Ranked #1 Among Ely Resorts
About the Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Conference Center
Located on the shores of beautiful Shagawa Lake in the heart of Minnesota’s north woods, Grand Ely Lodge is a family-friendly, four-season choice among Ely resorts. Surrounded by miles of scenic nature, Grand Ely Lodge offers the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and comfort. Outdoor buffs can get their thrills hiking, fishing, or kayaking, while those who wish to move at a slower pace can simply stroll the property to admire the lake, watching for species of wildlife and birds. Being surrounded by nature lends itself to plenty of ways to spend time outdoors, and Ely offers some of the finest hiking, biking, fishing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, cross country skiing, and more of the Upper Midwest, with plenty of complimentary activities. When you come indoors, you’ll find fine casual dining at Evergreen Restaurant and Antlers Lounge, and cozy accommodations to immerse yourself in.
Comfortable, cozy and relaxing, the accommodations at Grand Ely Lodge make us one of the best Minnesota resorts. Settle into one of our spacious rooms or suites, and enjoy breathtaking lake views with your morning coffee, as well as, authentic log furniture and relaxing amenities like a refrigerator, microwave, and flat-screen TV.
Restaurant & Bar:
Enjoy casual, all-day dining at Evergreen Restaurant, offering a delicious of array of regional and international favorites, as well as a scrumptious kids’ menu. Unwind at Antlers Lounge while you sample hearty appetizers and selections from our extensive drink menu. Whether inside in front of a roaring fire or outside on the deck, both locations provide exceptional lake views adored by locals and travelers alike.
When you stay at the Grand Ely Lodge, one of the top Ely, Minnesota resorts, expect more. Guests of our Ely hotel can enjoy complimentary use of canoes, kayaks or paddleboats on the beautiful waters of Shagawa Lake. Take a walk across the street to explore the Trezona Trails, and then roast marshmallows by our seasonal evening campfire while you reminisce of the day’s events. Maybe you’ll even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! When the winter enfolds, complimentary use of snow shoes are available to venture through the snow, or rent one of our ice fish houses for a day of ice fishing on Shagawa Lake.
Meetings & Retreats:
Make the most of your next business meeting or group travel experience by reserving meeting and event space that come fully-equipped with a view. With AV equipment, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and spacious meeting rooms, Grand Ely Lodge is among the premier conference centers in Northern Minnesota.
Weddings & Events:
Create memories to last a lifetime when you hold your weddings and social events at Grand Ely Lodge. Our Minnesota resort features stunning views of Shagawa Lake, banquet seating for up to 200 guests, and an experienced and friendly staff to help you plan the perfect event.
Ely, Minnesota is considered one of America’s top small-town tourist destinations. This North Minnesota town provides small-town charm and big-city amenities. Learn about the area’s history by visiting the Dorothy Molter Museum, enjoy an afternoon at Ely Golf Course, or explore wildlife at the North American Bear Center and International Wolf Center.