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  • Spectacular Views Right From Your Cabin!

  • What's new at Lodge of Whispering Pines?

    "The Dancing Bear Deli & General Store"

  • Solitude, Comfort, Nature.....Now you can truly relax!

  • Fun for the whole family!

  • Get re-acquainted with nature

  • Plenty to see and do from any altitude.

  • Grab the kids and head for the beach!

  • Get re-acquainted with nature

Lodge Of Whispering Pines - Ely, MN

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There’s no summer memory better than those spent at the Lake. We still have beautiful Lakefront Cabins available at Lodge of Whispering Pines this summer, just waiting for you and your family to create unforgettable memories.

Before you witness spectacular sunsets and views of Big Lake from your Lakefront cabin, you’ll be treated to a secluded drive through the Superior National Forest along the Echo Trail - Along granite cliff roadways that hug the edge of wilderness landscapes to you - you'll experience an awakening to your natural surroundings and an enlightening of your spirit. The noise, the crowds are left behind, and traffic seems nonexistent. Your vacation has already begun. Just twenty miles north of Ely a secluded private drive leads you further into the Superior National Forest to Lodge of Whispering Pines on Big Lake. Poised among tall pine, picturesque birch, spruce, balsam, and aspen, you realize you are encircled by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and are now guests of the deer, moose, black bear, timber wolves, loons, and all the other wild creatures that inhabit northern Minnesota's truly natural park.

We are celebrating our 82st Anniversary! Our entire family (which includes moose, deer, timberwolves, bald eagles, black bears and other wild creatures) welcomes you to our paddler's and angler's paradise.

...Plan a relaxing get away today…

lynx2.jpgWe offer 10 beautiful cabins from one to three bedrooms, most of our lakefront cabins have screened porches and all cabins have flat screen televisions, a complete kitchen and full bath with tub and or shower. A boat dock, Adirondack chairs, picnic table, charcoal or gas grills, campfire rings - perfect for both romantic getaways and larger groups that want to split up, business conferences, meetings, and receptions.

Our property is surrounded by the BWCAW (Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness), Enjoy activities like hiking, Biking & Stand up paddle boarding, Fishing, wildlife viewing. The photography during Fall is amazing!

Our gift shop and store is brimmed with unique hand-made crafts and convenient grocery items. You can you also buy live bait & tackle right at the resort.

This will be one of your most-memorable vacations: swim at our natural sand beach; participate in naturalist activities and children’s programs. Enjoy free use of the Adirondack chairs along the lake front, kayaks, canoes, even a traditional wood-fired Sauna. Leave the noise and the crowds behind.

Big Lake is 2000 acre and has numerous large islands and secluded bays - the shoreline has been virtually undeveloped. It is one of the top walleye fishing lakes in the state. We are near Hegman Lake where centuries-old pictographs can be viewed and photographed.

We also have five Campsites at the resort, four lakefront sites and one wooded site. Our campsites are located along the lakeshore and each are separated trees for your seclusion. Each of the Whispering Pines Campsites have water, electric, picnic tables, barbeque grills and campfire rings and great views of Big Lake. We have a bath house with private showers, private toilet facilities and a traditional wood fired sauna to relax in.

Your ultimate vacation includes fishing top rated Big Lake for Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, and Jumbo Perch.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you to Lodge of Whispering Pines this year!

We are here to help you get the most out of your precious vacation days!


We offer vacation rental specials Ask about our spring and fall cabin specials, Boundary Waters Day trips, massage and dinner gift certificates, Walleye fishing / pontoon fishing party packages. We are also a Family-Friendly complete (or partial) outfitter.


Our Historic 1925 Large Timbered Log Lodge is now available for weekly rental!



This Lake Front Lodge features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, A gourmet kitchen, Double oven, Microwave Oven, Great room with original over-sized natural stone fireplace, dining room with plenty of room to seat your entire group and a Spectacular view of the lake, a large screened porch with lake view giving you additional living and dining space, washer and dryer, full bath with shower on main floor. The master bedroom has a king size bed, Air Conditioner, an on suite with double sinks and tub and shower. The second bedroom has a queen size bed, bedroom three has bunk beds and all bedrooms have their own flat screen television. A boat dock, Adirondack chairs, picnic table, Gas grill, are all provided at the Lodge. You will have beautiful view of Big Lake and the best sunsets you have ever seen!


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