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Director's House - Manitowish Waters, WI

26 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 4 dog max 
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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





26 reviews

Pamela G. Jan 2021
Cozy, clean and comfortable. Great location for winter activities with trails outside the door.
Karen B. Nov 2020
It was updated and very nice. Had everything that we needed
Andrea M. Oct 2020
We love everything about this house. It is perfect size for our family, has all the amenities and close to town (yet secluded).
H Edward W. Oct 2020
The Director's House is located in the Discovery Center in a very private location on Statehouse Lake. The house is well laid out, and can accommodate up to 6 people. Very nicely finished and furnished. Exceptional value. This was our second stay this year!
Thomas M. Oct 2020
The Director's House is a really nice rental; basically a small full season house that is kept very clean despite the busty rental situation with COVID!
Bruce L. Aug 2020
Great view of a georgous lake. Lake house was very comfortable.
Kimberly C. Aug 2020
The Director’s House is just as shown in photos, we were not disappointed. Our family and two dogs fit perfectly. The house is very comfortable and cozy. All the amenities and accessories needed for a stay are present including a gas grill and all utensils and cookware.
We loved walking and exploring the Discovery Center g and Rest Lake grounds and taking out the kayaks to bird watch or simply float. Soaking up the sun and the stars (the night sky is breathtaking!) from the dock was a favorite, and a must! We also enjoyed playing games in the barn and cozied up one night to watch a movie and play cards in the basement. My only suggestion for improving upon an already incredible experience would be to invest in a new mattress in the larger bedroom.
The Director’s House and Discovery Center allowed me to pass on some of the magic I experienced as a child visiting Deer Path Lodge and Manitowish Waters to my own daughter, and perhaps start a new tradition for our family and hers to come.
John S. Aug 2020
We were so happy with this home. It is exactly as advertised. The property is secluded with a great view. Lots of peace and quiet but not far from restaurants and necessities. We would love to come back in the future.
Brenda M. Jul 2020
House was very cozy and comfortable, it was decorated to a T. Loved the kitchen!
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.