Lac Vieux Desert Lake Front Cabin


Entire cottage hosted by Shane

5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bathroom
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Nice 2 bedroom cabin only 10' from the lake front. The 700 sq ft cabin, remodeled in 2019, has no shared frontage so you will enjoy a private dock with two fire pits & a great exposure for beautiful sunsets. Fishing is great with muskies, northern pike, walleye, crappie, perch, and bluegills. The cabin is fully stocked w/the essentials you need as well as Dish Network TV service & internet service. For the ice fisherman or snowmobiler, the cabin is right at the water's edge making access easy.

The space
Our cabin has a pretty interesting history. The property goes back a long time but its first dance with history was during the prohibition era. The property at the time was owned by the Sbarbaro family, a family noted for being Chicago bootleggers and undertakers. They were actually the undertakers to the Chicago mob with famous clients Dean O'Banion, Vincent "Schemer" Drucci, Hymie Weiss, and Mike Merlo. The property was eventually sold and became part of Duke and Lu's Resort. Its most famous guest was Wisconsin Senator Joe McCarthy, the originator of the "red scare" as he sought to identify post WW2 communist infiltrators.

For the property itself, the cabin was at one time a tool shed for the Sbarbaros before being upgraded where it became the lakeside "honeymoon cabin." It is located right on the lake with easy access to Vilas County snowmobile trails which cross the middle of Lac Vieux Desert.

We also have a 20' pontoon boat on site for rent. We only rent to guests at our location. Rental is $175/day with a minimum 3-day rental or a whole week for $850. Please inquire about availability.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable/satellite
Patio or balcony
Long-term stays allowed

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4.67 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews


Where you’ll be

Phelps, Wisconsin, United States

The cabin is on 4,300 acre Lac Vieux Desert, a clear water northern Wisconsin lake that currently holds the record tiger musky catch. Our cabin is within easy driving distance of Eagle River, Land o Lakes, and Phelps. Nearby attractions include Bond Falls waterfall, the Lac Vieux Desert Casino, the Pauling Ghost Light, and many golf courses. Fishing off our dock in the summer months can be outstanding but the lake has many good spots to fish.

Hosted by Shane

Joined in March 2016
  • 18 Reviews
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Father of 2, baseball fan and avid fisherman.

During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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