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Turtle Flambeau Flowage Family Retreat with Bar/Fall Special!!!!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

If you are looking for that ideal getaway for your family and friends, NOW IS THE TIME! WE ARE RUNNING A FALL & EARLY WINTER EVENT AT A REDUCED RATE OF $2,000 PER WEEK FOR NEW BOOKINGS SEPTEMBER 15 - DECEMBER 15 OF 2017 SO YOU CAN COME AND ENJOY OUR FALL COLORS, COMMUNITY FESTIVALS, AND HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NORTHWOODS! If you're looking for a great Summer getaway to enjoy playing in the sand, swimming at the beach, paddling, boating and some of the greatest fishing the Northwoods has to offer, this is the place! Evenings, relax along the shore by the light of the campfire, or challenge each other to a game of pool or foosball as you gather in the private bar. In the Fall, come to enjoy the breathtaking colors in the Northwoods, ride the ATV trails, and enjoy fishing, and bear, deer, and bird hunting. Fall offers the opportunity for some great trail riding with amazing fall colors, and grouse and deer hunting with 1,000's of acres of public land nearby. Winter offers a scenic landscape, ice fishing, and some of the best snowmobile trails in Wisconsin. After a long day on the ice or trails, enjoy snuggling by the gas fireplace or in the game room, or take a hot bath in our over sized whirlpool tub...this year round vacation destination offers the ideal place for your friends and family to create memories and reminisce, year after year.

Our luxury accommodations include six bedrooms with queen beds, two spacious living areas with full kitchens and cozy living areas with gas fireplaces. Each private bath has a two person hot tub and shower, and the adjoining bar offers the perfect place for cocktails, fish tales, and games. Evenings, enjoy star gazing by the light of the campfire along the 1,200 shared feet of sandy beach frontage. Take a dip on those hot steamy days, or enjoy communing with nature as you meander along the scenic shoreline.

Fishermen and nature lovers, it doesn't get any better than this! The flowage boasts over 19,000 acres of water and encompasses nine lakes, three rivers and several creeks, all pristine. There are numerous scenic islands, many with sand bars and space to dock and picnic. The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage offers peace and solitude in the wilderness. And for those looking for something 'wild', you will find some of the greatest adventures fishing here in these waters as you pursue your limit of walleye, musky and pan fish. The roaring rapids of the Flambeau River offer an angling experience that is unrivaled, and calm area streams beckon to trout. You'll find the landscape is our sincere hope that your first vacation here will begin the journey of memories created in your 'home away from home.'

For a smaller group or a romantic getaway - contact us for information and rates to rent part of the cabin during non peak seasons.

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Property Manager
Jody DeLasky
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2017

About Jody DeLasky

My husband, Wes, and I live in Northern Wisconsin. We vacationed on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage with a group of friends and we later found this property was available to purchase. At one time The Fort Flambeau was a bar and restaurant with an attached living quarters. Since then, we have renovated the cabin to accommodate a large group. This single cabin has two living rooms, two kitchens, and a total of six bedrooms, and it is ideal for your family and friends. The original bar has been restored and offers the perfect place to hang out and play games. We enjoy the fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and ATVing the area has to offer, and it is our hope that you will come to visit and will enjoy making your memories year after year at the fort.

Jody DeLasky purchased this lodge in 2003

Why Jody DeLasky chose Wisconsin

We chose to buy on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage, called 'the crown jewel of Wisconsin', to enjoy nature. This location offers the opportunity to swim, fish, boat, snowmobile/ATV, and enjoy breathtaking scenery and nature in its purest form. We love the fishing and boating and the vast waters and scenic islands. The flowage is truly a place of wonder.

What makes this lodge unique

The fort offers two spacious living areas with full kitchens, and gas fireplaces. Each of the full baths has a two person whirlpool tub and shower, and the adjoining bar is the perfect place to relax, tell fish tales, and play games. There is a deck for grilling, and you are just a stone's throw away from the sandy beach and boat landing.


Butternut Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Queen size Beds (6), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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Turtle Flambeau Flowage Family Retreat with Bar/Fall Special!!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

GREAT place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Love the's quaint and has plenty of room for a large group. The bar/gameroom is a huge plus and the sandy beach is fun for the kids.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your trip. We love the game room and bar, too. Thanks again for staying!
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A Fort filled with fun

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group (8 adults and 7 kids) stay at the Fort in August. It was perfect for our group, specifically the kids (ages between 2 to 8). Right out in front of the house is the swimming area. There is a small area of beach, and a roped off swimming area. The kids were also jumping off the dock for fun. In front of the swimming area is the burning pit which we used at night to make smores. Also, there is a large green space behind the house with monkey bars, a slide, and swings.

The house itself was excellent. It had two large living space areas and also the game and bar. We rented a pontoon boat too, and this was excellent for seeing the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. There were eagles, loons, ducks, and one night we even spotted an otter swimming around by the dock. The fishing was slow the week we were up there, but we still managed to catch some smallmouth and pike.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

LOVE the Fort

  • 5 of 5

My family has been going up to the flowage since the 1930's. Now that my parents have passed we have tried to keep up the tradition and have taken the kids (and now grandkids) to the Fort. It couldn't be more perfect for a Northwoods vacation.

Modern sleeping arrangements combined with the classic bar area make it perfect for a large group. Absolutely perfect spot on the flowage and an ideal location to have people spend a week hanging out fishing, swimming, hiking and such.

Couldn't recommend it more.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. I LOVE to hear it's part of a family tradition and I hope you can make fond memories year after year. Best wishes to you and yours, and thanks again for taking the time to comment.
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Plainfield, IL

Perfect place for your family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time staying at the Fort Flambeau and it was everything I hoped for and more. Cabin was very clean and equipped wonderfully. There were plenty of things to do for all ages. Great beach and playground for kids, fishing and bar for grownups. Lake itself is fisherman’s haven; it’s very peaceful and plenty of places to fish. Just be careful swimming around the islands, there are a lot of tree stumps under the water. Overall, completely thrilled with our stay. I would absolutely recommend this place to friends and family, and will return again!! Everything was PERFECT!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and all went well...we have enjoyed many a weekend there, ourselves, and we love the peace and serenity and the great fishing and boating on the flowage, not to mention the swimming! Thanks for taking the time to post your review...hope to have you come again soon. Best wishes. Jody
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Realy cool place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place is Realy Cool! The bar, with pool table, fooseball, TV and fish mounts, is a authentic 1940s nothwoods fishing resort tavern. The best part it is a private bar for guest use only. We had a large group and it was very comfortable with the bar being a great gathering place. The whole place is new on the inside with nice furniture and well equipped kitchens.

This place is the remodeled main lodge of a resort, The Fort Flambeau, and all the cabins are now privately owned. There is a private beach, boat ramp and dock on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. Get a map of the flowage since it is so big it is easy to get lost on it.

We have stayed in the summer and winter and the winter can be great too. Ice fishing and snowmobiling are good and if the snow is light you can still have great conditions snowmobiling on the flowage.

We plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to send a review in....we love the fort and love hangin' out at the bar, fishing, swimming and boating. It's a great location and has something to offer all seasons. Thanks, again, and hope you book again with us soon. Best wishes. Jody
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Car: recommended

This property is located on the famous Turtle Flambeau Flowage, with 19,000 acres of pristine fishing, boating and sightseeing, and with 60+ scenic islands. This location is within an hour of Mercer and Minocqua, less than 2 hours from downhill skiing, and offers direct access to ATV and snowmobile trails. This is truly an all seasons getaway destination.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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