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Secluded Northwoods Lake House Retreat Near Nicolet National Forest

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Last updated: 01/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 bedroom + loft, 3 1/2 bath lakehouse near National Forest

Looking for a place big enough for your extended family or someplace you can share with friends? Come stay at The Elk Inn and let our lake home be the place where you create wonderful memories year after year. Our year-round 3800 square foot home on 212 acre full recreation Lily Lake offers ample living space with incredible lake views, abundant land and water activities, and the peace and solitude of the great Northwoods. Listen to the loons and whippoorwills, watch our resident eagle take flight, enjoy the beautiful sunsets, or just relax by the fire with family and friends. Our property consists of 3 wooded acres with 220 feet of lake frontage and beautiful unspoiled views.
Our clean, 8-year old home is fully-furnished and has warm, inviting decor that gives you the comforts of home with nature at your doorstep. On the main floor you will find the great room complete with a large, beautiful slate fireplace, cathedral ceiling, and abundant windows with lake views – a favorite gathering place. Adjacent to the great room is a generous sized kitchen which boasts a large hand-chiseled family-size table which seats 8-10, an eat-at kitchen island with seating for 3, and an additional corner breakfast nook that seats up to 5. This well-stocked kitchen also offers a full line of new appliances and more beautiful lake views. A powder room and separate laundry room complete with full size washer and dryer are located off the kitchen. Also off the kitchen is an oversized deck complete with a gas grill and deck furniture -- a perfect place for eating, taking in sunsets, or stargazing. On the main level you will also find two master suites complete with queen sized beds and full baths in each. The hallway adjoining the two masters has a ship’s ladder going to an upper private loft with four twin size beds and another amazing lake view. On the lower walk-out level of the home, you find two additional private bedrooms with queen sized beds as well as bunk beds or a trundle bed. You will also find another full bath, a large family room for adults and/or children to gather (more lake views!), and a mudroom with access to the oversized heated garage. Outside the garage is an outdoor firepit and a large lower concrete patio perfect for the little ones to ride their bikes on.
Our lake front has a pier for swimming and fishing and is well-suited for rental guests to bring a boat. If you do not have your own boat, we have a canoe and 3 recreational kayaks available to all of our guests as well as the option of renting our 24 ft. pontoon boat (14 person or 2200 lb. capacity). Our 32 ft. pier extends from a natural, rocky shoreline and is complete with a swim ladder and an excellent area for swimming. Our swim area has a hard sand/cobble bottom and no weeds. The water is 2-3 ft. deep near shore and 5-6 ft. deep near the end of the pier. We also have an Otter Island swim raft for your family to enjoy. Our property also offers some walking trails, an additional outdoor camping area with firepit, an outdoor swing facing the lake, a large hammock, and easy access to the Nicolet National Forest and other public lands with recreation trails for mountain biking, hiking, ATV, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Nearby you will also find beaches, whitewater kayaking/rafting/tubing on the Wolf River, golf, downhill skiing, and numerous family activities. Whether you choose to spend your time on the water or on land, we guarantee you will be able to create many wonderful memories you and your loved ones will cherish for many years to come. Come see and experience our Northwoods lakehouse retreat for yourself!


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/06/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Very family-friendly with children's indoor and outdoor toys/games, riding toys, dishes, highchair, booster seat, children's DVDs, child backpack carrier for hiking and pack-n-play....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single


  • Loft: 4 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (6), Baby Cribs (2) Pack-n-play available, Bunk Beds (1) (In addition to 6 other single beds one of which is a trundle for total of 8 twin beds)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Recreational kayaks and canoe available for use by our guests. 24 ft. pontoon boat (14 person or 2200 lb. capacity) also available for rent....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television:

    55' LED flat screen TV with surround sound and bluray player...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    family and children's DVDs...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    We are situated on 3 wooded acres of land on the east side of Lily Lake. We have a natural shoreline with a hard bottom -- no weeds and great for swimming. We have 220 feet of lake frontage that faces west for sunset viewing. The view from our home and pier is that of unspoiled DNR and public lands that will never be developed. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    full size...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    2+ car heated attached garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 garage spaces plus outdoor parking space for up to 4 more vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    full size...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Natural slate fireplace...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    In addition to the standard dishes, glassware, and utensils, we also have a large electric griddle, crock pot, rice cooker, baking dishes, coffee pot, 4-slice toaster, blender, handheld mixer, thermos, and Calphalon cookware....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Family size kitchen table seats 8-10, corner nook seats 4-5, kitchen island seating for 3...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Oversized deck/balcony with deck furniture and gas grill...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Children's bikes and ride-on toys provided...moreless

  • Boat:

    24 ft Pontoon boat available for rent...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lower concrete patio under deck with outdoor swing...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks (2 single, 1 tandem) and one canoe available for renters to use...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 30 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak summer
Jun 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning & garbage fee $175 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 5.5%


Maximum of 8 adults, 16 people total. Additional charges may be applied if any exceptions made by owner. Full week rentals only in July and August (peak season) unless gaps exist in calendar and/or owner approves. Full rental season runs May 1 - October 1.

2016 pontoon rental rates $300/weekend, $700/week; $300 refundable damage deposit for pontoon

Strict no smoking, no pets, no fireworks policy -- no exceptions.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 01/06/2017
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We are located between Pickerel and Crandon, WI and are approximately 4.5 hours from Chicago, 3 hours from Milwaukee or Madison and 1.5 hours from the Fox Cities. Nearby towns include Pickerel, Crandon, Townsend, Lakewood, Wabeno and Laona. The Nicolet National Forest is only 1.5 miles away and the Wolf River State Trail is within walking distance, both of which offer numerous recreational activities. You can enjoy all of the Northwoods splendor without all of the crowds.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Our family has always had a passion for the outdoors. We purchased the land our property is on in 2000 and camped on it for 9 years before building our lake house. Over the past decade, we have created many wonderful memories here and now we hope to offer others the same opportunity.

Why the Owner Chose Crandon, WI, USA:
We built this home with the idea of having several families stay together at the same time. We both have large families and we love having a place for multiple generations of family to gather or just getting a group of friends together to catch up and relax.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We fell in love with this property because of the breathtaking unspoiled views, the bountiful pine, birch and maple trees, and the peacefulness of this lake. We enjoy all seasons here doing everything from mountain biking, hiking, swimming and boating in the summer to snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/06/2017

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  • View of home and pier from lake

    View of home and pier from lake

  • View of kitchen

    View of kitchen

  • View of Great Room facing lake

    View of Great Room facing lake

  • View of lake from great room

    View of lake from great room

  • One of two master bedrooms (has attached full bath)

    One of two master bedrooms (has attached full bath)

  • Private upper loft with 4 twin beds and lake views!

    Private upper loft with 4 twin beds and lake views!

  • Main floor laundry room

    Main floor laundry room

  • View of lower family room (lake views)

    View of lower family room (lake views)

  • View of lower bedroom #2 (queen bed and twin bunkbeds)

    View of lower bedroom #2 (queen bed and twin bunkbeds)

  • view of lake from deck in fall

    view of lake from deck in fall

  • Sunset view from deck

    Sunset view from deck

  • Pier area and pontoon (available for rent)

    Pier area and pontoon (available for rent)

  • Front of home

    Front of home

  • View of kitchen

    View of kitchen

  • Alternate view of great room facing foyer

    Alternate view of great room facing foyer

  • One of two master bedrooms (has attached full bath and access to deck)

    One of two master bedrooms (has attached full bath and access to deck)

  • Picture of one of the full master baths

    Picture of one of the full master baths

  • Main floor powder room

    Main floor powder room

  • Lower level full bath

    Lower level full bath

  • View of lower bedroom #1: queen bed and 2 twin beds (trundle style)

    View of lower bedroom #1: queen bed and 2 twin beds (trundle style)

  • View of upper deck (2 patio sets, picnic table and gas grill)

    View of upper deck (2 patio sets, picnic table and gas grill)

  • View of lake in winter from deck

    View of lake in winter from deck

  • Eagle sighting over our lake

    Eagle sighting over our lake

  • Sunset boat cruise on Lily Lake

    Sunset boat cruise on Lily Lake

VRBO #419944

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 16, 2017

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