top of page

January in the Northwoods

January is an exciting time in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The snowmobile trails are open, the lake is thick enough to fish on and the sunshine glistening off the Eagle River Ice Castle is enough to bring a tear to your really, that sun can be bright against all this snow.

Join us this month for the following activities:

Cruiser Open House 12-13th

Cross Country Cruisers 3rd Annual Open House is so much fun for the whole family. As the image below shows, they've got everything from a spaghetti dinner to Kitty Kat races or raffles. Going on this weekend. Contact us if you are interested in booking a cabin. We've got great rates in January!

cruiser fest in the northwoods

Eagle River Ice Castle - All Month Long

Every year since 1933 (save 1934) an ice castle has been built in Eagle River, WI by volunteers who love keeping this tradition alive. The very first ice castle was built by "Ed Bandow and William Radue, owner of Pickerel Lake Resort (who) cut the ice from Silver Lake." (source) Since then it has changed hands many times. It is currently built annually by the Eagle River Area's Volunteer Fire Department with a design constructed from lego's by the then-current assistance chief Jack Thomas. Read more here. (image courtesy of

ice castle northwoods wisconsin

Chicago Dance Crash - 17th

This performance at the Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua, Wisconsin is a unique blend of music genres and dancing styles to excite your senses. From the website, "Chicago Dance Crash has emerged as the premier fusion-style contemporary dance company in the Midwest. Emphasizing a unique mission of both athleticism and accessibility, the Crash aesthetic is most notably recognized by its combination of concert and hip hop techniques." The Chicago Tribune states, "Crash brings a compelling mixture of ballet, break-dancing, hip-hop, martial arts and dangerous acrobatics into seamless alignment." Sounds exciting to me!

dancers on stage

$1 Pint Night at MBC

Alright so this may not swoon you to take the drive up North, but it will save you some cash when you come up here to enjoy some snowmobiling and ice-fishing. Minocqua Brewing Company is offering $1 pint nights every Monday throughout the winter from 4-9pm. Woot woot!

minocqua wi brewery

As stated before, we have great rates during the month of January. If you've only ever enjoyed Minocqua during the summer time, it's time you checked us out in winter. You'd be in for a real treat. The whole place is covered in white, fluffy snow and you don't even have to shovel! Call 715-356-7795 today!

bottom of page