Welcome to the newly renovated and remodeled River Bend Resort!
Ranked #1 destination by Resorts and Lodges, we are located in the heart of Lake of The Woods on the banks of the Rainy River. Gorgeous views, pristine waters, abundant wildlife and world-class fishing, brands us as a year-round adventure vacation destination. Exploring the beauty of our vast outdoor paradise, there is so much more we can offer providing for an experience of a lifetime for you or the entire family.
We have a second property, Walleye Inn, located in beautiful Baudette, MN. Offering two locations, we put you at the doorstep of what your next adventure vacation encompasses. Fully guided or “do it yourself”, we can accommodate any itinerary.
Known as “The Walleye Capitol of The World”, Lake of the Woods boasts one million acres of water with over 15,000 islands that stretch out over American and Canadian waters. Fishing, hunting, hiking, 4-wheeling, boating, kayaking, snowmobiling, or exploring the vast beauty of the North West Angle are just a few beginnings of the outdoor adventures we can help you plan (either guided or on your own). For the birding and sight-seeing enthusiast, maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of the endangered Piping Plover that makes its home on Pine Island or witness the Aurora Borealis as their beautiful lights dance through the sky.
Uniquely situated close to the community of Baudette, distinctive shopping and dining opportunities are within easy reach if you should desire a trip to town. Timbermill Park boasts a walking track, playground, sand volleyball, and other recreational activities including a movie theater for those rainy days when catching a show and a bucket of popcorn is an option.
We invite you to explore our website and discover all we have to offer. From predesigned packages (just pack a bag and let us do the rest), to tailor-made experiences we truly have it all making memories you’ll not soon forget. The experienced and friendly staff at River Bend Resort and Walleye Inn will help you customize your next outdoor adventure vacation to fit all your needs.
River Bend Resort … Walleye Inn Coronavirus-19 Updates
Covid-19 Update: 05/14/20
We here at River Bend Resort and Walleye Inn are very happy to be open for the 2020 season. Cabin and hotel reservations are fully open and operational. In addition, we also have available, dock slips (if you wish to bring your own boat), gas & bait sales. Unfortunately, we still cannot offer charter fishing under the new mandates. Miles Lab Bar & Grill is also open to all of our guests for cabin delivery or pick-up dining. This new order is set to expire June 1 st , 2020 and we will be sure to keep you updated and advised accordingly. Thank you for your patience and continued patronage. We hope you, your family, and all loved ones continue to be healthy and safe during this time.
Press Release Thursday, March 26, 2020
We have been closely following the rapidly changing federal, state, and local recommendations and guidelines regarding COVID-19. The health and well-being of our guests, staff and business partners always has been and will remain our top priority.
Yesterday afternoon Governor Tim Walz announced a two week “Stay at Home” order. The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Friday March 27th and lasts until April 10th. In addition, all bars and restaurants are to remain closed until May 1st, 2020.
River Bend Resort and Walleye Inn has instructed all employees to follow Gov. Walz’s order and shelter in place locally to further help stop the spread of the virus beginning Saturday March 28th, 2020. We intend to keep all of our facilities closed and are hoping to resume operations at all of our locations on or about May 1st, 2020. Please note we are still taking reservations for dates beyond May 1st, 2020 however, we will be managing our phone hours on a limited schedule as follows: M-F 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sat-Sun 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. All messages received during off hours will be returned promptly over the course of our newly scheduled times.
In related news, the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to CLOSE ALL “COUNTY CONTROLLED RIGHT OF WAY LANDINGS THAT PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE RAINY RIVER” UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE. Citing concerns about the traditionally large number of anglers coming into the area at a time when people are being ordered not to travel and stay home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have also learned that Koochiching County has closed Upper Sioux landing, Frontier landing, Nelson Park landing and Vidas landing until further notice.
We will update everyone once we all get through this trying time. Please continue to actively follow CDC guidelines to stop the spread of germs and this dreadful virus. Thank you for helping to keep our community healthy and safe.