• Welcome to Timber Trail
    Lodge and Resort

    Modern and Deluxe Accommodations
    on the White Iron Chain of Lakes
    In Ely Minnesota.
  • Premier four-season
    Ely MN family resort

    Offering modern accommodations with direct Boundary
    Waters access for those who wish to incorporate a
    wilderness adventure into their MN resorts vacation.
  • Surrounded by over one million
    acres of wilderness!

    Located just seven miles from Ely, MN
    Timber Trail Lodge sits on the south shore of Farm Lake
    one of four interconnected lakes.

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Timber Trail Lodge is a premier four-season Ely Minnesota family resort offering modern accommodations with direct Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) access for those who want to incorporate a wilderness or fishing adventure into their Minnesota resorts vacation. Located just seven miles from Ely, Minnesota, Timber Trail Lodge sits on the south shore of Farm Lake, one of four interconnected lakes offering both motorized boating and Boundary Waters canoeing experiences, and surrounded by over one million acres of wilderness.


See our Accommodations page for information on our modern to deluxe cabins, and our Cabin Availability and Current Specials pages to plan your Minnesota vacation.


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Timber Trail Lodge accommodations

Timber Trail Lodge is open all year and has a variety of lakeside accommodations. Our cabins range from deluxe to modern/comfortable and range in size from 1 to 6 bedrooms. We also have motel/kitchenette rooms attached to the lodge for those seeking short term overnight lodging. Our newest cabins are the nicest you will find in Ely. Our accommodations are reasonably priced and all are fully furnished. We can accommodate almost any size group and offer discounted rates for those seeking multiple cabin accommodations.

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Activities At Timber Trail Lodge
Activities At Timber Trail Lodge

Vacationing at our Ely, MN resort will provide you with a multitude of activities to choose from. Our video, "What else is there to do during my stay at Timber Trail" highlights the many Ely area activities that draw visitors to Ely and the BWCA. The lodge also has numerous amenities and activities; see "What we offer visitors to Ely, Minnesota". We have direct access to the BWCA across the lake from our resort, and a full service canoe outfitting company, Boundary Waters Outfitters, if you'd like to add a wilderness experience to your Ely, MN vacation.

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Timber Trail Lodge offers both Boundary Waters fishing trips and access to four interconnecting lakes
Fishing At Timber Trail Lodge

Our guests have a wide variety of fishing options. Our chain of four lakes offers 11,000 acres of water and direct access to the BWCA, offering some of the finest fishing in North America. We offer self guided and guided wilderness fishing experiences. Spring and fall offer the best fishing, but you can enjoy productive fishing throughout the summer months. We can answer questions, tell you where the fish are biting, what lures and techniques are working, etc.

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Deposits and Payments


A deposit of 50% of rate for cabins and or boats is required to guarantee a reservation. Payment in full is required 90 days prior to check-in. Cabins, campsites, and rental equipment will be charged for the entire time reserved. No refunds. Deposits will be refunded only if the cabin, kitchenette, or campsite is rented to another party, at the full rental price, minus a $50.00 service fee.


We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, money orders, travelers’ checks, and cash. We will accept personal checks only if received within 10 days of the date the reservation was made and 30 days in advance of reservation. Rates quoted in all our brochures are subject to Minnesota and local taxes. Accommodation rates are subject to 7.375% sales tax and 4% lodging tax. Rates are subject to change without notice. There is no charge for children under age two.



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