Awesome Retreat Venue!
Submitted: December 3, 2010
Stayed: July 2010
As the winter chill dives deeper and deeper into my bones, I remember the fun of summer past. We are a group of old Girl Scout leaders (no not old -- former GS leaders) who love to leave behind the worries of our respective families and join together for some "us" time. This past July (2010) we stayed here for the first time. It certainly is a little piece of Northwoods Paradise! We were entertained by the doe and fawn watching us from the other side of the lake; caught glimpses of a black bear; listened to the calls of a visiting loon one day; and were amazed at the star-filled sky at night. We never missed a day of floating on air mattresses on our own private lake but don't think we missed a store in Hayward either. Besides all the wonderful shops in town, we enjoyed some taste-testing at the local winery and micro-brewery, hand-packed cones from the ice cream shop, and indulged ourselves with MANY trips to the old-fashioned candy stores. The Pow-Wow and Lumberjack Days were a fantastic glimpses into other cultures. Quite the experiences! The owners were helpful with any questions we had and offered many ideas for area attractions.
The home is immaculately clean and very well maintained. Spacious. Beautifully decorated. With 2 of the bedrooms, kitchen/dining, bathroom, small deck overlooking the lake, and living room on the main level, it is well suited for those who have difficulty with stairs. There are a couple steps up to the front door; one down to the porch. The house is not right on the water, but it is a gentle (grassy) slope down to the beach. The lake is small. Our kayakers were wishing for a little more water and those who fish were wishing for game fish, but the Chippewa Flowage is just a short drive away. The porch was a wonderful gathering space, especially at night when we could enjoy the outside breezes and night sounds without the annoying misquitos buzzing and biting!
I think we were home maybe 24 hours before we were sending our request for next summer! And now that the snowflakes are falling yet again, we think ahead to next July and this wonderful little piece of Northwoods Paradise! Would we recommended this property? Absolutely! (just not our week in July!) :)
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
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