Tag Archives: Phelps WI

Barefoot’s Marine – Four Season Service for Outdoor Fun!

27 Aug

In a town where lakes and snowmobile trails are just waiting to be enjoyed, Barefoot’s Marine makes sure that not a moment of Northwoods fun is missed! With year round repairs and rentals, Barefoot’s does its part to ensure that locals and visitors can take full advantage of the beautiful natural resources in the Phelps […]

Build a Life in Phelps Wisconsin!

19 Aug

Are you considering relocating to Phelps Wisconsin or buying a summer home in the area? The Phelps Chamber of Commerce is here to help! We know what a truly spectacular place to live this is, and are happy to share information about the area with you! Appreciate the Beauty of Nature in Phelps! Phelps is […]

Properties with a Past in Phelps: Big Sand Lake Club

04 Jun

The Phelps Chamber’s exploration into the colorful history of Phelps, Wisconsin continues with a look at the Big Sand Lake Club property. This long-standing club was a favorite vacation spot of “Homeless Homer” Galpin and many important Chicago area businessmen in the early 1900’s and continues to be a Northwoods tradition today. Located on the […]

Colorful Characters in Phelps History

07 May

“Homeless Homer” Galpin – Chicago Bootlegger or Early Phelps Marketer? The development of our great town of Phelps is often credited to the logging industry that thrived throughout Vilas County in the 1800’s. However, it could be argued that Phelps would not have developed into the travel destination it is today without the foresight and […]