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Cute and Cozy Log Home - walk to Ephraim!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Private Cabin in wooded location, Close to Attractions

Ephraim cabin description

The Spare Log Cabin is a totally renovated 1930s cabin. We have done our best to preserve the homespun charm and appeal of this delightful cabin by restoring all of the woodwork and furnishing it with many of our family's vintage decorations and art. You will be reminded of a time when families fled the hot city to their northern retreats, not only for the fresh air, rest and relaxation, but to spend quality family time- a true escape!

That said, all upholstered furniture, carpets, beds/bedding, bathrooms and fixtures, kitchen, appliances and wood stove new in 2010!

The Spare Log Cabin was featured in Cabin Life Magazine's October, 2011 issue.

Experience a true Door County vacation and make memories that will last a lifetime!

More Details

Property Manager
Door County Property Management
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Door County Property Management

We now live in St. Louis, Missouri, but Phil is originally from Moberly, Missouri and Alison is from Oyster Bay, New York. Phil practices law in Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. Our family's hobbies include boating, hiking and bicycling. Alison likes to cook, sew and do just about any craft project. Both girls run cross country in high school. Lizzy plays clarinet in the marching band and Perry plays the mandolin. Our family loves Door County more than any place in the world, and spends as much time here as our schedules will allow!

Door County Property Management purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Door County Property Management chose Door County

Ephraim is a wonderful location in Door County because, not only is it beautiful, it is centrally located to everything we like to do! We like our privacy and our cabin is tucked deep in the woods and very quiet. However, everything you need is within a mile or two. We have kept the cabin's rustic charm, but added most modern conveniences.

What makes this cabin unique

The Spare Log Cabin is one of the few remaining mail-order 'kit' cabins in the county. It has been on this property since the 1930s and is the oldest structure on the road. If you look closely, you can see chalk numbers on some of the ceiling timbers.


Ephraim Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed - Full on bottom, Twin on top
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Cute and Cozy Log Home - walk to Ephraim!
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

The Spare

  • 4 of 5

The Spare was a cute, cozy , clean place to stay. Our dog loved it too!

We did not really plan on watching TV but were surprised that only one channel comes in. It was a quiet weekend for us! The kitchen had everything we needed and the beds were very comfortable.

Some suggestions: Would recommend replacing the table fans as only one of three worked. Also there was not a handle on the front door. Finally, wifi was too weak to open a website.

We would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, mo

Love it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, cozy, log cabin surrounded by trees. Very serene, with a fully equipped kitchen. Great for a family or a few friends that want to get away from The city. There is plenty to do, hiking at the close by state parks, shops, restaurants, mini golf, regular golf, the grocery store. If your an ocean lover Lake Michigan resembles the ocean yet without the salt. Make sure to go to Sister Bay State Beach off of Mill Street. Simply Gorgeous. I would come again and again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will Be Back!

  • 5 of 5

What a charming cabin! The setting in the woods is so peaceful yet it is very convenient to all of the activities that Ephraim has to offer. The decor is darling with comfortable furnishings and the assortment of books and games were a nice touch. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, mo

Log cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous log cabin! Everything was spotless upon our arrival. The kitchen is fully equipped making cooking for families a breeze. There were choices of games to play and everything felt comfortable. There are two decks, front and back and your in the middle of the woods. The windows are large, allowing lots of light to filter in, and there are lots of walking trails. This is a great place to renew the spirt. I would gladly come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will not stay again

  • 1 of 5

Between rodent issues and bad communication with the property management company, we did not enjoy our vacation to its fullest. We enjoyed our activities in the area but were very disappointed in our accommodations. Without going into the exhausting details, all I will say is we had to have an exterminator come out to the property and our issues were finally resolved, no fault of our own, 2 days before we left. So I cannot recommend this property nor would I ever stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
83.7 Miles
Green Bay (Austin Straubel International Airport)
Nearest Barpub
2.3 Miles
The Northern Grill
Nearest Ferry
12.7 Miles
Island Clipper Ferry (to Washington Island)
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Peninsula State Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
State Highway 42
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
The Summer Kitchen
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Ephraim Public Beach
Car: recommended

Head to one of the many area beaches, go to the drive-in theater, rent a boat/kayak, take a bike ride, take a hike, take a picnic to Peninsula State Park, go fishing, play board games, go go-carting, play mini-golf, go to Northern Sky Theater (formerly AFT), pick cherries, go bowling, go shopping or go out to eat!


Rates & Availability

Ephraim Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Vacancy
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall Shoulder Season
Aug 21 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Pumpkin Patch/Columbus Weekend
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall Festival Weekend
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

All stays during peak season less than 1 week or overlapping designated turnover day are subject to approval.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund