Enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming in our clear lake, private natural setting!
About Becky Cram
Our family has been enjoying Johns Lake for decades. Our grandparents (pictured here) built the house, and we have celebrated family reunions, wedding, Fourth of July fireworks, Christmases, birthdays, and made many other happy memories here over the years. We are grateful to be able to make our own little piece of Wisconsin heaven available for other families to share. We look forward to welcoming you to our special place and hope you will enjoy making your own memories here!
Becky Cram purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1988
Why Becky Cram chose Wautoma
Birch Bay Retreat is the perfect place for your private retreat, family gathering, or group of friends. Set on a secluded lakefront property and surrounded by wildlife, the lake provides great fishing and fun water sports such as skiing, tubing, and jet skiing. We provide everything you need for the perfect vacation at the lake. Birch Bay is also close to several delightful small towns with shopping, good restaurants, and great ice cream!
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Birch Bay Retreat property is more private and more spacious than most other lake rentals you will find nearby, and has beautiful views of the lake, grounds, and the prairie wildflower garden from nearly every room. A private fire pit is available for evening campfires, and a propane grill is available on the porch for summer barbeques. Johns Lake is beautifully clear and stocked with fish, perfect for swimming, fishing, and boating. Canoes are available for you to use at no cost, and a pontoon boat is available for a small additional fee. We do our best to accommodate our guests' needs and to make sure that there is a place for everyone at Birch Bay Retreat. To accommodate multi-generational family groups, a playpen and infant table seat, and a shower chair, are available upon request. While the kitchen is fully-equipped with dishes and cookware and provides everything you'll need to whip up a great meal, there are also many great restaurants in the area where you can enjoy a traditional Wisconsin "supper club" or Friday night fish fry. If you plan your vacation timing right, you can participate in one of the wonderful local festivals that the local towns hold throughout the summer and get a taste of area culture at its best!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Playpen and infant table seat available on requestPlaypen and infant table seat available on request
Pets allowed - Dogs permitted; a $50.00 per pet/per stay applies.Dogs permitted; a $50.00 per pet/per stay applies.
Parties/events allowed - Parties/events allowed up to a max. of 30 people.Parties/events allowed up to a max. of 30 people.
No smoking - Smoking not allowed home, porche, decks or boats. Smoking not allowed home, porche, decks or boats.
Max guests: 18 - Additional charge for more than 14 guests.Additional charge for more than 14 guests.
- There is no daily housekeeping service. To keep rates low, linens (bedsheets and pillow cases) and towels are not included; please bring your own.
- Parking is limited, please inquire if you have questions about parking needs.
- Only septic-safe toilet paper (provided) may be used. Damage caused by flushing feminine products or other objects may be charged to guests.
Very nice place, definitely would go back!
Fun place, nice little lake!
Our rental worked wonderful for our family. We really enjoyed our time. Thank you for being so easy to work with and sharing your home with us.
Great big house on a beautiful lakefront yard!
Our stay was perfect. The house was big enough for all our adult children and parents too. We enjoyed a Bon Fire by the lake and the kids had fun out on the frozen lake. Would love to come back in the summer for a stay!
Lovely place to have a family gathering. We spent the weekend here to celebrate our family Christmas. Beautiful view and spacious spot to all be together!
Located in Central Wisconsin, Johns Lake offers a wide variety of natural beauty and fun activities throughout the year. In the summer, take advantage of our pontoon boat to enjoy the lake (usage fee applies). Many guests enjoy fishing in the lake, which is stocked with fish every year.
There are wonderful festivals in each of the nearby towns & one of the best Wisconsin County Fairs is held in Wautoma at the end of August. Enjoy hiking, rafting, great antiquing, winery tours, and flea markets nearby.
There's something for everyone & nearly all tastes!