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Title: Sleeper rental fishing trip advice
Post by: Ice Junkie 76 on Oct 11, 2021, 01:19 AM
Trying to knock one off the bucket list this winter. Looking to take a trip where it's possible to rent a sleeper shack. Would like to rent a decked out shack we could stay on the ice for 4 days. Live near Pittsburgh PA and willing to drive 12hrs. Panfish and walleye are the desired fish. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Title: Re: Sleeper rental fishing trip advice
Post by: IceAddict87 on Oct 11, 2021, 11:32 AM
Not as familiar with your area but Iíve stayed in a few sleepers. That are a great experience but I do like having a porcelain toilet and a shower every couple days. Ice castles are usually pretty much the same. My advice would be to bring portables and move around during the day. Itís a great experience but for no more than it costs for a hotel or rental cabin Iím sticking with a cabin most of the time.
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Post by: vaughan on Oct 11, 2021, 11:36 AM
If anyone has info on same accommodations in Vermont I would appreciate that.
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Post by: parker on Oct 13, 2021, 05:41 AM
https://www.northherohouse.com/

This is a great place  in Vermont. Had some friends go there. Lots of good sized pike on Lake Champlain.
Title: Re: Sleeper rental fishing trip advice
Post by: vaughan on Oct 13, 2021, 06:01 AM
They donít have sleeper shacks.
Title: Re: Sleeper rental fishing trip advice
Post by: wirenut45 on Oct 13, 2021, 08:58 AM
Junkie; i live about 60 mi. north of you. we( son ,n, i) go to MN ,n ND several times every yr. our trips are 14 to 18 or 19 hrs. tho. we take 2 days to get there. 2 reasons; most sleepers you can,t check in til noon or later. get up 2nd morn, get good breakfast, shop for groceries, tackle , and nonres. licence, drive 2-6 hrs, check in refreshed, not beat up from long day in pickup. we stay in sleeper 4-7 days. take WAY more food ,n, water than you think you need, even if you,re anal about menu. reason-weather!!! we,ve been stuck a couple times when storm moved thru ,n, resort can,t keep road on ice plowed. some sleepers have 5 gal bucket ,n, trash bags in closet, some have heated ( or not) portapottys handy. i,m an old  farm boy,raised on a 2 holer, so no problem there. you could take an rv portapotty if you prefer. you don,t say when you want to go, but, if this          upcoming season, go online, go to state      you are      interested in, tourist bureau, winter resorts, sleeper ice houses, ,n, book. you may have to book late season. check out MILLE LACS, MN LEECH LAKE, MN, WINNIE MN UPPER RED LAKE, MN. hope this helps. good luck. P.S. have we fished ARTHER  together ,n, didnt know each other?
Title: Re: Sleeper rental fishing trip advice
Post by: Ice Junkie 76 on Oct 13, 2021, 12:51 PM
Thanks wirenut, there's a very good chance we were on Aurther together.  Spent a lot of time in the muddy creek, church or McDaniel 's areas. Sounds like you hit all the best lakes in MN. Thanks for all the advice
Title: Re: Sleeper rental fishing trip advice
Post by: primepin65 on Oct 13, 2021, 03:58 PM
I went up to Lake Nipissing from Williamsport back in 2007 and stayed in a sleeper shack for a few days. it's about an 8 hour trip from north central PA and the same from Pittsburgh. We took out own gear/food/drink/supplies. The service we used brought fresh bait by a few times a day and even delivered more beer when we ran out(10 or 11 guys can put a dent in some booze). We had three shacks located relatively close so we could visit during the day and then just use one shack to cook each night. They had propane heat and lights, had a small TV that could get channels over the air, and a semi-heated toilet that was attached to the shack, but you had to exit the main door and go around to the side to enter. each shack could hold 6(maybe 8) people, but we only had 3 or 4 in each, since a few people had to back out at the last second.

10/10 would go again.
Title: Re: Sleeper rental fishing trip advice
Post by: Ice Junkie 76 on Oct 14, 2021, 02:41 AM
Thanks prime, I will check it out.
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Post by: Ice Junkie 76 on Oct 19, 2021, 08:20 AM
Anybody know, are there sleepers in the U.P. Michigan? Thanks
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Post by: bassin212 on Oct 19, 2021, 08:36 AM
Most of the sleeper huts I've seen are on Canadian bodies of water. I haven't heard of anyone consistently offering anything like that in New England (within your driving range). I know there are some sleepers around the Chequamegon Bay area as well.
Title: Re: Sleeper rental fishing trip advice
Post by: Papa Sly on Oct 19, 2021, 10:13 AM
there are some in Maine and Vermont
Title: Re: Sleeper rental fishing trip advice
Post by: vaughan on Oct 19, 2021, 03:14 PM
Papa, do you know where in Maine or Vermont?
Title: Re: Sleeper rental fishing trip advice
Post by: bubbagill on Oct 19, 2021, 03:53 PM
Anybody know, are there sleepers in the U.P. Michigan? Thanks
RTH fishing LLC offers basic sleepers on little bay de noc, we stayed a couple of nights last year.  It was a cool experience, the bite was off but we had a great time.  Ryan works his tail off to find his clients fish.