River Point Resort: Selected by Midwest Living Magazine in 2002 as one of the Top 40 Resorts in the Midwest, and as one of the Top 4 Resorts in Minnesota:
“Super getaways right here in the Heartland… We’ve traveled across the Heartland to find the best vacation spots… Southeast of Ely, the new pine lodge and remodeled log cabins at this secluded retreat [River Point Resort] edge vast Birch lake and the South Kawishiwi River, which extends into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. That means you can zip across the lake in a powerboat or retreat to calm, protected waters closed to motor craft. Only a few cabins and no resorts interrupt the woods that line the lake’s shores.
“Owners Jane and Steve Koschak, former teachers, combine their love of learning and the outdoors. Activities range from canoeing to photography classes and a naturalist program. Other facilities/activities: boat and motor rentals, fishing seminars, guided kayak adventures and wilderness trips.”