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Family Retreats at Vpr-Sleeps 20, 5BR+, 3BA, 2acres, Roomy!

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Last updated: 06/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Minocqua lodge description

We offer others the use of this very special house/lodge for family retreats. 2600 square feet of lodge space, plus a bunkhouse, on a two acre estate, with 252 feet of lake frontage. The lodge is nestled on the south side of Johnson Lake, an 88 acre all recreation lake. There are no restrictions on lake use, other than the normal boating rules. The frontage has a very nice sandy bottom, with a gradual drop, where children have a great time swimming and playing. The lake is deep and clean, and a real huge plus, it has no rocky area to damage props. Get soul food on the quiet morning in one of the 3 Kayaks, a small canoe or the old rowboat
Great fishing for Musky, Bass, Walleye, Pan fish, and more.
The lake level is very stable, and has not dropped like other lakes in the area.

Experience God's nature all around you. We love to hear the loons and watch the Eagles off the deck. You can go on a hike, or bike (several bikes supplied free) with your group on one of the nature trails in the area, which includes the well known Bearskin Trail.

Your teens can bike or walk to town, to the arcade and ice cream shop, or the movie theater, while the adults relax at home. The estate is secluded, yet within easy biking distance of the famous hub of the North Woods, downtown Minocqua,
You and yours can make some great memories and learn interesting things, taking in the Logging show, racing your kids at go carting, or take them horseback riding. Have some fun playing mini golf, or play the full size great golf courses in the area. And many, many more interesting attractions and activities are within a few miles of the lodge.
When you get hungry, the fully equipped kitchen will feed you well, or there are a variety of Restaurants like, the 'Island Cafe', or 'Paul Bunyan's' famous breakfast, or rub elbows with other vacationers and locals at 'The Thirsty Whale' night club on the water. We all love to go down town in Minocqua and visit the quaint shops to load up on some souvenirs, and especially the home made fudge and candy from the Candy shop.
Enjoy the excellent entertainment of the twice weekly free ski show, downtown Minocqua, just west of the bridge.

I forgot to mention that the volunteers who put on the free ski shows, also offer free ski training during the week. Exciting thing to do for you or your children.
The interesting and fun lumberjack show in just East of hwy 51, right on Hwy 47, which is only a mile away.
Rest easy in one of the five main floor bedrooms which all are appointed with queen beds. The lower level as well has two queen beds, a single, and a fold away cot. The separate game room/bunk house has a bunk bed a single, and a double convertible futon, and another queen.
Beds for up to 20,

Relax in the great room in Italian Leather couches and recliner, looking over the lake, or into the flames in the large stone fireplace. Get some board games out of the hall closet to play with the kids , or, entertain by watching DVDs or Direct TV in the evening.

Watch off the huge deck at the umbrella tables as the active among you go fishing, ride Jet-skis, ski, wake-board, Tube, canoe, kayak, float, and swim in the 88 acre all recreation lake.

A couple years ago, we had a pair of eagles build a nest in one of the huge old growth White Pines by the lake, just adjacent to our property. Eagles are flying and roosting close by all the time. It is fun to watch the young eagles grow, and the huge eagle flying around close by, and catching and bringing food to their young. The young eagle let you know when a parent is coming with food for them with their crys. Quite often we find Eagle feathers on the lawn, which make nice reminders on your mantle at home.

A bunch of Bikes, 3 kayaks, a canoe, inflatable water toys and a rowboat are there for your use.
A unconnected party offers us a Jet ski, a pontoon boat, and ski boat to rent to experienced boaters, at about a 50% discount from going rates.
Always wear life jackets in the watercraft!


You can watch the fish swim by the dock, (sometimes a big muskie) or watch the pan-fish bite on your lure in the clear water, as you and your loved ones soak in soul food at the end of the dock. Spinner casting off the east side of the point usually results in catching some nice Bass.

You can all have fun roasting hot dogs and then, make some S-mores over the sunken masonry fire pit overlooking the lake. (Too sweet- I get a toothache thinking about it. But my wife and kids love em. lol.)

Wake up to the distinctive calls of the Loon, and stroll down to the dock to see a sight that feeds the soul, a pristine sunrise reflected on glassy water, and the trees across the lake beautiful in the reflection as well.

Look back at the Bald Eagle's cry, as he alights on the top of one of the huge, Old Growth White Pines on the property, and then swoops down to catch a fish right in front of you.

After seeing and appreciating the incredible creation of the Almighty, learn more of Him reading in the Bibles that we try to keep in each bedroom drawer. If you want to read it and get the blessings that come from it, take one with you when you go.

Gather some dry kindling out of the trees, and grill a wood cooked (the best flavor) meal on the masonry grill on the front patio, or the charcoal grill on the back deck.

Great Family and friends memories are the best of life! Spend quality time together! Very important, in our active and busy lives.

Two car attached garage, with a ping pong table, a separate bunk house/game room, a tent site area, and a circle drive provide more than enough room for everyone maneuver, with plenty of parking on the drive and in the trees

Nearby Laundry-mat with drop off Laundry service, and plenty of restaurants. A vacation for mom too!

WINTER FUN! The location is perfect for snowmobiling, with close access to the well groomed Minocqua trail system. Snowmobile rentals are available within 2 miles.

SKI AREAS- Want a break from snowmobiling. Not far up Hwy 51/39 are the great Upper Peninsula ski areas.


Keywords: Vacation Home, Cottage for rent, Cottage House, Lodge, Christian retreat , Snowmobiling lodging, winter rental snowmobiling, winter lodging, Sleeps 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, , Fishing, Jet ski, Pontoon boat, ski boat, 5 Bedrooms, Bunkhouse and Basement, 7 queen beds, a bunk bed, a double futon, and two singles.

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Pets can come but none are allowed in the house. They must be kept outside, or in a portable kennel in the garage when you are not outside with them....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            easy access to the large main floor, step up to the landing and another step in to the house...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Nice sandy bottom lake swimming area for children to have fun in....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Only outside, sand urns supplied for disposing butts....moreless

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:


          • Refrigerator:

            side by side with water and ice dispenser...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Fully equipped kitchen for large groups....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            cupboard full of spices etc....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Catering Available
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 16 people


          • Parking Off Street:

            Plenty of parking on the drives of off the drive in the trees, also can be tent areas....moreless

          • Garage:

            2 car attached. Ping pong table in it....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Some provided, bring some...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine


          • Satellite / Cable:

            turned off from Sept to May. $30 to turn it on in the winter....moreless

          • Games:

            Lots of board game in the hall closet ...moreless

          • Ping Pong Table
          • DVD Player
          • Video Library


          • Mobile Phone:

            Good coverage for your cell phones and phone access to the internet We use our phone teather to access the internet....moreless

          Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Bicycles
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Water Sports Gear


              • Sports & Activities
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Village:

                Located just outside the edge of Woodruff, the property is within easy biking or walking distance of downtown Minocqua. Secluded, but not far from a lot of activity. Perfect location....moreless

              • Lakefront:

                252 FEET OF FRONTAGE, Sandy beach on an all recreation lake. ALSO SNOWMOBILE TRAIL ACROSS THE LAKE....moreless

              • Ski-Out:

                Cross country skiing outside the door, several ski hills within easy driving distance....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                3 kayaks, canoe, rowboat, and other inflatable water things included at no charge...moreless

              • Lake View:

                Nice view of the lake, with the opposite shore reflected off the water...moreless


              • Cinemas
              • Rock Climbing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Rafting
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Basketball Court
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Parasailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Horseback Riding
              • Bird Watching
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Water Skiing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Horseshoes
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Antiquing
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Walking
              • Hunting


              Write a review 4.5
              from 4 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Jun 14 - Aug 23, 2014
              7 night min stay

              My Standard Rate
              30 night min stay


              Additional information about rental rates


              • Taxes Not included


              Rate is for up to 10 people, extra people welcome at 100 per extra person.

              750 deposit, or 1st half if paid after Jan 1, balance 30 days before arrival

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              Last updated: 06/04/2014
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              25 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Rhinelander 25 miles, Wausau 75 miles

              We are two miles from downtown Minocqua, the hub of the North Woods. We like the Lumberjack show, only a mile away, and the Waterski show twice a week, 2 miles away. Paul Bunyon's lumberjack breakfast will hold you all day. Every year we race the family at the go Cart track, and fight each other at the paintball place, which is down by Tomahawk. (the mothers stay home) Several churches close by, the nearest is in walking distance, very friendly and welcoming people.

              Many eating places in the area, within a couple miles, with a wide variety of cuisine, to meet what ever craving you have.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: I am a pastor of a Sovereign Grace Baptist church, and we use the property from time to time for retreats, and appreciating the amazing creation we are living in.

              Why the Owner Chose Minocqua:
              We believe it is God's providence that we get to use this piece of creation, which is about as good as it gets. Two acres with a long frontage is really nice, with room for a larger group.

              The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
              We call this beautiful location 'Virgin Pines Retreat', because the environment and the energy of nature in this particular spot is amazingly peaceful and rejuvenating. We feel close to God there. We all want to come back again and again. The pine scent from the numberless pine trees, makes breathing easier, purifying the air.

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              Speaks: english

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              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Great room with fireplace

                Great room with fireplace

              • Luci having fun on the all recreation lake

                Luci having fun on the all recreation lake

              • Wheels Green powered!

                Wheels Green powered!

              • Nice fireplace

                Nice fireplace

              • Peaceful energy eating areas

                Peaceful energy eating areas

              • Newly sanded deck, overlooking the lake

                Newly sanded deck, overlooking the lake

              • New wood on the dock this year

                New wood on the dock this year

              • East lawn, plan to install a sand volleyball court soon

                East lawn, plan to install a sand volleyball court soon

              • Eagle by his nest out back

                Eagle by his nest out back

              • Fire pit and wood pile

                Fire pit and wood pile

              • Front Patio with the stone grill

                Front Patio with the stone grill

              • Nice Kitchen, to prepare healthy food!

                Nice Kitchen, to prepare healthy food!

              • FRONT DRIVE, toy shed on the left, 3 car garage and bunkhouse on the right.

                FRONT DRIVE, toy shed on the left, 3 car garage and bunkhouse on the right.

              • Steps to fun, to the lake!

                Steps to fun, to the lake!

              • Walkway to the bunkhouse

                Walkway to the bunkhouse

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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Friday, April 11, 2014

              $2,950 per week (USD)

              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 20

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              Minimum stay: 7-30 nights
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