We love it here & so will you!

There's no summer memory better than those spent in the Northwoods.

The Edgewater Inn is located just west of downtown Eagle River on the largest chain of freshwater inland lakes in the world! Centrally located just minutes from everything including the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, thousands of lakes, fabulous restaurants, golf courses, go-karts, shopping, mini golf, tubing, kayaking, riding stables, and so much more. The area also offers 100's of miles of hiking and biking trails.

The fun doesn't end in the summer. Fall offers a breathtaking blanket of color with trees changing from cherry red to solid gold which is also a sign that Cranberry Fest is just around the corner.

Winter offers a whole new selection of activities including snowshoeing, scenic cross-country skiing, and let's not forget our World Famous Snowmobile Trails.

Come see why so many people throughout the Inn's 100-year history have been drawn to this very special area.

Mission Statement

Edgewater Inn & Cottages is your place to relax from the daily stress while exploring Northern Wisconsin

Our History & Heritage

Edgewater Inn & Cottages has been in operation since the 1920s in various venues of hospitality and includes an interesting history. Some of the cottages have been here since the twenties. The Inn however has been changed several times. The most dramatic was when a fire broke out just before Christmas in 1943. The present building was a dance hall originally half-mile away. It was brought over in two sections and reassembled onto the old foundation.

A bar was on the first floor on the east side until 1958 when the property was sold. Extensive remodeling was done in the early '60s. The tavern was removed and rooms were added.

See more history in our timeline →

Our Owner

fritz laeserFritz purchased the property in September 2004, a dream come true.  He immediately got to work upgrading amenities for guests.  It is a never-ending labor of love for the care and improvements he continues throughout the property.

Exceptional bespoke hospitality is Fritz's specialty - his number one priority to ensuring you have a memorable vacation and continue to be a part of this longstanding Northwoods tradition.

Be sure to find Fritz during your stay, he is always happy to connect with guests and share stories.


What Our Guests Have To Say. . .

Me my wife and two sons stayed there on our way to the U.P. Fritz the owner was so pleasant to deal with. He even brought a couple of mini mite jigs down to the dock for my boys to use. Such a nice man and a great little resort to stay. Very family-friendly.

Paul B.
Jerseyville, Illinois

This is the best place in town. Fritz is amazing and goes above and beyond to make sure your stay is the best it can be. We stayed right on the water in a 3 bedroom cabin and did not want to leave! Amazing location, nice clean cabin with huge screened-in porch, private pier, and cute geese for my son to feed. We will be back!

Kathy Huebner

This place was just what we needed! The owner was very friendly and helpful as we were unfamiliar with the area. The cabin was fully equipped and immaculate. The views from our private deck were amazing!  We will definitely be back!!!

Donna E.
Lena, Wisconsin