19 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, sleeps up to 39 people but can accomodate up to 60
- english, Tagalog, Cebuano
About Julie Artus
I and my husband Steve got married in 2010. We are now raising two beautiful babies Kal and Kate. Steve had been Airline Captain for American Airlines for 27 years. He was also an Air Force instructor pilot for 6 years before started flying commercial airlines. I have never seen anyone so happy flying and that he would say something like 'I enjoy my job so much, I should be paying them instead of them paying me!'. He always came home with an ear-to-ear smile (well, most of it because he was just happy to see his wife :-)). He retired in 2011. I am of a Filipino origin born and raised in the Philippines. I was collage professor teacher in the Philippines before I came to America in 2007. I worked at Target as sales associate and became Department Trainer in three months. I left Target to work at the Hilton Chicago so I would be closer to Robert Morris University where I took my Masters degree in Master in Information System. I graduated in 2010. I and Steve got married shortly after my graduation. We then bought the hotel after our wedding .
Julie Artus purchased this Lodge in 2010
Why Julie Artus chose Pelican Lake
There is something something very special about this hotel. It's structure is the only high end commercial looking building in town. The hotel is rich with history, almost all local people have stories to tell about it. Lots of them grew up getting in and out of the hotel, buying their groceries, even first cigarettes, first booze, etc etc. Some have fond memories how much they love their ice cream from the grocery which is now 'kids' room'. Pelican Lake changed over the years and the hotel had witnessed it all. The hotel was built on the original foundation of the Beach Inn hotel that was built in 1898. Beach Inn, which then later became Pelican Lake Hotel, was then the first resort in the area and was the center of community affairs for decades until 1970. It went to different owners and served different purpose until Gene and Shirley Kaczkowski owned it for over 20 years. They then transformed the building to be home for family reunions which we keep. This building has been a significant landmark in town. It is our privilege to restore the hotel back to its former glory. And we are very proud to say that she's now standing proud and beautifully always embracing anyone that will make experience that last a lifetime.
What makes this Lodge unique
This is not a typical hotel. This is more of a big cabin, like your own home away from home. You will get the key and get the whole place to yourself. The sunset is exquisite. The view is breathtaking, peaceful and quiet. This hideaway is perfect to escape the noisy buzz of big cities. Plus you get to stay in a certified historical place listed in both the National and Wisconsin Register of Historical Places.
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Another great stay at the Pelican Lake Hotel
This was our second stay at the PLH and it was wonderful once again. There were numerous updates since last year. It was -20F all three nights when we stayed there this time, but it didn't get unreasonably cold anywhere inside. The place is by no means "fancy", but it checks all of the boxes for a large gathering. The bar area is super comfortable for adults and there is also a lot of different rooms for the kiddos to stay entertained. We have already booked for next year and looking forward to it!
Thank you so much for this wonderful revjew Christian! It was a pleasure to have your group at the hotel. Thank you also for leaving the place clean, we love guests like you. Till next year!
My family of 28 enjoyed everything this property had to offer as we celebrated Thanksgiving!
The property was amazing because it allowed my family to stay under one roof for three days without having to worry about traveling, putting kids to bed, providing enough spaces to gather and rest! We loved the kitchen for cooking and the bar for toasts and karaoke! We used the dining hall for meals and games. The care taker Jeff was great! We traveled from 5 states and it was well worth it! We hope to come back again!
We are so humbled by your review. Thank you so much, it is greatly appreciated. We are so glad that you find this place that we love so much pleasing during your stay. Take care always and your lovely family!
Very relaxing atmospere. Plenty of room even with 35 adults to find a quiet room or lawn chair.
Very well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the karaoke,fire pit, lake and sun sets.
Thanks Paul! It was an honor to have you and your people as our valued guests!
Great Family Christmas
We had a great family Christmas as the Pelican Lake Hotel!!!! From the beginning, Julie was a pleasure to work with and always answered our questions right away! Jane was great once we arrived at the property and showed us everything we'd need for a great stay! There was plenty of room for our large family to spread out and we even had bedrooms to spare! The kitchen was perfect for preparing and serving the large meals. Plenty of refrigerator and freezer space too!
The dining room was perfect for eating but also doing fun crafts and putting together a few puzzles. The bar area was great for people to watch the Badger game. The kids play room was perfect, with lots for the little ones to do.
The bedrooms were spacious and beds were comfortable. There were enough bathrooms for the size of our group. The building is solid and sound did not carry through walls or ceilings.
The views of the lake were priceless and we couldn't have asked for a better setting to celebrate our family Christmas! We would highly recommend this place for any large group gathering and we hope to return next year!
Thank you so much for your review. All our handwork in rehabilitating and maintaining this old building is all worth it because of families like yours. We are so humbled that your family chose the hotel to hold your family Christmas gathering. Here's to a more closer family bond for your family!
Woderful Family Vacation
Our family of 34, has had the pleasure of staying at the Pelican Lake Hotel for the last 2 years. We are so appreciative of the many bedrooms , the large dining area and well-stocked kitchen. We use the bar area to gather nightly with our own stock of spirits. We also had a blast with the karaoke one evening. The firepit provided nightly entertainment as we held family campfires. We enjoy the fishing from our own fishing boat and a pontoon we rent locally. Ages in our group range from 6 mo. to 91 years. We truly enjoy and look forward to this yearly trip. Love it!!
Hi Linda! Thank you for your great review. We are so glad to hear happy memories created by families like yours staying at the hotel. We are sorry we took the karaoke out last year. We will install a better one this year so your family can have a great time with it. Looking forward to seeing your family again this year!
WONDERFUL AND AFFORDABLE LARGE GROUP ACCOMODATIONS
Our whole group simply had a wonderful time at the Artus Perlican Lake Hotel! We had a gathering of 50 plus adults and kids and the hotel more than kept us comfortable and happy. There was ample places for everyone to sleep and gather. The large dining room was a must as was the commercial grade kitchen. Although I have to say the big hit for having our own bar!
The location was also perfect. It was on a beautiful lake with our own dock. There is also an outfitter in town that will rent motor boats and pontoons and deliver to the hotel's dock at your request. The large front yard could be used for multiple activities but our group chose to play bocci ball and it was perfect. In the back yard, we were able to have a camp fire in the ring and the owners even provided ample campfire wood. That was really awsome. Thank you Julie, we just had such a wonderful time at your lovely hotel and it really reminded some of us how things "used to be."
All in all, there are lots of places you can rent for a larger group, but you won't find anything this accommodating, charming, comfortable, and most of all affordable. If you are considering renting this beautiful gem of a hotel from a bygone era for gatherings, reunions, weddings, retreats, or just getting away for the weekend with friends, DO NOT HESITATE, just book it. I guarantee you will not be disappointed! You would have to spend at least twice the money for anything remotely considered "better." As a matter of fact, our group will for sure call on Julie and the Pelican Lake Hotel for another stay within the next few years. Once again, a big thank you to you and your family for helping us arrange a wonderful time together that will not be forgotten anytime soon.
August 2017 stay
We are so happy to hear your Family had fun time at the hotel. All our hardwork renovating this place pays off when we hear families having a good time in this old gem. It is our mission to serve more families develop that special bond of togetherness and create lasting memories in our humble place. Thank you so much for taking good care of the hotel. We hope to hear from your family again in the future!
Other Activities: SUMMER.....Horseback riding at summit lake, Bass Lake Golf Course at summit lake, Mole Lake casino at Crandon, Kovac Planetarium at Rhinelander , Stove Wood Building at Jennings, Crandon Off Road racing at Crandon, Hodag Festival at Rhinelander, BMX bike racing friday nites in Rhinelander, UTV/ATV Derby in Eagle River, Cranberry Festival in Eagle River
WIINTER......Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby