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One of a Kind North Woods Lake Lodge

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Last updated: 06/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pickerel lodge description

Buena Vista Lodge is a one of a kind retreat, with nearly 10,000 square feet of lodge building on 3000 feet of private lake front. It also has over 70 acres of mature woods with hiking trails. Located on Pickerel Lake (1300 acres) with a connection to Crane Lake (400 acres) it offers a sandy swimming beach, fishing and boating right from the property. It also has a private island to explore.

You will see Eagles, Loons, Deer, along with all the typical Northwoods wildlife including the occasional Fox or Bobcat.

BV Lodge is a four seasons private retreat. You are in the middle of the Best Northwoods snowmobile trails many of which start on Pickerel Lake. In addition there are ATV trails, Wolf river rafting, and some of the best cross country ski trails in the Northwoods at Lakewood, all within 45 minutes.

The Mole Lake casino is 10 minutes away in Crandon.

Keywords: Log cabin, retreat, lake home, log home,

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 10000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters must be a minimum of 30 years old....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28, Beds for 26-28

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            2 toilets 2 showers with doors between...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            2 toilets 2 showers with doors...moreless

          • bathrooms 3 &4 are set up like a health club with a private changing area outside each shower and the toilets have seperate doors....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            Several of the local restaruants will do take outs from their menu, some will cater and there are a few caterers in the area that will do larger groups...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            (3) Main refrig/freezer in Kitchen, smaller refrig/freezer in garage and refrig only in bar with seperate ice maker...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            complete sets of pots and pans and dishes enough for large groups, silverware, plates and glasses...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Large 6 burner electric stove top, double oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, sink...moreless

          • Dining:

            There are 3 dining areas, with three table groupings each grouping will seat 10 or more ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            We provide paper towels, dish soap, dishwasher soap, hand soap, TP and Kleenex...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            There is a coffee grinder, blender, bowls, spatulas, Griddle, Crock pot, etc...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            2 coffee makers and filters...moreless

          • Stove:

            Double oven...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Ice Maker
          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 30 people


          • Garage:

            single space garage, used as extention of house for picnics, grilling setup etc. We ask people not to park vehicles in the garage...moreless

          • Heating:

            3 seperate heating systems, forced air central heat for all floors and hydronic floor heat in lower level...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            We provide bath, hand towels and wash cloths. Guest should bring beach towels....moreless

          • Parking:

            Huge parking area immeadiately behing the lodge, good for trailers, cars, etc...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Commercial Washer has automatic injection no need to add detergent...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            2 fireplaces, one in great room and one in the game room...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Pleanty of room to park trailers or RV's on site...moreless

          • Living Room seats 10:

            The great rooms has 3 couches and 2 recliners...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            (2) One in great room and one in game room...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            (2) Two commercial gas dryers...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Bed Linens, blankets etc...moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Air Conditioning

          Other Amenities

              • Firepit with benchs, picnic tables at beach, canoe, kayak, 14' fishing boat with oars (Guests may bring up to 20 hp motor), two person paddle boat, beach volleyball, shuffle board table in game room....moreless


              • Stereo:

                stereo is wired for first floor of great room/kitchen/dinning and screen porch and main deck. It has a CD player and jack for ipod/MP3...moreless

              • Game Room:

                In addition to the pool table and foosball table there is a card table and shuffleboard table in the game room...moreless

              • Television:

                (3) Flat screen over bar, flat screen in game room and larger flat screen/surround sound in loft...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                DVD/Blueray player in loft/ DVD in gameroom...moreless

              • Video Library:

                There is a small selection of videos...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) All three TV have Direct TV...moreless

              • Pool Table:

                good quality slate table...moreless

              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Foosball
              • Ping Pong Table


              • Telephone:

                (5) 5 phones located through out lodge, free nation wide calling...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                satellite based, a little slow but the only option at present....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                (2) One covered deck facing the woods with rocking chairs, one two level deck facing the lake with recliners and picnic table...moreless

              • Boat:

                We provide a 14' aluminum fishing boat with paddles. Guests can bring or rent up to a 20 HP motor to put on boat...moreless

              • Porch / Veranda:

                There is a screened in porch with tables and chairs on the same level as the main lakeside deck....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                There is a two person paddle boat. Guests should plan on bringing their own lifejackets....moreless

              • Balcony:

                One covered balcony on same level as main deck outside great room facing lake...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                There is 1 aluminum canoe with paddles and 1 two person kayak with paddles...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                There is a large yard around the lodge suitable for outdoor games...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                There is one large gas grill....moreless

              • Wood Deck


              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

              • Lakefront:

                dock with deck at swimming beach. Sand beach with pleanty of shallow water for kids, places to tie up or beach boats...moreless

              • Lake View:

                Best lake sunset views on lake from deck...moreless

              • Beachfront


              • Restaurants
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Water Skiing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Rafting
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Ice Skating
              • Pier Fishing
              • Golf
              • Water Tubing
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Forests
              • Coin Laundry
              • Churches
              • Bird Watching
              • Paddle Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Skiing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Boating
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shuffleboard
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • Walking
              • Whitewater Rafting


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              from 13 traveler reviews
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              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • cleaning on 3day or less $100 + tax
              • Tax Rate 5.5%


              Cancellation up to 90 days before without penalty. Rates subject to change up to booking

              There is a $500 security deposit taken when booked.

              The first half of the rental is due 60 days prior to arrival and the final half is due 20 days prior to arrival

              There is a cleaning fee on 2 or 3 day rentals of $100.00 (included on longer stays in rental fee)

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              Last updated: 06/17/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Hwy 55
              10 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Kettlebowl (rope tow, weekends only very small)
              2 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              maplewood golf course
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant

              Car: Necessary

              70 acres of hiking trails on property, private island, snowmobile trails start on lake in winter, ATV trails nearby, river rafting nearby, cross country skiing.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: We found this totally unique lodge that offers so many of the things that make up a relaxing getaway that after we retired we had to buy it. The property was in danger of being developed and we wanted to keep it in its natural state so it could be enjoyed for years to come.

              Why the Owner Chose Pickerel:
              We bought into this location because it was on a large lake with many options for outdoors activities. It is located far enough away large cities to be truly a getaway and yet close enough to be 3 to 6 hours from Milwaukee, Minneapolis or Chicago. It is surrounded by Nicolet Forest, the Wolf River and unique Northern towns and points of interest.

              The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
              When staying at the lodge you will see the stars like you have never seen them. Sunsets over the lake from the great room. The call of Eagles and Loons. Magnificent Hemlock trees from 200-300yrs old on the hiking trails. Depending on the time of year thousands of protected Trilium, and other wild flowers, ferns of all sizes, or Maple trees in Autumn colors.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:



              • looking down at lodge from the start of the woods on the hill behind lodge

                looking down at lodge from the start of the woods on the hill behind lodge

              • great room fireplace

                great room fireplace

              • one of lower level bathrooms

                one of lower level bathrooms

              • looking towards bar from dining area

                looking towards bar from dining area

              • beach and dock area

                beach and dock area

              • front covered deck

                front covered deck

              • Trillium late spring in the woods

                Trillium late spring in the woods

              • looking from deck over lake

                looking from deck over lake

              • main dining area main floor

                main dining area main floor

              • Great room

                Great room

              • lower level queen bedroom

                lower level queen bedroom

              • game room

                game room

              • view from deck and great room

                view from deck and great room

              • one of the trails on property

                one of the trails on property

              • small section of private road leading to lodge

                small section of private road leading to lodge

              VRBO #319368

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

              $1,000 per night (USD)

              9 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
              Sleeps 28

              View calendar: Updated 06/17/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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