Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Secluded, Peaceful Lakefront Chalet Nestled In The Heart Of The Northwoods

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Sleeps 10

This property is perfect for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family vacation. A drive down gravel roads will take you to this stunning setting, which overlooks the beautiful and serene Kentuck Lake, where eagles and loons are plentiful.

Kentuck Lake is known for great muskie, walleye, smallmouth bass and crappie fishing and is ideal for water sports. This property has 135 feet of lake frontage, but feels like 500 feet with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest bordering the property to the north. Kids love the abundance of pan fish that can be caught right off of the pier, as well as the swimming raft and sandy swimming area nearby. There is a large fire pit overlooking the lake with a western view of northwoods sunsets and if you're lucky a view of the northern lights. A beautiful wooded hiking trail between Kentuck Lake and Spectacle Lake is accessible from the doorstep.

The home is a chalet-style, with 2 bedrooms on the first floor (one bedroom with a queen bed, the other with bunk beds {twin over full}), and a loft with a queen bed and bunk beds (twin over full). There is also a sleeper sofa (sleeps 2) in the living room. A large, wrap-around deck overlooks the lake and is the perfect gathering place for families at meal time, with a table that seats 8.

So whether you're relaxing in the adirondack chairs at water's edge, sunbathing on the raft, catching crappies off the pier, toasting marshmallows as the sun sets, or watching the eagles soar over this magnificent lake, you are sure to have an unforgettable stay!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


Phelps Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

50% Complete
37% Complete
12% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Secluded, Peaceful Lakefront Chalet Nestled In The Heart Of The Northwoods
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

This is a beautiful, clean, quiet, and spacious cabin

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to call this place a cabin because cabins generally do not have all the amenities of home. This place has everything you could ask for in a Northwoods cabin and more. A group of 4 of us stayed here in early March to ice fish. It was so nice to have the space to spread out all of our belongings and not be crowded . We could have easily fit a few more comfortably. Everything in the cabin was fairly modern and worked well. The beds were very comfortable and there was sufficient seating.

Booking was such a breeze. The owners were very easy to work with and seem to be very genuine. There were no questions that we needed answers for. Instructions were sent promptly and it was as smooth as could be. Nothing better than getting to a cabin that is already warm!! The cabin is decorated exactly as a northwoods cabin should be. Beautiful Knotty pine and very warm feeling!

Although the boat landing is not easily accessible from the cabin in the winter, (even though it is only a block away), it is only a 17 minute drive away. It was not a big inconvenience, The driveway is a bit steep as are all properties in this area. Not a problem, just need to take it slow. There is a large flat turnaround area halfway up the driveway that fit three trailers easily.

We absolutely loved this place and are looking forward to booking again next year!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We love to share our cabin with people who appreciate the beauty of the Northwoods as we do. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back next year! ~ Matt and Kris
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful property, but some cleanliness and upkeep issues.

  • 3 of 5

Overall we had a very pleasant experience and really enjoyed staying at this cabin. The cabin itself was a reflection of what an "Up North" cabin should extension of it's surroundings. Beautiful knotty pine woodwork, natural wood-burning, field stone fireplace, and nicely decorated throughout. The view of the lake through the large patio doors and cathedral windows was breath-taking. The cabin was well-appointed with all the comforts of home except there could have been more seating area in the living room (only had seating for 4 people) and some end tables / coffee tables would have been nice. The two downstairs bedrooms were very comfortable and good-sized. The upstairs loft sleeping area was very large, but the mattresses on the beds left something to be desired. One of the upstairs beds was nothing more than a cheap box spring and mattress laid on the floor. There were some concerns especially with up-keep and cleanliness. We had to clean the microwave and refrigerator before we would use them, the carpeting in general in the living area / dining area looked dirty and had several burn holes close to the fireplace and the bathroom floor appeared stained / dirty. There were cobwebs with dead bugs trapped in them throughout the house especially in the windows. The deck / porch spaces surrounding the house were beautiful, large, and well-furnished, but again the furniture and gas grill were very dirty and also covered with cobwebs / bugs. There were motion sensor lights on the front porch, but they did not work so we were often coming back in the evening to total darkness. Neither the indoor fireplace nor the outdoor fire ring were stocked with firewood - we had to haul it ourselves and where it was stacked was not at all convenient. It should also be noted that there is a fairly steep stairway involving approximately 50 steps to get down to the lake...this is where the outdoor fire ring was located so hauling firewood was really a pain to haul down there. The boat dock was very nice and the lake supplied wonderful fishing...tons of good-sized pan fish and some nice bass (we did not fish for Northern or Muskie). Overall the upkeep and cleanliness really distracted from what was otherwise a very positive experience. On a scale of 1 to 10 (ten being the best rating) I would rate this property as a 6. If it were cleaner and better kept up I would have given it a 8 or 9.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ron, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you saw the beauty in the home and appreciated the serene up north surroundings. We are very sorry that there were some upkeep issues and will be promptly addressing this with our maintenance team (we have not been up to the cabin since July). Being in the middle of the national forest, it is difficult to keep up with those cobwebs, but we will certainly make a better effort. We hope that if we make some of the suggested improvements that you would consider staying with us again in the future. Again, we are sorry that your stay was not 100% satisfactory and we are grateful for the feedback. Sincerely, Matt and Kris
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1

This is a lovely, comfortable cabin in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

The description of this place on vrbo is very accurate. The cabin is very nice and comfortable and nicely decorated. The sleeping spaces are wonderful. We had our 3 children with us and they had plenty of room to spread out when needed but loved hanging out in the loft to lounge around and play games.

The property is beautiful. We did catch tons of fish once we figured out the best place really was a right off the peer (no need to cast far out). The kids ended up just using a stick with some line and a hook, it was so much fun. We didn't find the sandy swimming area until the the last day but so lovely. Go right from the peer around the edge of the lake. It is hidden behind the reeds.

We did both hikes that the owners recommended, which were both great. Wear swimwear if you go to Spectacle Lake. It has a really nice swimming area. More detailed directions to the Franklin Lake Nature Trail would have been helpful, as it is several miles off of 70. Service is spotty so we couldn't map it. We did find it though and it was gorgeous.

You are pretty far from town at this place, so come prepared with your groceries. You won't really want to leave once you get here! Eagle River is cute though. We did eat at Soda Pops in town which was fun but pricey for what you get. We also had the fish fry at The Nutty Squirrel. Great place with a very friendly atmosphere.

We went to Bond Falls in MI one day (about 40 miles), which was stunning. We stopped in the town of Phelps on the way back and had the BEST ice cream at Sweat Treats and more.

The owners and property manager were really helpful and responsive! The grill was out of gas and Jay (property manager) came over right away. Thanks for sharing your home with us! We loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Lovely home for family fun.

  • 4 of 5

Our family of eight had a wonderful time! There was more than enough room and we could even all fit on both the indoor and outdoor dining areas. We saw multiple deer but much more exciting to us was the many eagle sightings! The lake was equally good for opening up the boat motor and peaceful kayaking. The kitchen was well stocked but could use a few more pans. Jay the property manager was really nice both times we needed him and took care of our bee problem. We had a great time down by the camp fire we had every night and there was plenty of wood just as promised. The hiking trails were wooded and beautiful. We especially liked the 2.5 mile Spectacle lake trail. Thank you Matt and Kris. You will definitely be on our list to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheila- Thank you so much for your kind words. We're glad you loved it as much as we do! And thank you for the suggestions... we will surely look into making any needed improvements to keep our guests happy. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you back! Sincerely, Kris and Matt
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

If you dream of a an up north cabin this is it.

  • 4 of 5

This was no cabin. We called it our log cabin lodge. Spacious, secluded, roomy and just as the pictures portrayed. Sunsets are beautiful, as are the Eagles.

We had a great time this summer of 2016.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill - We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you will consider renting from us again! Sincerely, Kris and Matt
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

A definite first choice!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean and cozy, very comfortable! The deck is a great place to relax and watch nature. It is well maintained as is the walkway down to the lake. There are plenty of well groomed trails to walk. Inside and out, a true slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim- We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back some time! Sincerely, Matt and Kris
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Rates & Availability

Phelps Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 29 2017 - Sep 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

You might like these similar properties