Very nice owners. Fishing was great. Disappointed in all the "weeds" that prevented us from fishing off the piers.More
Very nice owners. Fishing was great. Disappointed in all the "weeds" that prevented us from fishing off the piers.MoreShow less
Thanks for your review Millie.
We are new to the area and were recommended to visit the Northwoods of Wisconsin, particularly Eagle River. Fortunately we were able to book a cabin by a small private lake in time for July 4th. The unit was clean but small. It claims to fit four but only if two of these are child-sized. The kitchen was large enough for only one person at a time and the living room was equally cozy. Beware of the mosquitoes and be prepared to fend for yourself as the cabin lacks competent screening in both the cabin and attached "screen" room.
Amenities like access to watercraft and a sandy beach are included. There's also a bar/grill on the premises. Fortunately, we were able to secure a bag of ice from there as the fridge had two empty ice trays...with one having holes in it.
The summer time is popular with tourists so the local area was filled with out of town guests. Plenty of small shops and restaurants to choose from and the cabin's location was close enough to take advantage of the local sites.
Very spacious for a cabin. Bed was extremely soft and comfortable. We were able to go out in the rowboat and fish, enjoyed the firepit and utilized the grill provided. We really enjoyed our stay here, and would recommend this place to anyone.
Thank you very much for your review John! I enjoyed talking with you guys in the bar/grill. Late August is a great time to vacation here; it is very peaceful and the weather is still usually great! Hope to see you again!
Barb (and Jim)
Enjoyed our stay. Kathan Lake is very peaceful. The cabins were nice and comfortable. And we enjoyed the fact that there are only 4 cabins so there is not a lot of action going on. Great for a peaceful break from the dailly routines of life. Loved the paddle boat.
Thank you Mary for your review of your stay at Kathan Inn. The peaceful atmosphere here truly appeases our customers. We are normally a very quiet resort due to the fact that we are located on a private lake with no public access. Thank you for staying at Kathan Inn & Resort!
Jim & Barb
This is a perfect cabin if you want to relax in a quiet setting without any frills. The lake is lovely and is a nice backdrop for morning coffee. Due to the young ages of our kids, we did not take advantage of the row boat included with the rental, but would recommend this to others! It was great having a full kitchen and not having to eat out. We enjoyed the screened in porch for afternoon wine!!! The service was not great. Out stove's pilot light was out. We went to the office to inquire. The woman gave a little guidance but no one came to help us locate where to light it on our old stove. They tell you to bring towels, etc.. but some of the basics were missing in my opinion. We only had one dish towel - a few would have been nice. Also, no paper towels procided. We also had no matches to light stove or bonfire. Had to make a trip to the office to get some.
Thank you for staying at the Kathan Inn & Resort, and thank you for your review! It is only due to reviews such as yours that we can make th next guest's stay a bette one!
Hi All, I will get the bad out first, these cabins were made in the 20s and could probably use a deep clean and a few upgrades. But it is a cabin and met our expectations. The area is very nice and the owners couldn't have been nicer. Jim and Barb are very nice the their dog cookie is also quite sweet. The cabins sit on a small inlet of a large lake, there is quite a bit of wildlife in the area so you know you are in the northwoods. Loons, Eagles, Ducks, turtles, frogs, toads, herons, A Merlin, and many other birds. Deer crossing the roads, and even Bear(don't get freaked out). We stayed at the Artbus which if you have young kids I would recommend as it is the one closest to the swing set, and has a screened in porch and a nice King Sized bed. You are close to both St.Germain( great bike trails) and to Eagle River. Both are nice towns, not to big yet and not to small either. There are boats for you to take out, canoes and paddle boats. The stove is a bit dated but again it worked and its a cabin. The fridge was great and there was always hot water for the shower. The owners also run a small northwoods bar which had very fair prices, and anytime we walked in there were people eating so the food must be good even though we didn't eat there. They have a good selection of food and drinks. People were commenting on how good the pizza was. Jim is also the cook. :-) Barb is great to get back to you with questions so ask away.
Hi David - Thank you for staying with us - we enjoyed meeting your family, and I'm sure Jerry will remember Mr. Bear for a long, long time! We're glad you had a good time - we'll get out there and inspect the bathroom!! I know, as far as kitchen utensils, many times when we have the same family rent all 4 cabins, things get moved around from cabin to cabin, and not put back, so some cabins have more and some cabins have less. But we will definitely do an inventory soon! Thank you for your review and we hope to see you back again sometime.
Jim & Barb