Twin Maples is a fabulous Northwoods location to enjoy throughout the year. It is a newly built Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home with the feel of a Northwoods cabin. Twin Maples is conveniently between Amery and Turtle Lake, WI.
Our home is filled with natural light from a large expanse of windows. The house is filled with beautiful touches such as cherry and maple woodwork, ceramic tile, in-floor heat, gas fireplace, comfortable furniture and local artwork. The beautiful woodwork and attention to detail extend into the other rooms on the main floor: a fully equipped kitchen with dining area, master bedroom, bathroom, and entry. A large deck with copper railing extends off the great room.
The upper level includes a loft, bathroom, and two bedrooms. The lower level includes a bedroom, family room, and bathroom. A 450 square foot studio has been recently added.
Beautiful surroundings: The rooms display beautiful woodwork as well as wood floors or ceramic tiling. Copper accents are throughout the house. Local art is displayed throughout the house. A lower level includes a bedroom, family room, wet bar and bathroom. A beautiful studio area has been added with room for crafters to do their creative work. A patio extends outside the family room. Our home is surrounded by beautiful trees and vegetation.
Amenities: Amenities: Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, gas range and oven, TV/DVD/satellite dish, gas fireplace, gas grill, fire pit, wireless internet, security system, hammock. Beautiful new studio area.Bedding is provided as well as bath towels.
Activities: Activities: Twin Maples is the perfect setting for many outdoor activities...boating, fishing, biking, golfing, canoeing, birdwatching and skiing. You will also want to enjoy the beautiful studio and surroundings as you scrapbook, read, or relax in our home.
Twin Maples is located one hour east of the Twin Cities metro area.
A beautiful home and I said after visiting several Frank Lloyd Wright homes this appeared to look and feel like one of them. The combination of woods,ceramic, and slate were outstanding. Light played the colors of the home to make it feel luxurious.
We danced in and used the large project room with many tables for coloring,painting, as a train room and marble race room. The home is off the beaten track so it is private, very warm and very comfortable. We wanted for nothing....the windows bring in beautiful sunshine but the home is placed so that the heat of the day sun is offset and not direct.
We were 5 adults and twins aged 3 1/2. Evenings were cool so we didn't use the air conditioner much just the large fan in the living room.
Beds with ceiling fans were plentiful. Plenty of space inside for each person to find personal space when they needed it and we used the deck and grill daily.
We found many spring-fed Lakes within 20 miles to swim: Clear Lake, Pipe, O'Dalles in the International Park off Hiway 8, and Balsam but didn't get to all of those that surround the area and there are plenty!
From this experience, I decided to buy a small sailing boat because the winds on Clear Lake made me think I could easily bring one along and teach the grandchildren.
The towns closeby offered shopping with unusual gifts, groceries, places to eat. We went to the Turtle Lake Casino to eat once otherwise we communed with each other over meals at the large table in the dining area.
The layout of the house works well with groups. Three bathrooms were perfect for showers and tub baths...we had plenty of hot water. The loft and one of the bedrooms upstairs became the twins and their parents hangout.
I am so glad to have found this home....you will be amazed at its beauty.
Nice house with items that need a little attention. We arrived and the heater was already on in the scrapbook room so you knew someone had been there. Difficult to control the heat with the heater and the heating system they have. There was used bars of soap in the upstairs bathroom shower, the cupboards were dusty, cob webs through out the house in different areas. The freezer had not been wiped out as there was items spilt on the bottom of it, partial bag of hash browns and a used bag of ice found in the freezer. Many condiments in the refrigerator, unknown who's they were or why they were not cleaned out. There were a few places on wall that needed paint touch ups. Lots of lady bugs. Fireplace did not work, no instructions on how to turn it on, for that item or the TV/DVD player in the scrapbook room. Owner said he would call me on Thursday evening to see if everyone arrived with the directions he gave us, it's been 2 weeks and still have not heard from him. Placed a call to them We'dnesday evening prior to us leaving asking about how many tables were there for us to use as from the picture it looked like 6 and we were a group of 7. Mentioned on my message I left to call me back by 7am if we had to bring another table. No call received so I assumed there were enough tables, wrong there wasn't. Sent owner an email on that Sunday when we got home asking for him to address my email of concerns like I have written here, and I wouldn't write a review, but as you can see I still have not gotten an email or phone call. Working with him to send the money was very easy but following up on items is not good.
This was our third year we came here and it was wonderful! This home is very comfortable and we couldn't ask for a better work area. We are all quilters and there is plenty of room. Celeste even provides irons and ironing boards which is very convenient for us. There are some wonderful places to dine in the immediate area, although most of the time we make our own meals in the very nicely equipped kitchen. The only downside is that the weekend goes by much too quickly. We will definitely return again!
This was the second year in a row that we have rented Twin Maples for our annual sister's weekend. The home is clean and bright. The layout with 3 floors, living room, basement family room and activity/craft room is ample space for the 6 of us to spread out. Though we find ourselves at the tables in the craft room stitching, working puzzles, sewing, knitting, snacking and laughing so hard we cry! The beds and couches are comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked and Celeste and Mark are wonderful hosts.
What a beautiful and spacious home! Quiet, relaxing spaces - together and apart - so everyone could enjoy their time! Great amenities, great location! Our grandchildren loved the freedom of a home as opposed to a hotel room. Well supplied kitchen, wonderful bathrooms, incredible views of wilderness area. The home is beautifully built, with attention to detail everywhere you look. The house also has a wonderful craft room - with workstations, chairs and lighting all tailored for up to eight people! I would most certainly recommend this home to friends and family!
Twin Maples was the setting for our 2011 Sisters Weekend - and it was one of our favorites! We found the home to be exactly as described - with lots of light, and beautiful woodwork. The five of us were very comfortable in the four bedrooms. The layout of the home - on three levels - allowed us to have privacy when we wanted it, which was greatly appreciated.
We loved the open feeling of the home - enjoyed the cozy living room with fireplace, sitting back and seeing the trees through the skylights. The dining room was another favorite gathering area - with a good view of the fireplace! We spent more time in this home than we usually do when we have our weekends - because it was so comfortable. We enjoyed cooking, doing crafts (including Polish paper-cutting!), singing, and sharing stories.
Celeste and Mark are wonderful hosts and helped us feel welcome from the first email contact through our stay in the home. They provided a lot of information to help us find things to do and places to go in the area. We felt immediately at home when we entered the house - it was clean, well-maintained, and welcoming.
We will be back - perhaps with other family members - so we can have other enjoyable experiences at Twin Maples and in northern Wisconsin. Thanks, Celeste and Mark, for sharing your lovely home!
Twin Maples is conveniently located near many area attractions: Northern Lakes Center for the Arts, Interstate State Park, Chateau St. Croix Winery, Gandy Dancer State Trail, and Turtle Lake Casino. During the summer months enjoy numerous area festivals. Polk County has 431 lakes and 3 trout streams. Many area golf courses are a short drive away.
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