Great Business Opportunities !

The following business opportunities are currently for sale.   


Check out the listing for the Island Inn at:



& for the Ambrose motel at:


 For more information, please contact the Broker, Mary Rufeldt of Elite Realty at:  (715) 830-1001


Property #1 :  The Island Inn  - see photos on home page slide show/rooms page

  • An established business with many new and repeat customers

  • 20 Guest rooms – 11 single queens, 8 double queens and 1 single king

  • 1 bedroom king kitchenette/suite.

  • Each guest room has its own heating/cooling unit, cable tv and wifi access

  • Large open beamed lobby with gas fireplace, ice machine, coffee/breakfast area, tables and chairs

  •  Interior hallway for access to guest rooms

  • Enclosed check in area attached to 2 bedroom manager/owner apartment

  • Laundry room with commercial washer & dryer

  • Linens, towels, blankets, comforters, cleaning cart and supplies included

  • Utility room with 2 large electric hot water heaters, fire alarm system

  • 3 car detached garage, one stall dry walled and insulated

  • 1 Wooden outside storage/garden shed

  • 3 inside storage areas including:

    • A storage room for extra linens & supplies

    • Indoor workshop

    • External accessible storage room with in floor drain. 

  • Motel sits on 4.04 wooded acres

  • City Sewer & Water

  • Well suited to continue as an independent motel or take to the next level & franchise.

  • Huge potential for growth using more internet presence & online booking (currently not in use) 

Property #2:  Ambrose Motel

  • 11 guest rooms with exterior entrance to each room - 2 doubles, 8 singles, and 1 kitchenette w/2 beds and sofa sleeper.

  •  Each guest room has 3 piece bath with shower and its own thermostat for heat.

  • Customers park right outside their door

  • Check in lobby attached to owners residence through entryway/storage/laundry area

  • All linens and bedding included

  • Laundry room with 2 front load washers and 2 dryers. 

  • Motel & Residence on city sewer and water.

  • 2018 improvement - 2 new energy efficient (155,000btu) natural gas boilers with an indirect fired hot water tank provide heat and hot water to motel and owners residence. 

  • This business could continue as a motel, be converted into rentals, or other potential business opportunity.

Ambrose Motel - Attached Owners Residence - Photos of the newly renovated house & attached motel are below

  • Newly renovated 2020 - 3 bedroom, 2 bath, split level residence, with 2 car detached  garage

  • Living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and one full bathroom on upper floor

  • 2 addt'l bedrooms on lower level, 3 piece bath, downstairs den, as well as an area plumbed in that could be turned into a kitchen for a completely separate residence downstairs, or used as an office or extra bedroom

  • Main upstairs kitchen w/ new white cabinetry, soft close drawers, dishwasher, and wiring for electric stove.

  • New carpet in upstairs living room & master bedroom

  • Durable, new vinyl plank flooring in the upstairs dining room, kitchen, laundry room, and throughout the downstairs. 

  • Two small outbuildings for storage

  • Raised deck off living room overlooks backyard which abuts a wetland area with frogs, crickets, songbirds, sandhill cranes, raccoon, fox, deer and even an occasional bear on the 2.92 acres of wooded property.

  • Snowmobile trail #39 runs along the eastern property line, ATV trail close by as well

  • Residence could be converted into additional rental properties   

Both businesses are located within the city limits of Cumberland, Wisconsin, population 2,400

A popular destination, Cumberland, often called the “Island City,"  is almost completely surrounded by the waters of Beaver Dam Lake, a 1200 acre lake with maximum depth of more than 100 feet. Beaver Dam Lake is well known for its great bass, walleye, pike, trout and panfish.  A public boat landing and municipal swimming beach are located only 2 blocks south of the motel properties at Tourist Park. There are no other motels/hotels within 15 miles of this bustling tourism town.  With easy access from the twin cities metropolitan area only 90 miles away, many vacationers come to the area to enjoy the beauty and outdoors of Wisconsin’s northwoods.  Summer and winter recreationalists alike have easy access to the ATV trails and state snowmobile trail#39 which borders the Ambrose Motel.  Cumberland has an excellent school district and industrial base which bring in contracted workers to the area.

Call for more info on this business opportunity.  Owner financing may be possible.