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One of a Kind North Woods Lake Lodge

Bedrooms 9
Space 10,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lodge, 9 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 22-28)

Buena Vista Lodge is a one of a kind retreat, with nearly 10,000 square feet of lodge building on 3000 feet of private lake front. It also has over 70 acres of mature woods with hiking trails. Located on Pickerel Lake (1300 acres) with a connection to Crane Lake (400 acres) it offers a sandy swimming beach, fishing and boating right from the property. It also has a private island to explore.

You will see Eagles, Loons, Deer, along with all the typical Northwoods wildlife including the occasional Fox or Bobcat.

BV Lodge is a four seasons private retreat. You are in the middle of the Best Northwoods snowmobile trails many of which start on Pickerel Lake. In addition there are ATV trails, Wolf river rafting, and some of the best cross country ski trails in the Northwoods at Lakewood, all within 45 minutes.

The Mole Lake casino is 10 minutes away in Crandon.

Keywords: Log cabin, retreat, lake home, log home,

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Alan Haubner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Alan Haubner

We found this totally unique lodge that offers so many of the things that make up a relaxing getaway that after we retired we had to buy it. The property was in danger of being developed and we wanted to keep it in its natural state so it could be enjoyed for years to come.

Alan Haubner purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Alan Haubner chose Pickerel

We bought into this location because it was on a large lake with many options for outdoors activities. It is located far enough away large cities to be truly a getaway and yet close enough to be 3 to 6 hours from Milwaukee, Minneapolis or Chicago. It is surrounded by Nicolet Forest, the Wolf River and unique Northern towns and points of interest.

What makes this lodge unique

When staying at the lodge you will see the stars like you have never seen them. Sunsets over the lake from the great room. The call of Eagles and Loons. Magnificent Hemlock trees from 200-300yrs old on the hiking trails. Depending on the time of year thousands of protected Trilium, and other wild flowers, ferns of all sizes, or Maple trees in Autumn colors.


Pickerel Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2 toilets 2 showers with doors between
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 2 toilets 2 showers with doors
  • bathrooms 3 &4 are set up like a health club with a private changing area outside each shower and the toilets have seperate doors.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 4 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , beds are in the game room
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (5), Twin or Single Beds (8) These are twin XL suitable for teens and adults, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 queen sized pull outs in game room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Firepit with benchs, picnic tables at beach, canoe, kayak, 14' fishing boat with oars (Guests may bring up to 20 hp motor), two person paddle boat, beach volleyball, shuffle board table in game room.


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One of a Kind North Woods Lake Lodge
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

The cozy lodge snowmobile weekend of your dreams!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is WOW!!! What an amazing lodge! Our group of 15 adults and 10 tweens/teens had the most magical weekend together in this amazing 10,000 square ft lodge! Where do I start? From the moment you pass through the Buena VIsta Lodge gates onto the tree lined road you know you are somewhere special. There were 9 individual suites, so each family had their own bedroom with plenty of room for the kids to occupy the loft area for sleeping and hanging out. The main level comfortably accommodated us all for group meals, with plenty of fridge and counter space to prepare meals. We loved the separate bar area and fridge to store our drinks and hang out. Ice maker a really nice plus! The great room fireplace was a cozy place to gather, laugh and sip our wine as we watched the kids careen down the hill on their sleds. I arranged for the local snowmobile company to drop off a bunch of snowmobiles, and we spent the weekend hopping right on the lake and trails from the house! This was such a bonus, and the trails are immaculately kept up, with good signage, and warm friendly WI bars to stop at along the way. The attached garage was the perfect staging area for all of our snow stuff, sleds and beverages/supplies. We were able to keep the house and living area tidy and dry. We loved being able to plug our iPhones right into the full house sound system, and the lower level game room was a fun place to hang out. The LONG wooden tables also were the perfect spot for card and dice games at night! Plenty of parking spaces for large group and big dumpster for garbage, so none of the big group struggles we’ve run into at other houses. Absolutely no complaints and we plan to return! Alan was a very responsive host before, during and after our stay. If you are looking to make lifelong memories with your family and friends I recommend you book here!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best One Yet!

  • 5 of 5

Every other five star review on this site is genuine: this Lodge is incredible! We went and stayed for a week with 23 people. I loved the pre-rental communications and the information available on the website. Communicating with the owner was very easy and fast. The house was beautiful, updated, and top quality. The property is absolutely incredible! The privacy and private island, all the walking trails, the private dock, and the big lawns are so dreamy. So much adventure to be had at all ages! I can't possibly say enough good things about the room arrangements, great layout of baths/showers, excellent kitchen equipment, abundant dining seating, great fire pit and fireplace, comfy couches and great game/puzzle tables. One of my favorite luxuries was the ice maker in the bar. We rented a pontoon and brought two extra kayaks. Everyone had such a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We took our staff of 19 for a weekend retreat to this spacious lodge in Jan 2017. There were than enough bedrooms and beds to accomadate our large crowd. The setting could not have been better! The lake access and trails for hiking, snow shoeing and snowmobiling were superb. We had fun watching the ice fishers right in front of the lodge. We were blessed to see a bald Eagle just off the shore on the ice on our snow mobile adventures. A BP gas station was close for any quick minor needs and we had dinner at a local supper club on the lake. The kitchen was supplied well for all our needs. The water was always hot for showers and linens clean. The large fireplace in the main living room as awesome. We even had a large bonfire outside. We really had no complaints except that we didn't want to leave!!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Executive Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my team to this lodge for a few days of team-building, annual planning, and relaxation. We all had an amazing time! As a team-building activity, we held multiple meal cook-offs where we leveraged the massive kitchen. This place had everything we needed! We took full advantage of the pool table and ping pong as well as the beautiful scenery that surrounds the lodge. The layout worked very well for a team of 8 as there was plenty of space for all of us. Even though renting a cabin in the middle of the woods isn't necessarily top of mind for most executives, this lodge completely met our needs. A word of caution for those who have issues fully disconnecting from work. The lodge has limited satellite internet and essentially no Verizon coverage. AT&T phones seemed to work fine.

A sincere thank you to Alan for being so responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable about the location.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway for Large Family

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful rental! It truly has everything you need to feel like home. From bonfires to pingpong to paddle-boating to relaxing during sunset on the deck, there is truly something to do for everyone and plenty of space to do it! We will definitely be renting again if we come back to Pickerel Lake in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worth Every Penny-Once in a lifetime Northwoods Experience

  • 5 of 5

This lodge is truly a wonderful place- secluded but has everything you need. BEAUTIFUL grounds, beautiful lake, beautiful and spacious lodge. The owner was wonderful to work with, a kind person, he made it incredibly easy. It is perfect for a group vacation. Bask on the deck overlooking the lake, take advantage of all the games inside, fish-it's really endless. There were deer eating in the front yard two days in a row! The lodge spared no expense in its craftsmanship or privacy. You will NOT be disappointed if you choose Buena Vista Lodge.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
maplewood golf course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 55
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Kettlebowl (rope tow, weekends only very small)
Car: necessary

70 acres of hiking trails on property, private island, snowmobile trails start on lake in winter, ATV trails nearby, river rafting nearby, cross country skiing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning on 3day or less $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation up to 90 days before without penalty. Rates subject to change up to booking, over 20 guests there is $25 per night per guest charge including children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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