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Top 10 Homes On World's Largest Chain of Lakes! Featured On Travel Wisconsin!

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 8,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Estate, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 20

Be one of the discerning to discover all that Cranberry Castle and northern Wisconsin have to offer. With 8,500 square feet under air this massive luxurious log and stone cabin is ready to make memories and has been featured on Travel Wisconsin, Discover Wisconsin and in the USA Today! Check out photo 25 which is a video a past guest made of their vacation!

HOUSE FEATURES:

The “Castle” is truly high end with no expense spared. Some features include a whole home ipod ready stereo system, full British Columbian cedar (not pine) log interior and partial exterior with real Door County stone, hickory/oak/cherry hardwood floors, imported tile/travertive, Brazilian rosewood cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The vaulted ceilings and towering lakeside windows provide beautiful views.

LOCATION:

Located on Cranberry Lake on the famous Eagle River Chain, the largest chain of interconnected lakes in the world. The clean and easily navigable lakes are perfect if you are looking to swim, ski, fish or just take the boat out for dinner. At just under 1,000 acres Cranberry is the second largest and last lake on the Eagle River chain. There are no restaurants on Cranberry Lake so boat traffic on the lake is minimal. Cranberry Castle sits on a level lot with pristine sand frontage on quiet “Musky Bay”. On top of this the house is on a dead end and a ten minute drive from the quaint shops of downtown.

KITCHEN FEATURES:

The main chef's kitchen is fully furnished should you choose not to take your boat out to dinner. It features a 48' Viking Professional natural gas stove complete with a grill and griddle, Wolf stainless steel double oven, Wolf warming tray, a large Sub-Zero side by side fridge/freezer, Wolf microwave and Kitchen Aid stainless steel dishwasher. There is also a guest kitchen upstairs complete with a stove/oven/microwave and full fridge/freezer should you need more space.

GREAT ROOM FEATURES:

Sitting at the pub table enjoying a glass of wine is a great place to take in the lake views. Other features include an open floor plan, carved pool table with ample seating, bumper pool table, Yamaha grand piano, Legacy shuffleboard table, beautiful stone fireplace, big screen HDTV and a full-size pull out sleeper sofa.

MASTER BEDROOM & BATHROOM HIGHLIGHTS:

The master bedroom sits in the upper south tower with vaulted ceilings and gorgeous lake views. It features a rustic log bed, memory foam queen mattress with high thread count cotton sheets and a wall mounted 32” HDTV. There is a glass enclosed double shower and vanity along with an walk-in closet and jetted tub.

PATIO AND YARD HIGHLIGHTS:

The grand patio offers two full deep seating sets with seating for ten, a full stone outdoor fireplace, built in stainless steel natural gas grill, charcoal Weber and speakers running off the house stereo. Just off the patio on one side of the house sits an outdoor spa (operational May-October) with seating for six including a recliner. On the other side sits an eight foot western red cedar barrel sauna (operational May-October) with seating for six to warm up on a cool night. The large level yard has ample space to set up a volleyball net and throw the football around. The lakeside hammock warrants a competition for who can get there first. The children can build sandcastles on the beach, play in the water, go down the waterslide and swim out to the floating raft. There are also two kayaks provided which are not pictured. The large aluminum dock has a 200 square foot platform with seating for six, great for relaxing and taking in the tranquility of the Northwoods. There are also permanent bumpers on the dock for two boats but it can easily accommodate more watercraft. The lakeside fire pit seats 16 and is great for making s'mores and telling stories. There are six additional recliners provided that can be placed wherever you feel necessary.

UPPER NORTH TOWER BEDROOM & BATH HIGHLIGHTS:

The upper north tower sits opposite the master and is sometimes referred to as the “other master”. Beautiful views, vaulted ceilings, California king bed, a Terry Redlin print and a 32” wall mounted HDTV complete this room. The bathroom features a granite counter top, complete wrap of tile and cedar along with a glass enclosed shower.

THEATER ROOM:

Comfortable seating for ten, an Infinity surround sound system with 300 watt sub woofer, popcorn machine (pre-measured packets provided), HD projector with Direct TV, Blu-Ray/DVD and Roku to watch Netflix with your account make this a perfect place to watch the game or have family movie night.

SUNROOM:

Lake views, rustic décor (including trophy muskie mount and carved stump coffee table), a heated travertine floor and over sized wicker chairs make this an ideal place to enjoy morning coffee. This is the best place to watch the deer run through the yard.

LIVING ROOM, DINING & BAR

The living room features a cozy sitting area with two Bernhardt plush leather sofas and matching loveseat around the warm stone fireplace. The massive main dining table was hand made in house and harvested from an oak tree on the property. It has has seating for twelve with two beautiful chandeliers overhanging. The log bar area is the perfect place to relax and watch the game.

LOWER LEVEL BEDROOMS:

The two lower level bedrooms sit beneath the master and share a bathroom. Each features a memory foam queen, high thread count cotton sheets, wall mounted HDTVs and rustic décor.

OTHER FEATURES:

Commercial grade game tables including air hockey, foosball and ping pong round out the list of things to do on a rainy day. A hotel grade water system allows all showers to run together without pressure loss. A water treatment system provides bottled water quality right from the tap.

INTANGIBLE FEATURES:

Owners who take pride in the property and strive to provide a great experience for our guests. Improvements/additional amenities are made/added every spring based on previous guests' input to better the experience. We are happy to help with everything from boat rentals to restaurant recommendations to private flights from Chicago. Luxury pontoon and jet ski rentals available with delivery right to the dock upon your arrival. Please visit our Facebook page for additional photos. We do not accommodate prom, graduation or bachelor parties. Thank you for considering Cranberry Castle!

More Details

Owner
Brandon
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Brandon

We purchased a smaller home on the lot in 2000 for the beautiful frontage and quiet bay. We then built Cranberry Castle as our dream retirement home with plenty of space for visits from our children's families. Cranberry Castle was completed in 2006 and we had some great times up there with family and friends. We continue to update and upgrade the property every year. We do not get to use the cabin as we had hoped and have decided to let others enjoy our family home.

Brandon purchased this estate in 2000

Amenities

Eagle River Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Additional guests allowed with additional fees
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Upper Tower - toilet , shower
    Lower Tower - toilet , shower
    Guest - toilet , shower
    Lower Level - toilet , shower
    Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double Glass Door Shower
  • There are five bathrooms in the house. All of the showers are tile with glass doors.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master - 1 queen , Memory Foam Mattress, 32' Wall Mount HDTV
    Upper North Tower - 1 king , 'Second Master' 32' Wall Mount HDTV
    Large Guest - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , All Log Beds
    Lower South Tower Front - 1 queen , Log Bed, Memory Foam Mattress, Wall Mount HDTV
    Smaller Guest - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Log Beds
    Lower South Tower Back - 1 queen , 'Pine Cone Bed', Memory Foam Mattress, Wall Mount HDTV
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (4), Full Size Pull Out (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Happy to help with activity and restaurant recommendations!

Reviews

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We LOVE Cranberry Castle!!!

  • 5 of 5

I spent my summers as a kid coming up to Eagle River to visit my family who lived up here. Some of my favorite childhood memories are from up north, so when it came to finding a place to get married - I knew it would be the perfect place. Everything about Cranberry Castle is absolutely amazing. We booked a year in advance for our wedding, over Labor Day weekend. I was wedding planning from Washington and never actually visited in person until our wedding weekend. Brandon was SO helpful and resourceful throughout the year answering every question I had, giving recommendations, even walking the lawn and taking additional photos so I could have a better visual for planning. We had our friends stay, a total of 13 (including my wife and I), in the house for the weekend and our family stayed at a lodge near by. 13 is a lot of people to stay over at a place and I will tell you it was not in the least bit crowded. I felt like no one was there! The place is SO big. All of the details are so beautiful but my favorite part about the house was the layout. It is so thoughtful and intentional. You can really tell the house was created to be a fun place to spend with family. Even though there are two floors, it's only a couple stairs, and the way it's set up it just flows so smoothly and doesn't feel like there's a separation. When we arrived we had a few questions, I texted brandon and he got back to me with all the answers we needed instantly. We planned on having our wedding outdoors on the beautiful lawn.. but it rained. However, having it inside was better than we could've ever imagined. The sound system played through the whole house and again the layout was just so perfect from where we set up our appetizers and bar, to being able to put a photo booth in the theatre. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer!!! The weekend went by so fast. Sunday we rented a boat and cruised the chain at sunset. When we got home we grilled dinner and enjoyed it on the patio with a fire in the patio fireplace. Just thinking about it makes me smile and gives me goosebumps at the same time because it was so perfect. I'm pretty sure we looked at every property in Eagle River and I cannot express how happy I am that we chose Cranberry Castle. All of our guests were so impressed and have talked about coming back for family reunions! I could go on forever about how wonderful it is. Thank you, Brandon, for being such an amazing host we cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grandma's Gift of Love

  • 5 of 5

Words are not truly adequate, any more than the pics of Cranberry Castle online are, to show the grandeur, yet warmth of this beautiful massive log cabin family home that we were able to rent for our family get together. One senior, my five children, three spouses in 30s & 40s & 8 children from ages 4 to 12. We had beautiful weather all but one rainy day and the trip to Bonds Falls was fun and nature at its best. Kids caught small fish, crawfish, frogs, teeny toads, everyone saw deer, enjoyed the beach, all learned to use the great kayaks, even 4 & 5 yr olds!!! Had an Olympic competition night with all the adults on all the fun game tables. Kids loved the theater for movies!!! Brandon was 100% accessible for any questions or minor issues and handled it promptly. A really fine proprietor!!! I don't think it would be my choice for 1 -3 year olds with the stone floors but as I was recovering from a hip replacement, everything I needed was easy to maneuver with a grab safety bar in bathroom next to my bedroom on the first floor. The extra supplies you might want are paper products, plastic garbage bags and tissue boxes. The view out of every window was so peaceful. There is a huge patio with more seating than you would expect. It was sunny until mid-afternoon when the house provided enough shade. We had such great conversations every night around the huge outdoor fireplace. I could go on & on about Cranberry Castle but suffice it to say you will not be disappointed. We will return. My family members sent me such wonderful thank you notes. I had looked at the photos so many times in the year prior to our visit but when we arrived, got out of the car, walked thru the entryway my eyes filled with tears at the beautiful home in front of me. You and yours will treasure this rental for all the special memories the rest of your lives...

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, well equipped, and designed property

  • 5 of 5

Rented for 50th anniversary family reunion. Could not have been more pleased. Beautiful grounds and waterfront. We'll equipped kitchen . Extensive activity options-e.g. multiple games, theater room

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cranberry Castle is a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a big family reunion at the Castle. It was perfect for our family and although we were 25, the house could accommodate all of us very comfortably. There is so much to do at the house and the spaces are so well thought, that we never felt jammed or bumping on each other. A lot of indoor games and everything very well maintained.

Great overall infrastructure, the lake was awesome and the location super convenient. Eagle River is not too far and there is a lot of infrastructure there for all your supermarket needs, etc.

Brandon Small was great. He was very courteous and made our stay at Cranberry Castle something that will stay in our memories. If you are thinking of having a great time with a large group, you won't go wrong with this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kerry B

  • 5 of 5

Memorable beyond our expectations. This is the first time our family group has ever tried to stay under one roof and I don't think we will ever go back to individual hotels, cottages or any other version of lodging as Cranberry Castle has spoiled us forever! Every detail was considered and followed through by Brandon like no other host. I should add that we have experience as previous Bed and Breakfast owners/operators as well as fishing resort owner/operators for a total of 16 years so we have seen the business from the other end and this experience was impressive to say the least. Even with our lofty expectations we left thoroughly impressed and are hopeful we can visit again someday in the future. Thanks for being so willing to share your amazing home!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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24K Magic in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

We went during the end of spring with slightly cold and rainy weather for about 3 days. Here's a breakdown of what I think are the most important things about Cranberry Castle:

Lots of distractions

There are many activities to have fun with inside and out of the house. We had 20 people who took advantage of most things that the Cranberry Castle had to offer: Outdoor Jacuzzi, several fire places, sauna, camp fire, the dock, beach area, pool table, TVs, theater, pop corn maker, ping pong table and board games.

Great Kitchen(s)

The main big kitchen had more than you need to prepare meals with and serve. Several appliances, two coffee makers + keurig, two ovens, a big fridge and two sinks made cooking with several people very easy. The smaller upstairs kitchen was a nice bonus, but we didn't have to utilize it since we had so much space in the main one. Also, there's a bar area which made serving drinks convenient as well.

Bedrooms and Living Areas

There were 2 large master bedrooms. One had a large shower room with 2 shower heads, a walk-in closet and another room with sinks and a large bath with jets. The bath tub unfortunately we could not fill up with hot water completely, most likely because several people have showered at the time. On a positive note, there were 5 bathrooms in total so no one had to ever wait long to use one.

Great Communication

Probably the most important thing with the transaction. The owner was very prompt and detailed with his responses to all our questions. Before finally deciding on Cranberry Castle, we had contacted other cabins which did not have the best response times. Though this option was slightly out of our price range at the start, the outstanding communication sealed the deal for us.

Conclusion

Brandon is extremely helpful and wonderful to work with. The place it beautiful, I can not emphasize this enough. All the guests who stayed in our party want to come back and do a longer trip next year since the area (Eagle River) also has a bunch of outdoor attractions we still want to do. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a getaway into the beauty and nature of northern Wisconsin, with all the modern amenities you desire.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Rhinelander
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lumpy's Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Eagle River Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lumpy's Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Ski Brule
Nearest Beach
On Grounds
Car: necessary

Eagle River is a top vacation destination because there is so much to do! Our favorite thing and what drew us to the area was the 28 interconnected lakes forming the largest chain of lakes in the world. Imagine a full day of cruising the lakes on a pontoon, laughing with family and friends, a well-stocked cooler, listening to oldies, pulling tubes behind for the children, jumping in the water to cool off and stopping at various restaurants along the way. This is truly an up north paradise. Please contact us to have a luxury pontoon or high end jet skis delivered to the dock. With class A rated musky lakes, Eagle River is great for fishing too! My wife loved the quaint shops of downtown. Fall brings crisp air, beautiful colors, and art festivals. This is a great time to hike in the nearby Nicolet National Forest. Winter is absolutely beautiful and Eagle River is the snowmobile capital of the world. With well-groomed and marked trails this is a fitting place for the championship snowmobile derby. Other activities include a half hour drive to the nearest ski hill and casino. For seasonal events please visit: http://www.eagleriver.org/

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $5,000
Tax Rate 13.5%

Summer weeks run Friday-Friday only. Rates are all inclusive of cleaning. 50% down to make reservation with the remaining balance and security deposit due 60 days prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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