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Packsack –  Wilderness Log Cabins Truly Rich in History

Ely MN cabins on Fall Lake.


Packsack Wilderness Log Cabins were originally located on Pipestone Bay, but moved one-log-at-a-time to their current location on Fall Lake, once the area was designated BWCA wilderness. Rich in history, authentic, but perfectly comfortable and well-maintained by our family.


Our resort and log cabins offer convenient access to Fall Lake fishing, day trips into the BWCA and a quiet getaway for those wishing to explore the entire Ely area of amenities while having the luxury of great sunsets and loons calling all day.


We offer boat/motor rentals, pontoon rental, fishing from our docks, immaculate fish cleaning facility, lakeside bonfires, great stories in our lodge and three two-bedroom, light-housekeeping cabins with bed linens, towels, kitchen, and cooking utensils. Most everything you might need!


Check out the Ely Chamber’s “Things to Do Around Ely” website!


We’re proud to explain that our Ely MN cabins are in high demand, often booked very early – and often one year in advance. We occasionally have cancellations or openings near the beginning of the season (May) or the very end of the season (mid-September), we encourage you to check out our Cabin Availability section at the bottom of this page.


Cabins are normally reserved from Saturday to Saturday. If you wish to begin your stay on another day, we invite you to call to see if such arrangements can be made.

  • Two Night Minimum

  • Check-In-3:00 PM

  • Check-Out-10:00 AM


(August 17th to October 2 )

Enjoy the area’s spectacular fall colors, enjoyable weather, and fishing by taking advantage of this special! This special offer has a 2 person and 3-night minimum stay. This package includes Cabin,14′ or 16′ boat,15 HP motor (larger motors will be charged extra), and  portage wheels. Gas not included.

2024 Cabin Availability
2025 Cabin Availability

Deposit and Payment policy


  • $150 Deposit required for cabins. Deposit due upon reservation.

  •  Deposits are nonrefundable.

  • Payment is due upon checkout.

  • We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.

  • Minnesota State sales tax is 7.375%

  • A 4% lodging tax is applied to lodging portions of bill.

  • A 3.5% service fee is applied to all credit card transactions (deposit included)

  • No refunds for early checkout

Packsack Canoe Trips and Log Cabins, Ely Minnesota
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