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Ephraim Home Away from Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful log cabin tucked away in beautiful Ephraim

In the heart of Ephraim sits the Ephraim Lodge, a 100 year old, unique family home that gives you the unexpected privacy of a large wooded lot in the center of town.

A short walk to morning coffee, the shops, galleries and Wilson's. Located one block from beautiful Eagle harbor which boasts the most beautiful sunsets in Door County.

The house has three bedrooms plus a bunk room and two and a half baths.

Two outdoor living areas including a beautiful covered flagstone patio. The front porch has seating for 6 around a rectangular shaped wood table.

The house has three TV's including a 55 inch flat screen in the family room along with wireless internet.

Three masonry fireplaces including one in the master bedroom.

Central location and beautifully appointed throughout makes for a wonderful location for every family vacation.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Mahers

We live in Madison Wisconsin and have been vacationing in Door County for over thirty years. Our three girls have grown to love spending time in Ephraim.

Mahers purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Mahers chose Door County

100 year old log cabin that has been lovingly restored

The convenience of an in town location along with the privacy of woods to the north and the school house museum to the south.


Ephraim Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No cutting on butcher block tops in kitchen
  • Do not use hearth on porch
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Outdoor Powder room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Connected to MBR
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bunk room - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Day Bed with Trundle
  • All linens provided
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Ephraim Home Away from Home
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

This house is cozy and well kept. Lots of room outside and in. Well stocked with the necessities. The location is great too. Very close to Ephraim and all the other adorable communities. Only wish there was a fire pit out back.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Working on the fire put for 2018!
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The Maher's home is so beautiful and very welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great trip in door county. The Maher's home is so perfectly located, charming clean and comfortable. There were 8 of us there and it was very roomy. Margaret was so helpful with suggestions on restaurants and activities, we had a great time. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downers Grove, Illinois

5 minutes to restaurants, shops and lakefront!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at the cottage. The location is perfect--just a 5 minute walk down to the main road, including the famous Wilson's restaurant/ice cream shop, yet it is still very quiet and peaceful at the cottage. All the character and charm of an old cabin yet beautifully rennovated. The downstairs living space is huge. The bathrooms are small but we found them manageable. Owners were easy to work with, and as it's their own house where they stay sometimes, it is clean, well kept up, and fully stocked with anything you might need, even the kitchen utensils, which we used a couple of times to cook dinner. This was our third annual trip to Door County and was our best lodging choice yet!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect setting for our family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Had to make a quick change of vacation plans with Hurricane Irma bearing down on our original destination in Hilton Head and the Ephraim house really turned lemons into lemonade! The 6 of us "almost" felt guilty nestled in this great home with so much character. We enjoyed the quiet setting off the main street but still an easy walk to the water, shopping and eats. Ephraim is a short drive north or south to many more towns and we explored them all, especially since the weather was spectacular. This was our second visit to Door County and should we pass this way again we'd stay here for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Another Great Visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this home - and it was just as terrific as we remembered it. We had multiple generations sharing the home, and it worked great for everyone. The house is so well maintained and cozy. The location is also great - close to coffee shops, ice cream, restaurants, and the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thiensville, Wisconsin, USA

Lovely Home / Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay at this beautiful home. It offers the perfect combination of rustic character and modern amenities. I've stayed at larger homes that feel smaller than this beautiful home, but the Ephraim Lodge is very spacious, light and airy. The deck is so awesome! Can't think of anything I didn't like about it, except that we had to leave.

I ditto all the other review comments except regarding the bathrooms. We (spanning 3 generations from kids to seniors) of all shapes and sizes did not have a problem with the bathrooms.

Thank you so much Margaret and John!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Ephraim Airport
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Peninsula State Park
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Chefs Hat
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

No smoking and no pets please

Owner'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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