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“This place is AWESOME!”
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Cabin as it faces the lake
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Cabin as it faces the lake
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11 reviews
Cabin as it faces the lake
View of attached screenporch from behind (facing lakeside)
Bedroom with king bed
Bedroom with double bed
Sitting area facing kitchen area
Kitchen area
Beach area
Bar & grill deck
Bar & Grill
Kids enjoying a paddleboat ride
Swimming by the swim platform
Children's playground
Active eagle's nest on Kathan Lake
Loons enjoy the privacy Kathan Lake offers
Fishing is great!
A beautiful view from the main pier
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Eagle River, Wisconsin

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Very good - based on 11 reviews
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John S
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This place is AWESOME!”
Reviewed September 2, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
2
people found this review helpful

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.

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Liked best: Being able to access the lake using their rowboat
Liked least: There really wasn't much of a beach
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
Sep 3, 2016
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)
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Maryk8025...
Aurora, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Peaceful”
Reviewed July 26, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 11, 2016
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
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kathrynf8...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A cute, clean, bare bones cabin for a family retreat!”
Reviewed July 24, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

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.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 11, 2016
Hi Kathryn
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!
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Friday13t...
Lisle, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A nice place and a good value. Come for the quiet and the stars”
Reviewed August 24, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

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.

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Liked best: The stars at night
Liked least: the kitchen utensils
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Aug 25, 2015
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
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Grafton, Wisconsin
Reviewed June 17, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 18, 2015
We absolutely loved your family - very friendly and fun, and all so full of life! I smiled so much when I saw you all out playing in the yard and on the lake in the rain when it rained all day on Saturday! Hopefully you can make it up again soon.
And thank you so much for sending along the pictures! Love them!
Jim & Barb
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PMM1313
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Relaxing stay.”
Reviewed January 25, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We had a very relaxing trip! Quiet setting and nice owners. Close to snowshoe trails. Loved having the restaurant/bar on site!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 27, 2015
We're glad you could get away for a couple of days and do some snowshoeing! Thanks for staying with us!
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Skidframe
Fargo, North Dakota
1 review
“Very fun week”
Reviewed January 19, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Very quit cabin. Owners were very nice people and were very helpful. Great food. Enjoyed the rustic setting and The two wood burning fire places in the bar. Perfect winter getaway.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 20, 2015
Jim - Thanks for staying with us at Kathan Inn. It was great to meet you and we enjoyed the conversations after the snowmobile races. Hope to see you next year! ~Jim & Barb
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