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Come up North, relax by the firepit on the River.

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chalet in Merrill - River Chalet

Your 5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Oasis Of Solitude On The Wisconsin River

Need a peaceful setting for your vacation? Well here it is with 1.29 acres, 150 feet of Wisconsin River frontage, and a well equipped, large abode to spread out in. Family vacation memories last a life time. Check out the game room with air hockey or a ping pong game (great for those rainy days or the 3 large TVs). Need a quiet moment while cooking up a storm in the well equipped kitchen? Send the kids out to find a real turkey feather or the old traditional snipe hunt? The dock will be in soon and you can enjoy the use of a 3 person canoe or the 2 kayaks.

How about the warm sweet gooeyness of a campfire marshmallow or just caught fish on the grill? The large yard can be used for most any type of outside games. Or, if you just want to relax, picture your self in the hammock with a good book or just a nap.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Kelly and Jane
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016

About Kelly and Jane

A Wi farm girl and a yopper who love the water & live further down stream want to share a slice of heaven. We have 7 grown kids between us & a granddaughter. Traveling is our passion and we've used VRBO so we thought sharing a place in central WI would be great.

Kelly and Jane purchased this chalet in 2015

Why Kelly and Jane chose Wisconsin

Being on the Wisconsin River is awesome for kayaking/canoeing and fishing with 1.3 acres to spread out with solitude. We could even hook you up with a guide for muskie fishing. Granite Peak is close, lots of festivals in Wausau like Rib Fest are fun (check out the balloon rally in our photo). The house is expansive, able to hold your large group yet intimate gatherings can be had due to all the different rooms.

What makes this chalet unique

We are located between the Trappe and Pine rivers which flow into the Wisconsin river. They each have some nice whitewater sections minutes away from your vacation rental! 20 Min. to Granite Peak for skiing, drive way just off of snowmobile trail, on the Wisconsin River with this section known for great MUSKIE hunting, river perfect for kayaking / canoeing ( 2 recreational kayaks for your use or a 3 person canoe). Get that 'up north' experience with a fire pit and solitude. Also, a visit to my nearby Apiary could be arranged for a unique, educational, & FREE honeybee experience!


based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Come up North, relax by the firepit on the River.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Great property, very pleased with our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great property for our weekend getaway. Lots of beds to accommodate a large group, big backyard for yard games, and riverfront for a little bit of fishing. The owners were great about answering any questions we had about our stay. Got a lot of use out of the ping pong table too!! We would definitely consider staying here again if we were looking in the Wausau area!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, quiet and relaxing setting.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and well maintained property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, large home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 8 people doing a 4-day bike trip in the area. The house is very large with 3 different living room settings in which to gather. The kitchen area was very well stocked and a dining area in which we could all eat at the table. Several people in our group took advantage of the kayaks and being on the river. We built a fire in the fire pit during an evening. Spacious lawn space was used for lawn games. Kelly checked in to see if everything was going well with our stay. We all gave it a 5-star rating.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location & property!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with 3 other couples & everyone loved everything about the property. Location was great, as well as property being well taken care of & clean. Wish we could've stayed longer to enjoy the kayaks & canoe. If we travel back to this area we would definitely see if this property were available to stay.

Thanks for everything :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were all very impressed

  • 5 of 5

Set in northern central Wisconsin on the Wisconsin River and nestled in towering pines and a smattering of birch and maple this River Chalet is a quiet gem. The northern rustic appointments with three sitting rooms, fireplaces, large bedrooms, and an extremely well supplied kitchen made our stay memorable. The teens enjoyed the game room and a few adults too. The fire ring was great. A lot of wood for burning, solid lawn chairs and a very sturdy picnic table made our fireside chats comfortable. Seating for up to 12 was no problem.

We also enjoyed the convenience of WiFi, and HiDef Cable Television on large screen TV's in bedrooms and the sitting rooms. The area is a boon for birdwatchers with full bird feeders sitting right outside the large picture windows. We were impressed with the special amenities, like shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in all the showers. Plush towels and above all how clean the whole house was. Definitely worth the value and then some.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a large group! Works for toddlers, a rare and cozy find!

  • 5 of 5

Renting the river chalet was a great experience from day one. With timely responses from the owners to a well stocked kitchen it made for a hassle free relaxed getaway. We had 6 couples with 3 toddlers and two babies. There was plenty of space in two of the bedrooms for two pack n plays. Two other bedrooms had space for one pack n play or a toddler travel bed. With three living rooms we could put the kids down and talk without fear of waking them. Here is my advice if traveling with toddlers. The fire pit is fairly far away from the house so I recommend baby monitors. The dining room is carpeted so we put down towels, next time I'll bring a mat. Also there are two very open staircases. We brought one baby gate for the steps to the basement but the steps leading up stairs are not able to be gated going up. We had someone sit on them when we were in that living room and we had no problems. There were not a lot of little trinkets or fragile decor to remove which was nice. Huge back yard to run was fun but the river current was too fast without easy in and out so we wouldn't take the kids in til they are older and a few of us weren't as pregnant. It's hard to find a place that works well for adults but is accommodating for the little ones, but this is it. We finally found the place we can come back to year after year even as our families continue to grow!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Merrill or Brokaw Corners
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Trapp River Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Merrill Or Brokaw Corners
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Granite Peak Ski Area
Car: necessary

Dells of the Eau Claire River 27 min. away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Merrill, Central Wisconsin

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18 Nov 2016 - 20 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £102 + Tax
Covers damage up to $500 £25 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Merrill, USA

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 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
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double sinks, main floor
    Bathroom #2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , basement 3/4 bath
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , sink, upstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large main floor bdrm with view of river and a TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large walkout basement bdrm with view of river and a TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , also upstairs
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming

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