On Beautiful North Star Lake  in the Chippewa National Forest



Greetings from Jon & Nancy Van Nurden, owners of Big Timber Resort since 1984, making 2016 our 33rd year of helping our guests make wonderful vacation memories.

Here at Big Timber, we specialize in family vacations, family reunions, &  groups of friends or neighbors who enjoy vacationing “UP NORTH AT THE LAKE” together!


Big Timber is a very picturesque, 7 cabin MA & PA resort, that lives up to it’s name, being ideally set among big gorgious pine, spruce, & paper birch, overlooking beautiful North Star Lake.

Big Timber is a wonderful place to get away, play, relax, & reflect amidst the beauty & solitude of northern Minnesota.

 Here you can forget your everyday problems & get back in touch with yourself, your family, & your friends while experiencing nature at its finest. 

Big Timber is a place where good times & good memories are made, a place to come back to again & again.




Big Timber features lovely park like grounds, colorful sunsets, evening campfires, an awesome kids playground, & a game room.

Big Timber has a wonderful sandy swimming area, with a children’s water slide, swim raft, & chaise lounges.




  Our very nice vacation cabins are comfortably furnished with newer appliances, microwaves, coffee makers & house wares.  We provide bed linens as well as patio chairs, picnic tables & Weber grills.

Each cabin has a large picture window with a great view, a nice deck, gentle lake breezes & is freshly cleaned & ready for you when you arrive.


Each cabin has air conditioning as well as a heater, new flat screen TV, DVD player, & radio / CD player.


Cell phone reception is very good for most cell phone service providers, & good internet service at & near our resort office!






Being spring fed, North Star is very clean & clear, a fisherman’s paradise, & a water-lover's dream.


When you stay with us, we offer free use of an Alumacraft boat OR a free dock space for your boat, as well as free use of our paddleboat & canoe.


We rent outboard motors, boats, & pontoons with easy starting, quiet running Honda outboards.


Vacationing at Big Timber is a trip that is worth your while, & if you come here just once, you will be so delighted that you will spend many more vacations with us!


You can get a hold of us at 1-218-341-8103 or 1-218-832-3735 or email us at  bigtimberresort@yahoo.com


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