Welcome to The Arrows Resort

This is a winter just like the “old days”!!!  If you haven’t been up yet this winter, now is the perfect time!  And if you were up before, this is likely the very best sledding of the winter or for many winters!  We got cancellations and now have Deerpath and Coyote Cove both open right now starting February 27th, so if you’re looking for a great place to stay give us a call or text 715-360-6650.  These are big homes that can sleep up to fifteen people each, so if you have a group this may be the place you’re looking for.  

We received a foot and a half of snow between Saturday and Sunday followed by big winds that really packed the snow in.  That on top of two or three other big snows right prior, we have snow like we haven’t had since probably the big snow of 1979!  We are still waiting on a snowmobile report update from from the U. P. Thunder Riders who haven’t reported since February 21 and today is February 27, but the trails can’t be anything but wonderful!  Before this last big snowfall, they were reporting very good to excellent.  Our snowmobilers were telling us the riding was awesome!  We really hope that everyone will stay on the trails, since the snow is 3-4′ deep out there.  Getting off the trails could be a real problem.  In the past less than three weeks, we have had 4 1/2’+ or snow, and it’s snowing right now with a few inches of new snow.   We have really comfortable homes for you to come back to after a day on the trails. Isn’t it time for some “me time”?  If you’re looking for a getaway with family and friends to the beautiful Northwoods for some special times in the snow or on the ice in a great well-equipped home, give us a call at 906-358-4390 or cell/text 715-360-6650. Thanks much.  We hope to see you soon!

Snowmobile, cross-country and downhill ski, and ice fishing seasons are here.  It’s a great time to start planning now for your winter getaways if you haven’t already.  We are on an access trail to the main snowmobile trails here as well as having lake access.  You can snowmobile right from your door, and we have plenty of road-level parking for your trailers.  It’s a great time to come up!

Snowmobilers:  Enjoy a great home on the beautiful Cisco Chain.  Our rates for six people for a four-night stay are right around $40 per night per person plus tax for a big home with four bedrooms, two baths, double whirlpools, kitchen, two living rooms, and so much more.  Add more people and the nightly rates are even less!  Check out pictures of our homes on their individual pages.  We have access to the trails right from your door via Thousand Island Lake Road or across the lake.  Both are great with plenty of snow, and we have large drive in and drive out parking areas that will make it easy for your coming and going!  


It’s not too early to make reservations for the coming year.  The easiest way to get us quickly is by phone at 906-358-4390 or cell or text to 715-360-6650.  Spring through fall we also have pontoon and 16 1/2′ deluxe boats with 40 hp or 50 hp motors.   

Thanks so much for visiting our website.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  We would love to help and hope to see you real soon!

                                                                               Carole and Denver Yakel


      Coyote Cove                         Deerpath                                 Island View

             We are located on Thousand Island Lake on the awesome Cisco Chain in Watersmeet

in Michigan’s fantastic U. P. just four miles north of Wisconsin!

The peace and tranquility of this beautiful area will leave you feeling relaxed and happy. We invite you to enjoy our beautiful woods and waters, incredible wildlife and waterfalls, the soaring eagles and cries of the incredible loons, the clearest starry nights, the most sparkly pristine snow-covered virgin forests, and the solitude of this truly blessed area. Come and enjoy it with your family and friends and take home some wonderful memories!

The Arrows are three private family-owned homes located on Thousand Island Lake on the Cisco Chain of 15 Lakes in Michigan’s fantastic Upper Peninsula. Our homes are just a few miles over the Wisconsin border. We have two deluxe executive homes that will sleep up to 15 people each. They each have four individual sleeping areas or more, two baths with double whirlpool tubs as well as many wonderful amenities. One of our homes is located at the former Indianhead Resort.  It’s a three-bedroom, one bath home with a screened-in porch on the side.  It has some of the best sunsets you’ll ever see.  It’s a great time to make reservations now.  Just let us know what time you’re looking for and we will be happy to help you with your vacation plans!

We are 12 miles southwest of Watersmeet and 15 miles northwest of Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin. We’re 34 miles from Eagle River, Wisconsin, 300 miles north of Milwaukee, and 390 miles north of Chicago. It’s about a 5 ½ hour drive to either the Mackinaw Bridge or Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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THE CISCO CHAIN OF LAKES is comprised of 15 navigable lakes with 270 miles of shoreline.  Thousand Island Lake is the largest of these scenic lakes and has numerous islands and bays.  A day boating on the chain is a memorable one… be sure to include the smaller uninhabited lakes, too.

Our son, Bryan, with his nice musky!

WALLEYES, MUSKIES (the state record musky was caught in 1980 on our lake!) large and smallmouth bass, northerns, perch, crappies, and other panfish are plentiful.  Many trophy fish are taken each year.  Thousand Island also contains lake trout, splake, and cisco.  The variety of topography and the individuality of each lake on the Cisco Chain will call you back time after time. The Chain and all it offers will spoil you!  Henry David Thoreau once wrote “Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not the fish they are after.”  So true…enjoy the camaraderie and the beauty of the Northwoods as well, but fishing these lakes that produce fish make it even more memorable!  There are 302 lakes and 241 miles of trout streams to explore in Watersmeet also.


WILDLIFE abounds here.  There are many, many nesting pairs of bald eagles and loons on our chain.  Deer, coyote, raccoon, red fox, bobcat, skunk, otter, beaver, muskrat, bear, porcupine, fisher, etc. are abundant in our area.  Even bobcats and timberwolves reside in Sylvania (we’ve had radio-collared wolves in our yard a few times!).  And Denver took pictures of a young moose just a mile north of our home here a couple of years ago!

We are located in the OTTAWA NATIONAL FOREST and just one mile from Sylvania Wilderness and Recreation Area.  Sylvania is a national forest with 21,000 acres of virgin forests and 36 unspoiled lakes.  This area is closed to motor boats on most lakes (and snowmobiles in the winter), but it is available to the public for canoeing, picnicking, hiking, fishing, swimming, hunting (in season), and winter sports.  There is a beautiful sand beach on Clark Lake which we highly recommend for swimming.

FLAMING FORESTS of colored trees brighten our area from the end of August till sometime in October.  This is a wonderful time to visit the chain.  The fish are biting better with the cooler waters, and fewer people are boating with school back in session.  You’ll long remember the peacefulness and beauty of the chain in the fall.  Late October and early November can provide some of the best fishing of the year!  We have terrific fall and spring discounts and super discounts in the quieter times of the year.


BOWHUNTING AND SMALL GAME HUNTING are popular in the fall.  Many deer, partridge, ducks, geese, and even bear are taken each year.  Our gun deer season runs from November 15 to 30 each year.

ATV, UTV, SNOWMOBILE AND BIKE from your door.  Our county road, Thousand Island Lake Road, is an access trail to the main snowmobile and ATV/UTV trails.  You can legally ride on the right side of the road to the main trails for both sledding and four or six wheeling.  When the ice is safe, you can also access the snowmobile trail by sledding across the frozen lakes of the Chain.  It’s easy to connect up with the trail hub here that allows you to head east, west, north, and south in Watersmeet for some of the best sledding you’ll ever have.  Our U. P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club does a great job of maintaining our snowmobile trails here.  


The Agonikak bike trail is part of the 38-mile Wilderness Lakes Trail.  These trails can be accessed right here on Thousand Island Lake Road joining Watersmeet and Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin.

Our main snowmobile trail becomes our great ATV/UTV trails when it’s not sledding season.  Wide trails maintained by Mi-Trale provide excellent riding for your four-wheelers or six-wheelers.  Mi-Trale has a great trail map and book available, and the Forest Service also has three large maps of the trails here that they have.  Come and enjoy the great scenery, clean air and some wonderful riding! 


Sledding our great trails!


WINTERS here bring lots of snow for the enjoyment of snowmobilers, skiers, and ice fishermen.  Our homes are located on an access trail joining with main trails heading in every direction.  Our fantastic snowmobile trails are groomed daily from December 1 to April 1 normally.  Cross-country skiing is close by in Sylvania and at a trailhead at Sylvania Outfitters.  Six downhill ski hills are within a 45 to 90 minute drive.  Both snowmobile rentals and service and ski outfitters are located locally.  Ice fishing for walleye, pike, and musky on the Michigan side of the chain is open through February 28 or March 15.  Panfish and trout can be taken till the ice goes out around Mid-April.  Enjoy your favorite winter sports or just come and relax in our winter wonderland!  Mid-week discounts for Monday through Thursday visits.

ICE FISHING is a fun and exhilarating past time in the winter here.  Jig for panfish or set up your tip-ups for game fish.  The eagles will entertain you and the scenery will renew you!  There’s no better meal than a fresh catch of fried fish after a fun day on the lakes!  One of my most memorable days was spent catching bluegills with family here and coming home with very rosy cheeks to a slow cooker full of homemade chili.  We fried up our catch of bluegills to a golden brown and cut up a fresh pineapple!  What a strange combination, but it was one of the best meals ever!!!


Whether your vacation plans include a stay in the spring, summer, autumn, or winter, the fantastic Cisco Chain and the breathtaking Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan have it all!  We know that you’ll go home with wonderful memories to last you a lifetime!