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Vacation Home in the Northwoods of Wisconsin

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Property type house


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Whether you to like to snowshoe in the deep snow of winter or look for wild flowers in the spring, there is a Place In The Pines for you all the seasons of the year.

This is a great family vacation area with numerous activities to suit all. A family favorite is tubing down the Eau Claire River. We drop off about a mile up the road at the dam and in about an hour and a half float right up to the shore of our property. Canoeing is fun as well. If you are adventurous, the Brule River is only a half hour away, where you can rent a canoe or kayak and meet the challenge of the 5 star rapids.

The back porch is a great place to relax and watch the hummingbirds fight over the feeder or maybe see some deer stroll across the back yard at dusk and dawn. We even spotted a black bear a few times in the area. In the early morning before everyone is up, a bike ride to the golf course just up the road a mile is amazing - so quiet and serene and thrilling to see the herds of deer grazing and hear the birds chirping.

We invite you to enjoy a mini-vacation at our Place in the Pines, where your family and friends can enjoy a peaceful time away or for the more adventurous ones to explore the many activities in the area.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

Why The Owner chose Northwest

Cabin Fever brought me to this beautiful place in 1999. I had always dreamed of owning a cabin in northern Minnesota or Wisconsin. Then, came across a ‘for sale’ ad in the Sunday paper for parcels of land with a 40 year old Red Pines plantation on the crystal clear water of the Eau Claire River in northern Wisconsin. Within 2 weeks, it was mine and it wasn’t long before I was searching for house plans. Two years later I built my “northwoods vacation home,” with the help of the contractor, friends and family. My 4 children have made many memories here and now look forward to doing the same with the 4 grandchildren.

What makes this house unique

The area is so versatile for everyone of all ages. You can enjoy the quiet and serenity of nature, fishing, golfing or nature walks. Shopping isn't far away - the local boutiques or the shops of Hayward, Duluth or Superior - all within an hour. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ATV trails are also popular. The cabin is big enough for family reunions, family get-togethers, scrapbooking groups or maybe a quilting weekend get-a-way!


Gordon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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(10 traveler reviews)

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Vacation Home in the Northwoods of Wisconsin
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Bloomington Indiana

Thank you Patti for the beautiful house and amazing property. My family and I felt very at home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house with every amenity and floating down the river was such an added treat.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly Honeymoon Haven!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 2 furry kids spent 36 glorious hours at this awesome getaway location on our Honeymoon in November 2014. Patti was so kind and courteous even though we were booking last minute right after a large group of hunters had just left. The place was immaculate and more than we needed or expected!! The fireplace was very romantic and, even though we didn't have a lot of time there, it is a memory we will keep with us forever. ♡ We are planning on coming back soon and hopefully for many anniversaries to come to make new memories and reminisce about old ones! All the comforts of home are here and the pool table is an added plus for us as we Love to shoot! Thank you Patti for allowing us to stay at your beautiful vacation home! Jeff & Shari Thomas ♡

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rapid City, South Dakota

Family Gathering " the Pines" for our 41st Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We had planned to do this last year in September but family issues arose. Patti very graciously put us on her calendar for this September, same time, same place. Our reunion went off without a hitch! We enjoyed each other's company but especially enjoyed introducing our grandsons to the great North Woods! They enjoyed fishing in the river, camp fire and smores at night, day trip to Duluth to see the big ships and a good time was had by all! We were a party of 6 adults and 4 small boys and the accommodations were outstanding! A major plus....we got to see the Northern Lights one night and the Fall color was just starting during our time there! It was tough to leave it all behind and return to our jobs. With Patti's help, we made memories that will last a lifetime! If you're looking for peace and solitude....if you're looking for a place far from the maddening crowd....if you have a desire to re-connect with the great North Woods, then this is the place for you and yours! Maybe it's time you took the advice of Robert Frost.In 1916 he wrote, "....Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less-traveled by....And that has made all the difference." As for me and mine, the less-traveled road to Patti's "Place In The Pines" was a great choice for us! Give her a call and check it out for yourself. You'll be glad you did!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mankato, MN

Christmas in the Pines...

  • 5 of 5

By far and away the best Christmas in many years. A gorgeous home, with so many amenities. We all enjoyed playing pool, ping pong (big doubles tourney), darts, games, and we also had a slide show of old family photos. We even made Ukrainian eggs (Pysanky) in the spacious kitchen/dining area. Every day, I hiked the river in solitude and took incredible winter scene photos. Patti is awesome to work with and very accommodating. Thank you for our slice of respite.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Wonderful cabin, delightful, as good as or better than advertised

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a guys weekend and found ample beds, very comfortable accommodations and overall a very comfortable and nice cabin to enjoy. The owner was very prompt and courteous in communication and had the place very well taken care of and stocked. The condition and comfort of the place exceeded our expectations and we thought it was even better than the pictures show. Very nice.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Paul, MN

Perfect Birkie Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend started with a huge winter ice storm turned blizzard. Patti was extremely accommodating and kept me up to date with the plowing so we could all reach the cabin. We loved the beautiful space, with plenty of room for us all. Our dogs loved the big yard and we loved the games and fireplace.

The beds were comfy, the kitchen had everything we wanted to be able to cook for the group, and overall, it was a fantastic weekend!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words! What a great winter for some snow fun with another "coating" of 14 inches of snow right before your stay. Can't say that I requested that though.
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$200 damage/security deposit required at time of booking. Full payment of rental due 30 days prior to stay. See agreement for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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