About Us

For over 40 years, the Best family has been operating Idle Hours Resort. It has been the choice for friends and family to gather and enjoy the beautiful Northwoods of Northern Wisconsin. Every season brings a different experience of fun, recreation and relaxation. From waterskiing, fishing, swimming, boating and snowmobiling, to craft fairs, nature walks, shopping and dining, there is something for everyone in St. Germain and at Idle Hours Resort.

We are located in northern Wisconsin between Eagle River and Minocqua. Our 11 cabins are nestled under towering pine trees along the lakefront. The resort grounds encompass 15 acres of wooded land with 500′ of north shore lake frontage on Little St. Germain Lake.

SORRY, NO PETS ALLOWED.

The beauty of the North Woods

Time can seem to stand still when the early-morning mist hangs over the lake and your boat glides across tranquil waters. Make no mistake, it’s a different world in St. Germain. And with thousands of acres of lakes surrounded by the vast Northwoods, there’s plenty of room for everyone. We’ve got trails galore for hiking and biking, and of course we’re well known as a preferred destination for snowmobiling. It’s an outdoorsman’s paradise here, and you can count on St. Germain to make it memorable—each and every time you visit.

Cabins

Choose from a variety of size cabins to suit your needs.

Water’s Edge Cabin

2-Bedrooms / 1-Bathroom

Sunrise Cabin

Sunrise Cabin

2-Bedroom / 2-Bathrooms

Lakeview Cabin

Lakeview Cabin

2-Bedrooms / 2-Bathrooms

Lake Breeze Cabin

Lake Breeze Cabin

3-Bedrooms / 2-Bathrooms

Lakewood Cabin

Lakewood Cabin

3-Bedrooms / 2-Bathrooms

Sunset Cabin

Sunset Cabin

3-Bedrooms / 2-Bathrooms

Hillside Cabin

3-Bedrooms / 2-Bathrooms

Lakeside Cabin

Lakeside Cabin

4-Bedroom / 2.5-Bathrooms

Woodside Cabin

Woodside Cabin

4-Bedrooms / 2-Bathrooms

Trailside Cabin

Trailside Cabin

4-Bedrooms / 2-Bathrooms

Courtside Cabin

Courtside Cabin

5-Bedrooms / 3-Bathrooms

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Guest Reviews

This is the best place to spend vacation! Just beautiful and the cabins are nice, well maintained. The setting provides just the right balance of privacy and family togetherness for family reunion vacation. The owners are genuinely kind and we are so glad we found Idle Hours.
Becky McClungSatisfied Customer
This is the BEST resort you will find anywhere with wonderful owners. They bend over backwards to keep you happy, except catch fish for you. Great fishing in Little St Germain.
Ernest LindseySatisfied Customer
Very nice resort. The owners are nice and very accessible. Great lake access. Cabins are pretty nice. We like coming up here.
Brad CollyardSatisfied Customer
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