MURPHY’S COTTAGES

                            FERN AND ASPEN

                                                    HIGH LAKE

The cottages are north of Boulder Junction on Hwy. B. on beautiful High Lake which is connected to Rush Lake, Fishtrap Lake, and the Manitowish River.  High Lake is filled with pan fish, walleyes, and muskies, as well as small and large mouth bass.  Besides good fishing, it offers swimming, snorkeling, water and jet skiing, boating and canoeing.  A 15-foot Alumacraft boat and a shared canoe and paddle boat are supplied with your rental.  Motors can be rented in town at Schauss’s. Your own boat can be launched from our own private launch by the main pier and docked at our dock or main pier.  Fishing from the main pier or just our pier can bring some surprising results.

            You may swim from the cottage, or if you prefer there is a sandy beach that is a half-block walk from the cottage(s).  This is a well-maintained sandy beach offering heavy-duty playground equipment.

            Both living rooms feature a natural fireplace with wood provided.  All the rooms have electric baseboard heating and ceiling fans.  From the large picture window, you are an arm’s length away from much wildlife: eagles, otters, loons, herons, and families of ducks.  Bring along your favorite movies as TVs all are connected with Blu-Ray/DVD players; Aspen has a 32in HDTV on the porch, a 39in HDTV in Living room, and each bedroom also has a 19in HDTV w/ Blu-Ray player(s). Aspen features a pine-paneled porch; you can enjoy a good book, movie, or just gaze out at the activity on the lake, while Fern sports a very large deck with picnic table for outdoor enjoyment in addition to the private deck off the master bedroom.    There are two full baths with shower and tub. Aspen and Fern have fully equipped kitchens and both have Weber grills right outside the cottages.  Take advantage of the wonderful restaurants such as: Bent's Camp, (on the way to Land o Lakes), the Four Seasons Resort on Big Arbor Vitae, The Guide's Inn, Aqualand, or Voss’s Birchwood Lodge in Manitowish Waters.   It is worth the drive for a Monical’s pizza in Woodruff or the PI Pub in Presque Isle. You can’t beat the burgers at Gooch’s A-One on your way into town.  The Shanty sells great ice for cheap and cool ice cream treats.  The fried chicken at Headwaters on Mondays is scrumptious!  Smokeys at the corner of Hwy K and W in Winchester is amazing!!!

            In Aspen, both bedrooms have a queen bed and twin or bunk beds.  Fern has one king bedroom while the other is a queen with bunk beds.  LINENS AND TOWELS ARE INCLUDED, but not beach towels. Please bring your own paper supplies. Sorry, no pets or smoking are allowed.  We do not have access to baby furniture. No campfires are allowed due to condominium regulations, sorry.   Boulder garbage bags MUST be used when taking all garbage to the town dump and are providedAC and WIFI are provided. (Please understand, the fastest internet speed we can get at the cabin is still "slow", but to browse the web, do email, shopping, etc...it works.)

            DIRECTIONS:  From the south, take Hwy. 51 North, pass through Minocqua and Woodruff.  About 5 miles north of Woodruff, watch for Hwy. M on your right. Take Hwy. M.  M will take you into the town of Boulder Junction.  Make a left turn at the only Shell Service Station, continue right/through / and out of town.  You will reach the junction of M and B.  Turn right on B.  You are now heading toward Land O’ Lakes.  Watch for a sign on the right that will read “FOREST LODGE LANE”.  Turn right.  Take this road towards the lake; go down the hill, over the speed bumps, pass the beach and playground area.  MURPHY/ASPEN is the first cottage on your right passed the main pier.  Watch for the moose signs.  FERN is right next door.

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