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Eclectic "Old School" Cabin in the Northern Highland Forest

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The Loons Lodge is part of a small 'quaint resort' called Lake Rest Cabins that offers 3 well furnished cabins overlooking beautiful Little Spider Lake in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin. We are located in the Northern Highlands State Forest minutes north of Minocqua Wisconsin.

The Loon's Lodge has both the charm and appeal of the old resort cabins with the modern amenities that make your stay very peaceful. Satellite TV-Washer and Dryer makes your stay one of great memories. WI-FI is included along with a portable 11000 BTU Air Conditioner (summer only of course) makes this a fantastic place to enjoy.

The Loons Lodge was the first cabin built on Little Spider Lake in 1919. Since then it has undergone several updates and now features an eclectic mix of historic and modern interiors and furnishings. The original fieldstone fireplace and original hard-wood flooring in the living room reflect the historic charm, while the enclosed back porch features a fantastic lake view along with a queen size futon. With a king and a queen size bed in one bedroom and a queen size bed in the other, this spacious cottage can accommodate 6 to 8 people comfortably. Additionally, the cabin features a full kitchen, large dining room, two full bathrooms,one of which has been totally remodelded and a laundry area in the basement, and a private deck with a fantastic view overlooking the lake. We offer amenities such as coffee- A large Weber charcoal grill -some spices and a fully furnished kitchen to make you stay as relaxing as possible.

Little Spider Lake is a 236 acre lake that is home to musky, northern, walleye, perch, bass, and blue gill. There is an abundance of eagles, loons, a variety of ducks and blue heron and you may even see an occasional black bear, coyote, wolf, or fox. The lake is great for all types of water sports such as fishing, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boating.

The beauty of the north woods and breath-taking view of Little Spider Lake make Lake Rest Cabins the perfect destination for relaxation, while the area offers recreational activities and diverse attractions for the entire family. Lake Rest Cabins is the perfect vacation setting for you, your family, and friends.

Check out our other rentals listed on VRBO - Jim's Hideaway Listing 188534 and Baron's Bungalow Listing 364796

Keywords: Cabin,Cottage,Lodge,Bungalow , Casita,Little Spider Lake,Boulder Junction, St. Germain,Arbor Vitae,northwoods

More Details

Linda Korsch
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Linda Korsch

Pictured above is a group enjoying the fire ring adjacent to the cabin. We enjoy entertaining our guests!

Linda Korsch purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Linda Korsch chose Arbor Vitae

We purchased this property in 2003 along with another cottage called Baron's Bungalow and turned the property into a small resort called Lake Rest Cabins. The property was purchased from my father, Jim Steiner, and previously was called Jim and Fran's cottages.

We continue to make changes to the cabins such as: laminate flooring in the kitchen/new tile flooring in both bathrooms, AC in living room, WI-FI, Blue Ray DVD, an Ipod docking station!

What makes this cabin unique

The Loons Lodge is truly a 'North Woods' cabin and still has the old charm of a rustic cabin but also has been updated with all of the amenities that you can enjoy today. We consider ourselves 'care takers' of this secluded resort area and want to share it with those looking for a sense of peace and quiet.


Arbor Vitae Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Secluded back bedroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Futon on porch, full futon in living room
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Private pier, row boat, canoe and paddle boat. Outdoor fire pit overlooking lake


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Simply Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was seriously overdue, and Ken and Linda did not disappoint us with the Loons Lodge! Beautiful setting on crystal clear Little Spider Lake was perfect for our family getaway. The cabin was clean and well stocked with linens and kitchen utensils, and any supplies we needed were either on site or a quick phone call away to the owners. The washer and dryer were an added bonus (we had a little one of ours walk into the lake with his clothes on!), as was the complimentary firewood provided to us upon arrival. Kids loved fishing off the dock, and we loved hanging out around the campfire at night!

Thank you again for having us, we loved our stay and look forward to being back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The space was perfect and we loved the lake.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Loon Lodge, 2 bedroom with 3 beds and 2 baths. Very spacious and clean. We were able to bring our dog which was great! The cabin is rustic style but very updated. Our Wi-Fi went in and out the entire week but we did have direct tv. Very close to town and restaurants. Clear Lake lots of fish!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Resort!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well maintained resort! Very hardworking owners willing to do anything to make your stay great! Sad that other renters have trashed some of their generous amenities. Bugs, Pine pollin, dead fish in the lake- that's just the Northwoods! If you don't like those things, than God's Country is not for you!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our intent is to give our guest a private, peaceful and relaxing retreat to either recharge and relax or to share wonderful lifetime memories with their families.
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Onalaksa, WI

Wouldn't Be Summer Without Lake Rest Cabins

  • 5 of 5

We just spent our 6th year in the Loon's Lodge at Lake Rest Cabins. Our yearly visit to Lake Rest Cabins is now a family tradition with our two adult children and their growing families when they can join us. The Loon's Lodge easily accommodates 3 generations under one roof, but is still cozy even when it's just my husband and I. Linda and Ken are the perfect hosts, the cabin is perfect with personal touches, and Little Spider Lake is perfect with not being busy or crowded with too many speed boats zooming around. Retreating to Lake Rest Cabins is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate. Can't wait for next year! It just wouldn't be summer without our yearly visit to Lake Rest Cabins!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so look forward to your return visits and are so pleased to share our accommodations to families for making happy memories and also love hearing about your favorite experiences. Linda and Ken
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Great Up North Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at both Loons Lodge and Baron's Bungalow and both have been fantastic trips. I celebrated my engagement at Barons in the Spring and my fiance's 30th birthday at Loons in the Fall. It really is a special place for us. Great anytime of the year, we love Lakerest cabins!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so happy to be able to provide a great destination for making special memories. Linda and Ken
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Argyle, WI, USA

Don't miss a chance to stay here!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our two young adult sons and two of their friends, spent an excellent two weeks at Loon's Lodge. Our boys couldn't stay the whole time, but the cabin was big enough to house all of us without feeling cramped. We even had our golden retrievers along -- still not too cramped. The cabin is beautiful in an authentic, woodsy way, extremely clean and well-stocked. We have been renting cabins for over 25 years and this was the most well-stocked place we've been to (including firewood, linens and towels, kitchen utensils/supplies/spices, and even a washer and dryer with soap and dryer sheets). We loved the indoor fireplace and outdoor firepit with lots of wood. The deck by the house is great for morning coffee and grilling out. The lake is beautiful and clear. We were able to snorkle and see the bottom (about 15'). The dock is a wonderful place to spend the day with just enough sun and shade. We enjoyed using the lake toys and raft. Linda and Ken were the perfect hosts. They seemed to know how much to check in but also gave us our privacy. One of our biggest concerns was how close the neighbors would be; we both work with people so our vacation is our chance to be with each other and not spend time socializing. There were three different couple/families in the cabin next to us and all were friendly but respectful of our desire for privacy. The absolute only downside for us was that fishing was not very good -- hard to tell how much the record hot summer impacted fishing and it was late August. We saw large musky - they just didn't want what we were serving. The sunfish are abundant and tasty though. You will not regret booking some time at Loon's Lodge.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a wonderful stay and thank you for the nice review. Now if only we could get the fish to bite. Linda and Ken
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Woodruff Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Marty's Supper Club
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Trout Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 51
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Marty's Supper Club
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Winter Park - Minocqua
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Crystal Lake State Forest

Horeshoe pit -

On site, pontoon boat, jet ski and boat motor rental. Contact Jeremiah Johnson at 920-642-3882 for reservations.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $99

Check in: 3:00 p.m. Check out: 10:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.