Contact Riverside In Ely Minnesota

Closed for the 2022 Glamping Season.

We are a local family-owned business who enjoys this area and wishes to share our experiences with you. Please contact us for a truly unique and special experience. We look forward to working for you!


Reservation Info

  • 464 Ernies Road
    Ely, MN 55731

  • (218) 343-7732

Send Us A Message

Read more: Contact

  • Hits: 85879


Packages For Our Island Campsites

Get Away at Riverside

This summer we will be offering 4-day, 3-night getaways for the whole crew!  Whether it be an action-packed adventure or a laid-back vacation, we have you covered.  Opportunities abound, as you are able to fully customize your Ely experience. Choose from a paddle to a nearby campsite within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area to have a picnic and wet a line, in hopes of catching a walleye, exploring the Kawishiwi or Bass Lake falls, or gain some knowledge of the area at one of the great museums in Ely.  A sunset cruise is a fantastic way to unwind before enjoying a wood-fired sauna and sharing stories of your day around the campfire. Grab a couple of friends or family members, and enjoy some time in the woods!


Make A Reservation

Beer and Bass

One tent site, one day of boat rental, and a growler of our local Ely Boathouse Brew!! Call for weekly and nightly packages.  Guide service is also available!

Complete Package

Let us take care of your food and equipment.  All you really need to bring is your clothing and personal items.  Contact us today to see the menu choices available to you!

Romance Package

Our complete glamping experience, including a welcome basket, bottle of wine, and we will arrange a massage package for you from our fantastic local spa company.


As an add on to any package, experience northwoods fishing with a local expert guide.  Guide service is available for half or full days.

***Do you have something else in mind?  We are happy to help you create and customize your ultimate vacation.  Please call 218.343.7732 for details and package pricing!***

Read more: Packages

  • Hits: 15951


Island Campsite Rates

Closed for 2022 Season

We are not taking reservations for the 2022 Glamping Season.

Rates- May through September
Weekly rate: $1050
Nightly rate: $175 (3-Night Minimum Stay)

Island Retreat Rate-
Every dream of living on an island?  Try it, by renting the entire 10 acre island for you and your family.
$2000 per week.

All rates are based upon double occupancy. 

Call or text 218.343.7732 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deposits : 
A deposit of 50% of rate for the accommodations is required to guarantee a reservation. Payment in full is required upon check-in. Campsites will be charged for the entire time reserved. No refunds. Deposits will be refunded only if the campsite is cancelled 30 days prior to reservation and the accommodation or campsite is rented to another party at full rental price, minus a $25.00 service fee.

We accept VISA, MasterCard, money orders, travelers checks, and cash. We will accept personal checks only if received within 10 days of the date reservation was made and 30 days in advance of reservation.

Rates & Fees:
Rates quoted in all our brochures and online are subject to Minnesota and local taxes. Accommodation rates are subject to 7.375% sales tax.  All rates are subject to change without notice.

Pets are not allowed on the island.  Please plan to board your pet, or call for area recommendations. 

Read more: Rates

  • Hits: 16274

Island Camps

Island Camps - Glamping

Island Camping In Ely, MN

We are not taking reservations for the 2022 Glamping Season. Sorry for any inconvenience.

"Glamping" in Ely, at Riverside Island Campsites, where you will experience the incomparable beauty of one of Ely's premier chain of lakes while enjoying the area's finest island tent camping experience.  Deluxe tent camping accommodations await you, unique to any experience you have had before, all on our private ten-acre island. 

In our spacious 12x20 wall tent, you will wake to the majestic sound of a loon calling from the comfort of your king-sized bed.  Whether coming back from an all-day fishing trip with one of our guides or after a day spent enjoying the lake, you will be able to unwind in your personal, wood-fired Finnish sauna as the sun sets over your campsite.  A fully screened cook tent comes with everything you will need to cook up a great meal at the end of your day.  If luxury camping in Ely is something you haven't tried before, allow us to host you for an ultimate tent camping experience!

Both the north-facing "In the Pines" campsite and the west-facing "Birch Point" campsite allow for a fantastic view of the sunrise and sunset over the lake, where a photographer's dream comes true. Photo-taking opportunities are abundant with a resident bald eagle nest in the center of the island, along with plentiful wildlife.

Make A Reservation


  • A King-sized bed (easily converts to two twin-sized beds)

  • Pillows

  • Bed Linens

  • Carpeted floor in tent

  • Weber Grill

  • Cook stove

  • Lantern

  • Cooking Utensils

  • Eating Utensils

  • Cups and Mugs

  • Fry pans

  • Sauce Pans

  • Coffee Pot (Perculator style)

  • Salt & Pepper

  • Pot Holders

  • Fillet Knife

  • Cutlery Set

  • Kitchen Towels

  • Wine/Bottle Opener

  • Lighter/Matches

  • Soap

  • Dish soap

  • Hot Dog Forks

  • Paper Towels

  • Toilet Paper

  • Garbage Bags

  • Trash Cans

  • Clothesline

  • Charcoal

  • Chimney-Style Charcoal Starter

What To Bring

  • Clothing

  • Personal Items

  • Towels

  • Food and Drink

  • Camera

  • Binoculars

  • Raingear

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen/Lip balm

  • Headlamp/Flashlight

  • Insect Repellent

  • Pocket Knife/Multi-tool

  • First Aid Kit

  • Sunglasses

  • Books

  • Playing Cards

  • Fishing Tackle

  • Bait/Bait Buckets

  • Alarm Clock/Radio

Read more: Island Camps

  • Hits: 20212

More Articles ...