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One of a Kind North Woods Lake Lodge

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Last updated: 08/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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

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


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

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

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

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

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    good quality slate table...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Television:

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

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    There is a small selection of videos...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Sandy beach starts at boat dock all the way to island...moreless

  • Beachfront
  • Lake:

    1400 Acre Pickerel lake with small boat access to Crane Lake 400 acre. Generally shallow max depth 30 ft popular fishing lake, one of the largest in the area. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

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

  • Lakefront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 30 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    air conditioning on all three floors...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2) Two commercial gas dryers...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

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

  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free calling within US...moreless

  • 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

  • Internet:

    Satellite only, landlines not available...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed Linens, blankets, etc...moreless

  • Living Room:

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

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

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

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

  • Telephone:

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

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

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

  • Wireless Internet:

    satellite based, a little slow but the only option at present. Good for emails a little surfing but video downloads will exceed data allowance quickly and bring system to a halt. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

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


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • 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

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 coffee makers and filters...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher:

    one deep tub unit...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large 5 burner electric stove top, double oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, sink...moreless

  • Microwave:

    one over counter unit...moreless

  • Oven:

    double electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove:

    5 burner induction cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    one 4 slice toaster...moreless


  • Balcony:

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

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • 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

  • 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

  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda:

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

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

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

  • Wood Deck


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off season
Jan 1 - May 30, 2016
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 20 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

May 31 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $843 Nightly

Rates are based on 20 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 20 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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, over 20 guests there is $50 per night per guest charge

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 30 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)

additional charge for over 20 people

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Last updated: 08/18/2015
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2 Miles
Nearest Golf
maplewood golf course
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 55
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Kettlebowl (rope tow, weekends only very small)

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

  • view from deck and great room

    view from deck and great room

  • small section of private road leading to lodge

    small section of private road leading to lodge

  • great room

    great room

  • bar area

    bar area

  • beach


  • loft bedroom queen and two twins

    loft bedroom queen and two twins

  • main floor queen

    main floor queen

  • main floor king

    main floor king

  • lower floor queen

    lower floor queen

  • one of two lower floor bathrooms

    one of two lower floor bathrooms

  • main dining area main floor

    main dining area main floor

  • one of the trails on property

    one of the trails on property

  • great room

    great room

  • game room

    game room

  • loft with ping pong and big screen TV

    loft with ping pong and big screen TV

  • looking back at beach from end of pier

    looking back at beach from end of pier

  • loft bedroom four twins

    loft bedroom four twins

  • main floor queen

    main floor queen

  • lower floor queen

    lower floor queen

  • lower floor king

    lower floor king

  • one of two main floor bathrooms

    one of two main floor bathrooms

VRBO #319368

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