Located in the scenic wilderness of northern Minnesota with panoramic views of Shagawa Lake, the Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Conference Center is a four-season resort and conference venue that offers comfortable accommodations, upscale services and amenities, award-winning cuisine and functional event spaces.

One of the best romantic weekend getaways from Minneapolis, the resort features spacious accommodations with private bathrooms and lovely views, a range of facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and sauna, an on-site games room and two restaurants. The hotel also features a modern conference center with function spaces, experienced onsite staff and custom catering services for special occasions and events. Located on the shores of Shagawa Lake, Grand Ely Lodge offers an array of seasonal and outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy, including kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boating, hiking, biking and more. The restaurants, shops and other attractions of Downtown Ely are just a short walk away from the resort.

Guest Accommodations

Grand Ely Lodge features well-appointed and comfortably furnished accommodations in the form of standard guest rooms and deluxe suites, all of which boast breathtaking views of the lake. Guest rooms are available in different sizes and layouts, ranging from extra-spacious Two-Room Suites and family-friendly Kids’ One-Room Suites to Deluxe King and Whirlpool Rooms for couples.

All rooms and suites have Northwoods-inspired décor and furnishings, authentic log queen or king-size beds with comfortable bedding, and en-suite bathrooms with showers, towels and branded bath products. In-room conveniences include flat-screen televisions, fridges, microwaves, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, and hair dryers. Deluxe suites have additional living space with pullout sleeper sofas, bunk beds for children, en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, and private walk-out patios with beautiful lake views.

Two-Room Suites are located on the ground level of the resort and have walkout patios or deck areas, along with two bedrooms (one king and one queen), en-suite bathrooms with showers and whirlpool tubs. Spacious sitting areas have sleeper sofas for extra guests, flat-screen televisions, fridges, microwaves, and coffee makers.


The Evergreen Restaurant is a full-service family-friendly eatery that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner against a backdrop of beautiful lake views. Carefully crafted menus are created by the culinary team and feature all American dishes prepared with locally sourced fresh produce and ingredients, including fresh seafood, prime meats, vegetarian options, and desserts.

Antlers Lounge is a relaxed, comfortable bar and lounge that serves specialty drinks, bottled brews, and fine wines, along with casual pub-style fare and light bites. The family-friendly bar and lounge have large-screen televisions for watching sport and children under the age of ten eat for free from the special kid's menu.

Amenities and Recreation

Amenities and services at the Grand Ely Lodge include an indoor swimming pool and kiddie pool, a whirlpool and sauna, and complimentary use of bikes and snowshoes, fishing equipment, watercraft, and games room. A casual restaurant serves regional cuisine in a family-friendly and relaxed environment, and a sports bar serves light meals and drinks in a vibrant, yet laid-back ambiance.

Wedding & Events

The Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Conference Center offers a beautiful venue for special occasions like weddings, receptions, and other celebrations, with a range of stunning sites to choose from, as well as a variety of professional services. Venues at the resort range from the beautifully manicured lawns on the shores of Shagawa Lake for intimate or large outdoor ceremonies to the elegant Ridgeview, Sunrise or Sunset Rooms for indoor affairs. Event service packages include tableware, dining ware, decorations and decoration services, cake cutting services, audiovisual and sound systems, customized catering menus, and a full bar and beverage service. A team of experienced event-planning professionals will lend a friendly hand every step of the way, and guests can enjoy staying in the luxurious accommodation available at the resort.

The Grand Ely Lodge also caters for corporate and group gatherings of up to 200 guests with well-appointed and flexible meeting and function spaces and a range of expert services. Venues range from the 2,522-square-foot Ridgeview Conference Room for grand and formal events to the intimate Bear Den, and Fireside Lobby for smaller gatherings and services include professional catering, audiovisual and technical equipment supply, and professional event managers to take care of every detail.

400 N Pioneer Rd, Ely, MN 55731, website, Phone: 218-365-6565, Map

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