Family Reunion

In 1947

Schmuecking's West View Resort was started by Trudy & Al Schmuecking.  Trudy insisted on 'modern' cottages.  Many area resorts had only outdoor toilets and shower buildings.  She was determined to give her guests a home away from home.

Northern WI resort

Trudy, Al & Lottie

emigrated from Germany during the German depression and arrived in this country in time for ours.  Al arrived first to find work and a home and Trudy and Lottie joined him later.
Northwoods cottage


was a master craftsman having apprenticed as a cabinet maker in Germany. He remodeled the one room shack which would be their home and began on the cottages soon after.

Schmuecking's West View Resort History

  • Al created their home from the only existing structure on the property, a two room shack, and then built the resort.
  • The first cottage was built in 1947 and the last in 1953.
  • Trudy managed the resort while Al worked locally building and remodeling homes.
  • Al died in 1967 and Trudy in 2000 at the age of 92.
  • Daughter Lottie managed the resort until her daughter, Nancy, and partner Rick returned to the area in 2007. Lottie lived in the residence during the summers until 2014