Wild Rose Cottage offers old world charm, modern day conveniences, wonderful views, and a great swimming area. A peaceful lakefront getaway with traditional up-North ambiance. Free Wifi.
Big Hills lake is 133 acres of crystal clear water for full recreation activity. It has no-wake hours in the morning and evening for quiet fishing. The private beach area has 87 feet of firm, sandy frontage which slopes gradually for great swimming. Big Hills is a spring fed lake, providing exceptionally clear water all Summer long.
Guests have complimentary access to the Old Town brand canoe, 2 Pelican brand Summit 100X kayaks, and a 4 person peddle boat. Life jackets are provided for sizes 30 lbs. to adult.
The cottage is light and airy with plenty of windows to bring the outside-in for cross breezes and sounds of the North woods. The original cottage, built in 1926, has been modernized and blends into the great room, built in the 1950s. An open floor plan connects the rooms by doorways, without the traditional hallway. The result is an intimate transition between rooms.
The Great Room features: a grand fire place, gable ceiling, pine-board floors and knotty-pine walls. It is the natural focal point for activity in the cottage.
Amenities include; HDTV with local channels delivered by antenna, a DVD player, and free Wifi with streaming services: Roku, Hulu and Netflix. Family friendly DVD's, books, board games and puzzles are available too.
The bright galley kitchen has modern cabinetry, full size refrigerator, electric range and oven, traditional and Keurig coffee makers, a microwave, toaster, and new cookware. For outdoor cooking, a stainless steel, Weber gas grill is located near the kitchen.
The bathroom features a pedestal sink, tub and shower. A unique Old World feature is the bathrooms' side door for direct access from outside.
Bedrooms in the cottage are spacious. The Window bedroom, with its eight windows, has a queen size bed. The Wood bedroom, with its knotty pine walls, vaulted ceiling and wood floor, has two single beds. There is a full-size sleeper sofa in the Great Room. The cabana has a futon, which folds out to a full size bed, for those needing an extra room.
The dining area, located near the deck, features seating for four, a serving buffet, and small refrigerator for handy access to condiments and beverages.
The wood deck has seating for 8 people, and plenty of room for family gatherings, featuring two patio tables and shade umbrellas. This is a great place to gather anytime of day.
The campfire ring is located near the deck. Outdoor seating, complimentary firewood, marshmallow forks, and a dutch oven are provided.
The rock and mortar pathway to the boathouse and beach is a unique, and charismatic feature. Built approximately 50 years ago, its constructed with the stones left by glaciers during the ice age.
The boathouse features two distinct activity areas. On top is the cabana featuring large glass and screened windows, sun shades, a coffee table, comfortable seating. A small refrigerator to keep beverages cold and handy during hot afternoons. For cool evenings, a space heater keeps the cabana comfortable. It's the perfect location for kids to hang out during the day, and a great evening retreat for adults. Located beneath the cabana in the boat house is additional shady seating, and a place to store beach toys. The two kayaks and peddle boat, paddles and life jackets are available at the boathouse.
The property is about 1 acre in size, offering views of the lake framed by trees. At the entrance to the property is a glacial kettle (a large depression in the land formed by glaciers) which provides a natural separation with a long private driveway. An additional 20 acres of forested land behind the property provides additional tranquility.
Large Mouth Bass, Walleye, Northern, and Pan fish are common and offer anglers plenty of action. Fly fisherman will enjoy the nearby Willow Creek and Pine River fisheries, with their Class 1 trout streams and more than 2,000 acres of public land access. Willow Creek is only 5 minutes away.
Here’s a sampling of the many activities in the area, (with estimated travel times):
• The Wisconsin DNR Fish Hatchery in Wild Rose - 15 min.
• Hiking at the many nearby county and state parks - 3 to 30 min.
• Antique dealers in Red Granite, Wild Rose, Wautoma, & Waupaca - 15 to 30 min.
• Crystal River Canoe Trips in Waupaca - 30 min.
• Mountain Biking and Wake Park at Nordic Mountain in Mt. Morris - 5 min.
• Clear Water Harbor in Waupaca (home of Chief Waupaca Sternwheeler) - 30 min.
• Waupaca Chain Skiers – Ski Show in Waupaca - 30 min.
A Cottage Guide Book is provided for additional information about the area, as well as instructions for “where, what, when, and how” at the cabin.
Special Note: We invite you to enjoy the cottage with respect for the property, and the peace and privacy of our neighbors. The cottage offers a great opportunity to reconnect with family and recharge.
The property address is W5547 Hillcrest Blvd., Wild Rose, WI 54984.
Licensed as a Hotel-Tourist Rooming House by the Tri-County Consortia in Waushara County.