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Adventure Inn

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Clearwater Beac
Reviewed 25 July 2016

we stayed here for one night on a Friday. I have to say that this place shows tremendous pride in ownership. The rooms are large and updated. We stayed in a king traditional suite on the first floor and loved the cozy atmosphere as well as the great pillows. The flowers outside this hotel are well maintained and there are...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The people at the front desk were so friendly and helpful! The flowers around the property were gorgeous. We didn't need much and the accommodations were simple yet clean. We were even able to purchase laundry service after coming out of the BWCA with lots of wet clothes! Will come back and stay here when we are lucky enough to...

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Only negative is that we stayed for one short night before heading out to BWCA. Arrived late and wonderful lady at front desk called to let me know she'd already put my key in the door, and turned on the fridge and AC. Aside from the super friendly staff, the bed was a close 2nd for best feature of this...

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Bremerton, Washington
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The Adventure Inn is a warm, clean, comfortable place to stay. We were there 2 nights and wanted to stay longer but they were booked, which I now see why... great place to stay. The owners Mark and Sue care about their guests and are friendly and welcoming. Thank you, we will be back!

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Susan E, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed chatting with you and helping in a small way to make your journey to Ely a memorable one. Mark and I care deeply for all of our guests, and we are blessed with devoted and caring staff that work hard to provide the clean and comfy rooms. We hope to see you...

Branson, Missouri
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Have always stayed elsewhere before outbound into the BWCA. We like this place a lot. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Coffee is ready at 6:30 AM and comes with some good bakery items. Sue was a delight to work with as we had several rooms for our group. She made us as welcome as if we were in her...

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Susan E, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Jim for your kind words. It is hard to be all things for all people as far as location. We are 8 blocks east of the downtown area and 11 blocks from the outfitter you use. Unfortunately, there are few if any options to stay closer to downtown Ely. Your group was delightful and easy to care for....

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Had a great one night stay before a BWCA trip. The room was very clean and comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. And of course Ely as a whole has all the end-of-the-road charm and appeal one could hope for. Will come back and recommend.

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Susan E, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having you as our guests and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Everyone at the Adventure Inn tries hard to add to your experience in Ely. We love our little gem of a town at the end of the road. Do return to Ely again. Sue and Mark and...

Minnetonka, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I stay here frequently for business. This unassuming place is beautifully kept, clean, and the beds and bedding are what I have slept on in a five star hotel. Great location near restaurants and attractions, and of course, the owners are lovely people. Well done!

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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We had a 2 bedroom unit for a recent 4 night stay in Ely. This is our second time staying here. The staff is very friendly and courteous. We appreciate the kitchen and other amenities the room has to offer. Our kids have enjoyed having the extra space to relax. The location is very good. We have been able to...

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Susan E, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and that you enjoyed our kitchen suites. This year we added brand new futon couches to add to your comfort. I am glad the kids enjoyed the extra space. The 2 bedroom kitchen suites are popular with families who are traveling with children. Thank you again and happy you want to return. Sue and Mark

Indiana
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We stayed here when we went to pickup our grandson at Camp Voyageur. This was my second time to stay. The room was good size and the beds were very comfortable. I would recommend the Adventure Inn to anyone who needs a place to stay in Ely, MN. The place has beautiful hanging baskets!! Given the location, I suggest getting...

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Adventure Inn before and after my kids and I journeyed into the BWCA. Don't expect luxury but you will find it clean and comfortable. The staff was nice and helpful. Let's face it, after camping in the rain it was a huge upgrade and I didn't need to pay for the Ritz. Very close to downtown restaurants and...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Adventure Inn is an earth-friendly, sustainable motel that is dedicated to reducing their energy foot print while providing comfort to their guests. A family run motel. We now have a brand new energy efficient solar thermal building with earthy comfort in mind. Quiet, comfortable with platform beds, hand made furniture,down blankets and pillows. We also have 2 brand new jacuzzi suites. The old economy building no longer exists and we are in the process of rennovating the 10 yr old back building. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Adventure Inn

Address: 1145 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Price Range: $109 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Comfortable clean room”
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“Multiple room options available- just ask.”
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“No elevator in the 2-story Solar Building. Therefore, a handicapped person or older person(s), would need to request the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles TerriR360, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Second floor was nice and quite. Open the window iin the hall and prop your door open to get cross ventilation.”
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“Pick room #1 and you can park on the quiet side street literally feet from your front door.”
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