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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Nice clean cabins, top notch pontoon with cabin, best location on Shagawa lake. Bernie, Liz, the boys and crew are fabulous. Shagawa lake has something for everyone...fishing, swimming, etc. A lot of smallmouth, northern and walleye. Lots of good restaurants in Ely or cook your own in the cabin, or on the grill outside your cabin.

1Thank J M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 August 2012 via mobile

Bernie and all of his family and staff are wonderful people. We stayed here in cabin 2 for a week. The cabin was clean and just the right size for my husband, our 4 year old, the pack-and-play held our 1 year old and the dog! The best yet, it was really reasonable- 800$ for the cabin, dog fee, free...

4Thank mnboxermom
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 August 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at Lady Bug Lodge. It was a simple and convenient place to stay, just minutes from downtown Ely. And what we especially enjoyed was having our own pontoon. This allowed us to strike the perfect balance between recreational and educational. Each day we were able to fish, swim, kayak, etc. and then later explore the...

3Thank Greta S
Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 5 May 2011

Second time staying here and we are going back this year. The cabins are nice and clean and the pontoon boat that comes with your cabin is a very nice bonus. Very relaxing vacation.

3Thank disney1993
Twin Cities
Reviewed 28 August 2010

This was our first time staying in the area and enjoyed our trip immensely. The staff at Lady Bug was very accomodating. Our cabin was a one bedroom that sat up on the hill but we were able to view the lake from our cabin on our deck. The pontoon was an added bonus, though we did not have the...

2Thank ArgonautsTwinCities
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 15 February 2009

We have been going to Ely Mn for the last 8yrs for fishing. We rented the same cabin for 6 yrs, tried a different one in 2007 and then found LadyBug in 2008. I am happy to say we have ended our search for the perfect fishing vacation. The owners are very friendly people. Very helpful, they even asked if...

3Thank dis911
south dakota
Reviewed 13 February 2009

Wife and I stayed at the resort for a short week, mainly due to the inclement weather which is natural for that time of year. We have no complaints about anything at the resort. Staff was great in all ways, the pontoon was a great addition, so we didn't have to pull the boat all the way from home. We...

2Thank tomatoguy
laurium mi
Reviewed 17 February 2007

My husband and I stayed for a week at Lady Bug Lodge and had a wonderful time! We are returning in 2007 as well. The pontoon boat that came with the cabin was a tremendous perk (although the fishing was not good for us--our fault, not the lodge owners--they were more than helpful and offer guide service as well). We...

2Thank marianne43
Reviewed 18 August 2006

This is the second year that my husband and I have stayed at the Ladybug Lodge, and we hope to stay here again next year. The cabin we stayed in is located right on the water so we could hear the loons calling during the night. We made good use of the pontoon boat and kayaked the Burntside River -...

6Thank parnell
Coon Rapids, MN.
Reviewed 18 June 2006

We stayed 6 nights and 5 days at Lady Bug Lodge. The cabin had been redone for 2006 and it was very nice. The fishing, while not so good for us was very good for everyone else so I will blame ourselves on this shortcoming. The owners were very gracious and accomodating. We enjoyed the place so much we are...

7Thank billraab

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lady Bug Lodge is a classic Ely resort with a modern turn of the century atmosphere. Enjoy views of Shagawa Lake through the windows of Lady Bug's newly renovated cabins. Head onto the lake aboard your own private pontoon boat - complimentary with each cabin rental. ... more   less 

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Address: 2279 Grant McMahan Blvd, Shagawa Lake, Ely, MN 55731-8120
Region: United States > Minnesota > Ely
Number of rooms: 9
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“Of the cabins I was in, #1 and #7 were the nicest. Cabin #3 is tiny, but has a large deck, though no sun until late afternoon.”
bryantaveMinneapolis, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The Lakeside cabin is the way to go, but it's all good.”
Milesb1213, 5 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Get one of the two cabins on the lake. We were in Bayside which was bigger (3 bedrooms) that the other cabin. ( 1 BR) Both are private and overlook the lake.”
dwipeone, 30 Aug 2013 | Read review
“The boathouse is very roomy and has a great veiw of the lake. The other cabins a good too, so whatever you choose will be a plus.”
lovesdogsMinnesota, 26 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Ask for a lakeside cabin...but if you don't get that, no big deal, the others seem just as nice and probably more private.”
JM731, 1 Oct 2012 | Read review
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