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

Bedrooms 3
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Log Home, 5000+ Sq Ft, 2 kitchens, 4 Bedrooms plus loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

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

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Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2018

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 to host large gatherings of family & friends. 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. It does not interfere with your vacation space. 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 Tomahawk

The land has been in the family since the 1960's. The home was built with hand cut 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! You can create a soothing retreat from the normal routine of life or provide a large arena for food, fun, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, biking, games, campfires and making great memories! 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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tomahawk in Bradley

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 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
    Common Areas - 1 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 sofa sleepers and 1 twin bed
  • This spacious home has 3-4 bedrooms. One of the bedrooms consists of 2 rooms with a sleeping area in each. Throughout the house there are 4 Queen size Beds with newer mattresses, 1 Full size bed, Twin/Single Beds (4) in lower level, (1) Single Bed in upper level, Child Beds (1), Sofa Sleepers (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • 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, 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 those are just a few ideas. There are 2 boat launch ramps within a mile of the property.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Fantastic Family Reunioin

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly what our family needed. We had spent the previous 10 or so reunions at resorts, hotels, destinations, etc. where the family is in separate rooms doing their own things only to come together for a short dinner and drinks typically in a rented meeting room. The problem was that we really weren't spending quality time with each others families that we don't see that often. Ellen's home was big enough to sleep half of our group and to have plenty of space for our whole group to enjoy themselves together throughout the day. The property is absolutely beautiful and Ellen couldn't have been more accommodating!! Our family of over 30 people overwhelmingly voted this reunion as our best one yet due to the atmosphere it created for 3 different generations of our family to truly interact with each other. I highly recommend this property for anyone looking to spend time together at a place that has plenty of indoor space, a beautiful property on the water that can handle just about any group size, and convenient access to the water (the two canoes available from Ellen were great as well)!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to have your family at my home! I'm thrilled that your family had a lot of quality time together and that you found my home to be very accommodating for your reunion. Your family took really good care of my home & I would definitely welcome you anytime! Thanks for the awesome review.
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The place was great for our family snowmobile adventure!

  • 5 of 5

We had a tremendous time with more than enough room, bathrooms and beds for the 11 of us who stayed here. Greatroom was a super place where we would congregate for cocktails and munchies after a day on the trails. The trails in the area were snirty, but that was this year. Appreciated the opportunity to stay here and be all together. The boys wished they had their ice fishing equipment for some nighttime fishing.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredbile property and the owner is so accommodating and helpful! I would recommend 100%

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding of 70 people at this property and the entire event was incredible! Ellen was so helpful and accommodation throughout the entire process! She went above and beyond to make our special everything we hoped for. All of our guests commented on how gorgeous the property is and how perfect it was for the event. There was lots of open spaces for the tent and yard games and plenty of room in the house for all of our wedding party! The house was fully furnished with everything we could possibly need during our stay. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us, Ellen! We could not have asked for a better location!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a joy to work with guests to make their stay or event the best it could be! Great communication and an enthusiastic approach help me prepare for their stay. This home was designed by my dad with the intent to welcome large groups of family and friends. My passion is to walk in his footsteps filling this amazing cabin with warm hospitality and a genuine interest in those who find their way to my home on the Spirit River.
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  • 5 of 5

A group of 12 of my friends got together for a bachelor party and the host, and the property, were perfect for what we wanted. The pictures do not do this property justice because it is so amazing. Ellen was very easy to work with and gave us directions on what to do if something were to happen. There were local golf courses and places for food nearby if you feel like leaving the house. Highly recommend this property for any outing!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 27-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 15-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • 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, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 14 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
15 May 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2018
9 Oct 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Holidays 2017
14 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 9 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £357.15
Cleaning Fee £142.86 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

Owner prefers to issue contract to guest and communicate directly with guest.
This option requires the following terms:
$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 - Contact owner for special event pricing along with use of tables, chairs with rollers, extra lighting, banquets, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Ask Owner a Question

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