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Big Sissabagama Retreat Class A Musky Lake Year Round Rental

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chalet in Stone Lake - Big Siss Retreat

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Private seculsion! Enjoy the beautiful view off the screened in front porch. Listen to the loons calling to each other. Watch the bald eagles nest in the tall tamaracks in the yard.

This log sided home is nestled down a private dead end road. Enjoy the chalet style large rooms with cozy fireplace. This large 4 bedroom home has enough room for the entire family. Large open concept kitchen with all the amenities. Covered wrap around deck for grilling. This unique property is very close to atv trails, hiking and cross country ski trails.

You can snowmobile from your front yard. This is truly as secluded as you will ever find. Enjoy watching the humming birds from the large glass windows. Have a evening bon fire in the custom fire pit in the yard. The great room offers an extra large flat screen tv with direct tv and sports channels.

We also have wifi. We also have Wii game system. We have a landline with free long distance to keep in contact with the world.

Enjoy fishing in this crysal clear class A musky lake. Big Sissabagama lake is 890 acres and is crystal clear all year. You can catch huge crappies, blue gils, small and large mouth bass and trophy musky. Big Siss has a wonderful sandbar to boat to. Great for small children to swim and play. There is also an exclusive popular restaurant on the lake with a great Friday fish fry.

Stonelake is only 4 miles up the road and features a charming wine martini bar, antique shops and walking trails. Stonelake also hosts the annual Cranberry Fest the first Saturday in October which is grown to be huge. You are very close to Hayward which features canoing down the Namakogen river and many other activiites. Hayward also has the very famous Birkie, Musky Fest and the world championship Lumberjacks.

You will love staying in this rustic yet beautiful getaway. The rustic up north decor will greet you. Enjoy your fresh coffee in the morning on the porch and watch all the wildlife.

Keywords: Rustic log sided retreat. Secluded peaceful and beautiful

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Lisa or Paul Parkos
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2016

About Lisa or Paul Parkos

We are a married couple that loves the northwoods. We love the beautiful scenery of Wisconsin. We own and operate a near by restaurant.

Lisa or Paul Parkos purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Lisa or Paul Parkos chose Northern Wisconsin

We choice this area because of the beautiful scenery and the activities. You will never be bored living or staying here. The rustic beauty of the log sided home with the Tamarac trees in the front yard is great.

What makes this chalet unique

This rustic but modern log sided cabin is equiped with all the every day amenities you desire. Watch direct tv on a 55' LED tv while cooking a gourment meal in the open concept kitchen. We offer direct tv with all the sports channels. Wi fi. Wii entertainment system. Sit out on the screened in 3 season porch and enjoy the evening with no bugs while relaxing with a nice breeze. Big Sissabagama has a wonderful crystal clear sand bar you can boat to. There is also a very popular restaurant on the lake to enjoy Friday nite fish fry. Big Siss is a class A Musky lake and it is well know for its great fishing. Take a short drive to the town of Birchwood and enjoy a wonderful pizza or salad at Pauls Pizza Den. Take a peaceful walk down the gravel road and listen to the birds and nature.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Big Sissabagama Retreat Class A Musky Lake Year Round Rental
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Fun in the Northwoods

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week here in late June. We had 4 adults and 3 kids age 17, 15, and 5. We had a wonderful time. The house met our needs beautifully. We had good fishing, good hiking/exploring and it's an easy trip into Hayward. We brought yard games such as bags & badminton and had fires most nights. The fish cleaning station in the garage was great. The fishing was a highlight. We rented a canoe & brought kayaks & a fishing boat to complete our fun.

The owners were easy to contact & the neighbors were helpful. A huge storm blew in 5 minutes after half our party arrived. The other half arrived during the storm. There were downed trees (this is where the neighbors came in) across the road that had to be sawed/moved before we could all get TO the cabin. We were without power off & on for a couple days (along with a lot of the area). We still had a great time. We were able to get a generator from the owners so we could run the fridge & charge our phones.

The house was large enough to suit all our needs & give us together time or time apart as needed. We cooked, BBQ'd and ate out. The screen porch was a huge asset & there were great lake breezes. We would suggest bringing measuring spoons & measuring cups if you plan to do any scratch cooking. Almost everything else was there.

We thoroughly enjoyed the loons, ospreys, bald eagles, herons & otters. We even saw a bear in the neighborhood!

Our only complaint with the cabin would be that the listing hasn't been updated recently. There is no longer a sandy beach area as shown in the pictures. That area is now over grown & the area right along the dock is not a spot we were comfortable using for swimming due to the bottom, grasses & water lilys. The dock/boardwalk access needs to be raised so that shallow wading is not required to reach the shore. We bought rubber boots & it was no longer an issue of wet feet. We're sure some of it was from the rain but it also appears the lake level has risen and the board walk has settled since the listing was made.

We'd be at 5 Stars except for the discrepancy between the listed beach & the reality of it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear: Renters Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We value your opinion and need your thoughts so we can strive to maintain a quality rental. We are so pleased that you had a good time even with the crazy weather. We are in the process of getting a storm package of supplies to be used in case this happens again. We also are going to stock the kitchen up with some measuring items as you suggested. We have had more than our fair share of rain this year. I know it has created some issues, such as the walk way flooding in are area. We are planning on raising this up and solving this, but we need to have the water level recede a bit first. The lake is also up several feet and it has over took the sandy area we had in the past. The lake is usually not so high. We have owned this property for 12 years and this is the highest water levels ever. We thank you so much for your stay at our cabin and will try to improve all the issues we can.
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Oronoco, MN

Nice quality rental

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time, and the place was nicer than the pictures show. Plenty of space, quiet peaceful surroundings, and well equipped for our needs.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had an incredible weeklong getaway at the cabin. The fishing on the lake was very good and we enjoyed a number of fish fry's. Kids loved playing in the paddleboat, catching frogs and turtles and fishing from the dock when we werent in the boat tubing or swimming. The large play areas in the yard was great for the kids football games, whiffle ball and badminton.

We loved the cabin, decks, hot tub, furnishings, space etc, and hope to return again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, MN

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

I just visited Big Sissabagama Retreat on Labor Day weekend and we enjoyed it very much. As another reviewer mentioned, the property is even better than the pictures. It was beautifully decorated and very clean. We enjoyed the hot tub, the big screen tv and of course the screened porch. We also enjoyed the chipmunk that lives under the steps leading down to the dock and if you're lucky, you may get a visit from the neighborhood lab. He came to the door wagging hit tail and waiting to be invited in. We enjoyed walks in the woods, the local Red Schoolhouse Winery, taking the fishing boat on the lake, and exploring the local shops. Thanks so much for letting us stay at your lovely property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

This property was to die for. There was so much room for our entire party (there was 8 of us) with room to spare. The furnishings were top notch as was the amenities that Paul and Lisa provided.

I spent a lot of time in the screened in porch. It was nice and quiet in there. Every kitchen utensil you could imagine was there. The only thing we needed to bring with us was our personal toiletries and food.

The pictures that are shown do not do it enough justice. It was just so beautiful. It is on a nice, quiet dead-end road.

Lisa was available whenever we had a question. We even at at their restaurant in Birchwood. They had excellent pizza and staff.

My family would highly recommend this property to anyone looking at staying on a Musky lake near Hayward, WI. While we were there, we were not able to raise any large northern or musky, but we did come away with a bunch of largemouth bass. If you have kids, they can even fish off of the dock. There was a bunch of little fish around there!

Thank you Paul and Lisa!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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waukon IA


  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing Paul and Lisa do a great job to make sure that your stay goes great. This home is very very clean we stayed 10 days and still was not ready to come home. The fishing was great and the beds in the home were so comfortable. So many things to do the view each day takes your breath away you never get tired of it the chipmunks playing in the yard and all the wildlife. This is the best vacation home we have ever stayed in and hope to return next year. I would recommend this home to anyone looking you wont be dissappointed

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Mpls./St. Paul
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Hayward Golf and Tennis
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Stonelake freight only
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 70
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Pine Ridge by car or boat
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Cristy Mountain in Bruce
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Blueberry Point Sandbar on lake
Car: recommended

This property is directly on the lake. You can fish or hop on your boat and head over to the beautiful sand bar located on the lake. Get hungry while on the lake, stop over to the beautiful Pine Ridge restaurant right on the lake. The property has access to hiking/cross country trails very close, including the snowshoe trail. Snowmobile to the trail directly from the front yard. Trails are groomed and beautiful. Four wheeling trails are very close also. Outdoor fire pit for evening fires, please bring your own wood. Cross country ski and snow shoe right out the front door!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Stone Lake, Northern Wisconsin

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 5.5%

Damage deposit must be a valid credit card kept on file.
I prefer groups of around 8. No party groups or New Yrs parties. The rental rate is $1950 for up to 8 guests. Any additional guests will be an extra $100 each per week plus tax. Birkie weekend is special rate.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Stone Lake in Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2244 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • One bathroom on main level and one in lower level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large king size log bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , two single twins log beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , queen bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , queen bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 Murphy Bed , 1 full futon, 1 single couch pull out & double twin trundle
  • King size beds (1) Master has new bed on large log bed. Master has tv with dvd player. Master features a walk out patio door to beautiful screened in patio area., Queen size Beds (2) Two large bedrooms each with a comfy newer queen mattress., Twin or Single Beds (2) Large bedroom with two single log beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch bed folds out to single bed. One large futon which folds down to sleep queen bed., Murphy Beds (2) One murphy bed which pulls out to sleep two seperatly.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Large back yard for parking. Purified drinking water system. Total privacy. Close to Snowmobile trail and four wheel trail. Close to cross country ski and hiking trails. Lake view from almost every room. Central air. You can have an outdoor fire in the fire ring, please bring your own wood. Bring outdoor games to play in the large front yard such as volleyball, football, and bean bags!

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