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River Ridge Cabin, Private, Cozy And On Water

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, 6 Sleeps

This secluded retreat is located on 40 acres between Amherst and Waupaca Wisconsin. Private and on the water it is sure to help you build special memories. The home is log constructed with covered porches, open concept floor plan and loft. Located just a few feet from the Tomorrow River, a premier trout stream, its quiet location set back from one of Wisconsin’s Rustic Roads will make you feel like you are million miles away from the hustle bustle of the world.

With 2 comfortable bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, loft with a full and twin sized bed and a full-sized hide-a-bed it can easily sleep 6 guests. The kitchen is equipped for full meals and more. Amenities include coffee maker, microwave, full-sized fridge and toaster. A full sized dining table can seat everyone. There is a sitting area just off the dining room for reading and visiting with family and friends. The living room is adjacent with seating for 6. Off the living room enjoy a beautiful covered deck overlooking the river. This cozy one-bath home has a first floor shower/bath combo and a nearby full laundry. Linens and towels are provided for our guests.

Enjoy hiking, swimming, nature walks, rafting, kayaking, and fishing on this spacious property. The stretch of river just behind the cabin has a nice ambling way about it, making it great for young children and relaxing in the cool spring-fed waters. The large front and back yards make the property perfect for outside games and activities. The front of the property features a large naturalized meadow. In the evening enjoy a private bonfire at the fire-pit which overlooks the river . A game closet, Wi-fi, and full-sized TV with basic cable are also provided.

Outside you will find a picnic table, lawn chairs (6), grill and fire pit (wood provided, please do not bring your own due to Emerald Ash Bore concerns).

River Ridge Cabin is located less than five miles outside the Village of Amherst and 8 miles from Lake Emily Park. Lake Emily Park offers a boat launch (fishing and water sports), hiking trails, beach, and picnic areas. It is 10 miles away from Standing Rocks Park, also great for hiking, cross country & downhill skiing depending on the season. It is 45 minutes from the Fox River Mall in Appleton, WI and 20 minutes from UW-Stevens Point.

Nearby attractions include several micro-breweries (Central Waters, Oso's, Yak and Point Brewery), a micro-distillery (Great Northern), the Waupaca Chain o’ Lakes, the Iola Old Car Show, Experimental Air Craft Association Fly-in, Midwest Renewable Energy Fair, UW –Stevens Point, Iola Winter Carnival, The World’s Largest Trivia Contest and the Waupaca Art Festival. There are miles of near-by trails with the Tomorrow River Trail, Green Circle Trail and marked snow-mobile trails in winter.

For an additional fee, an RV or camper can also be accommodated on the property.

Pets are accepted for an additional $30/pet.

Please note that walking trails are closed September through December. This is for the safety of both guests and hunters who share the property.

More Details

Property Manager
Sara Franson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

River Ridge Cabin, Private, Cozy And On Water
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful for a relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very cozy and perfectly equipped for a nice few days of relaxation, reading and also very close to standing rock where you can ski, snowshoe and enjoy outdoor activities.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic, secluded, a nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days at the river cabin and enjoyed it very much. Cabin is comfortable and described accurately in the listing.

The river is never more than waist deep and frequently much shallower - if you are looking to swim a good option is Sunset Lake about 9 or 10 miles away. There is also a "swimming hole" at the Keener dam nearby, but it is pretty small.

We enjoyed using the gas grill and also taking the cabin-supplied "growler" over to a local brewery to have it filled for only $8.

We had everything we needed - went to the local grocer at the beginning of our trip and cooked every meal ourselves.

Look forward to returning sometime.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and secluded retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the River Ridge cabin. It is set back on a private parcel that welcomes you with nature at every turn.

Each day we had a visit from a doe with her fawn in tow. For birders, it is must see. We had a flurry of avian activity and many daily visits from chickadees, cardinals, nuthatches, wrens, hummingbirds, robins, catbirds, goldfinches, a coopers hawk, herons, ducks, and a variety of woodpeckers.

The pier and access to the Tomorrow River were a highlight for our children and they spent hours each day tubing down the river or hunting for crayfish. The walking trails provided a nice way to enjoy our morning cup of coffee.

The cabin was fully stocked with any needed amenity and offered plenty of room for our family of six.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

This property is great for a small gathering. The location is quiet and just perfect for a relaxing vacation. We enjoyed the river, the weather, the games, and the deck with lots of wildlife. We would rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peacefully secluded cabin

  • 5 of 5

We totally fell in love with this cabin, both inside and out! Well kept and roomy for all of us. The covered deck was a welcome every day. Enjoyed watching all the birds come to eat at the feeders! Held bonn fires every night and so close to Waupaca and Hartman Creek State Park for fun during the day! Can't wait to come back next summer. Owners were terrific; always there to help with anything we needed! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful & cozy cabin on the river.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It was very special to us to get away and the cabin was just stunning. When we arrived we were greated with a warm welcome. It was very beautiful in the morning hours watching the various humming birds, canaries, it was like a bird sanctuary. Spending time down by the river was great we did some fishing, hiking through the trails. Evenings were so much fun relaxing around the campfire every night. The cabin offers that peace & tranquility you are looking for, and you will not be disappointed. This cabin comes fully stocked with just about everything you could possibly need. Very clean accommodations, comfortable beds and spacious throughtout the cabin. All you have to do is just pack your personal belongings and provide your own meals. This cabin will provide you with the rest.This was a perfect romantic anniversary getaway and hope to return again in the near future. Thank you Sara Franson & family for making our stay a memorable one!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Central Waters Brewery
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Sentry World Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Highway 10
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Ambrosia's Pub and Grill
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Granite Peak
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Lake Emily County Park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Amherst Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day, 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4, 2017
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Iola Old Car Show, 2017
Jul 6 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day, 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

Please note that River Ridge Cabin uses “seasonal rating” where certain seasons or weekends are priced differently. This is reflected in VRBO/Homeaway’s "average nightly rate" displayed on the listing. This is a setting that controls and River Ridge Cabin has no input into the calculation and display. The same is true for the service fee that charges; River Ridge Cabin has no input on or control over that fee. Please review your quote carefully to understand how the total due was calculated. If you do not agree with the amount due or the terms stated, please do not proceed and notify us that you wish to cancel your reservation. As per the refund policy stated on the listing, we will happily refund any monies already paid. There are many other housing options available to you either on or via local hoteliers. We are sure you can find a better match to your needs. Finally, rates are subject to change until your booking has been accepted by River Ridge Cabin.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amherst Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - full and twin sized bed and a full-sized hide-a-bed
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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