Rated Ely, Minnesota as the “Best Hometown” by Minnesota Moments Magazine, and was featured in the magazine's July/August edition. According to a news release issued by the magazine, the award is "...presented to a town that typifies what Minnesota is all about: solid citizens, great businesses, wonderful recreation opportunities."
Minnesota Moments Magazine
National Geographic Traveler
National Geographic Traveler named the Boundary Waters as one of the 50 trips everyone should take in their lifetime.
National Geographic Adventure Magazine
National Geographic Adventure Magazine rated Ely, Minnesota one of the 100 Best Adventure Towns, with Timber Trail Lodge as where to stay.
Great American Lodges
Featured with Wintergreen Dogsledding Lodge on "Great American Lodges", a PBS series of great lodges and adventure lodges of North America.
"25 Dream Towns and Secret Destinations" - an article on Timber Trail Lodge and Ely, Minnesota.
Timber Trail's Diamond Willow Cabin was featured on the cover of the Winter 2004-05 issue of Minnesota Explorer. Minnesota Explorer is the promotional publication distributed by the Minnesota Office of Tourism.
Ely, Minnesota was rated one of The Best Small Towns in the August 2009 issue. "There's a reason iconic outdoorsmen like polar adventurer Will Steger and nature photographer Jim Brandenburg call Ely (pop. 3,700) home: It's the main gateway for the 1.3-million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. As such, main street is lined with outfitters and outdoor-equipment stores, and even the local radio station, WELY—a quirky polka-and-rock channel—incorporates a North Woods twist: They broadcast daily 'wilderness shout-outs' to people camped out in the backcountry."
Additional Articles About or Featuring Timber Trail Lodge
- "Boundary Waters Bass" - Larry Dahlberg, In-Fisherman
- "Northwoods Wanderer" - Jim Umhoeffer, MN Seasons
- New York Times
- Washington Post
- In-Fisherman Magazine
- Mpls/St. Paul Magazine
- Boundary Waters Journal
- Minnesota Seasons Magazine
- Pike On The Fly
- Dodge Magazine