Grocery Stores

A question we get asked a lot is whether or not there are grocery stores nearby. The answer is YES! We have two grocery stores in town. The closest to the resort is Pick N Save. They have a nice selection and with the electronic check out you can get out of there pretty fast. Read More …

Food Feature: Buckshots

One of our favorite places to eat after a long day of working is Buckshots – not only because it is so close to our resort, but also because they have great food. The burgers are awesome – you have to get the Steak Burger. Lizzie is a huge fan of the steak sandwich.  They Read More …

Food Feature: Leif’s Cafe

One of our favorite places to eat to grab a quick and inexpensive, yet tasty bite is at Leif’s Cafe. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Lizzie’s favorite is the half sandwich and chicken dumpling soup. Zack’s favorite is the breakfast burger. Carol LOVES the waffles. Check out their menu: Click Here Fun Fact – Read More …

Cast Iron Skillets

You will notice one cooking pan that is in every Cottage – a Cast Iron Skillet. John made it a point that every cottage has one. We’d like to share this quick and easy delicious recipe you can cook in that pan while you are up north! Recipe courtesy of readyseteat.com SLOPPY JOE MACARONI SKILLET Read More …

Food Feature: Pub n’ Prime

If you want some of the best prime rib and onion straws in the Northwoods, head over to Pub n’ Prime. Our whole family orders the prime rib sandwich because it’s reasonably priced and it is super tasty with dipping the bread in au jus! It’s not sliced prime rib either – it’s a nice Read More …

Recipe: Fire-Roasted Strawberries

Each Cottage comes with a Kettle Charcoal Grill on the deck – Here is a recipe to try out using the charcoal! INGREDIENTS 2 pints large, fresh strawberries (20 to 24) 4 tablespoons granulated sugar ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract ¼ cup orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier®, or 2 tablespoons water plus 1 tablespoon Read More …

Food Feature: Eagle River Roasters

Eagle River Roasters is the Starbucks of the Northwoods. They have a cute little drive up window to grab your morning coffee. They also offer delicious pastries and other foods. Our favorite are the blueberry muffins. They are moist (yes ew that word haha), soft yet firm on the top of the muffin. Here is Read More …

Things to Do: Watersmeet Trout Hatchery

Hands down one of our favorite things to do in the Northwoods area. It’s about a 30 minute drive from the resort. It’s a great thing to do after a hike to Bond Falls as the Trout Hatchery is on the way home. The Hatchery was built back when the Civilian Conservation Corp was around Read More …

Food Feature: Red Man Supper Club

This is one of our favorite “fine” dining restaurants in the Northwoods. I used quotations only because the Northwoods fine dining – you can still wear flip flops and shorts. The food is simply delicious. The Baked French Onion Soup is the best we have ever had! Highly recommend. The atmosphere is great. We highly Read More …

Food Feature: TJ Grizzles

If you are a pizza lover like we are, you MUST visit TJ Grizzles in Land O Lakes, WI. Land O Lakes is right on the Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Border about 15-20 minute drive from the resort. It works perfectly if you call ahead and order your pizza right before you leave and when you get Read More …