Secluded Waterfront Getaway Only $645 for 3 Night Long Weekend up to 7 Persons
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Wisconsin Dells chateau / country house description
Original Homestead of the Cragin Family in 1906. This Historic 3-4 bedroom home has been completely remodeled with 2 full bathrooms.Wood burning stove, Full kitchen, washer dryer, A/C, Electric Grill, all towels & linens provided!
Our 2 story home rests on a bluff 20' above the Southern shores of 2200 Acre Buffalo Lake Fox River. With 2 huge cedar decks overlooking the property's 270' of private shoreline you are sure to relax in peace.
Bald Eagle, Great Blue Heron comb the shoreline. Beautiful sunsets and stars like you have never seen each night.Wood burning stove with ample campfire wood provided for those star filled evenings.
Short 30 min drive to Wisconsin Dells/Baraboo attractions. Why stay in a crowded room/resort when you can have a whole private house to yourself for the same price!
Fully equipped kitchen with all appliances including pots pans silverware and plates. Pack light and come on over and relax!
Master Bedroom fully carpeted, with spectacular view of lake & has new Verlo Queen size mattress. Huge 5' walk in shower with 2 smaller bedrooms on 2nd floor. Fully carpeted with all linens provided. All you need to bring is you!
Bedroom 2 fully carpeted, has double bed, dresser with TV/VCR in room with view of lake.
Bed 3 has twin bed with extra twin mattress for extra guest along with TV/VCR combo and view of lake.
Murphy bed room is fully carpeted with queen size mattress & dresser for clothes, just off 2nd floor bathroom with huge 5' walk in shower.
Watch for bald eagle,geese & duck. Electric grill on deck ready for that quick burger or dog, no charcoal or propane to light. Less then 30 minutes away from the Wisconsin Dells Attractions without the crowds!
Property on a bluff of the southern shores with many pine trees.
Easy off road parking for 4 vehicles off street and room for trailer.
Main floor has sofa next to bathroom along with 2 super comfortable chairs & couch. Game table and 32' Flat screen TV with DVD Player
Large decks to gaze those star filled nights, Beautiful sunsets off lake side deck to end your day.
Why stay in an expensive, small, noisy hotel resort when you can have a whole quiet 2 story house to yourself!
Keywords: Lake house with 270 feet private shoreline on the Southern shores of Buffalo Lake. Why stay in a crowded hotel resort when you can have your own quiet home!
- 1250 sq. ft.
- Chateau / Country House
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- Queen size Beds (1) Verlo mattress in master bedroom, Double Beds (1) double bed in west bedroom with window fan and tv/vcr combo, Twin or Single Beds (2) single trundle bed in east bedroom with window fan and tv/vcr combo with extra twin mattress if needed, Murphy Beds (1) Queen size Murphy bed can be pulled from the wall at 2nd floor if needed. Includes sheets, pillows and blanket. Not private but great for kids and next to huge bathroom...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- This 2 story home has been completely remodeled and has over 270' of private riverfront on the southern shores of Buffalo Lake near Montello, Wisconsin in Marquette County Wisconsin. Huge 25'X 10' cedar deck overlooks the lake and private 40' pier. If privacy is what you are looking for this is the place....moreless
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Private 250 sf cedar deck can only be accessed from inside house overlooks the river front, enjoy the beautiful sunsets each night. Another 200' deck on east side for grilling,& access to yard games...moreless
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Hunting Big Game
- Hunting Small Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Gambling Casinos
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Short 30 minute drive to Wisconsin Dells Area attractions Tommy Bartlet Water & Air Show, Noah's Ark Water Park, Lost Canyon, Devils Lake State Park, Circus World Museum, Ho Chuck Casino, Crusin' Chubby's, Wisconsin Duck Rides. Amish Village, Tahl Acres Golf Course. Just 3.5 miles away is the 1800's town of Montello where you can find a full grocery store with a bakery and liquor store, antique shops, gas, tackle and live bait, movie theater & ice cream parlor. Downtown also has a beautiful waterfall, Friday Nights Granite Falls Supper Club has all you can eat fish, chicken & ribs for $10.95 you can't beat it. Best ribs in county at Buffalo Lake Lodge on County Road C, and fantastic pizza at Drews Lakeside Bar. There is a movie cinema in town. Tahl Acres Golf Course/bowling is about 20 minutes north in Westfield. Kayak and canoe rental available in town...moreless
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Well maintained home in a great location
Well maintained home in a great location
Perfect fit for our family of four. We enjoyed the natural setting with lots of viewable wildlife (including bald eagle). The location provided privacy and a slower pace while only a 30-minute drive to Wisconsin Dells. The owners recommended a number of local eateries that we enjoyed. B&B has great ice cream and the local theater has first run movies for $5 a person - we actually had money for candy! The home has been renovated and everything functioned well. The only downside was the low water level in the lake (the community is doing levee repairs and the lake is well below its normal levels). Even with that the views were beautiful. Definitely recommend to others.
- Guest Vanskooten (Midwest)
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 09/03/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to our home and took advantage of our little 1800's town of Montello. We look forward to you staying with us again in the future.
Weekend get away
Weekend get away
We had a wonderful time at this establishment. We're retired military and have stayed at a lot of different places. Great to have a full kitchen, all we had to do was go grocery shopping for the days we were there. View was great - we saw an eagle, egrets. herons, geese and ducks - even turkey! Beautiful sunsets. We wondered about the water level being so low and was told about the new dam being built, which will be completed soon. Can't wait for next year we're looking forward to coming back. Also there were quite a few places to sight see - beautiful water fall park with the granite and antique shops and a lovely quilt/garden center.
- Guest GoArmy (Warrens WI)
- Date of stay 08/24/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Owner response: We are happy you enjoyed your visit in our home. The wildlife is quite abundant here, and our little town has just enough! We look forward to your visit with us next year!
Exellent weekend geteway :)
Exellent weekend geteway :)
This house is perfect for a weekend getaway. It has everything you need, fire pit by the house, grill lots of space, nice deck with perfect view of sunset. Most of all very quiet location and the stars at night are unbelievable. we have arrived at the house on Friday and felt in love with it. I wish we could stay there forever. I highly recommend this house for vacation or weekend to all. Thank you Steve RN
- Guest Rob (Chicago)
- Date of stay 08/16/13
- Review Submitted 08/22/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Robert We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our home. The sunsets off the deck and stars at night are Mother Nature at her best! We look forward to you staying with us again. Steve & Judy owners
Messy house. Toilet seat looked like a "yellow ring" on the inside.Dust was everywhere.Stains around the sink and a round shower. I found a spider on one of the pillows, dead bugs around the house. The garbage can outside was filled when we arrived and they didn't take care of it. So it smelled horrible. Plus I was charged extra without any notice for using fire wood.
- Guest ok (lisle, IL)
- Date of stay 07/22/13
- Review Submitted 08/15/13
Owner response: We are sorry the stains on our fixtures offended you. However we are in the middle of Wisconsin on a well & septic system which has hard water. We have garbage pick up by Waste Management every Thursday so at times there may be a full container when new guests arrive. We do not normally charge guests for firewood, but your group burned up an entire $250 cord of wood. Every single piece from outside and entire wood bin inside! Yes there are spiders & bugs in Wisconsin yikes! May we suggest a crowded 4 star hotel on Michigan Ave next time?
THIS IS A FIRST - GREAT OWNER!
THIS IS A FIRST - GREAT OWNER!
I've never stayed at this place, yet I'm thoroughly impressed with the integrity of the owners. While looking into a potential last minute New Year's ski weekend with some close friends and our kids, I left a message for this owner who promptly called me back. What blew me away was that his primary concern was NOT on scoring a last minute booking and putting some cash in his pocket... instead, he was completely focused on me and my guests being comfortable and having sufficient space to enjoy our holiday weekend. After talking through the logistics of the property, I was prepared to secure the rental... in the end, Steve paused and said, "you know what, I feel like I would be doing you and your family a disservice if I put in in this place... you would be on top of each other and I'm afraid you wouldn't have the experience you are looking for..." In the end, we agreed my party of 11 would be pushing the comfort limits in this property and I moved on. Honesty and Trust go a LONG way in this world. Thank you, Steve, for being one of the good guys! Perhaps another time under more optimal circumstances...
- Guest Dave (Frankfort, IL)
- Date of stay 12/26/12
- Review Submitted 12/26/12
My husband and I went to this lake house with 2 other couples. We had a really good time. The house was nice and comfortable and plenty of room for all of us. The sunsets from the deck were amazing and we had a great time around the firepit. It's a great place to go and kick back and relax. It was disappointing that we couldn't swim in the lake but found a beach a few miles away and enjoyed swimming there. Thanks Steve!
- Guest Janice (La Crosse WI)
- Date of stay 07/29/11
- Review Submitted 08/10/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Janice, We are glad you and your friends enjoyed our home. Yes, the sunsets are indeed beautiful to watch off the lake side deck each night. A good fire with friends on a star filled evening is just the recipe to relax. We look forward to you staying with us again soon. Steve and Judy
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 15 - Oct 27, 2014
3 night min stay
|4th of July weekend
Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2014
4 night min stay
|labor day weekend
Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
4 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
Nightly rate for up to 7 persons Taxes and cleaning fee of $50.00 on all reservations. A refundable $400 security is required with all reservations
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $400
- Cleaning Fee: $50
- Taxes Included
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We have been enjoying our summer home since it has been completed with our children, family and friends. There is Drews Tavern at the Dam- Buffalo Lake Lodge on C, Granite Falls Supper Club & JT's Causeway in Packwaukee within 10 minute drive for drinks and great local grub
Why the Owner Chose Wisconsin Dells:
Only 3 hours from our home in Glenview, Illinois. Town of Montello is only a 5 minute drive and has full super market, gas, movie theater and several great restaurants. Yet only a short drive to the Dells attractions but away for the tourism. Several restaurants in town with way better prices than the Dells
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Early morning walks along the properties 270' of shore and the fantastic sunsets each night are sure to decompress your busy lifestyle
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Spectacular East view from main 25 X 12 Cedar Deck. Entry only from house.
Fully equipped modern kitchen, new cabinets, granite counters, micro,dishwasher
25' X 10' riverside deck seating area for 5
Spectacular view of rainbow from the deck after shower in late June
Game/puzzle table area overlooking shore.
Southern view of house and main deck from edge of pier. Turn head to right!
Dining area with room for 6 people and great view of riverfront.
Photo of 40' pier 4/20/13 Spring River high normally just sandy shore in summer
BR 2 has twin bed with EX single mattress for a roommate & VCR with 12' screen
View of shore & pier from Master bedroom North window.
Front yard showing grilling deck, picnic table and campfire area over shoreline
Turn your head to the right. Look it's a 5' walk in shower on the 2nd floor!
View of riverside deck from living room
Wood burning stove for those cool nights all wood provided/ loaded. Bring shorts
View of typical sunset from riverside deck!
View of main deck looking up from shoreline & stairway up to yard.
DVD Player with 32' flat screen & cozy couch overlooking riverside
Super comfy chairs across from wood burning stove with full view of riverfront
Western sunset view from main 25X 12 riverside deck. 30' High above shore.
Bedroom 3 has double bed with west view of water and VCR with 12' screen
Master has queen Verlo mattress with North & East views of water
Queen size Murphy bed at top of landing on 2nd floor, folds up into cabinet
Horse shoe pit area along our 270' of private shore. Look NO Neighbors!
Western view of pier from far side of wooded property
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