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Spacious, Rustic, Beautiful Lodge-15 Acres 600 Ft of Shoreline-Enjoy all year

Bedrooms 3
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Log Home, 5000+ Sq Ft, 2 kitchens, 4 Bedrooms plus loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

This rustic, luxury log home is located on the peaceful Spirit River Flowage just 2 miles west of Tomahawk & 2 miles east of the Tomahawk airport. Enjoy peace & serenity on 15 acres with 600 feet of private waterfront paradise! Summertime fun! Complete with 2 Canoes & Row Boat. Winter Wonderland! Snowmobile trails & Cross Country skiing begin on the property. Ice fishing. Downhill skiing nearby at Granite Peak, Camp 10 or North on Hwy 51. Enjoy the warmth by the fireplace. Spectacular views from sunrise to sunset are available any time of the year. 5000+ sq. feet of indoor room to sprawl for privacy, family reunions/multiple families, corporate retreat, church retreat, scrapbook, quilting or design your own retreat. Ask about office chairs and tables available for craft retreats. The cathedral ceiling, cook's kitchen, 2 story field stone fireplace & log interior make an awesome backdrop for the perfect getaway, retreat or Wedding!

This home offers ample space for multi-family groups. The 2nd floor offers one bathroom, 2 bedrooms (one bedroom consists of 2 separate rooms for sleeping) with newer mattresses, 1 loft area with queen bed. There is also a sofa sleeper on main floor. Enjoy the amenities of a fully furnished kitchen with commercial stove, 3 ovens, great room with 2 story field stone fireplace & cathedral ceiling, dining room, mud room, grand piano & 3/4 season wrap porch. The lower level walks out to the waterfront & a fire pit. This area provides it's own full kitchen, bathroom with shower, pool table, 1 large bedroom (with 3 twin beds & 1 Queen Bed - all have newer mattresses), 1 comfy La-Z-Boy sofa-sleeper. Pictures do not reveal the spacious, unique beauty of this home.

The Spirit River Flowage is rather quiet & non-commercial with abundant Forest Crop land. It is possible to boat, paddle, kayak, cross country ski, etc. 7+ miles up the river to the west & 1+ miles to the east! Plenty of wildlife viewing, bald eagles, deer & great fishing! Swimming is good on the property with a small sandy beach. The rest of the shoreline has a variety of grassy, tree lined & rocky terrain. With 600 ft of frontage the level shoreline is a combination of sand, soft ground, rocky or some weeds. Amazing ice fishing location. Bald eagles year round! Astounding view of stars! Snowmobile trails & X Country skiing out your door! Plenty of room to park trailers. Need more space? There is an RV hook-up available for an additional fee.

Room for Horse Trailers & a field for grazing (no fence on the property). Bring your motorcycle & ride the rustic roads of Northern Wisconsin! Or bring your bicycle to cruise the winding roads or bike the Hiawatha trail system for miles!

Quaint downtown shopping area within 2 miles & plenty of restaurants if you desire taking in more than the 15 acres of privacy! This place will refresh your soul all year long!

Book now for the Holidays! Includes a Christmas Tree from mid-December to early-January!!!

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Ellen

I grew up in Tomahawk, moved away, raised a family and returned to my home town. I inherited this home from my dad. This home was designed to host large gatherings of family & friends. Like my dad, I enjoy people and enjoy sharing my home with family & friends and welcoming new friends. I also have my own private apartment in this home. It does not interfere with your vacation space. When I am not working I enjoy music, fishing, boating, yard work, cross country skiing, hiking, and being outside. Most of all I love to spend time with family and enjoy travelling to see my kids and grandkids. Of course, they also enjoy coming to visit me, too. My home holds many wonderful memories for my family. The maintenance on this home is huge. When my son & his wife introduced me to VRBO it transformed my vision of this home from burden to blessing and from "for sale" to "for keeps." It's been exciting to upgrade this house and to make this a little piece of heaven on earth for all who gather here.

Ellen purchased this house in 1996

Why Ellen chose Tomahawk

The land has been in the family since the 1960's. The home was built with hand cut logs from family property in 1980 by my dad. It is my desire to share this amazing place with others. If you desire to have a retreat or craft event or a wedding there are excellent catering options in the area!

As an artist it is an inspiring place to rejuvenate & be creative. I've had church retreats, quilting retreats, scrapbook retreats, family reunions, weddings & receptions, & much more here. Ample room for multiple families! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or other Holidays.

What makes this house unique

This is an awesome place for multi-family gatherings, craft retreats, corporate or church retreats, & quiet getaways! 15 acres! While the living area can host a party of 100 there is also plenty of personal space for everyone in this large home. And the view is amazing! You can create a soothing retreat from the normal routine of life or provide a large arena for food, fun, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, biking, games, campfires and making great memories! Very close to grocery & shopping. Experience your own personal lodge! Create your own craft, corporate or church retreat. Bring tents & have the best of both worlds. Book this home for your wedding rather than a banquet facility for a dreamy setting!


Tomahawk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level bathroom
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2-3 - 2 queen , This bedroom has 2 rooms with a sliding glass door between
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Loft has privacy drapery to divide room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Spacious lower level bedroom
    Common Areas - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 sofa sleepers and 1 twin bed
  • This spacious home has 3-4 bedrooms. One of the bedrooms consists of 2 rooms with a sleeping area in each. Throughout the house there are 4 Queen size Beds with newer mattresses, 1 Full size bed, Twin/Single Beds (4) in lower level, (1) Single Bed in upper level, Child Beds (1), Sofa Sleepers (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Plenty of room for parking trailers with turn-around, Snowmobile trails, A/C available in most of house, 15 acres of privacy, 600 ft Waterfront, grand piano in Great Room, 2 canoes, 1 row boat, spectacular view, Bald Eagle nesting nearby, more space for your group than pictures or words can describe! Tomahawk prides itself in providing plenty of outdoor activity as well as an atmosphere for relaxation & refreshment. Make a campfire in the fire pit. (Guest to supply their own campfire wood.) Look at the stars, count the shooting stars, hope for Northern Lights, and those are just a few ideas. There are 2 boat launch ramps within a mile of the property.


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Spacious, Rustic, Beautiful Lodge-15 Acres 600 Ft of Shoreline-Enjoy all year
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic Family Reunioin

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly what our family needed. We had spent the previous 10 or so reunions at resorts, hotels, destinations, etc. where the family is in separate rooms doing their own things only to come together for a short dinner and drinks typically in a rented meeting room. The problem was that we really weren't spending quality time with each others families that we don't see that often. Ellen's home was big enough to sleep half of our group and to have plenty of space for our whole group to enjoy themselves together throughout the day. The property is absolutely beautiful and Ellen couldn't have been more accommodating!! Our family of over 30 people overwhelmingly voted this reunion as our best one yet due to the atmosphere it created for 3 different generations of our family to truly interact with each other. I highly recommend this property for anyone looking to spend time together at a place that has plenty of indoor space, a beautiful property on the water that can handle just about any group size, and convenient access to the water (the two canoes available from Ellen were great as well)!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to have your family at my home! I'm thrilled that your family had a lot of quality time together and that you found my home to be very accommodating for your reunion. Your family took really good care of my home & I would definitely welcome you anytime! Thanks for the awesome review.
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had our annual guys trip here. Plenty of room, great place and a great view. We will probably be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing and Awesome place to have a very special vacation experience with our family!

  • 5 of 5

The atmosphere of this cabin/lodge was fantastic for our summer family reunion. The scenery is astounding and the home is gorgeous with enough room and amenities to feel super blessed

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect secluded location for a decent sized group

  • 5 of 5

The property was great! We couldn't have been happier.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place was great for our family snowmobile adventure!

  • 5 of 5

We had a tremendous time with more than enough room, bathrooms and beds for the 11 of us who stayed here. Greatroom was a super place where we would congregate for cocktails and munchies after a day on the trails. The trails in the area were snirty, but that was this year. Appreciated the opportunity to stay here and be all together. The boys wished they had their ice fishing equipment for some nighttime fishing.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredbile property and the owner is so accommodating and helpful! I would recommend 100%

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding of 70 people at this property and the entire event was incredible! Ellen was so helpful and accommodation throughout the entire process! She went above and beyond to make our special everything we hoped for. All of our guests commented on how gorgeous the property is and how perfect it was for the event. There was lots of open spaces for the tent and yard games and plenty of room in the house for all of our wedding party! The house was fully furnished with everything we could possibly need during our stay. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us, Ellen! We could not have asked for a better location!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a joy to work with guests to make their stay or event the best it could be! Great communication and an enthusiastic approach help me prepare for their stay. This home was designed by my dad with the intent to welcome large groups of family and friends. My passion is to walk in his footsteps filling this amazing cabin with warm hospitality and a genuine interest in those who find their way to my home on the Spirit River.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Central Wisconsin - Wausau/Mosinee, Wisconsin
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Inshalla Country Club & Edgewater Country Club
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Snow Skiing - Granite Peak, Wausau, WI
Nearest Point of Interest
Spirit River Flowage
Nearest Point of Interest
Inshalla Country Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Bradley Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Snowmobile Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Brigadoon Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Timm's Hill
Nearest Point of Interest
Harrison Hills ATV/Snowmobile Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
The Windmill Ice Cream Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Charlie's Cheese & Ice Cream Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Bald Eagle's Nest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nelson's Grocery Store, Ben Franklin & Northbay Pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Ramp to Wisconsin River
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike, snowmobile or hike the Hiawatha trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Highway 107 Scenic Drive
Nearest Point of Interest
The Underdown
Nearest Point of Interest
Shop Downtown Tomahawk
Nearest Point of Interest
Rib Mountain & Granite Peak
Nearest Point of Interest
Wausau - City shopping, Grand Theater, sight-seeing
Nearest Point of Interest
Prairie Pines Bulk Food

Plenty of 4 wheeler & snowmobile trails nearby, bicycle trails, hiking, Great motorcycle Riding (ask about garage parking for bikes), nearby Winery, Harley Davidson Plant in town offers tours in the summer, Timm's Hill 20 miles west on Hwy 86 for hiking as well as Harrison area 10 miles east with many more nearby options, Summer-Water Ski Show, Water parks in nearby Minocqua & Wausau, Wildlife zoo in Minocqua (summer), 40 min. to snow skiing at Granite Peak & 90 min. to the U.P.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax

Owner prefers to issue contract to guest and communicate directly with guest.
This option requires the following terms:
$300 Non-refundable down payment with signed contract.
50% due 30 days before arrival.
Balance due 14 days before arrival.
Security Deposit due 14 days before arrival.
Craft retreats available. Rates vary and are charged by group or per person depending on size - Contact owner for special event pricing along with use of tables, chairs with rollers, extra lighting, banquets, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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