We’re going to need a bigger boat – great Timber Bay Houseboat video guest homage

This video was produced by a guest of ours! Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us!

The Fishing is Great

Just a taste of the great fishing we’ve seen this year…


Courtney and Kylie tube for their first time ever!

2012 Winter pictures

This winter has been different. Not as much snow as we had last year –and we have mixed feelings about that. We love snow. We don’t love shoveling. But it’s been cold – and there has been enough snow to have some fun. We’ve been skating and we’ve taking sledding to a new height.

And our favorite part of winter – warming up by the fire is as satisfying as ever!

Share some time at Timber Bay

We love to see families having a good time. It brings out the best in everyone. Not more bickering, lots more sharing. For example, here’s Josie sharing her cheese puffs with Timber.

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.

sunsetFall Colors

The trees aren’t quite turning colors yet – but it won’t be long. Soon we’ll be tracking the fall color progression. We’ll try to post updates on Facebook for you. If you plan to bring a big group, it’s not to early to let us know you’re plans; otherwise you can always check online for availability. It’s always nice to get a long weekend in before winter hits.

Speaking of Winter

The Bear Trap

Timber Bay Bear TrapThe Bear Trap is a fantastic place to take your family (and/or friends) for the holidays. With 6 rooms it sleeps 12-18. There are 4 bathrooms for privacy and a great room for community. The view of the lake is spectacular. If you are thinking about the Bear Trap for the holidays, please let us know. It usually fills quickly for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. It’s also great for an extended family vacation, hunting weekend or girls getaway retreat – so again please check online for availability other weekends. Learn more:

Hope to see you soon! The Rykken’s


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…

kid on the stoop





Please check the web site for availability:

Hope to see you soon!

The Rykkens

Great Week for Church Group

We had a fantastic church youth group up last week. They enjoyed lots of time on the houseboat and got the grownups to put on one spectacular beach party. What a fun Minnesota adventure!


See the inside of a houseboat

You know what they say with real estate the most important aspect is location, location, locations. And the houseboats have that in spades – where else can you literally dive into the water from your bed. But lately we’ve had a few folks call asking for more info on the inside of the houseboat. They are very comfortable! There’s room to eat, sleep, play cards, sun tan. You can fish from your bedroom!

We wanted to post a few pictures…

New video of Timber Bay

We’re delighted to unveil our new video.