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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Satisfied multiple-time renter of this charming home in quaint Elkhart Lake
"Returned for fourth stay over the last 5 years. Continuous ownership, investment and hospitality by the current owner have made this property a vacation favorite for our family. Interior has been fully updated over the last several years (including beautiful new kitchen and remodeled bathrooms) while maintaining it's historic Victorian appeal. Great central Elkhart Lake location with a short walk to beach, resorts and restaurants. Comfortable beds, top notch linens and lots of little touches give this property all the qualities of a fine home away from home. Access to large two car garage for cars, bikes, beach equipment, etc. also a nice feature. We will definitely come back again."
Guest: Tom S.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 1, 2014
"Our yoga retreat from Peace Yoga Studio in Menomonee Falls absolutely had the best time at the Crystal Lake Lodge. The home is lovely with hardwood floors, high ceilings, granite countertops, it is very clean and well maintained. The property is lovely with plenty of hiking trails, the deer greeted us Saturday morning at the back of the home. The manager, Michael, is just the kindest man. He checked to make sure we had everything we needed, showed us around his property, offered to give us a guided tour through the outdoor trails. I think we have made a new friend. We will definitely be back again for another yoga retreat since the big open concept area lended itself perfectly for practicing yoga indoors. Thank you for a beautiful, peaceful weekend!"
Guest: Peace YogaDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 25, 2015
"We visited the Little Cottage during the first week of October. Late in the season :) The posting does not misrepresent the property in any way. Lake is JUST outside one of the two sets of sliding glass doors. Beautiful view of the sunrises and even the blood moon over the lake. The cottage is next to the owners' home and while it is visible from the cottage I never felt they were intruding on our visit nor that we were imposing on their space. If you are from the city, I can see why you might be a little uncomfortable with the sheerness/lack of window coverings :) However, the only reason I mention them is that others have commented and I want to reassure any readers that this should not be a major concern. Cottage is well-kept, all possible toys for accessing the lake are provided, and it really is amazing how little you would need to bring if staying longer and/or wanting to do more outside. Hennings Cheese is indeed wonderful. Kiel is close by and has a nice Piggly Wiggle for stocking up on groceries after you arrive. Also a McDonald's if you love mocha frappes like myself. Location provides easy and quick access to Lake Michigan, Lake Winnebago, Green Bay (one of their players graduated from our alma mater), etc. During our travel with Boy Scouts, we have visited similar locations with cabin/cottage accommodations so we have some experience in these settings. This property/scenery ranks up there with SD, MN, and NM. Wonderful place to stay :) Thank you.
I did not recommend this property for teenagers because, while I think teenagers would benefit from disconnecting for awhile, I can see them getting grumpy and making parents miserable :) I also was not sure about recommending it for people with disabilities. My professional career was in education and I have some familiarity with ADA regulations. However, if you are concerned about accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact the owners and ask if the property would be appropriate for your specific situation. They are delightful people :) and would do their very best to assist you."
Guest: TodlingDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
"We thoroughly enjoyed a 'girls getaway' weekend and this place was absolutely perfect. Beautiful spacious kitchen; tastefully decorated throughout with comfortable seating and sleeping and spectacular views of Lake Michigan, couldn't ask for better."
Guest: LauraDate of Stay: June 2014Review Submitted: June 16, 2014