Stay Inn Ely is downtown Ely's premiere Inn-Style lodging. Each of our five beautifully renovated suites offer accommodations for varying group sizes, have spacious bathrooms with large showers, and can be individually heat controlled and air-conditioned. Renting all five suites makes it the perfect design for a family reunion, corporate retreat or other special event.
A modern, fully-equipped shared kitchen is available for guests to prepare their own meals, if they choose.
Gather by the stone fireplace in the common sitting room with a glass of wine and a good book. WiFi is included.
Free coffee and pastry at Northern Grounds with every stay!
Pet-friendly suites available, recycling-friendly, and smoke-free.
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HISTORY of the INN
The Stay Inn building was built by Matti Luomanmaki. He was born on September 3, 1874 in Lapua, Finland. He married Hilma Rantala on June 22, 1894. On May 25, 1902 Matt arrived in New York and settled in Pennsylvania as a coal miner. Hilma arrived three years later with five of their children. Working in the mines undermined Matt's health, so in 1906 the family moved to Ely where the climate was much like their native Finland. Matt and Hilma raised nine children in this house, instilling in them their high ideals and strength of character.
On July 11, 1922 Matt and Hilma became citizens of the United States of America. Their last name was shortened to Maki. Matt worked at the Pioneer Mine until he retired at age 65.
Don Beans carefully restored the Inn to what you see today, focusing on keeping the original character and history while adding modern amenities and utilizing his woodworking skills. We're proud to welcome you to this historical treasure!