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“Clean and comfortable, the cabins at Balsam Bay Resort remind me of my childhood when we would visit my grandparents at their lake cabin in northern Minnesota. My grandmother kept the place spotless and cozy.”

 

Here at Balsam Bay we offer more than cabin reservations, we offer a place to reminisce, form new traditions, and create fond summer vacation memories! Our housekeeping lake cabins are the perfect place for your next Minnesota vacation.

 

Top 3 Reasons to stay with us!


General Stay Requirements:
2017 Peak Summer Season – June 9 thru August 11
We offer 3, 4, and 6 night stays during our Peak summer season.
* See our Hot Deals for our exclusive 6 night special!

 

Peak Summer Mini Vacations – June 9 thru August 11
Mini Vacation Reservations may be made after May 1st
Our 3 & 4 night summer Mini Vacations are Fri-Mon or Mon-Fri
3:00 pm check-in and 11:00 am check-out

Late Summer Season - August 11 thru September 4 (Labor Day)
2017 Off Peak Season – May 12 thru June 9 & September 4 thru October 3

Only a two night minimum is required during Late Summer and Off Peak excluding Holiday weekends, which are still a minimum 3 night stay.  See a full list of cabin amenities on our amenities page!

 

Up North

Cabin #1 (572 sq. ft.) (Kitchen remodel 2013)
Lovely two bedroom housekeeping cabin with knotty pine throughout for that Northwood’s atmosphere!

Amenities
Queen bed, two twin beds, and a futon in the living room.  Full bath with shower. Has its own deck and fire pit.  Very private and secluded.
This is a NON-SMOKING UNIT
Rates based on up to four, maximum capacity six.       

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Grammas Attic

Cabin #2 (580 sq. ft.) (Kitchen remodel 2012)

Spacious two bedroom housekeeping cabin with furnishings and decor that will take you back to another era.

Amenities
Queen bed in one room, double bed and a small twin in the other room, and a sleeper sofa in the living room.  Full bath with shower. Has a private deck overlooking the lake. 

This is a NON-SMOKING UNIT

Rates based on up to four, maximum capacity six.       
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American Farmhouse

Cabin #3 (550 sq. ft.) (Kitchen remodel 2013)

Our cozy three bedroom housekeeping cabin is a tribute to the American farmer with its barnyard animal and Americana decor. 


Amenities
Two bedrooms have a double bed, the third bedroom has two twins, and there is a futon in the living room.  New full bath in 2003 with corner shower and an additional bath with commode. Close to boat launch. 

This is a NON-SMOKING UNIT

Rates based on up to four, maximum capacity seven.       

  

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The Boathouse

Cabin #4 (594 sq. ft.)
Open and airy two bedroom housekeeping cabin with nautical decor to please captains and shipmates alike. Beautiful view of the water from the large picture window.


Amenities
Two twin beds in one room, a double bed and a twin in the other, and a futon in the living room. Full bath with shower.  

This is a NON-SMOKING UNIT

Rates based on up to four, maximum capacity seven.       

 

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Country Cottage

Cabin #5 (520 sq. ft.) (Kitchen remodel 2011)
Light and cheery two bedroom housekeeping cabin with a great view of the lake from the large picture window, and all the charm of a garden cottage in the woods. 


Amenities
A double bed in one room, choice of two twins or a king in the other, and a single sleeper sofa in the living room.  Full bath with shower. 

This is a NON-SMOKING UNIT

Rates based on up to four, maximum capacity five.       

  

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Logger's Camp

Cabin #6 (1100 sq. ft.)
This three bedroom log home, originally built in the 1920's from Balsam trees grown on the property has all the rustic charm of a log cabin but with all the amenities a large family needs.


Amenities                                          
A queen bed in one room, a queen and twin bed in the second bedroom, and a full and two twins in the third bedroom, plus a futon in living room. Two baths, central air, dishwasher, satellite TV, DVD/VCR player, gas grill, and a large screen porch to enjoy those summer evenings.  

This is a NON-SMOKING UNIT.

Rates based on up to six, maximum capacity ten.       
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Bigfoot Bungalow

Amenities
Located in our RV Park is our version of "Glamping". A one bedroom Park Model with Queen bed, a full bath with tub/shower, and a sleeper sofa in the living room, window air conditioner, lots of storage, deck, patio table & chairs, and private fire pit. 

This is a NON-SMOKING UNIT.

 See rate information on RV Park page. 

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 A housekeeping cabin is equipped to be your home-away-from-home while you vacation.  As no maid service is provided, cleaning supplies are available in each cabin for your light housekeeping duties.

 

Balsam Bay Resort 2017 Cabin Rates

cabins
 

bedrooms
 

# of people in base rate
 

max cap
 

Peak Summer
June 9-August 11

Late Summer
August 11-September 4

Off Peak
Spring/Fall (2 nite min)
5/12 to 6/9 & 9/4 to 10/3

2016/2017
Winter

Weekly
Sat to Fri
 

* mini-vaca
 


6 nights

/Daily (3+ nights)
 

Rate for 2 nights**
 

2 Person
 


6 nights

/ Daily**
 


Daily Rate
**2 Night Min.
 

1 2 4 6 $910 $660 $775 / $155 $380 ----- $635 / $127 ----
2 2 4 6 $865 $630 $730 / $146 $360 $500 / $100 $620 / $124 ----
3 3 4 7 $870 $635 $735 / $147 $362 ---- $625 / $125 ----
4 2 4 7 $865 $630 $730 / $146 $360 ---- $620 / $124 ----
5 2 4 5 $850 $620 $720 / $144 $355 $490 / $98 $610 / $122 ----
6 3+ 6 10 $1320 ----- $1145 / $229 $564 ---- $960 / $192 $192

* 3 & 4 NIGHT MINI VACATIONS ARE FRI-MON OR MON-FRI. Reservations taken after May 1st.
** Holiday, Deer & Fishing Opener weekends require a 3-night stay.

Extra persons over Base Rate are $25/night, $120/week. Children 3 and under stay FREE!

 

Balsam Bay Resort Additional Rates

Other Charges

5-6 nights

4-nights

3-nights

2-nights

DAILY

Fishing Boat & Motor (with cabin rental) with gas $200 $165 $130 $95 $60
16' Lund/ electric start motor (limited availability) $250 $205 $160 $115 $70
Boat Rental
(without motor rental)
$60 $48 $36 $24 $15
Pontoon Boat Rentals with 50 hp motor, live-well, swim ladder, canopy and fish locator.    A one-day rental is for up to 8 hrs.
20'  Pontoon:
and 1st tank of gas
$475 $75 for up to 4 hrs. (1/2 day rental) $100
Dock fee for
additional boats
$35 $28 $21 $14 $7
Each Pet (no more than 2 dogs per cabin) $75 $60 $45 $30 $15
Registered Day
Visitors
(ea person)
- - - - $8
Extra Vehicle Parking  (per vehicle) - - - - $3
Boat Launch Service (Guests use launch for FREE, charges are for us to launch for you) $5-in / $5-out
Firewood – Please keep our trees disease free. Do not bring your own wood! $5/bundle
Towels (for rent) – based on availability $3/set
Change of sheets – based on availability $5/set
VCR/DVD player (for rent) – based on availability $5/day

Check-In & Check-Out Times
Peak Summer
Regular weekly 6 Night Check-In is Saturday after 9 am, Check-Out the following Friday before 11 am. All other stays (including Mini-vacations, Off Peak and Late Summer) Check-In is after 3 pm and Check-Out before 11 am.

 

Balsam Bay Resort Polices:

Extra Persons
Extra persons over base rate are $25/night, $120/week. Holiday weekends require a 3-night stay.  Special 2-Person Rate applies only for cabins #2 & #5 in our Off Peak Season. 

 

Credit Card Policy
Credit card needed at time of reservation, however the above-posted Rates reflect a Cash Discount. If paying by credit card, add 3% onto your invoice. We accept MasterCard, VISA and Discover. Rates do not include MN sales tax. The balance of your lodging charge is due upon arrival.  No refunds for early departures.

All Cabins (and Park Model) are SMOKE-FREE
Buckets are provided outside for cigarette butts.

Deposits
50% of the cabin rent must be received within 10 days of a phone or email reservation.  Groups reserving more than two cabins are required to pay the balance due 45 days prior to arrival. Full payment may be required for reservations made within 45 days of arrival.


Cancellations
Deposits will be refunded once the created vacancy(s) is filled less a $50 administration fee per unit reserved. Payment in full for the entire length of stay reserved is required for cancellations within 45 days of your arrival. 

Visitor Policy
State law requires that all guests and visitors register at the office. Visitors include infants, children or adults visiting registered guests for part of, or all day. Due to the increased demand on our systems, we require advance arrangements be made with us for visitors. A Visitor fee must be paid before proceeding to cabin; visitors must leave by 9:00 p.m. or will be considered overnight guests and charged an extra person charge. You are responsible for all visitor/guest charges. We reserve the right to limit the number of visitors. Sorry, we are not equipped to handle large gatherings like family reunions.
 
Pet Policy
Pets must be leashed, supervised, and immediately cleaned up after. Do not leave pets unattended and keep them off furniture. Pet kennels are preferred. Excessive barking will not be tolerated. You are responsible for any damage caused by your pet. Leave aggressive breeds at home. No pets belonging to day visitors are allowed. NO MORE THAN TWO PETS PER CABIN.

You are responsible for the entire length of stay reserved. 


A credit card is required to secure any damage, excessive cleaning, cancellation or other unresolved charges.  

 

Rates do not include Minnesota Sales Tax of 7.375%