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Eclectic "Old School" Cabin in the Northern Highland Forest

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The Loons Lodge is part of a small 'quaint resort' called Lake Rest Cabins that offers 3 well furnished lodging overlooking beautiful Little Spider Lake in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin. We are located in the Northern Highlands State Forest minutes north of Minocqua Wisconsin.

The Loon's Lodge has both the charm and appeal of the old resort cabins with the modern amenities that make your stay very peaceful. Satellite TV-Washer and Dryer makes your stay one of great memories. WI-FI is included along with a portable 11000 BTU Air Conditioner (summer only of course) makes this a fantastic place to enjoy.

The Loons Lodge was the first cabin built on Little Spider Lake in 1919. Since then it has undergone several updates and now features an eclectic mix of historic and modern interiors and furnishings. The original fieldstone fireplace and original hard-wood flooring in the living room reflect the historic charm, while the enclosed back porch serves as a game room, featuring a foosball table, and a full-size futon. With a king and a full size bed in one bedroom and a queen size bed in the other, this spacious cottage can accommodate 6 to 8 people comfortably. Additionally, the cabin features a full kitchen, large dining room, two full bathrooms,one of which has been totally remodelded in February of 2013, a laundry area in the basement, and a private deck with a fantastic view overlooking the lake. We offer amenities such as coffee- A large Weber charcoal grill -some spices and a fully furnished kitchen to make you stay as relaxing as possible.

Little Spider Lake is a 236 acre lake that is home to musky, northern, walleye, perch, bass, and blue gill. There is an abundance of eagles, loons, a variety of ducks and blue heron and you may even see an occasional black bear, coyote, wolf, or fox. The lake is great for all types of water sports such as fishing, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boating.

The beauty of the north woods and breath-taking view of Little Spider Lake make Lake Rest Cabins the perfect destination for relaxation, while the area offers recreational activities and diverse attractions for the entire family. Lake Rest Cabins is the perfect vacation setting for you, your family, and friends.

Check out our other rentals listed on VRBO - Jim's Hideaway Listing 188534 and Baron's Bungalow Listing 364796

Keywords: Cabin,Cottage,Lodge,Bungalow , Casita,Little Spider Lake,Boulder Junction, St. Germain,Arbor Vitae,northwoods

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Linda Korsch
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Linda Korsch

Pictured above is a group enjoying the fire ring adjacent to the cabin. We enjoy entertaining our guests!

Linda Korsch purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Linda Korsch chose Wisconsin

We purchased this property in 2003 along with another cottage called Baron's Bungalow and turned the property into a small resort called Lake Rest Cabins. The property was purchased from my father, Jim Steiner, and previously was called Jim and Fran's cottages.

We continue to make changes to the cabins such as: laminate flooring in the kitchen/new tile flooring in both bathrooms, AC in living room, WI-FI, Blue Ray DVD, an Ipod docking station!

What makes this cabin unique

The Loons Lodge is truly a 'North Woods' cabin and still has the old charm of a rustic cabin but also has been updated with all of the amenities that you can enjoy today. We consider ourselves 'care takers' of this secluded resort area and want to share it with those looking for a sense of peace and quiet.


Woodruff Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Secluded back bedroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size Futon on back porch
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Private pier, row boat, canoe and paddle boat. Outdoor fire pit overlooking lake


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Eclectic "Old School" Cabin in the Northern Highland Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful Resort!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well maintained resort! Very hardworking owners willing to do anything to make your stay great! Sad that other renters have trashed some of their generous amenities. Bugs, Pine pollin, dead fish in the lake- that's just the Northwoods! If you don't like those things, than God's Country is not for you!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our intent is to give our guest a private, peaceful and relaxing retreat to either recharge and relax or to share wonderful lifetime memories with their families.
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Onalaksa, WI

Wouldn't Be Summer Without Lake Rest Cabins

  • 5 of 5

We just spent our 6th year in the Loon's Lodge at Lake Rest Cabins. Our yearly visit to Lake Rest Cabins is now a family tradition with our two adult children and their growing families when they can join us. The Loon's Lodge easily accommodates 3 generations under one roof, but is still cozy even when it's just my husband and I. Linda and Ken are the perfect hosts, the cabin is perfect with personal touches, and Little Spider Lake is perfect with not being busy or crowded with too many speed boats zooming around. Retreating to Lake Rest Cabins is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate. Can't wait for next year! It just wouldn't be summer without our yearly visit to Lake Rest Cabins!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so look forward to your return visits and are so pleased to share our accommodations to families for making happy memories and also love hearing about your favorite experiences. Linda and Ken
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Great Up North Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at both Loons Lodge and Baron's Bungalow and both have been fantastic trips. I celebrated my engagement at Barons in the Spring and my fiance's 30th birthday at Loons in the Fall. It really is a special place for us. Great anytime of the year, we love Lakerest cabins!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so happy to be able to provide a great destination for making special memories. Linda and Ken
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Argyle, WI, USA

Don't miss a chance to stay here!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our two young adult sons and two of their friends, spent an excellent two weeks at Loon's Lodge. Our boys couldn't stay the whole time, but the cabin was big enough to house all of us without feeling cramped. We even had our golden retrievers along -- still not too cramped. The cabin is beautiful in an authentic, woodsy way, extremely clean and well-stocked. We have been renting cabins for over 25 years and this was the most well-stocked place we've been to (including firewood, linens and towels, kitchen utensils/supplies/spices, and even a washer and dryer with soap and dryer sheets). We loved the indoor fireplace and outdoor firepit with lots of wood. The deck by the house is great for morning coffee and grilling out. The lake is beautiful and clear. We were able to snorkle and see the bottom (about 15'). The dock is a wonderful place to spend the day with just enough sun and shade. We enjoyed using the lake toys and raft. Linda and Ken were the perfect hosts. They seemed to know how much to check in but also gave us our privacy. One of our biggest concerns was how close the neighbors would be; we both work with people so our vacation is our chance to be with each other and not spend time socializing. There were three different couple/families in the cabin next to us and all were friendly but respectful of our desire for privacy. The absolute only downside for us was that fishing was not very good -- hard to tell how much the record hot summer impacted fishing and it was late August. We saw large musky - they just didn't want what we were serving. The sunfish are abundant and tasty though. You will not regret booking some time at Loon's Lodge.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a wonderful stay and thank you for the nice review. Now if only we could get the fish to bite. Linda and Ken
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Madison, Wi

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin exceeded my expectations....Very clean, comfortable and homey! We spent mornings drinking coffee overlooking this beautiful lakes. This cabin is just minutes from shopping and the casino. It was perfect in every way. We went out on the lake with the row boat and had the time of our lives. Ken and Linda recommended PJ's for a burger and it truly was the best burger I have ever had. Thank you for making my first experience to the Minocqua area a memorable one! We will be vacationing here every year now....LOVED IT!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you next year! Linda and Ken
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Frankfort, Il

A fantastic and charming place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a girl's getaway at the lovely Loon's Lodge. Even though the pictures are lovely, they do not do this wonderful place justice. It was so cozy. The furniture was so comfy.The cottage was spotless. The view was so exquisite. The peaceful surroundings recharge the heart and soul. We took the rowboat out and had a blast. The friendly owners (Ken and Linda) recommended a place for us to dine. We will not be able to eat another hamburger without comparing it to PJ's. We are getting prepared to book our return trip. We miss the cottage as much as we miss Ken and Linda. They were so warm and friendly. Can't wait to come back to our quiet place. Ken was kind enough to show us the other two properties. No matter which property they have that would fit your needs,I highly recommend any of their properties!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive and complimentary review. We look forward to seeing you next year. Linda and Ken
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Woodruff Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Marty's Supper Club
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Trout Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 51
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Marty's Supper Club
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Winter Park - Minocqua
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Crystal Lake State Forest

Horeshoe pit -

On site, pontoon boat, jet ski and boat motor rental. Contact Jeremiah Johnson at 920-642-3882 for reservations.


Rates & Availability

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2017 Peak Season
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.5%

Check in: 3:00 p.m. Check out: 10:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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