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Summer Time at Melgeorges!

Welcome to Melgeorge's Elephant Lake Lodge and Resort

The Melgeorge family carved Melgeorge’s Resort out of the timberlands at a logging campsite more than 70 years ago. Since its humble beginnings, with a few lakeshore cabins for anglers, three generations of Melgeorges have created a quality, year-round adventure vacation destination.

Melgeorge’s All-Season Resort Offers:

  • Elephant Lake Lodge and Cedar Inn, with a full-service bar and restaurant; large screen satellite TVs, Wi Fi, friendly, knowledgeable staff and small gift and supply shop

  • All resort amenities and rentals, including pontoon and boat and motor rental, new fish house and boat launch, private docks for cabins, bait and gas pump, canoes, kiddies beach, fire pits

  • Eight comfortable, modern rustic Inn rooms with TVs, telephones, hand-crafted log furniture

  • Ten uniquely decorated, fully-equipped cabins, new or remodeled, dotting the lakeshore along a wooded trail, or tucked in the woods

  • Spectacular scenery and area attractions; Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary, Vermillion River & Gorge, Voyageur’s National Park, Ely, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota Museum of Mines, Canadian woolens in Fort Frances, Ontario, and lots more 

Elephant Lake:

  • Is one of Ron Schara’s 2008 Top Ten Deadly Minnesota Walleye lakes

  • Offers excellent walleye and black crappie fishing—guests also frequently catch their limit of smallmouth bass, bluegills and northern pike

  • Can be fished using small craft in bad weather

  • Has many bays, structure and a large island in the middle

  • Is home to eagles, osprey, turkey buzzards, and an abundance of migrating and wading birds

Outdoorsmen of all kinds frequent Melgeorge’s, and some of our guests have been coming back for more than 50 years.

Did we mention we are open year round? Fish, hunt, enjoy a bonfire outside your cabin door, hike, snowmobile, and explore miles of wilderness—or spend a quiet afternoon beside the lake doing nothing at all, except listening to the loons calling.

….We look forward to seeing you!

Be sure to visit our Attractions page for more information on area attractions.

Historyof Melgeorge's Elephant Lake Lodge

Learn about the history of the lodge and look at old photos from back in the logging days! Click here to read our history!

29th Annual Antique Snowmobile Race

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See our Attractions Page for more fun near Elephant Lake!

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Dave Genz & Ice Team visit Melgeorge's

Good times for late season ice on Elephant, Blackduck, Ash & Kabetogama Lakes.

Melgeorge's Restaurant Hours...

Monday - Wednesday

8am - 4pm
Dinner by Appointment

Thursday - Saturday

8am - 9pm
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Bar Open Late


8am - 8pm

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218-374-3621 800-205-9001 P.O. Box 185, Orr, MN 55771
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