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Canoe On Inn is family owned and operated. Jim, who manages the Ely Municipal Airport, is a lifelong resident of Ely. Nancy, a teacher in Ely, moved here from IL after visits hooked her on the beauty of the area and the friendliness of the people. Heather, their daughter who is helping out, also lives in Ely and has worked in the lodging industry here. You may see her husband Jack, and their little kids, Violet and Porter at the motel from time to time.

110 N 2nd Ave W   |    Ely, MN  55731


Nancy and Jim have three other kids, Carlin, Aislyn, and Brynne, who are all busy with full time jobs of their own, but plan to be around whenever they have the chance. The number one focus of Canoe on Inn is to provide a great place for you to stay while you too enjoy this fabulous wilderness area and all that Ely, the “Coolest Small Town in America”, has to offer.

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