"We had high hopes when we booked our stay at this property on Island Lake. Before we booked it, we spent a significant amount of time searching Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan for a cabin that would meet our needs. We were looking for a place that could sleep two families (4 adults, 4 young teenagers) comfortably. Plus, we wanted a place that had plenty of acreage, privacy, good fishing, good swimming and proximity to a town (for groceries, etc.). This cabin seemed like it might be a good fit. We were a little unsure as to whether there would be enough space for two families and whether the lake would really be all that swimmable, but we booked it anyway.
I am happy to say that this place met and completely SURPASSED all of our expectations.
The cabin is not overly fancy but it is very comfortable, well-kept, big and immaculate. It was just what we were looking for. The owner had it well stocked with everything you could possibly need (from electric frying pans for a pancake breakfast to roasting sticks for marshmallows and hot dogs to binoculars to get a better view of the eagles and loons). There was tons for the kids to do (paddle boarding, canoeing, swimming, fishing, etc.). Plus, it's only a 10-15 min. drive to the town of Wausakee for groceries.
Our week at the Island Lake cabin was one of the most relaxing, idyllic, enchanting weeks we've had with our kids in years. We swam every day (for hours on end!). We canoed. We caught fish. We went on mountain bike rides and hikes. We read books. We played board games. We watched the sun rise over the lake. Most of all, we marveled at the wildlife God created all around us. We saw deer frolicking in the lake at dusk. We listened to the haunting calls of the loons in the morning. We watched a bald eagle "fish" 10 yards in front of us - grabbing its prey from the clean lake waters while we floated lazily on tubes. We saw deer, turtles, frogs, fish. We heard coyotes and owls howling and hooting. And we saw bugs flitting here and there in the twilight - from the comfort of the over-sized screened-in gazebo.
Essentially, we enjoyed a perfect family vacation.
So, all of that said, I can wholeheartedly recommend this property with no caveats. And I can't wait to go back someday!!!"
Guest: Amanda C.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 31, 2016