2 Bedroom plus Loft, 3/4 Bath (Sleeps 6 but I have cots for extras up to nine)
About Neil Hauger
The Haugers are a family of four who enjoy the Northowoods of Wisconsin and all that the 4 seasons have to offer. We frequently go to the lodge to snow shoe, ski, snowmobile, hunt or just relax by a campfire or the fireplace.
Neil Hauger purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Neil Hauger chose Mellen
If you seek quiet solitude or easy access for ATV or Snowmobiling that KCL is for you. Mellen is a 30 minute drive from Ashland Wi or 45 minutes from Hayward. The lodge is on the edge of the Chequamengon National Forest and in the Penokee Mountain Range. The trail system for Ashland County comes down the edge of the property so access is stupendous. This is a highly sought after lodging destination in winter due to the amount of the lake effect snow we receive in winter and the miles and miles of trails to snowmobile or ATV on. Machine in and right out again. Very Convenient.
What makes this Cabin unique
KCL is very well appointed. I finished the entire cabin in a grade 2 knotty pine. The floor has been stained with an eco friendly vegetable dye and has been waxed to a high gloss. It has the appearance of marble. I installed radiant floor heat that can be turned up to the temperature you desire. Radiant heat warms the concrete floor to a nice comfortable temperature that heats the lodge very evenly in winter and cools very nicely in summer. You can walk in your bare feet and not be cold. In the summer it has an opposite cooling effect as the ground generally stays at an even cool temperature. I do not have AC, never needed it. Always cool in side and there is a nice breeze. There are two bedrooms with new comfortable mattress and antique beds. A custom built ladder takes you to the loft where two more twin beds are located. I also installed a 297 feet deep well and an on demand water heater so there is always water for domestic needs and shower. I have a collection tank vs a septic and drain field. I collect every drop of waste water so do not take long "city showers". It fills up the tank fast. The great room has lots of windows to give you a beautiful view of the beaver pond on Krause Creek in the fall and winter. Watch Deer and Bear come visit the cabin! The Kitchen has all new appliances so you can enjoy a nice meal if you choose to cook. ATV and Snowmobile are available to rent and hunting/fishing guides can be arranged at an added fee. I can sleep 6 in beds, three more on cots I provide, possibly one on a couch. Lots of floor space if you do not mind a blow up mattress. I have had 10 men at a time and it is do-able if you are there for a short stay. I would say 10 is our maximum though.
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Great place nestled in northwoods!! Very cozy.
Really loved our stay at this property. In floor heat was great. Wood stove is a nice touch also. Very cozy. Large parking area.
Beautiful country cabin, decorated with fun artifacts.
Would highly recommend this cabin. Lots of charm. Went for snowmobiling and had a fabulous time on the many trails.
Great Cabin, with beautiful views!
This is such a cozy cabin! Clean, and stocked with everything you need! Neil was great to work with and very quick to respond on questions! We were there during peak fall season and the view from the cabin was breathtaking! We hiked Copper Falls one day, which also has some very stunning views and is a very well maintained trail! We also drove up to Applefest in Bayfield, which was fun to do with the kids!
A little slice of heaven!
Loved our stay at Krause Creek Lodge! The home is so cozy and yet, very roomy! It is surrounded by acres of land (not another house in sight). The kids loved sleeping and lounging in the loft, and the ladder to get up there is amazing! Loved all the antique beds (which were all very comfy) as well as the concrete floors and comfy furniture. Kitchen has everything you need to cook a full meal - which we did most nights. It rained ALL day one day, and thus we took advantage of the satellite TV and watched a couple cheesy Hallmark channel movies. Even the kids thought it was fun (you can only play cards for so long). Took a nice long walk down the gravel road as well as some of the ATV/snowmobile trails (didn't see a soul) every day with our dogs. Enjoyed a fire in the outdoor fire pit - 4 great portable adirondack chairs are there to use. Ventured to Bayfield and then to Madeline Island via the ferry; rented bikes and road them to Big Bay state park and enjoyed an amazing sandy beach and took a dip in the lake. One day, we took a Kayak Sea Cave tour out of Meyers Beach, which was really fun and beautiful. Hiked at Copper Falls State Park, nice little 2 mile loop with gorgeous water falls - just 2 miles from the home. Went into Ashland for dinner one night cooked our own meals the remainder. We brought some of our own food and supplies, but the store right in Mellen actually has a great selection of food - produce and meats and everything else. We would highly recommend staying at Krause Creek Lodge. It was the perfect getaway - remote, but close enough to whatever you need/want. It is hard to find a spot that is truly isolated - but this was just that, and it was perfect. Only wish it would have been cool enough one evening to use the wood burning stove. Maybe next time! Thanks so much for sharing your home. It is delightful! The Cloughs
Perfect quiet getaway
An incredible, clean, beautiful, dog friendly, kid friendly cabin. You could tell a lot of thought and effort when into this lodge. Bring your food, clothes, and shampoo and you are set! Perfect for adults only or families. We hiked close by and drove about 30 minutes to Ashland and further out to Bayfield. Also cooked most meals and relaxed in the quiet beautiful setting.
We would go back in a heartbeat.
Great place for listening to nature
This is a place truly in the middle of a wild forest. It is a perfect getaway from the world, you can literally fall asleep listening to pure nature. The location is excellent. Host was also excellent, he was superbly kind, responsive and always available by phone. Kitchen is adequately equipped, there is one charcoal grill outside and it did the job for us. There is too much emphasis on hunting in this nice cabin, animal taxidermy, hunting pictures, all over the place, hunting food and equipment (sitting in a no-door storage area right next to the master bedroom), smelling so much. The land belongs to this cabin is large, but walking & exploring is difficult unless you are a hunter. Despite the fact that we are not hunters, have no interest in hunting and do not enjoy hunting theme as a concept, we still enjoyed our stay in this nice cabin and can say everything positive about its host.
Krause Creek Lodge is located in Beautiful Northern Wi on the edge of the Chequamegon National Forest. The lodge is conveniently located about a mile and a half from Mellen Wi. The lodge is set on 120 private acres overlooking Krause Creek and a seasonal beaver pond. There are miles of ATV/walking/snow mobile trails that connect to the property. Machine right up to your front door for a quick drink or a hot refreshment and hit the trail again! KCL is located a short drive from Ashland Wi with a rich history of logging and Great Lakes shipping. Many festivals and attractions year round. Copper Falls State Park is a must see. It has beautiful water falls that line up in a series and cut deep gorges in the red granite of the area. Obvious recreational choices are ATVing and Snowmobiling. You can access hundreds of miles of local trails all throughout the national forest all the way to the UP of Michigan. The options are endless. If you are a hunter look no further! This is wild endless country laced with logging trials, swamps and hardwood ridges. Grouse, Woodcock,Monster White tail, Bear and even a resident herd of Elk are in the area. There are numerous wilderness lakes that receive very little fishing pressure so fishing is fantastic. Try your luck on a guided float trip on the Brule, Namekogan or the Flambeau. Both have world class fishing for Trout, Small Mouth and Musky. At the end of the day enjoy a warm fire in the lodge or sample one of the local taverns such as the Cayuga bar, Snow Creek or the Northern Lure. If you go to 'da lure' you have to try Kathy's pizza. She is the lodge owner and from Chicago. Best pizza in the Northwoods! KCL is a quiet, relaxing lodge that sleeps 6 easily and can accomodate up to 10. ATV's, SnowShoes and Snowmobiles are available to rent at added cost. Ask the Lodge owner for information. If you are looking to recharge in a Northwoods experience. Look no further!