Night time view Ice fishing at Coady's Point of View Resort

Ice fishing and winter fun at Coadys’ Point of View Lake Resort near Eagle River Wisconsin

Coadys’ Point of View Lake Resort, situated at North Twin Lake near Eagle River, is a fantastic place to experience the popular winter activity of ice fishing in Wisconsin.

Winter in Phelps, WIIce fishing at Coady's Point of View Resort

The serene setting at Coadys’ Point of View Resort and Campground makes for a perfect day on the ice. Not only is the resort perfect for ice fishing, it’s also located in the heart of snowmobile country, with access to hundreds of miles of groomed trails, close to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities.

Frozen ice View from North Twin lake at Coady's Point of View Resort

In the wintertime, the cottages and cabins at Coadys’ POV resort are so cozy and comfortable to warm up in after a day on the ice. The cabins include a variety of winter vacation accommodations including fireplaces, fast wifi, and super comfy beds. Here’s a few photos from our wonderful accommodations at Cabin #12 “Turtle’s Hideaway”.

The winter scenery at Coadys’ Point of View is truly breathtaking, and the peaceful, quiet atmosphere is perfect for a relaxing escape into the snowy woods of northern Wisconsin. The friendly and welcoming staff is dedicated to making your stay enjoyable and memorable.

Panorama view of Ice fishing at Coady's Point of View Resort

When entering the resort, follow the road to the end to the cabins. It’s recommended to use the Coadys’ POV resort map to find your cabin location.

When it comes to ice fishing, Coadys’ Point of View Resort is the perfect location for ice fishing as it’s perfectly situated on North Twin Lake, which is known for its abundance of panfish, including perch, bluegill, and crappie. The lake is also home to largemouth bass, northern pike, and walleye.

To start ice fishing, you’ll need to drill a hole in the ice and set up your fishing gear. This typically includes a fishing rod, reel, line, bait, and a portable shelter to keep you warm and dry. See more below about ice fishing equipment rentals at Coadys’ POV. When ice fishing, be patient and wait for a bite – when you feel a tug on your line, reel it in slowly to avoid breaking the line.

Once you’ve set up your equipment, it’s time to start fishing! The best time to catch fish is usually early in the morning or late in the evening, when the fish are most active. After interviewing an ice fisher at Coadys’ POV Resort on North Twin Lake, they shared that the fish are also very active when there’s a big snowfall with low wind.

Learn more about ice fishing at Coadys’ Point of View Resort.

Ice fishing Shanty for rent at Coady's Point of View ResortIf you don’t want to worry about bringing your own gear, ice fishing equipment rental packages are available at Coadys’ Point of View Resort . Be sure to check their equipment availability calendar as rentals operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The ice fishing equipment packages include a 4-person wood shanty or a 4-person pop-up insulated tent. Don’t forget to check the Coadys’ POV website for equipment availability. Added bonus! However ice fishing equipment rentals are not a guided service, upon request, the resort staff will help with setup.

One of our favorite stops near the resort was about a half-hour drive west to Saint Germain Brewery. Here’s some photos from our beer-filled lunch:

Don’t forget the Camp Store at Coadys’ POV Resort

Here’s a few photos of the fun camp resort, game room and rec-room:

Coadys’ Point of View Resort is an ideal choice for those looking to go ice fishing during the winter months. The resort can provide equipment to help ensure a successful fishing expedition, and the comfortable cabins provide the perfect place to relax after a long day outdoors. The resort is conveniently located near a larger town (Eagle River, WI) with many services, plus a variety of winter activities such as snowmobiling and sking, making it an ideal destination for a winter vacation. Overall, Coadys’ POV Resort is a great place to experience a variety of winter sports and activities in a beautiful natural setting.

Ice fishing at Coady's Point of View Resort

Ice fishing at Coadys’ POV Resort is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the winter season. With a cozy cabin at Coadys’ Point of View Resort, you can make it a relaxing getaway as well.

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Coadys’ Point of View Lake Resort, Wisconsin Glamping and Cabin Rentals
3932 N Primich Way,
Phelps, WI 54554
Booking Assistance: 715-545-FISH (3474)
On-Site Guest Assistance: 715-891-6613 (9am to 8pm)

Smokie mountains road trippin

Scenic Outdoors in Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge and The Great Smokey Mountains

At the end of April this Year, my best friend Josh, and I headed from southern Wisconsin to Pigeon Forge at the mouth of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. This trip was a once-in-a-lifetime sightseeing adventure with my best bud and was more fun than I’ve had in a long time. We enjoyed daily sightseeing around the Smokies, tasting new food, cooking outdoors, late night swims and lot of hot tubs! Below is a collection of my favorite highlights from the trip and at the bottom of the post, find my short directions from Wisconsin as well as a funny list of things I did not want to forget to bring along!

Louisville and Pigeon Forge here we come!

Leaving Wisconsin josh and matt


We arrived in Louisville, KY! We lucked out and found an indoor overnight public parking garage across the street from our Airbnb, checked in, wondered down the first alley which had overhead string lights and colorful graffiti that brought us to t Black Jockey’s Lounge where we enjoyed dinner with amazing new company and some bourbon and live music!

The 2nd roadtrip day, we drove 5 hours from Louisville, KY to Pigeon Forge, TN and checked into our timeshare. Upon arrival, we napped until midnight and recouped from our fun night before! Day 3, we woke and spent the rest of the week exploring Gatlinburg and the Smokey Mountains National Park! Did you know, the Smokey Mountains NP is unique in that it’s the only National Park with free entrance fees!

Pigeon Forge, TN to Lafayette, IN to Wisconsin

On the way home, we traveled from Pigeon Forge to Lafayette, Indiana, hometown of Purdue University, engineering mega-school! We loved our Airbnb in downtown Lafayette, which was a few blocks from fun pubs and fancy dark bars with friendly bartenders.

PIGEON FORGE DIRECTIONS (Wisconsin to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee)

Mineral Point to Gratiot = WI-23 south to WI-11
Gratiot = WI-11 east to HWY 78 South
78 south to 20 EAST
20 East to US 39/51 (rockford)
39/51 south to Bloomington, IL 55/74
74 east to US-465 Indianapolis
US-465 to US-65 south
65 south to LOUISVILLE
***DAY 2 From Louisville**
US-64 to US-75 at Lexington, KY
US-75 south to US-40 in Knoxville, TN
US=40 to TN-66
66 to 2813 Rolling Hills Drive Pigeon Forge (Mountain Meadows Resort)

Road trip packing

Josh and I traveled in my 2008 Honda Ridgeline (200k miles on the odometer!) and here’s some of the supplied I brought…

Don’t forget
– boombox tattoo artwork
– razor
– Pack cooler
– Beer in garage

– frisbee & yo ring
– flat top grill
– *Bacon, eggs, cheese & bread and oil (for airbnb & on the road)
– Spatchula
– small gas grill (for picnic grilling at a park in the smokies)
– coffee & **creamer
– %%laundry detergent
– %%Beach towels
– ##bug spray
– ##sun screen
– ##wide brimmed hat and *ball cap
– Umbrellas
– flip flops and crocs
– spare keys
– backpack for hiking

– Check windshield wiper fluid
– travel neck pillow
– ##Kleenex for the truck
– sparkling waters for the truckill
– snacks: crackers, ##cheese, ##meat sticks/summer sausage, ##almonds
– small cooler for the truck
– cash for tolls
– ##maps including foldout maps of TN, KY and Indiana
– porta potty

Other Notable Gatliingurg and Pigeon Forge, TN Vacation Fun Spots


Runs daily from 8am to midnight – ]rides start and end on 5 routes from Trolley Station. The station is located in the Old Mill District on Old Mill Drive.

Pigeon Forge party fun

  • Arcade that’s free play w wristband – there is NONE
  • Enjoy dinner at the BAR AT THE TOP OF THE WORKLD at ANAKEESTA –
  • Forbidden cave –
  • Hillbilly golf –
  • Cataract Falls – Located just 10 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg behind the Sugarlands Visitor Center, this short ¾ mile hike is ideal for all ages and endurance levels.
  • Gourley’s Pond in Cades Cove – Cades Cove is full of charming places, but Gourley’s Pond is perhaps one of the most overlooked destinations. – To get to Gourley’s Pond, you’ll need to park your car at LeQuire Cemetery located at the end of Sparks Lane. Walk down the loop road for 200 feet, then turn right and continue for about 100 feet. You’ll see the pond afterward.
  • Elkmont Troll Bridge – Before the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established, the Elkmont area was a pioneer community, then a logging town, then a resort town for wealthy vacationers. When the park was established in 1934, Elkmont residents could choose to sell their homes for full value and relocate or sell their properties to the National Park Service for a discounted price in return for a lifetime lease. Once the National Park Service took over, Elkmont slowly started turning into a ghost town. One structure that’s still standing is the Troll Bridge. It spans a small creek a little ways off trail. If you want to see the Troll Bridge, take one of the side trails to the right about 100 feet into the Little River Trail. You’ll follow the side trail through the forest until you reach the bridge. All you have to do is follow the path parallel to the stone walls!
  • Rich Mountain Road
  • Riverwalk Greenway – Begins at Patriot Park, 186 Old Mill Ave., Pigeon Forge, TN
  • Lodge Factory Store