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Local Attractions

Minocqua, Wisconsin and the Northwoods of Wisconsin are home to many unique, quaint and off-beat businesses. Catering to every crowd, our resort is in the perfect location to experience all that Northern Wisconsin has to offer from outdoor recreation to indoor amusement. 


Just a 10 minute walk from downtown Minocqua, our resort is centrally located along the Highway 51 corridor with easy access to Arbor Vitae, Rhinelander, Eagle River, Boulder Junction and many more historic locations in Northeast Wisconsin. Feel like taking a day trip to Lake Superior or heading north to Canada? With our weekly rentals, you can plan an entire Northwoods vacation while staying in a comfortable, cabin atmosphere with modern amenities such as a fully-stocked kitchen, 4-season sun-room and resort-wide WiFi.


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Dining in the Minocqua, WI area is a treat in and of itself. From the best breakfast in the Northwoods at The Northern Cafe to the unbeatable suppers at the Plantation Supper Club, there's something for every foodie in your party. Downtown Minocqua boasts one of the finest Greek restaurants in northern Wisconsin, the Island City Cafe with fresh hummus and superb made-from-scratch soups.


Going out a little past bedtime? Head to the Thirsty Whale, the Yacht Club or the Minocqua Brewery for excellent food AND drinks. Feeling sophisticated, The Vine has exactly what you need. And if fine dining is your thing stop by The Boat House which sits right on Lake Minocqua. Make sure to ask for Ashley, the best waitress in town (also my daughter)! 


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kids riding horses up north

Northern Wisconsin is full of great outdoor adventures like horseback riding, go carts, mini golf and most recently zip lining! Home to the Lumberjack show, Beef-a-Rama and the Cruiser Fest, Minocqua has events all year long. Take the kids to the Wildwood Wildlife Park or on a bike ride down the Bearskin Trail.


Have you ever rode on a jet-ski? It's about time to give it a try. Visit Wave Rentals to rent a boat, jet-ski or other water toy this summer and dock it at one of our boat slips. Feel like a little indoor water adventure? The Waters of Minocqua has a huge family waterpark with indoor/outdoor slides. 2020 marks the Min-Aqua Bats 71st year running. Watch the ladies and gents perform a live ski show three nights a week on Lake Minocqua (the best seat is actual on the beach of our resort property).

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downtown minocqua buildings

Downtown Minocqua is home to boutiques, bakeries and the best fudge shop this side of the Mississippi! Spend the day browsing through antique furniture, handmade jewelry and unique Minocqua apparel at any one of the specialty stores available here. Just a 10 minute walk down the Bearskin Trail, downtown Minocqua is a must see for any guest staying at our Northwoods resort. Ooh, and don't forget about the Sushi!


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fishing reels

Our resort is prime location for all things fishing. We have direct access to one of the largest chain-of-lakes in Wisconsin, the best fishing spots in Minocqua (so say the locals) and tons of businesses that cater to the fisherman's needs such as Kurt's Island Bait Shop. We also have year-round fishing events such as our personal "Biggest Fish Contest" for the kiddos. Broken up into 4 age brackets, our contest is a favorite for all guests who stay with us during the summer. 

The Minocqua Chamber of Commerce has great information on all things fishing. And if you're around when the 60+ year annual Muskyfest is going on, we highly suggest you go. It's a blast!


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kids sledding at resort

Minocqua, Wisconsin has an average snowfall of over 111". With all that pristine, white, fluffy snow, you are bound to find enjoyment during a Northwoods winter. With downhill skiing just a short drive away and annual snowmobiling races in Eagle River, the fun doesn't stop after labor day. Northern Wisconsin is the most beautiful backdrop for winter weddings and with our group rates, it's sure to be an affordable occasion. 


Without the slightest of travel, our resort offers the prime location to go ice fishing, ice skating, snow shoeing and sledding. If snowmobiling is your thing, you've come to the right place. Minocqua caters to the snowmobiling crowd every winter with exciting snowmobiling trails and restaurants that provide a quick warming before heading out on the fresh powder snow. Appearing as untouched as nature gets, the Northwoods of Wisconsin is the best area to visit for all winter enthusiasts. 


Looking to start a family holiday tradition? Look no further to our resort and the Wisconsin Northwoods. Book a few cabins for 2 weeks for your whole family and sit back as the memories unfold. Book Now!


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boys on bikes

The Bearskin Trail boasts over 18 miles of very well maintained biking/hiking trails. What used to be an old railroad line, is now a major exercise thoroughfare for thousands of people every year. Our resort just happens to have direct access to the trail from the western edge of the property. View the DNR website for more information on passes and location. 


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Nitschke's Northern Resort

--  A Northwoods Paradise  -- 

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