Northern WI Activities & Themed Bookings

Northern WI Activities For Nature Lovers

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  • See the deer grazing in the fields from the screened in porch or SunRise deck (also smoking areas)
  • Gaze at the stars while sitting by the fire pit
  • Use Graf’s row-boat or canoe and enjoy the peace and quiet of Butternut Lake
  • Watch and listen to the loons, eagles, and fish while on the lake or relaxing on the dock
  • Graf’s 70-foot dock is set up for enjoying the lake, mooring your boat, and using the dock ladder for easy access to lake swimming!

Open the Graf Häus door, walk to the dock, and your water activities begin ~ any season of the year.


At Park Falls Country ClubMellen Golf CourseWestwood Golf Course – Phillips, Apostle Highlands Golf Course, or Black River Golf Club. These golf courses have well maintained fairways and greens surrounded by the natural beauty of Wisconsin. These courses have green fees that are inexpensive and allow you to have fun throughout the months of May through October. A new challenge – sometimes the wildlife joins you on the course.

Hiking, Biking, ATV/Snowmobiling

SnowmobilerHundreds of miles of well groomed ATV and snowmobile trails offer exciting and picturesque rides for both novice and skilled riders. These trails run through the gorgeous northland landscape and are also used for hiking and biking. While hiking on any of the trails, exploring the flora and fauna is a great outing to share with family and friends. Near the Graf’s Häus a contemplative walk can take as little as 15 minutes walking along Butternut Lake Road or several hours as you bike around Butternut Lake. Two adult Trek bikes (male and female) are available for Graf Häus guests.

Cross Country Skiing

Within 30 miles, 8 ski areas are maintained for an invigorating and enjoyable day of skiing through 170 year old hardwood and evergreen forest along the Flambeau River over relatively flat trails to moderately hilly and rolling terrain traversing some of the most hilly terrain in northern Wisconsin.

Great Fishing & Hunting

Untitled4Butternut Lake covers 1100 acres (4 miles) for fishing muskellunge, northern pike, walleye, and pan fish year round. Every August is the Musky Tournament. Fisherman love Butternut Lake ~ summer and winter! Others enjoy summer water sports on Butternut Lake as well as winter showshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. There are over 800,000 acres of forest for hunting ruffed grouse, deer, and bear.

End your day of sport at Graf’s LakeSide Häus where you have a convenient place for cleaning and freezing game and fish. For information on fishing and hunting rules/regulations, along with maps, visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.


Supper Clubs

Enjoy a “night out” and choose from prime rib specials, a Friday night fish fry, country ribs . . . at one of the many Supper Clubs.

Themed Bookings

Book a special event at Graf ‘s LakeSide Haus . . . Themed Bookings include {but not limited to}:

  • Book Discussion[s] – Ask D&D for book discussion list {or recommend a book}
  • Crafts – including cards or scrapbooking
  • Essential Oils Spa
  • Gardening Techniques
  • Gourmet Cooking
  • Habits for Living {Inner Harmony}
  • Journaling
  • Life in the UAE ~ Through the Eyes of an Expat [Slide-show Session(s)]
  • Photography Techniques
  • Poetry
  • Projects or Basic Sessions for Knitting or Quilting {requires regular sewing machine}
  • Special Event Party {Discuss Details with D&D}
  • Create Your Own Themed Booking {Discuss Details with D&D}

Cost of a Themed Booking varies – Discuss with D&D. Themed Booking MUST be confirmed several months in advance in order to secure necessary arrangements.

Graf’s LakeSide Häus is central to Northern WI Activities with day trips to:


Local Activities in Butternut and Park Falls
Park Falls

Fifield {15 minutes south on Hwy 13}
Old Town Hall Museum

Phillips (30 minutes south on Hwy 13}
Concrete Park


Ashland {1 hr north on Hwy 13}
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Shores of Lake Superior / Ashland Mural Walk

Midwest’s “Cape Cod” – Bayfield and Apostle Islands {1 3/4 hr north on Hwy 13}
Apostle Islands Cruise Service
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Bayfield Heritage Tours (Ghost and History Walks)
Bayfield Maritime Museum

Hiking at 3 local falls
Copper Falls – Morgan Falls – St. Peter’s Dome

Theater ~ Bayfield & Washburn
Big Top Chautauqua (live regional & national performances)
StageNorth (performing arts)


Tourist Mecca & Gaming – Minocqua, WI {45 minutes south on Hwy 13 and east on Hwy 70}
Flambeau Flowage – ‘Crown Jewel of the North’
Park Falls – Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking


Tourist Mecca – Hayward, WI {1 hr north on Hwy 13 and west on Hwy 77}
Chequamegon National Forest


Cycling & Hiking Trails: Contact Price County Forestry Department 715 . 339-6371

Gaming/Casinos [4 within ½ hour to an hour driving distance]
Festivals – Art & Craft Shows – County Fairs – Antiques – Flea Market

Flea Market

Upper Peninsula. . . and much more!


Indians, loggers, trappers, fisherman, miners and farmers left their mark on the area. Their heritage can still be seen today. Let your vacation begin once you turn onto Graf Road off Highway 13 just 4 miles north of Park Falls, Wisconsin.