Tranquil Brule River, Nature Lover and Fisherman's Retreat.
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This rare 4-season home sits on 1,000 feet of private river frontage on the Brule river, (Bois Brule, Fr. burnt wood). The Brule river is a famous, spring-fed trout stream flowing north from Upper St. Croix Lake, at the continental divide, into Lake Superior. It is noted for it's natural beauty, quiet serenity and rich history. This rental home is a unique, cozy, architectural gem, filled with charm, nestled inside the Brule River State Forest.
The main area is an open floor plan with a wrap around deck and an area for outdoor dining, overlooking the river. The full kitchen is equipped with appliances and staples. There is satellite TV, Wi-Fi, high speed fiberoptic cable and a DVD player.
There are three bedrooms, including a master suite on the first floor. Two bedrooms and full bath are on the lower floor. Each room has large widows with beautiful views of the river approximately 50' away. The lower level sleeps 4-5 with a double bed and a single in one bedroom, which also includes a sink area, and a second bedroom with two single beds. Both lower bedrooms have doors leading out to a patio.
Nature surrounds this retreat with tranquil serenity and fresh, clean mornings to have your coffee sitting on the deck looking out at the river, or at the dock, watching the fish jumping and eagles soaring overhead.
Don your waders and fish in front of the house, or paddle a canoe upriver to cast a fly in one of the notable lakes, or contact one of the local guides for a fishing experience of a lifetime.
It's a must to take a canoe or kayak from the dock, up or down the gentle flowing Brule river viewing the elegant, old log homes built by original residents from the turn of the last century.
Begin at Stones Bridge and take a leisurely, 4 hour canoe trip, through an uncut natural northern pine forest that was the once the Voyageur's highway to the Mississippi and beyond, via the St. Croix River. The 'trip down from Stones' is dotted with small rapids here and there and passes 'Cedar Island' a stately, turn of the 20th century fishing camp, visited by five past presidents.
Step just outside the back door and take a long leisurely walk, ski or snow shoe, on one of the many nearby hiking trails or just head out into the woods. Or drive to one of the many trail heads on the scenic North Country Trail or Brule State Forest trails.
There are many area lakes. Nearby. Lake Nebagamon has groceries, restaurants, a swimming beech and boat landing. Drive north of Brule township 13 miles to the mouth of the Brule and picnic on the sandy shore of Lake Superior.
This property both beacons you to stop and relax, and be mystified by the awe-inspiring, 300 year old Norway and White pine forest that surrounds you, and it also enlivens you to get out and enjoy some of your favorite outdoor activities in an enchanting place.
Keywords: Brule River, trout fishing, fishing cabin, Steel-head, Coho, Rainbow trout, Brown trout, hiking, canoeing, spring fed, Springs, kayaking, level 3 rapids, fly fishing, cross country skiing, bird watching, swimming, blueberries, wild flowers, mushrooming, grouse hunting, Lake Superior, Lake Nebagamon, Bayfield, Ashland, Apostle Islands, Madelaine Island.
- 2 story
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- Bedroom 1
- 1 twin/ single, 1 king
- Roll away bed available in master
- Bedroom 3
- 2 twin/ single
- Exterior door and Laundry room off this bedroom.
- Bedroom 2
- 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
- This bedroom has a sink and an exterior door.
- Double Beds (1) One double bed, Twin or Single Beds (5) five twin beds
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- combination tub/shower, toilet
- Two sinks
- Bathroom 2
- toilet, combination tub/shower
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Gas Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Mobile Phone:
- Broadband Access:
- Wireless Internet:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Deck / Patio:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Freshwater Fishing
- Cross Country Skiing
There are several scenic river canoe/kayak trips to take, varying from pastoral drifting on the upper Brule to challenging rapids on the lower stretches. Picnic at the mouth of the Brule on Lake Superior. Walk or ski the many miles of hunters/ski-in/ski-out trails connecting to the house. Fish for migratory or domestic salmonid species from the front door....morecollapse
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The lodge has great history and characterGuest comment entered by owner
The lodge has great history and character
Thanks, Clague. The vacation was very enjoyable. The lodge has great history and character, and the setting is beautiful. Even the weather cooperated. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful lodge and its memorabilia
- Guest William
- Date of stay 09/10/12
- Review Submitted 10/19/12
Thank you very much for a lovely four day stayGuest comment entered by owner
Thank you very much for a lovely four day stay
10/14/2012: Thank you very much for a lovely four day stay in your Brule River home. It was everything we expected it to be, and just as described on the web site. We enjoyed the Brule River setting and the tranquility of the towering pines. We fished, canoed and relaxed. The home was well stocked with everything we needed to make our visit very comfortable. We hope to visit the Brule again.
- Guest Jim and Martha
- Date of stay 10/04/12
- Review Submitted 10/19/12
A charming cabin on the Brule River
A charming cabin on the Brule River
This charming cabin on the Brule River is just total tranquility at its best!! After touring Duluth and Bayfield with my 85 yr old mother, we found this cabin to be a wonderful way to spend an autumn weekend. It has windows that ofter views in every direction. The place was a home away from home for us. A place to enjoy the falling leaves while walking in the woods. The setting with the river shimming in the sunlight and eagles flying overhead lingered in our minds long after we left. We enjoyed playing cards with the doors open to hear only to the wind chimes and light breezes. Another night was spent reading some of the interesting nature books that are on the books shelves there. This place offers so much besides walking in the woods, the river is perfect for canoeing, and there is plenty of trails for x-country skiing by the moonlight. It was completely furnished with everything that one could need. Canoes, life jackets, fishing poles, and books. Nice that there are convenient stores only 20-30 minutes away for those last minute supplies. It was just a blissful peace to enjoy the quiet nature in such a relaxing sitting. We will return in many seasons to enjoy the total tranquility of this place. I would highly recommend this rental for anyone wanting to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. The river offers fun and safe canoeing for the young and old. We'll be back.
- Guest Linder
- Date of stay 10/07/11
- Review Submitted 10/16/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
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3 night min stay
May 1 - Sep 5
3 night min stay
Sep 6 - Apr 30
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Extra charge applies for pets
$50/night for each guest over seven
- Pet Fee: $50 + tax
- Cleaning: $100 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $300
- Tax Rate 5.5%
Bois Brule, LLC: Cabin and Property Rental Rules/ Contract The property is located at 7250 Castle Rd., Brule, WI 54820, Phone (715) 372-4947. Caretaker is: Ron Lien, (715) 374-2330. The business address is: Bois Brule, LLC, 101 S. 54th St., Omaha, NE 68132-3401. The owners are Clague and Kris Hodgson: 402 850-9070 or 402 210-5522. 1. CHECK-IN TIME IS AFTER 4PM AND CHECK OUT IS 11AM (Central time) unless otherwise agreed. No Early Check-ins, please, without prior permission. 2. This is a NON SMOKING home. Smoking and use of fire or matches is permitted only in the gas grill and gas stove. 3. Pets are permitted in rental cabins only with prior approval. $50 per pet fee applies. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up of any/all pet refuse. Pets are not allowed on furniture at any time. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees. All pets must be up to date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations. Heartworm prevention is highly recommended. All pets are to be treated with FrontLine (Merial) or similar topical tick repellent three (3) days prior to arrival. Ticks are common in this area and can cause serious illness to humans and pets. All items above are the sole responsibility of the pet owner. The cabin owners assume no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets or humans while on the premises. 4. DAMAGE/RESERVATION DEPOSIT- A damage/reservation deposit of $300 is required. This must be received within three days of booking the reservation. The deposit automatically converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable within (14) days of departure, provided the following provisions are met. a. No damage is done to cabin or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear. b. No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay. c. All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in refuse containers in the garage and soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and cleaned. d. All keys are left in the lock box and cabin is left locked. e. All charges to be accrued during the stay are paid by the time of arrival. f. No linens are lost or damaged. g. NO Early check-in or late checkout unless agreed to in advance. 5. PAYMENT – An advance payment equal to 100% of the rental rate is payable at the time of reservation. The advance payment will be applied toward the room rent. Please make payments in the form of echeck (preferred), credit card payment, or personal checks payable to Bois Brule, LLC. The advance payment is not to be confused with the damage deposit. 6. CANCELLATIONS – A fourteen (14) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than fourteen (14) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty except if deposits were made via credit card. All credit card cancellations are subject to a 2.5% Cancellation fee. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made in advance within 14 days of the arrival date, forfeit the daily rate charged for one day. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent. 7. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The maximum number of guests is limited to seven (7) persons. An additional charge of $50.00 per person per night for guests in addition to seven (7) will be assessed. THIS PROPERTY REQUIRES A THREE (3) NIGHT MINIMUM STAY. 8. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods. 9. INCLUSIVE FEES – Rates include a one-time linen-towel setup. Amenity fees are included in the rental rate. 10. NO DAILY MAID SERVICE – While linens and bath towels are included in the cabin, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate however may be available at an additional rate. We suggest you bring your own beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the cabins. Advanced arrangements may be made for occasional maid service at tenants’ expense. A washer and dryer are available. 11. RATES and RATE CHANGES – The cabin rental rate: 4/1/2012-9/6/2012, $475 daily; weekly $2,850. From 9/7/2012-3/31/2013, $375 daily; $2,250, weekly. Rates are subject to change without notice. 12. FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in. 13. WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS – Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance. 14. Parking – Parking is limited to three (3) vehicles. Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on the road is not permitted, and the road must not be blocked to fire vehicles. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees and is the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 15. The cabin is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise. By Signing Below, I agree to all terms and conditions of this agreement Name:________________________________________________ Signature:_______________________________________________Date__________ Address:____________________________; Phone:_________________________
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- Nearest Airport: Duluth, MN at 40 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway B at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Lake Nebagamon at 6 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Kro Bar at 6 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Spirit Mountain at 40 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Highway S at 6 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Twin Gables at 6 Miles
Year Purchased: 1963
About the owner: This property has been in the family since it was built by Corrin and Mary Hodgson in 1963. It is a favorite spot, and we enjoy frequent visits and sharing it with others when we are not able to be there.
Why the Owner Chose Brule:
The Brule river is one of the most desirable river destinations in the US. It is home to five salmonid species and flows through an uncut natural northern pine forest. It was the once also the Voyageur's highway to the Mississippi and beyond, via the St. Croix River. We like the wildlife, natural beauty, and privacy of the property.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The quiet serenity, fresh air, natural beauty, wildlife, fishing, and privacy. I first crossed the river in a canoe with my parents in 1963, and we landed and camped on the property where the lodge now is located. We are now in the 4th generation of family at this place.
- Primary: 402 850-9070
- Secondary: +1 402 210-5522
- Tertiary: +1 715 372-4947
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Chairs on dock
Lower level, bedroom1
Lower level Bath
Off the dock the river is shallow and slow moving, safe for wading and swimming
Lower level, bedroom 2
House from Ashland Lake on the Brule river
One of the historic homes of original families summering on the Brule River
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