3187 Pokegama Lake Trail

Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin 54538


Resort History

Original Resort Sign - Small White Sign is Al's Business Sign

Schmuecking's West View Resort was started in 1947 by Lottie's parents, Trudy and Al Schmuecking.

Trudy, Al, and Lottie emmigrated from Germany during the German depression and arrived in this country in time for ours. 

Al was a master craftsman, having apprenticed as a cabinet maker in Germany. He 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.

Al and Trudy

Trudy and Gordon Hafer - 1998Trudy managed the resort while Al worked locally building and remodelling homes.  Al died in 1967 and Trudy in 2000 at the age of 92.

Lottie and the Grandkids with Al

Al and Grandson 'Butch' Working on Cottage 1

Nancy's 'Catch of the Day'

1944 House