USA Wisconsin Northern Wisconsin Winchester Listing #71556

The Sougan - Winchester, WI

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12 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Lakefront suite at a vintage resort with communal dock, rowboats & firepit

Immerse yourself in the charms of yesteryear at this mid-century suite in the Sportsman's Motel, a lakefront retreat that epitomizes the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Beautifully set on the shores of South Turtle Lake, this is a place for boating, fishing, hiking, cycling, skiing, and snowmobiling in gorgeous, tranquil surroundings.

The five-suite Sportsman's Motel is a local landmark which has been welcoming guests to South Turtle Lake since 1956. Today's property has been thoughtfully modernized while maintaining its mid-century charm, with lakefront grounds that include a dock (with room for three boats), two rowboats, a fish-cleaning station, picnic tables, and a firepit for guests to share. There's even a great coffee shop and a number of local supper clubs nearby to enjoy after a day of outdoor activity.

Upon entering, you'll be greeted by an inviting living space, a picture window that frames the lake, and wood-paneled walls that enhance the vintage character. There's a compact kitchenette with everything you need to prepare dinner each evening, a dining table by the window, and both high-speed WiFi and a streaming-capable flatscreen TV to provide hours of nightly entertainment.

Traveling with a larger group? The four other suites - The Hoot-Nanny, The Feller, The Sky Bird, and The Sawyer - are available to rent as well. The entire motel can be rented as the five-bedroom Sportsman's Resort.



AttractionDistance From Home
WinMan Trails1.3 Miles
North Lakeland Discovery Center5.0 Miles
Manitowish Waters5.3 Miles
Van Vliet Hemlocks State Natural Area10.2 Miles
B & B Adventures of Mercer11.5 Miles
Catherine Wolter Wilderness Area13.0 Miles
Trout Lake Golf Club18.6 Miles
Indianhead Mountain - Big Snow Resort24.7 Miles
Blackjack Mountain - Big Snow Resort26.0 Miles
Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort31.0 Miles


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




Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

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Lake view


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Netflix streaming


Step-free access

Nearby activities & attractions

Canoe available for guest use




12 reviews

william w. Jan 2023
The room was clean and updated everything was great plenty of trailer parking
Jeremey R. Dec 2022
We love this place, everything we need and close to the bike and ski trails.
Carol C. Oct 2022
Clean, cozy and comfortable. Beautiful views of the lake. Great firepit of the evenings
Jeremey R. Oct 2022
This was a great place to stay. The room was amazing with everything a couple could need. Location was perfect. We will definitely book again here.
Barbara C. Sep 2022
The layout/use of space was good. I wish the shelves in the bedroom were deep enough to actually store the 'bed dressing' pillows out of the way, but they're not. Also, I was really enamored of the blue kitchen cabinets shown in the photos. They are not that color, alas MUCH darker. I tried opening all the window blinds, turning on all the lights, and using my phone's flash, and still could not make them look the color of the promo photos. The firepit area could use some cover for the provided wood, as it was too damp to do more than smolder. Lake and pier are nice. I would have gladly booked a return for next year, but when I looked, the price will be more than double and is now outside my expense window. Still, recommended if you can afford it.
Manager response:
Hi, Barbara! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Firewood is not provided for the fire pit. We appreciate your feedback as a means to continually improve our home, as well as our guests' comfort and satisfaction. We hope we can host you again.
Fern B. Sep 2022
This place is amazing! The kitchenette looked exactly like the pictures on their website! Super clean, smelled great, loved the vintage vibe and very private! Right on the South Turtle Lake, beautiful view from our room, very quiet and peaceful and we had friendly neighbors. Would we stay there again? Absolutely!!!
Kelly W. Sep 2022
I loved the mid century cabin esthetic. Very clean and quiet. The perfect amount of seclusion with modern amenities. If you like busy hotels with a work out room and a check-in desk this is not for you. If you prefer roughing it and using an outhouse this is not for you. This could easily be my new favorite spot to vacation. Right on the lake with all the outdoor fun you expect and love from a Midwest vacation.
Debbie C. Aug 2022
The owners have beautifully restored this motel and it is clear they love the property. It is clean and well appointed and offers a very comfortable stay. Sunsets are beautiful!

*added fees are frustrating. I probably could have rented an entire house for what I paid with the cleaning, booking, damage, and service fees included.
Jeff H. Aug 2022
Freshly remodeled and gorgeous! What a great place will definitely be back! The lake is spectacular!
Emily G. Jul 2022
We traveled up to the Northwoods for a family weekend getaway! The room was very clean and cozy with plenty of amenities (plates, cups, coffee machine, cleaning supplies). It was close to several restaurants/bars. We also used the dock for our pontoon boat day. Very enjoyable for the weekend!
Martha H. Jul 2022
I enjoyed the space of the room. I didn’t really take advantage of the resort because I was in the area for a family reunion.
Will recommend this for anyone heading that direction.