Northern Minnesota

Lake of the Woods Ice Fishing Day House Rentals

Our Lake of the Woods resort rents day houses for ice fishing during the beautiful Minnesota winter. Call the crew and come catch a variety of trophy walleye, pike, muskellunge, lake sturgeon, and other fish from one of our ice house rentals.

Flexible + Easy

Packages for you to Rent Ice Houses

Renting a Day House is Simple

We made it easy and cost-effective to get on the ice, no matter where you stay. Simply show up and start fishing!

All of our Day Houses are spacious and comfortable for the specified number of fishermen and always preheated with two pre-drilled holes for each person. We also provide live bait, toilet paper, garbage bags, propane lights, and fish cleaning. See the full list of what is included below.

Enjoy Lake of the Woods Fishing, All Day Long

PACKAGES: Pricing + Specials

Pricing is Per Person based on designated minimums that vary depending upon availability at the time of booking.

Minimums: All packages require a 2-night/2-day minimum stay on weekends and holidays.

Optional Meal Plans: Add a meal plan for only $55 per person per day and receive breakfast, “cook’s choice” sack lunch, & dinner from our menu. Served at our resort restaurant “Miles Lab Bar & Grill.” 

What's Included + Equipment Rental

ALL Ice Fishing Packages Listed Provide The Following:

  • Ice road pass
  • Guides transport you and check in throughout the day
  • Preheated ice house
  • 2 pre-drilled holes for each person
  • Lights
  • Bait
  • Ice scoop
  • FREE fish cleaning
  • Fish buckets
  • Garbage bags
  • Disposal bags and toilet paper
  • Pizza delivery
  • Heated transportation is available upon request (once full-size vehicles are allowed to travel on the ice)
  • Bathrooms on the ice (either attached to the ice house or in close proximity)

Fishing Equipment Rental:

Forget something? Or just need the gear? We have ice fishing equipment rentals readily available.

  • Combo Pack: Includes a flasher, 2 poles, and a box of jigs for $35.
  • Poles: Includes 2 poles and a box of jigs for $10.
  • Flasher: $30.

Generator Rental for Sleepers and Day Houses:

  • 1700 Watt Generator & 1 tank of gas for $50/day.

Click above to choose your cabin, or call to speak with a Reservation Specialist now:

Lake of the Woods Resort

Sleep Anywhere
Fish from an Ice House
during the Day

Payment Terms + Deposits + Cancellations + Children + Pets

The following Policies and Terms apply to all bookings at any of our property locations.

Payments, Deposit & Cancellations:

  • A valid credit card is required to make a reservation.
  • Your credit card will be charged a $200 deposit fee for each cabin/sleeper/hotel room on your reservation.
  •  The remaining balance of the entire reservation is due upon arrival.
  • Deposits are refundable 21 days prior to arrival (up to 3:00 pm CST), minus a $50 fee. 
  • For cancellations within 20 days of arrival: deposit(s) become non-refundable.
  • For cancellations within 7 days of arrival: The amount of the entire booking minus the deposits will be charged to the card we have on file. You are responsible for the entire amount of your reservation.

Packages & Pricing

  • All packages are subject to state and local taxes.
  • Prices do not include gratuities.
  • Package prices are for simplicity and are subject to change at any time, without notice. If you do not see a package that meets your needs, contact us for a customized solution.
  • Prices shown are per person and based on minimum occupancy and vary depending upon the available accommodations at the time of booking.
  • Minimums: 2-night/2-day fishing package minimum on weekends and holidays.


  • Children 5 and under are free.
  • Any youngster ages 6-17 is half-price with each paying adult.
  • There must be an equal number of paying adults for each child that is eligible for either the free or half-price deal.

Smoking: 100% Non-Smoking Policy for all of our rental units (all cabins, rooms, sleepers, and ice houses). A $200 cleaning fee is automatically billed to your card on file if a smoking violation occurs.

Pets are allowed at a nominal fee of $20 per pet, per day.

Check-in and Check-out times vary depending on what you rent:

  • For Cabins and Hotel Rooms:
    • Check-in is after 3:00 pm. Check-out is at 10:00 am.
  • Sleeper houses have an earlier Check-in:
    • Check-in is strictly 12:00 Noon. Check-out is 10:00 am.
  • For Day Houses:
    • Full-Day Rentals: arrive before the 7:30 am departure.
    • Half-Day PM Rentals: arrive before the departure at 12:00 Noon.

Please call us if you have any questions, we’re more than happy to help!

Or call to speak with a Reservation Specialist:

About River Bend Resort

Our famous lakeside resort has well-appointed, newly-renovated cabins that feel like home, an RV park with campsites, and upgraded fish houses. We offer charter fishing packages during the open water season as well as our ice season packages all winter long. 

“Miles Lab Bar & Grill,” our on-site restaurant, offers traditional American foods you love, only better! Relax in our dining room, or post up to the bar, or hang out on the patio. Try some of our classic home-cooked favorites, new entrees, and famous appetizers. 

We treat you like family because we are family. A lifetime in fishing and hospitality are the ties that bind Paul and Brandi Johnson, the owners, and operators of River Bend Resort. Come meet us… We’re set up perfectly for both families and groups of friends!

…Arrive…Relax & Enjoy…

We welcome you to a new fishing experience!

“Lake of the Woods is an Experience like no other Minnesota lake”

Fishing on Lake of the Woods in Minnesota is a distinctive experience, set apart by the lake’s immense size, international waters spanning the U.S. and Canada, and a diverse array of fish species. It’s almost like an inland sea, where anglers can explore a variety of habitats, including islands and rocky structures, making it a year-round destination and haven for those seeking variety and adventure on the water. Lake of the Woods is abundant with walleye, sauger, northern pike, lake sturgeon, perch, crappie, tulibie, whitefish, bourbon (or eelpout), and even muskie.

We do the work.
You catch the fish!

Simply show up and fish.

We'll handle the ice hole drilling, the bait, and even the cleaning.

We do it ALL for you.

Come Enjoy a Full-Service Experience

Ask your Reservation Specialist about our all-inclusive packages.

Frequently Asked Questions

River Bend Resort is situated on the “Walleye Capital” along the banks of the Rainy River the mouth of Lake of the Woods. We’re on the point north of Baudette. 

Lake of the Woods is abundant with Walleye, Sauger, Northern Pike, Sturgeon, Perch, Crappie, Tulibie, Whitefish, Bourbon or Eelpout, and even Muskie.

Ice houses are portable shelters placed on the frozen surface of the lake for ice fishing. They provide warmth, shelter, and convenience, enhancing the ice fishing experience by protecting anglers from the elements while offering a comfortable space to fish. They are also called ice shacks, ice cabins, shantys, and similar. While this page focuses on day houses, we also offer sleeper ice houses which are equipped for overnight fishing. 

Yes, our ice houses are pet-friendly. In fact, dogs are welcome on our entire resort. Many of our guests bring their dogs on an ice fishing adventure on Lake of the Woods and stay in our cabins and ice houses. 

Our ice houses come equipped with heating systems, comfortable seating, fishing holes, storage space, restroom facilities located nearby, and everything else you see on this page, ensuring a cozy and convenient Lake of the Woods ice fishing experience. 

Our ice houses vary in size, accommodating anywhere from 2 to 6 people, depending on the specific model and layout. For larger groups, we recommend renting more than one unit and can place them close together. 

Over the years, we’ve come to know all the best ice fishing locations on Lake of the Woods in our area. We continually move our ice shacks strategically based on new information to give you the best chances of catching fish. 

Yes, all our ice houses are equipped with heating systems to keep you warm and comfortable during your ice fishing excursion on Lake of the Woods, even during the coldest northern Minnesota winters.

Absolutely! You are welcome to bring your own food, snacks, and beverages to enjoy during your fishing trip. 

Yes, safety is our top priority. We closely monitor ice conditions regularly and provide safety instructions, emergency contact information, and ensure that all sleeper ice houses meet safety standards and regulations to ensure a secure and enjoyable ice fishing experience on Lake of the Woods.

Need More Options?

We Offer 4 Ways to Stay & Fish

At River Bend Resort, we pride ourselves on catering to ALL anglers, regardless of experience,
skill, or age. We offer 4 ice fishing experiences for you to customize an adventure that best suits your group and budget:

Baudette Resorts

Ice Fishing
from a Day House

Stay anywhere &
fish with us. Simple day or half-day rentals for anyone. 

Knights Island Sleeper

Ice Fishing
from a Sleeper House

Eat, drink, & sleep with the fish. Warm, well-equipped sleepers for groups up to 6.

4 KL

Ice Fishing
from a Resort Cabin

Come off the ice at night and enjoy nice, comfortable cabins & great food in our restaurant.

a view of a motel

Ice Fishing
from the Walleye Inn

Our hotel in Baudette offers newly renovated rooms. Stay here & fish from the resort.