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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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!

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.

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.

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.

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, beautiful stone fireplace, big screen HDTV and a full size pull out sleeper sofa.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The living room features a cozy sitting area with two Bernhardt plush leather sofas and matching loveseat around the warm stone fireplace. The main solid oak dining table has seating for ten with two beautiful chandeliers overhanging. The log bar area is the perfect place to relax and watch the game.

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.

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.

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!

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 8500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 25 years of age or accompanied by a parent or guardian....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20

  • Master: 1 queen

    Memory Foam Mattress, 32' Wall Mount HDTV...moreless

  • Upper North Tower: 1 king

    'Second Master' 32' Wall Mount HDTV...moreless

  • Large Guest: 2 queen, 2 twin/ single

    All Log Beds...moreless

  • Lower South Tower Front: 1 queen

    Log Bed, Memory Foam Mattress, Wall Mount HDTV...moreless

  • Smaller Guest: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Log Beds...moreless

  • Lower South Tower Back: 1 queen

    'Pine Cone Bed', Memory Foam Mattress, Wall Mount HDTV...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (4), Full Size Pull Out (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    DVD/Blu-Ray in theater room...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo:

    Whole home stereo with room by room volume control...moreless

  • Television:

    All Flatscreen HD...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Roku in Theater room to watch Netflix and other streaming services...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    There is a private beach on the property....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Gently sloping sand frontage is great for swimming....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    The main (pictured) table seats 10....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Two large wood burning fireplaces inside and one outside. (Outdoor fireplace available May-October)...moreless

  • Garage:

    Empty and open for use during the summer. Locked and full of the outdoor furniture and dock during the winter....moreless

  • Heating:

    Both hydronic and forced air ...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets and pillowcases provided for all beds...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Garage is empty during the summer and there is a large paved wrap around driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    20 bath towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:


  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    (2) 12 cup coffee makers and a Keurig...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Kitchen Aid stainless steel...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The main kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and rosewood cabinets. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Wolf large microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Wolf double oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sub-zero side by side on the lower level, additional side by side upstairs...moreless

  • Stove:

    48' Viking Professional four burner natural gas stove with grill and griddle...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor fireplace with seating for 10. Outdoor speakers connected to house stereo. (Operational May-October)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large level yard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Built in natural gas commercial grill. Closed during the winter as there is a grill in the main kitchen....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor Spa with seating for six including recliner (Operational May-October)...moreless

  • Sauna:

    Outdoor Western Red Cedar Sauna seats six (Operational May-October)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2016
4 night min stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
June 9-30 2017
Jun 9 - Jun 29, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

June 30 - July 14 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 13, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

July 14 - August 4 2017
Jul 14 - Aug 3, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

August 4-18 2017
Aug 4 - Aug 17, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

August 18-25 2017
Aug 18 - Aug 24, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Standard pricing
3 night min stay

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:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lumpy's Bar and Grill
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eagle River Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lumpy's Bar and Grill
38 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Brule
Eagle River, WI, USA
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:


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: 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.

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Speaks: english



  • Exterior


  • Dock with seating for six, waterslide and swimraft

    Dock with seating for six, waterslide and swimraft

  • Private Beach

    Private Beach

  • Bar with Big Screen TV. Wet bar with ice maker and wine cooler in background

    Bar with Big Screen TV. Wet bar with ice maker and wine cooler in background

  • Outdoor Spa (Operational May-October)

    Outdoor Spa (Operational May-October)

  • Main Dining Table

    Main Dining Table

  • Sunroom facing the lake

    Sunroom facing the lake

  • Large level yard with plenty of space

    Large level yard with plenty of space

  • Upstairs TV Area

    Upstairs TV Area

  • Lower Level Entertainment

    Lower Level Entertainment

  • Lower West Bedroom

    Lower West Bedroom

  • Guest Kitchen

    Guest Kitchen

  • Lower Level Fireplace

    Lower Level Fireplace

  • Main Chef's Kitchen

    Main Chef's Kitchen

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Theater


  • Outdoor Western Red Cedar Sauna with room for six (Operational May-October)

    Outdoor Western Red Cedar Sauna with room for six (Operational May-October)

  • Deep seating patio set with seating for 10 and outdoor fireplace

    Deep seating patio set with seating for 10 and outdoor fireplace

  • Lakeside Outdoor Firepit seats 16

    Lakeside Outdoor Firepit seats 16

  • View from North Tower Bedroom

    View from North Tower Bedroom

  • Pool Table and Grand Piano

    Pool Table and Grand Piano

  • Lower East Bedroom

    Lower East Bedroom

  • Small Guest Room

    Small Guest Room

  • Hammock overlooking lake

    Hammock overlooking lake

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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