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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’ 120-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, guinea fowl, and rabbits. Every summer they raise lots of fresh produce, much of which they sell at their roadside stand located near the entrance of the property. 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

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

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 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Lakemoor, IL

Best Cabin Ever

  • 5 of 5

The cabin exceeded our expectations, the location was amazing, and the property was perfect... Thanks for an amazing opportunity for us to get away just the two of us. We will definitely be back....

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

Really nice cabin, perfect for our weekend getaway. It snowed on our trip, making it a postcard moment. Would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to get away from it all. Plan to come back for a 3rd time.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

My Dad and I met at the cabin for a long weekend in the north woods of Wisconsin. This cabin is centrally located to Rhinelander, Three Lakes, Eagle River and St Germain and provided us the perfect spot to enjoy all the area had to offer. It is very well built and even though close to Hwy 17 we never heard the road while inside. It is tucked into the woods and very private. We loved the cabin decor, comfortable beds and well appointed kitchen area. Although described as rustic this cabin has all the comforts of home. Thanks Russ and Kelli for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cabin

  • 5 of 5

Just what we were looking for. A lovely and tidy cabin that made our brief stay in the area so much nicer.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin itself is charming. The location is what made it so relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! The surrounding grounds are so beautiful. We highly recommend this wonderful cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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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

Additional information about rental rates

$50 deposit required to reserve cabin/nightly rate.
$200 deposit to reserve cabin/weekly rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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