Burntside Lodge

"Vacationers can get deep into the northwoods without roughing it at this first-class, century-old retreat west of Ely"

Midwest Living Magazine

Welcome to Burntside Lodge, the oldest remaining guest lodge in the Ely, Minnesota area. Nestled among the pines on the southern shore of Burntside Lake, Burntside is a summer resort which has been welcoming guests since 1913 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Early information shares stories of guests enjoying hospitable lodging in accommodations at what would become Burntside Lodge as early as 1911...over ninety-five years ago.

Ray and Nancy LaMontagne purchased Burntside Lodge in 1941 and today, over 70 years later it is still operated by Ray and Nancy’s son Lou, his wife Lonnie and their adult children Nicole and Jacques.

Today the LaMontagne family continues to welcome guests to this northwoods retreat.

Fine dining, comfortable but casually elegant, original log cabins, and a pristine island-dotted lake combine to give you a treasured vacation experience at one of the few surviving authentic log resorts on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

What's New

    Closed for the 2013 Season

  1. We are now closed for the 2013 Summer season.

    Thank you to all of our guests and employees for another wonderful year!

    We look forward to welcoming you back in May and to helping new guests plan a perfect Burntside vacation.

  2. Online Deposit

  3. Have you received your confirmation letter and would like to place your deposit? You can do so from our secure deposit form.

  4. Gift Certificates

  5. You can order gift certificates online with just one easy step. Just order from our secure online Gift Certificate form.


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