Nicknamed "the Enchanted Cabin" by its owners, this cabin was built in 2008 and has all of the amenities of a small home. Large windows face the lake and showcase the shoreline which measures almost 1,100 feet. Privacy is a main attraction with the nearest cabin being 125 yards away and not visible because of the forest.
The main floor features a great room and kitchen facing the lake; a bedroom, bath and small office are on the other side of the main floor. An upstairs loft serves as a second bedroom, and a full basement/garage is on the lower level.
A 40 foot dock and boat lift form the waterfront. Renters are encouraged to bring their own boats. Big Mantrap Lake, which is about 1700 acres, is known as a muskie lake, but anglers also catch bass, northern pike, and crappies. The lake boasts an excellent public boat launch, which is on the other side of the lake - about a 15 minute boat ride from the cabin. Boats can be rented from a few of the resorts on Big Mantrap. Please contact owner for information on those resorts.
In addition to being a haven for fishermen, Big Mantrap is also home to considerable wildlife: deer, otters, beavers, minks, eagles, ospreys, and, especially, loons. For the past several summers, three pairs of loons have made Hoist Bay (the bay on which the cabin in located) their annual summer home. Watching them and their chicks is great fun.
The owner's parents purchased the property in 1959. Located on the tip of a three-quarter mile peninsula that juts out into Big Mantrap Lake (between Steamboat and Hoist Bays), the original site featured one cabin. A second cabin was built in 1965 as a guest cabin, and in 2008, the owners built the Enchanted Cabin to serve as their summer home during their retirement. Health issues have interrupted that plan, so the Enchanted Cabin is now being offered to those who also love the north woods and its quiet surroundings.