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Amazing, Door County Hand-Hewn Log Cabin in the Woods

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

Log Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) and Futon, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)


Resting in the middle of Beautiful Door County. Good Morning America called this area 'The Riviera of the Midwest'.

Egg Harbor Named:

'Top 10 coolest small towns in America' by Budget Travel Magazine.

'Best Small Town in Wisconsin' by Wisconsin Trails Magazine.

'Best Shopping Experience' by Door County Magazine.

'Best Wisconsin Town for Galleries and Arts Scene' by Wonders of Wisconsin.

Perfect location!

Hidden Bear Cabin is nestled in the woods of Egg Harbor and is great in the summer, amazing in the fall, and unbelievable in the winter! Wonderful all-year-round :)!

Must see to believe! 'One-of-a-kind' destination. Very special!

Come experience this cozy, clean, hand-hewn log cabin with exceptional attention to detail. Crafted by Jeff and Sheila Prust, who are well known for their woodworking, imagination, and artistry.

Enjoy this tastefully furnished & appointed 2 BR/2BA cabin, with north woods rustic decor, but without roughing it! It is a 'one-of-a-kind' in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin. Come stay in this relaxing atmosphere nestled in 5 acres of hardwoods.


Fully-equipped (should you want to cook), featuring refrigerator (second one in the basement), built-in microwave, full-size stove & dishwasher. Kitchen also features coffee maker, toaster, blender, Stereo with MP3 input for your iPod, garbage disposal, & more.


Very comfortable pull-out sofa with air cushioned mattress top. 40' LCD TV 1080i with over 200 channels via Direct TV. Select DVD library. Surround sound stereo with ipod dock. Beautiful Door County fieldstone gas fireplace with blower if needed. Windows galore! Great game and reading room as well!!


Closet, Queen size handmade log bed.


Tub/shower with unique decor including hand made stain glass window & stone accents.


Log, ship-style ladder leading to the loft. Cozy reading nook with windows & small library. Queen size bed in spacious setting. Closet. Unique bath including stone shower & wood crafted sink top.

BASEMENT (The Bears' Den):

Finished basement with futon, foosball table, TV/DVD entertainment center, game table, and laundry room.


Wood accents galore.

Area game table with games.

Satellite Direct TV with over 200 channels

Full sized washer & dryer in basement.

Refrigerator in basement.

5-acre wooded setting.

Charcoal BBQ grill off sunroom.

Fire pit gathering area for s'mores & more.

Ample parking.

4 min from downtown Egg Harbor shopping, groceries & the lake.

Amazing night sky

Priceless peace & quiet where time slows down.

Keywords: Hand-Hewn, Amazing Log Cabin

More Details

Sharen & Charlie Ireland
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Sharen & Charlie Ireland

Meet the Ireland's

Sharen, Charlie, and Jaime

Sharen & Charlie Ireland purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Sharen & Charlie Ireland chose Door County

We wanted to share the amazing Door County experience with people. The Setting is indescribable!

What makes this cabin unique

An incredible, restful log cabin experience, among nature and friends. Handmade with creative flair. A place of refuge, fun, and splendor.

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Egg Harbor Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two uniquely finished bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) with luxury mattresses , Child Bed (1) Beanbag chair unfolds for extra full size bed. Sleeper Sofa (1) queen size, with air mattress cloud top, in Lounge. Full size futon (1) in basement. Extremely comfortable! Also, there are two blow-up full size AeroBed mattresses in front closet.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Stereo with MP3 input for your favorite iPod music on kitchen radio and lounge stereo unit.


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(128 traveler reviews)

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Amazing, Door County Hand-Hewn Log Cabin in the Woods
average rating of 4.984375 based on 128 reviews

As advertised... charming with lovely owners. Advice for families with TODDLERS + foodie rec's

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at this property for 8 days for a vacation in Door Cty. We're a family of 5, including children ages 11, 9 and 2.5.

The Ireland family (property owners) are wonderful to rent from-- communicative, flexible, and thoughtful, and the property itself is a lot of fun to spend time in. We've been appreciative of all the things that are included/available for use at the home that one sometimes finds lacking at other vacation rentals. From dry firewood outside and the Cuisinart stand mixer in the kitchen to the cooking gadgets, laundry detergent and easily accessible backup stocks of paper towels and the like... what you need is here.

For anyone with toddlers considering this home, two observations that may be helpful. First, there is little to no outdoor space for small-child play. The area in front of the house is covered with wood chips. Our experience both years is that much of this washes away each summer with heavy rains, leaving a lot of mud which makes for muddy, messy kids, shoes, and clothes. It'd be nice to see that grassed someday, and given that the Ireland's seem to continually add improvements to the property maybe someday they'll get to that one. In the meantime, if you are a get-up-and-go family not prone to spending hours at the home, you'll be fine. But if you are looking to relax while your kids play, you may find it more challenging.

Second, the open stairwell to the loft area will give you heart palpitations. It is almost ladder-steep... a toddler's dream staircase to climb, and a parent's nightmare! (The stairs to the basement are more typically pitched stairs). Because of the unique design, normal baby gates aren't going to work on these stairs. Last year our daughter wasn't walking yet, so no problem. This year, after some thinking ahead, we brought two plastic shelving sections (24" x 36") and used 18" bungees to secure them at the top and bottom of the loft staircase. We could step over, but our daughter couldn't go up or down... which made for a MUCH more relaxing stay. The Ireland's do supply a pressure fit baby gate for the basement, but our experience is that it was not a good fit, and hence wasn't safe to use... but kudos to them for trying to provide a solution. This year we just left the basement stairs open, and our toddler went up and down without too many wipeouts.

Hope this advice helps- it's a lovely home with lovely owners!

Foodie meals: try Parador, Trixie's & Door Co Creamery

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Secluded Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at Hidden Bear Cabin ~ it was clean, cozy and a secluded area with beautiful trees and surroundings. We had campfires in the evenings and family dinners at their wooden table that fit our family of seven comfortably! Area was near Egg Harbor and surrounding small towns so we were also able to also explore the area and activities and than return to the comfort of the cabin. Cabin decorations were beautiful and inspirational ~ we felt blessed to be able to enjoy this beautiful cabin with our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently spent 7 nights at Hidden Bear Cabin. The cabin more than met our expectations! We have three teenage daughters who fell in love with the cabin from the moment we stepped inside. The furniture, decorations and overall design of the cabin is perfect! We fixed several meals at the cabin. We were able to find everything we needed to prepare each meal. Never felt like we were missing any essentials!

The hidden windows, scavenger hunt, games and foosball table were an added treat to our stay. We had a mini foosball tournament each night. Many laughs and some great memories made!

Thank you for sharing your cabin! We had a fabulous time!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin in the Woods

  • 4 of 5

Hidden Bear Cabin was beautiful. It's owners obviously put a lot of thought and pride into building and decorating it. The cabin was immaculately clean. We loved the Christian sayings and crosses scattered here and there. We were grateful for the toys provided. Almost everything was provided. We would absolutely recommend Hidden Bear for couples looking for a private escape and retreat.

There were a couple things that we wished could have been different that would have made our stay even more pleasant. We stayed with our three young children and extended family (Grandma). We quickly discovered there are no locks on any of the interior doors including the bathroom. The loft's bathroom actually did not have a true door at all. It has salon doors. The loft area overlooks the entire dining room and kitchen. This caused a major privacy issue for our family.

We also found that while the two actual beds and the futon were comfortable, the family room pull out sofa bed was in need of repair. We had no choice but to use it even though the lower left corner was completely broken which made the mattress sag and the air mattress top would not hold air for more than a couple hours. This made our son's nights very uncomfortable and it caused our stay to have several rough nights.

There was a terrific storm on the last night of our stay. Trees went down and power was lost to most of Egg Harbor, if not the entire peninsula, from about 9:15pm- 5am the next morning. We were immensely grateful for the working lanterns we found even though the flashlight did not have working batteries.

We also discovered that none of us had any cell phone reception until we drove out onto the main road. There was working wifi when the cabin had electricity but we felt no working cell service was a huge safety concern. When the power went out we had zero connection to the outside world.

Do be aware that prior to check out, guests do need to strip bed linens and start a load of towels. As parents we had hoped to escape extra chores on vacation and were surprised by this.

We would have loved to use the outdoor amenities the cabin provided. They offered a fire pit, grill, hammock and picnic table and the scenery was gorgeous. Unfortunately, at the time of our stay Door County was experiencing a huge mosquito apocalypse. They swarmed us even with repellant. So, we ran from the cabin door to the cars for each trip and never were able to experience the cabin's lovely setting.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing! Loved every minute.

  • 5 of 5

Truly felt like a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Amazing Art cabin!

  • 5 of 5

I don't know if we've ever seen so perfectly-realized a property! Wonderful construction, gorgeous setting, fantastically equipped, and so full of whimsical details. Lots of games, a beautiful fireplace, a lovely, snug little kitchen (with every possible need anticipated), comfy beds, great fire pit outside with a supply of firewood. On and on! We were maybe more in awe of the property than anything else over our few days in the Door! (One caveat: the religious decor is a bit much for a public space. But it's my only complaint.)

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Egg Harbor Village Beach
Car: necessary

Explore the woods, sit around a warm friendly campfire, and take long relaxing walks!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Cleaning fee included.
Stay 6 nights and get the 7th night free!
Stay one night or more and build great memories!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.