"From the log cabin to the wind whispering in the trees, Camp Okee-Dokee was a picturesque getaway for my husband, me, and our three golden retrievers. They loved the woods trail (a perfect 1mi jaunt even my pregnant belly and I could waddle along), and went swimming off the dock during our unseasonably warm November stay. The edges of the lake are boggy, but the water was clear. We didn't use the boats, but there were several, along with a shed full of life vests and other water gear. There are hundreds of acres of public forest right across the street for those who want more vigorous hiking or hunting.
The cabin itself was lovely. The furniture was comfortable and plentiful for an extended family. The double-sided gas fireplace was our favorite feature. There are several book cases filled with reading material and DVDs (basic TV is included, but spotty depending on weather), as well as an entire closet full of games and puzzles. The kitchen was well-stocked with pots, pans, dishes, cleaning supplies, and even an assortment of spices. They also have a washer & dryer for guest use. Our Sprint cell phones had a voice signal on the back deck, but no data coverage.
Some notes about dogs: They are welcome here! Max, Kim & Steve's shepherd mix, is extremely friendly and got along great with our retrievers. We let the dogs play off-leash for the most part as the house is set back far from a quiet street, but we did use 30-ft leads and a stake in the lawn after dark. If your dog tends to run into woods with wild excitement, be aware that the neighbor has a barbed wire fence about 10ft into the trees along the side of the yard. They only run into it once. The house is well-equipped to handle dogs of all sizes. The master bedroom has its own door and deck, and there is a mudroom with its own door, which worked well as a staging area to wipe paws and check for ticks. YES, this is Wisconsin and there will be ticks 9 months of the year. Even if you don't normally apply Frontline, etc. you should apply preventative before visiting. Keep in mind that most don't repel ticks, but will kill them if they bite or stay on the fur. Bring a fine-tooth comb and check the dogs' head, ears and belly before allowing them back into the house - even if they only play in the lawn. To prevent any ticks from coming home with you, throw worn clothing and stuffed animals into the dryer before packing. We did this and haven't had any problems."
Guest: Cheryl S.
Date of Stay: November 2016
Review Submitted: November 21, 2016