Wildernest Chalet, Indianhead Ski Hill,Toboggan Run,Jacuzzi Snowmobile
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Wakefield chalet description
Wildernest Chalet with its open floor plan is the perfect getaway for those who want a spacious, upscale lodging experience. We have an upper and lower unit that can accomodate 6-16 people. We have the perfect solution for families and friends who want to stay together under one roof yet maintain some privacy. CALL FOR AVAILABILITY- CALENDAR WILL ONLY SHOW WHEN BOTH UNITS ARE RENTED)
As you enter the living area in our upper unit you’ll be amazed at the open floor plan overlooking a wraparound deck with expansive patio doors that will draw you in to the Northwoods experience. This unit has a wood burning fireplace, full kitchen, dining room and sunken living room. There are 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bathroom has a large two person whirlpool tub to soak those aching muscles after a long day of skiing or sledding. The 1st and 2nd bedroom each have a queen bed, the 3rd bedroom has two twin beds and a bunk bed and the 4th bedroom has a full size bed. This unit will sleep 10 people. (For additional space see our lower level description below)
Our lower walk out unit is spacious as well, and has a full kitchen and living room with a wood burning fireplace. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a separate room that has a large two person whirlpool tub. The first bedroom has a queen bed and the 2nd bedroom has a full size bed and a bunk bed. This unit will sleep 6 people.( For additional space see our upper level description above) For those who have a larger group, the chalet can be rented together and accommodate 16 people. CALL FOR AVAILABILITY- CALENDAR WILL ONLY SHOW RESERVATION WHEN BOTH UNITS ARE RENTED.
You’ll feel like you’re a million miles away, but we are nestled in the Village of Indianhead ski hill, so the lodge and ski hill are just a few blocks away. We are also a short distance from Blackjack, Big Powderhorn and Whitecap Mountain so you can ski a different hill everyday. After skiing, if you still have the energy, you can enjoy our private toboggan run located amongst the pine trees on our property. There is plenty of room to park your snowmobiles and trailers on our large driveway or in our cul de sac location. Also in our backyard is a 18 foot tall carved Native American Statue carved for us by Peter Toth. Peter has carved a statue for every state in the United States in honor of the Native Americans and was featured in People Magazine. You’ll feel like you are in your own private estate when you stay at the Wildernest Chalet. Please contact owner for availability: Calendar Maintained Off-Site.
Miles and Hours from Major Cities:
375 miles from Chicago(approx 6-8 hours)
225 miles from Minneapolis(approx 4.5 hours)
225 miles from St Paul(approx 4.5 hours)
320 miles from Milwaukee(approx 5-7 hours)
285 miles from Madison(approx 4-5 hours)
225 miles from Green Bay(approx 3.5 hours)
Keywords:Indianhead Lodging;Blackjack Lodging;Powderhorn Lodging; skiing, snowboarding, Michigan lodging; Upper Peninsula lodging;Snowmobile Lodging;Luxury Chalet Duplex; Upper Level 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; Lower Level ; 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Each unit has a fireplace and its own Jacuzzi tub. We have a toboggan run in our backyard for our guests to use, all located in a wooded cul de sac location. (CONTACT OWNER FOR AVAILABILITY-CALENDAR MAINTAINED OFF-SITE.)
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 6-16
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Linens Provided
- Private Toboggan Run located on premises with sleds provided. Plenty of parking for snowmobiles in our cul de sac location. 17 foot carved Native American Statue in our backyard. Located walking distance to Indianhead ski lodge. Indianhead no longer allows anyone who isn't registered at their lodge to use their pool, sauna, and hot tub....moreless
- Shared Hot Tub:
- Video Games:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Deck / Patio
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Gambling Casinos
- Sight Seeing
- Jet Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- Our property is in the village of Indianhead Ski Hill. You can also Ski at 3 other ski hills within 5-20 minutes. Porcupine Mountain is just an hour away and has skiing, snowmobiling and plenty of summer and fall activities. There are Two Casinos within 30-40 minutes away. Visit the nearby areas beautiful Waterfalls, Lake Superior, Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill, and the most beautiful fall colors you'll ever see....moreless
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Two Family Stay
Two Family Stay
The Wildrnest was a great choice for two families of 4 to stay. There was plenty of room, it was very clean and the owners were very easy to work with. It is close to the ski hill and we returned for lunch each day. The kids absolutely loved the toboggan run and were exhausted every night! We are definitely hoping to return next year.
- Guest GBRunner (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 02/22/13
- Review Submitted 02/27/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.
The Wildernest was a great choice for us! We rented out both the top and bottom with 14 people...9 adults and 5 children. Not once did we feel like we didn't have enough space. We had the kitchen room to even make a full Thanksgiving meal for dinner on Saturday. The place was set up for both adults and children. Between the large open backyard and sledding hill the children and adults were able to have a blast! The location keeps it nice and quiet as it is at the end of a dead-end road...if you want to bring snowmobile trailers up they have plenty of room to park as well. Rather you want to spend the weekend, skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling this is a place that works for everyone! As an added benefit we were welcomed with a very nice card and gift, the hospitality was amazing!
- Guest Emfieck (Neenah, WI)
- Date of stay 02/15/13
- Review Submitted 02/20/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you for your great review of the Wildernest. We are so glad that you enjoyed the place and it worked so well for you and your guests. We try to do whatever we can to make it relaxing and enjoyable for our guests. Thank you again.
The place is great! Nice big rooms, and plenty of beds to accommodate a large crowd. Would highly recommend! The owners were very professional in working with them as well.
- Guest happy customer (MN)
- Date of stay 02/07/12
- Review Submitted 02/16/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, families with young children.
Wildernest 1 (upper unit)
Wildernest 1 (upper unit)
Our group of ten skiers stayed in the upper unit for a long weekend of skiing at Indianhead, and the property worked beautifully for our needs. Comfortable space to stretch out in the open living area, a full kitchen with every tool we needed, and comfortable sleeping accommodations made our evenings indoors as relaxed as our days skiing were full. The toboggan run was a huge bonus for kiddos who didn't expend all their energy at the ski hill! Great owners to work with--we plan to be back.
- Guest Ski Dad (Duluth, MN)
- Date of stay 02/02/12
- Review Submitted 02/13/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children.
Best Lodging at Indianhead
Best Lodging at Indianhead
We have stayed at other chalets in the area including some on the hill and we like Wildernest the best. I think this was out 6th year in row staying there. The thing we like best is that it's BIG. Most of the other places have small kitchen/living room/dining room and everytone is on top of each other. The Wildernest has lots of room to spread out. It's always very clean and has plenty of parking. We'll be back next year!
- Guest Repeat Customer (Sterling)
- Date of stay 01/05/12
- Review Submitted 01/09/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your great review. We really appreciate it.
Weekdays: Lower/Upper: $250/$350 per night Weekends:Lower/Upper $350/$450 per night Holiday Rates: Lower/Upper $400/$500 per night CONTACT OWNER FOR AVAILABILITY: CALENDAR MAINTAINED OFF SITE Rates do not include Michigan hotel tax or a security deposit of $250 per unit Cleaning is included in the above prices.
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Year Purchased: 1983
About the owner: We live in the suburbs of Chicago and have an insurance agency that specializes in group and individual health insurance.
Why the Owner Chose Wakefield:
We live in the Chicagoland area and started skiing over 30 years ago. We started out by heading a few hours away to Cascade Mountain and then ventured up even further to Rib Mountain(now known as Granite Peak). We heard so much about the skiing in the UP that we decided to give it a try one weekend; after all it was only another few hours from Granite Peak. I still remember the 1st experience we had at Indianhead. There had just been a fresh snowfall and it was covered in beautiful new powder. We had never experienced anything like it and I remember falling into the fluffy powder instead of the hard ice that we had experienced at the other places. We found out that the UP gets over 300 inches of annual snowfall and with 3 other ski hills nearby, it seemed like the perfect place. After that we decided it was worth the drive and came up whenever we had a free weekend. After paying to stay in the area hotels, we decide to look at properties for sale so we could have our own place and also rent it out for additional income. We take great pride in our place and I think it shows when you see it for the first time. We use to have Indianhead rent our units but as time went on we felt that we would like have a little more control of our property. We use the chalet ourselves so we wanted to make sure that it stays nice for us as well as for our guests. Our two boys grew up skiing at Indianhead. We had them in the ski school for lessons and soon they were good enough to go down the big hills with us. They surpassed us within in few years and left us in the snow dust! They then moved on to snowboarding and that’s all they do now. We wanted to keep our house in a private setting so we purchased all the lots surrounding us so no one could ever build next to us. We think that our place is a winter wonderland!
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
It's a Winter Wonderland! We own all the lots surrounding our property so you have lots of places to explore. We have wonderful memories when the ski hill would be open on Thanksgiving day. We would put our turkey in the oven and go out skiing. We also enjoy just walking around in the woods or taking the snowmobiles out for a spin in the area. We also try to go out on the toboggan run and have contests to see who can go the furthest. Sometimes we take a 30 minute drive to visit the casinos and try our luck. In the summer we have gone to Lake Superior and the Porkies for some great sight-seeing. There are beautiful waterfalls in the area as well. September is the perfect time to experience the UP's beautiful fall colors.
- Primary: 800-461-3426
- Secondary: 847-540-1204-contract owner for availability- Calendar maintained offsite
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Roomy and Spacious Upper Level
Upper Level has room for everyone
Upper Level open floor plan with a woodburning fireplace
Upper Level Bedroom
Lower Level Living Room
Enjoy our private toboggan run located on our property-we even provide the sleds
As you can see, we get lots of snow!
Upper Level where large patio doors lookout to the backyard
Upper Level Dining Room
Lower Level Kitchen
Our carved 18 foot Native American statue watches over our house.
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