We welcome you to Birch Ridge Resort!

Our resort was originally founded over 70 years ago in 1932 by the Huddlesons, followed by the Oehlers who took over in 1941.

Birch Ridge Resort has been in this family since 1971. We are the second generation taking  over from the Tiggemanns. Having lived the fast life in the Windy City, Frank and Ann wereready to retreat to the resort in 1995 with their kids, Gina and Joe.

We take pride in our clean cabins, friendly staff and well manicured grounds. As your hosts, we strive to make you feel at home while you’re relaxing and creating fond memories.




1932 Huddlesons establish resort, calling it Huddleson’s Resort

1941 Oehlers buy resort, change name to Oehler’s Resort. 5 or 6 cabins

1940s Shed with ice and sawdust to store fish (no refrigeration), lodge built

1971 Tiggemanns purchase resort and rename it Birch Ridge Resort. 11 cabins, 15 aluminum boats, and a pontoon

1979 Harbor built

1985 Sucker Bay Road blacktopped. Used to have 96 curves in the road, now only 23

1995 Frank & Ann Alianello (daughter of Earl & Verlyn) buy resort from Tiggemanns

2000 Resort dirt roads black-topped

2004 Duplex 12 & 13 bought from Rock Springs’ auction to replace old trailers

2005 Slot limit placed on walleye. 18 – 26 inches must be released. May keep 1 over 26 inches

2007 MN state bans smoking in public places