For your next vacation, we know that you will enjoy our expansive 160 acres of wooded lake front privacy! Our cabins are well spaced from each and span nearly a two miles of Bear Island Lake shoreline which provides even more privacy than the typical camp setting!  Guests will find that we have one of the best swimming and beach spots-it's sandy with no drop-offs or rocks.  Explore each of the lodging options offered and find your favorite! Click on any cabin or suite photo to take a closer look into each one of our accommodations. It's always been important to us that our guests feel at home here in our northwoods home.

1 ExteriorSetri Cabin

  • Classic Lake View Cabin
  • 2-Bedroom Cabin
  • Sleeps 4-6 Guests (Double, 2 Twins and Sleep Sofa Beds)
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Koivu Cabin

Cabin 2 Exterior
  • Classic Lake View Cabin
  • 2-Bedroom Cabin
  • Sleeps 4-5 (Queen, 2 Twins and Sleep Sofa Beds)
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Virta Cabin

  • Deluxe Lake View Cabin
  • 2-Bedroom Cabin
  • Sleeps 4-6 (Queen, 2 Twins and Sleep Sofa Beds)
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Kettu Cabin

Cabin 4 Exterior
  • Classic Lake View Cabin
  • 2-Bedroom Cabin
  • Sleeps 4-6 (Double, 2 Twins and Sleep Sofa Beds)
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Susi Cabin

Cabin 5 Exterior
  • Classic Lake View Cabin
  • 1-Bedroom Cabin
  • Sleeps 2 (Queen Bed)
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Haukka Cabin

Cabin 6 Exterior
  • Classic Northwoods Cabin
  • 3-Bedroom Cabin
  • Sleeps 6 (Queen, Double and 2 Twin Beds)
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Lumi and Tuli SuitesSuite 1 Bed

  • Deluxe Lake View Suites
  • 1-Bedroom Suites
  • Sleeps 2-4 (King and Sleep Sofa Bed)
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Kivi and Joki SuitesSuite 2 Bed

  • Deluxe Lake View Suites
  • 2-Bedroom Suites
  • Sleeps 4-6 (Queen, 2 Twins and Sleep Sofa)
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Karhu Cabin

Cabin 11 Exterior
  • Lake View Vacation Home
  • 3-Bedroom Home
  • Sleeps 8-10 (Queen, Double, 4 Twins and Sleep Sofa Beds)
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Otava Cabin

Cabin 12 Exterior
  • Lake View Vacation Home
  • 3-Bedroom Home
  • Sleeps 8-10 (Queen, Double, 4 Twins and Sleep Sofa Beds)
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What's Your Favorite Season?

2018/2019 Fall, Winter & Spring Season Dates:
9/3 thru 06/1

2019 Summer Family Camp Dates:

Full-week sessions run Sunday to Sunday

June 16 - 23
June 23-30
July 7 - 14
July 14 - 21
July 21 - 28
August 4 - 11
August 11 - 18
August 18 - 25

4-day Sessions

June 12 - 16 (Wednesday - Sunday)
July 3 - 7 (Wednesday - Sunday)
July 31 - August 4 (Wednesday - Sunday)
August 25 - 29 (Sunday - Thursday)
August 29 - September 2 (Thursday - Monday)

3-day sessions run Sunday - Wednesday

June 8 - 12
June 30 - July 3
July 28 - 31

Occupancy

We cannot reserve cabins or suites to/for more guests than its noted occupancy. This is for the comfort of your vacation neighbors, your safety and follows our state licensing requirements. The rates reflected for each cabin or suite's season are based on the occupancy noted.

Reservation/Deposit Details

Lodging rates are subject to 6.875% Minnesota sales tax, 3% Ely area lodging tax and .05% St. Louis County tax. Unlike hotels or other resorts we do NOT charge an additional service fee or gratuity for individual rentals.

A valid credit card and deposit is required to confirm each cabin or suite reservation of 50% of the lodging reservation. We accept Discover, Visa and MasterCard at this time. Personal checks are also accepted.

Deposits will be applied towards our guest's account balance. The reservation balance due is collected at check-in.

Deposits are non-refundable. We realize that sometimes "life gets in the way" and a cancellation is unavoidable. Please let us know as soon as possible and we will make every effort available to us to re-book your dates. If we are to fill your reserved dates, we will transfer 100% of your deposit to an equal or greater stay within the next year. Guests not canceling their reservation at least 24 hours prior to their check-in date are responsible for the entire balance due.

Check-In/Check-Out

Cabin Check-In Time is 3pm
Check-Out Time is 9am

Every Cabin and Suite is Non-Smoking. Guests failing to respect this policy will be automatically assessed a $130.00 cleaning fee.

Group Stays/Events

Planning a family reunion or large group gathering can sometimes be a challenge. For any group's coordinator, the pressure is on to find the best location possible to meet the wants and wishes of everyone. YMCA Camp Northern Lights can be the perfect spot for your event.

If YMCA Camp Northern Lights is an option for your event, please contact us to discuss your needs.

We are a PET friendly Resort. All Pet Guests must be approved BEFORE your arrival as we do have pet free stay options. Bringing your family pet is just just like bringing an extra guest to our resort.


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