|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Sweet Emma's is located on the Manitowish River that connects to Boulder Lake and Rice Lake in the heart of the Northwoods in North Central Wisconsin, just a 1/4 mile from beautiful downtown Boulder Junction, WI - Musky Capital of the World!
In addition to being on the River, we are now directly connected to the paved, multi-city, Vilas County Bike Trail System, as well as being connected to 130 miles of well-groomed snowmobile trails, on trail #15.
We also rent bicycles and kayaks.
Keywords: Cabin / Vacation Home
I love to garden and have had my own cleaning service for 20 years. Sweet Emma's was owned by Jud and Myra Clark a older couple I cared and cleaned for. When they passed away I bought the home and made it my big doll house I share with guests. I like to have people here to enjoy the house and the beautiful north woods.
Fran Thiel purchased this house in 2005
We have been coming to Sweet Emma's for several years now and we always have a great time. Fran always goes out of her way to make sure we feel welcome and that everything is just right. The house is very clean, has everything that you need, and plenty of space inside and out (and we need space with snowmobile gear for 8 people and 2 large trailers) this place works great. The snowmobile trail is directly across the road and Boulder Junction Snowmobile Club always does a great job with their trails. I would high recommend this place to anyone who is planning a trip to the Boulder Junction area anytime of the year. Thanks again Fran for a great time.
Sweet Emma's is a great place to stay, has everything you need. All you need to bring is your clothes & if you plan on cooking food. The place is very very clean, Fran is a great host and keeps her place in tip top shape. The beds are so conformable. Your walking distance to town. Great place for family's. I can't say enough about this place. First time I've rented on VRBO what a great experience. I would highly recommend Sweet Emma's to anyone. Thank you Fran for a wonderful vacation. We, are hoping to come back.
Fran was an excellent host. The place was extremely clean and much larger than expected! Stay on the river was a perfect option for us, as we were not bringing boats or anything of the sort. Renting kayaks and paddling to Boulder Lake was just what we wanted! The house itself is within walking distance to downtown so you are able to do a bit of shopping and eating. It was a great trip and I would recommend this place to anyone! Thank you Fran!!
This cute little home on the Manitowish River, just outside Boulder Junction was no doubt our home away from home. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking, bathrroms were stock with toiletry extras just in case...there were plenty of bath towels and wash cloths....bedrooms on the main floor were furnished with queen beds. It would have been nice for dresser space to be available...especially since we were staying for 5 days. Living room, dining room and three-season room were wonderful congregating areas. The three-season room was our favorite.
Outside was a nice firepit and ample space for parking. I nice little stairway to the river and pier made for a welcoming place to relax and watch "life go by".
We were in the area for a bicycling vacation and we were not disappointed. One of the routes went right by Sweet Emma's so we were always able to start our ride right from the house. The paved trails are beautiful and beautifully maintained. Mostly flat with some small rollers and almost entirely off the busy roads. Riders of all levels will enjoy riding here.
The only downsides to this property was cell phone service was not the best. There is no wifi but internet access was available in every restaurant we ate at so we weren't totally disconnected. Additionally, the only area of the house that's air conditioned is the second floor. We were fortunate to have warm (70's) days and cool evenings so not having AC wasn't an issue. Fran has oscillating fans placed throughout the main floor and both bedrooms on the main floor had ceiling fans so the air was always moving. I think it could be quite uncomfortable without AC on the main floor if the weather as warm day and night.
Overall, we really like Sweet Emma's and all it had to offer and recommend it to couples and families.
We have stayed at Sweet Emma's in Boulder Junction several times through out the years. Our stays were usually short weekend stays during all the different seasons. Sweet Emma's is the perfect rental location for every season. It is close to town and sits on the off road trails that are used for hiking, biking, and snowmobiling. Sweet Emma's is also located on the Manotowish river with kayaks available to rent.
Recently in July, we had the opportunity to rent Sweet Emma's for our first week long family vacation. We had family come from southern Wisconsin and the state of Oregon. We had perfect weather nearly the whole week for kayaking the river in the morning and biking the many miles of trails in the afternoon. There are two ice cream locations within walking distance from the rental, for a sweet treat! Toward the end of our stay we had a day of rain, so we went into town and had coffee at one of the many coffee venues and then went shopping in the unique stores the town has to offer.
The rental has everything you need for a comfortable short or long stay. We brought our food and cooked in everyday as well as had a large family picnic in the front yard where we were able to set up multiple yard games for everyone to enjoy. In the evenings we would enjoy a large fire pit, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.
Thank you Fran for your great hospitality and providing a wonderful venue for our family to gather and create everlasting memories!!
Our family of four had a wonderful time at Sweet Emma's. There are bikes, kayaks, canoes, and a row boat available to rent during your stay. The beds and couch were very comfortable. There is a crib for those visiting with infants. Sweet Emma's kitchen has everything you would need to prepare a nice dinner. Location is within minutes of shopping, restaurants, and ice cream. Looking forward to relaxing at Sweet Emma's next year!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$125|