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Green, unique, comfortable, open loft cabin

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms + loft, 2 full bathrooms, jacuzzi, sleeps 8

Welcome to an exquisite, eco-friendly way of vacationing and getting away from it all! From its solar water heat to the recycled lumber, this cabin packs many eco-sensitive features to bring you comfort in style. Its artistic flair can be experienced in everything in the handcrafted countertops, the exquisite tree staircase, and right down to the mosaic bathroom floor. You'll be pleasantly toasty in the winter with the radiant heat and gas fireplace. Plenty of windows and open floorplan keeps the space light-filled throughout the day.

Need to unwind? Let the jacuzzi massage the tension away. Read a book in the airy loft. Watch a DVD. Or simply take a walk to the neighboring Cameron House (on the same property).

Biking, canoeing, trout fishing, hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, are a few activities for you to enjoy on your vacation.

Eco Sensitive: This cabin was built in 2008 using sustainably harvested trees. The roof substructure and all major beams were repurposed from older buildings in the area. The building is mainly insulated with a green, soy-based spray foam insulation which keeps the interior warm and quiet.

The radiant heat and water heating system is powered through a solar / gas-boiler combination system. All makes for a quiet, even heat that foot-warming friendly. It keeps the air more comfortable and less dusty in the winter when compared to forced-air systems. This is a boon for those with indoor allergies and asthma.

More Details

Chuck and Mary Egle
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Amherst Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , jetted tub , 1st floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • main floor bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1st floor
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The main floor living area is accented with a tiled gas stove with a view of the fire. The first floor has a sitting area with an electric fireplace. The first floor also has radiant floor heat.


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Green, unique, comfortable, open loft cabin
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

All our adult children were able to join us for our stay. Loved the atmosphere! Very clean and homey. Enjoyed the early morning outside listening to the river and birds chirping. Husband and sons enjoyed the brewery just down the road. A wonderful place to get away!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice eclectic getaway. Loved the unique features.

  • 4 of 5

Some of the extensive decor may be dusty which triggered allergy flare when inside, but we were outside most of the time. Loved the fireplace to take off rainy chill. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I loved the seclusion in a natural prairie. The kitchen and bathrooms were exceptional. Large windows in dining area were nice to look out. The 2 windows in peaks of cabin kept it brightly pleasant.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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waterford, Wi

Great rustic setting with beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

The house was gorgeous. With the windows open you can here the river.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Creative Masterpiece

  • 5 of 5

If you want to escape to a roomy, enviro friendly cottage in the woods this is the prescription. Beautifully decorated, spacious yet warm, friendly owners, and comfortable beds for a sound sleep. Too many beautiful features to describe this creative masterpiece. You will just have to stay there to experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, tranquil, restfull, comfortable. Everything and more than we expected

  • 5 of 5

We love Riverdance. From the moment you drive in the driveway and see the beautiful sign above the trellis with the lights on, you feel like this is the vacation spot you've been looking for. The front porch swing is a favorite in the mornings for my husband. Our grand kids also love it! The décor is stunning and interesting and very cozy as well. The grand kids love it. It is very quiet and peaceful and safe for them to run around. Having the bikes and the kayaks and canoes there is so awesome! All of our grandkids got in the kayak (no fear!) with our son, their Dad, holding onto the line he had attatched to the boats and they thought they were white water rafting! Our daughter-in-law loved the peace and quiet as well. The house is immaculate and the mattress was so comfortable.Having so many books to choose from and music cd's too. Everyone had a great time. I would like to come back soon....hopefully!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Central Wisconsin Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
County A & US Highway 10
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rivers Supper Club
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
standing Rocks , portage county park
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Emily County Park
Car: necessary

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the Sentry Theater, The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), MREA Energy Fair (June), Iola Car Show (July), Chocolate Festival (November), Nelsonville Mill Performance Series, Yellowstone Trail, Ice Age Trail, Tomorrow River Biking Trail, Rustic Roads (sightseeing), Tomorrow River, Indian mounds, Cameron House, other historic homes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Pet Fee $50

$1177 / week; $477/ 2 nights for up to 4 people , additional people are $25@ for the length of stay
Please contact owner for rates and pet deposits /fees.

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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