Welcome to Lac O' Seasons Resort
Michigan resort cottage and cabin rentals on beautiful Stanley Lake
in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan near Iron River and Ski Brule
WI-FI NOW AVAILABLE AT OUR LODGE/POOL BUILDING-FREE!
SPECIAL FOR SKI BRULE SKI CAMPS AND CLINICS!
GET $50.00 OFF OF YOUR STAY WITH PROOF OF SKI CAMP PARTICIPATION
(AVAILABLE FROM OPENING THROUGH DECEMBER 16,2014; 2 NIGHT MINIMUM)
Lac O' Seasons has been family owned and operated by Randy and Nancy Schauwecker since 1973. We have hosted countless numbers of families just like yours in the great Northwoods of the Upper Peninsula.. the Midwest's last unspoiled wilderness. Spend an unforgettable vacation with us making memories to be shared for years to come.
- 14 - two.. three.. and four bedroom cottages
- 8 located on the shores of beautiful Stanley Lake
- Recreation lodge with pool, whirlpool, and sauna
- 5 minutes from Ski Brule
- 37 acres of Maple and Birch woods surround your cottage
- 600 feet of wooded shoreline with footpaths down to the water
- 4 seasons of recreational activities
The lodge building houses our resort reception desk, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and game room. We have a commercial kitchen that larger groups of registered guests can rent to host a gathering in one place. There is a sunning deck out front where you can soak up the sun while kids are in the pool. There are full baths with changing rooms so our winter guests don't have to hike the resort in wet swim suits! The large checker board in front of the fireplace attracts all ages and many challenges go on and on. Guests can check out a good book, leave a deposit for a free movie from our selection or try one of our collection of jigsaw puzzles or games...all that while sampling from our variety of ice cream flavors!
Lac O' Seasons has 600 feet of shoreline with beautiful views of Stanley Lake and "ringside" views of spectacular sunsets. The shoreline is dotted with boat docks, however, there is an "L" shaped dock set aside specifically for swimming where no motor boats are allowed providing safety for swimmers in the water. During the winter months the snowmobiles use the lake for a ride or to get to the favorite ice fishing spot. Cross country skiing or snowshoeing on the lake is always a good workout!
Lac O' Seasons is set in the midst of a hardwood forest and most every cottage is nestled in among the towering trees. In the spring, we are blanketed with forget-me-nots and trilliums. Summer brings the beautiful carpet of ferns under the trees and along the pathways. As you can see above the fall colors are magnificent. Some years the colors almost look flourescent. Our hunters always hope for the first snowfall before they start tracking deer. Once the snow comes it usually stays until spring. Our snow stays white and bright, lighting up the landscape day and night! The full moon on the snow makes you want to take a walk, climb on your snowmobile or grab your skis, even if the temperature is heading down!
Stanley Lake is located very close to the Ottawa National Forest in Iron County. The lake is approximately 1/2 mile wide and 2 1/2 miles long. It is a spring fed lake running generally about 15 feet deep with a deeper channel on our side of the lake going down to 30 feet deep. There is a small island in the lake that is government property so anyone can enjoy it. It is fun to explore but be careful not to disturb the loon's nest near the shoreline or the bald eagles' nest in the tallest pine on the island. Part of the lake's shoreline drops off quickly and part of it is quite gentle so different styles of fishing can be accommodated. We have an excellent boat landing on the northern end of the lake where private boats can be put in. The landing is a great place to skip rocks with kids or grandkids after the brisk walk there of 1/2 mile plus.
The lodge building houses a large game room in addition to the pool, whirlpool, and the sauna. Pinball machines, foozball, a pool table, and "old fashioned" video games are all available to resort guests. There is a snack area that features ten flavors of ice cream, locally made frozen pizzas, candy and pop. The fireplace area is usually crowded each evening as adults relate experiences of the day, with a late night snack of ice cream while the kids enjoy a final swim. Free Wi-Fi is available at the lodge building and on the sunning deck.
On the shoreline there is a large L-shaped dock which encloses a sanded area for swimming. A raft floats beyond the swimming dock for the more adventurous. Swimming in the lake in late June, July, or August is quite comfortable. In the event of inclement weather, there is always the pool in the recreation lodge.
Many guests enjoy hiking in the Ottawa National Forest during the summer or cross country skiing the trails during the winter months. Guests might consider river canoe trips, or even horseback riding. Antiquing is a great pastime in our area. The Iron County Museum offers special events weekly during the summer. The cities of Iron River and Crystal Falls have many events planned during the year.
Be sure to check with our Chamber of Commerce to see what is going on during your visit, be it the annual Rodeo, the Bass Festival, The Rum Rebellion Days or even the Humungus Fungus Festival!
Iron County provides three golf courses in close proximity. The Iron River Country Club is only about 5 miles from Lac O' Seasons. This nine hole course is fun for the whole family and being so close the golfers can shoot a round or two without being gone too long! George Young Recreation Complex is located on Chicaugon Lake about 10 miles from us. George Young offers a challenging 18 holes of golf with some beautiful views of Chicaugon Lake. Most people plan to rent a cart as the hills are daunting! However, those same hills make for great cross country skiing during the winter months. Snowmobilers can ride to the complex and stop in at the beautiful dining room/bar in the main building. Last but not least is the Crystal View Golf Course in Crystal Falls, about 20 miles from us. It is another hilly course with beautiful views of the Paint River that flows through Crystal Falls. These hills take a soft touch!
Ski Brule is one our closest neighbors. The ski area provides great family fun at almost any time of the year. The ski season brings good midwest down hill skiing, cross country skiing and snowboarding. The lodge serves meals, provides daycare and children's programming. Summertime brings horseback riding and skeet shooting. With that facility only 5 minutes away, many families take advantage of what Brule has to offer.
You can be as busy as you want to be, or simply enjoy the tranquility that only a cottage by the lake can offer.
Fishing and Boating
A busy day on this lake might be four ski boats. Stanley Lake is primarily a walleye lake. We do have trophy musky, and some tilt the scale at over thirty pounds. There are also large and smallmouth bass as well as perch. Like other lakes in the region, the best fishing is in the spring or early June. The warmer days of summer require fishing in the evening or early morning. Iron County has many miles of trout streams for the fly fisherman. With over 500 lakes in the area a fisherman can find a spot to try for his or her favorite species!
There are canoes, fishing boats, and a pontoon boat available on a rental basis. A paddle boat is available free at the beach area on a sign-out-basis. Jet skis are avaliable to rent from a dealer in northern Wisconsin. If you choose to bring your own boat, there are many boat slips free of charge to Lac O' Seasons guests.
Stanley Lake runs approximately north and south so wind surfing and sailing is fun. Guests who have a small sailboat or wind surfer would have a great time as we get good winds from the west.