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  • "It was relaxing"

    It was relaxing; I would like to personally thank you and Willy for allowing us to build memories at your resort. We are in the process of making plans for 2017, hopefully with six people.

    - Wayne Stinson


    "Best view of the BWCA EVER!"

    I first want to thank Betsy & Willie for making our week stay so wonderful! My old dog was having a real tough time & Betsy gave me some "doggy aspirin" which helped him right away! Betsy & Willy treat you like family and do everything possible to make your stay really enjoyable & memorable! 2nd thing is the utterly incredible view from our cabin(#8) of Moose Lake which will take your breath away! The cabins our just rustic enough to really make it feel like a true old fashioned cabin experience but also clean & comfy to boot! Their crew will help you with either motor boats or canoes & tips on where to find some fish! You are far away from Ely to feel "out in the wilderness" yet close enough to go into town for a day. I truly hope to go back again next year for it is a great place for a North Woods vacation.


    "Absolutely the best!"

    Our cabin was #9 not #3 as written above and it was on a hill overlooking Moose Lake. The screened in porch afforded us a breathtaking view and we spent as much time there as we could. The cabin was great, the staff were very accommodating and we felt very welcome. I highly recommend Custom Cabins as a source of a great get away in the north woods. Thank you Custom Cabins for a wonderful stay.


    "Awesome in Minnesota"

    This is not your typical fishing cabin. The home is very comfortable, well equipped, and conveniently located for lake access. The dedicated dock and equipment shed are real assets. Great view of the lake. Comfortable deck for bbq or just relaxing. The rented boats and dock services were more than adequate. Employees were helpful and friendly. Backyard foggers came in handy in the evenings.



    We stayed July 2nd through July 4th 3 nights. We couldn't ask for a nicer place and time. Elizabeth & the staff were friendly and prompt. The cabin was clean, quiet, on a very scenic overlooking moose lake in the bwca. The boat that came with the cabin was perfect for our fishing needs (motor was extra). The Fishing was great, No complaints at all and we would recommend a return trip in a minute!!!


    "Does it get any better?"

    This was my 8th year at Custom Cabins. This place is amazing! Great service-great accomodations--great fishing. Betsy and Willy are top notch, always anticipating and ready to serve. The cabins are super clean and have everything you need. The boats, fish house and cleaning house are always organized and stocked. It seems as though the fishing gets better each year. Although I would love to keep thi place a secret and have it all to my friends and family, but it just wouldn't be right...you gotta try this place!


    "...Spectacular and breathtaking..."

    Dear Willy, Betsy, and Logan…. as I’m preparing for my 22 darling 1st graders to start this school year, I can’t help but look back at my mom’s and my “adventure” a few weeks ago, in Ely….specifically at Custom Cabins.
    The feeling of being in the water, powered only by our paddles, was eye opening. The next day with Logan, the eagles, and boat ride were spectacular and breathtaking. Before that, I had only seen one eagle, and it flew by so fast that someone later had to tell me that that was what it was.
    Betsy—Taking us to Charles Kuralt’s cabin was surreal. We never expected this treat and the fact that it was prearranged specifically for us didn’t go unnoticed. My mom and I have pictures and memories that instantly bring a smile to our faces.
    Willy—Having this picture that you took was an unexpected surprise. Thank you so much for taking the time to catch this moment in our lives and share it with my mom. I think we surprised ourselves too.
    Best of all, I saw a look on my mom’s face that I hadn’t seen in a long time. My mom is already talking about “the next time we go.” Thank you Willy, Betsy, and Logan for making this a highlight in our lives that we will never forget.


    - Lisa Dowdy


    "Just wanted to say thanks again!"

    This is that guy who lives in France and who so enjoys your photos and words from "Up North." Just wanted to, again, thank you for sending them off so far and wide. I can't help but think back 40 or so years when I see photos from the air around Ely.

    - John Moline