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Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboats near Ely, MN
Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats is located on Birch Lake near Ely Minnesota and the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area (BWCA). We are a completely modern resort (with both cabins and houseboats!) located deep in the heart of the Superior National Forest in Minnesota among towering Norway pines, birch, and spruce trees, designed to satisfy the vacation dreams of your entire family or fishing group. Here in a park-like setting you will find comfortable log-sided cabins with wood burning fireplaces, large decks and beautiful lake views. We feature a full service marina, safe sandy swim beach, a variety of recreational opportunities as well as organized children's activities and naturalists programs.
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Timber Bay is the perfect place for your spring fishing trip, summer family vacation or fall getaway. Whether it’s a houseboat vacation or a stay at our family resort of cabins, you’ll always be surrounded by the peacefulness of Northern Minnesota's Birch Lake.
Timber Bay Houseboats offers you the unique opportunity to escape into the Minnesota wilderness and add adventure to your vacation. Fish, swim, and relax as you pilot your own houseboat on beautiful 20 mile long Birch Lake. While renting a houseboat you will be surrounded by beauty and solitude similar to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area while having the convenience of motor use and the comforts of home. Explore forested shorelines, rocky islands, and sheltered bays. Watch for eagles, loons, and bears.
Timber Bay MN Cabins are comfortable log-sided cabins with wood burning fireplaces. All cabins are widely spaced for your privacy and have large decks with deck furniture and BBQ grills for outdoor grilling plus fireplaces for cheery open fires on cool evenings or rainy days. All cabins are equipped with gas heat, showers, gas ranges, refrigerators, microwaves, TVs. Bed linens, blankets, dishes, and cooking utensils are in all cabins. Our cabins will accommodate parties of two to 19 persons.
Birch Lake near Ely, MN is never crowded and is ideal for boating, camping, fishing, canoeing, swimming or just plain relaxing. At the end of the day enjoy a starlit sky from the deck of your log cabin or from the top of your Timber Bay houseboat.
When you’re ready for a change of pace, you can always take in a round of golf at one of the areas three championship golf courses – The Legend and Quarry at Giants Ridge and the Wilderness at Fortune Bay. These three golf courses have helped Northern Minnesota become a golfing vacation destination. Giants Ridge was recently named as one of the Worlds Top 6 Golf destinations.
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At the end of the day enjoy a campfire at water's edge under a starlit sky in Northern Minnesota.