We Are Here When You Are Ready- Covid -19


We Are Here, When You Are Ready

At Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats our goal has always been to provide you with a wonderful and memorable vacation. We are prepared to do that again this summer!  Even amongst the recent Covid-19 challenges we face, we want to ensure you your safety and wellbeing is our priority.

We feel Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats inherently meets social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC. Our spacious grounds, tall Norway pines, well-spaced cabins, and 20 miles of Birch Lake with remote houseboat campsites are perfect for your family vacation with us.

We will be taking additional measures and making adjustments to help you vacation worry free with consideration to Covid-19.  We will update you within the week prior to your arrival with any changes or adjustments that are in place. We are in communication with local health authorities and abide by all current standards and recommendations. We ask that you help implement these adjustments for the health of your family, other guests and our staff.



We welcome you!  Remote check in/out will be used whenever possible. Please know we are excited to have you here as our guests!

CABIN GUESTS- We will be handling check in/out via phone and email. Once you’ve arrived feel free to give us a wave from your cabin and consider yourself checked in.  The office will be open if you’d rather stop in.

HOUSEBOAT GUESTS- Check In will need to take place in our office area. Social Distancing will apply. If you are a returning houseboat guest and would like to check in/out remotely please contact us ahead of time.



Additional housekeeping measures will be taken following Minnesota Dept. of Health guidelines. Cleanliness is a priority for Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats. Our sheets will continue to be washed with hot water, bleach and strong detergent.  At this time, we are asking guest to please bring your own pillows. Depending on circumstances, we may ask you to adjust your arrival/departure times to allow enough time to properly clean and sanitize.

Arrival and Departure times may be adjusted to allow for proper implantation of Minnesota Dept. of Health guidelines.



Disinfectant stations will be located around the resort. We welcome guests to wipe down beach chairs, bikes, and water equipment etc.  prior to use. Our staff will also be disinfecting this equipment throughout the day.


We will continue the rental of lake/fishing equipment. All equipment will be cleaned following current guidelines after each use.


The Office/Gift Shop, Boat House, Fish Cleaning House, Marina areas will be open. We do suggest purchasing your fishing license online.  We will take extra steps to sanitize these and other high traffic areas. Please practice social distancing.


While we generally offer many organized group activities, we will make adjustments according to current health guidelines. Organized activities for each week will be noted inside your cabin/houseboat upon your arrival.

If you have concerns about Covid-19 and your reservation, please give us a call at 218-827-3682.

We are happy to answer your questions to ensure you enjoy your vacation with us.