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Authentic Lakefront Log Cabin

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Flagstone patio and firepit just steps from the lake.


Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

NEW FOR 2017! We have combined the best of both worlds..step back in time yet still have all the modern comforts.

UPGRADE HIGHLIGHTS: Our kitchen has been renovated to include new stove, dishwasher, more counter space and with breakfast bar. For the outside, a new privacy fence, landscaping and a new staircase to the dock. For those with electronic devices, we upgraded all the electricity to accommodate more outlets in convenient locations.

Take a step back in time at this authentic log cabin built in the early 1900's. Stone fireplace, original wood floors, tastefully decorated with interesting antique furniture and accessories that remind you of fishing in the North woods. The cabin sits only 30 feet from the shores of 1536 acre Prairie Lake, one of a chain of 3800 acre Chetek chain of lakes. Beautiful lot with towering pines and spacious yard. 150 ft of private level frontage, with two private docks and sandy bottom great for swimming.

Watch the wildlife, fishermen, and skiers, from the large enclosed front porch 30 ft from water’s edge. Unique location on the lake allows you to view both sunrise and gorgeous sunsets. Gaze at the moon and stars reflecting off the water as you relax by the evening campfire. Across the lake lies "Horseshoe Cove", public land with beautiful trees, no houses and great fishing.

Recently renovated kitchen and bath gives you modern conveniences. One car garage plumbed with hot and cold water, for fish cleaning. Public boat landing located right next door for easy entry into the chain. Recently added flagstone patio with fire pit, picnic table and chairs makes for fantastic, relaxing, evenings by the camp fire.

WIFI is included, Firewood is included, a vintage row boat is yours to use. We have configured this cabin, and everything around and in it, to transport you into instant vacation mode.

When you arrive, don't unpack...walk to the lake and take a deep breath and smell the fresh pine, feel the breeze off the lake and get ready to relax. You will not be disappointed!

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1120 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Contact for details...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    double/twin bunk sleeps three child. or two adults on lower...moreless

  • *Maximum 4 adults or *Maximum 2 adults and 3 children

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • No pets. 'Guide to the area' book that we put together for those not familiar with the area and things to do....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    General selection of rainy day games, cards, board games, etc.....moreless

  • Television:

    smart TV, so if you have Hulu or Netflix you can login....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Vintage Nintendo system for some throw-back fun....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Just a few titles, nothing notable....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Porch door is 30 feet from the water and dock. The land is level to the water and there is only a couple steps down to the dock. Situated on Prairie Lake, the largest of the Chetek chain of lakes....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding provided/towels NOT provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seats 5 on new leather couch and two reclining chairs....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine:

    Just added!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    New standard drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    electric range, with griddle and new stove!...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Small fishing boat...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Flagstone patio with picnic table and fire pit. NEW staircase to new dock with lighting ...moreless

  • Golf:

    3 nearby public courses...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    NEW! Three person canoe (including paddles and life jackets)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fire pit FIREWOOD INCLUDED!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 13 - May 25, 2017
4 night min stay
May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay
Sep 5 - Oct 15, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$950 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 5.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Gilligan's

    "Great fun for the whole family. Outdoor bar area, bags, sandbox for kids and live music. A..."

  • Pokegama Inn

    "One of our goto places on the Chetek Chain of lakes. Food is decent and there is a fun bar ..."

  • Red's

    "Nice dock area for your boat. Food is pretty good and there is an outdoor patio with a bar...."

  • Somerset Condos and Pub

    "This is the most welcoming, comfortable and fun place on these lakes...... All year 'round! ..."

View Guide powered by:
110 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Plenty on the lake and in Chetek
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sunset View (9 Hole), Four Season (18 hole) & more
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 53
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lakefront and in-town dining, Rice Lake (5min)
3 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

The main attraction is the fabulous Chetek Chain of Lakes, great for boating, fishing and water sports. Chetek is home to the hydoflytes ski team that features weekly shows. Numerous golf courses within 15 minutes.

Children will enjoy the local public beach, roller rink and horseback riding. There are also hiking and biking trails at Ice Age and Tuscobia Trails and the Lakewood Park directly across from the property.

Lake 7 Movie Theater and Stardust drive in are 5 minutes away and live entertainment at Red Barn Theater.

The area has several Museums including Calhoun Memorial Museum, Pioneer Village and the Ice Age Museum.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Our family has been vacationing at the Chetek chain of lakes for 5 generations and have such great memories of the place and the people. We love to boat, fish and entertain our friends and family, the chain is the perfect place for that!

Why the Owner Chose Chetek, WI, USA:
We have been looking for vacation home for years and even bought some land at one time with the intention to build our perfect getaway. Although Chetek is 5 hours from home, we kept thinking why would we vacation someplace else? When we came across this log cabin we instantly feel in love with it. Our plan was to build a log cabin but why do that, this cabin was perfect, well-built, right on the water with a great history.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
When we saw large farmhouse table on the porch/dining area we knew this was our place. We pictured our boys, friends and family playing games on this table while we sat nearby enjoying the view of the water. The log construction was original, quality and aged and had that smell that only a log cabin can have. It reminded us of our childhood when we visited Chetek or spent time in our parents lake home. We wanted our children to have that same experience and a place they could build memories to keep them coming back to Chetek for years to come. The large, level lot, beautiful pine trees with at awesome pine smell made it easy to see us enjoying the day here. We also wanted a place with easy access to the lake, and dock, so older members of our family could easily get to the boat for a ride. We added the large flagstone patio so we could setup chairs and build fires without the fear of catching anything on fire. It also helps keep the dirt in the house down to a minimum. Lastly, we loved the location on Prairie Lake, farther up to avoid too much boat traffic and ample places for fishing and boating. The narrow lake area to the South is great for water skiing as the water tends to be smoother.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • Flagstone patio and firepit just steps from the lake.

    Flagstone patio and firepit just steps from the lake.

  • modern kitchen, decorated with antiques and local memorabilia

    modern kitchen, decorated with antiques and local memorabilia

  • Bunk Room

    Bunk Room

  • large farmhouse table in dining area of porch

    large farmhouse table in dining area of porch

  • view from the comfy chair

    view from the comfy chair

  • Living room and fireplace

    Living room and fireplace

  • lake view from the porch couch

    lake view from the porch couch

  • view across the lake

    view across the lake

  • Sunset view from dock

    Sunset view from dock

  • cabin sits 30' from shore nestled among pines and hardwood trees

    cabin sits 30' from shore nestled among pines and hardwood trees

  • large private yard for families to enjoy

    large private yard for families to enjoy

  • Master bedroom with queen bed

    Master bedroom with queen bed

  • Bunk Room with full and twin  beds

    Bunk Room with full and twin beds

  • Fireplace and the comfy chair

    Fireplace and the comfy chair

  • Wood stove for those chilly nights

    Wood stove for those chilly nights

  • porch with sofa bed

    porch with sofa bed

  • north side of porch and dining area

    north side of porch and dining area

  • two docks

    two docks

  • view from chairs on lakefront

    view from chairs on lakefront

VRBO #367452

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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