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Prepare to be amazed by Wabana Lake!
Welcome to Birch Bay Resort on beautiful Wabana Lake, Grand Rapids, MN where a wonderful vacation awaits you. Family vacation, fishing, hunting, golf, swimming, s’mores at sunset, whatever your vacation dream may be, you will find Birch Bay Resort in Grand Rapids, Minnesota the perfect retreat for your family. A lakeside resort that features something for everyone, 6 charming cabins, 1 premium suite and a large log cottage, swimming beach, WIFI available, fully furnished kitchens, boat docks, fishing, hunting, nature walks, local shopping, all on beautiful Wabana Lake nestled in the Chippewa National Forest. Located on the largely undeveloped Wabana Lake, Birch Bay Resort offers anglers, vacationers, and nature lovers the opportunity to enjoy life in pristine surroundings. Variety of fish to be caught, crystal clear water, and abundant wildlife are the trademarks of a vacation week at Birch Bay!
Amazing Wabana Lake
the Grandaddy! 2 story log house with the ability to sleep up to 16 people. 2 private bedrooms with queen size beds (one upstairs, one downstairs), one with private bathroom. 3 bathrooms, one with tub/shower, one with shower only (downstairs) and one 1/2 bath (upstairs). Downstairs is a double over double bunk bed with privacy curtain.
4 double sofa beds (3 upstairs, 1 downstairs). Full kitchen with dishwasher and microwave. Large living/dining room with gas fireplace and plasma TV.
One bedroom with double bed, second with double bed and single over double bunk bed, overlooking the lake. Deck with grill. Full kitchen including full size appliances, toaster, drip coffee maker and more!
One of our most popular cabins, located on the point. One large bedroom with 2 double beds, double sofa bed in living room. Most windows look out at the lake. Full sized kitchen appliances with everything you need for a great vacation!
Located on the hill in the resort for wonderful breezes. large deck with grill. Good sized kitchen with everything you need. 2 bedrooms with double beds, full futon in the living room
Our newest 2 story cabin with premium finishes. Upstairs finds a large room with 2 queen beds. There is a door onto a private balcony that give an amazing panoramic view. Full bathroom with waterfall showerhead.
Downstairs is a full size sofa bed, full kitchen including microwave and half bathroom. Lakeside door exits onto an amazing deck with built-in seating for your gatherings. Charcoal grill.
Beautiful suite for 2 people, premium king size bed ensures an amazing, restful sleep. Full kitchen with microwave and everything else you may need.
HUGE bathroom (wheelchair compatible). Towels included in this unit.
Nice ceiling fan, TV, in-room safe. Charcoal grill located just outside your door!
Birch Bay Resort has been in existence for over 70 years, and has been owned and operated by the Hemmingson family since 1979. The resort evokes the memory of a simpler time yet offers modern conveniences such as a concrete boat landing, live wells for each cabin, boat & motor rentals, as well as the sale of gas and oil. If you forget something, chances are our little country store has what you need. Please take some time to explore our website including our gallery and then contact us about a stay at Birch Bay Resort. We look forward to hosting your next vacation.
Lorrie & Jeff Yeschick
Children's Discovery Museum
To enrich the lives of the children in Northern Minnesota through fun, educational, and hands-on learning experiences, and to spark the joy of discovery through the exploration of science, arts, and humanities.
Forest History Center
Experience the stories of the north woods and the lumberjacks who called these forests home. Meet the colorful inhabitants of a recreated 1900 logging camp — and learn about Minnesota’s forests of yesterday and today through interactive exhibits and nature trails
Your Local Paddle Shop
Whether your looking for an afternoon excursion, rentals for your vacation, something special like a team building paddle, or gear to call your own, we've got the products and expertise to help you enjoy the great outdoors.
Itasca County Historical Society
Itasca County Historical Society’s mission is to connect people to the history of Itasca County.
In 1948 a group of concerned citizens realized that, in fast-changing times, there was a need to preserve the rich and intriguing history of Itasca County. Thus was formed the Itasca County Historical Society (ICHS).
Originally housed in the Itasca County Courthouse, the continued acquisition of artifacts and documents made the move to a larger facility necessary.
In 1984 the Society moved to historic Central School, which it had fought earlier to preserve from a proposal to raze the building to the ground in order to build a parking lot.
In the last several years the Society has been through major changes, hiring a new executive director, and developing new exhibits.
Most recently, the Society purchased and moved to it permanent home at 201 North Pokegama Avenue, previously the “Corcoran Building”. The new location houses the Itasca Museum, Gift Shop, the Karjala Genealogy and History Research Center, and preservation room filled with all it’s objects.
Aside from collecting and preserving records, the Society performs outreach through traveling exhibits, newspaper articles and other written materials, and educational programs.
The history that the ICHS works to collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate is YOUR history, YOUR past, YOUR heritage. We hope to continue to serve you for the next sixty years and beyond. We appreciate your support, and we welcome your involvement
Judy Garland Museum
Welcome to the Judy Garland Museum® home of the world’s largest Judy Garland and Wizard of Oz collection, the restored Historic House, the Children’s Discovery Museum, and beautiful gardens. Located on 2 acres at 2727 Pokegama Avenue South, you are in for a real treat with the exhibits, artifacts, Museum Store, and the Lincoln Carriage, featured in "The Wizard of Oz", which was pulled by the “horse of a different color.” The Museum is designed with all ages in mind. Come, enjoy, and step back in time. After all “there is no place like home.”
The Mission of the Judy Garland Museum ® is: To engage people in exploring the life and times of Judy Garland. The Museum encourages visitors to learn about this great 20th Century artist through educational exhibits, publications, and special events.
To honor the talent and legacy of America’s Treasure, Judy Garland.
Historic Central School
Historic Central School, located in downtown Grand Rapids, was built in 1895 in the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture. The three story building served as an elementary school from 1895 to 1972. A community effort restored the building in 1984 after its listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Central School has been managed by City of Grand Rapids, since its restoration, as a multi-tenant location for commerce, culture and community events. Central School is situated on a full block in the center of the downtown business district, bounded by US Hwy. 2 on the south, 5th St. N. on the north, 1st Ave. W. on the west and Pokegama Avenue N. on the east.