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Rustic Log Cabin / Farm Vacation / Romantic Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

A Unique Northwood’s Retreat. This handcrafted log cabin, based on the Early American style, built by owners Russ and Kelli Nellis, has been a favorite getaway for families and couples since 2001.

The cabin is tucked away just inside a maple grove on the Nellis’ 200-acre homestead for a private, yet not too remote of a location. The sugar maples provide the Nellis family with plenty of delicious homemade maple syrup every spring. During that time, the family enjoys visitors as they sit around the fire boiling down the sap.

There’s plenty to see at the Nellis farm as they raise Shetland sheep, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese. With lots of room to roam you can take a leisurely stroll around the property, mountain bike or go hiking out in the woods on numerous trails, explore the cedar bog which is carpeted in lush moss (rubber boots required). In the winter you can snowshoe or cross country ski (skis and snowshoes not provided). Snowmobile trails are located nearby.

The cabin has all the comforts of home with two queen-size beds, one on the main floor and the second upstairs in the loft. The loft is furnished with a whirlpool tub for two, a sitting area and a writing desk. A full bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and vanity is located on the first floor.

Take some time to relax and catch up on some reading or watch a movie in the living room which has a hide-a-bed coach, TV, DVD player, recliner and an Ijoy Massage chair.

Make light meals in the kitchenette which is equipped with a microwave oven, counter top indoor grill, toaster oven, toaster, coffee pot, dishes, and utensils. There is a gas grill for your outdoor cooking convenience by the picnic area and campfire ring. Campfire wood is included.

Enjoy the fresh air and scenery from the front porch swing and rocking chairs provided for your pleasure.

There all kinds of area activities and sights to see since the Log Cabin Homestead is located in the heart of the Northwoods between Eagle River and Rhinelander with countless lakes surrounding great for boating, fishing and recreation. The area is a popular destination for hunting as well. For excellent dining, Sugar Camp is home to two well-known restaurants, The White Stag, which is ¼ mile south at the corner of Hwy’s D and 17 and The Cookery, 2 miles south on Hwy 17.

Whether you are looking for a vacation full of activity, a quiet getaway, a honeymoon retreat or are learning about getting back to the land and want to visit a modern day homestead, the Log Cabin Homestead has much to offer.

The Nellis family invites you to pull up a chair and stay awhile!

Keywords: rustic, log cabin, retreat, farm stay, northwoods, eagle river, homestead, homesteading, rural accomodations, farm cabin rental

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About The Owner

Kelli and I grew up in IL about half way between Chicago and Milwaukee. We were married in 1984 and had three children.

It was our dream to live a self-sustainable a life, so we looked for property for several years taking countless day trips and mini vacations looking for just the right place,logging thousands of miles. Finally in 1989 we found 120 acres in Northern Wisconsin and purchased it with my parents in 1990. We moved here in 1998 and my parents followed us up several years later.

Kelli and I and our 3 children pulled up roots and moved here with no job prospects at all. In time and out of necessity we became entrepreneurs doing what ever we could to earn money. In 1990 we started Countryside Trash Removal and are now one of the main residential garbage collectors in our area. But, our passion is getting back to the land and we raise much of our own food, organically.

We have three generations of family currently living and working together on this modern day homestead.

Russ Nellis

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1999

Why The Owner chose Eagle River

Early in our marriage we had stayed in an authentic 1800’s Early American style hand hewn log cabin and fell in love with that type of log building. We so enjoyed our stay in that structure that we dreamed of one day building our own cabin.

Kelli and I built this cabin our selves and with the help of various family and friends who pitched in a hand from time to time. We began the project in 1999 and had our first guests in 2001. Folks have loved this little cabin in the woods and we have had nothing but positive feedback with it. When we don’t have guests we still go up and enjoy it ourselves to this day.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is cozy, peaceful and relaxing. We have used it for holiday celebrations, bible studies and meetings. It has aesthetic appeal by being constructed with natural materials.


Eagle River Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Rustic Log Cabin / Farm Vacation / Romantic Getaway
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable and cozy. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you're looking to step back from the hustle and bustle of everyday life this is the place for you. Everything about this experience forces you to engage on a deeper level in that it borders on the edge of the present and the past. Most domestic activities require a higher level of investment of time and creativity, offering few but essential conveniences. If you are only looking for a place to throw your things down and resume the life you have at home this is not the experience for you, but if you are looking to escape the things we all take for granted and be more mindful I suggest you give this a try!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin nicely prepared for our arrival. Nice setting. We enjoyed the fire pit on a cold winter evening. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin is perfect—charming and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time snowmobiling in Eagle River and snowshoeing on the property.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great cozy cabin set on the back of the property

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was great for some rest and relaxation away from everyday life. We never met the owners, but they provided everything we needed and more in the cabin. With Rhinelander, Three Lakes, Eagle River and St Germain nearby this cabin provided us the perfect spot to enjoy all the area had to offer and relax. Would recommend this place to others and definitely will be back

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super cute!!

  • 4 of 5

This gem was even cuter in person that in the pictures! My boyfriend and I had the perfect getaway here and we will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Rhinelander Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
White Stag Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sugar Camp Public Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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