Aug 17 2012
Sincere thanks to the many Wisconsin Public Radio callers who shared their favorite classic summer resorts when I recently was a guest on “The Larry Meiller Show.” Here are 10 of the locations that were mentioned:
Indian Trail Resort, 7431 N. Chippewa Flowage Rd., Couderay – open since 1937 on the Chippewa Flowage; cottages have private piers; bunkhouse lodging is low-budget option. indiantrailresort.com, 715-945-2665
Bloomquist’s Woodhaven Resort, 9824 N. South Shore Rd., Hayward – five-cabin property on Callahan Lake with beach, boat launch. woodhaven-resort.com, 715-462-3606
Dun Rovin Lodge, 9404 Dun Rovin Rd., Hayward – on the Chippewa Flowage, with cabins to duplexes that accommodate two to 10 guests. dunrovinlodge.com, 715-462-3834
Boyds Mason Lake Resort, N12351 Boyds Rd., Fifield – four lakes on 2,600 acres; founded in 1893. Rates for 18 cabins, lodge rooms include meals. boydsmasonlakeresort.com, 715-762-3469
Froelich’s Sayner Lodge, 3221 Plum Lake Dr., Sayner – open since 1892 on Plum Lake; much of the surrounding lakefront is undeveloped and state-owned. saynerlodge.com, 715-542-3261
Gateway Lodge, 4103 Hwy. B, Land O’ Lakes – a 1940s getaway for celebrities; 72 suites/studios for rent in an historic lodge. gateway-lodge.com, 715-547-3321
Big Sand Lake Club, 4571 Big Sand Lake Club Rd., Phelps – a membership-only club on private property; opened in 1924 as a rustic-looking resort for wealthy Chicagoans. 715-545-2486.
Voss’ Birchwood Lodge, 311 Hwy. 51, Manitowish Waters – 20 cabins and six hotel rooms for rent; founded in 1909 on Spider Lake. vossbi.com, 715-543-8441.
Mallard Lake Family Resort, 3880 Norman’s Landing Rd., Webster – cabins open all year; RV sites in wooded area open seasonally. mallardlakeresort.com, 715-866-7576.
Hunky Dory Farms Resort, 2006 70th St., Balsam Lake – on Lake Clare in Polk County; cottage rates include meals. 715-857-5211.
Five of my personal favorites are: