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Reservations & Cancellations

Make a reservation

  • Reservations may be made in person, by phone or email, up to one year in advance.
  • If you wish to reserve the same cabin for the same time the following year, you may usually do so at check-out (unless you are filling a slot from which someone took a one-year pass).
  • You may take a one-year pass on your usual reservation once after every five years at the resort without losing your ability to re-up for the following year. Cancellation fees still apply.


    • Your reservation is confirmed once we have your deposit made by credit card (Visa or MasterCard), check or cash. You may cancel within 24 hours without penalty.
    • The deposit will equal half the rental amount for the cabin for your stay; $400 per week maximum.


      • If you cancel your reservation 60 days or longer before your scheduled arrival date, we will return your deposit less a $50 cancellation fee.
      • If you cancel less than 60 days before your arrival date, and we are able to rebook your cabin, we will return your deposit, less a $100 cancellation fee. If we are unable to rebook the accommodation, we will keep the entire deposit.
      • If you arrange for someone to fill your reservation and they fulfill your commitment, you will not be charged a cancellation fee. You will also retain the ability to rebook the cabin for the same week the following year.
      • If you leave Camp before the end of your scheduled stay, you will be charged for the entire rental period.

        Check-in and check-out

        • Check-in time is from 3 pm to 6 pm. We will likely call to learn your estimated time of arrival.
        • Check-out is by 10 am.
        • Please come in to settle the rest of your bill by 5 pm the day before your departure.

        Additional Rates

        ItemDaily Rate
        Extra person over the cabin capacity with or without rollaway bed
        Rollaway bed or porta-potty
        Boat rental – 14 or 16-foot Lund boat
        Boat rental – deep hull 14 or 16 foot Lund boat
        Pontoon rental
        Docking fee for privately owned boats

        Tax on lodging is 3% and state sales tax is 6.875%


          When do we check in and out? Check-in time is between 3-6 p.m. Please check out by 10 a.m. unless you make special arrangements with us. For those of you who are leaving on Saturday, we ask that you stop in the office to pay your bill on Friday. Minnesota tax is 6.875%, and there is an additional 3% local tax on cabin rentals.

          Can we bring a pet? Yes. We ask that dogs be kept on a leash or in firm voice command. Please do not allow pets on the beds unless you bring bedding to cover ours. Dogs shouldn't be left alone in the cabin to bark or try to scratch their way out. Please pick up after them on the paths. In consideration of our bird and chipmunk population, cats should be kept indoors. Please sweep up ALL pet hair in the cabin before you leave. Your pet will be welcome to return if you clean up after it so well that we can’t tell it was here. Pets are not allowed at Aunt Kate's cabin.

          What is Aunt Kate's Cabin? Nestled in its own secluded lakeside clearing, this two-story log cabin is furnished with lovely old furniture. It sleeps eight in four bedrooms with three doubles and two single beds. Fresh well water and a water heater make life comfortable. Rent is $1,800 a week in summer and $1,440 in spring and fall. The cabin is available Sunday to Sunday in July and August and for a five-night minimum in May, June and September. Pets are not allowed. This comfortable cabin, where Camp's founders Kate and Van Harris retired, carries a rich measure of history and charm.

          Can we bring our own boat? Yes. 

          How far are you from town? Ely is a 10-minute drive from Camp and offers a grocery store, several outfitters, fun souvenir shopping and other basic services.

          What are work weekends? Work weeks? On the first weekend in May and the first weekend in October, we invite our guests and friends to come up to Camp to work and stay free. We provide lodging. On the work weekends we provide meals, and those who stay longer then provide their own food. Our friends help us haul wood, roof a cabin, rake leaves, handle boats, open or close cabins, and do basic maintenance. Story telling, too much food, and great camaraderie are the rule. If you'd like to come, call Nancy jo to confirm dates and/or ask questions. We'd love to have you. Bring work gloves, a sleeping bag, favorite tools, beverages (we provide coffee, milk and juice on the weekend), and musical instruments.