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Gather together with family & friends in peaceful country atmosphere.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Experience the peace and serenity of days-gone-by when you stay in this spacious, completely renovated four-square farmhouse located in a quiet dairy farming neighborhood, five miles east of Cumberland and ten miles west of Rice Lake. This home is perfect for family gatherings, crafting get-togethers or relaxing vacations. Enjoy watching the bird activity in the massive oak trees as you sip your morning coffee on the beautiful front porch. Both children and adults will enjoy outdoor activities in the massive back yard, surrounded by crops in the field and cows in the pasture. In the winter try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing through the fields and woods.

You will enjoy preparing meals in the spacious modern country kitchen with large center island. Relax in the large open living room with its media center, then sleep peacefully when you retire to the large bedrooms with their comfortable queen beds.

Beautiful clear water lakes are plentiful within a few miles of the farm for boating, fishing, and swimming. Explore unique shopping & entertainment experiences in picturesque Cumberland, Rice Lake and other nearby towns. Just a short drive will take you to tourist attractions in Hayward, or to St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake. Whether you are looking for excitement or relaxation it is all yours when you stay at the Farmhouse Retreat.

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Diane Rust
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

Why Diane Rust chose Cumberland

This farm has been in my family since 1891 when my grandparents purchased the land from the Knapp-Stout Lumber Company. They cleared the land, built the farm, raised their family, and it has been the center of family activity since those days. In 2008 my husband and I completely renovated the house, inside and out, and it has since continued to provide the perfect gathering place for family and friends. We now would like to share this special place with you with the hope that you will enjoy your time in this special place as much as our family.


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Cumberland Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Cumberland Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Hy 48
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many fast food, diners and supper clubs
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Many beautiful beaches
Car: recommended

During your stay at the Farmhouse Retreat enjoy the many outdoor activities available for you, such as badminton, croquet, horseshoes, ladder golf, youth and adult bikes. And there are a great many enjoyable activities nearby. For example, stop in at the huge weekly local Farmer's Market, visit many unique Antique stores and quaint shops in nearby towns, or try your luck at St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake. On your way to Turtle Lake stop at the Ellsworth Cheese Factory in Comstock to taste their famous Wisconsin cheeses. Don't forget to stop at Louie's Finer Meats, where their brats and meats are multi-year world champion winners. Or enjoy a short drive to Hayward, the home of the American Birkebeiner, Lumberjack World Championships, and the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum. There is always something fun to do at or near the Farmhouse Retreat.


Cumberland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Clean, nicely decorated, conveniently located bathrooms with linens included.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (4), Pull-out queen sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Huge shaded, neatly groomed and landscaped private back-yard with plenty of room for outdoor games, picnics and relaxation.


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Gather together with family & friends in peaceful country atmosphere.
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Farmhouse charm

  • 5 of 5

The Farmhouse Retreat was a perfectly charming home away from home that allowed us to maintain our basic family routines. It was clean, quiet, well-maintained, and comfortable. Diane and Richard were welcoming, gracious hosts-- our 4 kids were instantly won over by the invitation to come see all of the things to do outside. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes/utensils/tools- I do use the kitchens when we rent, and this is the first time I haven't had to buy some utensil to supplement the cupboard. An extra bonus was the closet full of games in one of the bedrooms; the kids were quick to dive in and enjoy themselves. Finally, you can not beat the attraction for the city kid in hearing cows mooing just outside and watching tractors at work! 

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Farmhouse Retreat in May 2017 and found the place to be as perfect as advertised. The house is spacious and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. Our son enjoyed playing in the large backyard. We use VRBO frequently, and the owners were among the best we have worked with for a rental. They are responsive and will ensure you have a wonderful stay. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience in July 2016

  • 5 of 5

We stayed July 2016 and had a fantastic experience! We were here for a nieces wedding. The property way immaculate and very spacious. The yard was fantastic for kids- thanks for all the yard games and toys and especially pogo stick. I recommend this property for anyone seeking the quiet of country living. Also loved Cameron and Louie's Finer Meats!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully relaxing family gathering space

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Farmhouse Retreat as a place to gather with our adult children and grandkids during a family reunion being held in Cumberland. We were welcomed very graciously by Diane & Richard at arrival. It was great to learn a little the history of the home that we would be enjoying for the next few days. With both of us being raised on dairy farms it felt just like coming home for us here. The home had everything we needed to enjoy our weekend with our family. Thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us and we would definitely recommend your rental to anyone who is looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

A Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Diane & Richard were both so welcoming and their farmhouse is really a wonderful place to stay. We came into town to spend time with family and the house, the beautiful setting, trees, and outdoor games were a delightful surprise. I would highly recommend trying this place out, I know that we will be back in the future and will be telling people all about it! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ellsworth, WI

Relaxing Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Farmhouse Retreat during our weekend stay for the Spooner Rodeo.

We have stayed at several VRBO rentals before and we both agreed that we have been most impressed with the Farmhouse Retreat! Diane and Richard met us at the house upon arrival. This is the FIRST time anyone has ever actually met us at the property. We found this very welcoming and also gave us a little more sense of comfort as they showed us where everything was, instructions, and recommendations for eating out,etc even though all this information was typed out in a binder! They are extremely genuine and friendly. We loved how much family history was in the house and can feel how much they value family.

As many others have written on their reviews, pictures do NOT do justice to the farmhouse! It is VERY clean and tastefully decorated. There is just about EVERYTHING you can think of in the kitchen (even things we do not have at our own house!) plenty of towels in the bathroom, linens are provided, comfortable beds, blankets, you name it, its there. This gave us that "at home" feel. We loved eating our meals out on the patio/picnic table and just sitting outside to watch the birds/enjoy the peace and quiet. We HIGHLY recommend the Farmhouse Retreat. You will not find a gem like this, for the price anywhere else.

Thank you, Diane & Richard, for sharing your farmhouse for our Spooner Rodeo weekend! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Full payment due at check-in. $100 security deposit required to hold reservation. Fully refunded within two days following satisfactory inspection after your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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