August News

Did July fly by with the blink of an eye or what?!? There has been a tremendous amount of activity around town and at the resort this past month. Once again the Forth of July Celebration was spectacular, the Blueberry Arts Fest was a huge success and it was great to see the lights on again at the relighting of Ely’s Historic State Theater.

To say that its been a wet summer is a little bit of an understatement but overall the weather has been cooperative and guests have been enjoying some really nice days in the warm sun. However the Ely area recently had a storm come through that did do a serious amount of damage and as the writing of this letter some are still without power. We were one of the lucky ones which had only a few branches to pick up and were only without power for about half the day.

We have been seeing some pretty interesting (new to us) outdoor games this summer. Bean bags games are still being played but it looks like KanJam and the Poleish Sports Bottle Bash game are giving Bean Bags a run for the money. It’s not only great to see guests outside playing these games but it also means the grass is stomped down and there is less to mow:)!

We are getting calls everyday for a few days this fall. Don’t forget The Harvest Moon Fest is the weekend after Labor Day weekend and the second annual Ely Marathon,  is happening September 23 and 24. Here’s the link

We still have some great vacation opportunities available. It’s never too late to make those last minute plans to visit us and the Ely area.  Make sure to call soon to guarantee the cabin and week/weeks or days you prefer. Please check the web site for all the current up to date info and specials.  

Take care,

Kerry and Sandy


Fishing Reports

It is for sure summer in Ely. The walleyes have slowed down significantly this month due to more vacation weather than fishing weather and temps. There are a few being caught but it takes some time and determination. The crappies, northern and bass are readily available. Even a few trips to Miners Lake for rainbow trout have been successful. 

As the water cools a bit toward the end of August I’m sure the walleye fishing will improve as it will throughout the Fall. Some of the biggest fish are caught in the later part of the year. Plan your trip up now.

Boundary water permits are selling out fast so please call if you have any desire for a guided trip in to Basswood Lake. Reservations for all BWCAW entry points can be made on a first-come, first-served basis starting 1/28/15. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-877-444-6777. To get further info go to   Bwcaw permit info.