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Private-True Log Cabin on Pristine Spider Lake & Washburn County Forest

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to14)

This spacious three bedroom log cabin was built using logs from the property. It sits on a wooded private lake-front lot on the beautiful Spider Lake Chain in northwest Wisconsin. Enjoy complete privacy at all views! Listen to the loons; watch the eagles soar and get a close-up glimpse of deer and other wildlife as our property butts up to the Washburn County Forest offering privacy all around.

The best part about our cabin is the lake! Spider Lake is a chain of 5 lakes, totaling roughly 300 acres. The irregular shoreline and many islands, bays and coves make every outing on Spider a wonderful discovery experience…use our canoe and paddle boat to see it all. Catch walleye, bass, bluegill, crappie, and northern from the dock or rent our 2 fishing kayaks for more fun! Swim the crystal clear waters from our swim raft in private cove, the pristine waters are heaven!

The main level of the cabin features a newly updated fully-equipped kitchen. Living room and 2 bedrooms with lake views, and full bath. Walk out onto the upper deck overlooking the lake and Washburn County Forest where there's a gas grill, plenty of furniture to relax on to watch the sunset and large table to enjoy outdoor meals.

The lower level features a Great Room with windows affording a beautiful view of the lake. Two sets of bunk beds, a daybed, pull-out couch and a game room with Foosball and another TV. A full bath and utility room with washer and dryer are also here.

Walk-out to another large deck for an afternoon siesta on the hammock or sunning on the lounge chairs.

Bask in the warmth of a nighttime fire huddled together cooking s'mores and watching the sunset. A perfect spot to make some family memories!

This is a Non-Smoking cabin. We do not rent to groups under 25 years of age.

Keywords: Washburn county forest, log cabin, complete privacy, clean swimming lake, retreat, minnesota, wisconsin cabin, lake cabin, lakefront, vacation home, golf getaway, family retreat, girls' weekend, pet friendly, on lake. Snowmobile, snowshoe,cross county ski,sledding

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Sherrie

This is our family cabin. We've had many great times up here but with our busy schedules we're renting it a few weeks a month.

Sherrie purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Sherrie chose Northwest

We fell in love with Spider Lake and waited patiently for a place to come up for sale. With the clean pristine waters, quiet peacefulness, singing loons, eagles and all around beauty, we love it!

What makes this cabin unique

We love the fact that the logs that make this cabin came from the property it sits on. Crystal clean swimming and wildlife abound. ATV trails in the summer and snowmobile trails in the winter. Shopping and dining are only a five minute drive. It's private, quiet and peaceful or plenty of room to be loud and have some fun without bothering anyone!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were pleased to find that the cabin was roomy and had everything needed for a two week vacation. It was s0 relaxing! We enjoyed using the paddle boat and canoe. It was a great vacation spot and we were thankful to find a lake home accommodating two families with dogs.
Jun 2011
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Birchwood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower level Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed doubles as Daybed for afternoon reading snoozing
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , one in Living room, one in lower level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Available for your use: Canoe with paddles, paddle boat and swim raft and pontoon for extra seating and shade while enjoying the lake. New for 2015 - new cedar decking on swim raft New for 2016 painted kitchen and kitchen faucet. New landscaping with fresh Herb Garden. 2 fishing Kayaks for weekly rental $290 for both.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Private-True Log Cabin on Pristine Spider Lake & Washburn County Forest
average rating of 4.875 based on 21 reviews
Appleton, Wisconsin

Perfect! Clean, super comfortable, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

After 30 years of hit and miss lake cabin experiences - this one was finally JUST PERFECT! The well appointed, wonderfully private, and nicely updated log home includes it's own sweet little inlet and a great little beach for embarking in kayaks to explore a secluded and quiet chain of deep, small lakes. Very comfortable and clean beds and furniture, plenty of table lamps for the readers in the bunch. Well stocked kitchen - not one unpleasant surprise. Not ONE! We'll be back! ...P.S. Only 10 minutes from Birchwood - highly recommend the Paul's Pizza Den there - the smoked baby back ribs are amazing, and the Bear Bait dessert is scrumptious!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Week Was Had By All!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 adults and dog spent a week at the Spider Lake cabin in mid-June 2016. As others have said, the pictures don't do the cabin justice. The very private setting is perfect for relaxing on land and lake. There are also lots of ways to expend as much energy as you want as well. Some of our folks said they felt they were staying in a tree-house. We heard the ATVs only a few times and generally things were very quiet.

The house is very well stocked with all sorts of necessities and extras, such as dishware and other kitchen supplies, linens and towels, comfort seating and table seating throughout, power outlets everywhere, some great DVDs, candles, flashlights, and more.

Some of the things we especially liked were all the swim toys, paddle boat, kayaks, hummingbird feeders, books/brochures on birds, lakes, and area attractions, ceiling fans, hooks everywhere, plenty of hot water, calls of the loons, fire pit and more. Despite my advanced age, I had my first authentic S'more at the fire pit - fantastic! There's a special rack of S'more supplies at Gary's Grocery in Birchwood.

We had great luck with a couple of meals out - lunch on the deck at the Hungry Minnow in Birchwood, the Friday fish fry at Prop's on Long Lake (ate outside on a night with a beautiful sunset), and lunch at Angler’s in Hayward.

In terms of wildlife we saw many deer (be very alert when driving), a bald eagle, turtles, loons, hummingbirds, orioles, and something like a muskrat. We heard tons of birds and on a couple of occasions an apparent pack of wolves (very far away!). The cabin had a limited supply of bug spray - be sure to bring some - the biggest annoyances were mosquitos and flies.

The water level on the Spider Lake chain was great. We were able to kayak from the cabin (lake #1) all of the way to lake #5. On a calm day, it's a relatively easy trek. Was one of the best things we did all week.

We found the Marketplace Foods grocery in Rice Lake to be excellent (there is one in Hayward as well). The adjacent liquor store has everything you could want - loads of craft beers. There's a good vet in Rice Lake if you need one (Rice Lake Animal Hospital).

The owner was very responsive to all our questions - responding in less than a day on all counts. The property is very clean and we highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for ATV riding

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very peaceful and has everything you would need. We enjoyed our stay and spent several hours on the great ATV trails that can be accessed directly from the cabin. The Spider Lake Saloon is just down the trail less than 5 minutes. Excellent food and amazing Bloody Mary's. Cell phone reception is not great. I wish there was wifi to compensate but I loved everything else about this cabin and location.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Up North Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for an Up North Vacation. It really has the feel of a "cabin", but well thought-out, with everything you need and spaces to relax, surrounded by two decks with beautiful views. It's on a small, peaceful, but deep lake, with good fishing. (The beavers have made passage among the chain of lakes more of a portage.) That the cabin is next to County land makes the bay more private and wild, and there are ATV and other trails that lead off right next to the cabin. We had a nice warm week and spent most of the time on the beach, dock and raft - with two dogs chasing minnows and frogs in the shallows. We rented a Stand-Up Paddleboard from Jack's in Trego, which turned out to be easy and a fun way to get around the lake. The Spider Lake Saloon across the lake is very welcoming. The cabin was great for our multi-generation family with two dogs, and we'd definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Robbinsdale, MN

Summer Hangout

  • 5 of 5

We spent memorial weekend with friends at the Spider Lake cabin, it was amazing how calm the lake was during our stay. The log cabin was big enough to easily accommodate our group, and with all the seating on the wrap around deck, there was plenty of space for everyone to eat at the same time as well! The ATV trails cross the bottom of the driveway (but weren't too close you could hear people driving by from the lake or from inside). The Spider Lake Saloon is less than a mile down the road, and their fish fry on Friday was amazing!

Thank you so much for our stay, we're already talking about planning next year's trip and this time bringing my dog so he can have as much fun as we did!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Us.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin last July and found it perfectly private and pet friendly. The pictures do tell the true story and there is clear water and great swimming. We did not rent the pontoon boat, but was perfect for sitting on and playing cards and a safe place to corral a small child who might walk off the dock. Our dog spent hours swimming and fishing near the shore. She also loved riding with me on the paddle boat. Very Pet friendly and the owners even have a stack of Dog towels for drying before entering the cabin. This cabin and lake were perfect for us, 4 adults and one little one, and the dog.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
spider lake saloon
Car: necessary

Spider Lake is a private lake with not many homes located on it, so you will enjoy open water and a quiet setting. It is a full recreational lake but does not typically have jet skis on it.

At the lake we have a canoe, swim raft, paddle boat to use and kayaks for rent. ATV trails are just at the end of our long driveway and can take you around the lake or into town.


Rates & Availability

Birchwood Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 28 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
Feb 22 2018 - Feb 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $120
Tax Rate 5.5%

We book Sunday-Sunday in summer.
Check in: Sunday 4pm - Check out Sunday: 11am
Children over 2 are considered additional guests.
No damages, you will be refunded the full Damage Deposit within 2 weeks of check-out

• Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
• No refund if cancelled within 2 weeks of check in date.

We have 2 brand new fishing Kayaks ($290.00 for both) rentable for length of stay.
We do not rent to groups under 25 years of age.
Pet Fee $120 - No dogs under 1 year old.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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