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A Family Vacation is still Affordable

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This four bedroom cabin is located just 30' from the water's edge on this quiet sportsmen's lake. The call of the loon can be heard echoing across the morning mist. The lake is a class A musky lake which anglers will appreciate. Items included with the cabin are: four double beds, stove, refrigerator, microwave and kitchen utensils, 3/4 bath, deck, pier, picnic table, fire ring, and swimming area. A 14' aluminum rowboat comes with the cabin. Kayaks and a paddleboat are available for your use. The cabin is located in a resort setting with two other cabins on a peninsula. WiFi is available at the main house. There is a playground for small children. The east fork of the Chippewa River runs through the lake and keeps the water cold enough for small mouth bass to bite all summer. If you bring your own boat we are also only 10 minutes to a boat launch on the Chippewa Flowage.

Mike or Karen Kanters
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

About Mike or Karen Kanters

We have been cabin owners for almost 20 years. We love the area and live here year round. We know where the best fish fries are and many secret spots. We are on the location to help you with any of your needs.

Mike or Karen Kanters purchased this cabin in 1993

Why Mike or Karen Kanters chose Winter

We chose this property on a cold January day and had to wade through knee high snow in order to get back to the cabins. We went out on the frozen lake and looked at the property from the lake and fell in love with it. We always wanted to live down a sunny dirt road deep in bear country.

What makes this cabin unique

The view from the windows of the cabin is trees and water. Around the bay, perched high in the tree is an eagle's nest that produces young every other year. A class three rapids exits the lake and heads onto the Chippewa Flowage.


Winter Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Double Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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A Family Vacation is still Affordable
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Great trip, very relaxing area

  • 5 of 5

Relatively last second booking for us for a busy labor day weekend but this ended up being exactly what we needed. Cabin is small but surprisingly fits 4 bedrooms without feeling too cramped. Have to share 1 bathroom which is a downside but workable and the kitchen could be updated but like I said, served our purposes splendidly. Wifi only works up near the main house but it was a nice excuse to disconnect for a bit. Lake is gorgeous and very peaceful, was not crowded at all which was surprising on a holiday weekend. We hit up the nearby golf course which was nice and well kept and we very much recommend taking a boat or kayaks out to the middle of the lake for sunrise (bring some coffee!).

Mike and Karen were very welcoming and accommodating, thanks guys!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eau Claire, WI

Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

There were so many things for the family to do. The lake was very serene. The cabin was just as described and exactly what we needed. Thank you for a relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, quiet, not great for fishing.

  • 3 of 5

The unit was very clean. A great place to get away from everything and just sit and relax. The fishing was not very good, I was a little disappointed in the way that this unit was advertised. Yes, there is internet but it is in the owners unit and you have to go outside most of the time to use it when it is working. Since I knew phone service would be bad, I had counted on the internet to communicate with my family back home. Not much luck with that. Secondly, it is advertised as having an air conditioner. It does, but it is a three prong plug for a two prong wall receptical. Make sure you bring an adapter during warm months. If you want fire wood bring it. It is $4 for a small bundle.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Place was awesome

  • 5 of 5

Had a great trip. The cabin was exactly what are family needed. Thanks Mike and Karen

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful quiet get away

  • 5 of 5

Owners are very friendly. Cabin very clean. Loved that we had our own dock. The bull frogs and wax wing birds were so lovely to listen too. The fishing was pretty good, caught rock bass, sun fish. The kids loved swimming on the beach. Will definitely visit again. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LaCrosse, Wi

Get away

  • 4 of 5

We are a retired couple, that being said it is still nice to get away to a place where you can relax around campfire, fish on a beautiful lake or golf 9 holes at nearby course. We were able to have our son, wife and grandchildren stay with us for a long weekend and the children loved the play area owners have set up.

The owners are insight and very friendly and accomidating

We would definitely come back and suggest site to friends. Would recommend 4 bdrm as it has deck off back and with patio door which brings in more light.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located just 25 miles southeast of Hayward, Wi, this property is in the Chequamegon National Forest on the shore of 240 acre Barker Lake. We are 1/2 mile from Barker Lake Golf Course built by the gangsters in the 1930's. There are many activities in the Hayward area including the Lumberjack World Championship, Musky Fest, and Honor the Earth Powwow.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

Extra person rate of $10 per day over 8 occupants

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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