(Starting May 1, 2017, this property accepts maximum of 6 adults and 4 children)
Come enjoy a stunning, handcrafted log home, situated on well stocked, 63 acre semi-private lake. Although the official description is “cabin”, visitors invariably claim “Cabin? That is no cabin!”
While nestled in a large stand of red pines and birch trees, the girth of the cabin logs outsize the trees surrounding it. Visitors are immediately wooed onto the wrap-around deck providing a great perch to view the 400+ feet of shoreline. When you first enter the home you will be awed by the craftsmanship; from the log work in the 24 ft. high vaulted ceiling, to the local fieldstone fireplace. The antiques and cabin themed décor is just the icing on the cake.
Inside you will find one bedroom on each of the three floors, providing a bit of solitude for each. The basement bedroom is decorated in the manner of old logging camps typical of the area. A handmade, reclaimed barnwood bunk bed is outfitted with new mattresses and can fit adults or children. Also in that room is a full sized sleigh bed. The room adjoins a well-appointed bathroom with a large shower and cozy woodland feel.
The main floor has an Eastern facing bedroom welcoming great sunrises over the lake. A walkout sliding door gives secluded, quiet access to the wrap around deck. The vaulted ceiling and fan, and two extra windows, allow sleeper to control the airflow in a myriad of ways. The bedroom is joined to the second full bath, with a vintage claw footed tub and reclaimed needle work art from area antique stores.
The loft bedroom is accessed by a lovely log stairwell. The view is stunning and the square footage impressive. The ½ bath provides a private place to get ready and for convenient restroom needs.
Besides these bedrooms, there is a hide-a-bed couch in the basement, and plenty of room for an extra air mattress. All together the house sleeps 10 people in beds (or hide-a-beds). Bring your own air mattress and linens if you require more sleeping arrangements. The main living area has plenty of seating (including around the dining table) and extra chairs are scattered around the home for use as well.
The owner can provide lots of ideas of things to do, but the local area supports hunters of all types, fishermen, snowmobilers, hikers, cross country skiers, antique hounds, and people who enjoy central Wisconsin in general. Day trip ideas will be provided in a separate excursion description. The lake is a private lake, but you can launch a boat with 10 hp max engine on a shared access across the lake.
Feel free to bring kayaks, canoes or paddle boats as well. The dock is outfitted with boat bumpers, a bench and a ladder for swimmers.
Please note that the allowance of pets is by owners discretion. Cats are not allowed and number of dogs is open to discussion. Also, pets are not allowed in the lowest level of the house so as to allow for an allergen-free area for sensitive renters.
Other amenities include:
Full kitchen and a plethora of gadgets and serving utensils
Dining room that seats 8, and counter for 4 more
Washer and dryer
Fireplace with instructions for use and firewood for pleasure fires
Large selection of reading materials and games
Patio table and 4 chairs
Long benches that convert to picnic table
Gas Grill and Utensils
Television with conventional antenna (limited # of channels)
Blu Ray player
Stereo system in basement
(note, there is no land line or internet at this time. It may be installed in the future, but for now this is an "unplugged" household.)