big blake lake

Our Most Popular Team Member... Blakey the Moose

We wanted to introduce you to the most popular member of the Up North Cabin Rentals team… Blakey the Moose!

He’s in charge of hospitality, making sure our guests feel welcome, keeping everyone warm during a cold winter stay, or giving the kids someone to snuggle while they watch a movie on one of our big TVs. He knows his way around the lake and loves to go for walks in the woods around the cabins. If you let him have a little bit of popcorn or a sip of hot cocoa he’ll be your friend forever and might even bring you breakfast in bed.

 His favorite thing to do up at the cabin is to sit on the deck and listen to the wind blow through the trees or relax on the dock and see what the catch of the day might be. He's also been known to hunker down with a good book and keep an eye on the lake from the huge window in Cabin on Blake Too.

Or take a ride on a visiting pooch. But often times that doesn't go as planned and he can end up covered in slobber. If you happen to catch a picture of him, tag us at #UpNorthCabinRentals or #BlakeyTheMoose.

Blakey hasn't always been a fixture on Big Blake Lake. In fact, there aren't very many moose in the entire state of Wisconsin. Experts estimate the population of all moose in the state to be less than 50. But every once in a while we'll find out about a moose who's probably wandered over from Michigan or Minnesota. Or maybe even all the way from Canada. We hear those northern moose like our Wisconsin summers.

As for Blakey, he's staying put, right here on Big Blake Lake. And he's hoping you'll come visit real soon!

Babymoons... one last getaway to the lake

If you haven't had a baby, been pregnant, or known someone who has in the past several years, you might not have heard of a babymoon. It's a time for expectant couples to get away, relax, and spend quality time together before their beautiful, crying, needy bundle of joy arrives. A babymoon can be as elaborate or simple as a honeymoon. Some couples go all out, fly to international locations, sunbathe on a tropical beach, or get that last stamp on their passport for the foreseeable future. Others might take time off work, silence the cell phone, pull the shades and hunker down for one last staycation at home.

But flying while pregnant can be tricky. And who wants to risk Zika virus or subject themselves to potential lost luggage, travel delays or sand in their maternity swimsuit? Some cruise lines won't even let expectant mamas on the ship, depending on how far along they are in their pregnancy. Staying home can be relaxing, but the piles of onesies still need to be washed, the crib still hasn't been assembled and a soothing bath would be nice, if only that belly wasn't in the way when mom-to-be tries to bend over and scrub out the bottom of the tub.

Here at Up North Cabin Rentals, we have the perfect space for a babymoon in either one of our cabins. Expectant couples can get away from home without having to go far from home. We've had several couples take advantage of our cabins for their last relaxing hurrah and the positive feedback we've received made us want to spread the word!

If you book a winter weekend you can sit inside and sip cocoa while you watch the snow fall, snuggle under the covers with your sweetie, and even get a little snowshoeing in on the lake. The summer months provide sunsets on the deck, gentle tours of the lake via paddleboat or a pontoon, and fishing from the end of the dock if that's your thing. Spring and fall are some of the most peaceful times on the lake. The trees are either blazing with color or budding with new growth. The wildlife is either busy preparing for winter or waking up to a new season in spring. If peace, quiet, and rest are on at the top of your babymoon must haves, you can't do better than a lakeside cabin stay.

We've had babies. We know about the joy, love and miraculous blessing that adding a new life to your family can bring. But we also know about the sleepless nights, ear-piercing screeches and blowout diapers. So if your family is about to expand, keep us in mind for one last week or weekend of relaxation. And if you're looking for something special to give that expectant couple in your life--something they'll appreciate and look back on fondly in the days, months and years to come--consider a gift certificate to one of our cabins for a babymoon stay.

Mom and Dad will thank you. And remember you when they're washing that sinkful of bottles, rocking that colicky babe or folding their fifth load of onesies.

Spend Time Making Memories.

Cabins on Blake is a place where memories are made! 

I Live for Autumn

Hoodies, bonfires, the sounds of leaves crunching, the smell of the air...

I live for Autumn. 

Although this time of year is a little bitter sweet at the Cabins on Blake, it is absolutely my favorite. It is time to remove the docks from the water, put the summer fun away and get ready for a transformation of landscape. Here are a few pictures that we have captured over the past few weekends.  So much beauty!