Wednesday, December 22, 2010

9 More Inches of Snow as Christmas Approaches!

Roughly 9 inches more snow fell since yesterday and we are thrilled with all the snow to usher in the Christmas holiday and New Year! Skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers are in heaven, enjoying the beautiful winter weather and great trail conditions for all winter sports in the St Germain area.

Rustic Manor Motor Lodge, St Germain, on the Oneida and Vilas County line, Wisconsin. 800-272-9776

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's going to be a White Christmas -- we're not dreaming!

We got about 5" of snow overnight! Plowing and shoveling this morning - here's to an exciting Christmas and snowmobile season upon us!

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blizzard begins Saturday Morning!

By late morning Saturday, the snow fall has been heavy -- a great start to the winter season ahead welcomed by skiers, snowmobilers and snow-shoers! The Bo-Boen snowmobile trails and trails throughout Vilas County officially opened December 10 and this Dec 11 blizzard sure sets the stage for a heathy trail base.

Minocqua Winter Park is holding a cross-country ski Demo Days today. They are reporting some groomed ski trails and invite everyone out.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Prayers and Snow Dances Paid Off!

Snow fell all day yesterday and through the night... dropping about 5-6 inches more snow across the area.  It's beautiful out here with snow-covered pines and the bustle of snow plows and shovels!   

Vilas County snowmobile trails officially open today!

Area clubs including the Bo-Boens have not been out grooming or panning the trails just yet, but with last night's addition, they may be out this afternoon/evening to make initial runs to pack the base.  We urge all snowmobilers to ride gingerly (not spinning your track or taking corners to aggressively) so to pack the snow and not scatter snow off the trails. 

Now is the time to get out and enjoy your first trail ride of the season!

Northwoods featured in American Profile article - repost of northwoods featured article timely for the season opener.

Vilas Snowmobile Trails Open this Friday - Dec 7 article, Vilas County News Review

Rustic Manor Motor Lodge, St Germain, on the Oneida and Vilas County line, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vilas Trails to Open Dec 10 - praying for a bit more snow!


DATE:           6 December 2010

TO:                 News Media and Other Parties of Interest

FROM:           Dale Mayo, Vilas County Snowmobile Program Coordinator

RE:                 Vilas County Snowmobile Trails Officially Open   


The use of caution is strongly recommended.  Trails are in early season condition and riders may encounter rough areas and icy patches.  More snow is needed to enable area snowmobile clubs to provide the well groomed world class trails Vilas County is noted for.  It is not recommended to cross area lakes until the route across the lake is clearly marked.

For more information on trail conditions, please contact the area chambers and local snowmobile clubs in the area you plan to ride.

Link to Press Release, reposted by Bo-Boens:!/notes/st-germain-bo-boen-snowmobile-club/good-news-vilas-county-clubs-can-open-on-friday-12102010-we-need-snow/469417102693

Accuweather calling for Late-Week Snow from Alberta Clipper

Rustic Manor Motor Lodge, St Germain, on the Oneida and Vilas County line, Wisconsin.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

St. Germain Holiday Shopping Offers from Rustic Manor

UPDATE:  Sales offer extended through Cyber-Monday! 
Call today for gifts and lodging certificates too! 

Now that Black Friday is over, we are celebrating Small Business Saturday...with Christmas presents and holiday gift ideas from Rustic Manor:

Rustic Manor is offering 20% this weekend on all gifts, books, framed artwork, and clothing in our gift shop on-site.  FREE SHIPPING TOO!

Lodging Gift Certificates valued at $100 or more include a free gift to present with each! 

Email or Call us today for details!

Rustic Manor Motor Lodge, St Germain, on the Oneida and Vilas County line, Wisconsin.

Friday, November 26, 2010

What's your favorite place to dine in the northwoods?

Here are some of our favorites:

View Our Favorite Area Restaurants in a larger map

Rustic Manor Motor Lodge, St Germain, on the Oneida and Vilas County line, Wisconsin.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from St Germain, WI!

Here's wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving from the snow-covered northwoods if Wisconsin!

Rustic Manor Motor Lodge, St Germain, on the Oneida and Vilas County line, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks on this Special American Holiday!

We are grateful for our hotel guests and the beautiful area in northern Wisconsin we call home!

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Rustic Manor Motor Lodge, St Germain, on the Oneida and Vilas County line, Wisconsin.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lake Ice - great sign for winter season to come!

Deer hunting season opened this morning with 15 degrees in St Germain. The cold temps ushered in ice on some area lakes!  We're looking forward to the ice fishing and snowmobiling to come!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Productive Buck Hunt!


This tremendous buck was bagged last week in our area!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

St Germain's paved bike trail - new construction photos

Our friend, Walter Geist, took another bicycle ride to explore the new construction of the east leg of the Heart of the Northwoods Bike Trail in St Germain.  The paved trail is now being expanded from downtown eastward past Rustic Manor and out to Highway O. 

We are looking forward to next summer when we'll be able to hop onto the paved bicycle path and ride all the way north through Sayner and on to Boulder Junction and if we're still filled with energy ride back around to Arbor Vitae!

We will surely continue to offer our rental bikes from the hotel.  Biking enthusiasts -- please let us know what's important to you so we can customize a biking experience for you in the future!   

Click for Nov 16 Bike Trail Photo Highlights
by Walter Geist

Saturday, November 13, 2010

First SNOW of the season to cover Rustic Manor!

Rustic Manor Motor Lodge, St. Germain, Vilas County, Wisconsin

First Accummulating Snowfall hits St Germain Nov 13

Exciting this morning to see the fresh-fallen snow throughout the northwoods! We received a couple of inches of wet heavy snow -- the first accummulating snow of the season. Glad our Christmas lights are already installed and we're looking forward to a great winter with best-ever snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and of course snowmobiling!

Stay tuned here as we plan to update regularly with Bo-Boen snowmobile trail conditions and snowfall reports.

Friday, November 12, 2010

St Germain's paved bike trail expanding to east past Rustic Manor

Photo by: Walter Geist

The paved bike trail has become a popular recreational option for local residents and vacationers alike. We are excited to announce that construction is underway to extend the trail through town and eastward passing Thunderbird Pass, Rustic Manor, Spang's, Halberstadt Road, South Bay Road, Elmer's Fun Park and all the way to Highway O. It will be a terrific addition providing all of us on the east side of town with direct access to the trail!

Click here for more photos by Walter Geist and his trail-breaking bike ride Nov 11, 2010!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Snowmobile Safety Class

Snowmobile safety Education Class to be held in St. Germain December 28 & 29, 2010

Beginning January 1, 2001, any person born on or after January 1, 1985 and who has reached the age of 12, must have completed and received a snowmobile safety certificate in order to operate a snowmobile in Wisconsin. The certificate must be carried while operating the snowmobile, and displayed to a law enforcement officer upon demand. Snowmobile Safety Education Classes are offered in the fall and early winter, and should start appearing on the DNR’s web site within the next month or so.

All students are required to obtain a Wisconsin DNR Customer ID# as part of the criteria to graduate from any Recreational Safety Class and provide that number to their instructor. Students can obtain a DNR Customer ID# from St. Germain Sport Marine during business hours or by calling 1-888-936-7463 between 7 am to 10 pm. You can also visit a Wisconsin DNR Service Center during their regular scheduled hours. For additional DNR Service Center hours and locations go to and click on the “Contact US” tab located at the top.

The Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club’s Snowmobile Safety Education Class will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 28 & 29, 2010. Anyone 11-1/2 years of age or older is eligible to take the class and receive a safety education certificate; however, the certificate does not become valid until the child reaches 12 years of age.

Pre-registration is required by calling either Bev Dittmar at 715-479-4605 or Ron Rhodes at 715-479-8007.

If you can donate a couple of hours of your time to help with registration, grading of tests or helping outside with the machine test, please call Bev Dittmar at 715-479-4605 or Ron Rhodes at 715-479-8007.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bo-Boen Monthly Dinner Meeting Nov 9 at Fibber's

Next Bo-Boen Membership Meeting will be held at Fibber's on November 9.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Bo-Boen Snowmobile Trail Report - Nov 1

St. Germain Bo-Boen Snowmobile Trails are currently closed. We'll be posting here as soon as we get updates to actual trail opening date. It is expected after Dec 10 as weather conditions warrant.