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Lakefront, quiet, spacious home for family reunions and special events

Bedrooms 19
Half Baths2
Space 882 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

19 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, sleeps up to 39 people but can accomodate up to 60

As of fall 2016 now OPEN YEAR ROUND A historic 9,500 square feet lake home for family reunions, special occasions, organization retreats, and group vacations on a beautiful 3,585-acre lake.This old (1928)hotel has been renovated touching on nearly everything on and in the building. Your renting the whole building. The kitchen,bar,living room,dinning room,kids room etc. The kitchen and bar are yours to stock with your favorite foods and liquor/beer. It is conveniently located at 745 Highway 45, Pelican Lake, Wisconsin. The hotel is listed in both National and Wisconsin Historical Register.

Over a hundred years of history: The hotel was originally built in 1898. It was first remodeled in 1912 with the addition of bricks. It was destroyed by fire in 1926 and was later rebuilt with the same frames of the building in 1928 which is now the current look of the hotel.

For decades the hotel was run as a hotel and restaurant and was the center of activities in the old days.

Home for many families: There's an instant feeling of home once you enter into the facility (We rented the Hotel for our own wedding in 2010. We liked it so much we bought it.).

The kitchen was once a commercial kitchen which is big and fully equipped with appliances, kitchen utensils, and dinnerware. Every room is spacious enough for big groups. The dining area seats 50 people, and the bar seats about 20 people at the bar and tables. The building is about 9500 square feet. The outdoor ground is huge enough to park cars, recreational vehicles, and tents. There will be nobody there except the renters, so you would feel the privacy of your own home.

Some of our Families have been making memories in the hotel for 20+ years for their annual family reunions.

Fun in the lake: The hotel is situated on the 3600 acre Pelican Lake. It has 330 ft of lakefront. It is facing west, so you'll enjoy the exquisite sunset. There's a pier in the facility to park boats or to just sit on the bench to enjoy watching activities on the lake. Sandy beach is just few minutes away. Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing, tubing, and water skiing are the most common fun to do in the lake. The town is also ideal for bike riding if you like riding under the canopy of trees.

The town is quiet, so if you are someone getting tired of the city noise, then this place is ideal for you.

More Details

Property Manager
Julie Artus
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, Tagalog, Cebuano
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Julie Artus

I and my husband Steve got married in 2010. We are now raising two beautiful babies Kal and Kate.

Steve had been Airline Captain for American Airlines for 27 years. He was also an Air Force instructor pilot for 6 years before started flying commercial airlines. I have never seen anyone so happy flying and that he would say something like 'I enjoy my job so much, I should be paying them instead of them paying me!'. He always came home with an ear-to-ear smile (well, most of it because he was just happy to see his wife :-)). He retired in 2011.

I am of a Filipino origin born and raised in the Philippines. I was collage professor teacher in the Philippines before I came to America in 2007. I worked at Target as sales associate and became Department Trainer in three months. I left Target to work at the Hilton Chicago so I would be closer to Robert Morris University where I took my Masters degree in Master in Information System. I graduated in 2010. I and Steve got married shortly after my graduation. We then bought the hotel after our wedding .

Julie Artus purchased this lodge in 2010

Why Julie Artus chose Northern Wisconsin

There is something something very special about this hotel. It's structure is the only high end commercial looking building in town. The hotel is rich with history, almost all local people have stories to tell about it. Lots of them grew up getting in and out of the hotel, buying their groceries, even first cigarettes, first booze, etc etc. Some have fond memories how much they love their ice cream from the grocery which is now 'kids' room'. Pelican Lake changed over the years and the hotel had witnessed it all.

The hotel was built on the original foundation of the Beach Inn hotel that was built in 1898. Beach Inn, which then later became Pelican Lake Hotel, was then the first resort in the area and was the center of community affairs for decades until 1970. It went to different owners and served different purpose until Gene and Shirley Kaczkowski owned it for over 20 years. They then transformed the building to be home for family reunions which we keep.

This building has been a significant landmark in town. It is our privilege to restore the hotel back to its former glory. And we are very proud to say that she's now standing proud and beautifully always embracing anyone that will make experience that last a lifetime.

What makes this lodge unique

This is not a typical hotel. This is more of a big cabin, like your own home away from home. You will get the key and get the whole place to yourself.

The sunset is exquisite. The view is breathtaking, peaceful and quiet. This hideaway is perfect to escape the noisy buzz of big cities. Plus you get to stay in a certified historical place listed in both the National and Wisconsin Register of Historical Places.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Pelican Lake, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 882 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 65
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , first floor wheelchair accessible
  • Bathrooms are separate from the bedrooms. There are three full bathrooms on the second floor, and 1 full wheelchair accessible and 2 half bathrooms on the first level.
  • 19 Bedrooms, Sleeps 65
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 double bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 10 - 2 double bed
    Bedroom 11 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 12 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 13 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 14 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 15 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 16 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 17 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 18 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 19 - 1 large double bed
  • The hotel sleeps 39 people; however, it can accommodate as many as 65 people using the living room and the library. We only provide linens and pillows for 39 people, renters should bring their own sleeping things for the excess occupants. There is one queen bedroom in the first level to accommodate a person/couple who has difficulty climbing stairs to the second floor.
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 12 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Linens are provided except face and bath towels. Outdoor parking is big enough to accommodate cars, RVs, boats, and trailers. The facility was operated as a hotel and restaurant for decades, kitchen is full of cooking equipment and dinnerware. If you love cooking, you'll love this kitchen. The facility is spacious enough for someone in a wheelchair; however, the facility might be limited to someone with severe physical disability. We added a queen bedroom in the first floor to accommodate someone who has difficulty climbing up a staircase. Bar has 13 stools and 5 tables, a small refrigerator, and a TV. The bar is perfect for a party. There is a pier where you can park your boat or just sitting on. Boat landing is just next door.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Lakefront, quiet, spacious home for family reunions and special events
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Anniversary Celebration

  • 5 of 5

David and Bev invited all of their brothers and sisters and families (50 + people) to celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary for the weekend of January 19th through the 22nd. The weather was rainy and foggy, so we couldn't do much outside, although there were some that went ice fishing or for walks on the frozen lake. We spent our time inside playing games, watching movies, and even tied a quilt. We had great meals including potato pancakes, sauer kraut and dumplings, taco / nacho bar, soups and pulled pork. It was an AWESOME time enjoyed by all ages, from 6 months to youngsters in their 70's. Everyone was in awe of the historic details of the building from the grand entry to the old time bar to the walk-in cooler to the leg lamp located in the massive living room to the huge kitchen and pantry areas. We are all hoping to have the opportunity to come back some day. Thank you, Steve and Julie for helping us make wonderful memories.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for an intimate wedding

  • 5 of 5

We had our small wedding at the Pelican Lake Hotel. The owners were very accommodating and responsive. The building is beautiful, filled with lots of vintage treasures, and is a great place for a party.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunsets, campfires, games, movies, family time

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed here for 5 years in a row! WE LOVE IT HERE! !! It is like home when you arrive. The many square tables in the dining area means lots of room for our family of going on 50 people now! Tables for games and puzzles and everyone to eat dinner at the same time. We label bathrooms for girls or guys upstairs. Campfires by sunset and the large pier with 4 benches has lots of room for hanging out on the lake as well. Every year is a new update surprise which is always fun to see. Large flat front yard for volleyball and kids bikes, yard games, skateboarding etc. Highly recommend this historical hotel for week long stays!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a blast

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at the Artus Pelican Lake Hotel, but it won't be our last. We convened with 10 families from the kids school and stayed the week. It was so much fun spending time with everyone and the hotel was just perfect for our needs. We had so much room to spread out between the large comfortable seating areas, dining room and bar. The kitchen was large and came complete with everything we needed. Julie and Steve were gracious hosts and were available for anything we needed (which was not much) Musky Mart 100 yards away has just about everything you need. We had so much fun, I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this very nice comment. Is this you, Steven? We felt bad about the weather when you were here but that's out of our control. Thank you again for staying with us! I hope you all have a very nice Labor Day weekend!
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Perfect Vacation Spot for Our Large Family

  • 5 of 5

Just spent the week with our family at the Pelican Lake Hotel. Over 40 of us were so comfortable with plenty of room for everyone. We loved the large dining area, which became a game room between meals. The playroom was great for the little ones. TVs everywhere with cable for the teens and twenties. The bar became our "internet cafe." The lakefront is beautiful, and watching the sunset every night was a highlight. 19 bedrooms is not something you'll find too often. It was perfect. The kitchen had plenty of room for cooking with almost anything you'd need. Julie and Steve were so available for every need we had, but still allowed us to have the place without checking in, unless we contacted them. Then they responded right away. It has so much character from it's historic feel and furniture. A cabin feel in a big facility. We had such a great family time. Already booked next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan, Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. We are so glad to hear your family had a great time at our beloved hotel. We are trying to do more so we can make your stay more comfortable, expect more changes next year as we are still on our 2-3 year restoration project. We are also very appreciative of your brilliant suggestion, we will try our best to add it next year. Again, thank you very much for staying with us and for booking a week for next year already!
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our large family (50+) have been vacationing here for the past five years and having a wonderful time. We love the fact that we have our own bedrooms upstairs along with three bathrooms, separate from all the living space which provides a very quiet environment. The young adults enjoy the bar at night, the women enjoy the huge fully equipped kitchen and dining room overlooking the lake, and everyone enjoys the outdoors and lake. We have three guitar players and a couple pianists in the family so evening singalongs around the campfire are wonderful, especially watching the beautiful sunsets. All our families each take one night to prepare dinner and we have a theme for each dinner (Mexican, Greek, Italian, etc.) and dress accordingly. Some of our more creative people prepare after dinner games that are hilarious for everyone to watch and participate in. The fun you have does require some advance preparation and thought but that is what makes the memories so vivid. We rent a pontoon that seats 14-16 and cruise around the lake, jumping out for a cool dip on the sandy area just a short ride away. On hot summer nights swimming off the dock is a great treat. I love getting up in the morning to a hot pot of coffee and sitting in the dining room near a window watching the lake as others come down sleepy eyed and ready to join the days activities. It's just a great place for a large group/family to enjoy time together!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Rhinelander Oneida County Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Boiling Springs,,Dockside, Lakeview,Boondocks
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bass Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 45
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lakeview Inn
Car: necessary

Other Activities: SUMMER.....Horseback riding at summit lake, Bass Lake Golf Course at summit lake, Mole Lake casino at Crandon, Kovac Planetarium at Rhinelander , Stove Wood Building at Jennings, Crandon Off Road racing at Crandon, Hodag Festival at Rhinelander, BMX bike racing friday nites in Rhinelander, UTV/ATV Derby in Eagle River, Cranberry Festival in Eagle River

WIINTER......Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Pelican Lake, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Oct 2016 - 1 May 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,342.08
Pet Fee A$134.21 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

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