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Fergus Falls, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We rented a house boat for 4 days, it was very well maintained and cleaned. Traveling with adult children, unfortunately one couldn't come which would have made some of the physical requirements easier. Adult children immensely enjoyed every moment. Mother and I are close to 60 and LOL think we are still 40, wrong, it was tough at times for...

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rdrykken, Owner at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats, responded to this review

What a great way to get your family together! Tying up the houseboat at night is always made easier if there are a few hands to help. We'd love to have you come stay with us again! Thank you!

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 26 August 2016

What more can I say that hasn't been said here before.... Just the best people that you could ever ask for in running a resort! Thank you Beth & Ron for your warm welcoming. I know we were kind of self contained but, only because we been threw a lot this year and just needed to re-set, if you will....

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rdrykken, Owner at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you! And it's nice to hear that Timber Bay was the 'get away' you needed. We always hope that our guests leave here feeling better than when they arrived. We look forward to having you stay with us again! Enjoy!

Israel
Reviewed 1 August 2016

My wife and I had the most amazing vacation together. The fully equipped cabin and houseboat were in great shape, the nature beautiful, the lake and blue skies unforgettable and the hospitality and helpfulness of the owners and staff outstanding. We used the bikes on-site to ride on the trails around the area and the canoes for a nice time...

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rdrykken, Owner at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us! And we love that you had the opportunity to try so many of the activities that we offer. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you!

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

It was Amazing!!! Awesome accommodation & staff!!Beautiful sunsets, great fishing & so RELAXING!! We enjoyed our time on the lake, in the water & lounging on the roof top. Owners are amazing!! Will return soon!! B& M:*

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Happy to have you join us! Thanks so much for spending your vacation at Timber Bay!

Reviewed 18 July 2016

Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats was outstanding! We actually had some people in our group who were apprehensive about sleeping on a houseboat so we utilized both a houseboat AND cabin. Both were in great shape, super cute and comfortable. Beth and Ron were beyond helpful answering our questions and making sure our stay was enjoyable. The staff was incredibly...

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Davenport, Iowa
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This was our 5th year coming to Timber Bay and getting a houseboat for our family vacation. We always have the best time! Ron and Beth are great and have the best staff. Everyone is always so nice and willing to answer questions or help as needed. You always see the staff busy, whether it's raking up pinecones around the...

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We spent three days in a cabin and three days on a 38 ft. houseboat. Everything was very clean and I couldn't help notice how well kept the cabins and houseboats were. Everything was in excellent condition. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. My wife and I went kayaking for the first time with the use of their free...

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Husband and I stayed 3 nights in a cabin and 3 nights on a 38 foot houseboat. The owners and staff were all friendly. The only thing that was not perfect was our view. Trees were in the way of the beautiful lake, but they really personalized our cabin with a welcome sign with our last name, wine and coffee...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Thank you for being here. For giving my family the time and space to unplug and enjoy each other. We loved it. From the peace and quiet I the lake, to the campfires at the unique places we chose to stop, and the hospitality of your staff who found us to refuel and deliver a Sunday newspaper. We will be...

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Melbourne, Florida
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Our vacation trip was mostly a getaway to a cooler part of the country and to do some fishing. Ron and Beth were excellent. Warm, friendly, professional, focused on anticipating the guests' needs. Their attention to detail was amazing. At our cabin we were met with our name hanging on a cute lake motif welcome sign. The cabin has real...

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timberbay, Owner at Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats, responded to this review

Thank you so much! It was great to meet the two of you as well. We are delighted that driving the 1820 miles was worth it for you. We try to supply the cabin and the boats with many items so you feel right at home at Timber Bay while you are on vacation. We look forward to your next...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats

Address: 8347 Timber Bay Rd, Babbitt, MN
Region: United States > Minnesota > Babbitt
Price Range: RM1,173 - RM1,695 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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“The bigger house boat you can afford the better, the larger ones have nicer amenities.”
S686WTmarkc, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There all good!”
JDB6, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a cabin that is big enough for your group. For example, the smallest cabin would be perfect for 2 people although it fits 3 people.”
slevendusky, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Any of the cabins are nice. Our group rented 4 and all were plenty roomy. All have a feeling of a country cabin, with comfy beds.”
mskeef, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I have been in many of the cabins. Just choose the one that best accommodates your family, because they are all great cabins. The house boats are very nice inside, but I have not stayed on one.”
Ctodd2014, 27 Jul 2014 | Read review
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