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Oak Ridge Cottage on the Best Fishing Lake in the Northwoods

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 6

We'll be happy to answer any questions - please, call us at 1-715-547-3860. We strongly suggest that you call us before making final arrangements so we can FULLY inform you about everything you need to know about our place. IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON BRINGING YOUR OWN BOAT, you need to contact us prior to making a reservation so we can determine if we have a suitable boat-lift for your boat. We rent boat-lifts (to make sure your boat is safe) for $65/week or $25 for the first day and $10 for the following day(s) - whichever is less.

There is WiFi access available in our office for checking e-mail.

The cottage is located on beautiful Lac Vieux Desert Lake in the heart of Wisconsin's Northwoods lake country and the Nicolet National Forest. We are just a few miles north of Eagle River, WI. We are open all year round and offer you a knotty-pine interior cottage that will suit all your lodging and accommodation needs, all surrounded by beautiful and fragrant old pine trees and majestic oaks. There is an abundance of wildlife here, on the lake and in the area. Make sure you bring a pair of binoculars with you - there are a lot of eagle nests all around the lake and you can see and hear eagles and loons every day. You will also see ducks, swans, and otters here. Deer very often visit the area.

We are located on the south shore of Lac Vieux Desert, the headwaters of the Wisconsin River.

Our beautiful lake is famous of its record musky (a World Record Musky was caught here), walleye, northern pike, perch, small mouth and large mouth bass and panfish fishing, and is one of the largest in the state with 4300 acres and 19 miles of fantastic shoreline and 4 islands. The cottage (located 70 yards from the lake's shore) has 250' lake frontage and we have two piers.

You will be very happy with our spacious, modern, super clean, housekeeping 2 bedroom cottage which can accommodate up to 6 guests on 1 double bed, 2 twin beds and a queen size pull-out sofa. Quotes you receive through this site are based on a standard rate for up to 4 guests in the cottage. There is an extra fee required for the 5th and 6th person in the cottage: $60 per week per person, or $25 per night - whichever is less. The cottage is completely furnished including bed linens. A big, modern kitchen has a full size refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and all necessary pots, pans, plates and utensils. There is also a DVD player and a TV set in the cottage (there is no TV reception at our location). You can bring your PET for a vacation here: a weekly rate is $75 per pet; a daily rate is $35 for the first night and $10 for the following night(s).

For your enjoyment, outside the cottage you will find charcoal grill, fire pit (for weekly rentals we provide an armful of firewood for free), and picnic table. For weekly rentals a 14-foot aluminum, fishing boat with oars is also included to fish the lake or just to relax on the water. We also rent a boat with a motor for $199/week + gas used, or $60/day + gas used. After a successful fishing day you can use our fish-cleaning house to clean your fish and then freeze the fish (if you want) in a big freezer there.

Come stay with us any time of the year and enjoy many wonderful vacation activities in spring and summer such as swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, berry picking, golfing, horse back riding, bicycling, ATV riding, scenic driving and wildlife watching. There is plenty to do in fall and winter, too. You can enjoy watching the northern forests burst into brilliant fall colors as well as hunting, ice fishing, snowmobiling or cross country skiing. The cottage is located on the snowmobile trail and you have access to 600 miles of Vilas County snowmobiling trails in the Nicolet National Forest.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Katherine Rozwenc
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Katherine Rozwenc

We bought the property in 2007 because we were coming for vacation to Lac Vieux Desert lake for the last 20 years and we're in love with the Northwoods. We appreciate the beauty of this area and we want our guests to enjoy themselves so we do our best to make their stay comfortable and memorable.

Steven & Katherine

Katherine Rozwenc purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Katherine Rozwenc chose Northern Wisconsin

Lac Vieux Desert lake (4300 acres) is the best all year round fishing lake in Northern Wisconsin. It is located in the heart of 650,000 acres of Nicolet National Forest and very close (the north shore of the lake) to 2.2 million acres of Ottawa National Forest. This lake offers a lot of fishing excitement (musky, walleye, northern, crappie, bluegill, perch, bass) as well as wonderful relaxation like no other place in the Northwoods.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Oak Ridge Cottage on the Best Fishing Lake in the Northwoods
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Orland Park, IL USA

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Cabin #2 which is very private and steps from the dock/water. The cabin was VERY CLEAN and had everything we needed for our stay. The space was very comfortable with plenty of room. We viewed breathtaking sunsets and the most brilliant stars sitting on the dock. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to get away to boat, fish, sight see or just relax. My only negative would be no wi-fi in cabin since there is no TV and the cell service (Verizon) is very spotty, especially on the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always makes us happy when our guests have a good vacation at Oak Ridge. It was our pleasure to have this family as our guests. There is access to Wi-Fi at our house/office, which is located on the premises. Cell phone service depends on a type of phone used and a service provider.
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Our Best Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Oak Ridge is beautifully located on very picturesque Lac Vieux Desert Lake. The hosts, M.Steven and Katherine are very nice, very helpful and always ready to give good advice. There are plenty of fish in the lake and we caught the biggest fish in our lives this August - 49 inch musky! You can see a lot of wildlife all around this lake - lots of eagles, for example. We've been here already 9 times in the last 3 years and every season here is a great time for a family vacation. The place is very private and peaceful. The cottage is very comfortable, very spacious and very well maintained. We appreciate the fact that we can take our dog for a family vacation. We highly recommend this place and we'll be back again for sure.

John and Renee

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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clean and disappointed with the fireplace and furn

  • 3 of 5

Stayed at oak ridge resort aug 1 thru the 8th 2015 pictures are deciving. Paid extra for a cabin with a fireplace that did not work. It qas a pellet stove. The furnace pilot light kept going out, it did get chilly so we were looking forward to a fire in the fireplace. It was also tough to get our boat to the cottage. Too many trees blocking the roadway.The cottage was nice and clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry that our guests had a problem with a wood pellet fireplace and furnace. Unfortunately, WE WERE NEVER TOLD that they had any problems during their stay (we saw the guests almost every day). We are always more than happy to help our guests in any way we can and we make it very clear to our guests when they check in to let us know immediately if there is a problem of any kind.
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great get away. The cabin is close to the lake with great views. The sunsets were fantastic. The cottage was very clean with one of the nicest bathrooms I have seen in a cabin. Even with the unpredictable weather we caught some of the biggest crappies I have ever seen on Lac Vieux Desert. The owners are extremely helpful and will even instruct you on how to fillet a northern. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a quiet clean place to stay and do a lot of fishing.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a great get away. The cottage is very cozy and close to the water with a great view of the lake. The sunsets were fantastic. The cottage was very clean and had one of the nicest bathrooms of any cottage we ever stayed at. Even with unpredictable weather, we caught some of the biggest crappies I have ever seen on Lac Vieux Desert. The owners were extremely helpful with everything even instructed us on how to clean a northern. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a quiet place to stay and do lots of fishing.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In one word FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed the minute we picked up the phone and made a reservation. Super accommodating since we were coming in towards the end of the week and only staying a few days. The cabin was PERFECT. Clean, Cozy and had everything we needed. Owners super accommodating and very helpful on every aspect. Shopping was close and the water even closer. You want a great little cabin at an affordable price. Stay at Oak Ridge Cottage and you will be pleased that you did. We have made reservations to go back two more times this season, so book your reservation NOW. Carol and John

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities: Boating, wildlife viewing, shopping, kayaking, snowboarding, health/beauty spa, snowmobiling, ice fishing, mushroom and berry picking


Rates & Availability

Phelps Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 20 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

Dec-March. ..... $125/night (2 night min) .. $729/week;
April.....$105night (2night min)....$599/week
June-Aug .............................. $849/week (Sat-Sat);
Sept-Nov .. $125/night (2 night min) .. $729/week;
Rental deposit: $300; Remaining balance (cash or check) + 5.5% tax due upon arrival.;
No refunds for early departure. Rates based on 4 people occupancy in the cottage. Additional person (up to 6 in the cottage) $25 per night or $60 per week - whichever rate is lower. Must call 715-547-3860 before making a reservation and making any payments.

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Phelps Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 610 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • Very spacious bathroom with a shower stall, modern sink and toilet. One window. Modern bright lights, medicine cabinet with mirror. Convenient shelves.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Two bedrooms: double bed in one and 2 twin beds in the other. Comfortable beds with wooden headboards. Knotty-pine walls, carpeted floors. Convenient bedroom furniture and mirrors. Two windows in each bedroom. Modern, bright lights.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The cottage has a very private, big deck with a picnic table and chairs. Guests can enjoy a great view of the lake from the deck. There is a fire pit by the cottage and an outside charcoal grill. Guests can use a private storage that is located next to piers for their fishing gear. Right at the lake’s shore for our guests’ convenience, there is a special, big tank with fresh, oxygenated water for holding live bait.

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