About Ryan Johnson
My partner and I appreciate beautiful homes and unique properties. This is truly an outstanding home ready for entertaining family and friends on the famous Manitowish Waters chain of lakes.
Ryan Johnson purchased this House in 2016
Why Ryan Johnson chose Manitowish Waters
The property was originally the main lodge for the La Fave resort built back in the 1950's. The property commands a hilltop location with expansive views of Island Lake overlooking a tranquil bay.
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Lovely Retreat in the North Woods
This is our second year at Island Lake Resort and it was as lovely as we remembered. New people who joined us were surprised at how big it is. It is very clean and spacious. Our extended family is large, but there is always enough room to spread out. With fireplaces, games, pool table and views, even rainy days are splendid.
We spend lots of time on the spacious deck. Last year our concern was the distance between the posts on the deck were large enough for toddlers to slip through. This year we brought plastic fence and zip ties to relieve our fears. Worked great.
Because there is a bedroom on the first floor and a way to drive down to the beach, this is a great place for people with physical limits.
We LOVE that kayaks and stand up paddle boards are included. The dock is big enough for 3 boats. The grounds are beautifully maintained. The fire pit is spacious. The walk up and down to the beach (43 steps!) keeps you in shape, but the beach is easily accessible for small children and adults alike.
We highly recommended this rental. We hope to have many more stays at Island Bay lodge.
Great for a large group
We had a group of 18 for a weekend of fishing and golfing. The house was perfect - tons of beds, huge kitchen, and nice patio for campfires. Easy water access for boats and plenty of space at the pier too.
12 women shared an amazing time at Island Bay Lodge during a yoga retreat. The lodge's accommodations surpassed our expectations! The lodge is tucked away in a quite serene bay where we enjoyed paddle boarding and kayaking. Highly recommend!!
Thank you Amanda. See you next year.
It worked very well for 6 couples and 2 singles for a biking excursion to the Vilas County area.
The property is very well laid out for a group of our size. The only wish is that their was one more full bath on the second floor as I as the coordinator was on the short end of showers. But that is a minor comment. The kitchen and dining area is great as was the lower level with the TV for movies and pool table. Having extra ice from the bar ice maker made for easy for picnic lunches plus drinks in house. The views are fabulous and having boards, kayaks, swimming raft, plus fire pit and chairs made for all day and nite get togethers. Consensus is to come back again next year..
Wonderful house for group of family or friends
Beautiful home on a quiet bay. We rented with 3 other families and it was perfect for our group. Well stocked kitchen for cooks and great indoor space for relaxing and games. Beautiful property and lake. We didn’t have great weather but would definitely return.
Perfect place for a large family
Great decor. Huge beautiful kitchen. Room for everyone. Walls are quiet and private when wanted. The place has everything you need.