Policies, Amenities and What You Need to Know
Check-in: Weekly reservations are from Saturday to Saturday. Check-in is 4pm. Check-out is 10am. At check-in you will receive a key to your private cabin as well as tickets for any vacation package that you have reserved (International Wolf Center, Golfing, etc.). You will also receive a certificate for a free breakfast at The Chocolate Moose for each of your children.
Deposits & Payments: A $250 deposit is required for each reservation. Deposits are due at the time of your reservation. We accept Visa, Master card and Discover. Personal checks can be mailed to Timber Wolf Lodge, 9130 Escape Road, Babbitt, MN, 55706, but must arrive 30 days prior to your arrival. Payment in full will be received upon check-in and a credit card or cash are accepted. Payment for vacation packages take place at or before check-in.
Hint: A lot of our guests mail checks to use weekly or monthly as sort of a “vacation savings account”. Many families find that this is an effective way to set aside their vacation money bit-by-bit. We’ve all felt the pinch of a tough economy and the need to tighten our belts. Use this tool if it helps your family budget.
Cancellations & Refunds: Refund of your security deposit is provided to you less a $50 service fee so long as you cancel your reservation more than 30 days from your arrival date. If you cancel your reservation within 30 days or less then we will retain your deposit unless we are able to fill your reservation with another party.
If you have a reservation that is fewer than 5 nights then we reserve the right to reassign to a cabin of equal or greater capacity at our sole discretion.
Amenities (What does “Housekeeping Cabin” mean?): Our housekeeping cabins are fully equipped and furnished with the exception of bath towels, kitchen towels and wash cloths. Please bring those items from home. We provide all bedroom linens including pillows and cases.
Each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen with both small and large appliances. Each cabin has a Keurig single cup coffee maker. When you arrive there will be complimentary coffee flavors to choose from. You can buy more coffee supplies (called K-Cups) at our Beach House or at a local store or you can bring your own supply from home.
Each cabin is fully furnished. And our decks have outdoors furniture that range from picnic tables to tables and chairs and a charcoal grill.
Each cabin is equipped with an outdoor fire pit and wood supply.
The cabins are not equipped with laundry service.
Docks: Each lakefront cabin has its own private dock. Lakeview cabins each come equipped with their own private dock slip near our private beach.
Boats & Motors: Boats, Pontoons, Speed Boats, Bass Boats, Motors & Docks. A 16’ aluminum fishing boat is provided free-of-charge to our weekly cabin guests. Outboard motors can be rented for either $25 per day or $150 per week. For those who want to UPGRADE then our marina has three choices. Our 19’ Larson Fish & Ski boat with Volvo power plant can be rented as a package with rope and two-person tube for $100 per hour, $300 per 4 hours or $500 per 8 hours. Our 21’ Northwoods pontoon with 28 HP Evinrude can be rented for $75 per hour, $250 per 4 hours or $400 per 8 hours. And our 17’ Ebbtide Bass Boat with a 90 HP Mercury outboard power plant can be rented for $75 per hour, $250 per 4 hours or $400 per 8 hours.
Canoes & Kayaks: Are available at a cost of $25 per day or $95 per week.
Gas: Timber Wolf Lodge offer you a waterfront gas station with premium fuel and marine oils.
Pets: Quiet, well-behaved pets are welcome at Timber Wolf Lodge. Pets must be leashed or under voice command and control at all times. Noisy, disruptive pets or those exhibiting anti-social behavior are not acceptable and will not be permitted. A clean, professional kennel is available in Ely.
Pet fees: $20 per day or $95 per week (per pet).
Internet: A Wi-Fi hotspot is provided here for our guest’s convenience.
Sauna, Shower House & Private Beech
Grouped near our Beech House is our Sauna, Shower House and Private Beech. You may be one of our guests that insists on stoking the sauna to inhuman temperatures and then dashing to the end of a nearby dock for a plunge in Bear Island Lake. Parents who want to shower off the kiddos after a day at the beach will like the convenience of our Shower House. There is plenty of room in here for a quick change of clothes too.
Seasons & Rates
May 1st we open for our seasonal RV guests. We welcome our first cabin guests May 10th for the Minnesota fishing opener weekend.
Early Season Rates are from May 10th - June 15th. Summer Season Rates are from June 15 - August 31st. Late Season Rates are August 31st to September 28th - which is when we will close for the 2013 season.
See our Guest Cabins page for specific rates on each cabin.
What else can we do in Ely?
The Ely Chamber of Commerce is the authority on all things Ely and we highly recommend their website for anyone that is trying to familiarize themselves with the area. www.ely.org.