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Last updated: 08/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Eagle River estate description

Be one of the discerning to discover all that Cranberry Castle and northern Wisconsin has to offer. With 8,500 square feet under air this massive luxurious log and stone cabin is one of the finest in the Northwoods and ready to make memories.

Located on Cranberry Lake on the famous Eagle River Chain, the largest chain of interconnected lakes in the world. The clean and easily navigable lakes are perfect if you are looking to swim, ski, fish or just take the boat out for dinner. At just under 1000 acres Cranberry is the second largest and last lake on the Eagle River chain. There are no restaurants on Cranberry Lake so boat traffic on the lake is minimal. Cranberry Castle sits on a level lot with pristine sand frontage on quiet “Musky Bay”. On top of this the house is on a dead end and a ten minute drive from the quaint shops of downtown.

The “Castle” is truly high end with no expense spared. Some features include a whole home ipod ready stereo system, full cedar (not pine) log interior, hardwood floors, beautiful tile, Brazilian rosewood cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The vaulted ceilings and towering lakeside windows provide beautiful views.

The main chef's kitchen is fully furnished should you choose not to take your boat out to dinner. It features a 48' Viking Professional natural gas stove complete with a grill and griddle, Wolf stainless steel double oven, Wolf warming tray, a large Sub-Zero side by side fridge/freezer, Wolf microwave and Kitchen Aid Superba stainless steel dishwasher. There is also a guest kitchen upstairs complete with a stove/oven and full fridge/freezer should you need more space.

Sitting at the pub table enjoying a glass of wine is a great place to take in the lake views. Other features include a carved pool table with ample seating, Yamaha grand piano, beautiful stone fireplace, big screen HDTV and a full size pull out sleeper sofa.

The master bedroom sits in the upper south tower with vaulted ceilings and gorgeous lake views. It features a rustic log bed, memory foam queen mattress with high thread count cotton sheets and a wall mounted 32” HDTV. There is a glass enclosed double shower and vanity along with an walk-in closet and jetted tub.

The grand patio offers two full deep seating sets with room for ten, a full stone outdoor fireplace, built in commercial natural gas grill, charcoal Weber and speakers running off the house stereo. Just off the patio on the side of house sits the outdoor spa (operational May-October) with seating for six including a recliner. The large level yard has space to set up a volleyball net and throw the football around. The lakeside hammock warrants a competition for who can get there first. The children can build sandcastles on the beach and wade in the water. The lakeside fire pit seats 14 and is great for making s'mores and telling stories. There are six additional recliners provided that can be placed wherever you feel necessary.

The upper north tower sits opposite the master and is sometimes referred to as the “other master”. Beautiful views, vaulted ceilings, a California king bed and a 32” wall mounted HDTV complete this room. The bathroom features a granite counter top, complete wrap of tile and cedar along with a glass enclosed shower.

Comfortable seating for ten, an Infinity surround sound system with 300 watt sub woofer, popcorn machine (pre-measured packets provided), HD projector with Direct TV and Blu-Ray/DVD make this a perfect place to watch the game or have family movie night.

Lake views, rustic décor (including trophy muskie mount), a heated travertine floor and over sized wicker chairs make this an ideal place to enjoy morning coffee. This is the best place to watch the deer run through the yard.

The living room features a cozy sitting area around the warm stone fireplace. The main solid oak dining table has seating for ten with two beautiful chandeliers overhanging. There is also a smaller table for the children with seating for ten.

The two lower level bedrooms sit beneath the master and share a bathroom. Each features a memory foam queen, high thread count cotton sheets, wall mounted HDTVs and rustic décor.

Commercial grade game tables including air hockey, foosball, ping pong and boccerball round out the list of things to do on a rainy day. A hotel grade water system allows all showers to run together without pressure loss. A water treatment system provides bottled water quality right from the tap.

Owners who take pride in the property and strive to provide a great experience for our guests. We are happy to help with everything from boat rentals to restaurant recommendations. There are also two kayaks provided which are not pictured. Please visit our Facebook page for additional photos.

Tax rate of 13% includes 3% credit card processing fee, for check payments the tax rate is the standard 10%. 50% down to make reservation with the remaining balance and security deposit due 60 days prior to check in. Summer/holiday/event rates are listed and are a flat rate for up to 20 people with an additional charge of $50/person/night for each additional guest. The standard (off-season) rate of $1,000/night applies to groups of up to eight people with an additional charge of $50/person/night for each additional guest. For example, a family reunion in September with 20 people will be charged at a rate of $1,600/night. There is a $3,000 minimum required for all off-season stays. Thank you for considering Cranberry Castle!

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 8500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Renters must be 25 years of age or accompanied by a parent or guardian. No unsupervised prom/graduation parties....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20

              • Master: 1 queen

                Memory Foam Mattress, 32' Wall Mount HDTV...moreless

              • Upper North Tower: 1 king

                'Second Master' 32' Wall Mount HDTV...moreless

              • Large Guest: 2 queen, 2 twin/ single

                All Log Beds...moreless

              • Lower South Tower Front: 1 queen

                Log Bed, Memory Foam Mattress, Wall Mount HDTV...moreless

              • Smaller Guest: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

                Log Beds...moreless

              • Lower South Tower Back: 1 queen

                'Pine Cone Bed', Memory Foam Mattress, Wall Mount HDTV...moreless

              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (4), Full Size Pull Out (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                The main kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and rosewood cabinets. ...moreless

              • Stove:

                48' Viking Professional four burner natural gas stove with grill and griddle...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Sub-zero side by side on the lower level, additional side by side upstairs...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Kitchen Aid Superba stainless steel...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                (2) 12 cup coffee makers...moreless

              • Pantry Items
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Catering Available
              • Seating for 20 people


              • Parking:

                Garage is empty and there is a large wrap around driveway...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Two large wood burning fireplaces inside and one outside ...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Sheets and pillowcases provided for all beds...moreless

              • Heating:

                Both hydronic and forced air ...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                20 bath towels provided...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central Air...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Garage
              • Parking Off Street
              • Living Room


              • Ping Pong Table
              • Game Room
              • Pool Table


                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Outdoor Spa with seating for six including recliner...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Outdoor fireplace with seating for 10. Outdoor speakers connected to house stereo...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Built in natural gas commercial grill...moreless

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    Gently sloping sand frontage is great for swimming....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    There is a private beach on the property....moreless


                  • Cinemas
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Golf
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Skiing
                  • Hospital
                  • Hunting
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Rafting
                  • Cycling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Sledding
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Fishing


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                  from 15 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  New Year's
                  Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Pond Hockey 2015
                  Feb 3 - Feb 9, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  Memorial Day Weekend 2015
                  May 22 - May 25, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  Jun 5 - Jun 11, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Jun 12 - Jun 25, 2015
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Friday

                  Jun 26 - Jul 9, 2015
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Friday

                  Jul 10 - Aug 6, 2015
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Friday

                  Aug 7 - Aug 13, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Aug 14 - Aug 20, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Aug 21 - Aug 27, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Labor Day Weekend 2015
                  Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $5,000
                  • Tax Rate 13%


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                  Last updated: 08/01/2014
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                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Eagle River
                  Nearest Beach
                  On Grounds
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Lumpy's Bar and Grill
                  38 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Ski Brule
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Eagle River Golf Course
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Lumpy's Bar and Grill

                  Car: Necessary

                  Eagle River is a top vacation destination because there is so much to do! Our favorite thing and what drew us to the area was the 28 interconnected lakes forming the largest chain of lakes in the world. Imagine a full day of cruising the lakes on a pontoon, laughing with family and friends, a well-stocked cooler, listening to oldies, pulling tubes behind for the children, jumping in the water to cool off and stopping at various restaurants along the way. This is truly an up north paradise. Please contact us to have a luxury pontoon delivered to the dock. With class A rated musky lakes, Eagle River is great for fishing too! My wife loved the quaint shops of downtown. Fall brings crisp air, beautiful colors, and art festivals. This is a great time to hike in the nearby Nicolet National Forest. Winter is absolutely beautiful and Eagle River is the snowmobile capital of the world. With well-groomed and marked trails this is a fitting place for the championship snowmobile derby. Other activities include a half hour drive to the nearest ski hill and casino. For seasonal events please visit:


                  Owner info

                  About the owner: We purchased a smaller home on the lot in 2000 for the beautiful frontage and quiet bay. We then built Cranberry Castle as our dream retirement home with plenty of space for visits from our children's families. Cranberry Castle was completed in 2006 and we had some great times up there with family and friends. We do not get to use the cabin as we had hoped and have decided to let others enjoy our family home.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Exterior


                  • Private Beach

                    Private Beach

                  • Lakeside Firepit (dock left, swim raft right)

                    Lakeside Firepit (dock left, swim raft right)

                  • Great Room

                    Great Room

                  • Outdoor Spa

                    Outdoor Spa

                  • Large Level Yard

                    Large Level Yard

                  • Main Dining Table

                    Main Dining Table

                  • Pool Table and Grand Piano

                    Pool Table and Grand Piano

                  • Hammock overlooking lake

                    Hammock overlooking lake

                  • Sunroom (back)

                    Sunroom (back)

                  • Lower West Bedroom

                    Lower West Bedroom

                  • Wet Bar with Ice Maker and Wine Cooler

                    Wet Bar with Ice Maker and Wine Cooler

                  • Lower Level Fireplace

                    Lower Level Fireplace

                  • Patio and Grill

                    Patio and Grill

                  • Main Chef's Kitchen

                    Main Chef's Kitchen

                  • Theater


                  • Outdoor Fireplace

                    Outdoor Fireplace

                  • View from North Tower Bedroom

                    View from North Tower Bedroom

                  • TV Area

                    TV Area

                  • Guest Kitchen

                    Guest Kitchen

                  • Lower Level Entertainment

                    Lower Level Entertainment

                  • Lower East Bedroom

                    Lower East Bedroom

                  • Small Guest Room

                    Small Guest Room

                  • Large Dock

                    Large Dock

                  VRBO #404808

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Monday, July 28, 2014

                  $1,000 - $2,500 per night (USD)

                  6 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 20

                  View calendar: Updated 08/01/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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