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Summer is Here!

Mother and her ducklings in front of the dock of The cottae



Summer has finally arrived in the Northwoods. We’ve had a tremendous amount of rain which has really helped the level of the lake. With the late spring, spawning has been slowed. The bluegills are almost done and the crappies have moved into the weeds near the shoreline.

Walleyes have moved into that 10′-12′ range in the weeds. Evenings are the best time to catch a nice dinner. Northerns are aggressive as always.

Quite a few fawns have been spotted along with young ducklings and other birds.


Fishing off the end of the dock at The Cottage on Big Sand Lake

Fourth of July activities are right around the corner. Summer is going to be in full swing in no time. It is time to reserve your week and start making those great Northwoods memories. We have some weeks available yet. Call now to reserve your Northwoods memories.

We are now located on a 4-wheeler trail. You can access Vilas and Forest County trails from The Cottage.

It’s not too late to plan for your 2017 getaway.

We are already booking weeks if you have a special week in mind. Now is the time to reserve.


Special Events:

8th Annual Scarecrow Fest in Phelps is September 16th, 2017

Cranberry Fest in Eagle River is October 7th and 8th




Fall News

Summer in winding down and fall is knocking at the door. The days are getting shorter and leaves have a tint of color to them. Hunting season is just around the corner along with some of the best fishing of the year. This was a great summer. The weather was nice, fishing was good, and… Continue Reading

Spring is around the corner

Well Spring is here! The snow is melting, geese are heading North, maple sap is running and the lakes are starting to open up. The ice is sketchy right now. we’ve had lots of rain and warm weather. recently we’ve had some cool nights which should help the ice hold on a little longer. Check… Continue Reading

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