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Custom Waterfront full Log Home State Licensed

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8 comfortably)

Beautiful custom constructed full log home on English Lake located in the heart of the Chequamegon National Forest. This wilderness retreat has all of the amenities for a peaceful and exciting vacation. Year round activities include hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, ATV trips and more.

This three bedroom two bath property sleeps 8 comfortably in beds. One King, one queen, two twins, a full size pull out couch along with two queen areo beds are onsite . The Cabin boasts a 900 sq. foot cedar deck with outdoor seating for 10, gas and charcoal grills too. Three season porch. A Canoe, a fishing Kayak and two aluminum row boats are also available for your use. Pontoon rental is also available too. Great restaurants in the Clam Lake /Namekagan area. NO SMOKING or PETS ALLOWED.

If you are looking for a true wilderness experience filled with outdoor activities you will enjoy the English Lake Escape. We look forward to hearing from you. The McArthurs.

Keywords: Log home,sand beach,ATV,snowmobiling, cross country skiiing, Class A. Muskie fishing, hunting, Chequemegon national forest, Clam Lake Elk Study area, Birkenbeiner,

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Gregg McArthur
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Gregg McArthur

My name is Gregg McArthur and I am the President of McArthur Towel and Sports out of Baraboo Wisconsin,

The property on English Lake has been in our family since 1972 and after debate we decided to demolish the old family cabin and build our new custom log home. We enjoy sharing the property with responsible indviduals and families that enjoy a backwoods retreat.

We personally enjoy Snowmobiling , ATV rides, hunting, fishing and regular trips out to the many northwoods establishments in the area. Great people and great fun.

We look forward to hearing from you and don't forget to sign the guest book before you leave.

Gregg McArthur and Family.

Gregg McArthur purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Gregg McArthur chose Northwest

Property has been in the family for 35 years (old cabin was demolished and new cabin was constructed in 2010)

What makes this cabin unique

quiet, secluded with plenty of activities available in the area. Remote setting makes for a very peaceful vacation. Row Boats fishing kayak and Canoe supplied. Air conditioned, satellite WIFI and phone. large Deck and gently sloping hard bottom sand beach for safe enjoyable swimming.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gregg, We JUST arrived home to Fl. from your cabin. We left a few days early to tend to some matters at home before returning to work. Thank you so much for everything. It was a wonderful home away from home. All went well and we found ourselves on some enjoyable golf courses (really liked Apostle Highlands in Bayfield) and found some great restaurants. We did not use the upstairs at all. We confined our dogs to the screened porch or if in family room they were contained in their playpen. They loved the yard too. We would like to be up there next year as well so we will keep looking at our schedules together. We cleaned everything up and restored it to the way we entered. Rich Becker was very kind to us. Randy and Rich shared some Viet Nam history as they had been in some common areas. Randy was a helicopter gunship pilot. Rich provided us with home made maple syrup and a meal of crappie fillets. You have everything so easy to make it a turn key experience. Most times we ate out after we finished golfing. We went to a couple of Casinos and certainly did not make any $. Looking forward to keeping in contact for next year. We did not wait for security check as it is fine to just send it in the mail. I am sure Rich got the deck sealed as we told him we were departing a little early. Many, many thanks for sharing you beautiful cabin with us. Warm Regards, Sandy
Jun 2013
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Mellen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Printer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , double sink upper level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Located in master loft suite area, Queen size Beds (1) Located in guest bedroom, Double Beds (1) Pull out hideaway sofa sleeper in loft area, Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle bed pulls out to king size sleeping area, Child Beds (2) 2 queen aero beds available onsite, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Three season porch, 900 sq. Foot deck with furniture,canoe, kayak, and other boats ,Class A Muskie lake, Wilderness setting with very few cabins on the lake. pontoon rental available from third party vendor.


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Custom Waterfront full Log Home State Licensed
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 26 reviews

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Caught plenty of fish, had everything we needed and more! Couldnt of asked for a better place to stay in the northern woods! Can't wait to come back next year! Thanks Greg!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you back. Glad you caught fish too. We always enjoy having your group at English and see you next year. Gregg
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Everything you could wish for

  • 5 of 5

The English Lake Escape is as wonderful as everyone says. We loved listening to the Loons and Frogs during our early morning fishing. The lake is beautiful and the cabin has everything you need (Thank you, Greg). We recommend getting the Pontoon while you are there too (Thank you, Tim). We hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best 5 days family vacation ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifull cabin and lawn, well maintained and wonderful view of the lake with it's uninterupted view of the shoreline and low slung mountain across the water from the cabin. Lots of fish for the kids and grownups to enjoy the sport of fishing! Loons on the lake with a little one. Deer drinking at the shoreline. A very peaceful and wonderful lake for kayaking. Take your iphone or camera. Went home with lots of pic

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Morton Grove

Great as ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay at English Lake and as always we and the girls loved it. The property is pristine and the accommodations are top notch. Warm lake water provided swimming for everyone every day. Just remember to bring enough bug repelant with you 'cause these flying creatures can get nasty in the evenings. If you fish, you can find them. The lake is small enough to learn it quickly. I got enough crappies for a fish fry and also caught 12 northerns and some bass.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful area, beautiful cabin, some gotchas to know

  • 3 of 5

The owner is very friendly and communicated information very well. The cabin is located on a very secluded lake and you can really focus on nature here. The lake is easy to navigate and provided good fishing, even though the weather had ideas of its own. We have stayed in cabins (in Wisconsin) before, so that was why we choose to venture out farther and see the Mellen area.

We rented a pontoon boat from a friend of the owner, and that was certainly a highlight of our trip. Our goal was to enjoy fishing, boating, mountain biking, hiking at Copper Falls, and get up to Ashland. Luckily, the weather had breaks that allowed for all of these things to be accomplished.

The pluses are many and the vacation was about nature, but we are not going to tent-it, and with teenagers, there are basic needs. There are a few things that need some addressing, and wi-fi was one. Very slow connection speeds, typically less than 2 Mbps. No Youtube or Netflix possible and on some of the rainy nights, that was disappointing. All of us on Verizon had great trouble with calls and almost no data to be had. Best luck was away from the cabin, either down the driveway or on the lake. That was a big issue for some of us that needed to maintain a connection to work and customers for periods of time.

The showers in the bathrooms had the worst shower heads I have ever experienced. The Menard's $5 heads here were an issue for the ladies in the group wishing to properly wash their hair. Arriving and leaving the cabin was an experience. The rock road is a slurry when wet and there is a serious amount of time spent to get to the paved roads from the cabin. Waze added 20 minutes just to get from cabin to asphalt, and it wasn't lying. The weird part was arriving to have everyone claim rooms, only to find clothes in the drawers. I guess the owner uses the place as well, but it was a bit unwelcoming to show up and not be able to really unpack and feel at home. I think there were many wonderful reasons to enjoy the cabin and we certainly did have a great time there. Unfortunately, no one wanted to return to that exact cabin for any future vacations.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom thanks for the review and for calling some of your concerns to our attention. We are on a holding tank system at English but I will replace the water saver shower heads. My apologies too for finding the sweaters in the lower bedroom drawers yes I do use the cabin on occasion but these should have been removed. The internet unfortunately is on a very expensive satellite system but it doesn't have enough bandwidth to stream Netflix. Hopefully technology will improve for our remote setting in time. Thanks for staying at English. Gregg McArthur
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What a great cabin and hospitality. We absolutely love it.

  • 5 of 5

We have been to many cabins in the past but this is definitely the most equipped, accomodating, and beautiful cabin of all. The owner, Gregg, was very responsive and nice person to work with. I have absolutely no complain. We stayed three nights and love every single day of it.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the Review. Hour group was. Pleasure to work with. Glad to have you anytime. Gregg
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Snow Creek Mellen, wi
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mellen, CC
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Elk horn, clam lake or Snow Creek in Mellen
Car: necessary

The property is located in the middle of the National forest which makes for a true wilderness setting. Area attractions include the North country trail , Copper Falls State Park, Morgan Falls, Clam lake Elk viewing, Hayward, Hurley, Bayfield, Ashland and the lake Namekagon area.


Rates & Availability

Mellen Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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