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Spacious, Rustic, Beautiful Lodge-15 Acres 600 Ft of Shoreline-Enjoy all year

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Tomahawk - Ellen's Rustic Lodge

Log Home, 5000+ Sq Ft, 2 kitchens, 3 Bedrms plus loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14+)

This rustic, luxury log home is located on the peaceful Spirit River Flowage just 2 miles west of Tomahawk & 2 miles east of the Tomahawk airport. Enjoy peace & serenity on 15 acres with 600 feet of private waterfront paradise! Summertime fun! Complete with 2 Canoes & Row Boat. Winter Wonderland! Snowmobile trails & Cross Country skiing begin on the property. Ice fishing. Downhill skiing nearby at Granite Peak, Camp 10 or North on Hwy 51. Enjoy the warmth by the fireplace. Spectacular views from sunrise to sunset are available any time of the year. 4500+ sq. feet of indoor room to sprawl for privacy, family reunions/multiple families, corporate retreat, church retreat, scrapbook, quilting or design your own retreat. Ask about office chairs and tables available for craft retreats. The cathedral ceiling, cook's kitchen, 2 story field stone fireplace & log interior make an awesome backdrop for the perfect getaway, retreat or Wedding!

This home offers ample space for multi-family groups. The 2nd floor offers one bathroom, 2 bedrooms (one bedroom consists of 2 separate rooms for sleeping) with newer mattresses, 1 loft area with queen bed. There is also a sofa sleeper on main floor. Enjoy the amenities of a fully furnished kitchen with commercial stove, 3 ovens, great room with 2 story field stone fireplace & cathedral ceiling, dining room, mud room, grand piano & 3/4 season wrap porch. The lower level walks out to the waterfront & a fire pit. This area provides it's own full kitchen, bathroom with shower, pool table, 1 large bedroom (with 3 twin beds & 1 Queen Bed - all have newer mattresses), 1 comfy La-Z-Boy sofa-sleeper. Pictures do not reveal the spacious, unique beauty of this home.

The Spirit River Flowage is rather quiet & non-commercial with abundant Forest Crop land. It is possible to boat, paddle, kayak, cross country ski, etc. 7+ miles up the river to the west & 1+ miles to the east! Plenty of wildlife viewing, bald eagles, deer & great fishing! Swimming is good on the property with a small sandy beach. The rest of the shoreline has a variety of grassy, tree lined & rocky terrain. With 600 ft of frontage the level shoreline is a combination of sand, soft ground, rocky or some weeds. Amazing ice fishing location. Bald eagles year round! Astounding view of stars! Snowmobile trails & X Country skiing out your door! Plenty of room to park trailers. Need more space? There is an RV hook-up available for an additional fee.

Room for Horse Trailers & a field for grazing (no fence on the property). Bring your motorcycle & ride the rustic roads of Northern Wisconsin! Or bring your bicycle to cruise the winding roads or bike the Hiawatha trail system for miles!

Quaint downtown shopping area within 2 miles & plenty of restaurants if you desire taking in more than the 15 acres of privacy! This place will refresh your soul all year long!

Taking reservations for 2016-17! Book now for the Holidays! Includes a Christmas Tree from mid-December to early-January!!!

Keywords: Rustic, Waterfront, Log Home, multi-family, family reunion, 2 kitchens, Wedding, Retreat, Lodge, Hunting, Fishing, Crafting, Horses, Biking, motorcycle, Hiking, Quilting, Scrapbook, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoe, relax, acreage, star gazing, boating, quilt, spacious, holiday, roomy, acreage

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About Ellen

I grew up in Tomahawk, moved away, raised a family and returned to my home town. I inherited this home from my dad. This home was designed with large gatherings in mind. Like my dad, I enjoy people and enjoy sharing my home with family & friends and welcoming new friends. I also have my own private apartment in this home. When I am not working I enjoy music, fishing, boating, yard work, cross country skiing, hiking, and being outside. Most of all I love to spend time with family and enjoy travelling to see my kids and grandkids. Of course, they also enjoy coming to visit me, too. My home holds many wonderful memories for my family. The maintenance on this home is huge. When my son & his wife introduced me to VRBO it transformed my vision of this home from burden to blessing and from "for sale" to "for keeps." It's been exciting to upgrade this house and to make this a little piece of heaven on earth for all who gather here.

Ellen purchased this house in 1996

Why Ellen chose Northern Wisconsin

The land has been in the family since the 1960's. The home was built with logs from family property in 1980 by my dad. It is my desire to share this amazing place with others. If you desire to have a retreat or craft event or a wedding there are excellent catering options in the area!

As an artist it is an inspiring place to rejuvenate & be creative. I've had church retreats, quilting retreats, scrapbook retreats, family reunions, weddings & receptions, & much more here. Ample room for multiple families! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or other Holidays.

What makes this house unique

This is an awesome place for multi-family gatherings, craft retreats, corporate or church retreats, & quiet getaways! 15 acres! While the living area can host a party of 100 there is also plenty of personal space for everyone in this large home. And the view is amazing! A soothing retreat from the normal routine of life. Very close to grocery & shopping. Experience your own personal lodge! Create your own craft, corporate or church retreat. Bring tents & have the best of both worlds. Book this home for your wedding rather than a banquet facility for a dreamy setting!


based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Spacious, Rustic, Beautiful Lodge-15 Acres 600 Ft of Shoreline-Enjoy all year
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Great Spot for a Large Diverse Group

  • 5 of 5

We rented out this great cabin for a bachelorette party weekend with about 22 people. The group was mid 20's all the way up to 60's. This cabin offered many different areas to sleep which was nice for people who wanted a quiet night or people who wanted to stay up late! Having two kitchens was also helpful for cooking and storing all of the food/drinks. Everyone really enjoyed the size of the cabin and all the amenities the Ellen had to offer.

The only draw back to this cabin was the water/lake. The shore line was pretty much unswimable. We were there during some really hot days in August and the lake was pretty cruddy to swim in. Some girls took floats out but said it wasn't much better in the middle either. However, there is nothing that the own can do about that!

There are some close by local bars to go to and the town does offer some grocery stores and gas stations. If you forget anything a trip to the store is not far away.

We would all come back and stay again. Ellen was a great host and was able to answer all of our questions. THANKS!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carol W.

  • 5 of 5

Our family needed a place to have a "Pepper Reunion", and we found it in this wonderful cabin just west of Tomahawk, WI. Pepper's wish at her passing was that our family would get together. Ellen's cabin was "perfect" for the variety of ages, from 1 month to 83 years old and it has wonderful usability for large groups (ours was 19+)--yet small group settings are found throughout her cabin and property for games, card playing, boardgames, cribbage boards, pool table, movies (DVD), books and toys. Photo ops abound for group, activity related, and nature pictures (deer, squirrels, bald eagle, geese, cardinals, baltimore orioles, goldfinches, cedar wax wings, and many more). Our family loves music and the piano was played daily. Cooking was a dream with 2 fully equipped kitchens including a professional grill, 6-burner gas stove top and 4 ovens (2 of the 4 convection ovens) upstairs, and a stove/oven combo in the lowest level, with a walk-out option that works perfectly for grilling and eating in or out. We used the canoes and boat and caught one meal of fish. The sleeping options are more than advertised and the lowest level is enough for a family of 5. "Priceless" is the best description for the memories that were reviewed and made during the week at Ellen's cabin! Thank you Ellen, we will never forget our visit to your cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect All-Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family tries to find a central(ish) location each year to get together. Due to family circumstances, Wisconsin won out this year to celebrate Grandma's life. We came from Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, and Wyoming - parents, four siblings, their spouses and children - for a week on the lake in Wisconsin.

It couldn't have been more perfect.

Despite having a full house, we didn't feel at all crowded. The kitchen(s) were a dream for our family whose love language may just be serving delicious meals. The spacious yard and amenities were wonderful for the 7 wild and crazy children. The beds and showers were comfortable. The porches enabled us to have an incredible morning or evening view without the mosquitos. And I indulged a lot in long forgotten piano time, which was just what the doctor ordered.

Ellen was incredibly gracious and responsive to all emails and requests leading up to our trip. During our visit she made herself available as necessary as well.

I absolutely would recommend Ellen's Lodge to anyone. It has all the comforts you could wish for (and more), but in a location that truly feels like you're getting away from it all.

Ellen...thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I planned a last minute get away to Tomahawk and came across Ellen's cabin in the homeaway website. So glad we did! Ellen was great from beginning to end. She answered all of our questions and made herself available at all times. The cabin was awesome! Very spacious and fully equipped. We had a great time outside by the bonfire during the night and during the day we enjoyed the beautiful scenery. I highly recommend this spot as your next getaway!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location, spacious property

  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion included fifteen people aged 8-82. We had plenty of bedding and nice mattresses. Multiple ovens and two refrigerators made cooking easy. All the groceries we needed were available in a medium sized Tomahawk grocery, ten minutes away. Appliances were modern and the cabin layout was family friendly. The younger kids enjoyed making a blanket fort in the loft area, where they could spy on the kitchen and living room activities. The teenagers had space of their own. We enjoyed the piano and guitar, which are unexpected pleasures in a rental cabin. We played pool, ping pong, and card games indoors. There were three large dining areas, easily accommodating kid meals, adult meals, and card games. The large porch was four season with views of the lake. The property is nicely removed from the highway and neighboring properties. We enjoyed campfires in the fire pit and games like soccer and capture the flag in multiple large fields surrounding the house. Three kids caught walleye in the lake and many of us took canoes to observe an eagle's nest nearby. We all had a lovely time and wished we could stay another week.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was incredible. It was extremely spacious and the house was equipped with the essentials and then some to make your vacation very pleasant. The cabin was in very good shape, absolutely no bugs! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone in the area, it is well worth it. Thanks for the incredible experience :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Central Wisconsin - Wausau/Mosinee, Wisconsin
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Inshalla Country Club & Edgewater Country Club
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Snow Skiing - Granite Peak, Wausau, WI
Nearest Point of Interest
Spirit River Flowage
Nearest Point of Interest
Inshalla Country Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Bradley Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Snowmobile Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Brigadoon Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Timm's Hill
Nearest Point of Interest
Harrison Hills ATV/Snowmobile Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
The Windmill Ice Cream Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Charlie's Cheese & Ice Cream Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Bald Eagle's Nest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nelson's Grocery Store, Ben Franklin & Northbay Pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Ramp to Wisconsin River
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike, snowmobile or hike the Hiawatha trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Highway 107 Scenic Drive
Nearest Point of Interest
The Underdown
Nearest Point of Interest
Shop Downtown Tomahawk
Nearest Point of Interest
Rib Mountain & Granite Peak
Nearest Point of Interest
Wausau - City shopping, Grand Theater, sight-seeing
Nearest Point of Interest
Prairie Pines Bulk Food

Plenty of 4 wheeler & snowmobile trails nearby, bicycle trails, hiking, Great motorcycle Riding (ask about garage parking for bikes), nearby Winery, Harley Davidson Plant in town offers tours in the summer, Timm's Hill 20 miles west on Hwy 86 for hiking as well as Harrison area 10 miles east with many more nearby options, Summer-Water Ski Show, Water parks in nearby Minocqua & Wausau, Wildlife zoo in Minocqua (summer), 40 min. to snow skiing at Granite Peak & 90 min. to the U.P.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tomahawk, Northern Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Season
6 Oct 2016 - 17 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Holidays 2016
18 Nov 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
27 Mar 2017 - 14 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Peak Season 2017
15 May 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2017
13 Oct 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £164 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 5.5%

Require $300 Non-refundable down payment with signed contract.
50% due 30 days before arrival.
Balance due 14 days before arrival.
Security Deposit due 14 days before arrival.
Craft retreats available. Rates vary and are charged by group or per person depending on size - Ask about pricing, tables, chairs with rollers, extra lighting

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tomahawk in Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Lower level bathroom
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2-3 - 2 Large Double Bed , This bedroom has 2 rooms with a sliding glass door between
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Loft has privacy drapery to divide room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Spacious lower level bedroom
    Great Room and Porch - 1 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 sofa sleepers and 1 twin bed
  • This home has 3 bedrooms. One of the bedrooms consists of 2 rooms with a sleeping area in each. Throughout the house there are Queen size Beds (5) with newer mattresses, Twin/Single Beds (4) in lower level, (1) Single Bed in upper level, Child Beds (1), Sofa Sleepers (2) in great room and porch
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Plenty of room for parking trailers with turn-around, Snowmobile trails, Private Boat Ramp on site, A/C available in most of house, 15 acres of privacy, 600 ft Waterfront, grand piano in Great Room, 2 canoes, 1 row boat, spectacular view, Bald Eagle nesting nearby, more space for your group than pictures or words can describe! Tomahawk prides itself in providing plenty of outdoor activity as well as an atmosphere for relaxation & refreshment. Make a campfire in the fire pit. (Guest to supply their own campfire wood.) Look at the stars, count the shooting stars, hope for Northern Lights, and that's just a few ideas.

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