About the property
- House1700 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom with attached 2 car garage. Secluded in county park.
Enjoy your stay at a former ranger house. House includes master bedroom with a queen bed, small deck and private one-half bathroom. Second bedroom includes a double bed with ample closet space. The third bedroom has two twin beds, a futon and a large closet. The house sleeps eight in beds with additional space on two regular sofas.
Two full bathrooms recently remodeled to meet the needs of occupants. There is a full kitchen with all appliances, microwave, cookware, dinnerware, and associated cooking utensils. A dining room table that easily seats eight with nearby deck that includes patio furniture and a Weber charcoal grill.
A living room with wood-burning fireplace will take the chill out of winter rentals. The living room has a large screen TV and local cable channels are provided. The basement family room area also boasts an additional large screen TV. Two storage rooms also on the basement floor provide a quiet place to read a book, put together a puzzle or play board games with the family. The basement also includes a newly installed high-efficiency washing machine and dryer.
Wireless high-speed cable internet is provided with excellent reception throughout the house. A fire pit is provided in the backyard along with ample room for backyard activities. Attached two-car garage and parking area offers ample room for cars, trucks and snowmobiles.
The ranger house is located in Sandy Knoll County Park. All of the county park amenities are available to ranger house occupants. Enjoy the small pond and beach area. Many miles of trails are available for all seasons. Children will have fun on both playground areas with one located very near the ranger house.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About Eric Hyde
Washington County Parks Department owns and operates this 267-acre park. The Sandy Knoll Ranger House was constructed in 1975 for the purpose of housing the resident ranger and family.
Eric Hyde purchased this House in 1975
Why Eric Hyde chose West Bend
The long-time resident ranger recently retired making this property available. Washington County hopes that visitors will continue to enjoy the many benefits of staying in the charming house. Use the ranger house as a base camp for hiking, bird watching, skiing, golfing, fishing, geocaching, snowmobiling, or just relaxing in Sandy Knoll County Park.
What makes this House unique
This quaint, secluded ranger house is located on the southern part of a large 267-acre county park. You will enjoy all seasons visiting this gorgeous property. The county park closes (to everyone except ranger house occupants) at 9:00 pm. Enjoy the absolute silence at a backyard campfire or stargazing into the wee hours of the night.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
A fun place to get together!
The Ranger House worked out great for getting together to celebrate our 3 Daughters birthdays and hike the nearby Kettle Morraine State Forest. The big kitchen and open layout of the dining and living areas made eating, playing games and just hanging out ,super easy. The big garage was handy and the fireplace was nice since the weather was a bit chilly. Being in the park seemed remote but having stores a short drive away was very convenient. Would stay again if we come back to the area!
Great property that offered alot more room than we thought it would. Secluded and quiet. Will stay there again and recommend to others.
The property was well kept and very inviting.
Overall it was FANTASTIC!! From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and comfortable. Beautiful property. Totally peaceful. Would highly recommend staying there!! Hope to be back again.
The location is amazing
Everyone had a wonderful time. Nice and relaxing.
Great place for a family getaway.
Very comfortable and cozy house in a wooded county park. All you need is there for a relaxing stay. We were there with friends and teens and we enjoyed our winter getaway of tubing and skiing at nearby Sunburst resort. Plenty of room for whatever you want to do. Spread out or gather together to play games. Lots of fun, We hope to return again.
Great setting. It was quite and peaceful. Had a wonderful outdoor fire. Enjoyed our hikes.
The Sandy Knoll Ranger House is a charming structure located within the picturesque Washington County Park. This is rural property is located in the Washington County Sandy Knoll Park. Rent this house and have it serve as home base for hiking on the trails located within Sandy Knoll. You could also enjoy the many other amenities (playgrounds, beach, basketball court, horseshoes, and ball fields) all offered within the park grounds. Two additional county parks are within five miles of Sandy Knoll. Lizard Mound County Park http://www.co.washington.wi.us/uploads/docs/lizardmap2013-rev.pdf offers a great educational opportunity. Visitors can learn about the 1000 year-old effigy mounds from the impressive Interpretative Center. A hiking trail allows for an up-close visit to these remnants to a prehistoric culture. Leonard J. Yahr County Park has an additional swimming beach on Erler Lake. Excellent for pier fishing, canoeing or kayaking Erler Lake is tranquil and pristine. Enjoy a hike through the wooded area or the beautiful prairie for additional access to nature. Sandy Knoll Ranger House is located on the snowmobile trail for easy access to the state trail system. Check out the large attached garage for convenient storage of snowmobiles and/or vehicles. Two ski and snowboard hills are located within 17 miles of the ranger house. Sunburst in Kewaskum and Little Switzerland in Slinger provide an affordable family-friendly atmosphere. Championship golf courses are located closeby. The Washington County Golf Course is located 17 miles away near Hartford. This course is the number one rated municipal course in Wisconsin. Whistling Straights Golf Course in Sheboygan is 44 miles northeast and is set to host the 2015 PGA Championship. Erin Hills Golf Course near Hartford is 26 miles west of the ranger house. Erin Hills will be the site of the 2017 US Open. Road America located in Elkhart Lake, only 30 miles north of the ranger house. The track is situated on 640 acres in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine and it is located near the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive. Road America has hosted races since September 1955 and currently hosts over 400 events a year.