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Exclusive, Luxurious, 40 Acre Lakefront Retreat

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Relax with your own private beach located on your own 5 acre non motorized lake

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Last updated: 09/30/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Wautoma estate description

Location: Wautoma Area, Central Wisconsin USA

Accommodations: (1) 4,000 sq. ft. Main Guest House (2) Four Seasons/Hot Tub Room (seperate building and next to Main Guest House) (3) Bunk House, exercize and weight room facility (seperate building and next to Main Guest House) (4) Cabin in the Woods (a short walk across the bridge and up the hill that overlooks the bay (5) Tennis Court Locker Room and Shower. Caribou Bay Retreat comfortably sleeps 15.


If you listen carefully, you'll hear the 'clip clop' of horse shoes on black top as our Amish neighbors pass by the retreat.

Caribou Bay is located in a rural area of central Wisconsin, on a semi private five acre lake, situated on 40 wooded acres that butt up to the Wedde Segment of the Ice Age Trail. This exculsive property is nestled in the fields and streams of Waushara County, just 1 hour north of Madison, 2 hours north of Milwaukee, 45 mintues north of Wisconsin Dells and 3 1/2 hours north of Chicago and south of Minneapolis.

Caribou Bay is the only retreat in Wisconsin that can boast being home to a 12,500 year old Caribou shed. Indeed, this rare scientific find is proudly displayed in an air tight display case in the Great Room. Read how the owners came upon this discovery, just feet from where you'll be staying. The 3 bedroom/4 bath main Guest House is decorated in equally rare 18 century antiques, has cathedral ceilings in the parlor, balcony and Red Room. The Great Room has a 48' flatscreen TV, surround sound stereo, traditional pool hall pool table, spacious wet bar, comfortable seating on solid oak floors and a floor to ceiling fieldstone fireplace.

Walk out of the Great Room 100' and you're at the lake. The Main Guest House overlooks one of three bays the retreat was named after and that comprise this beautiful semi private lake. In back of the main Guest House you will find a lovely Four Seasons/Hot Tub Room complete with sky lites, wicker furniture and it's own private deck. Continue another 50 feet on the brick path and down to the lake. It is here where you'll find a huge, three level deck with enough teak chairs, tables and bar area to entertain a host of friends and relatives. Relax, canoe up or down the bay, sun bathe, or watch birds and animals frolic in their own backyard. For hikers, trails lead directly to the Wedde Segment of the Ice Age Trail. If that isn't enough, you can choose to play tennis on your own private court or work out in your own private excercize/weight room.

The retreat's Cabin in the Woods was built 'just for you'. Nestled under 40 foot pine trees, the pet friendly 'Cabin in the Woods' will remind you of 'On Golden Pond'. Rustic brick floor, large wood fireplace, cathedral ceilings and plenty of spots to grill out and entertain make this spot a favorite. You're not too remote... it also has a 48' flatscreen TV and stereo for easy listening. If you'd care to sleep in the cabin, there's a very comfortable pull out bed for favorite guests. The cabin is host to campfires at night where tall tales are spun and friendships secured.

Take a stroll through the many beautiful gardens that dot the retreat and try to see how many different perenials you can identify.


Spring/Summer/Fall Activities: For folks that love the outdoors, Waushara County is the area for you. Hunting, fishing, jogging or bike riding are just a few of the activities you can enjoy on or around Caribou Bay. If you choose to stay on the grounds, most activities center around the woods and the lake as well as the many amneties the retreat has to offer. Available to guests at n/c is a canoe, bicycles and numberous games and back yard activities.

Winter Activities: The retreat is located 30 minutes from some of the finest skiing and snow tubing in central Wisconsin. The retreat itself has it's own cross country and snow shoeing trails. Imagine coming in exhausted from winter activities and relaxing in front of a roaring fire with a book and hot toddy. It's so quiet and peaceful here, you'll wonder if this is heaven... or if this is Caribou Bay! It is truly a place where memories are made.

Property Type

  • 4 story
  • Estate
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Typically, cigar and pipe smoking is allowed in and around the 'cabin'. This is to help stimulate tall tails of outdoor exploits!...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Most housebroke pets are encouraged! Please check with management before bringing them to CBR. If your pet is not housebroken, there two spacious kennel runs with a cement floor and a high roof available. Remember, this is country living! We want your pets to enjoy their stay here as much as you do....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • This estate caters to sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. The retreat books early for the opening of all Wisconsin hunting and fishing seasons. Caribou Bay will work with you to develop the perfect itinerary to make your stay the most enjoyable possible. Caribou Bay will research the best streams, rivers and lakes to fish in. Caribou Bay will research the best areas to hunt upland game, waterfowl, deer or other wildlife. For those who enjoy quiet outdoor activities, Caribou Bay will set up an itinerary that will make hiking, snow shoes, cross country skiing, bird watching and other sporting activities a unique experience. We can also arrange rentals for nearly every outdoor event imaginable. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Pool Table
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Direct TV in main guest house, cabin and excersize room....moreless

              • Stereo

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Lakefront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Fireplace
                  • Garage
                  • Internet:

                    Available at a price of 20.00 per stay...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    This feature can be used in any of the Caribou Bay buildings....moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    Caribou Bay has partnered with a number of local restaurants to make catered meals available....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Jen Air Stove, microwave, coffee makers, oven, refridgerator, ice box and ice maker, spices available...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    A wrap around balcony for the second floor of the main guest house. Great for lake side viewing!...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (3) Enough deck and patio space to entertain a small village!...moreless

                  • Gazebo
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub
                  • Shared Hot Tub
                  • Jetted Tub
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Winter-Early Spring:Wkly$2500.00;Wknght$375.00:Wkend$1200.00/2 night 
                  Fall&Late Spring:Wkly$2600.00 Wknight$375.00;Wkend $1300.00/2night 
                  Memorial Day, Labor Day,New Year's 3 nt.stay $2000.00 Christmas $1500.00 
                  Early Summer 5/25-6/10 Wkly $3650:wknght$450.00: Wkend $1900.00/2ntw
                  Summer June 11-Aug 18:Wkly$4950.00/weekly only Saturday-Saturday
                  Late Summer Aug 18-Sep3:Wkly $4200.00:Wknght $550.00;$2000.00Wkend 2nts
                  1/2 down on reservation w/balance due 2 wks prior to stay + refundable $1000.00sec
                  Pets Considered $50 Fee Each Tax Rate:9.5% WIFI included
                  

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                  Location

                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Dane County Regional Airport
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Richford
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Two Oaks Golf Course
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak Train Station in Portage
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I/39 and State Highway 21
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Coloma
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Nordic Mountain

                  Car: Recommended

                  This unique property is located in Central Wisconsin and is an easy drive from most major cities in the Midwest. The Wisconsin Dells, known for their water parks is 45 minutes away. By car, Oshkosh and the EAA Convention is one hour away. Many fly between the Wautoma airport and Oshkosh during the convention and stay at Caribou Bay. Ask us about our airport shuttle service. If you are a hunter or fisherman, Waushara County is known as one of the finest areas in the Midwest for fly fishing on Class A trout streams, bass, northern and perch fishing on many area lakes as well as duck, pheasant and deer hunting on public hunting grounds just off the retreat.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1975

                  About the owner: The owners of Caribou Bay Retreat are former furniture manufacturers. The property began as their residence. No expense was spared when it came to decorating both the inside and the outside of the complex. They are now at a point where they want to be able to share this very unique property with you, so that you can enjoy what they have enjoyed for the past 37 years.

                  Why the Owner Chose Wautoma:
                  You won't find a more unique property in all of Wisconsin. 12,500 years ago, Caribou roamed where the complex now stands. You can listen peacefully to the chime of the antique clock above the fireplace; or you can turn up our outdoor speakers and have the time of your life entertaining family and friends around the lake and grounds. We also host all inclusive weddings at Caribou Bay. Just ask us about them!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                  Forget the sleep aids. Remember the libations. If you're an animal lover, bring along the dog and have him stay in our puppy guest house (spacious kennel runs). Bike or hike down the road to the Amish farmer's market for the evening's veggies. And don't forget the camera. Caribou Bay Retreat is where memories are made.


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                  Photos

                  • Relax with your own private beach located on  your own 5 acre non motorized lake

                    Relax with your own private beach located on your own 5 acre non motorized lake

                  • 3 tiered deck-lake side view

                    3 tiered deck-lake side view

                  • One of the views of one of the bays of the lake.

                    One of the views of one of the bays of the lake.

                  • view of all the buildings

                    view of all the buildings

                  • Cathedral ceilings, 6' windows, oak floors and leather chairs create the parlor.

                    Cathedral ceilings, 6' windows, oak floors and leather chairs create the parlor.

                  • The Green Room has a queen bed, attached full bath and walk out porch.

                    The Green Room has a queen bed, attached full bath and walk out porch.

                  • One of the Great Room's many features is a large, natural fieldstone fire place

                    One of the Great Room's many features is a large, natural fieldstone fire place

                  • A 12,500 year old caribou horn was discovered 100' from the main Guest House.

                    A 12,500 year old caribou horn was discovered 100' from the main Guest House.

                  • Enjoy your meals on an antique dining table that overlooks sunsets and the bay.

                    Enjoy your meals on an antique dining table that overlooks sunsets and the bay.

                  • Part of a view of the four seasons room.

                    Part of a view of the four seasons room.

                  • A scenic footpath crosses a wooden bridge that leads to the Cabin in the Woods.

                    A scenic footpath crosses a wooden bridge that leads to the Cabin in the Woods.

                  • If you spend the day, you'll wish it was a week at the Cabin in the Woods.

                    If you spend the day, you'll wish it was a week at the Cabin in the Woods.

                  • Summer time is fun at Caribou Bay Retreat with it's three tiered Party Deck.

                    Summer time is fun at Caribou Bay Retreat with it's three tiered Party Deck.

                  • Caribou Bay's completely private sand beach.

                    Caribou Bay's completely private sand beach.

                  • Main house

                    Main house

                  • Four of the five Bunk House beds. This building has a sports theme to it.

                    Four of the five Bunk House beds. This building has a sports theme to it.

                  • The Red Room has an attached full bath, king size bed and walk out porch.

                    The Red Room has an attached full bath, king size bed and walk out porch.

                  • The Botanical Bedroom has wooden ceilings, 6' windows, a double bed and library.

                    The Botanical Bedroom has wooden ceilings, 6' windows, a double bed and library.

                  • Great Room features: a slate pool table, slot machine and 48' flat screen TV.

                    Great Room features: a slate pool table, slot machine and 48' flat screen TV.

                  • A large, full service kitchen has everything necessary to make gourmet meals.

                    A large, full service kitchen has everything necessary to make gourmet meals.

                  • Lower level Great Room has plush easy chairs, a pull out bed and flat screen TV.

                    Lower level Great Room has plush easy chairs, a pull out bed and flat screen TV.

                  • The wrap around porch and back patio are a short walk to the hot tub and lake.

                    The wrap around porch and back patio are a short walk to the hot tub and lake.

                  • Leave your worries behind when you reach the sactuary called Cabin in the Woods.

                    Leave your worries behind when you reach the sactuary called Cabin in the Woods.

                  • The fire pit next to the cabin is the perfect spot for those memorable cookouts.

                    The fire pit next to the cabin is the perfect spot for those memorable cookouts.

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