Rent a Cabin at a Lake of the Woods Resort for Ice Fishing

Our ice fishing resort on the Minnesota side of Lake of the Woods offers an incredible opportunity to come up, rent a warm, comfortable cabin during the night, and catch a variety of walleye and other trophy fish in a day house. 

Recently Remodeled

Nice Cabins, Packed with Amenities

The Lodging Experience:

You will enjoy nightly comfort in one of our well appointed Lake of the Woods cabins. Located on our resort and within walking distance of our Miles Lab Bar & Grill where we serve the best food and drinks anywhere to be found up on the point.

All linens are provided, with full kitchens and kitchenware for your convenience. Just bring your fishing gear and your own toiletries and you’ll be all set! Limited equipment rental available.

The Fishing Experience:

Each day our guides will provide you with a road pass, fish bucket, live minnows (bait), trash bag, ice scoop, and hot tips regarding what the daily action has been and how to put more fish on the ice. During early ice (and upon request throughout the entire ice season) we will provide heated transportation.

You then will be lead out to your ice house promptly at 7:30 AM. Our experienced guides will check on you throughout the day making sure you are catching fish and having fun. Then around 4:30 PM you will be lead back in to the lodge.

Upon your arrival you will drop off your fish bucket to our new fish cleaning facility where your ice guide will clean your fish for you – for FREE! Then the rest of the evening is yours to relax, tell stories of the day’s fishing adventure, have a drink, order a great meal, or have today’s catch cooked to order, and enjoy the football or hockey game on one of the four big screen TVs at the Bar & Grill.


Great Cabins at Great Rates

PACKAGES: Pricing + Specials

Pricing is Per Person based on designated minimums that vary depending on 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.” 

Midweek Specials save you 10–15%:

  • Specials begin the second Sunday in January.
  • Sunday – Thursday only. Any reservations that include a Friday or Saturday night are considered weekends and are not eligible for this special.
  • Receive 10% OFF standard packages.
  • Receive 15% OFF when an optional Meal Plan is added.

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.

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

Comfortable Cabins = A Great Experience

Sleep in a Resort Cabin at Night
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!

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 and Lake of the Woods. We a premier family-owned fishing resort located on the Rainy River and Lake of the Woods in Minnesota, offering cabins, ice houses, an RV park, full bar and restaurant, docks and marina, and a unique fishing experience.

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

Our cabin rentals include amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, heated interiors, comfortable bedding, and convenient access to ice fishing spots on Lake of the Woods.

Yes, our cabins are pet-friendly. 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 cabins are on our resort, which is on the point near the mouth of where the Rainy River meets Lake of the Woods. The advantage of this area is it is naturally located near prime ice fishing locations on Lake of the Woods, ensuring quick and easy access to the best spots for walleye, northern pike, muskie, and more.

Yes, our rental cabins are equipped with basic kitchen facilities, ensuring a comfortable stay for our guests. Basic utensils, cookware, and flatware are provided.

Yes, River Bend Resort features Miles Lab Bar & Grill, our restaurant offering delicious local and international cuisines.

Yes, we do have bait available during each season. There are also two bait shops in close proximity to our resort. They offer larger selections of bait and tackle specific to fishing on the Rainy River and Lake of the Woods.

We offer a variety of cabins ranging from cozy one-bedroom setups to spacious family cabins with multiple rooms, all equipped for your ice fishing adventure on Lake of the Woods. Some are traditional cabin style while the larger units are renovated trailer homes. 

There’s no need to, as we include guided ice fishing trips with each package led by experienced local guides who know the ins and outs of fishing 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:

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.

Knights Island Sleeper

Ice Fishing
from a Sleeper House

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

Baudette Resorts

Ice Fishing
from a Day House

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