Timber Bay Ice Out contest begins today!

Now appearing on our Facebook page – the annual Ice Out contest. Pick your day and time of day and make your guess on the Facebook post. Entries taken until April 10th.
Want a hint? Ice was about 20 inches thick over this past weekend but not super solid. ATV’s are still driving on it. And you can check out the wall posting Ice Out dates going back to the 70’s on the right. (See more pictures on the Facebook Page.)
Give us your best guess! Win a great Timber Bay Sweatshirt!

Good luck!  The Rykken’s

Current Specials

Reserve your houseboat now for May and June 2014 and receive 2013 rates. Call for dates!

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Newly renovated Cabin 11

We wanted to share updated photos of cabin 11. It’s been newly renovated and we know you’ll love the upgrades!

Special Deals on Summer Vacations

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and a few of us are already thinking summer. Get that warm, sunny feeling by making your plan for summer now. We think it’s just a good idea, we’re offering some specials for summer reservations if you book before December 31, 2011.

Special Houseboat Rate

Make your reservation with a deposit before the end of the year and receive 2011 rates!

Cabin Special

Make your reservation with a deposit before the end of the year and receive a package of steaks upon your arrival! Contact us for details!

The Rykken’s tel:218-827-3682 toll free:800-846-6821 email:

2010 Cabins Rates are online at Timber Bay

Timber BayLodge & Houseboat just posted their 2010 cabin rates and there’s a little bit of good news. The rates haven’t gone up!  Check them out. We’re working on the houseboat rates and hope to have them up soom too.

Plan Ahead for the Holidays

Just to let you know that the Bear Trap will be open for the winter holidays this year. The “cozy” cabins sleeps up to 18. So it’s a perfect winter wonderland getaway for the entire family.


Summer Openings

As summer draws near, it’s time to begin planning your family summer vacation. We realize that a full week vacation is not always an option for families for a variety of reasons. To help accomodate schedules, finances and the importance of family time, Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboats are offering 3 and 4 day vacations in both the cabins and the houseboats through out the entire summer. Don’t let your summer pass you by.

New Rates at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats

Making plans for next summer? Well Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboats just posted the 2009 rates for cabin and houseboat rental if that helps you plan. Can’t wait until summer? Timber Bay has a cabin – a big cabin – that’s open all year round.

New Arrival – call to book the new houseboat

We are so pleased to finally have pictures of our new baby to show you…

We have some specials to make it even easier to book our new houseboat near Ely, Minnesota.

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Houseboat Special Extended

Timberbay Houseboat and Resort has extended their free gas special. Reserve and take a trip on a Timberbay houseboat between now and September 30, and Timberbay will buy your first tank of gas – up to 20 gallons.

How far will a tank of gas go? Most 3-4 day trips use a single tank of gas. Call for details 800-846-6821 – just mention the Internet Special.