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Burntside Lodge occupies a wooded peninsula on Burntside Lake. The resort’s 22 rustic-chic cabins, most built in the 1920s and 1930s, keep your attention turned to the lake; none has telephones or televisions. Together with the lodge building, circa 1911, the well-kept collection of mostly log buildings earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. It feels lost in time, but offers modern amenities, too. You’ll find Wi-Fi, cappuccino and a movie screen at the lodge. 2755 Burntside Lodge Rd., Ely; 1-218-365-3894;

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