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Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboats near Ely, MN

A Minnesota Resort with Houseboats and Cabins

Looking for the best rental cabins in Minnesota or the best Minnesota fishing resort? 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 Minnesota resort (with both cabins and houseboats!) located deep in the heart of the Superior National Forest. Our Minnesota resort is nestled 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 Minnesota cabins with wood burning fireplaces, large decks and beautiful lake views. We feature a full service marina, safe sandy swim beach, a variety of resort activities including children’s activities and naturalists programs.

Timber Bay Lodge is the perfect Minnesota lodge and resort for your spring fishing trip, summer family vacation or fall getaway. Timber Bay Lodge is among the finest Minnesota resorts with cabins and houseboats for rent. Whether it’s a houseboat vacation or a stay at one of our Ely Minnesota cabins, you’ll always be surrounded by the peacefulness of Northern Minnesota’s Birch Lake.

Don’t forget winter! Come visit us for ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing or just keep cozy in our Bear Trap cabin.

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’s Minnesota Cabins are comfortable log-sided cabins with wood burning fireplaces. All of our Minnesota lake cabins for rent 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 of our Ely Minnesota cabins are equipped with gas heat, showers, gas ranges, refrigerators, microwaves, TVs. Bed linens, blankets, dishes, and cooking utensils are in all cabins. Our Minnesota Rental 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. Our Minnesota fishing resort is the perfect spot to, at the end of the day, enjoy a starlit sky from the deck of your Minnesota lake 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.