Headed to Eagle River, Wisconsin in late September to revisit this town which had been the childhood vacation spot of my boyfriend. The Chanticleer Inn is located right on Voyageur Lake. Although there are villas available, we stayed in the motel which was adjacent to the lakeshore and tennis court. After coming from Chicago, sounds of the leaves rustling in the wind provided a calm respite.
The motel room with a king-sized bed was quiet and very clean. The room featured a small fridge (not stocked, thankfully) which gave us room to store our beverages and fruit, as well as a small coffeemaker with tasty coffee and tea. Although towels were plentiful, there was a curious lack of towel racks. At least one more towel rack would have been helpful or even a hook behind the bathroom door. This particular room had no tub and one of the smallest shower stalls I've ever seen, so anyone bigger than "average" be warned -- you won't possibly fit your entire body in the stall!
Chanticleer has a pub serving lunch and a fine dining restaurant serving dinner. A variety of entrees were available with steaks being the main emphasis. Service was cheerful and leisurely. There was no breakfast service but there are a number of cafes in Eagle River serving hearty breakfasts.
Overall, Chanticleer provided a pleasant rustic retreat among the late September glorious fall colors and soaring eagles of the North Woods.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chanticleer Inn is a year 'round resort, motel & condo complex in Eagle River, WI. Owned & operated by the Alward Family, since 1951. Located along the shores of Voyageur Lake, part of the famous Eagle River/Three Lakes Chain of 28 lakes. Also on the snowmobile trail. We offer 1-3 bedroom villas, motel rooms, suites, condos & a private home for rent. We also have 2 beaches, restaurant, lounge, & 3 Pontoon Boats for rent. Call 800/752-9193 for reservations/more information. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chanticleer Hotel Eagle River