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One of a Kind North Woods Lake Lodge

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Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps28
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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One of a Kind North Woods Lake Lodge

Sleeps28
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Pickerel Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 9 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 22-28)

Buena Vista Lodge is a one of a kind retreat, with nearly 10,000 square feet of lodge building on 3000 feet of private lake front. It also has over 70 acres of mature woods with hiking trails. Located on Pickerel Lake (1300 acres) with a connection to Crane Lake (400 acres) it offers a sandy swimming beach, fishing and boating right from the property. It also has a private island to explore.

You will see Eagles, Loons, Deer, along with all the typical Northwoods wildlife including the occasional Fox or Bobcat.

BV Lodge is a four seasons private retreat. You are in the middle of the Best Northwoods snowmobile trails many of which start on Pickerel Lake. In addition there are ATV trails, Wolf river rafting, and some of the best cross country ski trails in the Northwoods at Lakewood, all within 45 minutes.

The Mole Lake casino is 10 minutes away in Crandon.

Keywords: Log cabin, retreat, lake home, log home,

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About The Owner

We found this totally unique lodge that offers so many of the things that make up a relaxing getaway that after we retired we had to buy it. The property was in danger of being developed and we wanted to keep it in its natural state so it could be enjoyed for years to come.

The Owner purchased this lodge in 2005

Why The Owner chose Pickerel

We bought into this location because it was on a large lake with many options for outdoors activities. It is located far enough away large cities to be truly a getaway and yet close enough to be 3 to 6 hours from Milwaukee, Minneapolis or Chicago. It is surrounded by Nicolet Forest, the Wolf River and unique Northern towns and points of interest.

What makes this lodge unique

When staying at the lodge you will see the stars like you have never seen them. Sunsets over the lake from the great room. The call of Eagles and Loons. Magnificent Hemlock trees from 200-300yrs old on the hiking trails. Depending on the time of year thousands of protected Trilium, and other wild flowers, ferns of all sizes, or Maple trees in Autumn colors.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps28
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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One of a Kind North Woods Lake Lodge
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Oconomowoc, WI USA
5

Management meeting

  • 5 of 5

Your lodge was better than advertised! We had a great business meeting and appreciate how well the lodge was maintained and stocked. The atmosphere provided an environment that encouraged teamwork and open dialogue. I couldn't imagine a better place for our group.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Illinois
5

Family vacation spot for large families

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here in July and we had a large group – over 20 people (ages 2 to 83). The lodge is very well kept. With the three levels there was so much living space that we never felt cramped or uncomfortable which was nice for the days that it rained. The kitchen is stocked with plenty of cooking gear to do just about anything you need. It was also very nice to have enough table space for the entire family to eat dinner together every night. Really liked the surround sound to be able to play music during the day. The two decks were great for just relaxing or catching some sun. The screened in porch was a nice room to be able to have to enjoy the outside even in the rain. The gas grill is good sized and worked well for our barbeque dinner. The bedrooms and bathrooms are more than adequate to have anyone use them at any time – we never ran out of hot water. The grounds are well maintained and there is so much open space. We were able to fish right off the edge of the lake in front of the lodge and the pier – caught northern pike and bass. The lake was pretty quiet - not a lot of tourists or even locals with speed boats. Golf course is close, too. Plenty of wood for the indoor fireplace and the fire pit. Everyone took pictures of the sunsets – absolutely beautiful. The garage was very clean and a great spot for extra storage – kids’ toys, coolers, etc. The Wi-Fi and wireless are not the strongest connections, but were able to use phones and devices. For those large families looking for great accommodations, lots of space, great outdoors you really can’t miss with this lodge. We’ve been getting together every 3 years and we’ve talked about making it 2 years and coming back here.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Reunion at Buena Vista Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Your facility was simply perfect for the needs and wants of our rather particular family. The Lodge was incredible, the grounds beautiful and private, the beach sufficient and the lake wonderful. We added a pontoon boat for fishing and two jet skiis for exciting fun... As I said, we couldn't have had a better facility for all of the activities we enjoyed. Oh, the beds were very comfortable and the bedrooms so easy to isolate from the noise when those, like me, who don't stay up late, wanted to sleep.

THANK YOU for providing us with such a magnificent place to gather - the best we have shared in 12 years of formal reunions (one every other year). I hope we return in two years!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

This lodge is truly one of a kind!

  • 5 of 5

We had our family vacation here this summer, stayed one week. We had a large group of extended family (ages 3-91). We've visited many different destinations for our summer vacations in the past, and this is the only place everyone agreed we plan to return to!

The lodge itself is wonderful with great lake views. The bedrooms are spacious, beds are comfortable. We liked the variety of bedrooms to suit our different family members. Additionally, we found the lodge to be quite soundproof (which if you travel with a large group you know is extremely important). We loved the mens and ladies bathrooms on the lower level. We also loved the amount of common living space. Other rentals we've stayed in have had 8+ bedrooms, but the common space was never enough to truly accommodate our large group. This lodge felt so large even for a group of our size...everyone was able to spread out when they wanted to but come together when we wanted to as well (for instance in the HUGE dining area). The washer and dryers were great. There were plenty of towels, washcloths, pillows, linens and blankets. The kitchen is so fully stocked and easy to cook in. Rather than cheap pots and pans you get at some rentals, BV lodge has good quality kitchen utensils and cookware. Probably sounds strange, but one of our favorite parts of the lodge was the garage. It is the cleanest garage you've ever seen, and we used it heavily for our coolers and storage of food and supplies (it's located conveniently off the kitchen). Also the garbage and recycling bins are big enough to accommodate large groups (we've had this problem in the past) and are located out of the way. This property is very well managed, they keep it clean and maintained and well-supplied.

On to the very best part of BV lodge...this property is amazing and hard to come by. It is huge! There are no neighbors essentially. You have your own beach, volleyball court, dock, nice hiking trails through the woods, an expansive lawn, nice firepit, lots of deck space, large gas grill, a private island and bridge, plenty of parking, an abundance of baby toads in the woods (kids loved them!), etc... The fishing was good when we were there...northern pike and bass. The lake is clean, plenty of shallow water for swimming, and the water was warm enough in July. We used the kayak and canoe a lot! It is just beautiful, it's like having an entire wooded lake resort all to yourselves.

Can't say enough good things!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Elmhurst, Illinois
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our June 28-July 5 stay at Buena Vista Lodge was perfect in every respect. Everybody in our group had a fine time. The fact that northern Wisconsin's weather cooperated - sunny days and cool nights (only rained once) - made our stay especially pleasant. We had family there from Arizona, Illinois, Louisiana and Tennessee: a happy, multigenerational crowd helping us celebrate our 55th wedding anniversary as well as another couple's 3rd anniversary and my wife's 80th birthday. Wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ireton, IA
5

Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 20 spent a week and could only have enjoyed it more if we had more days. It was awesome in so many ways. The lodge is so kid friendly and was spacious. We had a couple of rainy days and no one minded spending that time in the lodge. The beach isnt much but the sand in the water where the kids can play water was great- no water shoes necessary. the paddle boat and other water craft-made it so much fun for the kids and adults--something we could do together. We also were able to catch some bass and sunnies off the dock which thrilled the kids. We took our own fishing boats. We did catch a lot of nice bass a few northern and a lot of sunnies and perch but were not large enough to keep. Everything was in great shape, kitchen is well supplied, water from the tap filtered and good quality. We enjoyed the fire pit, the wood was well supplied. There is a gas grill now. There are some good eating places in the area and they are well documented in the resources at the lodge. It was nice and secluded so having kids yell and run around we never felt we were bothering anyone. And just not having people or other interruptions was awesome. We hope to return sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Golf
2 Miles
maplewood golf course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 55
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
fireside
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Kettlebowl (rope tow, weekends only very small)
Car: necessary

70 acres of hiking trails on property, private island, snowmobile trails start on lake in winter, ATV trails nearby, river rafting nearby, cross country skiing.

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Rates & Availability

From $800 Per night

Pickerel Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
off season
Jan 3 2015 - May 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
May 30 2015 - Sep 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning on 3day or less $100.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%
Notes Cancellation up to 90 days before without penalty. Rates subject to change up to booking, over 20 guests there is $50 per night per guest charge
There is a $500 security deposit taken when booked.
The first half of the rental is due 60 days prior to arrival and the final half is due 30 days prior to arrival
There is a cleaning fee on 2 or 3 day rentals of $100.00 (included on longer stays in rental fee)
additional charge for over 20 people
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Amenities

Pickerel Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2 toilets 2 showers with doors between
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 2 toilets 2 showers with doors
  • bathrooms 3 &4 are set up like a health club with a private changing area outside each shower and the toilets have seperate doors.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 4 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , beds are in the game room
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (5), Twin or Single Beds (8) These are twin XL suitable for teens and adults, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 queen sized pull outs in game room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Firepit with benchs, picnic tables at beach, canoe, kayak, 14' fishing boat with oars (Guests may bring up to 20 hp motor), two person paddle boat, beach volleyball, shuffle board table in game room.

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