Ely Minnesota Hotels Motels-Chalets at River Point Resort


Ely Minnesota Hotels Motels Lodging – Lakeview Charm

Chalets: Unique high comfort lodging-spend a night or more…the choice is yours!

River Point Resort® rounds out its array of lodging options with unique Ely Minnesota hotels motels lodging.  The four charmingly woodsy one-bedroom Chalets can accommodate up to 3 to 4 persons, each with a private sundeck and private entrance with lake, river, and forest views and are housed in a huge cedar-sided lakeside building.

Perfect To Enhance A BWCA Canoe Trip

Active travelers who desire more of an “Eddie Bauer lifestyle” can be outfitted by River Point Outfitting Co. and venture off on a rustic, all-natural Boundary Waters canoe trip for an overnight canoe trip, and then return to a warm, comfortable bed along with many other amenities of the Chalets. Canoe groups can also paddle directly out of the BWCA wilderness to River Point’s marina and then spend the night or several nights in a Chalets after their canoe trip. Or, select the Chalet Ely Minnesota hotels motels option for a night or several nights prior to the canoe trip adventure; the choice is yours…it’s your Minnesota vacation.

Named one of the “50 Places of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler, the Boundary Waters is a remote wilderness area stretching some 1.1 million acres across the border of northern Minnesota and Canada.  It’s an amazing wilderness waterway connected by stretches of forested land.

Chalets are also an outstanding choice for those who desire something more than the bed, bath and parking lot of the typical “motel” in downtown Ely. Hiking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and boating are intriguing for active travelers. And for the “active observer” type of traveler… listening to the call of the loon, watching an eagle soar, and relaxing by a peaceful evening bonfire are thoughtful substitutes for phones, video games, and television found in a typical motel setting.

A Chalet lodging choice combined with a Boundary Waters guided day canoe fishing trip adventure makes for some great memories…and tasty fish!

 Superb For Family Fun At The Lake

Looking for a partial week or full week vacation at the lake with the kids? Look no further than the spacious one bedroom Chalets at River Point Resort® & Outfitting Co. that can accommodate up to 3-5 in your family. These lovely upscale Chalets are easy on the family budget, yet the full resort experience is there for everyone to enjoy.

Kids can frolic on the two floating island rafts, complete with slide for great water fun, as well as have fun on the complimentary sit-on-top kayaks and kid friendly playaks. Adults love the complimentary SUP’s, and the whole family can get out in a complimentary paddle-boat without getting wet….unless you want to!

A Pontoon Boat can be the perfect choice to explore the wonderful wilderness waters of Birch Lake for the family. Many spots to pull up along the shoreline make it perfect for a family hot dog roast or a quick swim. Or, do some fishing from the comfort of the pontoon boat while the kids play or eat on board. It works!

Ideal For A Romantic MN Vacation

Enjoy the high comfort and amenities of the Chalets when on your special Minnesota romantic getaway vacation…anniversary, mini-moon, honeymoon, birthday and more. Consider adding on the special Honeymoon & Romance Package for two persons complete with unlimited use of a 16′ boat with 15 hp motor, unlimited canoe use, wine, chocolates, two passes to the famous International Wolf Center in quaint Ely, and so much more. It’s an amazing Package addition to the Chalet lodging for your honeymoon  romantic destination.

 Private Sundeck – Private Gas Grill

  • Lakeview. The Ely Minnesota hotels motels Chalet building is set back approximately 140 feet from the lake shore with a gradual incline to the east shoreline. This affords a relatively easy access to the lovely east marina area which has a 60′ sundeck, flowered terrace, and panoramic lakeveiw. Great place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee, too, in addition to your private Chalet sundeck with dining table and your own gas grill.
  • From the sundecks of the four Chalets, one can catch either the sun rising or setting over the lake, and every now-and-then in the night sky, Mother Nature’s other brilliant light show – the aurora borealis!
  • Marina, new fire pit area, north beach and playground are easily accessible. The west shoreline of Birch Lake is immediately adjacent.
  • The four Chalets are located on the second or upper level of the Chalet Building. Each is located on one of the four corners of the building.

Log Furnished – Designer Touches – High Comfort

  • The one-bedroom comfortably designed Chalets are log-furnished.
  • The pleasant, light-filled living room walls in the comfortable Ely Minnesota hotels motels Chalets are a combination of woodsy knotty pine combined with a rich “earth-tone” color palette on adjacent walls, making for a perfect Up North atmosphere. An abundance of upscale log furnishings, decorative touches, and ceiling fan make each Chalet inviting.
  • Each Ely Minnesota Hotels Motels Chalet has a full efficient kitchen with refrigerator, range with oven, microwave, small electric appliances, including a toaster, hand-mixer, blender, and coffeepot, dishwasher, and more.
  • Beautifully appointed bathroom with large custom ceramic shower
  • Air-Conditioning relaxes and refreshes.
  • Windsong Chalet and Sunrise Chalet each have a queen bed in the bedroom, plus queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • Ledgerock Chalet has a queen and twin bed in the bedroom, plus twin sleeper in the living room.
  • Evergreen Chalet has a double bed and a set of bunk-beds in the bedroom, plus double sleeper sofa in the living room.


  • High Speed Broadband Fiber Optics Complimentary WIFI in all accommodations. River Point is one of the few properties in the entire area that have true high speed fiber optics. Whether you want to upload your walleye catch photo to your friends on social media, connect with friends on email, or do a bit of business, we have you covered.
  • Air conditioning throughout this lakefront cabin brings relief from summer heat, yet plenty of windows provides excellent cross ventilation for those preferring natural air.

Chalets-Perfect Lodging Choice With Fishing Packages



Explore the 20 miles of Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River in search of golden walleyes, trophy northern pike, a stringer of tasty crappies, or feisty small mouth bass. The fishing packages include lodging, boat, motor, first tank of gas, and more.

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River Point Resort® & Outfitting Co. is a Pet Free Facility. We are happy to recommend area kennels.

Just ask!

River Point accommodations are Smoke Free. Smoking is optional on sundecks and patios. We request that cigar smoking is kept to a minimum.

Accommodates: up to 4; except for Ledgerock Chalet which accommodates up to 3

2020 “Chalets” RATES

Deposit: 50% – 

Dates Persons Weekly Rates Day Rates
5/15 thru 5/22 1-2 $635 $125
5/23 thru 6/5 1-2 $775 $140
6/6 thru 6/19 1-2 $920 $165
6/20 thru 7/3 1-2 $1065 $195
7/4 thru 7/31 1-2 $1275 $255
8/1 thru 8/7 1-2 $1065 $195
8/8 thru 8/21 1-2 $890 $175
8/22 thru 10/2 1-2 $975 $195 (Evergreen Chalet Only: $175/night 8/30-9/4)


Age                             Week Day
Persons 11 & up:     $165.00 $30.00
Children Under 10: $115.00 $20.00

Lodging and package rates subject to 7.375% MN sales/county tax, 3% local tax, and 6% resort fee. Motorized boat rentals subject to 7.375% MN sales/county tax and 6% resort fee. Rates subject to change.

FYI: The resort fee supports high speed internet service in the Ely Minnesota hotels motels lodging choice, incoming faxes, abundant supplies of split and stacked firewood for wood-burning fireplaces and the three outside fire pits, twice weekly “Courtesy Call” to replenish items, such as TP, coffee filters, trash bags, light bulbs, etc.,  and in-room welcome basket gift.

Resort fee also supports marina and waterfront assistance including fish cleaning, maps, stringers, landing nets and minnow buckets. In addition, guests have use of sit-on-top kayaks/playaks, paddle boats, paddle boards, and aluminum canoes on Birch Lake. Instructional canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding is personalized by guest request. New guest sauna, hiking trail, two swim rafts, and more are provided for further enjoyment.

Gratuities for resort service personnel including housekeepers, marina and guide service, and Wildwood Lodge staff are at your discretion.

  • Rates subject to change without notice 
  • We are happy to fulfill specific lodging requests, but also attempt to best satisfy specific accommodations occupancy capabilities
  • Chalet reservation assignments may be modified
  • Reservations made during Holidays and Events (ie: Labor Day Weekend, Blueberry Arts Festival time (Festival Dates: July 27, 28, 29) are subject to a 10% surcharge. A three-night minimum rental is required for reservations made during holidays and events.(Some exceptions to the 3-night minimum rental may occur. Inquire)
  • Interested in motorized watercraft? Find out more, at marina rates
  • Reservations Information
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