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Ephraim Home Away from Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 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:
August 21, 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ephraim Home Away from Home
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
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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The perfect location for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in the Ephraim home. We have been visiting Ephraim for 30+ years and always admired the log cabin at the top of the hill and were delighted when we were able to rent the home for our family's vacation. The location, amenities and spaciousness was perfect for our size family. The adult children had many memories (Wilson's, the beach, Red Putter) from their own Ephraim vacations and wanted to share them with their children and nephews. Besides participating in family activities, my husband and I found time to play golf and relax. John and Margaret, thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gurnee, IL, USA

Space, location, beauty surrounds

  • 4 of 5

Such a lovely spacious place, only one block slightly uphill from picturesque Ephraim and the water, yet seemingly far away in wooded beauty. We spent much time on the spacious front deck amid the tall cedars. The covered back porch was perfect for rainy days. John and Margaret Maher were gracious and helpful owners. I love this place!

The only reason this is not a 5 star rating is the bathroom situation. Both are very tight. I don't know how that can be rejiggered to get an extra foot or two in each, but it would be worth it.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Appleton, WI

Wonderful home in Ephraim!

  • 5 of 5

We had a girls weekend with eight girls and enjoyed our stay at this home. The cabin was large, spacious and fully equipped. The location is also excellent! Very convenient to everything -- a short drive or a beautiful walk along the water for coffee and ice cream. We would highly recommend this property for your vacation in Door County! We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home in Ephraim!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven really enjoyed our stay at this property! The cabin is very large and everyone had plenty of space. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen fully stocked, everything was very clean - I can't think of anything that was missing, everything was taken care of. The location is also fantastic - a quick walk to Wilson's for ice cream, the old Post Office restaurant for a fish boil (or any other meal), the public beach, or any of the nice shops in Ephraim. Although the cabin is only a block away from the "main drag" in town, it felt further away because it is tucked away in a large wooded lot that provided a lot of privacy - we felt the location was the perfect combination of privacy and close proximity to the attractions in town. The cabin also was a great combination of feeling rustic, yet modern, with wi-fi and multiple flat screen TVs. We would highly recommend this property for your vacation in Door County!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Greg. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again! John
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Well cared for in a perfect middle-spot for Door County

  • 5 of 5

Our entire stay was fantastic, from beginning to end. The property has obviously been well taken care of through the years. It's nestled in a wooded hill, in a quiet area with occasional church bells. You also get the occasional hiker/jogger through the neighborhood, and everyone is very friendly.

Accommodations were comfortable - we had 6 travelers, and all beds were comfortable. The shared spaces are wide open and comfortable - and CLEAN! Also, we found a stack of games to play in the laundry-closet.

Bring your groceries! There is a nice kitchen - fridge and all the appliances you need (oven, microwave, etc) - and a fantastic weber coal grill (be sure to bring a starter, just in case - they had one on site for us!).

The owners / management are great communicators - we had the impression that they wanted to make sure we were happy.

Great place - competitive rates - thanks Ephraim Lodge!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 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

Ephraim Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
May 11 2018 - Jun 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 18 2018 - Aug 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Aug 25 2018 - Nov 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

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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