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Log Home Lodge On Bluff Overlooking Mississippi River 115 Acres Estate

People20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

6 BR 5 bath Fully furnished and equipped log lodge accommodates 20-22 guests.

[Please review NOTES for special dates and charges in the RATES SECTION...sorry but we do not host weddings]

Sit on the deck and watch Bald Eagles circle the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Trails and hiking on property and fishing at your fingertips! Hike or ride the many trails through the properties gorgeous ravines and woods.

Surrounded by hiking, biking, ATV trails, hunting, fishing and Wisconsin's only National Scenic Great River Road.

Great Room and loft look out over the bluffs through 2 story windows. Central fireplace provides cozy gathering space. Lower level has a separate wet bar area.

4 Bedroom w/ private baths, 2 bedrooms share a bath and pull out couches in loft and lower level provide extra sleeping space.

Master bedroom has unique log furniture w/ whirlpool tub and separate shower, 1st floor bedroom has 2 double beds and bathroom; 1 loft bedroom has alcove w/ 2 extra beds and crib and bath, another w/ 2 bunk beds and bath. Lower level 2 bedrooms w/ queen beds.

Kitchen has all stainless steel appliances w/ 4 bar stools. Large dining area table.

Nestled in 115 acres, the home overlooks the Mississippi River providing spectacular views and a stunning setting for eating or drinks on the wrap around front deck.

Sit and enjoy the day reading or watching the sun set (or rise!)

If it's activity you want, there's plenty to do on the estate or nearby.

Hike the property or bring your ATV's to ride the many local trails.... there's even a small waterfall to hike to!

We are located in the town of Potosi, which hosts the National Brewery Museum at the restored 1852 Potosi Brewery .

There is a launch site for boats either at the Potosi 'Point' landing or Grant River Recreation Area 2 miles south of Potosi.

THE LODGE LAYOUT:

LOWER LEVEL

2 bedrooms, one w/ queen beds; one w/ 2 double beds; windows in both rooms look out to the Mississippi

Common full bath (shower) on lower level.

Also on lower level a pull out couch for additional guests.

Wet bar

Sauna

FIRST LEVEL

Master bedroom w/ queen bed, couch, chair, TV and DVD player

Private bathroom w/ whirlpool tub

2nd bedroom w/ queen bed and private bath/shower

Great room w/ fireplace, couches, chairs, dining table

Large foyer w/ coat racks/shelves

Kitchen w/ SS appliances, cook top w/ built in exhaust, fully stocked w/ all utensils and dinnerware

Powder Room off foyer

UPPER LEVEL

2 bedrooms

1 bedroom w/ 2 bunk beds and 2 double beds; bathroom/shower shared w/ loft

1 bedroom w/ queen bed, crib

Ensuite private bath/shower

Loft (overlooking Great Room) w/ couches (one fold out for extra guests), tables, chairs, flat screen TV

Hunting allowed in season.

Laundry on premises.

More Details

Owner
Mark Devens
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Mark Devens

Mark & Noreen met and married while Mark started to build the home.

After enjoying it for many years with their extended families they decided to open it to vacationers.

Mark is a native Chicagoan & Noreen is originally from Whiting Indiana. They make their home in Lombard IL. and still vacation at The Lodge.

Mark Devens purchased this lodge in 2000

Why Mark Devens chose Potosi

The home was designed and built by Mark...Mark and 2 others placed the logs and various contractors and family helped finish it.

It was designed to capture the spectacular vistas of the Great River...The Mississippi.

With 115 acres and many trails guests will have ample opportunity for outdoor activities or simply enjoying the vistas.

What makes this lodge unique

The view is priceless.

The serenity of the surrounding woods and the comfort of the home will melt away stress. There are abundant trails and wildlife to enjoy. Take a family hike, pitch some horseshoes or bean bags....sit around the large fire and make memories. Room enough to gather families...and privacy enough to make it special. Everything you'll need for a special vacation is provided.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Potosi in Grant County

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • There is a powder room off the foyer/Great Room.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Has couch, chair, tables w/ ensuite bath, whirlpool, shower
    Lower Level Southwest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Window faces Mississippi
    Main level - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 queen bed w/ ensuite full bath
    Upper Level Bunkroom - 2 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , Bathroom w/ shower just outside bedroom
    Upper Level Bali Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Queen bed w/ crib and ensuite bath and shower
    Lower Level Bedroom - 2 Double Bed , Windows face the Mississippi
  • Lower level bedrooms share a full bathrroom (shower) common to the lower level. The Bunk Bedroom uses the bathroom just outside it's door shared w/ the loft. All other bedrooms have ensuite bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(62 traveller reviews)

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Log Home Lodge On Bluff Overlooking Mississippi River 115 Acres Estate
average rating of 4.983871 based on 62 reviews
5

Beautiful home and gorgeous setting.

  • 5 of 5

We rented the lodge for a working retreat for our leadership team of 11 men and women. The house had everything we needed to prepare and share meals together, spaces to gather and "talk shop" as well as have fun playing the games in the lower level or sitting around the camp fire. It was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing, relaxing, and WOW!

  • 5 of 5

Mark was so very easy to work with and answered all of my questions in a timely fashion. When we arrived, we met with Michelle, who gave us a pleasant tour of the home and gave us ideas of what to do in town. The house was amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. Very well kept, the view is out of this world. Our group of 14 had more than enough room and space to move about the property. We will stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tanya; Thanks so much for your review ; Noreen and I are glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay...we hope to have you back! Mark
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River falls wi
5

Simply wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for your hospitality, it was a great place for my family to be together.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous Property Overlooking the Mississippi Riv

  • 5 of 5

I think the best way to write this review is by categories, so I'm writing a few comments below.

Pre-Arrival: I had prompt responses from the owners of the property, who answered every question I had and went above and beyond with their recommendations. They clearly care about their home and their renters and so that our stays are wonderful. Loved that they even decorated the house for Christmas! It made it extra special for us.

Arrival: Upon arrival, I was greeted by the manager of the property, who showed us around, told us some interesting facts about the home and showed us where things were in the house. She was extremely pleasant to deal with and then went completely out of her way to try to get me a contact case when I forgot mine at home. People in this town are absolutely wonderful.

The House: Spectacular property with stunning views. Even in frigid conditions, the house remained wonderfully warm. It was great fun hanging out by the central fireplace. Plenty of room for our big family, awesome big kitchen. The decor in the property is awesome too. You can tell that the owners have traveled to many different places. Since our family lived in Nigeria for a number of years, we enjoyed some of the African pieces a lot. There's a lot to do in the house itself and there are a lot of places to explore on the property. My son and I took a walk in the woods and it was just a lot of fun listening to the noises and following tracks.

Potosi: The town was adorable. We went there for Christmas and to spend our parents' 50th anniversary all together for a week. It was just the perfect place to celebrate. The brewery was cute and had great food. We also went to a few other towns in the area and across the river to Dubuque, IA. There's a great museum there that we spent hours in!

Overall: Highly recommend this place. We have rented from VRBO many times and this was definitely one of our best experiences. Our parents had the most wonderful 50th anniversary and Christmas in this spectacular home!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review of the Lodge. We're pleased that you had a wonderful time celebrating your parents anniversary and that you enjoyed our home. We hope that you can visit again. Noreen & Mark
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Waterloo,Iowa
5

Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

The Log Lodge is a beautiful property! We spent 3 days there as an after Christmas celebration with my family and my sister's family(total of 13 people).

The house was spacious and everythig we had hope. The decor was exactly what we imagined....gorgeous. We were able to spend time together and enjoy the lovely surroundings. There was plenty of sleeping room for our group.

The property was extremely clean and had everything we needed or wanted.

The town of Potosi is charming . The Potosi Brewery is a great lunch spot.

As a family, we couldn't have asked for anything better. Our hope is to return in the future

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We know the holidays can often be stressful in gathering large families and we are happy that you and your family were able to enjoy the holidays in comfort at The Log Lodge. We work hard to make the visits a special memory! We hope to have you back. Mark & Noreen
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Family Gathering

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time there (over the NY holiday) and had plenty of communal space. Loved the kitchen! With our particular family units we had to be creative in assigning bedrooms which we felt was a negative. In the summer this must be a great place.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan, We're glad you had a wonderful time though you had some issues w/ the sleeping arrangements. Please let us know how you feel this can be resolved. Since we provide ample photos and descriptions of the Lodge living arrangements it's unclear what the issue was; we would be happy to entertain any suggestions you may have! Thanks Mark & Noreen
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Location

Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Potosi, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,701
for 3 nights
From
£521
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4 2018 week
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,701
for 3 nights
From
£521
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,701
for 3 nights
From
£521
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,221
for 4 nights
From
£521
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,925
for 3 nights
From
£596
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
28 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£2,038
for 3 nights
From
£633
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£850
for 2 nights
From
£356
From
£446
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £355.1
Cleaning Fee £138.49
Tax Rate 5.5%

We DO NOT host weddings!
Our bookings are made through VRBO only and a request is not a guarantee of securing accommodations.
WHEN REQUESTING A BOOKING: Please provide the number of guests, their ages and the purpose of the visit. Please tell us if any other visitors are expected during your stay. A photo ID is required from the person making and paying for the booking. The Log Lodge and property are for use by registered guests only; any other visitors or functions must have prior approval.
CHECK-IN: 3PM CHECK-OUT 11AM There may be times we are able to accommodate earlier and later times but it depends on bookings. If a booking is requested the day of other guests checking out you may be required to accommodate a later check in: 5pm
*Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. All rentals will include a rental agreement.
*Payments are taken by one party only (cannot accept partial payments from multiple people).
*NO rental is guaranteed until the rental agreement is executed along w/ a deposit.
*100% refund if cancelled 30 days prior to 1st nights stay
*50% refund if cancelled 15 days prior to 1st nights stay NOTE: We do not refund monies if the number of guests you are hosting is reduced 30 or fewer days prior to your stay
SEE 2018 SPECIAL DATES and RATES under 'RATES'
*HOLIDAYS:3 NIGHT MINIMUM :
*Memorial Day
*INDEPENDENCE DAY July 4th
*Labor Day (2017 SEPTEMBER 1-2-3 required at least)
* Thanksgiving 4 night minimum

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.
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