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Leah Dobkin

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, Japanese, some Chinese

Unique Handmade Log Cabin, Peaceful Lake, Recreation Amenities Galore

63 Reviews
People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cabin in Wisconsin - Buckhorn Lake Cabin

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 11

Buckhorn Lake Cabin is a beautiful, log cabin built by my husband, and surrounded by pine trees and large wrap-around deck with view of Buckhorn Lake, a quiet, no-wake lake. The cabin is officially designated a no-stress zone. The 2,200-foot cabin sleeps 11, and has two full baths. It’s heritage living, but with all the amenities of home including dishwasher, microwave, jacuzzi, stone fireplace, heat, and air conditioning. The perfect place to get reacquainted with family, friends, nature and you. So grab some floats and tubes and jump into the lake, sunbathe, read on the deck, play music and board games in front of the stone fireplace, engage in a ping-pong tournament in the family room, create a great meal and enjoy one another, relax by the fire pit and roast some marshmallows, ice fish, cross country ski or take a walk and look at the stars or the wildlife.

Offically Designated No Stress Zone: The cabin is perfect for a romantic weekend, family gatherings, women’s or men’s get-togethers and spiritual or business retreats. Or come for a solo retreat and stoke-up your batteries. Located one mile from Hatfield, Wisconsin and 11 miles from Black River Falls, Wisconsin, the area looks like the “North Woods,” just closer! The cabin is approximately 2 1/2 hrs. from Minneapolis and Saint Paul, 3 hrs. from Milwaukee, 4 1/2 hrs. from Chicago, 2 hrs. from Madison, 1 hr and 15 minutes from the Dells. One mile away is Lake Arbutus, an 839-acre lake with boat and jet-ski rentals, boat ramps, picnic areas, beaches and playgrounds and an indoor roller skating ring. Discover treasures at the local Flea Market/Craft Show.

Great recreation on site or near by: There are loads of recreational activities available during all four seasons without ever having to get into your car. Just walk out the front door. Buckhorn Lake is across our road and is connected to a canal, linked to other lakes and the Black River. You can canoe, kayak, swim, fish, bike (we have a canoe, two-person kayak and bikes on site) and cross country ski or snowshoe for hours without ever having to get in your car. So throw your car keys away for a while and technology (if you can) and get to know your spouse, family and/or friends or even yourself better.

Don't worry about bad weather: Majestic Pines Casino is nearby, as is a affordable movie theater and antiquing and an affordable fitness center which includes a swimming pool/whirlpool and dry sauna; fitness room ,gymnasium 2 racquetball courts, and a 125 meter suspended walking/running track available. An indoor and outdoor water park is just 1/2 hr away.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leah Dobkin (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English, Japanese, some Chinese

About Leah Dobkin

My husband, with a little help from me, my son and some friends, built our log cabin over a two- year period. We bought the ten-inch logs from a local man who builds log cabins and owns a lumberyard. The logs were harvested from this man’s sustainable forest. We tried to incorporate recycled and reused materials as well as new green products, such as radiant-heat bamboo flooring. We are just starting to rent the cabin. We hope to find vacationers that will respect and appreciate all the hard work that went into creating the log cabin. We are told by family and friends that the place has wonderful karma. I am a writer and over a one-month period, I wrote a book at the cabin, which will be published shortly. My husband renovates old properties and sells or rents them and is an energy auditor.

Leah Dobkin purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Leah Dobkin chose Wisconsin

We bought land here because we wanted a place that we can get to for the weekend that wasn't a long drive, but looked like the North Woods. We have had a camper on the property for a number of years, and have spent wonderful times in the region. We can share information about great hiking trails, where to eat and shop etc. The Black River region is not as well-known as the “North Woods,” but it is closer, less congested and beautiful. My husband loves to come up just to smell the pines and watch the wildlife. We hope you will love the region too!

What makes this cabin unique

There are so many choices of activities to do without getting in your car. It's so nice to drive-up and stay put. We try to keep the place a no electronic zone, although it is not easy. When we do however, we end-up reading more, playing cards and enjoy quiet thinking time, which is often elusive in our busy lives.

Reviews

4.7
based on 63 holidaymaker reviews

Unique Handmade Log Cabin, Peaceful Lake, Recreation Amenities Galore
average rating of 4.714286 based on 63 reviews
5

spring break success

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful 5 day vacation here. Everyone had their own room to sleep in and lots of private space for my college aged son and his friend who came on the train from Minneapolis. We picked them up in Tomah, just 45 minutes from the cabin. We cross country skied from the cabin on 10 inches of fresh snow. A REALLY nice kitchen. Every aspect of the cabin was as described in the website. Beds very comfortable. The cabin was well stocked with board games and books and I loved that there was no TV! Leah was incredibly helpful will all of my questions before and during our stay. We will go back again for spring break and bring more friends next time!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and cozy cabin in the north woods!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and cozy cabin in the north woods. Great for a girlfriends getaway to catch up and relax without kids and hubbies!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Real Family TIme

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a wonderful retreat and includes so much to do without even leaving the property. Its location is good for anyone looking for outdoor activities as well. Our family of 6 gathered around the table and fire instead of a TV which was fantastic and a needed break! Everything is thought out and welcoming. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing get away

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was wonderful everything was clean and well stocked ( pillows, blankets, dishes, activities, ect). Leah was so helpful and easy to work with. The best part of this vacation that it was relaxing and this cabin was accomadating for that. I would definitely recommended this to anyone and it's perfect for groups of 8.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Family getaway weekend

  • 5 of 5

Warm & welcoming, spacious and fun filled. Our family of 11, ages 9 months-60, had a wonderful time enjoying the cabin. The keyboard was my grandson's favorite. He also enjoyed sleeping up in the loft!

The fireplace was cozy and the furniture comfortable. The cabin is filled with books and games and other fun stuff. My granddaughter enjoyed the Lincoln Logs!

Although we did not explore the area, I know how beautiful it is because I live little over an hour from here. My kayak club comes up to the area to kayak Hall's Creek and the Black River. Spectacular beauty and great kayaking!

There is ample parking and everything is well lit. We would definitely come again for a family get together! Leah was extremely accommodating and very prompt with any questions I had. I also felt the price was very reasonable. We plugged the address in our gps and it took us right to the driveway... No problems!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It makes me smile how our cabin has become a center for families of all generations get together and create life long memories. Leah
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5

Warm and cozy cabin ..very relaxing :)

  • 5 of 5

Will be back again. Had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Black River Falls,
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
In Hatfield
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Black River falls
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
I94
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Stones Thow Supper Club
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Bruce Mound, Levis Mound
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Arbutus
Car: necessary

3 Hours from Milwaukee, 4 Hours from Chicago, 2 Hours from Minneapolis, 1hr and 15 mins from the Dells and 2 hrs from Madison There are loads of recreational activities available during all four seasons without ever having to get into your car. On site: Bicycles, water floats and tubes, basket ball hoop, horse shoes, badminton. Kayaking, Canoeing, Boating, Swimming, Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Fishing. Near by: Sailing, Golf, Tennis, Shopping/Antiquing, Sightseeing/Museums, Restaurants, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing, Boating, Water Skiing, Jet Skiing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Windsurfing, Biking, Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Sledding/Tubing, Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Fitness Center/Gym, Racquetball, Basketball Court, Old fashion drive-in movie, Pie shop and Diner, Horseback Riding, River tubing, Apple and Berry picking, Outdoor and indoor water park 1/2 hr away and a swimming pool with water slides 15 minutes away..

Golf: Skyline Golf Club, a public club is 15 minutes away.

Ski: There’s also Bruce Mound Winter Recreation Area which offers snow tubing, snow-boarding and downhill skiing only 15 minutes away and a cross country ski center, with groomed trails ten minutes away. There's also the best mountain bikeing in the state (I am told) at Lewis Mound.

Checkin is 4PM and Checkout is 11AM.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Black River Falls, Central 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
 
Non Holiday
5 Sep 2016 - 17 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£278
for 2 nights
From
£139
From
£159
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Hunting/Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£537
for 3 nights
From
£179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Non Holiday
27 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£278
for 2 nights
From
£139
From
£159
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
16 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£537
for 3 nights
From
£179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Non Holiday
2 Jan 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£278
for 2 nights
From
£139
From
£159
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day 2016
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£537
for 3 nights
From
£179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£954
for 7 nights
£954
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£318
for 2 nights
From
£159
£795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 5.5%

At least one person 25 years of age to rent the cabin. We Accept Pay Pal, or Checks; Dates Available: Year Round. $225/nt during holidays.
On-site three-person canoe for rent. $30 ($31.65 with sales tax) for three day two night visit. $50 ($52.75) for 3-7 night visit.
Two-person kayak for rent. $30 ($31.65) for three day two night visit. $50 ($52.75) for 3-7 night visit. Bikes available for free.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Wisconsin, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • lake ...
  • Lake View
  • mountain ...
  • resort ...
  • river ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • town ...
  • Water View
  • waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Full 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Mexican style tile surrounds the extra deep jetted tub on the first floor. Scented bath beads will put you in a state of beautiful deep relaxation.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Loft with beautiful view of inside the cabin and lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bunkbed with futon on the bottom and single on the top.
  • Plus a living room futon couch next to the fireplace turns into a queen size bed. So enjoy the roaring fire while you fall asleep.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have an extra deep jetted tub large enough for 2 adults. I'm not sure if that is considered a jacuzzi or whirlpool. We also have a stroller, and portable high chair and games and adult and children books galore. There are a few steps to get into the cabin. We have purposefully kept the cabin a no electronic zone to provide an opportunity for both adults and children to have a unique experience. We leave it up to guests if they want to bring anything electronic. There is a portable ipod/CD /tape/radio player and clock radio with a CD player. The cabin is a great place to sing, especially from the loft balcony where you can really belt it out. Musical instruments are great to bring too. We have a keyboard.

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