Creekside Amish Log Cabin
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Black River Falls cabin description
It does not get any better than this! This hand-crafted Amish Log Cabin is the perfect place to bring the family or friends for a long weekend of relaxation. The 10 x 30 deck that overlooks Hales Creek is the place where you'll want to sit and watch the sunset and unwind after a day of exploring all that the area has to offer. In the evening, load up the fire pit and toast a marshmallow or two!
Yet only minutes from there, you can find lakes and rivers to swim, boat or canoe on, or take your quads to the hundreds of miles of ATV trail that go through Jackson and Clark County. For those that enjoy winter sports, bring your snowmobiles or go down the road to Bruce Mound for sking and snow-tubing. Majestic Pines casino is nearby along with many other local attractions, fairs and restaurants.
- 1300 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Double Beds (5) 2 bedrooms have double bunk beds
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
- Equestrian Events
- Water Tubing
- Ice Skating
- Fly Fishing
- Medical Services
- Hunting Small Game
- Hunting Big Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Autumn Foliage
- Water Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Winery Tours
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Whether you are looking for adventurous or relaxing, this is the area for you. Thousands of acres of county forest, rivers and lakes, hundreds of miles of ATV trails, skiing and tubing are just the beginning of your outdoor experience. Or sit on your own private 1.5 acre retreat, explore the river below and enjoy the sounds of the wind in the trees. Other Activities: ATVs, dirt bike and snowmobile trails, snow shoe...moreless
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Wisconsin cabin (Merrillan/Black River Falls)
Wisconsin cabin (Merrillan/Black River Falls)
We chose this cabin for an extended family winter getaway, since it seems the only time we get together are the major holidays and those pass so quickly! My husband, sons and I, my parents ("Grandma & Grandpa"), and my sisters, their husbands, and their kids all got together for a weekend. During the day the guys took the kids snow-tubing at Bruce Mound (only 4 miles away) while the ladies spent some relaxing time together. Lots of shopping (crafts, antiques, etc.) nearby. At night after a big supper (we grilled out on the deck!) we played cards/board games. The open space of the great room was perfect; we had two game tables going at once! The biggest surprise was the in-floor heat. Very cozy! Lots of comfortable sleeping space and 2 1/2 baths. The decor is rustic and beautiful. The kitchen is wonderful, the views out the many windows and off the deck are gorgeous. The cabin is a great central location and easy to find. Very clean and well-maintained. Friendly service. We definitely will be back!
- Guest Kate "Kabin-lover" (Osseo, Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 03/01/08
- Review Submitted 03/18/08
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We have worked very hard to make our log cabin feel special and inviting. It feels great to know we helped to make some special memories possible.
Great weekend stay
Great weekend stay
Our family spent the weekend and had a wonderful time. The cottage is wonderfully rustic and everything was well maintained. Back porch was amazing and the creek was fun to fish. We have 3 adult children and had more then enough room for all of us to be cozy yet comfortable. My sons friend ended up joining us and we never felt overcrowded. The table, counters and beds are made out of logs and add to the country feel of the home. The cabin is very close to the road but we still sat out by the bonfire each night and enjoyed the quiet peacefulness of the place. Mornings were spent on the deck in the back watching a bald eagle make its rounds and listening to the birds and the creek flowing. The layout of the place was great for us. Having the sleeping and showers on the lower level was perfect for those that wanted head to bed or wash up while the rest of us played cards or hung out upstairs. The kitchen table is large and accommodated us all comfortably. This is a rustic log cabin situated in the middle of Wisconsin and is exactly what we hoped for. Thank you for the great family weekend.
- Guest Remy (Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 03/30/12
- Review Submitted 04/01/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you! I could not have asked for a more well-rounded review. I think they touched on most everything that makes the cabin a special place to stay.
We needed a break. I wanted to spend a few days in the Black River Falls Area and relax. After much deliberation, we chose the creekside cabin. The cabin was clean, comfortable, well stocked, and quiet. Just what we needed. Great hiking trails nearby. Neighbors were nice. What more could we ask for? Thank you Jennifer for sharing your cabin with us. Best regards, Dave, Peggy, and dog Bodhi....
- Guest DaveT (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 05/30/11
- Review Submitted 06/06/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
This is it!
This is it!
We had a great time at this cabin! When you walk in, you feel the care they took in decorating and adding the touches that make it inviting and cozy. The view off the back deck truly is spectacular and Jennifer made sure to tell us about the "easier" path to the creek. The front porch has a nice porch swing where I sat to drink my coffee and watch the horses in the field across the road. We found the Black River area has some great hiking trails, quaint restaurants and lot's of friendly people. I will recommend this log cabin to family and friends anytime, it was exactly what we wanted, a cute log cabin, privacy to do as we pleased and the sounds of water below and a chance to slow down. Thank you and we'll be back!
- Guest jgoodz (madison,wi)
- Date of stay 11/04/10
- Review Submitted 11/24/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Nice cabin, comfortable
Nice cabin, comfortable
This cabin was a nice weekend get-away. Good condition, comfortable, all the kitchen needs were there. Our only complaints were: residual dog hair on the furniture and floors and that noise carries to the downstairs (where the bedrooms are) if others are upstairs in the main living areas (say, if you are taking an afternoon nap while the rest of the group are gathered upstairs). Overall, was reasonably priced and comfortable.
- Guest Weekender (Twin Cities, MN)
- Date of stay 11/12/10
- Review Submitted 11/23/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
For a weekend getaway or week-long stay, I would highly recommend this property if you are looking for a "north woods" feel closer to home in central Wisconsin. It is a comfortable, quiet and clean with great views and a very responsive owner. The only downside was the cement floor in the 2nd bathroom shower--it was clean but standing on concrete to shower wasn't the greatest. The walk down to the river is steep, but fun, and it provides a private fishing area. The master bedroom is private with its own bathroom and traditional show tub / whirlpool, while the other two bedrooms have oversized bunk beds. The two fire pits were a treat, the view was fantastic, and the kitchen had everything we needed. Dinner at the Stone's Throw Restaurant nearby was awesome--great prime rib. It is also a short drive to Black River Falls with a 24-hour full service Wal-Mart and only 45-50 minutes north of Wisconsin Dells.
- Guest Alan (Chicago Area)
- Date of stay 10/22/10
- Review Submitted 11/02/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
What a surprise!
What a surprise!
The cabin sits only about 30 yards from the street. The view in the back is good and the creek is nice. (Because of the street location, where cars drive by FAST, the front yard is not as relaxing or quiet.) I learned from other reviews that the cabin is small so you need to be prepared for that when you pull up. The layout inside is a good use of space. Be prepared for cement floors in the lower level, in bedrooms. Master bath is good. The backyard is where you want to view nature. The deck provides an incredible view. It was a surprise that the creek was a steep 75 foot drop from the yard since the description says the creek runs *through* the property . The pathway down was grown over with brush and was difficult to climb, but once you got down there it was pretty. We were told by the owner that we could fish from the creek but there was nowhere to stand or cast from, so fishing there wasn't an option. The outside of the cabin was nice. But, the inside was a HUGE surprise to us! Dog hair covered the floors and furniture, the kitchen sink needed a good scrubbing, the fridge needed to be wiped down and the cobwebs in the corners with dead bugs in them gave us the creeps. Not to mention that, while a cement floor in the second bath's shower could be viewed as rustic, we did not appreciate that globs of hair and ickiness were on the bathmat. We called the housekeeper to see if she did not have a chance to clean yet, and she assured us she was finished. While we were up for a bit of "roughing it", we were very surprised that this version of clean was so very different from our own idea of clean. We contacted the owner and while she seemed concerned, she didn't offer a refund of any sort or offer to accommodate us in any way for our inconveniences. (We made multiple phone calls to her after the rental, and we cut trip short due to lack of cleanliness. As of this writing - one month after stay- she hasn't made things right, & has stopped returning phone calls.) Other reviews said she was great and she may be...but not to us in our case. *Caution* when using this location for families. There is a beach nearby where you need to be 18 years or older to enter. Please also be aware that the bridge was out during our stay, and the detour was 10 minutes out of the way. If you decide to book this cabin, I'd suggest checking to see if the bridge repairs are completed or plan for the extra travel time every time you want to go somewhere.
- Guest FamilyofFive (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 08/08/10
- Review Submitted 09/07/10
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: As someone who travels a lot myself, I always take low reviews with a grain of salt. Log cabins, being out in nature, experiencing what the woods has to offer is not for everyone. I have worked with hundreds of guests over the years and I'd say that I am very responsive, kind and considerate. Our cabin is built into the side of hill, which is why it offers a spectacular view of the creek below, there is one steep path, but also another one a few hundrew feet further that offers a large, flat area to fish and play. I offered to come myself and "make right" anything I could, but unfortunatly the family only stayed a few minutes and made up their mind to go back to the city. I know vacation and family time is precious! I always want to make sure that you get the most of it, so I did offer a 50% refund, which was accepted. I also don't know what beach they stopped at, the area if full of county parks that are family friendly to all ages. Again, I pride myself on a clean, fun, and positive experience with all my guests. So I did learn that
Great Girls Weekend Location!
Great Girls Weekend Location!
We had my sister's wedding shower/bachelorette party here this past weekend and LOVED it!! The back deck is SO big and has a beautiful view! :) ...It has a cabin feel but still holds 10 people, which is excellent! It is RIGHT on the road, but it isn't bad, especially since you don't really notice it while on the porch.
- Guest Special K (Minneapolis, MN)
- Date of stay 06/18/10
- Review Submitted 06/21/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway.
Hospitality, Comfort, and Privacy
Hospitality, Comfort, and Privacy
My wife and I went to the Black River Falls area for our honeymoon. And let me tell you what...this cabin was a perfect place to get away from the city to have some quiet relaxation and solitude! The cabin is absolutely gorgeous. The Amish did a great job building it. There is so much elbow room upstairs and downstairs that it'd be ideal for a couple of families (or large group) to stay there. The master bedroom down stairs has a large jacuzzi which is so relaxing. We particularly enjoyed the balcony in the back over looking the forest and creek. The property has a quiet country road out front, but the back leads right down to a quaint creek. There is also a burn pit where you can have a fire if you get your own wood. And there is plenty of space from the nearest neighbor giving nice privacy. Speaking of neighbors, the cleaning lady/assistant Karen was incredibly kind. She helped us get situated and whenever we called she was there within 2 minutes. "We're just country folk," she responded after my wife and I thanked her for going above and beyond. If you forget something or have a question she is a great resource. The cabin is fully furnished with dishes, a stove, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer, dryer, etc. which allows you to cook and wash your clothes just like you were at home. I'd recommend going to Walmart and stocking up on groceries for the week in order to relax in addition to checking out some of the local eateries. Jennifer, the cabin owner and also really nice person, has a full binder in the cabin with local listings for what to do and a guest book where we found helpful tips on where to eat and what to see. Black River Falls is only about 10 minutes away. It's a town of a little over 3,000 people so you get that small town feel with the luxuries of a Walmart and modern restaurants (including being right off the Interstate). There is a casino only about 15 minutes away. Overall, I'd totally recommend this cabin to everyone. When you add in the hospitality, comfort, and privacy it would be hard to find any place that beats this. Thanks Jennifer (and Karen) for a terrific honeymoon experience!
- Guest Honeymooner42 (Chicago)
- Date of stay 04/25/10
- Review Submitted 05/03/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Cabin is actually smaller than it appears in photos. But we accumulate fast. Just half of bulbs was out so we had to buy couple of them. It's nice and warm wood cabin with nice creek below. We had a lot of snow, so we could enjoy skiing, atvs. Snowmobile rental is just one there and they have been book for next 2 weeks. Good price. We might come again.
- Guest Vladka (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 12/23/08
- Review Submitted 01/06/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
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2 night min stay
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50% due at booking and the balance due 2 weeks prior to check in.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Taxes are 5.5% - Cleaning fee of $80.00
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- Nearest Airport: Black River Falls at 12 Miles
- Nearest Train: Tomah at 25 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: US Hwy 12 & 27 at 3 Miles
- Nearest Beach: beach at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: My husband and I, along with our friends and family, enjoy spending time in the Black River Falls area. It's everything you want in the 'northwoods!' Hunting, fishing, relaxing, great eating places, beautiful colors in the woods, and lot's of indoor or outdoor activities. We started working with an Amish group there a few years ago and started building log cabins together. We've begun to rent them out to others and enjoy sharing our knowledge of the area with the new comers! We tend to have lot's of repeat guests, because once you get a feel for the slower pace of the area, you'll want to come back!
Why the Owner Chose Black River Falls:
The family has been coming to the area for 50 years and this gave us a reason to keep coming. It's easy to get there, private, yet close to local fun.
- Primary: (608) 446-3332 (Wisconsin, USA)
Hale's Creek run's through the property
Sensational view off the back deck
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