Winter Resort Activities at Timber Bay Lodge, Ely, Minnesota

Snuggled in the crystal white snow among the towering pine trees, the Bear Trap is a stunning Minnesota rental cabin to spend your winter getaway. Open year-round, the Bear Trap is a four-season Minnesota lake cabin for rent consisting of six bedrooms with a loft, all surrounded in knotty pine and relaxing log furniture. The cozy yet spacious great room with a large rock fireplace, provides for a spectacular view of Birch Lake.

Whether you’re into snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing or just sitting by the fire, Timber Bay Lodge is a great winter Minnesota Resort.

EXPLORE Birch Lake, near Ely, Minnesota. Get out your cross country skis or snowshoes and explore one of the many bays or islands along the shoreline, or enjoy the solitude of the Birch Lake Plantation Cross Country ski trail.

SNOWMOBILE the TACONITE SPUR TRAIL which is located at the edge of Timber Bay Lodge. The trails from Timber Bay Lodge provide you with so many choices. Turn right and you can ride to Ely, International Falls, Grand Rapids, or Giants Ridge. Turn left and it’s off to Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior. We can also make arrangements for your snowmobile rentals. They’ll be ready and waiting for your arrival.

DOWNHILL SKI at Giants Ridge, located just 35 miles from Timber Bay Lodge. Giants Ridge is a family oriented Minnesota ski resort for all ages and abilities yet rarely a waiting line. It also provides miles of pristine cross country ski trails.


Main floor has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each of the bedrooms also has a sink/vanity in them
Bedroom 1 -one queen (lake front)
Bedroom 2 -one queen (lake front)
Bedroom 3- two twin beds
Bedroom 4- two sets of bunk beds- (sleeps four)

Lower Level – two bedrooms and one bathroom
Bedroom 5 – one queen and is walkout
Bedroom 6 – one queen and a twin

Loft – loft area and one bathroom
Two double size beds

The Bear Trap has 13 separate beds but will sleep up to 19 people.

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