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Brandy Lake Getaway near Minocqua-Woodruff Beautiful All Year

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Please use the "Request to Book" for more information about this charming 3 bedroom private home (cottage, cabin) which sits on a quiet part of Brandy Lake located just north of Minocqua. All year long the view is fabulous! Enjoy the lake from the deck or fish from the dock. Close to shopping, dining, golfing, hiking, biking, cross-country ski and snowmobile trails. It is the perfect location for a family vacation any time of the year.

Brandy Lake is 110 acres of pure water enjoyment. Great for water sports and fishing. The fisherman in the crowd can plan on catching Musky, Pike and Bass, and maybe even an occasional Walleye.

Brandy Park is nearby with a beautiful sandy beach with a lifeguard during the summer, tennis and basketball courts, a skate park (including ice skating rink in the winter), year round disc golf course and lots of room to play. Swimming is good at the property although aqua shoes should be worn as it can be a bit weedy past the dock. There is also boat docking but boats need to be launched at the public boat launch.

Relax and enjoy this beautiful part of the Northwoods.

Keywords: Lake, lake house, Kid Friendly, Water Sports, Snowmobiling, XC Skiing, Resort, Cottages, Lakefront, Lakeside, Private, Disc Golf, golf, vacation rental, cabin, boating, fishing, bike trails,

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Louise Braya
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Louise Braya

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Louise Braya purchased this house in 2005

Why Louise Braya chose Wisconsin

When our children were younger for many years we would always spend a week or two at the same lake cabin, where we would dream of owning a place of our own. We have many fond memories of this time. As the pictures show, this cabin is a work in progress and has become our dream cabin. It sits on a quiet part of Brandy Lake located just north of Minocqua. Winter, spring, fall or summer the view is just beautiful. Brandy Lake is great for water sports and fishing and close to everything including shopping, dining, golfing, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobile trails. We had been vacationing in the area for years and truly enjoy all the 'up north' scenery and activities. We are happy to be able to have the opportunity to let others make their wonderful memories as well.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy staying here as the location is the best of both worlds. We are near the 'action' with all the different amenities close by, yet this part of the lake is peaceful enough to enjoy the wildlife [i.e. the loons, deer and eagles]. Its a short walk to Brandy Park for the little ones to play at the life guarded beach. Brandy Park also has a fun Disc Golf Course our grandchildren love.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a amazing trip, the rental was great- clean had and updated kitchen. Beautiful view and close to town
Jan 2017
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Woodruff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath.
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom has a trundle bed and a queen hide-a-bed.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is a queen futon in the lower level familyroom.
  • King size bed (1) Master, Queen size Bed (1) Bedroom 2, Trundle bed (2 twins) and queen sleep sofa in bedroom 3. Queen futon in the lower level recreation room. Also a full size hide-a-bed in living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Brandy Lake Getaway near Minocqua-Woodruff Beautiful All Year
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Green Bay, WI

annual gathering

  • 5 of 5

Friends and I rented this for our annual gathering. I read and read again the description and was hoping it was as advertised. It was even better! The cabin was well stocked with things we brought along not expecting to find. The hot water never seemed to run out even after multiple people showering. Everyone had space to sleep. It was roomy, and even with neighbors close, it was quiet. When our checkout time arrived, no one wanted to leave yet.

Honestly, the only two things that we could say weren't perfect were the smell coming from the outside garbage can that apparently hadn't been emptied, and that the fire pit was pretty full of ash which was wet and made it hard to get a fire going the first night.

Really easy to give this a five star rating and we've all agreed we'd look at renting it again if we come back to the area. Thanks much for a great vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. As far as the garbage was concerned, we are sorry you had a problem. Normally, our neighbor behind us takes it our for us when no one is there, however, we just found out he was ill and unable to. Regarding the wet firepit, unfortunately it is down by the lake, so when the lake is up or we have had rainy weather it can have water in it. This normally only happens in the spring.
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Ski weekend in the frozen north

  • 5 of 5

Overall, we were very happy with the house. We were up for a couple of nights of socializing and good company, and a day skiing at Minocqua Winter Park, and the whole experience was great. The location is beautiful, and very convenient to town. If we had any complaints (and they're minor), it's that the bedrooms tended to be very warm if the living room was comfortable (turn down the thermostat before bed), and that there were no hand towels in the bathrooms. When they said "no towels", I guess that's what they meant...

Nevertheless, we were incredibly happy with the house, and the whole experience.

Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. As far as the heat situation is concerned, thank you for your suggestion. We have not quite figured out what to do about the problem. Because the thermostat is on the first floor, if guests use the fireplace it also tends to heat up the upstairs while the lower level can get quite cool. We have a number of extra heaters on the lower level to help with this, but are always looking for ways that would help.
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Madison WI

Family fun and relaxation for 8

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised at how clean and well stocked this cottage was. There was plenty of beds and sofa sleepers to accommodate our crew of 8 + extra. Beds were comfortable. Everything we needed was there including fans, kitchenware, marshmallow sticks, pudgy pie makers and much more. It was only 1-2 miles to walk/bike ride into Woodruff. There was lots to do nearby to keep 6 teenagers occupied: tennis, biking trails, volleyball, shopping, go carts. We were able to rent a boat for skiing and tubing on Brandy lake. Brandy lake had plenty of fish to catch as well. The lake is quiet and relaxing if that is what we wanted too.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! So glad that your family enjoyed your week's stay in the area.
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New Glarus, WI

Great Girls' Weekend

  • 5 of 5

5 of us stayed for my girlfriend's 50th birthday. Laughed so hard we thought we would die. Could not have been happier in a 5 star hotel. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at our "special place".
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Mount Horeb, WI

Great property, Very clean, Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week on Brandy Lake at this property. The lake was quiet, the fishing great and we were provided with a dock, canoe and rowboat. The house was large, VERY clean, had new appliances, bathrooms and carpeting. The owners provided us with everything we could need and more. The kitchen had more pots pans and utensils than I do in my own. The Northwoods Management staff was very helpful and attentive. The only thing that we would have changed was the cable tv that was available. There were only about 8 stations, and if it had rained all week we might have needed something for the kids. To their credit though, there were about 30 playstation games, as well as tons of board games, plenty of movies, books, etc to keep them busy in the event of inclement weather. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review and are happy you enjoyed our "special place".
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The home was very family friendly. We have a 3 year old son and packed a bunch of his toys but when we got in the cabin, there were so many toys and things for him to do that we didnt even have to unpack his things! Even a bunch of kid movies!It was very clean, and had all the amentities of home and more. We also saw a black squirrel, a deer (5 ft away), and an eagle that landed right a the shoreline. It was a WONDERFUL very memorable vacation! The Fishing was great as well... We would definitely go back... Thank you for opening up your beautiful cabin for renters :) the only thing missing would be the movie The Great Outdoors!!!! Lol! Thank you so very much for a wonderful vacation spot!!!!! Very private clean and fun!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Woddruff/Minocqua Airport (Very Small)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Timber Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
State Routes 51, 47 and 70
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Perkins, Culvers,
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Minocqua Winter Park
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Brandy Lake Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Brandy Lake Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Minocqua/Bearskin Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Raven Trail by Clear Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Madeline Lake Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Lumberjack Show
Nearest Point of Interest
Dr. Kate's Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Wildwood Wild Life Park/Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Snowmobile Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike Trail Hub
Car: necessary

Near Brandy Lake Park and Lac Du Flambeau Casino. There is a canoe and fishing boat for use by guests. The public boat launch is approximately 1 1/2 - 2 miles from the cabin. The Lake is a Full Recreation Lake. Biking, XC Skiing, and Snowmobile trails are nearby. Weather permitting, ice fishing is great on Brandy Lake. Brandy Lake Park has a year round disc golf course along with a beautiful beach area (with life guards in the summer), tennis and basketball courts, skate park and play and picnic area.


Rates & Availability

Woodruff House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 4 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 9 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $165
Tax Rate 9.5%

The rate is per night for 6 persons over the age of 5 plus $15 per night per person for any additional persons. State and Local taxes are not included.

NOTE: Summer stays are Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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