|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
*This is a good place to hunker down, relax, enjoy the scenic setting, and let the world go by for a bit.
*Or, you could use it as a base to experience Door County, the Manitowoc Naval museum, the North woods, the Packers, the lakes (Great and otherwise), the myriad of State Parks & hiking trails, the pastoral farm lands, and the rich European ethnic diversity of Eastern Wisconsin.
*Or you could attend the world famous annual EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) fly-in, Country USA, LifeFest or one of the other music or cultural events of the Fox River Valley.
*Personally though, we hope you give the first choice a try. This modern 3-bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home is set on 5 acres of moderately wooded land. Out the back door you'll find a pleasant multi-level bricked patio, with a hidden-garden quality. The path to the right passes under a trellis of trumpet vines to a tree-lined sidewalk, while a left turn on the winding path takes you thru a gated, free-standing rock wall, along a lesser rock wall, and past Kaida the protective dragon, into and thru a vegetated rock garden. Further on is a Sumac grove, and woods beyond.
*Exit the side patio doors onto a deck and pergula. Check for birds or critters by the pond -- perhaps hiding in the cattails -- then stroll down the board walk, across a small (very small) sand beach, and out to the end of the pier. Watch for the green heron. Return and go under the grape vine arbor tunnel made of railway ties.
*Continue to the wooden beam bridge and the hidden tree fort. If you find it, climb up, look around (some have even been known to sleep out there). Venture onto the swinging bridge that leads to the 'Crows Nest' platform (1). Your kids might imagine themselves pirates (or great explorers).
*When you -- err, I mean your kids -- tire of being pirates, climb back down and continue thru the pine grove and back across a lessor bridge. The path to the left leads up a small hill overlooking the pond (think sledding & skating) and back down over another bridge -- to yet more trails that lead to a smaller pond and prairie flower-strewn, crescent-shaped hill; while the other path taken snakes thru the brush and trees, by hazelnut cove, and opens past the rhubarb patch into a clearing and a 126 year old, partially restored, one-room school house (ask for the key and check it out). We'll let you discover for yourselves where the other trails go. (1)Tree fort, etc, were built with safety in mind.
Mary and I (Andy) are retired -- from the worlds of health care and research chemistry. Now we're genealogy fanatics: so, as an added incentive for you to try our property, we offer you a free search of our Genealogy databases -- tailored specifically to your wishes!
Andy & Mary Wegner purchased this house in 1986
We have spent 27 years improving this corner of the world. We like it. Our kids liked it (they're all grown now). Maybe you will like it too.
*See the other sections, but in the summertime, back-road or Wiouwash-Trail bicycle riding is fun, and come wintertime we try to keep a 4 mile, or so, X-country ski trail broken -- stating right from the front door.
* Of further local interest might be the Larson brother's air strip, the first in the state, near Winchester; the well-hidden Indian mounds overlooking Lake Winneconne; or in season, fresh apples you can pick from our small orchard.
We could not have asked for a better place to stay for our first "family vacation" with our two little girls (3 & 11 months). While we went into both Appleton and OshKosh on various occasions, we could have easily spent the entire week at the house. There was so much for the girls to explore, with the many trails. It was such a beautiful view to wake up to every morning. The owners have everything there to make a family feel welcome. We hope to be able to make this an annual place for our family to stay!!!!
We have stayed at several "rentals" and this one is far and above the best place we have ever stayed at. Seriously, after two days it was like home. The pictures and description in the ad do not do this place justice! The house and grounds were immaculate and obviously well maintained. Between coffee on the patio in the morning and relaxing on the deck in the evenings we would have been content just to stay on the grounds for the entire week. Oshkosh is an easy 15 minute drive and Winneconne is a short 5 minute drive but sitting on the deck you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. We could go on and on about how nice this place is, but will stop with a BIG thank you to Mary and Andy for a fantastic week. We highly recommend this rental to anyone who wants some peace and solitude with all the niceties thrown in.
The owners are very friendly and remarkably accommodating. Our grandkids loved the tree fort and electric train set and I loved the fireplace, serenity, and the reasonable price. It may be considered less than luxurious by some, but this home is very well-kept; wonderfully cozy; and the property is very unique with plenty to see and do; and ultimately offered all the creature comforts we needed. (Physically limited need to consider the spiral staircase; and larger groups the single shower, but we did just fine with a little planning.) Our only regret is we didn't stay longer to take advantage of everything the place has to offer. Thank you Wegners for sharing your home! We hope to come back in the summer months one day. Would absolutely recommend to others (and have already).
Great stay. Super quiet location, property very well kept both within the home and the grounds. All the comforts of our home in Phoenix. Interesting spriral staircase to the main bedrooms upstairs. I only have great things to say about this property, so I will just say not to hesitate with this one. Owners were great to answer questions and fast to respond. You won't be disappointed!!
We can only echo the comments made by others. After hectic days at the EAA in Oshkosh, we looked forward to returning to this peaceful retreat. The home is well stocked, very clean and comfortable and the grounds are absolutely spectacular. The owners have gone to a lot of effort to make an interesting place for children (and children at heart) to explore and enjoy. We also enjoyed touring the back roads and local sites including the Historical Society's museum complex in Winneconne and the Paine Art Centre and Gardens in Oshkosh. An excellent vacation!
This place was simply beautiful. The pictures do not even do this property justice. The property was very well kept and it was over beyond our expectations. It was very peaceful and relaxing which is what we were looking for. The yard and landscaping was so peaceful, it was really nice to take a book outside and just soak it all in. I even took my laptop outside on the back patio to do some homework and the WIFI worked great! The house itself was very well kept as well and all the necessities were already there. This was very nice so we did not have to pack up our entire kitchen and bathroom to take with us.
My husband and I, two young sons (ages 6 and 10) and 3 of our best friends all really enjoyed the stay. The kids loved playing outside on the tire swing and in the sandbox. We tried to fish in the pond, but the owners had already informed us they were not sure if there were any fish in it. We didn't catch anything but it was still relaxing being out on the dock. We all loved the school house too. It was very neat looking at the history from the area.
This place was within perfect distance to several different places such as the local town, lakes for boating, fishing, golfing and we even found a small zoo and another small farm with petting zoo within reasonable driving distance.
We were thankful that the two bedrooms had air conditioning. The first two days we were there it was extremely hot so having the air conditioning in the bedrooms definitely helped us sleep better. The basement stayed cool the entire time and the kids just slept down there.
We are already planning another trip. This place was perfect for everyone. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We did not need to contact them for the entire time we were there because they had left a nice binder with answers to everything you could think of. Absolutely LOVED this vacation!
*Five moderately wooded acres on Ball Prairie. Trails to explore. Near the large lakes of Winneconne, Poygan, & Winnebago, & the famed Wolf & Fox Rivers.
*Summer boating haven. Ice fishing. Sturgeon spearing. Walk & bike the Wiouwash Trail. Ride & dine the Pioneer Princess paddle-wheeler.
*Annual EAA convention and air show and world renowned museum.
*Country USA music fest. *Lifest Christian rock. *Rock USA fest.
*Winneconne Soveriegn State days. Appleton Octoberfest & Flag Day parade. High Cliff State Park. Day trip to Door County. Great Fall leaf color.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Notes||Standard rates: 4-6 nights: $150/nt; 7-14nts: $125/nt; 15 or more nts: $110/nt. No tax or other additional fees. Higher rates apply during the EAA Fly-In each year, late July/early August. Our normal minimum stay is 4 nights (but 3 night stay sometimes available at $180/nt)|