Wonderful 4 Season vacation spot. Perfect for families or friend groups.
Our beautiful home is located on Smoky Lake- which is a quiet, family-friendly lake with excellent fishing and swimming and very few rental opportunities. Our 3 bedroom, 2 bath, lake front home is outfitted with new furnishings, bedding, kitchen equipment, etc. Check out our pictures to get a good feel for all the home has to offer.
Smoky Lake (a 600 acre lake with depths over 70 feet- straddles the Wisconsin/Michigan border about 25 minutes north of Eagle River, WI) is known for its crystal clear water, beautiful shorelines and breathtaking surrounding landscapes. Smoky is a local favorite known for excellent fishing (with lots of small mouth bass, nice bluegills, and the occasional musky). Note that the lake straddles Wisconsin and Michigan border but is mostly in Michigan. The Wisconsin DNR site only describes the piece of the lake that is in WI - thus it understates the lake size by at least a factor of 3. Most of the homes on Smoky Lake are hidden from view behind trees- which gives you a feeling of being immersed in nature when you are out on the lake.
Smoky Lake is a peaceful, family-oriented lake with many long term owners who treasure it. Our home comes equipped with a one person kayak, a two person kayak with rudder, a stand up paddle board, a canoe and 7 new life jackets of varying sizes. There is a public access boat ramp nearby that you can use to put in your own boat (which you can then park at our private dock). Or, there are several local businesses that will deliver a pontoon or other boat rental type or jet skis to our lake and pick up when you are done. We recommend Bubba's Boats or the Rental Shack who will deliver boats right to our dock- but there are others as well if you google "boat rentals" and make a few phone calls. It is best to reserve boats in advance because they can run out at busy times.
We have a great deck overlooking the lake that is equipped with table, chairs, tiki torches, and a new gas grill. We also have a fire-pit surrounded by colorful Adirondack chairs which overlooks the lake. Our private dock has a built in bench for enjoying your morning coffee or afternoon adult beverage of choice. Our kids love catching fish after fish right off the dock. The dock also has a new swim ladder to make it easier to jump in and out of the lake.
The house is perfect for families and comes equipped with board games, kids books, DVDs, wii/wii games, toys and a pack in play. The master bedroom closet is huge and empty and can serve as a nice sleeping room for a baby/child in the pack-in-play (nice for quiet naps) and/or younger kids in sleeping bags.
Important notes: As is common in the North Woods, Smoky Lake has spotty cell reception- so we have a landline phone in the home for your use. This is also an area without access to broadband internet (people come here to getaway from all). We do have satellite internet service which is great for email and google searches- but please know that satellite internet is speed and data limited so not ideal for streaming media or other uses that demand a lot of data and/or speed. We like to tell our teenagers they are going to need to go get in the kayaks and breath some fresh air instead. :-)
Our home is also 1/2 mile away from Big Sand Lake Golf Course and Club for the golfers in your group.
There are many excellent trails in our area as well. We love the crushed gravel Conover-Phelps Trail which has a trail head on County K in Phelps and runs about 8 miles into Conover through the forests. We also enjoy the paved bike trail in Land o'Lakes which is pretty flat. The middle section leaving from Black Oak Lake parking lot and heading west is off road and best for younger bikers. The Three Eagle Trail which runs from Eagle River to Three Lakes is also quite beautiful!
In winter we are right on the network of hundreds of miles of snowmobile/snow shoeing/cross country skiing trails (in MI and WI), 20 miles from Ski Brule and ice fishing out the back door. Warm up by the fireplace when you are all done.