Come and enjoy a stay at McGrath’s Big Arb Resort in Wisconsin’s beautiful Northwoods! Open all year round, we are located just 10 minutes north of Minocqua on Big Arbor Vitae Lake which features 1100 acres of Class A fishing, chock full of Musky, Walleye, Bass, Bluegill, Perch, and Crappie! 75% of our lake is state parkland, which means breath-taking natural beauty and no crowds. Whether you are a sportsman or looking for a fun, family, pet-friendly retreat, a vacation at Big Arb Resort offers a variety of activities during all four seasons of the year!
The spring season is a great time of year to come up and enjoy some of the best fishing without all of the crowds. You can also visit the area wildlife parks, dine at one of the fine area restaurants, ride the numerous area bike trails, or try your luck at the casino.
Swimming, boating, waterskiing, fishing, golfing, zip-lining, horseback riding, mini-golf, go-karting and kayaking are just a few of the many things to do on hot summer days. At night sit back and relax around the campfire, make s’mores and enjoy the shooting stars.
The fall season offers the chance to enjoy breathtaking colors as the trees turn or attend one of the areas many fall festivals. There are thousands of acres of state forest to try hunting for small game or going after the elusive whitetail deer. Fall fishing for musky is when the biggest trophies are caught.
The ice fishing right in front of the cabins is some of the best fishing on the lake. You can snowmobile right from your front door with access to hundreds of miles of the best snowmobile trails in the state. If you are into quiet sports, there are lots of places to ice skate, cross country ski, and snowshoe.
Big Arb Resort
10328 Big Arbor Vitae Drive
Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin 54568
McGrath’s Big Arb Resort is a lakefront family resort offering 4 modern, fully-equipped, housekeeping units with knotty pine interiors. 3 of our units are pet friendly for a small extra fee! All units have flat screen TVs with cable, WiFi, bed linens, towels, (the only resort in the area that provides towels for your convenience!), kitchens with microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, all the necessary dishes and cooking utensils, a charcoal grill, lawn furniture, 14 ft. aluminum boat, and picnic table. In addition, there is a sandy beach perfect for sand-castles, a central campfire pit, paddleboat, and plenty of dock space. We are located right next door to the Four Seasons Bar and Supper Club, which features lakefront dining! Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Pontoon rentals are available in advance.
The 3 bedroom main lodge upper unit is 30 feet from the water. It has 2 kings and a double bed with a queen hide-a-bed in the living room, full bathtub with shower, gas fireplace and central air conditioning.
*8 person capacity
This cabin has 2 bedrooms and is right on the water. It has a queen and 2 twin beds with a queen hide-a-bed in the living room and gas fireplace.
*6 person capacity
This cabin has 2 bedrooms and is right on the water! It has a queen and a double bed with a queen hide-a-bed in the living room and gas fireplace.
*6 person capacity
The 3 bedroom main lodge lower unit is 30 feet from the water. It has 2 queens and 2 twin beds with a queen hide-a-bed in the living room, gas fireplace and central air conditioning.
*8 person capacity
Rates do not include tax. Pets are allowed in most units, but must be supervised at all times and cleaned up after. Non-refundable deposit is required. Balance is due upon arrival.
May 15 – August 31
2 bedroom – $190
3 bedroom – $210
2 bedroom – $1095
3 bedroom – $1195
September 1 – May 14
2 bedroom – $135
3 bedroom – $150
2 bedroom – $750
3 bedroom – $850
Nightly – $25
Weekly – $125
(for reservations that are less than 3 nights)
2 bedroom – $75
3 bedroom – $125