How to Pack for Vacation

For your shopping convenience, POV Resort has a General Store on site with with bait, ice, firewood, sundries, a wide array of food (breakfast items, pantry frozen, perishable, etc.), and beer/wine/liquor sales. If you don't want to leave the resort, you shouldn't have to. There are also Pick-n-Save and Trigs Grocery Stores in Eagle River, about a twenty-minute drive from the resort.

* Available for sale at the on-site POV General Store

Essentials and Extras:

  • Hygiene kits
  • Toiletries
  • Phone (no-judgement here)
  • Electronic chargers
  • Favorite drinks 
  • Smores*
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Favorite books or magazines
  • Extra indoor or outdoor games 
  • Guide books (i.e. birdwatching)


  • Disposable kitchenware
    • Paper plates*
    • Napkins*
    • Plastic wrap and aluminum foil*
  • Coffee grounds*
  • Sugar and spices
  • Salt and pepper*
  • Food and beverages* 
  • Specialty baking items — cupcake tins, casserole dishes, etc.


  • Curling iron, etc.
  • Toiletry items*


  • Picnic tablecloths*
  • Charcoal and lighter fluid*
  • Lighter* or matches* for grill and firepit
  • Citronella candles*
  • Mosquito repellent*
  • Beach towels
  • Beach toys*
  • Lawn games
  • Extra lawn chairs or hammocks - never can have enough comfort
  • Add touches of home
  • Hiking shoes and flip flops
  • Sunglasses and sun hats
  • Fishing equipment
  • Boating accessories

Camping (BYOtent Sites, Vintage Campers, and Luxury Tents):

  • Cooler(s)
  • Camping kitchenware (including plates*, cups*, flatware*, napkins*, grilling utensils)
  • Camping cookware (pans, pots, etc. for grill)
  • Lighter/lighter torch/matches
  • Lantern (if you want extra outdoor light)
  • Tiki torch fuel (for luxury tent campsites)*
  • Water jug (water spigot found on side of bathhouse)
  • Water pail to wash dishes
  • Dish soap*
  • Dish cleaning sponge*
  • Flashlight
  • Battery powered fan
  • Layered clothes
  • Towels
  • Optional: extra hand sanitizer



  • Conventional four-burner stove/oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Upright refrigerator/freezer
  • Dinnerware
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Utensils (ie spoons, spatulas)
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cutting board
  • Pots and pans
  • Coffee maker
  • Coffee filters
  • Toaster
  • Trash bags
  • Antibacterial dish soap and scouring pad
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting cleaning spray
  • Paper towels
  • Linens — 1 set of dishcloths and towels for the week (for indoor use only)
  • K-Cup Machine Available in Rec Room - Assorted K-Cups Sold for $1*

Bedrooms include:

  • Linens, blankets, pillows and comforter
  • Sleeper sofa linens and cribs available upon request. Please let us know in advance.

Bathrooms include:

  • Bathmat
  • Linens – 1 set of facecloths, hand towels, and body towels for the week (for indoor use only)
  • Hair dryer
  • Antibacterial hand soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Trash bags

Outdoor items include:

  • Picnic table
  • Gas grills (gas included)
  • Charcoal grills (charcoal for sale at POV Store)
  • Grill utensils
  • First bundle of wood included with week-long cabin rental


Cooking while on your getaway is a ton of fun! We provide a gas grill for you to conjure up your culinary glamping delights. Here are some tips and tricks for cooking outdoors while on vacation.

  • FOOD | Have fun looking up food options for your getaway - we endorse grilling and totally love the creative ways you can make grilled food - avoid the mess inside! Pizza, a plethora of food-genres of wraps/burritos, and fun foil-packed foods are just some of our favs. Read our monthly newsletters for recipe tips (also posted on our Facebook POV page). 
  • LIGHT THE GRILL | Remember to take matches and a lighter with you! 
  • KEEPING COOL | Bring a good cooler. For campers, put items you're cooking with first on top so you won't have to dig around. Consider bringing a second cooler for beverages.
  • POTS AND PANS | We recommending using disposable foil pans and foil - they're a great, recyclable way you can cook but not have to worry about cleanup. KISS method (keep it simple, stupid)! Cabin guests - pots and pans are provided.
  • UTENSILS | For glamping guests, bring tongs/spatulas, silverware, plates, cups, etc. you'll need to eat and do food prep. They make great disposable and recyclable options these days! Cabin guests - utensils are provided.



Indoor items include:

  • Memory foam beds (including linens, blankets, pillows and comforter)
  • Futons in some units (including linens, blankets, pillows and comforter)
  • Chairs & tables
  • Hand sanitizer bottle
  • Countertop cleaner
  • Lighting (indoor and outdoor)
  • Basic electric (for low-powered appliances only)
  • Space heater (heaters provided in units - bring your own 1 lb propane canisters or buy them in our store - 1 canister should get you through overnight)

Outdoor items include:

  • Gas grill (including tank) 
  • Grill brush
  • Picnic tables & benches
  • Outdoor chairs - luxury tents
  • Camp fire area and fire pit
  • Tiki torches - luxury tents
  • Edison lights outside - vintage campers
  • 24-Hour Access to Bathhouse Facility (four private bathrooms with toilets, sinks, showers and is stocked with antibacterial hand soap - cleaned twice daily)


Outdoor items include:

  • Picnic tables
  • Charcoal grill
  • Camp fire area and fire pit
  • 24-Hour Access to the Bathhouse Facility (four private bathrooms with toilets, sinks, showers and is stocked with antibacterial hand soap - cleaned twice daily)

All Guests Have Access to:

For more information on POV's amenities, click here.

  • The General Store (on-site) - click here to see what we stock! www.povorder.com
  • Rec Room (same building as general store) with pool table, tv, games, books, lounge furniture
    • K-Cup Self-Serve station in Rec Room - $1 per cup
  • Basketball and sand volleyball courts
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Hiking trails
  • Ring toss
  • Beach & camp fire areas
  • Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, water bikes, life jackets, cushions, and paddles (free - first come, first serve)
  • Coin operated laundry (found under outdoor awning of gray rec building)

Available for Check Out in Rec Room on Shelf:

  • Cabins Only: 
    • Roku Stick 
    • Crock pot 
    • Blenders 
    • Mixers
    • Hot plate
  • Pots
  • Pans
  • Small Fans
  • Pack N Play Cribs
  • Hot Pads
  • Grilling utensils
  • Giant Yard Jenga (outside under awning)
  • Giant Connect Four (down by beach)
  • Bean Bag Toss (by horseshoe pit by lakefront)