Porcupine Cottage- Large private House in Laona, Wisconsin
A one of a kind Northwoods vacation home on the shores of a private and secluded spring-fed lake and surrounded by 100‘s of untouched acres of tranquil forest. Porcupine Cottage offers you and your guests all the amenities imaginable on the doorstep of the Nicolet National Forest.
This Laona, Wisconsin vacation home was newly built in 2006. Located on 468 acre Birch Lake, this property sits on a secluded wooded site 100 feet from the shore of Forest County’s most pristine lakes and benefits from 1000 feet of private shoreline. All three stories of this seven bedroom, four bathroom home overlook the lake and the tranquil forest. This charming house, inside and out, is made for wood harvested in local forests. Stunning wood floors and warm wood panelling create a luxurious and cozy atmosphere while offering a degree of comfort and beauty rarely found in this region of the Northwoods.
Two main focal points make up the core of the house: the large living room with hand carved oak floors, log ceiling beams, windows on three sides and an imposing wood burning stone fireplace and 2) a very large and luxurious eat-in kitchen which comfortably seats 12-14 around a long and rustic table designed by the owner and produced in a local mill. Overlooking the lake is a stylish and elegant screened in porch including another dining table that seats 8. A master bedroom suite on the main level is compromised of a large room with views on the lake, a dressing room, his and hers pedestal sinks, a claw foot tub, a separate toilet room, and a study. The lower lever has both a large bunk and small room for kids. Some amenities include state of the art bathrooms, sub-zero and Viking kitchen appliances, a wine cellar, sauna and outdoor shower. A dock with space for several water craft and lounge chairs is within steps of the screened in porch. (Boat rental by separate agreement with owner). Additionally, Porcupine Cottage is located within a short driving distance form the local golf course, grocery shopping and sporting good suppliers.
The Nicolet National / Chequamegon National Forest is resplendent with wildlife and is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Birch Lake itself is home to both the Bald Eagle and the Loon. Anglers can expect to catch Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye in Birch Lake. The stillness and mirror like quality of the lake on most days makes it the perfect place for both experienced and novice water skiers. Use of a motorized 13 foot Boston Whaler can be arranged by separate negotiation.
In the winter, Porcupine Cottage is also just off the snowmobile trail system which offers hundreds of miles of groomed trails. Cross Country skiers will be hard pressed to not hear a pin drop during the still of the snow covered forest trails surrounding the house.
Whether you are looking for an action packed vacation, an office retreat, or simply a place to escape with friends and family and enjoy nature, Porcupine Cottage is the vacation home for you.
Porcupine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities
Floor Area: 5300 sq. ft.
Location Type: Lakefront
Theme: Nature retreat. Luxury. Adventure. Romantic. Family
Historic Stone Fireplace
Linen and towels provided
Dishes & Utensils
Dining Area seating for 12 people
Porch Dining seating for 8 People (Summer only)
4 Full Bathrooms/1 half bath
Lower Level - Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Main Level - Master Bathroom and Dressing - tub, toilet , shower
Main Level - Half bath - toilet
Upper Level - Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
Upper Level - Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub shower
Lower Level - Bunk Room sleeps 4
Lower Level - Bunk room sleeps 2
Main Level - Master Bedroom - 1 king
Upper Level - Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Upper Level - Bedroom 3 - 2 singles
Upper Level - Bedroom 4 - 2 singles
Upper Level - Bedroom 5 - 2 singles
Satellite / Cable
Boat Dock w/Lounge Chairs and seating area
Attractions: wildlife, natural lake setting.
Local Services & Businesses:
Sports & Adventure Activities:
Water skiing (waterskis provided)
Cross country skiing
Canoeing (canoe provided)
White water canoeing
Cross country skiing
Tennis (by separate arrangement)
Nearest Airport: Rhinelander/Oneida County airport RHI with connections on Delta through MSP