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Great Opening Season

We are off and running towards a great season! Walleye Fishing started off with a bang. The weather cooperated and lots of time spent in boats. In the Spring some of the best fishing occurs right off our docks. In the evening it’s common to find 6 or 7 boats trying to “Catch the Big One” next to the dock.  This year the fishing has produced lots of fish in the perfect eating size. However, a few over 20 inches were caught and released. And this weekend a 28 inch was caught, photographed and now waiting for the next lucky fisherman to find him. BTW, this was not caught off our docks. But location is a secret 🙂 Have a great season!

Ice Off Early!!

Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats Ice Off happened about 10 days earlier than average. We have kept track of ice out for over 25 years! And average date is April 24. HUH?!? that was yesterday!!

We’ve had a pretty warm Spring. Unless of course you look at the weather for tomorrow (April 26th) and see 3 inches of snow predicted! There is an old tale that it’ll snow 3 times on the Robins before we are done with snow for the season. I think this will make THREE. Onward to Summer!

SPECIALS EXTENDED

February is known as the month of love, so we are extending our Valentines Special through the end of the month! Check out our website for our specials.

Snow is Among Us!

We have LOTS of snow! The snowmobile trails are in awesome condition. While the rest of the state has sparce snow, we have plenty. The local Snowmobile and ATV club does a great job at grooming and keeping them in great shape.

The Cross Country ski trails are also in amazing shape. We really appreciate the volunteers that take time to do the grooming.

Birch Lake is reported to have approx 18 inches of ice, however ice fishing has been a bit slow.

Snow Snow Snow- it’s here!

Houseboats Complete for the Year!

We have finished pulling all of the houseboats out of the water for the season. It’s always a big job. Once they are out of the water and safely back to resort we begin the scrubbing, sand blasting and painting of the pontoons. Once they are sandblasted the first coat of paint needs to put on before we have any rain so they don’t rust. Then the final coat of paint needs to be applied while the temps are still above 50 degrees. So time is of the essence. This year we finished yesterday and last night received our first bit of snow! True, we will still have some nice weather this season. But it’s one big job complete!tbl-outdoor-pix-010

OPENINGS

We still have a couple of cabin openings the weeks of July 9 and July 16. Join us for a summer vacation. Memories in the Making!

Getting Ready for the Season

This time of year the number of tasks needed to be completed can sometimes be a bit overwhelming.

But we are getting things done. Four cabins have new gas fireplaces along with new rock around them. We’ve added an air/heat system to a few cabins. And a couple of cabins now have wood floors instead of carpet in the living rooms.

Houseboats add another dimension of Spring readiness. Pontoons and hand rails are all painted. Some decks re-vinyled and new cushion covers on some as well.

And just like at your own home, the yard needs to be cleaned up, windows washed, decks stained and grills readied to begin the BBQ season.

We are excited to begin our 16th season at Timber Bay. We look forward to meeting new families and seeing our returning friends this summer.

Northwest Sport Show this Weekend!!

Come visit us starting this afternoon at the Mpls. Northwest Sport Show.

It is happening at the Mpls Convention Center today through Sunday.

The hours are as follows:

Wednesday 1–9PM
Thursday 1–9PM
Friday 11AM–9PM
Saturday 10AM–8PM
Sunday 10AM–5PM

We are in booth 1301, on the end of row right near entrance doors.

Get out and see what is happening this Spring.

Wildlife Tracks Everywhere!

Check out our Facebook page! I’ve posted pictures of the tracks I saw on the road into the property. There were at least three sets of wolf tracks along with deer track. It was amazing although a bit scary. There has been a wolf pack in the area for many years. You can often hear them at night. However, the tracks this morning made me rethink a cross country ski through the woods today. 🙂

 

2016 Availability

If you are looking for a summer vacation, now is the time of year. There are more openings than there appeared to be a month ago. But they will book up fast. It’s easy to assume we don’t have openings now if you’ve generally waited until April to call or check out our site. But in reality, this is the time of year to book. You have more dates available and a larger variety of size of lodging and type of sleeping arrangements. So if you are thinking about summer, like most of us do when we see snow, it’s time to plan your week at the lake.