WISCONSIN RIVER BLUFFS PRIVATE LODGE

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
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WISCONSIN RIVER BLUFFS PRIVATE LODGE

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Marquette Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 9-12)

Custom built home – 4 bedrooms – 4 baths – Indoor Pool/Hot Tub

This 5000+ square foot soft contemporary home is perched on a cliff, 100 feet above the Wisconsin River, just far enough off hole #7 of the Prairie du Chien Country Club. A wrap around deck and screened porch provide breathtaking scenery from all angles. Indulge yourself, friends and family by enjoying all the features of this “private lodge”; including a 25,000 gallon heated pool, 8-person jetted hot tub, or the warming outdoor fire pit.

Prairie du Chien is located in scenic SW Wisconsin where picturesque ravines and valleys separate steep, wooded bluffs. The area is well known for its outdoor activities, antiquing, and historical sites. This residence is remotely located, yet close enough to enjoy everything the city offers. The Wisconsin River that flows into the Great Mississippi 2 miles downstream, allows for excellent fishing, sightseeing, and sandbar picnics. Fishing along the shore just below the property is also a great way to land some pan fish.

This all-season lodge comfortably sleeps 6 adults and 3 children, but can be equipped for additional requirements. A spacious living room with fireplace and wet bar will fulfill all your entertaining needs. Even the sunroom provides a serene setting for your morning coffee. A 50” plasma TV and surround system/DVD/X-Box/IPod deck are also available. Feel free to bring your own DVDs or select from our DVD library.

The fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, double oven, hooded brick range w/indoor grill, refrigerator w/filtered water, microwave, and 4 person breakfast bar. The dining room with buffet and built in hutch provide for a unique view of the river.

The property Manager is a resident of the area, and is on call 24 hours a day.

Keywords: Located 5 miles SE of Prairie du Chien WI, along the Wisconsin River in Bridgeport WI.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks english

About The Owner

Owner lives in Victoria MN, a suburb of Minneapolis.

The Owner purchased this lodge in 2006

What makes this lodge unique

Golf, tennis, sightseeing, boating, biking, hiking, swimming, hot tubbing, cross country skiing, sledding and tubing, wildlife views, fishing, antiquing, and horseback riding.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

4
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Wisconsin River Bluffs Private Lodge
average rating of 4.0 based on 11 reviews
business
Wisconsin River Bluffs Private Lodge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343222vb
-952 221 2321
Marquette Iowa
Zion,Il
5

"Our Girlfriends Weekend"

"Our Girlfriends Weekend"
  • 5 of 5
The 6 of us went in Sept. and had a BLAST! Oh to be able to live in a "House up in there"... GORGEOUS! I told the girls my only complaint is there was no cable for the (1) nite we stayed in. To look out off that back deck and see all those Autum colors.....BEAUTIFUL!!! We lots of antiquing and went for a river boat ride too! That was crazy FUN!!! We'll be back!!! ************** 5 STARS **************
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Wisconsin River Bluffs Private Lodge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343222vb
-952 221 2321
Marquette Iowa
Columbia, MO
1

Black mold, musty bedrooms, mouse droppings thorough out the kitchen, ants, and Black Rat snakes

  • 1 of 5
I’m sure at one time this was a lovely home and it is certainly a lovely setting. If the advertised amenities were in working order this would be somewhere our family would like to return. I agree with all the details listed in the review from Linda NW Iowa in 2013, just so many to list again. Please do not misunderstand, I do not mean it would need superficial remodeling or even to finish the construction underway. This place needs basic maintenance. The owners were quite prompt and sweet about bringing mouse traps and ant traps on the second day. An exterminator was even arranged for a future date; however, we cut our stay short when the Black Rat snake was discovered in the bathroom. We were either told “this is the country” and or emailed “it can be a challenge when a house is located in the country/woods”. This implied we should lower our expectations for rodent/wildlife free housing. Since I live in the country and have never had mice or snakes, or any other wildlife living in my home, I found this insulting, not to mention naive on their part. If the mice were addressed as previous reviews indicate (occupants also reside in the country), then the droppings should have been cleaned from the kitchen cupboards. There are water leaks evidenced by the mold and musty odors in the house that have been addressed with MANY artificial air fresheners throughout the house. The humidity of the pool room was nicely contained from the rest of the house. This has been a disappointing and trying vacation experience for our family.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately you took it upon yourself to enter an area that was closed and deemed under construction. Choosing to voice negative feedback on this area is beyond my understanding. The pool bathrooms were inadequately designed by the previous owner and a remodel is underway with completion expected by Spring 2015.

Additionally, the following improvements have been made:
• The roof was replaced
• Pest control has been contracted
• New linens, towels, and pillows have been purchased
• New door locks have been installed
• New pool heater
• New home furnace
• AC was installed 3 years ago

Many improvements have been made, but unfortunately things can happen.
business
Wisconsin River Bluffs Private Lodge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343222vb
-952 221 2321
Marquette Iowa
Chicago, Il
5

Our Retreat place!

  • 5 of 5
We love staying at this house. We're a small theater company from Chicago who retreats every Memorial Day to spend relaxed time together and this house is perfect!
This year was our 3rd time renting and the owner is always making improvements. The pool and hot tub are delightful- a brand new heater made temperatures just right. It feels so luxurious to swim whenever you want to- like having the keys to a hotel pool. And wonderful to have indoor fun if thecweathervis bad!
The house is warmly decorated with big comfy leather furniture ( someone is frequently napping on the couch), comfortable beds and bedding, and the kitchen is stocked with everything you need- we make great meals here. The house is just 'lived in' enough to make you feel able to really relax - we once rented a 'fancy-smancy' house that was like a magazine- and spent the whole weekend afraid we'd break something! Lots of extras for your stay here - fun pool toys, lots of extra towels, wood for your fires, movies and super recliners to watch them in, our intern even found a skateboard, which apparently made his weekend complete... All you really need is your food and your clothes!
We hang out on the deck, enjoying the amazing view and the birds( we even set up the bags game there), we play games around the big table, lounge around the indoor fireplace and read plays, have big bonfires in the great outdoor pit, hang out in the screened outdoor room during 'bug hour', go for 'nature walks', and of course, swim, and hot tub our hearts out. The lack of cable/wifi doesn't bother us because we are thrilled to be away from those things! We have the most wonderful time and never leave the property!
Jeff is a great owner to work with- great communication, and genuinely wants his guests to enjoy his home. We hope to return for many years, and having rented over 15 properties on Wisconsin, I can recommend this property if you're looking for fun and relaxation!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the warm review. Your group is always welcome back!
business
Wisconsin River Bluffs Private Lodge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343222vb
-952 221 2321
Marquette Iowa
Northwest Iowa
1

Great possibilities, but just not ready to be a vacation rental. This is the 4th time on VRBO and it

  • 1 of 5
is 1st time I haven't given a 5 star review. I have already started looking for a rental for 2014, so vacation is a big deal for my family. We are farmers from NW Iowa and don't mind roughing it, but for what we paid, we do have some expectations.
Didn't mind the drive up the mile long winding cow path(no kidding, there are cows) but having 4-wheel drive while pulling our boat was necessary. Found it a little dangerous in the rain.
Other homes have supplied a binder with info on the local sights, where to shop, boat docks, etc. Meeting the sister of the owner there for a few minutes is not a good substitute. There were no keys to collect the house was never locked, the patio doors from the master bedroom to the wraparound deck do not lock.
Insects-daddy long-legged spiders, ants, a GIANT spider, a variety of insects that we couldn't identify in pool. The house really needs to be sprayed on a regular basis.
The home was not clean. We couldn't find a vacuum to do it while we were there. The other floors had corners that needed to be scrubbed. Mouse droppings in pans, food crud in with silverware, dishwasher didn't seem to get the dished clean, could be the water. The winter-themed dishes were funny to use in July, drinking glasses were disgusting, water and/or dishwasher? We used plastic cups we brought and washed a lot of dishes by hand. I scrubbed off gunk from the cook top that had accumulated there for some time. Extremely small garbage can in the kitchen. We had a big black bag propped up in the corner to keep putting the small bags of garbage into it to cut down the trips up the stairs to the garage.
The pool room did not have an exhaust fan. There are mushrooms and mold growing on the baseboards. We opened doors to try to dry it out and left fans running, the whole room is carpeted and stayed wet, the bathrooms in the pool area are not usable, wish I could post pictures YUCK! (Owner is "well aware of condition of the bathrooms"), mold in the bedrooms, linens are old & thin, pillows-hard & flat. Broken glass in a dresser drawer. Sun room(?), not fit for putting air mattresses(they have holes). Showers need a scrubbing, hair in tub, water pressure from faucet terrible. Wiggle the light switch to get it to work, towels-old, low quality. Could use only 2 bathrooms(not 4 3/4 advertised)
Loved the location. I can understand buying the home and renting it out until retirement, but don't rent it out till it is ready! What's with the hidden room??
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the response. All of the issues you mentioned have been or will be addressed, including (but not limited to) new linens, towels, glasses, air beds, extra pillows, and new shower heads. An exhaust fan has been added to the pool room, and a file of local attractions is underway.
business
Wisconsin River Bluffs Private Lodge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343222vb
-952 221 2321
Marquette Iowa
Grundy Cetner, Iowa
5

Sonja and family/Sonja and girl friends

  • 5 of 5
What an awesome place! My family and me (18 total) really enjoyed our stay....plenty of room for all of us. The kitchen, dining room and living room were comfortably large enough to accomodate all of us. The weather was so hot and humid; therefore my 11 grandchildren (and parents) spent the majority of our stay in the pool/spa area. We grilled outside and sat in the screened porch for one of our evening meals. We also had a camp fire one evening. The golf cart was very handy for my daughter and husband who enjoyed a round of golf.

When my family left on the 4th day, 5 of my girl friends joined me for two more days of relaxing and chatting......the deck and comfortable deck chairs were used the majority of the time. Loved the view!

Thank you Jeff (and Brenda)!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Awesome! Thank you for your review!
business
Wisconsin River Bluffs Private Lodge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343222vb
-952 221 2321
Marquette Iowa
Winthrop Harbor, IL
5

Adult Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We spent last weekend 5/17/12-5/20/12 at this home for an adult weekend getaway. It was fabulous! The home was very spacious and virtually everything we could have needed was provided. The owner is exceptionally accommodating (extra towels, linens, lawn chairs, etc. ) With that being said, we spent very little time indoors! As the view from the back deck is amazing….we spent HOURS on the deck and screened in porch. Such a wonderful place to spend a leisurely weekend….between sunbathing on the deck, lounging in the hot tub, and playing cards in the screened in porch we never even made it down to the fire pit. I guess we’ll have to go back!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Availability & Rates

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Marquette Lodge Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1800 - $2900/wk
  • US Dollars
  • $1800 - $2900 per week* with weekend rates available.
  • Rates based on season and number of occupants, call for more details *:
  • $1800 1 couple (2 adults)
  • $2100 1 couple + kids
  • $2400 2 couples (4 adults)
  • $2640 2 couples + kids
  • $2900 3 couples (max) + kids
  • * 50% up front to confirm reservation, 50% due 30 days prior to stay

Amenities

Amenities

Marquette Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3.0+
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Airbeds can be set up in bedrooms or alternate room (sun room, aetrium, living room), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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