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Ely, Minnesota–Where the Wilderness Begins at an Amazing Ely Minnesota Resort with lakefront rental cabins: Ely, Minnesota Cabins

Ely Minnesota Resorts, Ely Resorts–Resort to one of the premier Ely, Minnesota resorts on beautiful Birch Lake and South Kawishiwi River at the doorstep of the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Discover the Ely, Minnesota Resort Difference with River Point Resort!

Experience one of the North Country’s finest Ely Minnesota resorts with comfortable, secluded lakefront cabins and lodging options sprinkled along a private wilderness peninsula with a mile of premium lakeshore. This Ely Minnesota Resort offers a multitude of wilderness recreational pursuits along with the relaxed atmosphere of “small town USA” — Ely, Minnesota — and its fine dining, outstanding museums, and great shopping opportunities just minutes away from River Point Resort.

The star of ESPN2’s Backroads with Ron & Raven, Ron Schara, says about the Ely, Minnesota area: “I love Ely and its famed wilderness area. It’s also ironic because my longtime hero, journalist and author Charles Kuralt chose Ely as his #1 vacation destination.”

This Ely, Minnesota Resort was selected by Midwest Living Magazine as the “Best of the Midwest”–one of the Top 40 Resorts in the Midwest, and as one of the Top 4 Resorts in Minnesota.

Find out why—click here.


Aerial image of River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. on Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River adjacent to the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
River Point Resort -an Ely, Minnesota Resort- has also been featured in many other magazines, such as Good Housekeeping, Home and Leisure, Experience Life Magazine (Lifetime Fitness), and the Boundary Waters Journal. For more on River Point’s national press recognition, check out the “From the Press” link.

Amazing sunset over Birch Lake, the site of River Point Resort…an Ely, Minnesota resort.


Canoeing the BWCA with River Point Outfitting Co. on a family Boundary Waters canoe trip.Active, adventurous travelers can canoe into the unspoiled, world-famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from this Ely, Minnesota resort for a fabulous day canoeing experience, and active observers can just relax and enjoy the incredible private wilderness surrounding River Point Resort.

River Point Outfitting Co. of Ely, Minnesota, shares the mile-long lakefront wilderness peninsula with River Point Resort and can provide you with lightweight equipment, canoes, quality food, and expert advice for an overnight Boundary Waters Canoe Area BWCA canoeing adventure — either self-guided or with a congenial expert guide. You may also consider canoe camping overnight in the Boundary Waters for a few days, and also enjoy the comfort of lodging at the resort for a few days, perhaps selecting a villa with double whirlpool, fireplace, and queen bed, or a new chalet with designer log furnishings, queen bed, custom ceramic tile throughout, and gas fireplace.

The unparalleled setting of River Point Resort provides a truly secluded and peaceful wilderness sojurn. Located in the heart of the Superior National Forest adjacent to Ely, Minnesota—but not adjacent to any other Ely, Minnesota resort– River Point Resort is surrounded by tall stands of mature white pine, Norway pine, birch, and maple, and bordered on three sides by crystal clean water. It is a wilderness lodge and vacation retreat where one can reconnect with family, friends and nature; and enjoy planned outdoor activities, resort recreation, and fine fishing.

View from the Trail of Reflections hiking trail at River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. overlooking the South Kawishiwi River near Ely, MNIncredible wilderness surrounds Ely, Minnesota Resorts, unlike other area lakes which are dotted with private cabins, outfitters, and other Ely resorts. The “Naturally Superior”™ location of River Point Resort is also steeped in history and tradition, as it is the site of a nationally significant archaeological find of the Laurel Indian culture in 1982, dated 500 B.C., plus River Point is owned by the same “Koschak” family since 1994–a long tradition of hospitality and service.

While a guest at River Point Resort, one of your recreational options is to explore the Boundary Waters by canoe for just a day — Germany’s Lufthansa Magazine says River Point’s “location on Birch Lake is a good place to set out on day trips”.

Preparing for a day of walleye fishing on Birch Lake at a Minnesota resort: River Point ResortOr, pursue fishing for golden walleye, giant northern pike, slab crappies, bluegills, and feisty smallmouth bass right on Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River in a motorized watercraft. There are plenty of coves, bays, islands, and rocky points on 20 mile-long Birch Lake to provide you with a lifetime of angling memories. Excellent guided boat and motor fishing day trips on Birch Lake are available for the fishing enthusiast, as well as complimentary fish cleaning, marina, on-site Bait & Tackle Shop, and friendly, service-orientated staff offering sound fishing advice. Well-maintained waterfront rentals, such as 16′ boats, 9.9, 15, & 25 hp motors, pro fishing boats with 50 hp motors and driver’s console, and pontoon boats are available for cruising and fishing Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River.




River Point Resort–an Ely Minnesota Resort–for memorable Minnesota fishing

What a stringer…Mom and daughter had a great day fishing on Birch Lake with the help of River Point Resort in Ely, Minnesota  River Point Resort’s guests prepare for a family pontoon boat outing for fishing and to enjoy the scenery on Birch Lake, near Ely, MN


A Naturalist program, including activities like instructional canoeing and guided hikes, children’s “Rainbow System” playground, two natural sand beaches with complimentary “sit-on-top” kayaks and waterbikes, hiking the private Trail of Reflections, and shopping for special treasures in the Wolf Den Gift Shop round out the activities to be enjoyed at this Ely, Minnesota resort: River Point Resort.

Beauty of Bayport luxury cabin in autumn splendor at River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. …one of Ely Minnesota’s finest resorts.

In Ely, the Dorothy Molter Museum, the famous International Wolf Center, the North American Bear Center (Ely’s newest museum with live bears to view and learn about) are “must-see” downtown Ely stops.

Well-maintained waterfront docks are the norm at River Point Resort on Birch Lake in Ely, Minnesota.

Reflections luxury lakefront cabin with three bedrooms…perfect for the large family Minnesota vacation.Ely Minnesota Resorts: an easy 8.5 mile drive from Ely, this Ely, Minnesota Resort offers luxury vacation home cabins (one and three bedrooms) with the ultimate in comfort, privacy and exceptional lakefront views. In addition, the private one and two bedroom vacation home cabins make you feel like this is “your own cabin at the lake!”  Refer to Cabins, Lodging & Rates for more about the four types of lodging options available for your Ely resorts vacation.

If you are looking for an active adventure, your Ely, Minnesota resort, River Point Resort has it. Incredible fishing excursions for tasty walleye, lunker northern pike, and feisty small mouth bass, hiking, canoeing, boating, swimming, and planned activities from bonfires to crafts!

Kayaking at sunrise with the mist rising off of Birch Lake at River Point Resort in Ely, MN….breathtaking beauty.If you are looking for a relaxing retreat, you’ve come to the right place. Relaxing here is easy surrounded by natural beauty: glacial cliffs, pines, birch, rapids, and abundant wildlife. Enjoy the clean, fresh air and nightly displays featuring millions of shining stars and dancing northern lights at the doorstep of the famous Boundary Waters.

Enjoy the one-bedroom Sunrise Chalet at River Point Resort in Ely, MN with a gorgeous designer kitchen and living room with all the amenities.




“The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is one of the fifty places everyone should visit in their lifetime.” – National Geographic Magazine

Vacation at River Point Resort and experience the Ely, Minnesota Resorts Difference!





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