We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Timber Trail Lodge and Outfitter

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ely
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Timber Trail Lodge and Outfitter
See the most recent reviews
Showing 58: English reviews
ely
Reviewed 21 June 2012

We found Timber Trail Lodge to be a very clean, friendly place to stay. The owners and staff are friendly, and always available, to make sure our stay was enjoyable. It is one of the few true family run lodges , and that seems to always be a plus. Nice beach, nice clean cabins, with several new cabins, and a...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank fatguide
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 May 2012

We stayed here for three days in late May and found the website to be a bit deceptive as to what we found when we arrived. The cabin photo makes it appear to be secluded when really it has two cabins on each side of it within about 30 feet. According to the site, "the modernized kitchen has all new...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank aks1997
Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed 8 May 2012

We stayed here the week before the fishing opener and were very much impressed with the quietness. We stayed in the newest cabin, Wintergreen, and had plenty of room and lots of solitude. The main portion of the resort looked a bit cramped, but probably normal for most resorts in the area. We got a great pricing deal and were...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Shouldercat
Savage, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 November 2011

We just returned from a Thanksgiving weekend stay at Timber Trail. We stayed in Basswood cabin (2 adults and our dog). It was clean and cozy. We appreciated the rustic setting with the nice view of the lake. We enjoyed cooking, playing games at the big kitchen table, and reading by the fireplace. It was our first time to Ely,...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 26 November 2011

Had a pretty nice stay in the offseason. The location was prime on beautiful farm lake. Our cabin was very well maintained on the inside, every thing worked well, the water was hot, and you could tell that the owners take good care of the cabins. It's only fair to point out some of the things that detracted from an...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Sncd
Lemont, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 3 October 2011

We have been coming here every Aug. for the last 11 yrs. with friends that have been coming here since the Forsbergs opened 18 yrs ago. We travel 11 hrs. from Illinois and can say it has been worth it every time. They always make us feel like we are family and do whatever they can to make our stay...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Jill O
Sycamore, illinois, USA
Reviewed 20 September 2011

I have been to Timber Trails 17 times over the past ten years, and each trip is a treat. We've stayed in several different cabins, and each one was great. The Forsberg family is always so welcoming to us. And, if you need a guide, like we always do, Rob Nelson will not disappoint. Our September trip this year was...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Stanthemanfan
Reviewed 8 September 2011

This was our best family trip yet. There was something for everyone...canoeing, hiking, fishing, shopping, sandy beach with paddle boats and kyacks. The cabins were adorable and very clean with helpful staff. A must destination.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank lf14
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 21 May 2011

My extended family (3 generations + dogs) has been staying at Timber Trail for at least a week each summer for probably close to 20 years (and coming to the Ely area for much longer than that). We have stayed in at least three of the Timber Trail cabins as well as all 4 of the little motel efficiency kitchenettes,...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank CaspianCBR
Superior, Wisconsin
Reviewed 7 March 2011

Great cabins and awsome service. After staying at this perfect northwoods resort it's no wonder why ely is one of the coolest towns. I will be back this summer.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank rjfish

72 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (66)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (26)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
2:11
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (15)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Ely hotels
5.3 km away
Moose Track Adventures
11.9 km away
Grand Ely Lodge
Grand Ely Lodge
#1 of 8 in Ely
367 reviews
24.7 km away
Timber Wolf Lodge
Timber Wolf Lodge
#1 of 34 in Ely
177 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.2 km away
Adventure Inn
Adventure Inn
#2 of 8 in Ely
177 reviews
24.3 km away
Northern Lights Lodge
5.0 km away
Silver Rapids Lodge
Silver Rapids Lodge
#33 of 34 in Ely
99 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Timber Trail Lodge and Outfitter

Address: HC 1, Box 3111, Ely, MN 55731
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Number of rooms: 14
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Timber Trail Lodge and Outfitter staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“This is the type of place you go to get away from it all. you are there to enjoy the outdoors and the peace and quiet!”
MJ9856, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Evergreen was beautiful. Just choose a cabin that sleeps the amount of people you have.”
CarrieM698, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Website offers detailed descriptions and pictures (our cabin was better than pics showed)”
SunnyLemont, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Great cabins in different sizes. Beds comfy, not spectacular. Private dock; deck, well shaded. Cabins adjacent, so no full privacy.”
Tinnemeier, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“get cabin near the water”
gorkhet, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
5 of 5