Hear American Plan resort (all three meals provided) and think golf courses, horseback riding, etc? Not Boyd's - this is the quintessential north woods resort where it's all about fishing, but with no cooking!! If you fish, there are four lakes on the property, three of them private to the resort. And expert guides to help you find the best spots on those lakes or nearby. If you want to try to catch a musky, they'll help you do it. My husband and I don't fish, but just love the quiet, restful atmosphere at Boyd's: Long Lake has no public access, only a few other private cabins, and a horsepower limit plus jet skis are banned. It is truly a place to wind down and recharge. Various members of my family have been going to Boyd's for about twenty years and we feel like "newbies." We've met many people who are the second and third generations to bring their families, so getting reservations can be tough with such a high return business. Every winter the owners do a major remodeling of at least one cabin, so although the cabins have a wonderful rustic feel, they are very modern and well-cared for. The cabins range in size from being suitable for just two people to up to 20 or 25. Consequently Boyd's works well for extended family vacations.Their web site describes the cabins quite well. Having a screened porch is important to us and can be surprisingly difficult to find in north woods resorts, but almost all of the cabins at Boyd's have them. The meals are excellent and through the years we've experienced them updating their menus and choices to stay current. But don't expect a Bistro experience, just normal food, well-prepared.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This family oriented resort now covers over 2600 private acres, with five spring fed lakes. For the serious and novice fisher person alike, there are muskies, walleyed pike, both largemouth and smallmouth bass, and a variety of panfish. Although the fishing is not as good as it was in the turn of the century, our various fisheries management programs are helping. Although the rustic outward appearance of Boyd's has been maintained our commitment to continually upgrade and maintain our facility has changed mush within. All eighteen cabins have been completely remodeled, new boat docks have been built, a recreation area and swimming area have been maintained along with an 18 hole disc golf course and over 30 miles of biking and hiking trails and innumerable other attractions, conveniences, and activities. It is our sincere commitment to provide our guests with comfortable, fully modern accommodations in a truly secluded northwoods environment. We believe we were fortunate enough to inherit. and hopefully wise enough to maintain. an exceptionally beautiful area of northern Wisconsin, and we would like to share this with you. ... more less