USA Northern Wisconsin Wisconsin Phelps Listing #60731

The Bear's Den on Desert - Phelps, WI

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3 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 4 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Wonderful Retreat on the Lake W/ Large Deck, Full Kitchen & Firepit!

Treat yourself to a truly fantastic getaway and relax in style at The Bear's Den on Desert, a unique home 70 feet from the waterfront of the lake just waiting to assist in making the best memories with loved ones. Boasting three spacious floors, you will have plenty of room to spread out and find your own favorite place to relax. The Lower floor will be the hub for entertaining, as the large sofa, flatscreen TV, and dartboard will be great for movies or indulging in a bit of friendly competition. The main floor is home to the fully equipped kitchen, access to the expansive deck, a dining area adjacent to the kitchen, and another living area complete with two sofas and a flatscreen TV. The upper level is where you will head when you want to hit the hay, as both bedrooms are upstairs!

When you want a bit of fresh air, step out to the private deck as burgers sizzle on the gas grill nearby. Plus, the firepit will be the best place to reminisce with loved ones about the fun that was had each day as the stars come out! Don't hesitate to venture over to the nearby trail of Nicolet National Forest and ATV/UTV trails, which are right in front of the home! Regardless of what time of year you come, each day can be filled with water skiing, fishing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing!

Nearby Services and Dining Options
Cafe within 11 miles. Casual dining within 5 miles. Dine-in restaurant within 8 miles. Gas station within 10 miles. Supermarket within 18 miles.

Places to Visit During Your Stay

AttractionDistance From Home
Blackjack Springs State Natural Area11.8 Miles
Blackjack Springs Wilderness16.9 Miles
Lac Vieux Desert Golf Course18.9 Miles

Things to Know
No WiFi
Washer/dryer are not for guest use
4WD/traction may be required in winter

This property is managed by Vacasa Wisconsin LLC.

Parking Notes: There is parking for 5 in front of the house, and parking for your boats, or trailers right next to the driveway.

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





Children's games



Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

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DVD player

Gaming system


Step-free access

Nearby activities & attractions

Canoe available for guest use

Downhill Skiing

Disc golf



Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Board games



Gas grill : Private



Beach chairs





3 reviews

John R. Oct 2021
Real privacy and peace and quiet at this home. On a dead end road so there is no traffic. Nice fire pit with dry wood. Nice indoor gas fireplace. Just a little warning: there is no WiFi and cell coverage is spotty.
Manager response:
John, thank you for your review. We make every effort to be transparent with our listings so guests can make informed booking choices and know what to expect upon arrival. This home does not advertise Wi-Fi as an amenity. We apologize for any disappointment this caused. We hope to host you again soon.
Stacey S. Aug 2021
We enjoyed our stay at the Bear's Den. The beach area was clean, the shallow water is rocky (water shoes were perfect) and just past the rocks it's sandy. The kids and adults loved the kayaks and lilly pad. We caught fish right off the pier. The firepit was fun at night. The home was clean and stocked with essential supplies. It's a small walk across the dead end, very quiet street, so you can feel safe letting the kids go by themselves. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others. We traveled into Phelps and Eagle River as well as made a trip to Bond Falls, per the owners recommendation. All very close by.
Richard G. Aug 2021
My son and I stayed here recently on a kayak fishing trip to the Michigan Upper Peninsula. The location was good, but the property condition was disappointing. Of particular note, there were no curtains or blinds on many of the windows, including the upstairs bedrooms. We saw/killed ants, spiders, and crickets, multiple times in the property. We have stayed at various Vacasa properties around the country in the past, and this one doesn't live up to the quality we experienced elsewhere, particularly for the cost. I wouldn't return unless significant upgrades, including curtains, wifi, a dishwasher and pest control, were made.
Manager response:
Hello Richard, thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear you were disappointed with the condition of our home. Thank you for bringing up some items that need to be addresseed. We confirm the property has been recently treated by a professional pest control company. The owners don't plan to put blinds on the second floor as they believe it would interfere with the view of the lake. All the other windows in the home have blinds. We apologize for any missteps, as it is never our intention to disappoint. We hope to have another opportunity to better impress you in the future.