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Lakeside view. The picnic table and fireplace are waiting for your cookout.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.


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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian, Filipino
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/10/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 21 years of age to make reservation....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Swimmer's paradise--on cottage lakefront and at Retreat beach just steps away. Firepit and spacious patio. Virtually no car traffic on dirt road that circles lake. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Additional fees for pets. Pet owners are reponsible for any damage....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    No smoking indoors. Smoking allowed in outdoor areas only. Properly dispose of butts in garbage receptacles....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Extra 'loft style' single bed above the double bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Toilet with sink. Shower in adjacent room....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: shower

    Shower room includes sink. Toilet & sink in adjacent room....moreless

  • There is a bathroom with a toilet and sink next to the kitchen. There is a separate shower room with sink for cleaning up after your lake swims and before heading into town....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Explore our library, or bring your own tablet reader. The reading is great inside, or on the hammock by the lake....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Game room for playing cards, Monopoly, or Yahtzee. The glassed-in porch overlooks the lake and is a great place to unwind after sunset....moreless

  • Games:

    Several popular board games provided in MBR closet....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Sun rises over nearby Mt. Morris, with shimmering diamonds on the water visible from the bedrooms. Morris Lake, steps away, offers the rich red hues of central-Wisconsin sunsets....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Located on Emerald lake, part of the five-lake Morris chain. Emerald Lake is a 'no wake' lake, great for swimming and floating on the raft. Morris Lake allows skiing. Great fishing, too....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a breakfast table that seats 6, expandable to 8. A game table on glassed-in lakeside porch. Spacious patio includes picnic table that seats 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating:

    Gas wall heater, rarely needed....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Combined dining/living area, which includes a wood burning stove and reclining chair. Great place to knock off that novel--or play cards, chess or board games provided in MBR closet....moreless

  • Parking:

    The driveway easily allows for 3 vehicles. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Cast-iron stove with glass front, backed by field-stone mantle, adds ambience and warmth....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Small Mr. Coffee, with filters in the cabinets....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, pots/pans, flatware....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Galley style kitchen, fully furnished....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Small microwave for heating, re-heating, and making popcorn....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Routine cleaning items, such as dish soap, scrub pads, garbage bags are stocked. If any routine item is missing, let us know....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator. No ice maker, but plenty of trays....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove with four burners....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four-slice toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    A rowboat and paddles included....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lakeside patio, with 8-seat picnic table, chairs and fire pit....moreless

  • Golf:

    The local Waushara Country Club is nearby, picturesque, affordable, and challenging. There are many other nearby options. For world-class golf, Lawsonia CC, Green Lk. is only about 45 minutes away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    A canoe, rowboat, and two kayaks are available for your pleasure....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A Weber grill for lakeside grilling. Watch the kids play king of the raft as you turn the burgers....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearby tennis on Mt. Morris county park--atop the second-tallest point in Wisconsin. Horseshoe pits and playground up there, too. Take a break and enjoy the views....moreless

 

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Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $75
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

Notes:

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.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oshkosh
0.75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Trading Pos, a rustic log-framed pub & diner
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Waushara Country Club, a beautiful public course.
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 21, runs east/west from Oshkosh to Wautoma.
0.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Trading Post
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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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Photos

  • Lakeside view.   The picnic table and fireplace are waiting for your cookout.

    Lakeside view. The picnic table and fireplace are waiting for your cookout.

  • Yahtzee, anybody?

    Yahtzee, anybody?

  • Galley-style kitchen.  Microwave, pots, pans, utensils, flatware provided.

    Galley-style kitchen. Microwave, pots, pans, utensils, flatware provided.

  • Middle room a cozy reading nook. Double bed. Open the shades for morning sun.

    Middle room a cozy reading nook. Double bed. Open the shades for morning sun.

  • Tranquil and serene  15-acre, no- wake Emerald Lake. Connects to ski lake.

    Tranquil and serene 15-acre, no- wake Emerald Lake. Connects to ski lake.

  • Cottage is just steps from our private beach on Morris Lake, a 180-acre lake at the heart of the five-lake Morris chain.

    Cottage is just steps from our private beach on Morris Lake, a 180-acre lake at the heart of the five-lake Morris chain.

  • Restocked recently by state DNR, the lakes are loaded with trophy-quality fish.

    Restocked recently by state DNR, the lakes are loaded with trophy-quality fish.

  • Bike trails on Mt. Morris challenge some of the country's best racers during the Subaru Cup race held at Nordic Mountain resort.

    Bike trails on Mt. Morris challenge some of the country's best racers during the Subaru Cup race held at Nordic Mountain resort.

  • Vistas are as good as the golf at Waushara Country Club, a public course. Fore!

    Vistas are as good as the golf at Waushara Country Club, a public course. Fore!

  • Canoe or tube over gentle rapids on the scenic, wooded Crystal River.

    Canoe or tube over gentle rapids on the scenic, wooded Crystal River.

  • Catch the fall colors-- on the mountain or in the cottage association's Back 40.

    Catch the fall colors-- on the mountain or in the cottage association's Back 40.

  • Roadside view of the cottage.  Please retire the flag before you leave.

    Roadside view of the cottage. Please retire the flag before you leave.

  • Jog down the steps and across the pier for a cannonball splash.

    Jog down the steps and across the pier for a cannonball splash.

  • The wood stove provides warmth and comfort. Dining table expands to seat eight.

    The wood stove provides warmth and comfort. Dining table expands to seat eight.

  • Lake views from Master BR. Queen bed with pillowtop mattress.

    Lake views from Master BR. Queen bed with pillowtop mattress.

  • Upper or lower? Kids love the bunks. Plenty of room for a cot, provided.

    Upper or lower? Kids love the bunks. Plenty of room for a cot, provided.

  • The kayaks are waiting. Glide across the lily pads, and get some exercise, too.

    The kayaks are waiting. Glide across the lily pads, and get some exercise, too.

  • Smooth skiing on Morris Lake. Powerboat rentals, bike rentals,  golfing, marinas, restaurants and shopping available in Wautoma, town of 5,500 people seven miles away.

    Smooth skiing on Morris Lake. Powerboat rentals, bike rentals, golfing, marinas, restaurants and shopping available in Wautoma, town of 5,500 people seven miles away.

  • The 19th-century mill, a short walk away, is now an ice cream and coffee shop. The Trading Post restaurant & bar is  just down the road.

    The 19th-century mill, a short walk away, is now an ice cream and coffee shop. The Trading Post restaurant & bar is just down the road.

  • Wakeboard training at Nordic Mountain resort, just a mile from the cottage.

    Wakeboard training at Nordic Mountain resort, just a mile from the cottage.

  • Take a leap off sheer granite walls into the deep-water quarry of Redgranite.

    Take a leap off sheer granite walls into the deep-water quarry of Redgranite.

  • Just a 40-minute drive away, Oshkosh's AirVenture show and museum are highlights of summer.

    Just a 40-minute drive away, Oshkosh's AirVenture show and museum are highlights of summer.

  • By bike, car or foot,  beauty around the corner on winding country roads.

    By bike, car or foot, beauty around the corner on winding country roads.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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

Mount Morris, Wautoma, WI, USA #512335

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