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Northview Bank Lends in Ely

If you find modern life too hectic and crave fresh air, tall timber, and clean water, come to the end of the road in Ely. Both Highway 169 and Highway 1 dead end in Ely and beyond the town is hundreds of thousands acres of wilderness stretching all the way to Canada. Nature and solitude abound in Ely, making it a mecca for fishermen, outdoorsmen, naturalists, and hunters alike. Cabins for sale or for rent run the gamut from rustic and remote to modern Northwoods-inspired design. 

Ely is most famous for being the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Wilderness (BWCAW), a wilderness area with no roads, resorts, or private cabins that is accessible only by canoe. The town of Ely is populated with outfitters ready to equip the adventurers headed out by canoe to enjoy some tranquility and catch some fish. The boulder-lined Snowbank Lake is one of the larger lakes in the BWCA at nearly 5,000 acres. The Superior National Forest, well over a million acres, is known for its amazing boreal forest, clean lakes, and history. 

If you want to fish or experience nature without going too far out of town, try one of the nearby lakes teeming with gamefish including walleyes, northern pike, smallmouth bass, and lake trout. Burntside Lake is over 7,000 acres and enjoys clarity over 20 feet. The White Iron Chain has over 11,000 acres of sportfishing and water recreation opportunities and includes White Iron Lake, Farm Lake, Garden Lake, and South Farm Lake. The northern edge of Ely is nestled on the shore of Shagawa Lake, which is absolutely loaded with walleye. 

If you’re looking for a lake lot, lake cabin, or log home for sale, you can find the property of your dreams in Ely. Click here to get prequalified with Northview Bank. If it’s bare land or a lake lot you’re seeking, click here to get prequalified. 


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Privacy on Burntside


Privacy on Burntside - Ely, Minnesota United States
Beds: 3   Baths: 2.00   Ft2: 2,392   Lot Size: 340 x 250   Lot Acres: 2.00   Region: Northeast   County: St. Louis   
This ingeniously Architect designed (John Ivey Thomas) 3 BR, 2 BA home features almost 2,400 sq. ft. of living space all on 2.5 pine studded acres and over 300' of ideal south facing shoreline (...)
Listed by B.R. (Charlie) Chernak, Bear Island Land Co., Inc. on Tuesday, 03 January 2017 [For Sale]
Eagles Nest Lake #3


Eagles Nest Lake #3 - Ely, Minnesota
Beds: 2   Baths: 1.00   Ft2: 1   Lot Size: 319' x 427'   Region: Northeast   County: St. Louis   
Eagles Nest 3, Swanson Shores private bay, little over 3 forested acres, +-814 WEST facing shoreline with State Land directly behind property. This land has received great consideration for its (...)
Listed by Lori Schulze, WildWoods Land Company on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 [For Sale]
Farm Lake Cabin


Farm Lake Cabin - Ely, Minnesota
Ft2: 320   Lot Size: 275 x 155   Region: Northeast   County: Lake   
A great base camp for BWCA treks, this sturdy 14' x 16' cabin built from massive 4" x 12" white pine timbers is tucked among the majestic pines & ledgerock that is so notable to the Boundary (...)
Listed by Wendy Johnson, WildWoods Land Company on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 [For Sale]
Shagawa Lake Lot


Shagawa Lake Lot - Ely, Minnesota
Region: Northeast   County: St. Louis   
Beautiful lot on Shagawa Lake with southern exposure and +-223' of shoreline. This +-2.4 acre parcel has beautiful Cedar, Red and White Pine trees growing out of spectacular ledge rock (...)
Listed by Chris Eilrich, WildWoods Land Company on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 [For Sale]
Living on the Edge

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Living on the Edge - Ely, Minnesota
Lot Acres: 13-30   Region: Northeast   County: St. Louis   
Experience "Living on the Edge of the Wilderness!" Premier off grid cabin lots in the Superior National Forest only 3/5 +/- miles from the BWCAW entry point on Mudro Lake.
Listed by B.R. (Charlie) Chernak, Bear Island Land Co., Inc. on Tuesday, 03 January 2017 [For Sale]