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A Completely Unique Vacation on the Shores of Birch Lake

Your novel lodging vacation in northern Minnesota awaits you in the Superior National Forest. At Timber Lodge & Houseboats take your pick of a rustic yet completely modern cabin or a roomy boat as a home base from which to enjoy Birch Lake. With a marina, a sand beach and more, you're the captain of your vacation! Some of the best fishing in the state is found here, swim the cool waters, or bike through the unspoiled forests. Golf courses and Boundary Waters canoeing are very close, too!


Located on Birch Lake, Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboats offers you the perfect lakeside beach vacation! Here, you can indulge in a variety of great water activities, whether it's swimming, fishing, or jet-skiing. Or, for a more relaxing stay, simply lounge out on the beach and soak up the sun!


Whether you spend your vacation in a houseboat or on dry land in one of Timber Lodge's cabins, you'll find plenty of space for the whole family near tons of family fun. Go swimming in the lake, cast your lines on a family fishing trip, and much more!


Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboats will make your next reunion unforgettable with premier water access and unique accommodations. Birch Lake is one of the best Walleye lakes in Minnesota, and provides the perfect playground for boating, jet skiing and swimming. Houseboats allow the family to stay on the water, or you can choose from one of the Minnesota Cabins to stay on dry land.


Birch Lake is rated by the DNR as one of the best lakes for walleye fishing in the state of Minnesota! Timber Bay offers complete fishing facilities on site furnishing you with everything from fishing boats to tackle. The only thing you'll have to worry about is finding the perfect spot to cast your line.


Whatever your skill level, the Ely area is bound to have a golf course to fit your game. Try one of the two championship courses at Giants Ridge! The Quarry and The Legend are both 18-masterpieces, carved into spectacular north woods terrain. Ely Golf Course is a public 9-hole course measuring 3,245 yards.


Whether you're looking for family houseboating, fishing, or swimming, Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboats offers an ideal location next to Birch Lake. Birch Lake offers over 100 miles of underdeveloped and heavily forested shoreline for a picturesque location chosen by Boating World Magazine as one of Minnesota's most scenic lakes!


Birch Lake provides a breathtaking landscape for your next trip to northern Minnesota. Superior National Forest surrounds most of the lake and features over 100 miles of undeveloped heavy forested shoreline. Take your houseboat around the lake to explore the area, and create your own excursion with plenty of hiking trails on land.


Enjoy a romantic getaway surrounded by the beauty of Birch Lake at Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboats. Rustic cabins located near the lake shores feature a full kitchen to cook the perfect candlelit dinner for your special someone. Enjoy a cozy night on your private deck watching the sun set over the lake, or curl up in front of your fireplace.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Timbay Bay Lodge & Houseboats provides two unique accommodation types for guests: cabins and houseboats. The cabins feature a full kitchen, large private deck and an outdoor fireplace (some units also have indoor fireplaces). Houseboats are the perfect recreational vehicle for the water. Pots and pans allow you to dock on land and cook at a campsite, or use the kitchenette when you are on the water. Water slides on some of the houseboats add to the fun on the water.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 26 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Ely
  • Nearby Water Birch Lake
  • Open Dates May 10 to Oct 14

Nearest Airports

  • Duluth International Airport (DLH) / 60.7 miles
  • Chisholm Hibbing Airport (HIB) / 46.1 miles
  • Atikokan Municipal Airport (YIB) / 75.3 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

Additional Information

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Bicycles
  • Gift Shop
  • Pack N Play
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • ATV/Fourwheeling
  • Beach
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
Room Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bingo
  • Bocce Ball
  • Kid's Activities
  • Photography
  • Shuffle Board
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting/Daycare
  • Fishing Guides
  • Hunting Guides
Languages Spoken
  • English
P. O. Box 248 Babbitt, Minnesota 55706 United States  
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