Deer Ridge Resort is located on 35 acres of pristine woodlands with over 2,500 feet of shoreline. Garden Lake is one of four lakes on the White Iron chain of lakes. Garden, Farm and White Iron have no motor restrictions and South Farm is in the motorized portion of the BWCA.
Fishing is the most popular pastime, but we are also a family-oriented resort. For the family we have an interpretive nature trail, playground, swim area, horseshoe court, badminton, frisbee golf and float plane rides right from the dock. We are also in walking distance of the Kawishiwi Waterfalls. Other area attractions include the Wolf Center, Dorothy Molter Museum, Ely shopping, and nearby golf.
ELY - BEST OF........
National Geographic Traveler, Oct. 1999 BWCAW - One of the fifty places in the world that everyone should visit in their lifetime.
Charles Kuralt, Late CBS newsman #1 Vacation Destination
Sports Afield Magazine, Feb. 1999 Ely - Best Outdoor Sports Town in Minnesota
Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Ely - Canoe Capital of the World
Midwest Living Magazine, Ely - One of 15 Best Wilderness Getaways
Supertrax International Magazine, Fall 2004 Ely - One of the 10 Best Incomparable Snowmobile Adventures
USA Today, Aug. 2007 BWCAW - One of 10 Great Places to Do the Old Snowshoe
Midwest Living Magazine, 2007 Ely - #26 of 100 Best Small Town Getaways
USA Today, 2007 Ely - One of 10 Great Small Towns with Huge Backyards
MSN City Guides, 2007 Ely - #7 America's 10 Best Outdoor Towns
Field & Stream Magazine, 2008 Ely - #12 America's Top 20 Fishing Towns
Real Simple Travel Magazine, 2008 Ely - One of the 10 Hidden Gems of the United States