Category Archives: Houseboats in the News

Up to 20 Gallons free gas – if you can act now!

We have a great deal for new houseboat reservations if you are nimble enough to grab it… Up to 20 Gallons free gas for NEWLY RESERVED TRIPS taken between July 7- July 14th Call for details! (some restrictions apply)

Ron Rykken Named 2012 Operator of the Year by MN Resort & Campground Association

We’re very excited about the big news… Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboats is pleased to report that owner Ron Rykken has been named 2012 “Operator of the Year” by the Minnesota Resort & Campground Association. The announcement was made October 24 during the organization’s Fall Conference. Located just outside Ely, MN, Timber Bay has been in…

September Newsletter

According to the calendar, we have a few more weeks of fall but for most of us it feels like autumn. The kids are back in school. The mornings are getting cooler. The sunset is happening earlier. Now is a perfect time to think about how you’re going to celebrate the season. Fall Colors The…

August Newsletter – Plenty to do at Timber Bay

Sick of the heat, the work, the bored kids, the same old? We’re enjoying the summer on Birch Lake… Please check the web site for availability: https://timberbay.com/ Hope to see you soon! The Rykkens

Fire at Timber Bay won’t slow us down

So we have some good news and some bad news. First the good news, we now have a much better view of the lake from the office. The bad news? On April 14, the lodge (cabin we live in during summer) burnt down. We had not yet moved out there. No one was hurt, but…

New 50’ Boat – Check it out!!

Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboat, located outside Ely, Minnesota is excited to unveil their newest houseboat! It’s a 50 foot boat and has been docked in Birch Lake in Babbitt, Minnesota. It is available for vacationers looking for a unique vacation idea in Northern Minnesota. Houseboat vacations are perfect for anyone who enjoys water sports,…

Romance on the Houseboat

We had to share this fun story for Valentine’s Day… We had a couple get engaged at the resort last summer. The boyfriend (well, not to ruin the story but we’ll call him the Groom) had us help him arrange it a month ahead of time… The Groom and his family and girlfriend were going…

Timber Bay Unveils New Houseboat

We’re sure you’ll agree – it’s beautiful! Interested in booking our new baby? Just call 800-846-6821

Great Mention in Houseboats Magazine

Thanks to Jon Heenan for his kids word in Houseboats Magazine: Dear Editor, We spent four fantastic days as far as road will take you in Minnesota. The place: Ely, Minn. We rented out houseboat from Timber Bay Houseboats on Birch Lake. A great family runs this operation! This location is the Boundary Waters Canoe…

We’re building a new houseboat

At Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboats we’re building a new houseboat – well we’re not actually building it but we’re having someone build it. All we can tell you right now it that it will be 52 foot. We’ll work on getting some pictures of the boat in process to show you how it’s going.