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Director's House - Manitowish Waters, WI

20 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Dog-friendly 
215 County Hwy W, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545

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You can reschedule your trip, cancel it and receive 100% credit for a future stay, or cancel it for a refund (minus the booking fee) at least 30 days before check-in.

Note: If your trip starts after August 31, you have these options as long as you change or cancel your trip at least 30 days before check-in.

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Lakefront home on Discovery Center grounds w/ dock, kayaks & canoes

Scenically situated on the grounds of the Discovery Center in a stand of pines overlooking Statehouse Lake, this beautiful, lakefront home is the perfect Northwoods getaway! Come escape into lovely Manitowish Waters and be sure to bring your dog along for the wonderful holiday. Just a short walk out the front door, you'll find a private dock that gives you access to Statehouse Lake, kayaks and canoes available for your private use, and easy walking access to Rest Lake (which connects to dozens of other bodies of water).

What's nearby:
During the day, you can go hiking, biking, skiing, or snowshoeing on the Discovery Center's 12-mile trail system, or take out a kayak or canoe on Statehouse Lake. Spend the day fishing, visiting local shops, or just relaxing and taking in the sounds of nature on the back patio or the private dock. A nearby marina offers boat rentals for fishing, water skiing, and pontoon boats and jet skis on the Manitowish Waters legendary Chain of 10 Lakes. Access to the snowmobile trail is available via the Discovery Center driveway.

Statehouse Lake is a 21 acre lake located in Vilas County. It has a maximum depth of 18 feet. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike. PLEASE NOTE: Statehouse Lake is a non-motorized private lake and does not have a public boat landing. Lake access is carry in only and only trolling motors are allowed.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Dogs are welcome
Central AC

This property is managed by Vacasa Wisconsin LLC.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view






DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Canoe available for guest use


On-site activities



Gas grill : Private





20 reviews

Aaron R. Jul 2020
The location is fantastic! The cabin is located inside of the Discovery Center and is right on Statehouse Lake, which has no boat traffic and almost no one else on the lake, so it is practically a private lake! The cabin itself is well appointed and in great shape and has a wonderful view of the water. The private dock was fantastic for taking out the canoe or kayaks or just sitting and looking up at the stars. And if you need groceries or want to grab some food at a local restaurant, it is a 5 to 10 minute drive, which is extremely convenient while still feeling like you are really off on your own. Also, the Rest Lake park right across the road from the Discovery Center was beautiful and had a water-skiing show twice per week. Overall, I would definitely recommend this cabin and am probably going to come back for another visit soon!
Tracy K. Jun 2020
Great location, private, relaxing, great view & very clean!
Cindy G. Jun 2020
Director's House is in a beautiful setting, very private, quiet and picturesque. The home itself is very well appointed, clean and comfortable. Love the proximity to lakes and bike trails. Will definitely return!!
Kate S. Jun 2020
Loved the house and the lake. Perfect quiet get away!
Dena T. Mar 2020
This is our third stay at the Director’s house and we love it. We bring our 2 pups and we snowshoe on the trails outside our front door. The kitchen is well equipped and the space is very comfortable. Highly recommended
Jack and Carla P. Mar 2020
Beautiful cottage with all the amenities you could want and lovely views of the lake. It was private and peaceful and within just a few miles of the x-country ski trails at Win-Man. We
Loved it!!!
Dave R. Feb 2020
Snowshoeing and XC skiing right out the backdoor! WinMan Trails within a 5 minute drive. Plenty of great dining places within a 7 mile radius.
Andrea M. Jan 2020
Absolutely loved this house! Great place with all the amenities. Will stay again!
Elizabeth E. Jan 2020
We totally loved it!!
Thomas M. Oct 2019
This was probably the best vacation rental I've ever had in Northern WI. The place has been kept almost immaculate, and is nicely done house with modern conveniences.
gary p. Sep 2019
The newly added Wi-fi and satellite TV make a great vacation home even better. It makes the long rainy days a little more fun
Jessica J. Sep 2019
The cabin is conveniently located on property of the discovery center. We had our wedding there and stayed the whole weekend. We loved the spacious and clean cabin but the best part was the dock and fire pit. We didn't realize that there was a kids play cabin right there until our trip was almost done. We loved the location although many wanders and a dog or two found their way to the cabin unexpectedly .
Also there are 3 blow up mattresses in the basement, all of which have holes in them.
Very minor issues all in all. We loved the property for it's convince and the natural beauty was a plus.
Bruce L. Aug 2019
Great place to stay. Comfortable, amazing views,,And the fishing was fun. Enjoyed walking the trails.
David . Jul 2019
Property was great. Nice, clean, and tranquil
Steve . Jun 2019
We loved the location near downtown Manitowish Waters. It is a very tranquil setting. The house was appointed very nicely and included a amply supplied kitchen with utensils, pots, pans and every type of dinnerware. The property is not sitting on a wimmable shoreline but has a nice pier for launching kayaks, canoes or fishing from.
Jody . Dec 2018
AWESOME. Clean, comfortable and private cabin that is up-to-date with everything. The location is fabulous.