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Mc Neil's On The Brule

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Trout and salmon fishing, Lake Superior beaches and sea caves, canoing and kayak

This is a one of a kind opportunity for those who love the outdoors and nature. Walk out the front door and enjoy the famous Brule River in your front yard. A five minute drive down the road brings you to the shores of beautiful Lake Superior and the mouth of the Brule River.

This historic piece of property was homesteaded in 1893 with the current house being built in 1947. This well kept, clean four bedroom home offers three bedrooms upstairs and one on the main floor. The main floor has a quarter size bath with a full bath upstairs.

The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, bake ware, tableware, utensils and offers a stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. There is a gas grill available for your use.

Cable television and internet services are provided. Local phone service is available for emergencies and is capable of accepting all incoming calls. Outgoing calls can only be local unless you have a pre-paid phone card.

No linens are provided. While all of the beds have a mattress protector and a clean fitted sheet, renters will need to bring their own pillows, sleeping bags, blankets, etc. Towels, washcloths, dishcloths, also, are not provided. Throughout the home are beautiful terrazzo floors... bringing slippers is always a good idea.

You will love the peace and quiet this property has to offer. The soothing sounds of the river will relax you as you sit on the covered front porch and take in the beauty of this secluded setting.

Please contact us today to book your next vacation get away.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg and Brenda Kessler
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018


Maple House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom Main Floor - toilet , with sink
    Bathroom Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , with sink
  • No Linens are Provided
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • No Pillows or Linens are Provided.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
McNeil's on the Brule is licensed Tourist Rooming House in Douglas County, Wisconsin (#TBES-AUUJ5W).


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Mc Neil's On The Brule
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews

McNeil's on the Brule

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves completely. My grandsons came up to visit on Friday and asked if we could do this as a family next year. Now we just have to decide on a date. We liked it so much we thought we had an extra day and had to hustle to get packed up and out on time. Thank you for the garden extras, they too have been enjoyed. My nephew was out every day fishing. Sadly, he didn't catch anything but still enjoyed himself totally. Will be looking at dates for next year soon. Thank you, Lee C

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Superior Steelhead Association

  • 5 of 5

We held a fishing seminar on the bank in front of McNeil's for the third year in a row. Close to 60 folks attended. It was fabulous! Some of the guest speakers stayed at the cabin over the weekend and they all loved it. Several of the attendees toured the cabin and I believe you will be getting more bookings out of it. Great job.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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see you again next year

  • 5 of 5

As always the place was very peaceful and enjoyable..

could use some ant traps in the kitchen.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

A lot of history here if you fish for trout and/or steelhead. Fantastic place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot on the Brule

  • 5 of 5

This property offers a beautiful and private spot on the Brule river. The home and property is in great condition and offers enough room for multiple people to stay. There is no air conditioning in the home; we stayed in August and the weather just happened to cool down during our stay there. I would imagine it could get a bit uncomfortable if the temperature was in the 80's +. There are large fans in each of the bedrooms which is a great plus though. You need to bring your own linens, pillows, towels etc. but that didn't bother any of us. The only other potential downfall was that we had zero cell phone reception while at the home. They did have wireless set up but it didn't really work for the majority of the time we were there. This didn't really bother us as it allowed us to "disconnect" while we were there. We traveled to Duluth and Bayfield during our stay and this property was a great location for making these day trips. We made lots of great memories with the two other couples that came with us and our young toddlers. Before we left, we already started talking about trying to get back there again some day.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect all around

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful place to stay and we will for sure be back. It is a slice of paradise and perfect for true rest, fun and relaxation. The river is therapeutic and the house couldn't be more perfect. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Duluth, MN
Nearest Barpub
9.5 Miles
Hungry Trout
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Poplar Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Twin Gables
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Afterhours Ski Trail
Nearest Beach
3.4 Miles
Lake Superior
Car: necessary

McNeil's is located in the heart of the Brule River State Forest in Northwestern Wisconsin and offers a variety of outdoor experiences including canoeing and kayaking the Brule River as well as world class trout and salmon fishing. The Brule River State Forest provides a diversity of hiking experiences on the North Country Trail, the Bayfield Trail, and the Stony Hill trail. In winter, the Afterhours Ski Trail provides 27Km of well groomed skate and classic trails. Snowshoe trails are maintained at both the Afterhours Ski Trail and the historic Bayfield Trail. Many skiers utilize the Afterhours Trail to prepare for the annual Birkebeiner race held in Cable each year.

McNeil's location near Lake Superior's south shore mid-way between Duluth and Bayfield. This offers a variety of experiences ranging from sea kayaking Lake Superior and viewing the sea caves or enjoying an evening of dining, entertainment and site seeing in Duluth's famous Canal Park. Lake Superior offers some of the best beaches in Wisconsin during summer while the Sea Caves turn into breathtaking Ice Caves during winter and are best seen from Meyers Beach access near Cornucopia. Lake Superior tributaries offer a variety of streams with waterfalls at Amnicon State Park, Twin Falls near Port Wing and Houghton Falls near Washburn.

For the mountain bike enthusiast, there are miles of remote back roads on the Brule River State Forest, Bayfield County Forest, Chequamegon National Forest. The CAMBA (Cable Area Mountain Bike Association) trails between Iron River and Cable offer top notch mountain bike trails looking for scenic and challenging experiences.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

For more than 8 guests, it will be an additional $25 per night per person.

Rates are subject to change up until reservations are made.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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