PRAIRIE HOUSE ON SCENIC LAKE SINISSIPPI: PERFECT FOR RETREATS

Laurie Sullivan

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Laurie Sullivan

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PRAIRIE HOUSE ON SCENIC LAKE SINISSIPPI: PERFECT FOR RETREATS

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Spacious Prairie-Style Home on 120 Acres with Vista Views of Lake

Prairie House is perfect for small group retreats (12 max), or for larger retreats (18 max) when combined with the Prairie Cottage just down the hill.

The House:

Upstairs: Guests will appreciate the spacious commercial-grade kitchen and large adjoining dining area with panoramic views of prairie and bays. The Master Bedroom/Bath features a king-sized bed and a view of Eagle Island. A cozy sun room with felt-top card table, and observation deck extends off the Living Room and Master Suite. The Living Room features a natural stone fireplace, wide screen cable TV and WiFi, Steinway grand piano and ceiling to floor windows with sweeping views. Next to the living room is a library stocked with books for all ages and Peterson Field Guides. The vista views and sounds of the woodland birds can also be enjoyed as you relax on the screened porch just off the kitchen.

Downstairs: The lower level features views of the countryside with a game room with pool table that can be converted to ping-pong, wide screen tv and serving bar. There are 3 bedrooms with queen beds, one with additional bunk beds, two bathrooms & walk-out veranda.

The Property: Nature lovers and prairie enthusiasts will enjoy this modern home built to complement its magnificent surroundings. Prairie House's 120 Acres of glacial drumlin and wetland bays of Lake Sinissippi are part of the largest fresh-water cattail marsh system in North America. The property includes more than a half mile of varied shoreline. Bald eagles, herons, egrets and deer are your neighbors when you visit this prairie-style home.

The Prairie: The house is surrounded by 18 acres of restored prairie. 65 native flower species and 7 grasses provide a dynamic collage of color for three seasons.

The Sullivans will gladly share their prairie successes and failures with guests - seed gathering and tours of the prairie can be arranged.

The Lake: We provide 2 lightweight kayaks, a canoe and a rowboat for exploring the marshy bays where bald eagles, great blue heron, and white pelicans are frequently sighted. About 7 miles upstream from Lake Sinissippi is the Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, where over 260 species of birds have been documented, making it an attractive destination for birders and nature photographers.

Amenities: Commercial-grade kitchen appliances, Calphalon cookware; coffeepot/grinder; toaster-oven, Cuisinart, Kitchenaide, microwave - well-stocked kitchen is equipped to serve gourmet meals for up to 12; Towels and Bed Linens; Laundry Room with sink and Maytag Washer and Dryer; 2-car garage; Steinway Grand Piano; Wifi; CD/DVD Player; Game room with serving bar/refrigerator, Pool/Ping-Pong Table; Natural Stone Fireplace with wood; 2 kayaks, 1 canoe and a rowboat; variety of family indoor/outdoor games/toys/library; Picnic Table and Weber Grill/Electric Starter & Grill Tools.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered

Laurie Sullivan

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Prairie House is a custom prairie style home built in 1999 designed by Architect, Arlan Kay, featuring a passive solar design. The owners enjoy hosting family gatherings and retreats and maintain the 18 acre prairie and gardens for guests to enjoy, and extend a warm welcome to guests of the Prairie House and Cottage.

Laurie Sullivan purchased this house in 1999
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Prairie House on Scenic Lake Sinissippi: Perfect for Retreats
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Lake Sinissippi Southern Wisconsin
Lake Villa, IL
5

PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
Everything there was wonderful-from the house, to the garden, to the lake. We had our small wedding there. It was the perfect setting with the yard, lake and the prairie flowers. Laurie and Larry were so helpful in making the stay & the wedding perfect. The house was great for the wedding. We had plenty of room for everyone at the wedding and the BBQ the next day. Including the people who stayed at the house with us. We used the backyard and set up a tent. The pergola in the back was a perfect backdrop. We were able to use many things from the garden, including the edible flowers for the wedding.
The sights were amazing. We watched the hummingbirds up close every morning as we at breakfast, the eagles soring above us and the chipmonks scurying about the yard. The kayaks, canoe and rowboat was great for us to use. We took the kayaks out by the eagle island. That was really amazing.
What else can I say... We had the most amazing time and would definitely recommend this to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lake Sinissippi Southern Wisconsin
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SWEET RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
I have now had the good fortune to stay here in 2 seasons with friends who are consulting on barn renovations for the owners. The site is gorgeous in both the fall and winter, and the panoramic views from the house are spectacular, including some stellar sunsets. The photos do not do the house justice -it is beautifully appointed yet very comfortable, and immaculately clean. The owners are wonderful. I highly recommend a stay here. Thank you Laurie and Larry!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Owner's Response: It is always a great pleasure hosting your group, Susan, and thank you for the kind review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay in spite of the sub-zero Wisconsin weather! We hope you'll have a chance to enjoy a visit in the warm seasons, as well, when the prairie and gardens mature, and the eaglets are fledging. With warm regards, Laurie and Larry
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Lake Sinissippi Southern Wisconsin
Leawood, Kansas
5

MAGIC IN WISCONSIN

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful home on a windswept prairie hillside. A place full of color, the sound of distant geese, and the flights of eagles. For those who appreciate such things, this home on Lake Sinissippi is unmatched. The accommodations are excellent, the view is spectacular, the home warm and welcoming and full of unexpected touches which make the experience that much more special. Peaceful and serene but also full of nearby opportunities to hike, explore, canoe, and shop (if that is more to your taste). Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Lake Sinissippi Southern Wisconsin
Temperance, Michigan
5

WE SEARCHED AND FOUND THE BEST!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I, along with our 3 "pups" as we call them, take vacations about 3 times a year - some a week, some for a few days. In early fall, 2010, I was searching and came upon the PRAIRIE HOUSE and looked at the photos and read what was written, conversed via email with the owner...and then with my hubby and we decided our 10 day Wisconsin vacation (to visit with friends and relatives, since I'm originally from Wisconsin) would be spent at the Prairie House.

When we arrived on my birthday in October, the house was spectacular!! We were very impressed. The Pups immediately felt "at home". There was absolutely no transition for them at all. Nor for my hubby and I. The house was so comfortable and had such lovely views. The owners were so happy to give us directions, information and share "goodies" that they'd made themselves. We couldn't wait to get unpacked and begin to enjoy our 10 days in that glorious place.

The weather was great while we were there, allowing us to fully enjoy the view...walk the property...and while cooking, to have the windows open enjoying the fresh air and the Spa on the enclosed porch. The pups enjoyed lounging on the porch, as well.

The kitchen, layout and the appliances were fabulous...and there were so many extras in the kitchen - even a large Kitchen-Aid Mixer. The dining table next to the kitchen snack bar, is surrounded by windows and everyone who joined us at the dining table for a meal thoroughly enjoyed the views.

The bedrooms were everything we could have hoped for and far more. The walk-in closet in the Master Bedroom was like another room!! The master bathroom was large, spacious and well supplied with shampoo, moisturizer, hand cream and more. The towels were soft and fluffy.

The lighting in the house, made for a BRIGHT room when you wanted it and dimmed for mood lighting too! The fireplaces were very enjoyable.

I just can't say enough about this lovely place - other than we have our 3 vacations for 2011 booked there already!! And everyone who was out to visit us last time, is anxious to come again. Whether running around during the day or staying put...this is the BEST vacation spot we've found. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Lake Sinissippi Southern Wisconsin
Wahoo, NE
5

FAMILY GATHERING HELD AT THE PRAIRIE HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Our family gathering at the Prairie house was an amazing, relaxing week. The house is beautiful, and they think of everything. We had children from 10 months to 11 years old, and there were lots of fun inside and outside activities for the kids and adults to enjoy. The Lake is a short walk down the trail from the house. We loved everything about the house.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Lake Sinissippi Southern Wisconsin
Michigan and Illinois
5

A WONDERFUL STAY!

  • 5 of 5
What can we say? The serenity of this place has helped us slow down, and catch our breath. The prairie, the woods, and the lake are beautiful! We saw a red-tailed hawk right outside the window at breakfast, and enjoyed watching the eagles. The house is so well designed and comfortable. Thanks, Larry, for answering our many questions. The garden vegetables were delicious. Thanks, Laurie, for sharing them. We loved the hot tub and the reading nook. We enjoyed playing pool, fishing, and taking beautiful photographs. We had a wonderful and relaxing stay - thanks so much!
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Experience the best of both worlds: Situated on 100 acres on scenic Lake Sinissippi with hiking trails through the prairie and 14 acre woods with a pier with 2 kayaks, canoe, rowboat for exploring the marshy bays with nesting bald eagles, white pelicans, blue heron & sandhill cranes; yet conveniently located (hour drive) to the cultural offerings of Milwaukee and Madison. Road America, EAA, Kohler American Club, & the Dells are within 1.5 hour drive. Area fishing trips, spa services, and sunset pontoon cruises can be arranged. There are many enjoyable side trips, great restaurants, antiques and boutiques in the surrounding quaint villages like Hartford, Oconomowoc, and Cedarburg. There are 2 local waterparks (15 minutes), fine golf courses (located just 20 minutes from Erin Hills Golf Course -home of the 2017 U.S. National Open Golf Tournament), fitness gyms, tennis courts, Horicon Marsh Bird Festival in May, and the Schauer Performing Arts Center in nearby Hartford (20 minutes).

Activities:

All seasons are great for hiking and birdwatching in prairie and woods; grill outdoors on the veranda overlooking the lake or roast marshmallows around the fire pit; volleyball equipment is provided for the large grassy backyard; boating (kayak, canoe, rowboat provided for Prairie House guests). There's a pier and boat shed on the east bay (5 minute stroll behind the house) and there's a boat launch up the road for guests who bring their own water ski boat or jet ski; fishing (the white pelicans and bald eagles love the all-u-can-eat carp in the shallow marshy bays) - there's nearby Pike Lake, Lake LaBelle, Ashipun Lake, or Beaver Dam Lake for pike, bluegill or walleye fishing; or bicycle the nearby Wild Goose State Trail. In winter, skiing (25 mi to the newly opened Little Switzerland in Slinger), ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country ski (groomed trails at Pike Lake), relaxing by the fire, card games on the felt-top oak card table, and ping-pong or pool in the game room, are just a few of many wonderful possibilities.

Other Area Attractions: Erin Hills Golf Course -home of the 2017 U.S. National Open Golf; E.A.A. (Experimental Aircraft Aviation) Convention and Museum, Oshkosh, WI (50 miles); the Wisconsin Dells famous for water parks (70 miles); Cultural opportunities of Milwaukee and Madison (50 miles); Chicago is about a 2.5 hours drive.

Local Attractions: Fine Dining at the Historic Audubon Inn in Mayville; Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge (hosts the Annual Horicon Marsh Bird Festival in May), Rock River Golf Course (18 holes), and Horicon Water Park (10 minutes drive); the Village of Hartford (20 minutes drive) offers the Schauer Performing Arts Center, Fitness Facilities, Tennis Courts, gourmet coffee shops, boutiques & restaurants, and Wisconsin Auto Museum (features antique Kissels). There are numerous Antique Shops (Columbus boasts the largest antique mall in the Midwest); or sample the Wisconsin cheeses and custard!

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Amenities

Lake Sinissippi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Study Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3.5 bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen with Oak Bunk Bed
  • Two cots, a queen futon, and a queen size air mattresses are available for guests.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Courtyard
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
Notes:
See the written description for more details about amenities. Prairie House provides linens/spa towels, spotting scope, 2 kayaks, canoe, rowboat, laundry room, well-stocked kitchen, a queen futon, cot, and an air mattress are also available.
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