Saturday, July 09, 2011

Sweet Summertime at Black Bear Lodge

The sun is shining and the fish are biting here at Black Bear Lodge. This summer we have enjoyed great weather paired with various entertainment options. Some of our special events start with our featured performers at the Bear's Den Bar & Grill. Enjoy a fun filled night of karaoke with DJ Marvelous Marv every Thursday night. If singing isn't your style, we have great performances by JG Lightborne and Mark Wayne on every Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.

The fun doesn't stop there. Our campfire "Meet and Greet" is Sunday evenings, 7pm at South Point Campfire. This is a great way for our guests to get to know each other and make new friends. Professional fishing guide Fred Brogle helps answer any questions and gives out helpful fishing tips with his FREE fishing seminar at the Sunday campfire. Our guests can also enjoy s'mores by the campfire, with our children's activities director, Nikki.

It's no surprise that Nikki has been kept very busy this summer. From crafting to water play, the Black Bear children's summer program has been a great way for the children of our guests to learn and still have fun on the resort (meanwhile parents get some quiet time)! Children are free to choose the activities they wish to participate in, that way everyone can join at their leisure.

This summer sure has been sweet! Whether you enjoy fishing facts, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, or like to have your alone time on Little St. Germain Lake, we try to accommodate all of our guests needs, which makes Black Bear Lodge the ideal place for your summer vacation.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Up North - St Germain, WI

Leaves are greening up nicely and we are enjoying a beautiful weekend. Took a canoe ride, son took a swim at the beach, we went on a walk along Halberstadt Road and saw a newborn fawn last night!

Folks are out fishing from piers and from their boats...

Here's wishing all a wonderful Memorial Day - and may we all take some time to thank our military, our veterans, who have served our country and defended the freedoms we enjoy each and every day. 

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Thursday, April 28, 2011



Our newly engaged couples have been coming in for their tours of our beautiful lakeside resort. This time of year, everything is fresh & new, anticipation is brewing for the start of our Wedding Season. The breathtaking natural surroundings, lakefront location of the Black Bear Lodge provide the perfect setting for your Special Day! By the way, have you made your appointment yet? My name is Robin and I am the Special Events Coordinator here at Black Bear Lodge. I would love to show you around and answer any questions you may have! Give me a call at 800-563-4340 or email

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New ! Lakes & Links Fishing Tournament

We are always looking for something fun for our guests to do and thought " They love to fish and love to golf -why don't we let them do both? Let's do it for cash! So, we have put together what we think is an awesome tournament - one day of golf at the Eagle River Golf Course and one day of fishing Little St. Germain Lake to win cash money! The tournament will be held on Friday and Saturday June 3 and 4, 2011 (which, by the way is free fishing weekend in Wisconsin so you don't even have to have a license!) and we plan on making it a yearly event.

The fee of $ 199 per person (2 person teams) includes 2 nights of lodging, 18 holes of golf with boxed lunch, a $50 entry fee for the tournament, and Sunday morning breakfast banquet. We'll even provide a boat and motor for fishing if you don't have one! The cash awards will be based on the entries - it is 100% payback so the more that enter, the more you can win!

Click on the link above to check out the great prizes we have lined up - stay, play, and win some cash - how fun is that?

Friday, March 04, 2011

Ice Golf Tournament March 19, 2011

Ready for a good laugh? Celebrate the start of Spring the Northwoods way and golf on ice!

The Black Bear Lodge and the Bear's Den in St. Germain will be hosting an Ice Golf Tournament on Saturday March 19, 2011 to benefit the Vilas County Food Pantry.

The tournament will be held from 9am-2pm on Little St. Germain Lake. The entry fee of $10 per person, or $25 per family or adult foursome includes 9 holes of golf on ice (balls provided), appetizer spread at the Bear's Den, prizes and raffles. Area golf course pros will co-sponsor the event. Bring your clubs and gloves and the whole family!
Proceeds from the golf will be donated to the Vilas County Food Pantry. The Black Bear Lodge is a member of the Wisconsin Northwood's Golf Trail.

Come join us - it's sooo fun!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

St Germain Snowmobile Bikini Run 2011!

The St Germain Radar Racers held a snowmobile radar run Jan 21-22 in West Bay of Little St Germain Lake. In addition to many radar runs against the clock, participants came out strong to raise funds for charity (Susan G Komen for the Cure, St Germain Fire and Rescue, and Plum Lake EMS) in their bikinis! Here's a peek at all the stunning race action!

The Bear's Den at Black Bear Lodge is home to two racers who topped the bikini radar run speeds: Heather Schneider and Bear's Den bar and grill owner, Joe Minaudo!

Thanks to Angry Dave's and all who co-sponsored and volunteered to make this weekend event a huge success!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Joe of The Bear's Den clocks 98 mph in Bikini Run!

Joe Minaudo of The Bear's Den at Black Bear Lodge raised over $1000 and clocked 98 mph in Saturday's Bikini Run during the Radar Racer's event on Little St Germain Lake. Here are a few photo highlights...

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Great snowmobiling continues

Guests at Black Bear Lodge are reporting terrific snowmobiling conditions. Shown here is a view from late last night after guests returned from a day on the northern Wisconsin snowmobile trails. Today it's snowing lightly, cold temps are here.

This weekend the Radar Racers will hold snowmobile radar runs on Lt St Germain Lake on Friday and Saturday and then St Germain drag racing will take place on Sunday.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More Snowmobiling Photos - January 8 and 9

St Germain Highline Trail and osprey nest!

St Germain Bo-Boen Trails - between Lt Saint and Big Saint:

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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Snowmobiling in St Germain - January 8

The 6 inches of snow that fell this week has helped the trails... we had a pleasant ride today around town... on the Bo-Boen trails:

Trail just south of Highway 70 at Halberstadt Road

Highline Trail
St Germain Rentals tribute for Vintage Weekend:)
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

We would like to wish you a Happy & Healthy New Year!

The staff at the Black Bear Lodge.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snow Conditions at Black Bear Lodge

The snow conditions here at the Black Bear Lodge are stacking up! Just look at our Bear that greets you at the Front Office door. The snowmobile trails are open and we have added 9-12 inches of new snow over this weekend. Come stay with us and be the first to blaze the fresh trails.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Vilas County Snowmobile Trails Open Friday, December 10!

These photos were taken Thursday evening at Black Bear Lodge as snow accummulated throughout the day. We received more overnight, totalling about 5-6 inches of new snowfall in the 24 hour period. Vilas County trails, including the St Germain Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club trails, will officially open today at 1pm!

A huge winter storm is heading our way this weekend with varied forecasts from 6-12 inches expected to fall Saturday! With the cold temps we have had and more cold temps in the forecast for next week, we are very enthusiastic about the winter snowmobile season ahead. The Farmer's Almanac is also in our favor with a "cold and very snowy" outlook for Wisconsin this winter.

Click here for our live Web Cam for a northwoods view 24/7!

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