Tonka Bay was originally settled in 1853. Twenty years later Tonka Bay experienced a rapid growth period. Expensive cottages popped up along the shore, and in 1879 a magnificent hotel was built just across from Big Island.
The Tonka Bay Hotel boasted “all the modern conveniences,” including: long, luxurious porches; music and dancing; amateur theatricals; gourmet cuisine and steamships that left on the hour for various “exotic” destinations.
Now-days, Tonka Bay is less like a resort town and more like a cozy neighborhood. But if you know where to look, you can still find some excitement brewing.
4901 Manitou Road
Tonka Bay MN 55331
After Hours Emergency Number: 612-750-3600
Fire Department (Excelsior)
Police Department (South Lake)
Police Emergency: 911