|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
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The lonely call of the loon. The wind blowing through the white pines. A sunny, clear day on a crystal clear lake. Walk into the sand bottom lake. Jump off the dock. Float on an air mattress in the quiet lake. Read a book on the secluded, shaded deck overlooking the lake. Enjoy the sunset – every night. Your lake view faces west. Lake Hodstradt is small enough to often be quiet. But it is big enough to enjoy boating, tubing, water skiing or other water sports if you prefer. If you like bass fishing, Lake Hodstradt is tough to beat. A fishing boat is supplied with the rental. All of this, and you are only two miles from the village of Lake Tomahawk – or 9 miles, no more than 15 minutes – from all of the conveniences of Minocqua.
Originally built as a “log cabin” in 1970, the house was completely renovated, expanded and modernized in 2005. Yet the original full log walls are still the main walls in the cathedral-ceilinged living area. The large, adjacent kitchen includes all of the modern conveniences, including a dishwasher and a large refrigerator. Other modern conveniences include central air (if you really need it), and a laundry, full bath and bedroom on the main floor. A cedar deck is attached to the lake (west) side and the south side of the building. The attached garage is also convenient. The second floor features two bedrooms and another full bath, allowing for comfortable sleeping for 8 to 9.
A 40” HDTV is in the main living area with satellite TV, and a stereo and Blu-Ray DVD player is also available. Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet) is available on-site.
A sturdy, all weather basketball hoop is anchored along the asphalt driveway for the kids (or the adults).
This is truly a wonderful and unique location. You will not be disappointed - in fact, you will want to visit again and again.
The property with the original log cabin was bought in 1970 by the current owner's grandparents.
Jeff Drew purchased this house in 1970
In 2005, extensive renovation and expansion was done to add significant space and to turn it into a year-round home.
Not only is the home very comfortable, but the setting of the home is truly spectacular. With views of the pristine, 120 acre lake out of many of the windows, you know you are in a special place when you visit.
When my wife and I first booked this lake house we could only stay for a little over a week. Jeff was gracious enough to accommodate our request and gave us a great deal for 8 nights. After an arduous journey from Chicago rush hour to pitch black and pouring rain we arrived at the lake house a little tired but ultimately unscathed. The welcome packet gave clear instructions for arrival and as we made our entry into the home we were blown away. The pictures posted did not do this home justice. The use of space throughout the house was perfect. It felt so roomy yet nothing was too far away. The kitchen had ample counter space to cook a meal for large family and Jeff had thought of everything in the kitchen, so no need to bring anything. The bedrooms were very clean with plenty of space and beautiful cabin decor. The bedside table even had a book about loons. It was these details that sold my wife and I. The bathrooms had more than enough towels and of fine quality too. Needless to say we were very impressed. The next day we were able to take in the grounds. The patio wrapping around the living room I feel was wasted on us but I could really see a family utilizing that space. As for my wife and I, we spent most of our days down at the dock, over looking lake Hodstradt. The lake was never very busy and those that passed by were relaxing themselves. I'm afraid we didn't use the fire pit more than once but I believe had we stayed longer we definitely would have. Jeff provided us with two modes of aquatic transportation, a paddle boat and a row boat. We took full advantage of both. The lake is beautiful and I would recommend any visitor take full advantage of it's beauty, be it by sitting by the lake to boating/fishing. This place is magical. My wife and I see us returning every year.
Now some tips. Don't worry about bringing groceries. The Save More in Miocqua is a short ride and if you need any meat or local cheese the Lake Tomahawk Meat Market is a must. Also while you're in town visit the Shamrock Pub for some inventive amazing dishes and the Butcher's Wife for some ice cream or a great cup of coffee. If you're into antiquing I would suggest a little place off of county road J heading to Minocqua (it had no name just a large sign saying antiques). The prices were reasonable and the items had ties to the local community. So if you really wanted to bring back a piece of the Northwoods, this is where I would suggest.
I wanted a relaxing retreat for myself and my family and that is exactly what we found! Hodstradt Lake is one of the clearest lakes you will find and since it is small and shallow if was warm even though we had a lot of cool weather. The days and nights went by so quickly due to the peaceful, calm nature of this property and the lake.
I would recommend staying if you want to "get away from it all", yet is is close to Minoqua, St. Germain, and Eagle River when we wanted to dine out or shop or needed groceries. The owners were very accommodating and responsive.
We had such a great time here! The location is first-class in a wooded area on Lake Hodstradt. The home has direct lake access, which is great for the sandy beach or boating. Their home is exactly what you're looking for a North Woods vacation. The wildlife and relaxing atmosphere was great!
The location is just a few miles from Minocqua, and it is very convenient if you want to fish or boat. We fished on three different lakes, all within 10 miles of the home. Our family (including kids) enjoyed their time here, and we recommend staying here.
We stayed at this cabin for two weeks in early June of 2012. It was a really nice time and we'd definitely consider going back. The cabin sits right on the lake and it was very peaceful while there. We worked remotely during our stay and the Verizon wireless signal was great even if the DSL at the cabin was kind of slow.
The location was great. It was a quick drive into Minocqua for any shopping or activities, and the roads to the cabin were well taken care of and all paved. There were only two of us staying there but it seemed like sleeping nine would be very easy to do. The accommodations aren't top dollar luxury (granite counters and expensive floors/finishings) but they were more than nice enough for enjoying a couple of weeks away. Everything was finished tastefully and it had a good cabin vibe. The outdoor space is nicely done and we made good use of the fire pit.
The view of the lake from the house and back porch was beautiful. Sunsets were really nice and we enjoyed hearing the loons. We even saw a couple of Bald Eagles doing some fishing. The lake was fairly quiet and there were a few water skiers on weekends. We used the row boat and paddle boat to take a few trips around the lake and really enjoyed it. We saw fish in the lake and people fishing but didn't end up doing any fishing ourselves. The lake was extremely clean and the sandy beach at the cabin was nice. We came at the time of year when the mosquitos come out, so we had to cover up a bit when outside. Toward the end of our stay the dragon flies appeared and the mosquitos were much better.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay. The owners were super easy to work with and more than available to answer any questions. The realtor they work with to manage the property never showed up in person but he was accommodating over the phone when really needed.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.