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5 Lakefront Cabins & 6BR Home with a Great Sandy Beach - Perfect for Families!

Bedrooms 18
Property type resort
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Come Relax and Enjoy the Northwoods at our Peaceful Resort!

Five charming lakefront cabins and a 6-bedroom house on crystal clear, calm, and pristine Rest Lake (part of the Manitowish Chain of 10 connecting lakes). The wooded property has beautiful sunsets and lake views with 800 ft. of lake frontage, docks for your boat, and a sandy beach. Use our canoe, rowboat, paddleboat, and life jackets free of charge! This is a great vacation spot for families, with nearby mini golf, go carts, horseback riding, bike trails, hiking trails, wildlife park/zoo, water ski shows, canoeing, and kayaking. View deer, birds, fox, loons, turtles, ducks, and other wildlife. This property is great for large groups or multiple families vacationing together. Open early May through early October. In the prime summer months (mid-June through mid-August), we rent from Saturday to Saturday (no weekends). In other months, other options (including weekends) are available. Our cabin availability varies by week so please contact us for full details. No pets allowed.

Sipping Deer Cabin - 3BR/2Bath

Fish Tail Cabin - 3BR/1Bath

Laughing Loon Cabin - 2BR/2Bath

Pokey Turtle Cabin - 2BR/1Bath

Bear Spot Cabin - 2BR/1Bath

Cardinal's Point House - 6BR/2Bath

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, House

More Details

Property Manager
Jack Gleason or Sheilah Wasielewski
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

Why Jack Gleason or Sheilah Wasielewski chose Manitowish Waters

We chose to buy this property because of the quaint charm of the Northwood's. Rest Lake is one of the calmest, most beautiful clear lakes in the area, and the sandy beach is perfect for swimming and lounging. The sunsets over the water are incredible. The area is so unique - relaxing, tucked-away, and surrounded by wildlife, wildflowers, and enormous trees.

What makes this resort unique

Free use of the canoe, paddleboat, rowboat, and lifejackets make the chain of 10 lakes accessible for anyone.


Manitowish Waters Resort Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • resort
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 42
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Sipping Deer - Bathroom#1 - toilet , shower
    Sipping Deer - Bathroom#2 - toilet , tub
    Fish Tail - toilet , shower
    Pokey Turtle - toilet , shower
    Laughing Loon - Bathroom#1 - toilet , shower
    Laughing Loon - Bathroom#2 - toilet , tub
    Bear Spot - toilet , shower
    Cardinal's Point - Bathroom #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cardinal's Point - Bathroom#2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 42
  • Sipping Deer - BR#1 - 1 double
    Sipping Deer - BR#2 - 2 twin/ single
    Sipping Deer - BR#3 - 2 twin/ single
    Fish Tail - BR#1 - 1 double
    Fish Tail - BR#2 - 1 double
    Fish Tail - BR#3 - 2 twin/ single
    Pokey Turtle - BR#1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Pokey Turtle - BR#2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Laughing Loon - BR#1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Laughing Loon - BR#2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bear Spot - BR#1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bear Spot - BR#2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Cardinal's Point - BR#1 - 1 queen
    Cardinal's Point - BR#2 - 1 queen
    Cardinal's Point - BR#3 - 1 queen
    Cardinal's Point - BR#4 - 1 double
    Cardinal's Point - BR#5 - 1 double
    Cardinal's Point - BR#6 - 2 twin/ single
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
sandy swimming beach; free use of paddleboat, rowboat, canoe, & life jackets; fishing pier


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5 Lakefront Cabins & 6BR Home with a Great Sandy Beach - Perfect for Families!
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

Very Relaxing Stay - No frills

  • 4 of 5

A long overdue getaway. Very peaceful and we were glad we were the only renters this particular weekend as the property hosts several cabins and a house so the common areas are "shared". I admit we were happy to be alone for the majority of the time. Lovely little beach just steps from our cabin with nice picnic tables and gorgeous sunsets. We could easily load the kayaks from the sandy beach. The brick outdoor fireplace/grill is showing significant signs of wear but we made it work for a little campfire and it did just fine for smores and roasting hot dogs. We also brought our own small grill which is a good idea if you want more reliable grilling just outside your cabin. The cabin is clean and no frills bordering on a little tired. But our bed was comfy so no complaints on that. I think these cabins could be really charming with just a little effort and modest improvements like comfier chairs and things like that. The weather was cool so we used the little furnace and it worked just fine. The surrounding area is the best with truly wonderful bike trails, lakes, parks, hiking, kayaking, restaurants and so forth. No TV or radio - so bring a radio if you want music. We did and enjoyed it. We were able to get a cell signal but inconsistent data feed - which was ok. This wasn't an issue for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

My favorite place

  • 5 of 5

I've spent 1-2 weeks every summer here for the past 25 years (give or take). When I close my eyes and imagine my favorite peaceful spot in the world, I am sitting on the beach at Red Feather, listening to the lapping water and soaking up the warm sun. It is a perfect place for families to spend quality time together - away from the distractions of modern day life. The site is beautiful and the management is great. We spend our time swimming, fishing, sailing, boating, catching crayfish and toads, building sand castles, watching stars, and walking in the woods. Rest Lake is gorgeous and connects to a chain of beautiful lakes.

The cabins have plumbing, electricity, full kitchens (fridge, microwave, oven, stove, toaster, coffee maker, etc), screened windows/doors, and basic furnishings. Bring your own towels and sheets. There are no TVs - which is perfect for this place. There are two beaches for the resort and multiple docks. The resort has row boats, paddle boats, and a canoe free for your use. The beach has plenty of lounge chairs and an outdoor grill. There is a nice path through the woods that starts at the cabins. The resort is very close to the new paved bike trail. It is a short drive to many fun activities - including waterfalls, hiking, canoeing/kayaking, biking, go-karting, horseback riding, Wildwoods Wildlife park, a ski show, Bingo night, and rummage sales. It is a 10 min drive to the grocery store and 15 min to the library.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mundelein, Il

Outdoor Adventure

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I stayed at Red Feather and really enjoyed ourselves. The stars at night are out of this world! There are all kinds of boats to go out on the water and the sandy beach cooled us off after a day in the sun. The room was clean and everything we needed. There is a wide array of restaurants in the area and all the people were really friendly. We plan on going back again later this year.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Munster, IN

Rest on Rest Lake!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Red Feather for almost 10 years. You truly get to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of nature on the beautiful lake and surrounding areas. The kids/grandkids have a ball playing on the sandy beach, swimming in the lake, or safely playing on the resort grounds. It is a wonderful place to go to escape the busy routine of city/suburban life.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

A "little piece of heaven." That is what I would call Red Feather Lodge on beautiful Rest Lake in the Manitowish Waters region of northern Wisconsin. If peace and serenity is what we need in our busy, hectic lives, then this is the place to find it! My wife and I found nature in its complete freedom to enjoy and experience - a wonderful refreshing lake with gorgeous sunsets and spectacular starry night skies. Simple, complete and totally comfortable accomodations help make Rest Lake true to it's name. I was at home and on an exciting, wonderful vacation all at once. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington Heights, Illinois

I Recommend Red Feather to my friends

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at Red Feather for many years. We have recommended it to friends, who have also returned for multiple visits. I love being in the woods with all the necessary comforts of home. The pictures can't possibly convey the beauty and peace of this place. Owners seem to always be adding more conveniences to help make our stay pleasurable.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Manitowish Waters, WI
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Ironwood, MI
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
100 yards - has its own sandy swimming beach
Car: necessary

Cabin is in a woodsy, lake front, beach front setting close to the quaint Wisconsin town of Manitowish Waters. It is on a calm large lake which is connected by a channel to 10 other beautiful lakes. Manitowish Waters has an ice cream shop, coffeeshop, jewelry shop, scrapbooking shop, grocery store, bank, and a few other fun shops. The larger tourist town of Minocqua is a 25 minute drive. It has a movie theater, mini golf, a petting zoo, horseback riding, go carting, and other attractions. The area is great for families, boating, hunting, fishing, swimming, biking and hiking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

2017 Rates are as follows for each unit: (10% tax will be added to all reservations)
- Sipping Deer (3BR/2Bath) - $145/night or $975/week for up to 4 people
- Fish Tail (3BR/1Bath) - $120/night or $795/week for up to 4 people
- Pokey Turtle (2BR/1Bath) - $120/night or $795/week for up to 4 people
- Laughing Loon (2BR/2Bath) - $120/night or $795/week for up to 4 people
- Bear Spot (2BR/1Bath) - $120/night or $795/week for up to 4 people
- Cardinal's Point House (6BR/2Bath) - $305/night or $2,100/week for up to 8 people

Extra overnight guests are $25/week or $5/day.
Deduct $150 per cabin from weekly rates for rentals in May, May 27th through June 3rd, September, and October.

Advance non-refundable deposit of $150 per week, per cottage and $250 per week for the Cardinal's Point. Balance is due upon arrival. We accept cash and checks but not credit cards.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.