The Musky Inn on Big St Germain Lake Featured on Discovery Chnl Epic Bar Builds!

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Last updated: 11/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Inquire about the adjoined South unit offering similar features. listing number 648770 Please call or email any questions or to check availability.

The Musky Inn is a historic 110 year old log lodge, rumored to be the oldest building in St. Germain. The lodge sits on the shared property of Deer Run resort. The Inn faces west for spectacular year long sunsets and lake views. The property features the rare find of level frontage to a beautiful beach with sand bottom & shallow access to the lake for great swimming. Huge pier for all your water toys.
The Musky Inn can be rented several different ways:
* the South unit features 5 bedrooms & 4 full bathrooms.
* the North unit features 5 bedrooms & 3 full bathrooms.
* three additional bedrooms can be ' floated ' to either unit for an additional cost.
The listing here highlights the 5 bedroom set up referred to as the Nouth unit. Please call or email questions about the 8 or 13 bedroom set up or the Sorth unit half of the lodge, if the week you prefer is already booked.

The lodge has been completely and lovingly restored over 2014. Everything is newly updated, but retains the up north charm & simplicity that vacationers seek. You will be sharing the breathtaking pine woods setting with roaming deer, singing loons, spectacular eagles, ducks & their ducklings. Bring a few bread crumbs along and your children will have an afternoon of fun feeding the eager babies.
The added bonus, not found anywhere else in the area, is a jaw dropping outdoor deck/patio/covered private bar that will be featured on discovery channel's new show 'Epic Bar Builds'. In the yard you will find a fire pit for your evening marshmallow roasting & storytelling. Walk a few more steps & you find a children's play area, beach, 3 docks, fish house, volleyball court, & basketball hoop. Inquire about a new 14' alumnacraft fishing boat for rent.
Inside you find a spacious great room/ dining room with ample seating for all: gourmet kitchen & pantry stocked with all of your dining & cooking needs: full laundry: satellite tv/ dvd/ blu-ray, HUGE THEATER ROOM WITH 10 FOOT HD SCREEN, wi-fi, stereo: 3 full bathrooms: heat and air conditioning!
We have striven to furnish every amenity that you may need, so that when you leave your driveway, no worries will follow and all of your vacation needs will be met and exceeded during your stay at the historic musky inn. Can't wait to see you there!

The prices quoted are for the 5 bedroom set up.
* add $750 per week for the additional 3
Upstairs bedrooms.
Please call or email with any further questions. We are ready to help you have the vacation of a lifetime.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/06/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 21 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The Musky Inn is the perfect setting for children of all ages....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 double

    lake view main floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    woods view main floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    Full bath, washer & dryer attached: main floor: single bunks...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 double

    sitting/reading nook. Full bath next to room: upstairs ...moreless


Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double sink: main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    washer and dryer: main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • All bathrooms have been updated with modern amenities as of 2014. Don't forget to bring your own bath towels & toiletries, including toilet paper....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please remove all trash and recyclables to the bins located in the main parking lot. Do not leave trash outdoors, as the Northwoods animals will surely enjoy the feast & not bother to clean up after themselves. Please bring trash bags with you for your week with us. Our septic system is brand new & there is not a garbage disposal in the sink. Please use the provided strainer when cooking and cleaning to prevent food from going down the drain. Please do not flush feminine products down the toilet. Thank you for your cooperation. Please before the end of your stay with us, sign the guest book. Also please feel free to share any suggestions for improvements you may have for the next time you plan your vacation with us. We want to provide you with an exceptional experience....moreless


  • Music Library:

    Hook ups for your music and devices....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish network...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose surround system in theater room, stereo in great room....moreless

  • Television:

    2 entertainment areas: 46' HD Flat screen located in the great room with Dish network. FULL THEATER ROOM IN BEDROOM 3. 10' HD PROJECTOR, BOSE SURROUND, AWESOME KIDS ROOM! SLEEPS 6!!!...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Hook ups available to both entertainment areas....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Level frontage to The Deer Run Resort shared beach. Sand bottom with shallow depth approx. 50 ft out. A perfect setting for small children. 3 shared docks. Swimming area restricted from boat traffic....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Just 4 minutes away from the town of St Germain, where you can pick up groceries, great food and drink, & of course, ice cream from Cathy's....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Stunning lake views from almost every room in the Inn, as well as from your attached 20' x 25' deck, furnished with cushioned deck chairs and tables for your lounging pleasure....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Breathtaking sunsets & spectacular star gazing from our west facing lake lodge. One of a kind outdoor bar/patio 20' x 25' covered by a Pine Log overhang, as seen on Discovery Chnl show Epic Bar Builds...moreless

  • Resort:

    The Musky Inn is independently operated as part of Deer Run Resort. Beach, docks, fish house, volleyball court, basketball hoop are all shared amenities....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    The Musky Inn/ Deer Run Resort is situated right along the BoBoen snowmobile and cross country skiing trails....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Situated on the east shore of famous Big St. Germain Lake. Beautiful and stunning scenery during all seasons. Just steps away from the lodge to the lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Custom made dining room table on wheels, a second four seat table by tv, and a four seat service bar, and outdoor seating on the deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 15 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer in unit....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    More like a great room with kitchen, dining, entertainment, tv, ping pong, stereo...moreless

  • Parking:

    On site and room for all the trailers and toys. Please park in the area designated for unit 5 or in the large overflow lot near the volleyball court area....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer in unit....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    A coffee maker is available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All of your common dishes, flatware, glassware, cooking pans, utensils etc are there for your use. Please upon your departure, run the dishwasher....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher in the kitchen. Please bring detergent....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Newly refinished & updated kitchen with a breakfast bar with stools for casual dining. Kitchen is part of the great room area and has a TV so the cook won't miss the big Packer play of the game....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New microwave with many programmable features....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas oven....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    North unit has a refrigerator/freezer with built in ice machine and a second fridge right next to it....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stovetop with grill and flat top feature....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Fishing boat $500/ week 2 stand up paddle boards $250/ week Bennington 22' pontoon boat $1100/ week please inquire for availability ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    HUGE decks, front and back. Covered bar area lakeside (bar area is shared with the South unit, see other listing to rent both units)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge fire pit lakeside-firewood available for purchase at nearby businesses...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    grill is charcoal- ( not provided )...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Late
Oct 2 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$250 $325
Fri, Sat
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$650 $700
Fri, Sat
Winter 2017
Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $425
Fri, Sat
Early Spring
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Late Spring
May 1 - May 20, 2017
2 night min stay
Memorial Weekend
May 21 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$300 $500
Fri, Sat, Sun
Early Summer
Jun 1 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 24 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

Special Late Summer
Aug 19 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall Early
Sep 4 - Oct 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$300 $550
Fri, Sat
Fall Later
Oct 15 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 9.5%


During the peak season, May through September, a deposit of 50% is due at the time of booking, an additional 25% is due 60 days prior to your stay, and the final 25% plus taxes is due at check in.

If a cancellation is made greater than 180 days prior to your stay, a full refund will be issued.

If a cancellation is made less than 180 days prior to your stay, a $250.00 fee will be charged. If we are able to re rent your week stay, a full refund, less the $250.00 fee, will be issued. If we are unable to rent your stay, the deposit will be forfeited.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 11/06/2016
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Musky Inn Backyard Bar : private for guests only
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
St Germain Golf Club & 19th Hole Par 3 / Mini Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
hwy 70
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lakeside: Fibbers & Clearview Supper Club
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Metres
Nearest Beach
Out the back door! Deer Run Resort Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Grew up in Wisconsin and currently live in De Pere, WI.

Why the Owner Chose St Germain, WI, USA:
My family had been dreaming of a north woods home for years. Every year our extended family vacationed in the Hayward, Minocqua, & Door County regions but never felt like the place had everything we needed or was big enough for everyone. We knew that we were not the only family with this issue, so we set out to find a place that encompassed everything: We miraculously found this at The Musky Inn: location, space, amenities, and history.The location is ideal: Thousands of lakes surround you, yet you are close to Minocqua, Woodruff, St Germain & Eagle River that have all the amenities of a nice small town.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The lodge's size and history made this an easy choice for our current renovation project. It is one of the most beautiful locations and buildings in the north woods. Make sure you read the history of the Musky Inn beginning with the dream of a French physician Amadee Chabrison.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/06/2016

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  • lakeside


  • kitchen/great room

    kitchen/great room

  • porch lakeside

    porch lakeside

  • bedroom 2
now has a king bed in it

    bedroom 2 now has a king bed in it

  • bathroom with washer and dryer

    bathroom with washer and dryer

  • main bathroom

    main bathroom

  • upstairs bedroom 5 : now updated with a full bed

    upstairs bedroom 5 : now updated with a full bed

  • Entry


  • lakeside bar
shared space with other half of Musky Inn or rent the entire Inn.

    lakeside bar shared space with other half of Musky Inn or rent the entire Inn.

  • upper bath

    upper bath

  • front aerial

    front aerial

  • blue winter sunset

    blue winter sunset

  • great room tv area

    great room tv area

  • dining table great room

    dining table great room

  • bedroom 1

    bedroom 1

  • bedroom 3/ theater room
now has 2 sets bunk beds : single over full

    bedroom 3/ theater room now has 2 sets bunk beds : single over full

  • main bathroom
tile floors 2 sink vanity area

    main bathroom tile floors 2 sink vanity area

  • upstairs bedroom: now updated with a
dbl bed and a queen

    upstairs bedroom: now updated with a dbl bed and a queen

  • upstairs nook/day bed reading area

    upstairs nook/day bed reading area

  • front deck entry, screen porch will be added to left by june 2015

    front deck entry, screen porch will be added to left by june 2015

  • one of 3 piers

    one of 3 piers

  • bar


  • north side lakeside deck bar

    north side lakeside deck bar

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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