Winchester On-Water Homes and Cottages For Sale

Way up in the northwest corner of Vilas County is the Northwoods community of Winchester. This tiny town has a population of less than 400 people that are year ‘round residents, with a summer population of about 3,000.

Winchester covers 34,000 acres and is 80 percent forested lands with a total of 60 lakes, 29 of which are unnamed. There are 6,000 acres of public land that is a part of the Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest.

Winchester was home to the logging industry when the Turtle Lake Lumber Company was built in 1902 and was named after the president, Walter Winchester. The center of the community consisted of the sawmill, the shingle mill and the general store. A school was built in 1910 to accommodate the 1,500 residents.

After the timber harvesting disappeared, the community launched resort and vacation development. The first resort was built in 1893.

Today Winchester is a four season destination, featuring fabulous snowmobile conditions, cross country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter. In spring and fall, the fishing season is a great draw, especially on the Turtles that consist of three lakes, North and South Turtle Lakes and Rock Lakes. They total 1,052 acres of water and a maximum depth of 58 feet.

Refine Search
Displaying 34 listings
  • Map
  • List
  • Grid
Real Estate Search Tools are powered by Onjax IDX, part of the iOn Real Estate Platform
© 2014 Onjax, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Please Note: All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. The property information provided on Eliason Realty of the North, LLC's websites is for personal, non-commercial use only and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Property information is gathered from third-party resources including the seller and public records. Eliason Realty of the North, LLC, Onjax, LLC, its affiliates, owners, subsidiaries and subscribers disclaim any and all representations or warranties as to the accuracy or reliability of the information provided. You should verify all claims through personal inspection and/or contact with the appropriate real estate professionals.
Listing data provided by GNMLS
Last Updated 08/31/2014 - Some properties which appear for sale on this web site may subsequently have sold or may no longer be available.
Already have an account?    
Choose Your Agent (optional)
I agree to the Terms of Use
Keep me updated about interest rates and market information by our trusted local lending partner.
Equal Housing Opportunity Realtor MLS
Don't have an account?