By Linde Hyder
Destined to become the ultimate corporate retreat or family getaway, this island oasis stands alone as the preeminent venue for friendly gatherings and endless outdoor enjoyment. Surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty and striking granite topography, this hidden gem rises above the crystal-clear waters of Canada’s renowned Lake of the Woods. The 1,727-square-mile lake encompasses more than 65,000 miles of pristine shoreline and offers an array of seasonal activities in addition to year-round legendary fishing.
Named for the ‘Muskie’ fish found in Lake of the Woods, “Muskie Island” presents the finest lakefront luxury lifestyle imaginable. No detail has been overlooked in the selection of only the highest quality fixtures and finishes to ensure the provision of every convenience. Steeped in history, the five-bedroom layout is richly appointed with imported roughhewn wide plank floors and exquisite cabinetry built by a master carpenter. Two dramatic stone fireplaces encourage cozy get-togethers while heated floors and luxurious linens create a resort-style ambiance.
Easily serving the needs of milestone events and special occasions is the celebrity chef-inspired kitchen, outfitted with state-of-the-art appliances, tableware for 40 guests and customized wine glasses featuring the property’s logo. Large-scale entertaining is facilitated outdoors with a second fully-equipped commercial kitchen and 16,000 square feet of decking highlighted with numerous built-in tables and benches, and a charming gazebo. Additional spaces for conversation and relaxation include two firepits, stone walkways, an extensive vegetable garden and a rock waterfall that cascades down the property. Avid water enthusiasts will appreciate two levels of diving platforms, which allow easy access to the refreshing lake waters below.
Augmenting the main house is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom guest cottage with a private balcony overlooking the lake and a boathouse that defies comparison. Stainless steel countertops, live minnow tanks, commercial ice machine, boat storage, fully-stocked equipment room, fueling station and an observation deck are but a few of the amenities that make the Muskie Island boathouse one-of-a-kind.
Whether you choose to enjoy world-class fishing, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling or simply gazing at the brilliant colors of a breathtaking sunset, you’ll find your sanctuary here on Muskie Island.
Cabin Country Realty LTD.