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Reviewed 5 January 2017

My boyfriend and I were visiting family over Christmas break and stopped out at Veterans on the Lake. While we didn't stay, we were invited for a tour of the facilities and the huge fish houses that had been set up recently. The little cabins were so cute nestled in the woods. They have a sauna (my favorite amenity) and...

Thank cassi s
Brainerd, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The resort is an older property. The cabins have been upgraded. The employees are friendly and helpfull. We enjoyed meals in the main lodge. They were well prepared and delicious. I will come again for another week.

1Thank ordy53
Ramsey, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Veterans on the Lake is a wonderful resort! The cabins are clean, have satellite TV and air conditioning. It's true that the cabins are basic and not glamorous but they are reasonably priced for the area and most of the furniture/household items are donated so that's why things look dated. The manager, Julie, was extremely accommodating and friendly. The pool...

2Thank Gail P
Oronoco, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Two couples stayed in a two bedroom lake side cabin. Very clean. Staff is outstanding, and fishing very good, fish cleaning house in great shape. Wood fired sauna was the evening high light. Pool was crystal clear and refreshing. Fun Time for us road weary adults.

2Thank Bill B
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Reviewed 28 June 2014

This resort offers reasonably priced accommodations. The cabins are a little rough and small, but it's all you need if you are coming for the great outdoors, and not the resort. Their website is accurate with cabin images. They are very clean, I will give them that. They are in a beautiful location on Fall Lake, just outside of Ely...

3Thank Allison B
Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Just returned from my 3rd stay at the VOTL Resort. Once again a great time was had by all. I feel compelled to note a few things before I get into the review. This resort caters to veterans and disabled veterans & civilians. They are not supported by the government or any subsidy program, so their nonprofit organization is funded...

5Thank Moopoo2
Rochester, MN
Reviewed 15 July 2012

Came to Ely for a college visit for my son at Vermillion College there. Just wanted two nights clean, comfortable lodging, nothing fancy. Well, nothing fancy was what we got. For $154/night it was not a quaint cabin on the lake as described in the literature, but a concrete block nightmare that reeked of PineSol. The AC was a tine...

5Thank Mitch1110
VOTLR, Manager at Veterans On The Lake Resort, responded to this review

First of all, we sincerely apologize for this guests breathing issues. Our housekeeping crew had just finished cleaning that cabin only minutes earlier. Our cabins, which date back to before the founding of Veterans on the Lake, are old. As a non-profit, we do our best to improve and upgrade this resort as funding becomes available. We were recently able...

Reviewed 4 July 2012

I booked a studio cabin (their least expensive one) for a 70+ veteran - 25 years in the air force. Due to very, very unforeseen circumstances I needed to cancel less than 48 hours later. The reservation was 6 weeks out. Even given the situation they charged the $50.00 cancellation fee. It makes me wonder if this is similar to...

3Thank RiverAngel2013
VOTLR, Manager at Veterans On The Lake Resort, responded to this review

We are sympathetic to personal issues which do come up, however our refund policy is clearly stated on our literature and website. Also, we always offer our cancelling guests the the option of re-scheduling at a future time, thereby retaining all of their deposit dollars.

Reviewed 8 August 2011

VOTLR was a delightful surprise! We stayed in a one bedroom cabin with a lovely view of Fall Lake. The resort is approximately 5 miles east of Ely, MN on the Fernberg Rd., so accessiblity to the stores, shops, and restaurants in town is very easy - directly off the highway, no long dirt road to navigate to get to...

6Thank SandyToesMinnesota

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our Ely, Minnesota Resort. Here you can swim, boat, fish, and participate in hundreds of other activities. We offer Free Wi-Fi in the lodge, heated outdoor pool, camp fire rings, Finnish sauna and also we have RV sites for your convenience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Veterans On The Lake Resort

Address: 161 Fernberg Road, Ely, MN 55731
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: $103 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
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“All the Lake side cabins have great views.”
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“In case you didn't see it on the website, please note there are 5 bedrooms BUT 4 of them have 2 twin beds and the 5th has 1 twin bed.”
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