Burntside Lodge 

Six miles northwest of Ely, off Highway 169 and County Road 88

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An authentic northwoods wilderness lodge, Burntside Lodge is the oldest remaining guest lodge in the Ely, Minnesota area. Nestled among the pines on the southern shore of Burntside Lake, Burntside is a summer resort which has been welcoming guests since 1913 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Spaced throughout the resort grounds, we offer over 20 different one, two and three bedroom cabins. Each cabin at Burntside remains on its original footprint with a history all of its own. Thoughtfully renovated and updated, each remains true to their original character with wood floors, knotty pine and log walls and many of their original furnishings. You will find comfortable beds and pillows outfitted with fine linens.To enjoy the quiet solitude of the northwoods, there are no TV's or telephones in any of our cabins.

The dining room at Burntside Lodge is casually sophisticated with spectacular views of Burntside Lake and a dining experience unmatched in the area. Our restaurant serves modern American cuisine with a rustic European influence and showcases the finest and freshest ingredients. All of our meats are sourced from local ranchers and farmers and we use local produce whenever possible. Everything from our breads to our sauces are original and made fresh daily in our kitchen.

You will find yourself tempted by specialties such as our Duck Breast with baby Turnips, Huckleberry Jus & Heirloom Farro; Pan-seared Walleye with Artichoke-Caper Ravigote, Haricot Verts & Fondant Potatoes or our grass-fed New York Strip with Pommes Frites & Marrow Butter.

Our bar is open at 6:00 nightly and offers lighter fare such as our Burntside Burger with house made Frites, Walleye Sandwich or our Duck Confit Poutine. Appetizers and our house made desserts are also available.

Complementing the menu, our boutique wine list, specialty cocktails, spirits & microbrews are sure to enhance your dining experience.

We are open for dinner 7 days a week beginning at 6:00 pm and we serve breakfast on Saturday & Sunday from 8:00 - 10:00 am.

Our early season begins May 13th without restaurant/lounge service, cabin rental only. Restaurant and lounge service begins May 23rd. Our 2013 season concludes Sunday, September 22nd.

A Marina with canoes, kayaks, hydrobikes, pontoons and boats is available to our guests.


Open 7 days a week, dinner service daily, breakfast served on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations recommended.


20% discount for quietest season (May 8 to May 26)Early season rates from May 27 to June 28. Call for details.

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