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Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats

8347 Timber Bay Rd, Babbitt, MN 55706-8044
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Babbitt
Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats is located on Birch Lake in Babbitt, MN. With 13 housekeeping cabins and 13 houseboats it is a premier resort in the Babbitt and Ely area.All cabins are fully furnished in Northwoods décor, have fireplaces and decks with great views. Kids can enjoy the Kids Klub program while mom and dad fish, hike or relax. Cabins are from a cozy one bedroom up to a 6 bedroom lake home.Seven different size houseboats can accommodate anything from 2-12 people. Cruise 20 miles of pristine undeveloped Birch Lake and have a campfire at night. Fish off the back of your boat or enjoy the sunshine in your chaise lounge from the top of the boat.Bikes, canoes, kayaks all free for your use. Fishing boats and pontoon boats available for rent. There is truly something for every member of your group/family
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Happy hour
Books, DVDs, music for children
Outdoor dining area
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Game room
Golf course
Entertainment staff
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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8347 Timber Bay Rd, Babbitt, MN 55706-8044
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Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl Airport206 miSee all flights
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My husband and I just stayed in Houseboat #10 for 4 nights (9/13/19 to 9/17/19. Originally our trip was booked for July for us and our six kids, due to unforeseen events we had to cancel that trip. Ron and Beth were great to work with and allowed us to rebook the houseboat for another time. It didn’t work to take our kids with us this time, but it was the perfect getaway for the two of us. So instead we celebrated our Wedding anniversary early (9/22) and my husbands birthday (9/17). Beth was amazing during our check in and showed us some of her favorite campsites on the lake. We tried out most of her recommendations and loved how unique each one was, it’s hard to pick a favorite as they each were different. The boat was very well stocked with plate, cups, silverware, pots/pans and cooking utensils. The gentlemen from the boathouse helped us unload our truck and get everything onto our boat were also great. I didn’t catch their names, but the main one who helped us Friday met us at the dock Tuesday morning when we came back. He walked us through how to run the boat and everything on it. The young man who stopped out on Sunday during a supply run was very helpful and polite. He suggested two amazing camp sites to us for our last two nights. We didn’t catch many fish, but we still had a great time relaxing and refreshing ourselves. We did catch some amazing sunrises and sunsets, along with a few naps in our hammock. We would highly recommend Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats to anyone looking for a unique vacation. We hope to make it back again! Thank you, Ron, Beth and staff for making our vacation so enjoyable.
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Response from timberbay, Owner at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats
Responded Oct 14, 2019
Thank you!! We were so happy you were able to reschedule your trip.And had two great occasions to celebrate while you were on the houseboat. I'm glad the houseboat had all of the items/utensils etc that you needed for your trip. Birch Lake does offer great campsites and even better sunsets. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks!
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Property's Favorite Review
Birch Lake is beautiful! The houseboat was well stocked. There were 10 adults and we were comfortable. The owners and staff were friendly, helpful and very responsive. The boat was easy to handle even for rookies. Highly recommend!
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Response from timberbay, Owner at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats
Responded Oct 14, 2019
Great to hear you enjoyed your houseboat vacation. And happy to hear that the boat was easy to handle. We hope that after going through the Lake map Orientation in the office followed by the Operational briefing of boat itself that you are comfortable to be your own Captain.Thanks for coming!
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Last week we rented a house boat for 4 nights. We had a great time even though we didn't catch any fish. The amount of camp sites you can beach your boat at were plentiful. Bich lake is beautiful and as you can see we had a visit at one of our camp site. We would recommend Timber Bay Lodge and House boats. The staff were friendly and very helpful.
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Response from timberbay, Owner at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats
Responded Oct 14, 2019
So happy to hear you enjoyed your houseboat trip! With over 30 campsites, it's hard to decide which is a favorite. I'm glad you enjoyed. Thank you!
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Perfect family vacation in a spacious cabin. Our family of five enjoyed the Bent paddle which is the newest accommodation at Timberbay. It has everything including a dishwasher. We rented the resort pontoon for two lovely days and enjoyed exploring Birch Lake. We will most definitely return for future vacations and look forward to hearing loons on the lake. The owners, Rykken's, are very helpful and make one feel welcomed and at home.
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Response from timberbay, Owner at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats
Responded Oct 14, 2019
So nice to see your family again! And great to hear you enjoyed our brand new Family Reunion cabin The Bent Paddle. We look forward to having your family stay with us again in the future. Thank you!
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Another successful long weekend at Timber bay Lodge & Houseboats. Beautiful sunsets with even more lovely sunrises. The Loons were singing and wild flowers blooming. The hospitality is phenomenal if you haven’t been here you are missing out.
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Response from timberbay, Owner at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats
Responded Oct 14, 2019
Ahhh, Thank you! We are always happy to have you stay with us , Using the Paddle Board (or a kayak or canoe) is a wonderful way to experience a Birch Lake sunset. Come see us again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats
What are some of the property amenities at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats?
Conveniently located restaurants include Junction Bar and Grill, Kell's Kitchen, and Tank's Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.