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5 Star Resort Cottages on Lake Minocqua; Walk to Downtown!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,440 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Come see the best the Northwoods has to offer!

**** See our other listing too- #906129****

An elegant Lakefront property tucked away in a tranquil setting, yet close to everything - all set up with privacy in mind. With only steps to downtown Minocqua shopping (antique and otherwise) and walking distance to great dining, you won't need to drive anywhere to enjoy a great Minocqua vacation.

The Hill House Cottage is named after the Hill Family, who were owners of the property back in the late 1800's. This cottage, newly built in 2002 for the B and B Resort, is decorated English Country with darker woods, wonderfully comfortable and exquisite furnishings and a gas fireplace. With 2 private bedrooms, each has an extra-soft queen bed so deep you almost need a platform to climb up, and 2 great full-size baths with one having a whirlpool tub for 2 and a separate shower.

The main floor of the Hill House Cottage includes a romantic bedroom accessed thru french doors, living room with kitchenette, dining nook, and has a 10x30 brick patio overlooking Lake Minocqua with your own patio set and gas grill. The lower level has a very large bedroom complete with sitting area and a full bath with large shower.

For the budget-minded, a second, smaller cottage on our property is available. The Guest House is a one-bedroom unit which is a smaller version of the Hill House and more economically priced and is shown on listing #906129 and in photos here #8-12.

The Guest House (listing#906129) is a one Bedroom unit, 16x30 feet of relaxation, with Queen Bed, Fireplace, Kitchen with granite counters, Gas Grill and beautiful arbor-covered private patio.

All the amenities you could think of have been included here - like 35' TV's,DVD/VCR's, stereos, coffeemakers in each suite, highest quality linens and accessories - and of course we have WI-FI! - for an ultimate Northwoods Cottage stay.

HIGH SEASON: Bike or Hike the Bearskin Trail right outside your door with 20+ miles through beautiful woods and over lakes on an old Railroad Line. Since we are on beautiful Lake Minocqua, jump into the canoe, kayak or paddle boat right on the property. Rent the pontoon for a long, lazy afternoon on our chain of 4 lakes. Or just sit out on the piers (with fishing pole or not), docks or decks and enjoy the beautiful view including some of the most spectacular sunsets .... glass of wine anyone?

LOW SEASON: Winter in Minocqua is a true wonderland! Ice-fishing; Cross Country Skiing; Downhill Skiing; Skating; and of course, Snowmobiling - all available within steps of your door!- and of course, shopping too!

Ask about our great low season rental rates for extended periods!

Cottage or Guest House are Resort Rental only - Maid Service is available during stay for a nominal fee and included at checkout. Guest House is available for shorter stays - email or call today!

Keywords: Resort, Cottages, Lakefront, Lakeside, Romantic, Private, Secluded, Lake Minocqua,

More Details

Lori and Ron Sill
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Lori and Ron Sill

This photo was taken at Disney World - one of our favorite getaway places!

Lori and Ron Sill purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Lori and Ron Sill chose Minocqua

First and foremost, Ron's parents had been coming here for 50+ years, so Ron has also since a wee child. We semi-retired after selling our business in Illinois so it was the next logical step. And most importantly, Minocqua is the most beautiful area in the whole State of Wisconsin! What gorgeous beauty in the Northwoods, on the 1000's of Lakes here in this area and the Friendliest people anywhere. It truly is paradise!

What makes this cottage unique

As a first-class accomodation, we offer unparalleled customer service (a national award winner); our property is on Lake Minocqua's 4-lake Chain so you can enjoy the waterfront while sitting on one of many docks or on our boats available for guest use & rental. Our location is walking a short block to the Downtown Shoppes and Restaurants or the 26-mile Bike/Hike Bearskin Trail or sitting out on your private patio Cooking on your Gas Grill and enjoying another spectacular sunset. You really could leave your car parked the entire vacation!

Guestbook comments from the owner

(from Guest Comment Card) - Great place - great hosts. You thought of everything!
Aug 2009
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Minocqua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , This is XL Master Bath - exquisitely decorated!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , A full 3 piece bath with high end finishes
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is an XL Master BR- room for cot or crib for child
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a XL SUITE, allows for 'privacy' if needed
  • Queen size Beds (2) One Queen bed in each 'suite' area (when sleeping more than 2)., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is downstairs in the second 'suite' area.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
In-town location - walk to restaurants, shopping and bike/hike trail. Kitchenette on main level, and full kitchen on lower level.


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5 Star Resort Cottages on Lake Minocqua; Walk to Downtown!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Great property and Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ron & Lori Sills property for a week and loved it. The cottage leaves nothing to be desired. The master bedroom is of 5 star quality with a very comfortable bed and large on-suite bathroom. The kitchen is complete with top notch appliances. Ron and Lori were most accommodating and did everything to make our stay enjoyable. We will definitely return at some time.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave and Cathy: Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we really appreciate the kind words and the review itself always helps our placement on vrbo too. We do hope to see you both back here again in the very near future! Ron & Lori Sill Sill's Lakeshore Inc.
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Best stay in Minocqua

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding accommodations, super clean, very comfortable and quiet.

Best of all are the owners Lori & Ron, it's like staying with old friends. We wouldn't consider staying anywhere else. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW!! Thanks more than I can's always so fulfilling when guests show such appreciation. We are really touched by such kind heartfelt words, thank you.
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Phoenix, AZ

Fall Enjoyment

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hospitality by the hosts and beautiful facilities for your enjoyment.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Joe & Linda - we hope to see you back next year!
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Excellent Facility - Excellent People

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed here numerous times in the last ten years and have never been let down. The facilities are wonderful and we enjoy the owners. We recommend it to all our friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Crosse, Wi

Sill's Lakeshore Resort

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing at Sill's resort for the past 5 years. We would recommend it without hesitation. Our visits there always provide a perfect blend of hospitality and privacy. The grounds and accommodations are wonderful. Ron and Lori know and love the area, so they offer great suggestions and recommendations for eating, hiking, and sightseeing.

The location of Sill's resort is incredible! You are footsteps away from downtown Minocqua and the Bearskin Trail. Located on Lake Minocqua, you are surrounded by beautiful views and fascinating history.

On our visits, we have stayed in both the Guest House, and Hill House Cottage. Both are lovely, welcoming, and comfortable.

We are already making plans for our return visit. Sill's resort holds a special place in our hearts.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pete & Deb: Thanks - you touched our hearts! Lori & Ron
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Vacationed here with my husband & mother. Decor is beautiful & very comfortable. The grounds are walking distance to town & right on the lake. You can sit outside & enjoy the view & all the beauty of the north woods!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen: Thank you so much for your nice words. I really appreciate them and they help our listing too! Have a good winter. Lori Sill
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
The Vine
Nearest Ferry
190 Miles
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Timber Ridge Golf
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Wausau, Wisconsin
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Minocqua Winter Park
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Torpy Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Bearskin Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Minocqua
Nearest Point of Interest
Mincoqua BATS ski show
Car: recommended

IceFishing, Snowmobiling and Snow-shoeing in a beautiful winter wonderland.




Additional information about rental rates

Boat Rental - Daily $185 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%

All above rates based on Double Occupancy - additional charge per person over 2. Please inquire for details, we are happy to give quotes immediately. Thank you for looking!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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