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Otter Haven, Sleeps 2-12, Restored Prairie Along a National Scenic Riverway

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Last updated: 08/03/2016

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to Otter Haven, 200 acres of original and restored prairie (started in 1975) of Wisconsin’s native fauna and flora, as well as a restful retreat for guests escaping the daily grind. Whether you’d like to stroll through the low meadow grasses and wildflowers, or wander about the oak Savannah, take a leisurely tube down the Namekagon River, or fish the spring-fed ponds, we’re confident the natural charm will beset you. You might then pull out an old sketchpad, or paints, or bring along your photography skills. Perhaps you’d prefer the classic canoe, outdoor fire-pit, and s’mores, or rather an old-fashioned exploration of new knolls, islands, and wooded trails. If you’re inquisitive enough, and still enough, you’ll find our other regular residents: Deer and Heron, Otter and Beaver, Raven, Fox, Eagle, and Squirrel. Each trail offers its own discoveries and delights - like a traditional Native American Earth Lodge on one of our 5 islands, or a riverview outcropping of 6 oak trees perfectly situated to watch the river flow. So, wander as you will, you never know what you'll find.

For your vacationing comfort, we present our Guest House. A stroll along the sidewalk above the pond will bring you to the main entrance: the Great Room (30'x30'). The 14' vaulted ceiling angles over a space fit for dining, dancing, reading, and simply resting. The elegant dining room preens in the sunlight from a wall of south facing windows, overlooking the spring fed pond complex with 5 small islands. French doors open to the south, allowing one out onto the deck. The Great Room also contours a study corner, an upraised reading and resting area in the opposite corner, and a social sofa space gathered around the 4th corner's fireplace. These sleeper sofas don a night cap just as easily to offer a perfect slumber party space.

A few steps down from the Great Room, through a set of double doors, enter into the Kitchen (15'x18'): a galley-style space painted a peaceful underwater blue with sandy colored tile. New electric appliances (large refrigerator and electric stove) and custom-made countertop built from the tamarack and black ash of Otter Haven, offer a comfortable place to prepare meals.

Follow the tiles into the Bathroom (10'x15') to an elegantly tiled shower with opposing shower heads. The same serene blue splashes about the walls, over a simple single vanity, and back out to an alternate exit of the kitchen: the Master Bedroom.

A few steps up from the kitchen, you will find a queen-sized bed basking in the southern sunlight of a picture window. The window's view captures the expanse of the front pond. Glance away from the window, to the western wall, and you'll find a sleeper sofa available for a day's loafing, while across the room a reading area rests in the breeze of windows open to the east. The Master Bedroom also claims a private entrance and deck that wraps around its eastern and southern sides. Above the Master Bedroom, you will find the perfect sleeping, reading, or relaxing hideaway in the Loft (15'x15'). Pads and beds make it great for midday snoozers. Just ask a ladder for assistance.

For the quietest night's sleep, choose the Lower Bedroom (12'x16'), just off from the eastern side of the bathroom, or down from the Master Bedroom. This room nestles into the earth, yet allows the sun to peek in through an upper window for a soft "Good-Morning".

Whichever room you use or choose, we're confident Otter Haven will host with comfort and charm, offering many an opportunity for playful exploration, or simple rest. Feel free to call 715-645-2853 for further details or interests. Know that we will return your online inquiry with a phone call to address your questions in person.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/03/2016

Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We are able and willing to accommodate....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Upper Bedroom: 1 queen

    This south facing room catches each day's unique sky-scape. ...moreless

  • Lower Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    This lower bedroom opens into the Seashore Shower....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Seashore Shower: toilet, shower

    Tiled shower with opposing shower heads....moreless

  • The bathroom offers a luxurious tiled shower with opposing shower heads, a lavatory, single-sink vanity, and ample storage space stocked with towels, sheets, additional blankets, and paper products....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A brief ecological tour and/or historical presentation are available by arrangement. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An extensive library of natural history and Native American legend and lore....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    The National Fishing Hall of Fame, housed in the belly of a giant Musky, is located in the center of Hayward - 12 miles from Otter Haven. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Surrounded by national parkland, including a national forest, Otter Haven offers 100 acres of original and restored prairie through which the National Scenic Riverway: the Namekagon River flows....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Located less than 12 miles west of Hayward, Otter Haven is an ideal location for any Birkebeiner participants....moreless

  • Water View:

    A series of spring-fed ponds surround 5 islands at Otter Haven. The Guest House sits on the shore of the largest of these interconnected ponds....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    A National Wild Scenic Riverway, the Namekagon River, runs through Otter Haven - easily viewed from the shores of our property, or streamed into with tube, canoe, or kayak....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Our dining area, able to seat at least 8, settles in the Great Room beside the living area, and basks in the sunlight of the surrounding windows. ...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Our galley kitchen offers an efficient preparation space, while a spacious Dining area waits to host your meal....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck exits the southern side of the Great Room, a perfect location for grilling meals, catching the sun as it rises or sets, or simply gazing at the spring-fed pond....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks, canoes, and tubes for rent upon request. Putting into the creek and floating down the river to the backside of the estate takes approximately 1 hour. Longer trips are optional....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Multiple fruit trees, berry bushes, and Hazelnut shrubs grow about the property. Feel free to enjoy what you find....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$195
$1,120

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $175
  • Tax Rate 5.5%

Notes:

Cancellation Policy: If a cancellation occurs outside of 30 days of the stay, 100% of the payment, including the damage deposit, will be refunded. If a cancellation occurs within 30 days of the stay, 50% of the lodging payment and the entire damage deposit will be refunded.


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

132 Miles
Nearest Airport
MSP International Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 53
14 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Hayward Beach

Car: Necessary

An array of northwest activities are available for your participation, or local entertainment. Among the most noted: The American Birkebeiner, The Heart of the North Rodeo, LCO's Honor the Earth Pow-Wow, the Lumberjack World Championships, County Fairs, Fishing Tournaments, the Bayfield Apple Festival, and countless others.

 

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/03/2016

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Photos

  • Morning mist rises over Otter Haven,

    Morning mist rises over Otter Haven,

  • Daylight may beckon to you  through the windows, to breakfast,

    Daylight may beckon to you through the windows, to breakfast,

  • or out the french doors to float in a tube in the pond.

    or out the french doors to float in a tube in the pond.

  • And then to the shower, to rinse off the day's play,

    And then to the shower, to rinse off the day's play,

  • to nap in the cool blue of the lower bedroom, here on the lofted twin bed,

    to nap in the cool blue of the lower bedroom, here on the lofted twin bed,

  • to doze with the queen in the master suite.

    to doze with the queen in the master suite.

  • For you may choose to scout for the Green Heron nestlings,

    For you may choose to scout for the Green Heron nestlings,

  • He'll tell you how many tube, canoe, and kayak, or just fish the River.

    He'll tell you how many tube, canoe, and kayak, or just fish the River.

  • Black-eyed Susan, Grey-headed Coneflower, Flat-top Aster & Gayfeather (Liatris).

    Black-eyed Susan, Grey-headed Coneflower, Flat-top Aster & Gayfeather (Liatris).

  • Will you be able to find the traditional Man Dan Earth Lodge?

    Will you be able to find the traditional Man Dan Earth Lodge?

  • Or the otter who play about in the pond,

    Or the otter who play about in the pond,

  • Our guest, Rhona Neri-Bergman captured this scene during her stay in July.

    Our guest, Rhona Neri-Bergman captured this scene during her stay in July.

  • and lingers on the knoll of the upland prairie.

    and lingers on the knoll of the upland prairie.

  • Or lazy lounging on the sofas by the fireplace,

    Or lazy lounging on the sofas by the fireplace,

  • You may then return for a snack - to the kitchen of course.

    You may then return for a snack - to the kitchen of course.

  • (large enough for two) and slip out the back door

    (large enough for two) and slip out the back door

  • or there on the double, or perhaps up the stairs...

    or there on the double, or perhaps up the stairs...

  • If you go higher still, the lovely loft will let you slumber,

    If you go higher still, the lovely loft will let you slumber,

  • Or be seen by the Cedar Waxwing who scouts for adventurers.

    Or be seen by the Cedar Waxwing who scouts for adventurers.

  • From the river, thru our Oak Savannah, atop the knoll you'll find: the flowers

    From the river, thru our Oak Savannah, atop the knoll you'll find: the flowers

  • Pretty enough for a picture - as many blossoming photographers have found.

    Pretty enough for a picture - as many blossoming photographers have found.

  • On your way back, watch for the doe and her fawn nestling in for the night

    On your way back, watch for the doe and her fawn nestling in for the night

  • Or for the colors Autumn hues the Tamaracks with.

    Or for the colors Autumn hues the Tamaracks with.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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