Live with the Eagles on Your Own Private Northwoods Island
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Eagle River cabin description
Create memories that will last forever. Go beyond the motel/hotel, lakeshore home type vacation. Islands are unique offering privacy and seclusion. Your own 6 acre playground. Isn't that what you are looking for?
The Island Difference.
You can rent larger homes on shore for the same or less money than staying at Eagle Island, so why should you rent Eagle Island?
The private island vacation experience is totally different from renting an onshore property. There is a sense of getting away, a sense of serenity, a different sense of time. On most vacations, the onshore vacation rental is a 'base camp' for going to and from activities and events.
On Eagle Island, the island itself is the destination, the focal point of activities and events.
With an onshore rental, you have great freedom inside the property, but outside you are restricted by neighbors and lot lines. On Eagle Island, you have freedom inside the cabins and outside – six acres and 3100 feet of lake frontage.
While eagles and deer are common in the Eagle River area, nothing compares with having an eagle’s nest so close that you can see them nest, hunt and play. Eagle Island has had nesting eagles for decades. Unforgettable!
Eagle Island also has deer on the property. This year a doe and two fawns share the island with us. You can often see them feeding or drinking right outside.
Eagle Island is a totally different experience. Your children will never forget exploring, playing, fishing, swimming and boating off their own private island. This is why Eagle Island is so special.
There are also two rentable homes on Eagle Island:
1. a Boathouse in the lake (called a “boathouse over water”, most boathouses are on the shore), which is remodeled as a studio apartment.
2. a Log Cabin which has been remodeled and is a two bedroom cabin with a beautiful deck, and eagles for neighbors.
We have totally remodeled the log cabin with a new roof, windows, floor, kitchen, well and septic system, deck, wiring and heating system. It is four seasons ready, totally equipped and comfortable. The cabin sleeps 6+. We have satellite TV in this fully furnished home. You just need to bring your towels, trunks and fishing gear. If the Boathouse is also rented, it must be to the same party who needs additional space. Both properties are small with a sleeping capacity of 6 in the log cabin and 4 in the boathouse.
Deerskin Lake is a quiet spring fed lake of about 320 acres. It is partially in the beautiful Nicolet National Forest. The lake is very swimmable off your boat or at the three beaches on the island. The island is about 1500 feet from the shoreline or about a 3-5 minute boat ride. Deerskin Lake is great for fishing, boating and water skiing. The famous Eagle River Chain of Lakes has public landing less than 1 mile away for those interested in extended water travel on 28 connected lakes.
Boat/ Transportation Policy:
Upon arrival we will meet the guests at the shoreline landing and boat them to the island, where they will be oriented to the homes and the property. After orientation, we will leave.
Guests have three choices for transportation and boat usage while they are guest at Eagle Island.
1. No boat usage:
Guests will be transported to and from Eagle Island at the beginning and end of their stay at no charge. Guests will stay on Eagle Island for their entire stay, or guests use their own boat for all transportation.
2. Ala carte boat usage:
Guests will initially be transported to Eagle Island at the beginning and end of their stay at no charge. Each requested trip in/out is $10 for the first trip of each day of their stay, and $25 for each additional trip that day.
3. Boat rental:
Guests may rent our pontoon boat at $100/day. Please check local boat rental options at Boat Sport, Heckels, The Toy Store and others for options and rates. We are generally considerably cheaper.
Eagle Island has been the home to pairs of eagle for decades. They live in a large nest next to the log cabin. Their nest is about 8 feet wide and weighs about 1000 pounds. They have babies in the spring – usually 1 or 2. Guests will see them around the island and the lake as they hunt and hang out. Their squeal is unique and very recognizable. They are protected and must, by law, not be disturbed.
We also have deer visit us. Now a doe and her 2 fawns are guests.
Island Living and Concierge Services:
Being apart and having seclusion and privacy are some of the priceless features of island living. However, we recognize that anything that gets out to the island is carried and transported there. Sometimes, it can be a hassel.
We would be glad to offer our Guests a concierge service, where we would shop for you and bring the items to your cabin. The refrigerator could be full when you arrive, or we could bring out things during the course of your stay. You do not have to leave the island if you do not want to. We try to give you the best of island living without most of the hassels. We charge $25 per shopping trip.
Eagle Island is not available for fraternity parties, bachelor (bachelorette) parties, concerts or large gatherings unless otherwise approved (there have been weddings on the island). The island is best enjoyed by families or groups of families who want great accommodations, fishing, boating, swimming and privacy together.
Eagle River is about 6 miles away, Rhinelander and Minocqua are an easy drive and fun day trip. You have both the seclusion and privacy of the island and the “bright lights” of the city very close.
Parking is available for 20 vehicles on our shoreline lot.
Additional information and pictures available.
- 650 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Smoking Allowed:
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Events Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Claw foot tub/shower in Log Cabin. Shower in Boathouse.
Kitchen & Dining
Concierge services available upon request. We will shop for groceries, liquor and other items and deliver them to your cabin. You may have this service to start your vacation or mid-term. You do not have to leave the island if you do not want to. We charge the cost of the items purchased plus $25....moreless
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Lake View:
- Beach View:
- Hunting Small Game
- Ice Skating
- Hunting Big Game
- Jet Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Roller Blading
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Recreation Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Eagle Island is located in Deerskin Lake, in Eagle River WI. Eagle River is located in Vilas County, which has 3100 beautiful northwoods lakes. The area attracts tourists from Milwaukee, Chicago, the Twin Cities, and all surrounding areas of Wisconsin. Illinois and Minnesota. The area boasts great fishing, hunting, gambling, boating, swimming, hiking, skiing, camping, site-seeing, antiqueing, dining and shopping. Eagle River is 6 miles from the island, while Minoqua, Rhinelander are easy drives of 25 to 50 miles. Eagle Island is about 1500 ft from the shore landing area, where visitors can park up to 20 cars. Deerskin Lake is about 320 acres and has excellent northwoods fishing for pan fish, walleyes, bass and muskies. Deerskin Lake is close to the Chain of Lakes (38 connected lakes) in the Eagle River area. Boating is superb. The Nicolet National Forest starts at the west end of Deerkin Lake. The forest is beautiful and remote with 650,000 acres for hiking, camping, snowmobiling and many natural activities. Incomparable....moreless
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wow - what a week!
wow - what a week!
This was exactly what we were looking for -- a place to check-out of the hustle and bustle of work for a week of rest and relaxation. Our teenagers loved having the deer and eagles around, and it was not unusual to see them a couple of times each day. With the cool and wet spring in northern WI, we were concerned that the water might be cold during mid-June, but it was as warm and refreshing as Rick had said it would be. The property was rustic, yet well maintained, clean, and servicable. During our stay, Rick and his team were very helpful in making sure that we had everything we needed, and went above and beyond to make sure that we enjoyed everything about our week on the island. The calm and peaceful water was a real treat, and there were many days where it was only us and a few other fisherman on Deerskin Lake -- so finding a place to ski or sit in the sun was very easy to do. Rick described the location very accurately in our discussions about the island itself. He was prompt, courteous, timely, and fair during the entire process -- answering our questions well before we went and representing the property accurately -- very professional and easy to work with. The town of Eagle River is a short drive from shore, and St Germain and Minocqua are well less than an hours drive for anyone wanting to "run to town" for an additional excursion (putt-putt, go carts, etc) -- but why would you want to leave? We'll definitely be back to the island, and would recommend it for anyone wanting to "get away from it all".
- Guest randy n.
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 07/01/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.
We found the perfect get-away on Eagle Island! Our sons had a great time exploring on the island and watching the deer & fawn, fish, loons, & 5 baby squirrels. Can't describe how cool it was for all of us to sit out on the deck and see what we called "the show" every morning. The eagle's nest was right next to the cabin and every morning we could see the eagles bringing food to the baby eagles and hear the eagles calling to each other. The eagles would fly right over the deck and even roost in a tree within easy sight of us. An amazing and beautiful start to the day! We pre-arranged rental of 4 kayaks and a stand-up paddle board (Ed from WI River Outfitters timely delivered & picked up from the shore lot). The lake was very clean and quiet when we were there; all boat traffic was very courteous. The cabin really exceeded our expectations. It was immaculate, and newly and nicely furnished. One of our sons has allergy issues but had NO problems at all in the cabin. Beds were comfortable; bunk bed frame was nice and solid. The cabin was well stocked with like-new appliances and dishes/cookware. I really appreciated all the help that the owner gave us. We had never been "up north" with our family and had never used the VRBO web site. The owner guided us through the rental process with emails & phone calls and was very prompt in his replies and patient with all of our questions. We loved Eagle Island and will never forget this vacation!
- Guest Fam4 (Madison, WI)
- Date of stay 06/10/13
- Review Submitted 06/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Amazing Family Vacation!!!!
Amazing Family Vacation!!!!
This is truly a unique experience, having our own private island was a dream come true. My family and I contacted the owner the evening before we wanted to rent the property. The owner was beyond accommodating. He continued to check on us during our stay, returned our deposit promptly, and called to follow up with us after our stay. Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and condition of the pontoon boat we rented, and the cottage. The home is small but beautiful and well cared for, with all the amenities you'll need for a great getaway. The cottage has a huge deck overlooking the lake and situated perfectly under the nest of 2 bald eagles (with babies!). In addition the lake itself is VERY clean, quiet and great for swimming.
- Guest Ally H (Orland Park IL )
- Date of stay 08/09/12
- Review Submitted 08/15/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Boathouse: $300/night - only rented to same party who rents Log Cabin. Plus taxes Log Cabin: $350/night with 7 night min, weekly $2200 Plus taxes Both units must be rented to the same renter, not separately to multiple renters. Damage Deposits - Boat - $300, Cabin/Boathouse - $750.00 Rates may change for holidays. Cabin & Boathouse Cleaning fee - $100.00/unit. $750 down with accepted reservation, balance due 45 days prior to arrival. Cancellation fee No refunds Unless Rerented For Same Rate and Time
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: The Meiers own Eagle Island and rent it to 'select' guests who will treat the island, the wildlife, the eagles, our property and our neighbors with respect. We look for guests who will 'leave it as they found it' - no 'Animal House' types need apply. We have improved the homes on the island for our family and friends. Now we are renting to guests who can enjoy what Eagle Island has to offer. We are available to help you have a great vacation that you will never forget.
Why the Owner Chose Eagle River:
Renting an island for a vacation is like no other kind of vacation. Eagle Island offers superior recreational activities, privacy and seclusion, proximity to the services of Eagle River all on a parcel that is unique and will create lifelong memories of your stay there.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Private lodging, hiking, swimming, fishing and relaxing in one of the great vacation areas in the Midwest. Great accomodations. and services. Come see!.
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Eagle Island and Deerskin Lake
Approaching Eagle Island from shoreline lot.
Baby eagle in nest above log cabin. Head turns white as they mature.
View of Boathouse from island. Note bridge which allows winter access.
Living area in boathouse. Totally remodeled. Set up as a studio apartment.
Boathouse bath and shower.
Log Cabin with new deck overlooking the north end and lakeshore.
Deck off of the Log Cabin.
Kitchen in log cabin.
Great room in log cabin. Deck in background.
Bunk beds in 2nd bedroom of the Log Cabin.
Boathouse. Many beautiful windows for great views of the lake and the eagles.
One of the Bald Eagle residents of Eagle Island. Taken from deck of Log Cabin.
Eagle, with dinner, on shore of Eagle island.
Boathouse 70 feet into Deerskin Lake, connected to island by piers and bridge.
Pathway to Boathouse.
Kitchen in Boathouse.
Lighted pathway to Log Cabin.
Log Cabin and deck
Deck on Log Cabin perched over hillside looking at lake.
Kitchen and Dining in Log Cabin
Bedroom in Log Cabin.
Bath in Log Cabin
Fall is exquisite on Eagle Island. Great color and tempertures.
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