USA Northern Wisconsin Wisconsin Arbor Vitae Listing #46722

Lakeside Lookout - Arbor Vitae, WI

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19 reviews
Max. occupancy: 14 2 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 2 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Dog-friendly, lakefront home w/ a dock, private sauna, wood fireplace, free WiFi

The whole family is sure to fall in love with this south-facing, lakefront home. Warm and very inviting, this beautiful, two-story vacation rental boasts desirable amenities and gorgeous, rich wooden decor from top to bottom. The visiting chefs in your group will fall head-over-heels for the deluxe, stainless steel kitchen complete with a wine cooler and a breakfast bar. Dine together at the table for eight, and then gather in the adjacent living area warmed by a wood-burning fireplace, or downstairs in the media room complete with a full bar, a large sectional sofa, flatscreen TV, and access out to the lower deck. This home also boasts a private, dry sauna and a screened-in main level deck. And as for sleeping arrangements, this home offers four comfortable bedrooms including two with king-size beds. Younger guests will love sleeping and hanging out in the bunk room, which includes two twin-over-twin bunk beds.

Nearby Services and Dining Options
Cafe within 4 miles. Casual dining within 2 miles. Dine-in restaurant within 4 miles. Gas station within 6 miles. Supermarket within 7 miles.

Places to Visit During Your Stay

AttractionDistance From Home
Min-Aqua Bats7.7 Miles
Northwoods Zip Line, Aerial Trek, Argo Atv, And Kayak River Adventure Tours9.6 Miles
Four Seasons Supper Club1.2 Miles
Rock Falls Riding Stables2.8 Miles
A&M UTV Rentals3.8 Miles
St. Germain Golf Course4.7 Miles
Snowmobile Hall of Fame6.6 Miles
Adventure North Snowmobile Rental6.7 Miles
Downtown Minocqua7.4 Miles
St. Germain Sport Marine/Rentals8.1 Miles
Lake of the Torches Casino17.4 Miles
Elmers Fun Park11.1 Miles
Firefly Lake Campground12.5 Miles
Northern Highland–American Legion State Forest22.4 Miles
Camp 10 Ski Area36.4 Miles
Settlers Mill Adventure Golf & Frozen Custard8.9 Miles
Wildwood Wildlife Park And Nature Center8.1 Miles

Things to know:
Free WiFi (uploads of 2-3 Mbps)
Full kitchen plus basement bar with minifridge
Private dry sauna
The family dogs are welcome with a small nightly fee
Private washer/dryer
Guests are free to use the two-car garage.
Two kayaks available for guest use

This property is managed by Vacasa Wisconsin LLC.

City/town tax number: 161-20-22

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



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Lake view


Water view



Internet : Other


Cable : Dish Network

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions


Golf nearby

On-site activities

Sauna : Private






Boat rental available

19 reviews

Steve S. Sep 2022
Layout was great for a family get together.
Kitchen was well equipped, and the great room had a nice layout that allowed everyone to hang-out together.
Andra P. Aug 2022
Clean upon arrival. Kitchen well stocked. Fun bunk bed set up for the kids. Kayaks to use were nice. Lots of space and great location near Minoqua.
Nancy S. Mar 2022
Beautiful home that is designed to allow multiple families to coexist easily. Lake is beautiful and mostly undeveloped. True northern Wisconsin experience.
Bret T. Feb 2022
Excellent cabin, very easy access for our ice fishing trip. Host was easy to work with. Loved the kitchen and bunk room.
Steph C. Jan 2022
House is beautiful and spacious! Views of the lake are gorgeous in winter! (I'm sure it's great in summer too!)
Also very quiet in off season.
**Be aware if you're going in winter, you will absolutely need 4 wheel drive to get up the hill to the property.
Sarah W. Jan 2022
Everything you need in a place. Perfect.
Jessica R. Jan 2022
We are from SW WI and travel to the Northwoods twice a year in the winter and summer. This is one of the top three houses we’ve stayed in.
The rooms were great, the sauna a great winter addition, the location even better, and it was the perfect space for our family and little doggo.
Don’t think twice about booking this place!
Aimee S. Dec 2021
This home had plenty of space for two families and an amazing chef's kitchen we loved cooking in! House was well appointed and cozy, views of the lake were beautiful and we found plenty of winter activities nearby - including ice skating and ice fishing on the lake, XC skiing, and lots of snowy hikes.
Jane F. Oct 2021
All the space for several families and the location is beautiful.
Debbie M. Aug 2021
We had a great time at the cabin in Woodruff. It was beautiful! Very spacious. The kitchen well stocked with all the cook-wear and dishes. The steps down to the dock are steep. Definitely a good workout! The Little Arbor Vitae lake is quiet and beautiful. We had a wonderful trip!
Heather S. Mar 2021
This is the first time the pictures did not fully show the beauty of the property. This home was so clean upon arrival and had all the decor of a beautiful cabin. The bunk beds are twice the size of a traditional bunk, and the kids just loved sleeping on them. The rooms were all comfortable and the view was incredible. The only thing to know is that the stairs to get to the lake are steep and long. If you have anyone with you who has a difficult time with stairs, this would not be the home for you. I look forward to future stays at this peoperty!
Amy H. Feb 2021
We loved staying at this lakeside home. It is beautiful and spacious, the pictures don't do it justice.
Philip E. Feb 2021
A great house with tons of top notch amenities. Sunrise views over the lake were picture perfect. A great location for snowmobiling with lots of nearby trails.
Rena L. Jan 2021
We really enjoyed the Lakeside Lookout. Everything was perfect! Beautiful home in a great location for us. We went ice fishing and snowmobiling. We’d love to visit in the Summer next time.
eric j. Jan 2021
The cabin is set up perfectly for a large family! Great view overlooking the lake, super quiet yet only 10-15 drive into town. Everything was super clean and well stocked. The dry sauna was the bonus since the weather was cold. Just bring your food & drink, nothing else needed! We absolutely recommend staying here!
Dumitru M. Jan 2021
We had a great experience with this house, we were impressed about the high end quality appliances, furniture and interior details. The million dollar view and the quiet surrounding made our experience even better. For sure I will save this house in my favorites.
Alessandra M. Nov 2020
Amazing stay - don't hesitate to visit. We were lucky enough to be the first guests to stay in this new lakeside home in November, so everything was immaculately clean and new and we would definitely return to this spot! This location was calm, quiet, serene and so peaceful. This home delivered on our desire for a quiet, isolated escape from the city to be closer to nature. Upon our arrival, our first glimpse of the lake also included a fly-by from a Bald Eagle, who nests nearby. We saw the Bald Eagle like clockwork at 8am and 4pm daily, sometimes with its juveniles. It was also fun waking up every day to investigate all the new tracks in the snow around the property, and there is also a little beaver family living down the street in the lake.

We chose this place for the beautiful chef quality kitchen and it did not disappoint: it was well stocked equipped and we enjoyed cooking every meal from scratch in it, and were even surprised that they had thought to stock crockpots, blenders and such a great variety of cookware. The sauna was a lovely treat - we also enjoyed going back and forth from the cold winter air on the walk-out porch to the sauna. When looking to spend time inside, the living areas were very spacious and comfortable and the smart TV allowed us to easily cast to it to play music or sign in to our streaming accounts and catch up on The Crown :-)

We also enjoyed watching the lake freeze over day by day, and in the height of winter I am sure ice fishing and snowmobile trails would be great fun. Also lots of opportunity for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. I would definitely return in the summer to be able to enjoy some kayaking and fishing on the lake as well!

This area also has so many excellent hiking paths and trails nearby - we went on a hike nearly every day we were there, at most past a half dozen of other people on trails at a good distance. It was such a treat to be able to spend so much time outdoors in a safe and free way. This northwoods area is also beautiful year round, even after the leaves have dropped you have evergreens, birch, moss and mushrooms growing, and winter birds like the blue jays and woodpeckers abound. Pro-tip: One thing we regret forgetting to bring was our binoculars.

Due to the pandemic, we didn't explore any local businesses and instead brought everything with us so we didn't need to shop locally and could stay isolated, but in normal times just by driving around there seemed to be a nice mix of unique businesses that we usually would have wanted to explore further. This area was that it was quiet, isolated and nestled away, but still close to everything that Minocqua has to offer, that I am sure we would have found everything we needed.
Manager response:
Thank you for your wonderful feedback, Alessandra! We are thrilled you enjoyed this spacious home. We appreciate your review and look forward to hosting you again soon!