Best of both worlds! Enjoy the privacy of northwoods lake living yet vacation a mile from downtown Eagle River. This updated and very clean open-concept cottage is located on the water on Yellow Birch bay (also known as the bull pen). Sleeps 8 with 1 queen size bed, 2 double size beds and brand new queen pull-out couch. Includes washer, dryer, gas fireplace, flat screen tv, bed sheets, towels, extra blankets, and all kitchen items. Seasonal outdoor living space is bonus in summer. Pier space available for your boat. No smoking allowed in rental. No pets. When inquiring please state whether bringing your own boat, or no boat at all. Cranberry Cottage is fully compliant, licensed, and registered with Vilas County Health Dept.
Part of the Original Cranberry Resort of the 1950's
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 28, 2018
About Sue German
My husband's parents had owned the cottage for 20 years and we had always enjoyed vacationing up there and fell in love with living on the lake. We purchased the cottage in 2011 and made it our own by updating it extensively. An addition put on many years ago makes this place very family-friendly. It is now a year round cottage and available for winter rental also. We have 3 sons who love the northwoods fun of boating, fishing, swimming and campfires. We travel to our cottage whenever we are able within our busy schedules and are ready to share our cottage with your family.
Sue German purchased this Cabin in 2011
Why Sue German chose Eagle River
Three bedroom plus a pull out couch invites a large family to enjoy our place. Washer and dryer on premise for your use. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat to relax and catch up on your sleep, you have come to the right spot. Our open- concept decluttered and clean cottage is ready for you.
What makes this Cabin unique
Our cottage is affordable because we do not have the full-frontage like pricier places. Our cottage sits side by side to another cottage and has amazing views. Our pier has room for you to bring your boat if you want to. Easy gentle slope and steps away to our pier for boating, fishing or just watching the lake. Enjoy your dinner in our seasonal screened-in garage or grab a book and recline back in one of the recliners for a bug-free read while you listen to the dusk tranquil sounds of the northwoods while keeping an eye on the day-ending lake action. A budget-friendly vacation opportunity.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place! Owner was quick to respond to our questions during our stay. Weather was spectacular 80's and sunny. Deer visited every morning and afternoon. Lots to do! Great location, short walk or run to downtown Eagle River. The home is in a bay (Bull Pen) not much boat traffic. Great for kids. We rented kayaks and a pontoon boat. Highly recommend! We will be back next year.
Great location in town and on the ER chain
The house was clean and roomy. 3 bedrooms upstairs and a large living space downstairs easily accommodated our group of 8. The location is awesome - we walked to Silver Lake Beach and we enjoyed renting a boat and cruising the chain! This property shares a driveway with the house next-door and that's why you see a road in front of the dock in one of the photos. It's very private, though. The reason I gave it 4 stars is because it doesn't have A/C, which was known to use beforehand, but when it is hot and humid it is very uncomfortable. Lucky for us the weather cooled down for most of our stay.
Lack of Air Conditioning and adequate refrigeration made this a tough trip.
The house is located on the beautiful chain of lakes, which we loved. It had several things we encountered that made it a disappointing stay including - enormous amounts of goose poop which we spent all morning picking up just so we could have a picnic outside. The lake side was loaded with it, making it impossible to walk barefoot and even difficult in flip flops. The home was not adequately vacuumed and there were centipede and other bug carcasses, and crumbs and food remnants all over, the home smelled musty and it lacked air conditioning which made it miserable since all the bedrooms are on the upper level and it was sweltering. The refrigerator lacked adequate seal so we ended up throwing out $32 worth of hamburgers and a $25 fruit tray on the day of our family barbeque before our guests arrived - which was kind of a panic as it had all spoiled. Nothing stayed cold in the fridge so we invested a lot of money in constantly buying ice for our coolers for 4 days. That being said, the screened in garage was nice as it rained one day, and the owner did refund my cleaning fee and deposit. She also instructed us where to find a window air conditioning unit, but that really did not do enough good to cool off the home. She did offer to refund nights stays if we left early, however we had family that had taken time off and we drove 300 miles from Minnesota so that was not a good option. I was disappointed however that she did say via phone when I called her during the fiascos, that she would consider a discount for our troubles and then never replied to the two emails I sent her inquiring about it afterwards. It would have been nice to at least get reimbursed for the spoiled food. While I am sure the owner is a nice person, I would recommend finding a nicer spot than this for your stay, considering the price.
It is regrettable that this review had to be left in the first place. I would like an opportunity to respond. The Cranberry Cottage at no time ever has advertised that it has central air conditioning, or air conditioning of any form, and I do not guarantee the weather, yet the Renter decided on her own to book her 4 night vacation at our property the last week of June. Renter failed to write in the review that the temperatures were in the mid 90's with humidity which seemed to be the source of her discomfort. I offered to reimburse Renter for the last 2 full nights so that she and her family could just leave their so-called miserable vacation, yet she wanted to stay. My per-night price of $260 is very competitive during prime vacation season in Eagle River. From the beginning of her stay, she sent complaints to me and I responded immediately each time, gave her the full $125 cleaning refund and apologized. Even after that, she continued to complain. Weeks following, she still pushed me for money back. The goose poop is sometimes common with low grassy frontage along any lake. She chose to book a property with low frontage, no steps or steep incline, from the lake to the cottage. I have since remedied the situation by stringing flags along the edge with is propelling the geese. The refrigerator works fine; I cannot control that Renter left the door open and then left the cottage for the day. On Day 3 when I called her, she never mentioned that she had any problems with the refrigerator or having to buy ice to keep food cold AT ALL. Not one word. In addition, I allowed Renter to have 6 hours early access of Day 1 as she requested, and I also allowed extra family members, over the house maximum of 8, to stay the final night.
Great location and good people to work with.
The home is on the older side but is always clean (We have stayed here 4 years in a row). The landlord is always easy to deal with and always attentive to any issues. I would recommend this property to anyone who needs a place to stay in the area.
Very comfortable north woods home on Yellow Birch Lake
We stayed at this property for a long fishing weekend. This is the second time we stayed here, and plan to return again. We found the property very comfortable with a nice north-woods feeling. The owners are very cooperative and friendly. Our deposit was returned in whole very promptly. We would recommend this property for fishing vacations.
Great space, great location.
We really enjoyed our stay. The home is clean and comfy. We had a lot of rain so we couldn't enjoy the outdoors this year, but the interior kept us busy. We loved the garage hang out space, we were able to have a nice family get together and we had plenty of space. Thank you again!
Easy to bike or walk into town. Easy access to grocery stores, movie theater, Walgreens pharmacy, internet access, or just taking long walk along scenic lake roads. Four minute drive from Dollar Lake and location for Pond Hockey Tourney in February. No wi/fi
Rates & Availability
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Cancellation Policy:If vacation is cancelled more than 30 days prior, full payment will be returned minus security deposit. If vacation is cancelled 30-15 days prior; 50% payment and security deposit returned. If vacation is cancelled within 15 days of vacation, only security deposit returned to renter . Rates subject to change but rates finalized on Renter agreement.