Sleight’s Wildwood Resort is located one mile off of Highway 51, only 18 miles north of Woodruff, in the heart of the beautiful Northwoods country of Wisconsin; a truly year-round vacationland.
Sleight’s Wildwood started out as Island Lake Log Cabins in 1905 and was owned by Carter Blatchford from Chicago. Richard Sleight Sr. built the original cabins and also managed the resort for the Blatchfords. There weren’t many roads and guests arrived by train at the depot in Manitowish. At that point, they were ferried up the Manitowish River to the resorts located on the chain of lakes. In the Roaring Twenties, the resort hosted politicians and gangsters from the Chicago area and even produced its own Moonshine. In 1956 Richard Jr. and Helene purchased most of the original resort and began to remodel the existing cabins and build additional modern cabins. Dan, Anna, & Helene continue to take care of the day to day operation of the resort with help from friends and family. The resort is located on beautiful shoreline and connected to hundreds of acres of private forest with trails winding through the large timber.
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