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Tranquil Brule River, Nature Lover and Fisherman's Retreat.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

This rare 4-season home sits on 1,000 feet of private river frontage on the Brule river, (Bois Brule, Fr. burnt wood). The Brule river is a famous, spring-fed trout stream flowing north from Upper St. Croix Lake, at the continental divide, into Lake Superior. It is noted for it's natural beauty, quiet serenity and rich history. This rental home is a unique, cozy, architectural gem, filled with charm, nestled inside the Brule River State Forest.

The main area is an open floor plan with a wrap around deck and an area for outdoor dining, overlooking the river. The full kitchen is equipped with appliances and staples. There is satellite TV, Wi-Fi, high speed fiberoptic cable and a DVD player.

There are three bedrooms, including a master suite on the first floor. Two bedrooms and full bath are on the lower floor. Each room has large widows with beautiful views of the river approximately 50' away. The lower level sleeps 4-5 with a double bed and a single in one bedroom, which also includes a sink area, and a second bedroom with two single beds. Both lower bedrooms have doors leading out to a patio.

Nature surrounds this retreat with tranquil serenity and fresh, clean mornings to have your coffee sitting on the deck looking out at the river, or at the dock, watching the fish jumping and eagles soaring overhead.

Don your waders and fish in front of the house, or paddle a canoe upriver to cast a fly in one of the notable lakes, or contact one of the local guides for a fishing experience of a lifetime.

It's a must to take a canoe or kayak from the dock, up or down the gentle flowing Brule river viewing the elegant, old log homes built by original residents from the turn of the last century.

Begin at Stones Bridge and take a leisurely, 4 hour canoe trip, through an uncut natural northern pine forest that was the once the Voyageur's highway to the Mississippi and beyond, via the St. Croix River. The 'trip down from Stones' is dotted with small rapids here and there and passes 'Cedar Island' a stately, turn of the 20th century fishing camp, visited by five past presidents.

Step just outside the back door and take a long leisurely walk, ski or snow shoe, on one of the many nearby hiking trails or just head out into the woods. Or drive to one of the many trail heads on the scenic North Country Trail or Brule State Forest trails.

There are many area lakes. Nearby. Lake Nebagamon has groceries, restaurants, a swimming beech and boat landing. Drive north of Brule township 13 miles to the mouth of the Brule and picnic on the sandy shore of Lake Superior.

This property both beacons you to stop and relax, and be mystified by the awe-inspiring, 300 year old Norway and White pine forest that surrounds you, and it also enlivens you to get out and enjoy some of your favorite outdoor activities in an enchanting place.


Keywords: Brule River, trout fishing, fishing cabin, Steel-head, Coho, Rainbow trout, Brown trout, hiking, canoeing, spring fed, Springs, kayaking, level 3 rapids, fly fishing, cross country skiing, bird watching, swimming, blueberries, wild flowers, mushrooming, grouse hunting, Lake Superior, Lake Nebagamon, Bayfield, Ashland, Apostle Islands, Madelaine Island.

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Clague Hodgson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Clague Hodgson

This property has been in the family since it was built by Corrin and Mary Hodgson in 1963. It is a favorite spot, and we enjoy frequent visits and sharing it with others when we are not able to be there.

Clague Hodgson purchased this lodge in 1963

Why Clague Hodgson chose Northern Wisconsin

The Brule river is one of the most desirable river destinations in the US. It is home to five salmonid species and flows through an uncut natural northern pine forest. It was once also the Voyageur's highway to the Mississippi and beyond, via the St. Croix River. We like the wildlife, natural beauty, and privacy of the property.

What makes this lodge unique

The quiet serenity, fresh air, natural beauty, wildlife, fishing, and privacy. I first crossed the river in a canoe with my parents in 1963, and we landed and camped on the property where the lodge now is located. We are now in the 4th generation of family at this place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Clague,

I wanted to let you know that my wife and I had a great time and stay at the cabin.…

Until now I have not had the opportunity to stay on the river. You truly have an amazing spot and we could not have been happier with our stay.

Bob stopped in a time or two to check in on everything which was much appreciated….Despite some rain we spent the majority of our time on the river and your cabin was a perfect spot to return to at the end of the day. We truly appreciated everything.

Thanks again!
Sep 2014
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Lake Nebagamon Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks and a private dressing area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Exterior door and Laundry room off this bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This bedroom has a sink and an exterior door.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Additional roll away bed available in master
  • The master has a separate bath and sitting area. The downstairs bedrooms have windows and doors facing the river. One of the downstairs bedrooms has a sink.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
three canoes, kayak, dock, 11 acres, 1000 frontage feet on Brule River, trout fishing, very private


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Tranquil Brule River, Nature Lover and Fisherman's Retreat.
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 14 reviews

Getaway : return trip

  • 4 of 5

Went last year in august- came home and Immediately booked 2 weeks this august. We just returned. Love the central location to Duluth- Apostle island seashore, Ashland and with a little streach: Bayfield. The cabin is quite remote, but their are several other cabins on the other side of the river in sight, and canoeists passing by. Wifi is very good. We watched the olympics nightly- reception was great. Last year we never really turned on the TV. Water is pristeen clean 63 to 65 degrees. Canoeing is great. The best canoe needs some TLC soon. We mentioned it to the caretaker and would bet that it will be attended to timely. The semi- dated cabin is really clean, and the caretaker maintains it well. Very peacefull setting. Kitchen and whole property is very well equipped. We were there for the last day of the meteor shower- Cloudy night- otherwise we would have had a nice show. If we don't spend our next summer vacation canoe camping the Namekagan or Fambeau, we will probably return again. Two weeks was so much nicer than one.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fox Point, Wisconsin

Northwoods Paradise from dawn through dark!

  • 5 of 5

There are no words to describe this Northwoods Paradise. Wake up morning after morning to towering pines and birch just outside your picture windows. The "river of presidents" glides along only yards away: the infamous Bois Brule River. Get to know her secrets ad hidden corners. She never disappoints. Slip into a canoe and transport yourself upstream to diving eagles, clutches of mergansers and stealthy river otters. Stay up into the wee hours to fish the evening hatch and even later to gaze at our corner of the Milky Way galaxy.

This is a photographers paradise. This is a fly fishing paradise. This is an astronomers paradise. This is is place you'll call home in days and come back to for years to come.

Paul (aka WiFly)

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our first visit

  • 4 of 5

Very nice river location. Quiet solitude. We spent 2 out of 7 days on the river. This is a beautiful canoe stream. Nice room layout upper level. Great views. We are considering a return next year. 30 minutes to lake superior, 40 minutes to Duluth, 35 minutes to Ashland 40 minutes to Hayward: No other cabins within sight or sound accept across river.

We enjoyed family croquet games, reading & bird-watching on the upper deck. Quiet time on the river deck. Exceptionally helpful, unobtrusive caretaker.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is our 6th visit to the Bois Brule Lodge and we continue to find it a special place where our family can relax, play, connect and enjoy this beautiful place

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family getaway. So peaceful & relaxing! The cabin had absolutely everything we needed for our family of 7. Our teenagers/young adults spent almost the entire time on the river & never got bored. The setting is breathtaking. A friendly caretaker stopped by to check on us & was available if we needed anything, but totally unintrusive. We hope to make this an annual destination!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amery, WI

Great Place for Hunting

  • 4 of 5

My team had a hunting trip planned and this place fit the bill! A little dated, but the location was perfect and beautiful! They will definitely use this place again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Duluth, MN
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Kro Bar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Highway S
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway B
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Twin Gables
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Spirit Mountain
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Lake Nebagamon
Car: necessary

There are several scenic river canoe/kayak trips to take, varying from pastoral drifting on the upper Brule to challenging rapids on the lower stretches. Picnic at the mouth of the Brule on Lake Superior. Walk or ski the many miles of hunters/ski-in/ski-out trails connecting to the house. Fish for migratory or domestic salmonid species from the front door.


Rates & Availability

Lake Nebagamon Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
In between
Apr 3 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
fall winter spring
Sep 5 2017 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

Non smoking
$25/night for each guest over seven
$25 pet fee applies

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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