About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Private three bedrooms, loft and two-bathroom house on Chief Lake
White Pines Retreat is a state licensed, professionally managed and fully insured tourist rooming house that’s located on the southwest corner of Chief Lake, which is part of the Chippewa Flowage. The house features 1,800± square feet, three bedrooms, loft, two bathrooms, large windows, sliding glass doors, porch, wrap around deck with built-in seating, 5-piece dining set and can sleep, 12 people. The landscape features a gently sloping step stone walkway that leads to a large dock that can accommodate several watercrafts. Within a few steps from the walkway, a campfire pit with seating awaits you and your guests. This house and property will allow you and your guests to rest, relax and feel like a kid again.
The Chippewa Flowage, a 15,300-acre impoundment, is located in central Sawyer County, 15 miles east of Hayward.
First filled in 1924, the "Big Chip" was created as a means to augment downstream water flow for power generation and flood control. Dotted with approximately 200 undeveloped islands, it is Wisconsin's third-largest lake and boasts a highly irregular, wooded, and generally undeveloped 233-mile shoreline.
For decades, the Flowage has been highly regarded throughout the Midwest for its spectacular natural scenery and high-quality recreation, especially fishing. Historically, the Chippewa Flowage has been considered a premier muskellunge lake and earned the reputation as the waters that produced the world record musky. It also provides some of the finest walleye fishing in Wisconsin.
The Flowage offers a fishing experience generally found only on lakes farther north in Minnesota or Canada. Its seemingly endless maze of islands, points, bays, floating bogs and channels offers visitors numerous opportunities for exploration, discovery and a feeling of wildness within the northern forest landscape.
The local topography is a mosaic of rolling hills, valleys, streams, and bogs that reflect the glacial origin of the landscape. The Flowage's shorelands are generally forested with a mixture of aspen, birch, pine, northern hardwoods, and oak. Mature aspen forests predominate but in many places longer-lived hardwoods and conifers are gradually replacing them. Almost all birds and animals that are indigenous to northern Wisconsin are found within the area and include bald eagle, osprey, and loon. Wildlife viewing opportunities enhance the attractiveness of the Flowage to visitors.
Wisconsin DNR. “Chippewa Flowage.” Chippewa Flowage – Wisconsin DNR. Last revised: Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Web. Thursday, July 28, 2016.
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- May 24, 2018
About Kyle Slaby
Our family owns a farm in west central Wisconsin where we raise grass-fed lambs.
Kyle Slaby purchased this House in 1998
Why Kyle Slaby chose Chief Lake
Initially, we camped in this area. We loved it so much that we kept coming back year after year. It was so different from the western coulee and ridges landscape that we were accustomed to. Eventually, we upgraded to a popup camper. At that time, we had explored most of the Hayward lakes area and strongly preferred the Chippewa Flowage because it seemed endless. When we heard this property was for sale my parents checked it out and they fell in love with it. They saw its true potential and decided it was worth their time to submit an offer to purchase. Their offer was accepted and ever since then we have tried to make this place the best it can be. We are still in awe every time we get a chance to go there. We truly hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
What makes this House unique
This house is very private compared to the other houses for rent on the Chippewa Flowage. The property's southern border abuts Tribal Land, which is landlocked. There is no access to their land except by water, so the chances of them developing it are slim to none. Basically, it is like living next to a private park and wildlife abounds due to this fact. The lake is within a stone's throw from the house. The terrain gently slopes toward the lake, so access to the lake is easy. This house serves as an excellent launching pad to explore the natural beauty of the Chippewa Flowage and surrounding area. For those of you who enjoy outdoor activities, you need to look no further.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This house was great for our fishing group. Being right on the water and being able to dock our boats was great. Looking forward to staying here next year.
Beautiful and private area
The cabin was very clean. The cabin worked great for our crew of fishermen. The boat dock work very nicely so we didn't have to pull our boats in and out of the water at night. The access to the lake worked out just fine also. We plan on coming back for years to come.
Perfect getaway property
We just spent 4 nights staying on Cheif Lake on a snowmobiling trip. We had easy access to trail which was right down the road from the property. This house worked very well for several family's at one time on our annual father and son trip. Kyle was very quick to get back to us when we had questions.
very nice, exceeded expectations.
Beautiful, we will definitely do it again.
Well maintained, comfortable, private, with excellent views
White Pines is a comfortable spacious house located on a private lot with stunning views of the bay. Two families got together with young children and the house had plenty of sleeping arrangements, was well stocked with cooking utensils and other necessities, while allowing a gracious wooded lot for the kids to play in. The location is 20 min from Hayward and near several hiking trails.
The property is heavenly. What a gorgeous view of the lake.
We could not have found a better place to stay. The property is secluded yet close enough to stores to get what you need. We even took a day trip to Bayfield to see Lake Superior. The house is large enough for a family gathering. We enjoyed cooking samores over the fire pit that is next to the lake. The pontoon boat was great for exploring the lake and fishing. We would recommend this property to anyone.
A few of our favorite places to explore while vacationing at the White Pines Retreat include the following:
The house is located within a stone’s throw of the Chippewa Flowage. Go to: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/chippewaflow/ for more information on the Chippewa Flowage.
Tuscobia State Trail
The house is located approximately eight miles north of the Tuscobia State Trail. Go to: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/tuscobia/ for more information on the Tuscobia State Trail.
For more ways to explore the great outdoors go to: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/outdoorrecreation/ under County select Sawyer and click Search. Here you will find many places to explore and enjoy the great outdoors.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions: All prices on this website are subject to change without notice. All sales are subject to state, county, and town sales tax. We'll allow up to two well-behaved pets on the property at any given time subject to a fee of $20.00 per night, per pet or $105.00 per week, per pet. All animals shall be kept under restraint and shall not be permitted to run-at-large and all owners shall exercise proper care and control of their animal to prevent them from becoming a public nuisance. There’s a TMC 1800 FS 18-foot pontoon boat with Honda 50 horsepower four-stroke outboard that accommodates eight people available for rent. We charge $200.00 per night or $945.00 per week. It comes with a full tank of gas and you’re responsible to return it with a full tank of gas. There’s a Kawasaki 1100 ZXi jet ski that accommodates one person available for rent. We charge $200.00 per night or $945.00 per week. It comes with a full tank of gas and you’re responsible to return it with a full tank of gas. Property damage protection insurance is required for your stay.