This is the one and only guest cottage on our property, which we adore but are rarely able to visit. As such, it gives you access to a very private dock, two kayaks, a lakeside fire pit, a fishing boat, a lawn golf set and other toys we're happy to share.
Built in the '90s, the cottage is bright, cozy and modern. It's an open layout, with no interior walls except around the spacious bathroom. You'll have access to a landline phone, WI-FI, cable TV, a gas fireplace, a microwave, and other amenities.
But by far the biggest selling point is the generous stretch of lakefront (166 ft.) you'll find here for your private enjoyment. Just sitting in one of the cushioned chairs on the dock, watching the eagles, herons, loons, otters, ducks and other wildlife go by... It's hard to put into words how glorious this little corner of the world can be.
If boating is part of your plan, the dock can easily handle your fishing or pontoon boat. Or use our aluminum fishing boat with our oars or your motor. With 1,100 acres of water, the Shishebogama/Gunlock lake chain is great for fishing, cocktail-cruising, sailing and kayaking. (We like to kayak from our place to the Black Bear Bar.)
The level frontage and sandy shoreline make it a great spot for little ones to play in the water and also afford easy lakefront access to anyone who might have trouble with steps.
While the cottage is only about a third of a mile north of HWY 70 (and 6.5 miles west of Minocqua), there is very little drive-by traffic. It's a residential neighborhood with hardly any rental units. We have year-round residents living on both sides of us. So this is most definitely NOT a party place. It's important to us, as well as to our neighbors, that our guests act like good neighbors and respect the rights of others.
If all this sounds appealing, we would love to have you stay at the Loon's Nest. We predict that if you do, you'll come back again and again.