Great Fun

The Great Escape is located in the quietly beautiful town of Phelps, Wisconsin,  just minutes from Eagle River. Vilas County is a great vacation destination, especially if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for true relaxation. And with a Great Escape cabin rental on the shores of North Twin Lake, you will be loving every minute of your visit!

Family Fun & Stunning Views!

Stunning views of North Twin Lake Phelps WI

Enjoy the stunning view of North Twin Lake from one of our cabins or from the deck of the Great Escape bar, where you can enjoy a cold drink while taking in the sunset. North Twin Lake is one of the largest lakes in Vilas County, and connects with South Twin Lake. Vilas County has over 1000 lakes for you to explore and enjoy the outdoor activity of your choosing. From boating and fishing to jet skiing and swimming, you can do it all here in Vilas County!

Your Fishing Destination

Great Fishing in Phelps WI

Had your share of fishing on North Twin? Try your hand on one of the many other lakes in Phelps – Big Sand Lake, Kentuck Lake, Spectacle Lake or the world-famous musky filled Lac Vieux Desert Lake. Each freshwater lake has great fishing and boating, and many have sandy beaches for swimming or rock hunting.

Winter Wonderland

Great escape is your starting point for adventure

Vilas County has some of the best snowmobile trails in the world! And no wonder, nearby Eagle River is the Snowmobile Headquarters of the World. Visit the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame Museum and Gift Shop to learn more about the history of this popular winters sport. There are more than 600 miles of groomed trails throughout Vilas County, connecting each one of the quiet communities. Planning your Northwoods snowmobile trip? Swing by The Great Escape to warm up with a tasty meal and refreshing beverage!

Phelps – Beautiful Forests & Lakes

Enjoy the beautiful forests around Phelps WI

Nearly all of Phelps sits in the Nicolet Forest, right on the Upper Michigan/Wisconsin border.  There’s no better way to see the Nicolet National Forest than on a trail. Hike and view spring wildflowers, bike along a tranquil wetland, hunt grouse on a hunter/walking trail, or ski through winter woods.  There is plenty to do whether you enjoy fishing, hiking, bird-watching, canoeing or simply relaxing by the lake.