Long Term Winter Rentals Available!

Long term winter rentals are now available from October 15, 2018 thru May 1, 2019. Fully furnished winterized cabins on the lake offer an opportunity for a winter retreat, sabbatical from work, or any other reason to enjoy a winter in Ely. Please call for rates and detailed information for this special opportunity at Garden Lake Resort!

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Long Term Rentals
  • Email: information@gardenlakeresort.com

“An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.”

― Bonnie Friedman


What sets Garden Lake Resort apart from other Ely cabin rentals and Minnesota resorts? Our family-owned and operated resort offers the best in modern comforts and conveniences.

Let our 42 years of experience in resort hospitality provide you with a memorable Minnesota resort vacation experience. Make your reservation today and experience the difference at Garden Lake Resort.

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Cabin Comfort

Clean, comfortable cabins are an important part of any resort vacation. They are newly remodeled with air conditioning, fire places, queen beds and a beautiful view.

Summer Vacations

Carry on old traditions or start some new ones at Garden Lake Resort. Come and unwind in the shade of a giant white pine or go for a swim at the beach. Don't forget the ice tea!

Winter Getaways

Why stay in a hotel when you are looking for a quiet winter getaway? Come stay in a cozy cabin with a view of the lake and a fireplace to snuggle up to. Don't forget the hot chocolate!

Cabin Tour: Deer Haven

Cabin Tour: Moose Lodge

Cabin Tour: Loon's Nest

Cabin Tour: Bear's Den

Looking for a quiet, secluded Ely Minnesota resort? We have just the Ely MN lodging you are looking for! Listed among the top 10 Minnesota resorts, Garden Lake Resort is located on beautiful Garden Lake, a part of the Kawishiwi River chain of lakes with direct access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) for fishing, camping, and canoeing.

At Garden Lake Resort, you will find our cabins exceptionally clean, our grounds well kept, and our friendly staff eager to make your Minnesota vacation as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. 

Our Resort Features:
  • Year-round, air conditioned, full housekeeping cabins with queen beds & queen futons.
  • Beautiful Garden Lake views from every cabin
  • Environment-friendly resort facility including non-smoking cabin units
  • Free use of boat or canoe
  • Wi-Fi, 50" flat screen TVs, BluRay Players, stereo systems, fireplaces, gas grills and more
  • Nightly campfires
  • Small, quiet and secluded Minnesota resort lodging in a pristine setting
  • Handicap ramps available on request


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