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Scenic Cottage, On 5- Lake Chain. Swim, Ski, Bike, Golf, Fish, Rest, Relax.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 (additional guests incur additional charge

Wisconsin’s second-tallest mountain and a peaceful, clear-water chain of lakes are among the many features of our family cottage located in unincorporated Mt. Morris, in the heart of recreation-rich Waushara County.

Wake up to the sparkling, spring-fed, 15-acre Emerald Lake. Dive off our wide pier and splash out to our swimming raft. Kayak, canoe, row or motor under a white footbridge onto Morris Lake, the skiable 180-acre lake and heart of the five-lake Morris chain.

Watch the sun rise over Mt. Morris, and walk just a few steps to our private beach on Morris Lake for a flaming central-Wisconsin sunset. Back at The Cottage, an over-sized hammock invites you to an afternoon nap. When the moon and stars come out, grill a dinner and sit down at our 8-seat picnic table, then enjoy a campfire on our spacious sand patio. Ample split wood is provided.

Guests have free access to our rowboat, canoe, paddle board and two kayaks, with paddles and life jackets provided. Powerboat rentals are available in Wautoma, seven miles away. Large-mouth bass, bluegill, and sunfish are abundant and ready to strike. Spend the day netting painted turtles or searching for herons, beavers and deer along the shores of the chain of lakes.

The cottage's large, glassed-in porch has a panoramic view of Emerald Lake and is ideal for evening card games or quiet reading. The vintage tube-powered stereo radio was recently restored and is ready for your listening pleasure.

The master bedroom is set apart from the three others and just steps from a new wood-burning stove with a hearth made of local stone. The cottage's beds comfortably sleep eight. While we have set our occupancy limit at eight, if your family requires a little more room, we have two canvas cots and a reclining leather couch that may accommodate your needs. Please remember, there will be an additional charge for guest counts over eight.

The kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans, a gas stove and microwave oven, a two-well sink, refrigerator and utensils. An antique oak pedestal table comfortably seats six, expandable to eight.

From The Cottage, it’s just a short walk to unincorporated Mt. Morris, which features a quaint, 19th-century mill that is enjoying a second life as an ice cream and coffee shop. Just steps down the road is The Trading Post, a popular restaurant and night spot where good food and live music attract locals and visitors from throughout the area.

Hike or drive up Mt. Morris and enjoy the panoramic views of central Wisconsin farmland, as well as tennis, horse shoe pits, a play lot, and picnic area. On the other side of the mountain is Nordic Mountain resort, offering exciting mountain bike trails and a wake-board training facility. An archery golf course--where bows and arrows replace balls and clubs--can be found just a short drive away.

Mt. Morris is in the heart of Waushara County, a recreational jewel in heartland America. Within a 10-minute drive from the cottage, the 27-hole Waushara Country Club features elevated tees, wooded fairways, and plentiful hills and water features. Waushara County’s rolling hills and smooth-running roads are ideal for bicycle touring. Nearby farms offer strawberry picking and foot-long sweetcorn all summer long.

Visit a cluster of Amish farms outside Wautoma, where baked goods, quilts, furniture and crafts are sold. Explore the antique shops of nearby Wild Rose or Berlin. Visit the rock quarry-cum-nature park in Redgranite, and swim in the deep quarry lake. Enjoy a polka band at the Golden Nugget in nearby Pine River, or rent an over-sized inner tube or a compact canoe and paddle down Waupaca’s Crystal River.

The Cottage has been in our family for nearly 70 years, and some of our guests have been visiting for 20 years and more. Decades have passed since our immigrant grandparents bought the cottage as a wedding present for our parents, but the rest and recreation of a week on the lake is one thing that, thankfully, never seems to change.

More Details

Owner
The Mt. Morris Cottage
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian, Filipino
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

Amenities

Mount Morris Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Toilet with sink. Shower in adjacent room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shower room includes toilet, vanity & towel hooks throughout
  • There is a bathroom with a toilet and sink next to the kitchen. There is a separate shower room with a toilet and sink (with towel hooks all around) for cleaning up after your lake swims and before heading into town.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Extra 'loft style' single bed above the double bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Four separate bedrooms. Spreads, blankets, and pillows are provided. Bed sheets and pillow covers are not provided. There are two additional folding cots that can fit into the rooms. The Cottage occupancy limit is eight, and we may be able to accommodate a few more, for an additional fee.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
The Cottage is part of the Retreat Association - which owns 40 acres of wooded land that offers an area to hike and explore. This includes 'Kirchoff Field,' a sport area including a baseball diamond. Great place to organize a family softball game, soccer practice, or archery.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Scenic Cottage, On 5- Lake Chain. Swim, Ski, Bike, Golf, Fish, Rest, Relax.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Just what I needed!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend at the Mt. Morris Cottage...so peaceful and cozy! Really appreciated the water equipment (kayak and SUP) and the fire pit, and enjoyed hanging out in the hammock, hiking to the nearby coffee shop, restaurant and scenic mountains. The cabin itself is so clean, roomy, and comfortable, with a beautiful view of the lake from the porch. Thank you, Marcia, for all of your input and for sharing your cabin paradise!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cottage Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week at this lovely cottage with our family. The location was really wonderful. We had lots of swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing. The cottage provided everything we needed! The cottage is a short walk or kayak trip to a delightful coffee/ice cream shop and a restaurant/bar. Be on the lookout for lots of little fish and turtles swimming right by the dock.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly for the great review! Sounds like you mixed in some of our family favorites, with rest, relaxation, activity, and adventure. Rumor has it that the lake has some big fish in it too...Bass and Northern for sure. We seem to find the same ones you found...lots of Bluegill, Sunfish, and Perch. Loads of fun for the kids off the end of the pier.
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5

Exceptional Quality Family Time

  • 5 of 5

I am a single mother of four. I have three teenagers and a six year old and trying to find things to do as a family that suits all of our needs is a task. At this destination I could not have asked for a better time. Our family connected during our stay whether we went out into the middle of the lake to swim, go quarry jumping, a bonfire, turtle hunting, listening to records, or playing games. What a great stay! The cottage was in impeccable condition and very clean. The owners have been very prompt in responding when an email was sent. Honestly, great lifetime memories were made for my family and we will for sure be going back! It was just perfect. Thank you, for allowing my family to enjoy this time together.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at our Cottage, and we are pleased that you found everything in impeccable condition. Sounds like you found the quarries in Red Granite, so you must have had some wonderful summer weather! In case of rain, Red Granite also offers bowling at Lambeaul Lanes; there is also bowling in Wautoma at Dogger's Bar & Lanes. With the wide range of ages you have, you might consider a 30 minute ride north to the Waupaca area, where you can hike or bike trails at Hartman Creek State Park. There are singletrack bike trails ranging from 'easy' to 'most difficult', and the Ice Age Trail passes through the park. One family secret when you go turtle "hunting"...we used to paint our initials on the turtle shell with just a tiny bit of nail polish, then we would see if we caught the same turtle later in the week! Thanks for the kind review, and we look forward to more family memories next summer!
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5

"Mini-moon" at the Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for somewhere to relax for a few days after our wedding. I have been calling this vacation our "Mini-moon" as we intend to go on our honeymoon in January. This cottage was perfect! We had such a wonderful time. The cabin was clean, cozy, and well stocked with everything we needed. It was a bit chilly during our stay, but the wood stove and blankets kept us warm, and we enjoyed the board games and record player. Our dog loved swimming in the lake, and it was so nice she was able to join us. Marcia was very responsive, and quickly answered any questions we had. We cannot wait to come stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to hear you had such a wonderful time at our cottage. Glad the new wood fireplace took the chill off a brisk late summer evening. Glad your dog liked it too--ours has learned to climb the ladder onto the raft! We hope you stay again next year!
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5

Sure to return to this tranquil vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was such an unexpected find! I was thrilled to find such a reasonably priced, lakeside cabin within a couple hours of my home. It exceeded my expectations. The setting was perfect for a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway. I could not ask for more than mornings on the sunlit porch, afternoons on the water, and evenings by the campfire. Visiting from the city, it was such a blessing to gaze at the star-filled skies at night and listen to the sounds of nature. I also loved all of the personal touches - the helpful local guidebook on the kitchen table, all of the cookware and amenities, and the stocked game closet. And I cannot say enough about the helpfulness of the property manager. My calls and emails were always answered promptly, the booking was a breeze, and she was immediately responsive when I called during my visit. I only wish that I might have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you played for the cycle--morning coffee on the porch, swimming in the lake, relaxing by the fire. The night sky really is impressive, especially when roasting marshmallows on the lakeside patio. Thanks for mentioning the guidebook. Everyone in the family loves highlighting their favorite restaurants, golf courses and bike rides.
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Green Bay, WI
5

Week at the cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our week on Emerald Lake exceeded our expectations. The cottage was big enough for our whole family, clean and welcoming. We had a week of great weather too. Hope we can do it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, glad to hear you enjoyed Mt. Morris. We hope that all of the families that stay build strong memories sitting around the campfire, kayaking to the big lake to see the stars or floating on Emerald lake reading a good book. Hope to see you again ~
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Oshkosh
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
The Trading Pos, a rustic log-framed pub & diner
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Waushara Country Club, a beautiful public course.
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 21, runs east/west from Oshkosh to Wautoma.
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
The Trading Post
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Water Skiing on Morris Lake
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Morris Lake, part of a 5 lake chain.
Car: necessary

The Cottage is located in unincorporated Mt. Morris, just 7 miles northeast of Wautoma, Wisconsin. Located 45 miles from Stevens Point, 30 miles from Oshkosh and 64 miles from Wisconsin Dells, the Cottage is centrally located in the beautiful countryside of Waushara County.

Each of the local towns offer special features of rural Americana. Antique shops are plentiful, and are very reasonably priced. There are lots of unique shops, including a local Amish owned store in Wautoma. Nearby Wild Rose has one of the best antique shops in the area - lots of furniture and collectibles.

There are many nearby dining options. Silvercryst offers 'great steaks',just 6 miles away. Moose Inn, is another great choice for a family outing. The towns of Red Granite and Wild Rose offer nearby dining choices - we will provide a detailed listing of recommended locations once you book your vacation.

Wautoma is the place where you can find convenient shopping, less than 15 minutes away. A large Piggly Wiggly, Ace Hardware, Dollar Store, Culvers, Subway, and other well known retailers allow you to stock up. No need to pack the car full of supplies, when you can take a quick trip to town to get what you need!

Golfers won't get bored. Nearby Waushara Country Club is challenging and picturesque. Two Oaks is also located in Wautoma - ranked 3.5 stars - about 8 miles away. The awesome Lawsonia Golf Course is in nearby Green Lake, if you are willing to travel about 45 minutes (30 miles). Lawsonia is ranked 4.5 stars and 15/50 'most fun' public courses. The summer twilight rate, walking is only $30!!!

Waupaca is about 20 minutes away and offers additional dining options, shops, movie theatres, and pubs. The Crystal River offers river trips with family friendly trips, safe with a little bit of challenge.

Oshkosh is about 30 minutes to the east. Oshkosh offers the worlds best Aviation Museum, and hosts the worlds largest air show yearly. Oshkosh also has a spectacular Outlet Mall, just off Hwy 41 - two miles south of Hwy. 21.

Most people find their week filled with the lake and local activities, but if you are determined to take a daytrip, the famous Wisconsin Dells is about 1.25 hours to the southwest. Take a ride on the famous Duck boats, and get a day pass at one of the many world famous water parks. You'll be back at the cottage in time to roast some marshmallows by the lake before you turn in for the night.

Nordic Mountain, located in Mt. Morris, about .75 miles away, offers a wakeboard park. The wakeboard park offers lessons for beginners, and jumps for the experts. Stop by and schedule some time with the local trainers.

If you want to do some power boating/skiing, nearby Marks' marina rents boats by the day or week. Marks' is located in Wautoma, on Hwy. 21, about 15 minutes away.

Stevens Point is also a unique Wisconsin city. Only about 45 minutes to the northwest, Stevens Point has a great brewery tour and other small city attractions.

Berlin is another small, country town that offers local shops and dining. About 20 minutes to the southeast, off Hwy. 59, Berlin is worth a half day to explore.

Red Granite is 5 miles to the southeast has a classic swimming quarry. Originally, a stone quarry for the state rock, it now is filled with clean and cool water - a great place to visit - bring your favorite floatation device.

One of the best aspects of Mt. Morris is its location in central Wisconsin, Waushara county. There are miles and miles of county/country roads that are well maintained and sparsely traveled. Spend time just driving/biking the local roads and seeing America at its rural best.

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Rates & Availability

Mount Morris Cottage Rental Rates

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2017 Prime I
Jun 23 2017 - Jun 29 2017
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3 night minimum stay
$150
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$250
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$1,200
 
 
2017 Prime I
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
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2017 Prime I
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 13 2017
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2017 Prime I
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
2017 Airshow
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,500
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2017 Airshow
Jul 26 2017 - Jul 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
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2017 Post Airshow
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
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2017 Prime II
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 10 2017
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$200
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$275
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$1,500
 
 
2017 Prime I
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 17 2017
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2017 Prime I
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 24 2017
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2017 Prime I
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
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2017 Early Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
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2017 Early Fall
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 14 2017
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2017 Early Fall
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 21 2017
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2017 Early Fall
Sep 22 2017 - Sep 28 2017
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2017 Early Fall
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 5 2017
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2017 Late Fall
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 12 2017
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$125
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2017 Late Fall
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 19 2017
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$125
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2017 Late Fall
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
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$125
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2017 Late Fall
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 2 2017
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My Standard Rate

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$150
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.5%

We will try to be flexible with the scheduling. Send an email and we will work around your calendar. The only dates that are fairly firm are the Prime Summer, weekly, 7 day rental weeks.

The schedule and rates for the 2016 season are currently posted.

Please note that the 9.5% tax includes both the state and local lodging tax fees.

The damage/rental deposit is $200, due at the time of booking. Half of the rental fee is due by May 1. The remainder of the rental fee is due 2 weeks prior to the vacation date. Access information will be provided once the fees are received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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