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 from the Chicago area, and even produced it's 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 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.

We are 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.
Russ, Helene, and a big fish
Professional guiding services are also available and include: Fishing on Lake Superior from a new 26 foot vessel for Lake Trout and Salmon, private cruises to the Apostle Islands, inland lake fishing for all species, including Musky, Northern, Walleye, Crappie, and even fly fishing float boat trips down the local rivers for Brown & Rainbow Trout!
beach view
We also rent out boats along with a motor rental service.  Swimming at our resort is excellent!  You have access to ten other lakes that are joined by navigable waters for your boating pleasure.  Deer and other wildlife are frequently seen in the majestic pine and woodlands.  Mushrooms of all kinds can be gathered.  We also have an airport within minutes of our resort.
behind a tree
Being open from May to December, you’ll have the chance to enjoy anything from an array of wildflowers, hiking or biking through one of the area's many scenic trails, skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, fall colors, bird & game hunting, to our beautiful summers. 
people on a beach

Call or email us now to make your reservation.  It's never too late to catch up on some much needed rest and relaxtion. We look forward to making your time spent here a pleasant memory that will last a lifetime!

Sleight's Wildwood Resort
5586 Wildwood Rd.
Manitowish Waters, WI