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Northwoods Ambiance, Beautiful Views, and Crystal Clear Waters

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 full bath, cottage & boathouse w/ cabana on full recreational lake.

Wild Rose Cottage offers old world charm, modern day conveniences, wonderful views, and a private beach. A peaceful lakefront getaway with traditional up-North ambiance. Free Wifi.

Big Hills lake is 133 acres of crystal clear water for full recreation activity. It has no-wake hours in the morning and evening for quiet fishing. The private beach has 87 feet of firm, sandy frontage which slopes gradually into the spring fed lake for great swimming.

The cottage is light and airy with plenty of windows to bring the outside-in for cross breezes and sounds of the North woods. The original cottage, built in 1926, has been modernized and blends into the great room, built in the 1950s. An open floor plan connects the rooms by doorways, without the traditional hallway. The result is an intimate transition between rooms.

The Great Room features: a grand fire place, gable ceiling, pine-board floors and knotty-pine walls. It is the natural focal point for activity in the cottage.

Amenities include; HDTV with local channels delivered by antenna, a DVD player, and free Wifi fast enough to stream movies. Family friendly DVD's, books, board games and puzzles are available too.

The bright galley kitchen has modern cabinetry, full size refrigerator, electric range and oven, traditional and Keurig coffee makers, a microwave, toaster, and new cookware. For outdoor cooking, a stainless steel, Weber gas grill is located near the kitchen.

The bathroom features a pedestal sink, tub and shower. A unique Old World feature is the bathrooms' side door for direct access from outside.

Bedrooms in the cottage are spacious. The Window bedroom, with its eight windows, has a queen size bed. The Wood bedroom, with its knotty pine walls, vaulted ceiling and wood floor, has two single beds. There is a full-size sleeper sofa in the Great Room. The cabana has a futon, which folds out to a full size bed, for those needing an extra room.

The dining area, located near the deck, features seating for four, a serving buffet, and small refrigerator for handy access to condiments and beverages.

The wood deck has seating for 8 people, and plenty of room for family gatherings, featuring two patio tables and shade umbrellas. This is a great place to gather anytime of day.

The campfire ring is located near the deck. Outdoor seating, complimentary firewood, marshmallow forks, and a dutch oven are provided.

The rock and mortar pathway to the boathouse and beach is a unique, and charismatic feature. Built approximately 50 years ago, its constructed with the stones left by glaciers during the ice age.

The boathouse features two distinct activity areas. On top is the cabana featuring large glass and screened windows, sun shades, a coffee table, comfortable seating. A small refrigerator to keep beverages cold and handy during hot afternoons. For cool evenings, a space heater keeps the cabana comfortable. It's the perfect location for kids to hang out during the day, and a great evening retreat for adults. Located beneath the cabana in the boat house is additional shady seating, and a place to store beach toys.

Guests have complimentary access to the Old Town brand canoe, 2 Pelican brand Summit 100X kayaks, and a 4 person paddle boat. Life jackets are available for sizes 30 lbs. to adult.

The property is about 1 acre in size, offering views of the lake framed by trees. At the entrance to the property is a glacial kettle (a large depression in the land formed by glaciers) which provides a natural separation with a long private driveway. An additional 20 acres of forested land behind the property provides additional tranquility.

Large Mouth Bass, Walleye, Northern, and Pan fish are common and offer anglers plenty of action. Fly fisherman will enjoy the nearby Willow Creek and Pine River fisheries, with their Class 1 trout streams and more than 2,000 acres of public land access. Willow Creek is only 5 minutes away.

Here’s a sampling of the many activities in the area, (with estimated travel times):

• The Wisconsin DNR Fish Hatchery in Wild Rose - 15 min.

• Hiking at the many nearby county and state parks - 3 to 30 min.

• Horseback Riding at Luwisomo Riding Stable in Wild Rose - 2 min.

• Antique dealers in Red Granite, Wild Rose, Wautoma, & Waupaca - 15 to 30 min.

• Crystal River Canoe Trips in Waupaca - 30 min.

• Mountain Biking and Wake Park at Nordic Mountain in Mt. Morris - 5 min.

• Clear Water Harbor in Waupaca (home of Chief Waupaca Sternwheeler) - 30 min.

• Waupaca Chain Skiers – Ski Show in Waupaca - 30 min.

A Cottage Guide Book is provided for additional information about the area, as well as instructions for “where, what, when, and how” at the cabin.

Special Note: We invite you to enjoy the cottage with respect for the property, and the peace and privacy of our neighbors. The cottage offers a great opportunity to reconnect with family and recharge.

The property address is W5547 Hillcrest Blvd., Wild Rose, WI 54984.

Licensed as a Hotel-Tourist Rooming House by the Tri-County Consortia in Waushara County.

More Details

Stephen Beaver
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Stephen Beaver

We live in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, just an hour and forty-five minutes away.

Stephen Beaver purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Stephen Beaver chose Wild Rose

Our family has been vacationing in the Wild Rose area for many years. Visiting Wild Rose is like going way up-North, with plenty of forest woodlands, lakes, and streams; and it's still pretty close to our home. We finally decided to find a place we could call our Summer home. After looking at many alternatives, we found our cottage on Big Hills Lake -- a peaceful and beautiful location, with a well maintained cottage, where we could spend quality time with family knowing that all the details are covered and in place for fun. We invite you to make our cottage your vacation home too!

What makes this cottage unique

The floor plan reflects the heritage of the property. The original 100 year old cabin integrates with a great room built in the 1950's. The result is a quaint and very comfortable cottage for everyone. Located on top of a hill overlooking the lake, there is a reliable cool breeze to keep temperatures comfortable with great framed views of the lake. The many windows allow nature to be visibly present in the cottage at all times.

An activity area exists for each member of the family, and their interests. Solitude can be found in the charming and peaceful cottage, while plenty of fun in the sun is available around the boathouse. There are complimentary boats in the boathouse, and various beach toys for children (along with a couple of ready to use fishing rods) to enjoy on the lake. Nearby destinations offer activities to keep the most avid explorers and sports enthusiasts engaged. The ambiance of the lake cottage, its crystal clear waters, and plenty of activities make it a wonderful place for a Summer vacation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wild Rose in Mount Morris

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Pedestal Sink, Tub and Shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The 'Wood' Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Great Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The rattan sofa in the Great Room has a queen sized mattress
    Boathouse Bedroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The futon in the boathouse cabana is a full sized bed.
    The 'Window' Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • We have a queen size bed, and two twin size beds that will accommodate four people in separate bedrooms. (Conventional beds for 4 people) For 2 more people, there are the following two choices: 1) The rattan sofa in the Great Room folds out into queen size sleeper with a padded coil mattress. Bedding for the sleeper is stored in the great room's main closet. Or, 2) The boathouse cabana has a futon that folds out to a full sized mattress. There is bedding for the futon stored in the cabana. The cabana also has a space heater and mini-refrigerator. No AC in the cabana. (The cabana is a truly wonderful place to spend the night while staying at the lake.)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Northwoods Ambiance, Beautiful Views, and Crystal Clear Waters
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Great property on a very clean lake.

  • 5 of 5

Nice cabin with all the necessary amenities. Fishing and swimming from pier was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful views. Cozy cabin. Very relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabin was very cute !!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect get away ! Very quiet and relaxing. The Cabin was very clean and the living room was awesome !!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cabin that is furnished beautifully. And it has lots of attention to detail for creature comforts. Be aware that the stairs are somewhat steep but perfectly doable. As one other person noted, don't forget towels and the rest is perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our vacation here. The cottage is clean and well-equipped and we all had so much fun in the lake. Thanks for a great week! We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to hosting your family again in the future!
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Nice and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cabin as a week long family getaway. My kids loved it! The boat house is nice and clean along with the cabin. We enjoyed the board games when it was raining out along with the nice collection of books. Overall this was a great place to relax and be with family.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Trading Post in Mt. Morris (Facebook)
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Waushara Country Club, http://www.wausharacountryc
Nearest Motorway
County Highway H
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Red Fox of Wild Rose
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Nordic Mountain,
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £377.5

To confirm the reservation, we require a deposit and completed rental agreement. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The refundable damage deposit includes a $400 property damage deposit, and a $100 cleaning fee deposit. The property damage and cleaning fee deposits will be happily refunded to guests who return the cottage to move-in condition. Please feel free to request a copy of our rental agreement prior to making a deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.