Experience A “Northwoods Tradition” at Tall Timber Lodge & Rainbow Grille Tavern


By Eileen Alexander

Situated on the north shore of Back Lake in Pittsburg, Tall Timber Lodge has been welcoming guests since 1949. Today, the Lodge and Rainbow Grille Tavern appeal to guests who come for the excellent hunting and fishing the region offers, and also to those who arrive for a vacation or a weekend getaway seeking a home base with comfortable lodging and exceptional dining while they explore the area’s many activities, such as ATVing, bird watching, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and more.

Guests may choose from eight cozy lodge rooms or a variety of comfortably furnished accommodations — from one- to four-bedroom lakeshore log cabins to luxury cottages. Features range from cathedral ceilings and gas fireplaces to two-person Jacuzzi’s and kitchens with dishwashers. Private porches and decks beckon guests to enjoy the views or take in the sparkling night sky. Check availability and rates!

Tall Timber offers innumerable amenities, such as boat rentals, fly fishing and bird hunting guides, a gift shop, and spa services. Kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, mountain bikes, row boats and snowshoes are available to guests at no charge, or they may rent one of the 14-foot fiberglass boats with 6 HP 4-stroke motors or a pontoon boat.

Fishing and bird hunting guide services are available, and during fishing season a large selection of flies, lures and other trout-teasing tackle is available in the Gift Shop. Fishing and hunting licenses and OHRV registrations for snowmobiles and ATVs are available onsite.

Relax after a day of outdoor activities in the Rainbow Grille & Tavern with its varied menu of high quality meats, fresh seafood, organic poultry, game meats (bison, elk and venison) and vegetarian options. Field & Stream rated the Rainbow Grille as “a truly excellent restaurant,” and The Boston Sunday Globe has called it “ The area’s standout dining.” Yankee Magazine’s Travel Issue gave it an “Editor’s Choice” award.

The Tavern’s more casual menu features appetizers, salads, sandwiches, ribs, meatloaf and hearth-baked pizzas, a great selection of micro-brewed draft beer and specialty craft beer, affordable wines, and specialty jumbo martinis.

Tall Timbers’ all-inclusive Getaway Packages — such as the Fly Fishing School Package, the Senior Midweek Package, and the Rainbow Grille Escape Package — include meals with the accommodations.

Both the Grille and the Tavern are open to the public. Check out their menu at www.rainbowgrille.com. Reservations can be made by calling (603) 538-9556.

To learn more about Tall Timber Lodge and to reserve your home away from home, please visit www.talltimber.com.