2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cabin On The Beach
About Mindy Gadke
Shell Lake has been our family destination for over 60 years! It has been our dream to one day own a cabin, and be able to share it with others so they can make memories and have a similar experience to what we have had growing up. We previously rented cabins, as well as stayed at the public campground. This property is family owned, with our family staying in the main house for a large part of the summer, and periodically throughout the school year (though it could be made available to others if the space is needed).
Mindy Gadke purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Mindy Gadke chose Shell Lake
Sixty years ago my grandfather packed up my grandmother and their 4 children to drive north until they found something they loved. When they pulled into town they found a sign for Sandy Beach Resort. That's when he decided that this would be the place. When Sandy Beach Resort came up for sale, he wasn't sure how he could manage a resort in Wisconsin, and run his farm in Iowa. My dad has still carried his dream of one day owning a place on Shell Lake, and found it to be reality this past July. Now not only do we have a place to call home, but we can also share the additional cabin with other families so that they can enjoy it too! The previous owners had searched northwest Wisconsin for a few years to find the perfect vacation home, and this was it. When they decided to sell they wanted someone here who would love it as much as they have. And we do!
What makes this Cabin unique
We purchased this property fully furnished and the previous owners had quite the eye for detail! The beautiful sand castle picture and sea shell/sand dollars/fishing theme definitely reminds you that you are on vacation. It was decorated simply, yet beautifully! Unique pieces perfectly placed throughout. The 12 foot screened in gazebo is lined with white icicle lights for late night board games while the children sleep. Wireless Internet is available should you choose to tap into it, or use this as a getaway and chance to unplug from the rest of the world. My husband has restored the bench next to the cabin so everyone can relax and enjoy the view. The view from the living room is also the view from the master bedroom, so you can roll over and wake up to the sun rising over the lake. Generally you can see 10-12 feet down into the lake, so if you go fish on a rock pile, you can watch the fish and feel them nibbling on your line! That was one highlight when I was little. Our beach is quite shallow, so you can allow your little ones to play in the water in front of you without fear of them getting too deep. To us, this is the perfect home away from home!
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The cabin was perfect for our stay in Shell Lake.and ON Shell Lake.
The perfect beach vacation
We could not have had a better quiet and relaxing beach vacation than this spot on the perfect sandy beach with a gradual incline into a crystal clear lake. My wife and college age daughter had both just completed summer school and needed this break. We were out on the beach every day and Winston made sure we had what we needed to enjoy the lake. For us it was the paddle boards and reading on the beach. The convenience of being able to walk a block and be in town for coffee, ice cream or dinner was ideal. Having said that you should know the cabin offers everything you need to prepare any meal necessary. The beds were great and you cannot get a better or closer view of the lake than from the living room window of this cabin. At night we ventured over to the Potter’s Shed where they have live outdoor music on both Wednesday and Friday night all Summer long. We also enjoyed the fire pit one night on our own and joined Winston the last night to reminisce about summer’s past having grown up myself in the area. The NY Times published an article this week on places to see in Northern Wisconsin and my favorite Drag’s pizza 20 minutes away was mentioned as was the fiberglass made bluegill welcoming visitors to Shell Lake. Thank you Winston and Mindy for a perfect week on, “the” lake. (Ohio State is not yet exclusive in using that word)
Great views of the lake! Enjoyed the gazebo!
Cabin by the water
We enjoyed a quite weekend at the end of the fall season. It is a cute little cabin that is clean and provides all the amenities of home! Close to the water.
Loved the cabin
Stayed at this amazing cabin on beautiful Shell Lake, the view was gorgeous and the cabin clean, cute, and the beds were very comfortable, I would recommend this place to anyone, we had a great time.
Love the cabin and especially the beach!!
We had an amazing stay at the cabin! The cabin is small but clean and the beach and the lake are amazing! Thanks Winston and Mindy!
Annual Sailboat Regatta is beautiful! Held 5 times every summer on Shell Lake. Tube the Namekagon River, ATV/Snowmobiling trails adjacent to property. Rodeo in Spooner 2nd weekend in July. Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward every July/August. Audubon Society nearby with trails. When you are 'up north' you find there is a festival of some kind every weekend almost all summer long! Antiques, wine, and sightseeing galore!