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Beautifully Refurbished Barn Is Perfect For Large Groups And Families

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

7 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 20, Country Charm, Spacious Family Rooms & Kitchens

This 20 acre property is one of a kind and was renovated in 2006. All high end appliances and furnishings to provide the most memorable stay. Available as a 2 -7 bedroom rental with hallway access to a 2 BDR/1Bath with kitchen apartment if additional space needed. The large living room w/ wood burning fireplace has great skylights and windows, dining room table seats 10, plus 6 counter seats. Butler/Prep kitchen includes its own dishwasher and large side by side refrigerator/freezer. A beverage/bar station offers a wine and beer fridge for drinks and glassware. Breakfast nook has a coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven. The main cooking area overlooks the family room and has a large stainless refrigerator, DCS double ovens, and a large Wolf gas stove with griddle. Large screen TV's upstairs/downstairs w/ vcr and dvd. Downstairs family room has a gas fireplace and large sitting area. A children's art corner will keep the little ones busy. Near Hartman's creek state park, standing rock county park, the chain of lakes, Foxfire Golf, Snowmobile Trails, etc. This is an awesome location for your get away.

The property can also be rented for a daily fee and would make a great location for an off site business meeting, an intimate wedding, retreats, parties etc. - there is no limit! Weddings are welcomed for a small fee.

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Property Manager
Mike Holmgren or Kelly Dybeck
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been using this facility to host high end customers and guests for some time and just keep coming back. The "WOW" factor there is impressive from the time you enter the building until the time you depart. Every time I bring guests to stay at "The Barn", their reaction is extremely positive. When they see the meticulous care taken in reconstruction, the attention to detail and general feel of the property, they just gaze for a minute or two upon entry and say "wow".

This place is a great destination for families, friends and groups. I can without hesitation recommend Festive Resorts "The Barn" to anyone looking for a classy, comfortable and relaxing stay.
Oct 2013
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Beautifully Refurbished Barn Is Perfect For Large Groups And Families
average rating of 4.787879 based on 34 reviews

Stutz Family Thanksgiving Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We all had a fabulous Thanksgiving. The Barn was an excellent place for our family gathering. It accommodated 14 of us plus three dogs with ease. The kitchen was great to make and serve our families Thanksgiving dinner. This was the least stressful family gathering because of the spaciousness of the barn. Thank you, the Stutz Family

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a very quiet setting!!

  • 5 of 5

We were staying in the area for our son's wedding. We wanted to stay in a home rather then a hotel as we wanted a more personal environment and a place to gather before and after the wedding. The barn is very spacious and we had plenty of room for the twelve of us to stretch out!! Loved the large kitchen and having two large refrigerators was a real plus!! Every guest that stayed with us was so impressed with the property and we already have been talking about getting together for another long weekend. Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Small apartment leaked a half inch of water all over and I was still charged.

  • 1 of 5

We rented the whole building. The building is nice but the small apartment was leaking a lot of water from the archway and the light sockets. Someone could have slipped or been shocked by the water coming out of the light BULB socket. Maintenance didn't seem to care about our safety and said this only happened about 2 years ago and no one is around to take a look even though it says onsite management. There was about a half inch of water by the next morning around the entry way and hall. I had to spend at least an hour cleaning up the mess. I also had to find something to catch the water. Onsite management saw that I was cleaning the water up. All he did was tell me this has never happed in the year he has been there. He left and didnt come back. The second night all we heard was drip, drip all night long like drums. After all was said and done I let the owner know the issues and he still charged me for the apartment and for the cleaning fee of the apartment. I contacted the owner twice via email and once via phone and left a message to get a refund for the apartment. I have still not heard back from the owner and its been over a week. Very disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jason, When you booked the property you stated you were a group of 2 and you did not need the apartment. When you arrived with your large group your group decided to to use the apartment that was closed off and not for use. The water leaked was stopped and your group used the apartment for the duration of the stay. You were informed of the charge for the use of the 2BDR apartment. Thank you. Management
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Fantastic Wedding Weekend at a Beautiful Barn

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Beautifully Refurbished Barn for three nights for our daughter's wedding. Our daughter and her husband wanted a venue where their wedding and reception could be held but where also immediate family from both sides could stay. This barn was perfect. There were 18 of us, and this barn had plenty of beds, bathrooms, and space for everyone. We paid the event fee and were able to put up a tent in the back yard and had the perfect country wedding. We had family over the night before the wedding for grilled brats and also hosted a brunch on Sunday morning. The festivities were mostly outside but all who came wanted to tour the barn and all were very impressed with its beauty, spaciousness, and design. Several families were very interested in renting it for their own family get together.

The listing description and photos are very accurate on the website. Because it was for a wedding, we did make an appointment to look at it first rather than renting it sight unseen. But there were no surprises, it really is as beautiful as it looks in the photos. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, pans, etc. Preparing meals for our large group was so easy, plenty of room for several cooks. There were plenty of towels and bedding for everyone. Having a washer and dryer in the basement is also very handy. Everything seemed well-maintained--everything worked.

Mike and Kelly gave us very good customer service, answering questions promptly.

This barn is very close to Hartman Creek State Park. The kids spent an afternoon swimming there. It's also close enough to Waupaca for groceries or supplies, but yet located on a quiet road and feels very private.

We would very happily return and would also highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property for Large Family and Guests

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property as we were a large family coming from out-of-state to attend our son's wedding in Steven's Point. The Barn fit 20 of us very comfortably. The kitchen is spacious and allowed us to have all our meals at the barn and great seating for the whole family. We had a newborn infant and two small children and the apartment attached was perfect for them to have their own living space and privacy, but could easily join the rest of us! After getting the okay from the owners, we had a BBQ with the wedding party and games and activities outdoors -- it was perfect for this. I highly recommend the Barn. Also, it was air conditioned which given the hot days, very important. Lots of space for everyone to sleep, enjoy each other company, and at the same time having multiple living rooms around the Barn so did not feel crowded at all. Property was clean, the layout and pictures accurate, and we had good customer service. The only issue we ran into, was lack of reliable wifi -- not always working and could not handle the load and ATT mobile coverage was not good in the area.


  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a good stay

  • 5 of 5

good property and great views . overall close vicinity to the state parks and lakes made for a great


  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Appleton (ATW)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Waupaca Ale House
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 54 OR HWY 10
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Waupaca Ale House
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Granite Peak, Wausau
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Chain O Lakes
Car: recommended

In the back yard of Hartman's Creek State Park (5 miles), Quick drive to both Central Water Brewery (14 miles) & O'So Brewery (19 miles), a central location to Waupaca (9 miles), Amherst (14 miles), and Stevens Point (26 miles). A easy drive from Iola Ski Hill and car show (25 miles), Standing Rock County Park (16 miles), Waupaca Chain of Lakes (9 miles). Large game hunting also available near by


Rates & Availability

Waupaca Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Seasonal 2017
May 12 2017 - Oct 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Lower Level, 3 BDR's, FR $150
Security Deposit $500
2BDR/1B attach apartment $125
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning of apartment $50
Cleaning Fee $195

$295/$350 per night rate is based on 4 person occupancy of main/2nd floor consisting of 2 bed-rooms. Rental for full property of 5 bedrooms is $445 per night standard and $500 per night in prime season, and a cleaning fee $195 per stay. An attached 2 Bdr/ 1 bath apartment with full kitchen is available for $125 per night.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Waupaca Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Upstairs - toilet , tub , shower , Loft bath; soaking tub under skylight; large walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Main level - toilet , shower , High end furnishings, large shower
    Bathroom 4 - Lower Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family Room floor, toilet/shower separate from vanity
    Bathroom 3 - main level - toilet , Located by bar/kitchen
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Located lower level in a 2 Bdr attached apartment
  • Very unique fixtures and decor. Must See!
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Loft overlooking the main area, skylights, office desk, MB
    Bedroom 2 - Upstairs - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs loft, next to the master bedroom, privacy blinds
    Bedroom 4 - Lower Level - 2 twin/ single , 'cowboy room' (2) twin beds, fun theme!
    Bedroom 5 - Lower Level - 1 queen , Large green room, comfortable and relaxing! Near bath/FR.
    Bedroom 3 - Lower Level - 4 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Large room, bunk bed, single and 3 Premium Twin Rollaways
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Located lower level in a 2 Bdr attached apartment
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , Located lower level in a 2 Bdr attached apartment
  • Lower level and apartment provide easy access for individuals that do not prefer stairs or elevation changes. Also available are 3 rollaway beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Our barn offers you a large area to relax and enjoy time together with your family and friends. Enjoy cooking? You will love the kitchen(s) and serving areas. Just want to relax? you will find 'the barn' inviting and beautifully decorated and accommodating! Property Manager is on site. CHECK IN IS AT 3:00 PM AND CHECK OUT IS 12:00 NOON THE DAY OF DEPARTURE - TIMES MAY BE FLEXIBLE DEPENDING ON RENTAL PERIOD.

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