“Ely, Minnesota and the BWCA have always been a magical place to visit; our family has many fond memories associated with this pristine wilderness area. Much like the changing seasons, so have our needs changed over the years in terms of selecting the perfect vacation spot. We have tried several resorts in the Ely area and are thankful for eventually landing at River Point Resort.
This summer will mark our fifth year at River Point Resort and we look forward to making the 900 mile drive because we know what awaits us. The excitement sets in as we drive through the tiny town of Ely, marveling at her quaint shops and familiar Main Street. As we drive through town and turn up the road, we anticipate reaching the entrance to River Point. The mile long drive along a wooded roadway leads to what can only be described as one of the most splendid resort areas in the Midwest.
The staff, especially owners Jane and Steve Koschak, are friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and most caring. I can honestly say they treat all their guests like members of their own family. There is something for everybody – you can join in on many fun & interesting planned activities which are provided for guests, take advantage of the fine outfitting service if you’re so inclined to really rough it or you can go off on your own adventures without ever interacting with another soul if that is your desire!
The accommodations are top-notch – I often joke with my friends that the “cabin” we stay in (Shifting Pine) is nicer than the house my husband and I lived in when we were first married! Every comfort of home abounds and if you need anything – all you have to do is ask. It’s like they’ve transported upscale suburban dwellings and nestled them neatly into the forest. Even the pickiest of guests would agree that everything on the grounds exceeds expectations.
My husband would go fishing the entire time if he could, but there are so many other things to do! We also canoe, hike, and just relax with a good book on the deck which overlooks the water. It is a relaxing, peaceful and simply stunning place to spend a vacation. Unlike other resorts or vacation spots, you actually feel rested and renewed when you leave. There are so many reasons we keep coming back to River Point Resort – I highly recommend you see for yourself.’