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September 7, 2005
I advise going to the breakfast meeting on Monday morning, when they serve juice, coffee, and breakfast rolls. But more importantly, they have a staff with maps and brochures and lots of information and tips about the area.
From journal Northern Wisconsin Getaway
October 30, 2004
The decor could use a bit of updating, but in general, the accommodations were very spacious, with a large kitchen and bathroom and screened-in porch, which is a bit too cold to use in winter. We are definitely planning on going again.
From journal Wisconsin Winter Wonderland
February 21, 2004
Please see our write-up in the accomodations section for much more detail on this resort.
From journal XC Ski Week in Northwest Wisconsin
Check-in was Sunday night at 5pm, and we decided to shop on our way there since no food stores were open that late on a Sunday. The restaurant at the main lodge was available for those who didn't want to cook.
A XC ski trail ran right behind our unit and we were able to walk to it, put on our skis, and then ski to the XC building at the main lodge on days we skied on the local trails. 100 Km of trails in the trail system were advertised though only about 50 Km were open from 9am-5pm each day. Trails were groomed for classic and skating and those that were groomed were in very good shape. Cost was only $9/day per person, which was quite reasonable. We especially enjoyed a candlelight ski out to a warming hut one night with a bonfire and hot chocolate on our return. We may never have seen so many stars while out on the trails that night. And it is something to be skiing and have the trail suddenly drop down a small hill that you don't "see" but feel--kind of like a rollercoaster in the dark! The bonfire was held at the skating rink where ice skates could be rented. They also had a limited availability tubing hill with quite (90') drop at the top. If you go down the hill first after a new snow, you will get a face full of snow!
Many of the people staying at the resort had snowmobiles and they could head out and connect to many snowmobile trails outside the resort. We were pleased that the two trails were not mixed at Telemark.
Telephone service is available in the rooms, but they charge connect fees for any external calls even if an 800 number or calling card is used. We were glad we did not bring our laptop, for more reasons than one.
The lodge had a variety of shops (though hours were limited in the winter) that featured many local crafts including pottery and wool products. Sessions were scheduled throughout the week where guests could learn many of these crafts. The lodge was pretty empty during the early part of the week but as the weekend neared activity definitely picked up. A very nice pool was available though it was most convenient for those staying in the lodge.
This is really a great location to use as a base for XC skiing around the area.
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
January 18, 2004
From journal The Cable Experience
January 6, 2004
From journal snowmobiling at telemark
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
November 5, 2003
The resort also hosts two large events, the American Birkbeiner Cross-country Ski Race in February, starts at the resort and ends in Hayward, and the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival off-road bicycle event in September.
To fully enjoy this area, you have to love the outdoors and nature and have your own vehicle. This area has something for everyone all year around. We enjoy golfing, so we played some nice quality courses in the Cable/Hayward area. There is a nice course next to the resort, but it had already closed for the season. We also enjoy hiking, so we went to Cooper Falls State Park, which is only 38 miles away.
I also enjoy fishing. There some nice streams and rivers close to fish, or you can go to Telemark Point (the resort has four units there), which is about 10 miles from the main resort to fish on resort property on Lake Namekagon. If you are fishing for muskies, head to Hayward and check out the Chippewa Flowage.
Hayward is also a nice place to visit and has nice shopping and dining venues. They also have nice shops to explore for antiques, bakery goods, and yes!--fudge and candy shops. Hayward also has the National Fresh Water Hall of Fame with a 100 foot high muskie, and lumberjack shows.
Telemark is nicely located to launch on a day trip to Ashland to visit the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, or to Bayfield for a taste of New England and a visit to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. During the summer, they also have the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua which has a variety of live entertainment under a big top tent. Or make a day trip to Duluth, MN, which has so many things to do.
This resort is a great place to go as a family for outdoor activities. This has been my second stay at the resort and I will return again.
From journal Up North in Cable
January 7, 2003
From journal Northern Wisconsin