RUFFED GROUSE LODGE is a premium vacation facility for year round rental on beautiful Wilson Lake in Phillips, Wisconsin. Situated on over 100 acres of private Northwoods vacationland in Price County, Ruffed Grouse Lodge is the perfect setting for vacationers seeking peace and solitude but who also desire outdoor adventure only steps away. The grounds are both private and beautiful with plenty of room for outdoor games and gatherings. Lodge guests are individuals who want a unique experience for their next family vacation, grouse hunting trip, fishing trip or business retreat.
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The Lodge is a private 4 bedroom, 2 bath home that can comfortably accommodate up to eight persons. It was originally designed as a guesthouse to welcome the owner’s personal friends and family. The rustic interior is beautifully appointed with furnishings from the owner’s extensive personal collection and is accented by hunting and fishing memorabilia. A large sun porch with unobstructed views overlooks a quiet bay on Wilson Lake. It opens into a vaulted ceiling living area with a pool table, a 40’ HDTV, a Dish Network satellite system, free Wi-Fi, a CD stereo, a VCR and DVD. There are two comfortable dining areas. A fully equipped kitchen has custom cabinets, gas appliances, dishwasher and microwave. A Weber barbeque grill is included. Timberdoodle guest cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a complete kitchen. There is a sitting room with a futon and HDTV.
UPON ENTERING, EVERYONE SAYS WOW!
The Lodge grounds are bounded on the south by a private shoreline on the 351-acre Wilson Lake, which is connected to the extensive 1200-acre Phillips’ Chain of Lakes. A downstairs door in the Lodge leads directly to the lake and guest dock. There is a private sandy swimming beach with a raft.
Gardens abound at RGL and fresh organic vegetables and raspberries can be hand picked. Chickens free range on the grounds and children and grandchildren delight in gathering eggs from the nests in the coop.
ITS LIKE OWNING YOUR OWN VACATION HOME THAT SOMEONE ELSE MAINTAINS!
Ruffed Grouse Lodge is located in Elk Township, within three miles of Phillip’s town center. Elk is situated in the heart of Price County, the Ruffed Grouse Capital of the World as designated by the Ruffed Grouse Society and is in the center of Wisconsin’s Northwoods with over 1.2 million acres of huntable land and the largest ruffed grouse and woodcock population in the nation.
HUNTERS RETURN WITH THEIR DOGS EVERY FALL TO PURSUE THE ELUSIVE 'WINGED DYNAMITE'
ELK RIVER FARM, the Lodge’s adjoining sister property, has very private access to a two mile stretch of the secluded Elk River. There is a boat landing for Lodge guests who want to fish for Muskie, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Bluegills and Crappies. Canoes and kayaks are handy for a peaceful trip along a beautiful stretch of the river where wildlife is abundant.
WE HAVE A UNIQUE FEATURE NOT FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE NORTHWOODS!
'Karesansui' is a Japanese word meaning 'dry landscape garden’. At Elk River Farm, a 19th century barn foundation has been transformed to create a miniature stylized landscape through the carefully composed arrangement of indigenous rocks, water features, moss, pruned trees and bushes and small stones that are raked to represent ripples in water. The garden is meant to be observed from a vantage point outside the garden. It is intended to imitate the intimate essence of nature and to serve as an aid to relaxation and the contemplation of life. The owners are students of Sukiya lifestyles and are delighted to share this special feature of the farm with interested guests.
Walking trails through the forest connect Ruffed Grouse Lodge and Elk River Farm. Both locations have fire pits with free wood and picnic areas, which are perfect for family gatherings.
Alumacraft fishing boats, canoes and kayaks are included at both the Lodge and Elk River Farm. A pontoon boat, a Yamaha 8hp outboard motor, and a MinnKota trolling motor are available for daily or weekly rental. For guests bringing their own boats, there is a public landing serving Wilson Lake one mile from the Lodge. There is also a private boat launch area for access to the Elk River.
RGL is pet friendly and has a free, sheltered, heated dog kennel.
Linda & I are retired Television Entertainment Industry Executives.
We are outdoor enthusiasts and have been hosting families, corporate executives, grouse hunters, fishermen and winter sportsmen at Ruffed Grouse Lodge for over 10 years.
Linda grew up in nearby Park Falls and family members are nearby. Her brother Terry Ides has lived here his whole life and knows the Northwoods intimately. Terry owns and leads Ides Guides, the best grouse guide service in Price County, the Ruffed Grouse Capital of the World. We have been hunting grouse with Terry for over 35 years. See his link on RuffedGrouseLodge.com
One of the first resorts on Wilson Lake was situated on this choice property. The grounds are gently sloping with stairless access to the lake. The history of the area is fascinating and our bay is quiet, quiet, quiet except during the fishing opener and the 4th of July when excited fishermen and families celebrate summer.