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Kettle Falls Hotel - Visitor Destination, Voyageurs National Park

Unique or Historical Accommodation

The history of Kettle Falls is as colorful as the red roof on the hotel. Constructed by timber baron Ed Rose and reputedly financed by Madame Nellie Bly, the Kettle Falls Hotel has accommodated and entertained travelers since 1913. Robert Williams bought the hotel in 1918 for $1,000 and four barrels of whiskey. From its somewhat scandalous past, grew a long tradition of hearty home cooking and hospitality served by the Williams family. This historic hotel was renovated by the National Park Service in 1987 so you, too, can enjoy a hearty meal, relax on the veranda, or spend the night. The hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places and is open mid-May through mid-September. The only way to reach the hotel is by watercraft. Dining, a bar, and lodging are available here.

David Draipsia, NPS

Kitchen Supplies Available (if any)

The Villas have a stove, refrigerator, and bunk beds. Guests should bring there own linens.

The Hotel is completely furnished. There is not T.V. or Wi-Fi available. The bathrooms in the Hotel are shared.

Number of Persons Property Will Accommodate

Dining room - 40, Hotel - 12 rooms, Villas - 15 rooms, Bar - 30

Property Access

The hotel is reachable only by watercraft.

Accessibility Notes

The hotel itself is accessible in the dining room and bar but not the overnight rooms.

Once guests depart from the watercraft's, golf carts are available to transport guests to the hotel or visitors may walk 1/4 mile to the Hotel.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed at the hotel for day use, not overnight. Pets must be leased and attended to at all times.


Seasons Open

mid-May through mid-September


Varies by year and location. Check with the front desk.


Locally or Family-Owned Business

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