangement: Simple. A queen-sized bed, perfect for couples. Full bath with tub. Bathroom is handicap-accessible.

Unique Features

Don’t miss our meet and greet Sunday mornings in the Lodge. Then get out on the lake for a day of fishing. Big Lake is one of the DNR's top-rated walleye lakes and also holds northern pike, smallmouth bass, and perch - it’s right out your front door.

Explore numerous hiking trails at the resort and nearby. One of our favorites is the Bass Lake trail - a scenic waterfall, Berry picking, bird-watching, and wildlife. If you prefer a more rugged trail through stands of pine with high ridges with scenic overlooks, head to the Angleworm Trail. Take a day hike to Devil's Cascade which is 6 miles (one way) from the trail-head and see the waterfall on the Little Indian Sioux River.

Things To Do

How is this for a northern Minnesota backyard waterpark ...1,800 acres of water, 14 islands. Big Lake is a scenic lake with rocky shorelines with ledge rock points. Welcome to our remote Wilderness Resort located 23 miles north of Ely, MN. It’s not your typical resort though - your vacation experience embraces expansive solitude because we're the most remote drive-in resort in northern Minnesota.

Off-resort tourist activities include: Dorothy Molter Museum, the International Wolf Center, the North American Bear Center, the Ely-Winton Historical Society, and the Soudan Underground Mine State Park.

These are some of the special sights and sounds of the wilderness you'll experience. Inquire early because spring, summer and fall lodging fills up very quick.

Amenities: Rental type

  • Seasonal rental
  • Handicap access
  • Pets considered
  • Access to resort amenities
  • Suitable for events
  • Suitable for children
  • Non smoking
  • Boat and trailer parking
  • Large-group resort

Amenities: Minimum stay

  • 1 night min.

Amenities: Kitchen amenities

  • Furnished kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Amenities: Bathroom amenities

  • Shower
  • Paper products

Amenities: Housekeeping

  • Linens Provided

Amenities: Onsite recreation

  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Outdoor firepit
  • Outdoor grill
  • Television
  • Picnic table
  • Deck
  • Patio

Amenities: Waterfront recreation

  • Fishing boat with oars
  • Canoe(s)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Shared dock
  • Level lot
  • Fish cleaning station

Amenities: Nearby recreation

  • ATV trails
  • Bike trails
  • Hiking trails
  • Tubing
  • Lakes
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Snowmobile trails
  • Public boat launch
  • Water sport rentals

Amenities: Multi-cabin resort capacity

  • Multi-cabin resort capacity 71-80

Amenities:

Rental type

  • Seasonal rental
  • Handicap access
  • Pets considered
  • Access to resort amenities
  • Suitable for events
  • Suitable for children
  • Non smoking
  • Boat and trailer parking
  • Large-group resort

Minimum stay

  • 1 night min.

Kitchen amenities

  • Furnished kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Bathroom amenities

  • Shower
  • Paper products

Housekeeping

  • Linens Provided

Onsite recreation

  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Outdoor firepit
  • Outdoor grill
  • Television
  • Picnic table
  • Deck
  • Patio

Waterfront recreation

  • Fishing boat with oars
  • Canoe(s)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Shared dock
  • Level lot
  • Fish cleaning station

Nearby recreation

  • ATV trails
  • Bike trails
  • Hiking trails
  • Tubing
  • Lakes
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Snowmobile trails
  • Public boat launch
  • Water sport rentals

Multi-cabin resort capacity

  • Multi-cabin resort capacity 71-80

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Rates & Specials

BOOK DIRECT
$175 - $219 per night
$875 - $1095 per week

3rd party booking

$228 - $285 per night
$1138 - $1424 per week

Based on 2 people.
5/14/2021 to 6/4/2021: $175/nt and $875/wk
6/5/2021 to 6/25/2021: $197/nt and $985/wk
6/26/2021 to 8/6/2021: $219/nt and $1095/wk
8/7/2021 to 8/27/2021: $197/nt and $985/wk
8/28/2021 to 10/2/2021: $175/nt and $875/wk

Fee is $95 per week or $19 per night per pet.

Fishing boat, motors and pontoon boats are for rent. Deposits: A deposit of 50% of the cabin rate is required to secure your reservation. Deposits are due within 10 days of your reservation request. Payment in full for reserved cabin and equipment is due at check-in. If your cancellation notice is received less than 60 days in advance of arrival, refunds minus a $100 service fee will be made ONLY IF the cabin is rented to another party for the entire time of the original reservation.


Reviews

Aaron B Reviewed December 13, 2014. We've stayed here for our family vacation for 20 straight years. It's great and we look forward to coming to Big Lake Wilderness Lodge every year. Big Lake is beautiful
Brenda Sommers Cudd A little piece of heaven is what I think Big lake Wilderness Lodge is! My husband and I have been going here on and off for the past 18yrs. (missed a few yrs) It is very peaceful,a great lake to fish, wildlife is around just have to look for it.
Justin Overturf — 5 star
Karen Lootens Chantry — 5 star
Tommy Wisneski — 5 star
Rebecca Armstrong Merritt — 5 star

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Property Details

4988 Big Lake Road
Ely, MN 55731
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