Classic Minnesota Resort and Houseboat Vacations on Birch Lake near Ely, MN. Deluxe, log-sided cabins w/fireplaces, decks & great views nestled among huge Norway pines. Kids activities. Championship golf nearby. Houseboats sleep 2-12 . Water slides too! Spring Fishing, Summer Family vacation or Fall getaway. Reunion cabins. Boat rentals, canoes and kayaks available too! Traditions start here!