History

  • May 20, 2021
    1921 - The Beginning

    Axel Youngdahl entered in to a land contract with Sanborn Company for lots 1,2 & 3

  • May 20, 2021
    1924-1930 - Ownership Changes

    During the late twenties, several ownership changes occurred until 1930 when Walther & Catherine Tuscher purchased and owned the resort for 14 years.

  • May 20, 2021
    1930's - Tales of Buried Cash

    Excerpt Gangster Holiday Tom Hollatz

    Did the infamous gangster Dillinger hide $200K in the Northwoods?

    A nearly century-old rumor that even implicates the Edgewater Inn & Cottages. However, according to Clara Gaffney, the daughter of former proprietor Walter Tuscher questions the story. She states the family did not live in the lodge during the winter months and has no idea who A.J. Herbert is.

    "As far as the large amount of money is concerned, it's kind of a joke, because you could talk to ten different people, and get ten different versions."  -Clara Gaffney

  • May 20, 2021
    1938 - The Remodel

    Walter decided to remodel the main house for his family to live in and added 8 rooms to the main lodge. 
    Edgewater Cottages Lodge 1942Edgewater Cottages 1942Old car parked at Edgewater Cottages

  • May 20, 2021
    1943 - The Christmas Fire

    The Inn has been changed several times over the years. 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.

    Fire Destroys Main Lodge 1223431943 John Rochowiak staning by ruins of inn

  • May 20, 2021
    1944 - Purchased by Genzmer's

    The property was purchased by George (Yutch) & Berenice Genzmer

    Edgewater Inn 1947edgewater sign 1946

  • May 20, 2021
    1958 - The Bar Removed

    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.

    edgewater inn 1956 Yatch Ginzmir Edgewater Bar

  • May 20, 2021
    1960s- AAA Advertising

    AAA Adversting 1960s

  • May 20, 2021
    2004 - A New Era

    Fritz Laeser Enterprises, Ltd. purchased the property in Sept 2004 and has continued to upgrade amenities for guests.

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