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Echo Shores Resort

Lodge or Resort
Resort photo – Patrick Halbakken

ECHO SHORES RESORT is a family owned-and-operated resort just for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike, located just 7 miles from Ely, Minnesota along the scenic Echo Trail, and is the only resort on Little Long Lake.

Echo Shores is located in the heart of the Superior National Forest and adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

The resort provides first class friendly service and modern amenities in a family-friendly environment. So come and join us in the great Northwoods for your Ely, MN!

Recreational Opportunities

If spending the day walking and absorbing the beautiful scenery is your idea of a great way to spend a day, then you'll find just what you're looking for on one of the hiking trails in the Ely, MN area. Among the most popular include the Bass Lake Trail, the Angleworm Trail, Trezona Trail, Kawishiwi Falls Trail, Secret/Blackstone Trail and the Snowbank Lake Trail. Depending on the experience you're seeking, these Ely area hiking trails can lead you either on a short jaunt, a vigorous day trip, or an extended wilderness trek. NOTE: The historic Bass Lake Hiking Trail can be accessed directly from the resort.

Driving Directions

From Highway 53 in Virginia, Minnesota, take Highway 169 north to Ely. Stay on 169 through Ely; one-half mile north of Ely, you will see a sign for County Road 88/Grant-McMahan/To Shagawa Lake North Shore/Echo Trail. Turn left at this sign, on County Rd. 88. Go approximately 2.3 miles to County Road 116/Echo Trail.Turn right on County Rd. 116. Go approximately another 2.3 miles to ECHO SHORES RESORT; you will see our sign on the left.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Originally from the farming region of southern Minnesota, Pat grew up traveling north throughout the summer outfitting and guiding youth groups into the BWCAW and Quetico Park with his
father at a young age. Starting in 1983 he began exploring the scenic waterways
surrounding Ely. He moved to Ely in 1991 and now calls Ely home. Amy has lived in Ely her entire life...known in these parts as an "Elyite". She has expansive knowledge about the surrounding area and is always willing to share that knowledge with our visitors. Our son Hunter, now age 6, will tell you he knows just about everything about the area, however he is still in training and has much to learn!

Pet Friendly Notes

Quiet, well-behaved pets are welcome at Echo Shores Resort.


Seasons Open

Early May - October


$155 - $379/night or $775 - $1895/week


Locally or Family-Owned Business


All of the cabins here at Echo Shores Resort have well equipped kitchens with full-sized stove and oven, microwave, drip-coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator/freezer, and plenty of dinnerware and cookware. All cabins have a charcoal BBQ grill and patio furniture. Bedding, kitchen linens, and potholders are supplied. You will need to bring your own bath towels.Children under 6 stay FREE and well-behaved pets are welcome (additional pet fee, see our policies below).

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