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Newly Renovated Cabins Along the Shores of Bear Island Lake

For nearly 80 years, the Timber Wolf Lodge has been offering exceptional Northern Minnesota getaways to travelers of all varieties. Recently upgraded and newly furnished cabins have only added to the experience. Each master bedroom is now equipped with a queen-size Sleep Number Bed and luxury linens. At the beach, there is a brand new water trampoline. And not only did we upgrade the cabins, but now a new fleet of boat upgrades are available for guests from Northwood's Pontoons, Ebbtide Bass Boats, and Larson Ski Boats. Each cabin features the new Keurig single-cup coffee brewers - enjoy a fresh brewed cup of coffee every morning, courtesy of the Timber Wolf Lodge. Start off each morning by relaxing on your lakeside deck overlooking the tranquility of Bear Island Lake. With access to the lake, nature, fishing, hiking, and much more, the Timber Wolf Lodge provides the ultimate Northwoods getaway.


Timber Wolf Lodge's premier location on the shores of Bear Island Lake provides you with a quintessential Minnesota beach vacation. Here, you can lounge out under the sun on the charming little onsite beach and bask in the views. Or, you can take out a canoe to explore the waters. The kids will love the water trampoline, or simply splashing in the waves together!


Aside from the lake and access to nature, the Timber Wolf Lodge offers seemingly endless possibilities of activities great for the entire family. New this year, staffer Angela Ziobro is leading up "Angela's Adventures" that span topics like astronomy, exploring the area's lakes and hiking trails. Each is designed to be fun and insightful.


The Timber Wolf Lodge consists of twelve cabins spread out over 15 acres, making for the perfect venue to host one's family reunion. They host reunions at the resort or at the cabins, and their staff is ready to help you plan everything you need. Plus their close proximity to tons of family-friendly activities including trail hiking, ATV tours, water sports, airplane tours, museums, and much more within miles of your cabin-in-the-woods.


Not only a great spot for fishing, the natural beauty of Bear Island Lake and the surrounding area places you in the heart of some of the best first-hand nature experiences in Minnesota. If you keep an eye out, Bear Island is the home to several sets of nesting Bald Eagles. Their lakeside location makes it easy to explore the quiet waters of Bear Island Lake on a canoe or kayak as well. You can't get much closer to nature than this


The Timber Wolf Lodge places you in the ideal spot to take advantage of fishing on Bear Island Lake. This fantastic Minnesota lake boasts plenty of native species including walleye, crappie, bluegill, largemouth and smallmouth bass, and northern pike. The lake is also a DNR fishery with 900,000 new walleye fry released every other year!


The two of you deserve to take some time away for yourselves! Take a break from work, leave the kids with their grandparents, and head over to Timber Wolf Lodge to enjoy a refreshing lakeside retreat with your sweetheart. You will stay in a cozy cabin right on the waterfront, with easy access to the beach and outdoor activities such as fishing and canoeing. You're sure to love the chance to unwind together without any distractions!

Pet Friendly

Timber Wolf Lodge offers pet-friendly accommodations for guests who wish to travel with their loving, obedient, and sociable four-legged friends. Timber Wolf understands that pets are as much a part of the family as anyone else and therefore shouldn't miss out on a fun vacation experience. Bring you furry friend along for days on the beach, exploring the surrounding trails, or enjoying a fishing trip at your side!


With several cabins situated on approximately 1,362 feet of Bear Island Lake shoreline, the Timber Wolf Lodge offers great access for those who crave summers "on the lake." Not only a hot spot for boating and fishing, Bear Island Lake is one to be explored - with 22 islands, including the 110-acre Bear Island that rests right in the middle of the lake.


Bear Island Lake is a small little island in Ely, Minnesota, and the perfect place to experience a vacation that takes you away from the rest of the world. Here, you can settle into a lakeside cabin, cast your line for local fish, explore the local hiking trails, or simply lounge on the sandy beach and count the stars at night. This is where you leave behind your worries and get close to nature all at your own pace!

RV Resort

The Timber Wolf Lodge offers 23 RV camping sites for another outdoor lodging option! Located right along the shores of Bear Island Lake, it's the perfect spot for your Minnesota lakeside vacation! Each site has onsite water and electric hook-ups, plus a paid service pump directly at your site each week!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 12 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Ely
  • Nearby Water Bear Island Lake
  • Open Dates May 2 to Sep 31

Nearest Airports

  • Duluth International Airport (DLH) / 65.7 miles
  • Chisholm Hibbing Airport (HIB) / 49.7 miles
  • Atikokan Municipal Airport (YIB) / 70.2 miles

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

Additional Information

  • Casino
  • Sauna
  • ATV/Fourwheeling
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Sailing
Room Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Sundeck
  • Gambling
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Free Parking
  • Fishing Guides
Languages Spoken
  • English
9130 Escape Road Ely, Minnesota 55706 United States  
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