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US Open (55 mins drive) Summer Vacation Getaway - Private Lake Community

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)


Summer is a treasure and should not be overlooked or it will be Gone. Plan your family getaway or take some time for yourself at The Cabin. A private spring fed lake and 70 acres of walking trails. There is a water trampoline, canoes, kayaks and paddleboats for you to enjoy. There is also calm and relaxation. Been planning to read a book - this is the place.

Road America is 11 miles from this private lake community. Elkhart Lake along with the infamous Kohler golf courses are 14 miles from our lake. Lake Michigan is just 20 miles from the cabin.

My husband built this long house style cabin in 2003, for our family. It is the perfect place to bring your family and spend time having fun and relaxing together. The cabin is bright and enveloping. Take some time to read, to rest, to hike, to swim, to play games, and to spend time together.

The community consists of 10 vacation homes. All our neighbors are considerate and are there for the same reasons we are; to get away and enjoy the peaceful beauty with our families. You will love the rustic feel of the cabin and yet, it has all the necessary amenities of home.

It is fabulous! Walk the cut trails through the woods and prairie, watch for deer, owls, and the waterfowl on the creek. This one of a kind place is something you must experience, we are sure you will want to return year after year. We look forward to meeting you.

It is important to us that our home meets your standards, please take the time to pick up prior to leaving, it will help us with the next guest's preparations.

Dawn and Mike

Keywords: Cabin

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Dawn Knitter
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2017

About Dawn Knitter

Victoria (20), Claudia (17), Mike and Dawn (2009)

Mike and I live in Hyde Park (Chicago) and our daughters live in Milwaukee just 55 minutes south of the cabin. Mike Is working at University of Chicago. We all enjoy the outdoors; Mike with a passion for golfing and I enjoy outdoor photography and gardening. We have four family dogs; one Welsh Corgie (Rosie) and German Shepherd (Maya) our daughter Victoria's Beagle (Olive) and Claudia's Border Collie/Shepherd (Penny Lane). Having the cabin offers all of us the opportunity to spend quality time together, have fun and relax.

Mike built this 1000 sq ft cabin for our family in 2003 and it is absolutely one of the best things we did for our family and friends.

We hope you enjoy yourselves as much as our family does.

The Knitters and our furry friends

Rosie, Maya, Olive, and Penny

Why Dawn Knitter chose Wisconsin

This property is unique. Don't miss an opportunity to spend some time at The Cabin. It is impossible to describe, our visitors are always surprised with what they see no matter how much we try to describe it them. It is a one of a kind and everyone who has visited or stayed with us loves it.

What makes this cabin unique

Imagine driving on a county highway in rural Wisconsin, passing farms with acres of open farmland, passing through small towns that are not even a mile long and then turning down a gravel road, being greeted by the beautiful cows at the top of the road and continuing a short distance to find an ornate gate leading into The Willows. Upon entering you will see beautiful rustic cabins and homes with a picturesque spring fed lake directly in front of you. The remainder of the property cannot be adequately described, you must see it. This is a friendly private community that you will want to return to.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mike and Dawn, Your place is awesome! thank you so much for the hospitality. We would like to reserve for the same time next year but for the whole week. Best regards Jeff

Thanks for letting us stay at your beautiful home. Highlight of the week. Joe

Loved your place. Thanks for sharing with us. Well see you again. Have a good year. Charlie

Thank you, thank you awesome place loved it and hope to be back next year. Mike
Sep 2010
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Cascade Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This sofa bed is only a few years old and very comfortable., Bunk Beds (2) Two trundle beds. One can be made into a king sized bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This cabin built in 2003, has a full kitchen with all necessary cooking items. It includes a table that can seat 12. It is extremely bright and friendly. There is an enclosed bedroom with queen bed, a lofted bedroom with 2 trundle beds, one can be made into a king bed, and the living room has a new queen sofa bed. All linens are provided. The deck is the place to spend the day relaxing and the patio area is great for grilling and includes a table for 6. When it cools down, there is plenty of wood for the patio fire pit..enjoy a glass of wine and don't forget the smores. This lake is spring fed and absolutely beautiful to swim in or float around and relax. This is a NO motor lake community. There are a number of dogs around and they do visit through out the day. This is an incredibly fun yet relaxing atmosphere; come and experience it.


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(4 traveler reviews)

US Open (55 mins drive) Summer Vacation Getaway - Private Lake Community
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Crestwood, Illinois

Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation at the Knitter Cabin was very relaxing. We had 8 people but there was always space for everyone. Dawn met us on arrival and is a fantastic hostess. We enjoyed our time at their lake as well as the short day trips to Elkhart Lake and Sheboygan.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most relaxing vacation we have ever taken!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Knitter's Cabin last week and thoroughly enjoyed every minute! The house is spotless and had everything that we could possibly need and then some. Dawn, and her sweet niece Gracie, were there to greet us and were very gracious hostesses! Dawn provided us with information about the area (restaurants, hospitals, grocery stores, etc.) and also gave us directions on how to get there. We loved cruising around the lake in the many boats they have, jumping on the lake trampoline and fishing for hours. She was right on about the neighborhood. Everyone is very social and so are their dogs! We felt right at home the entire time. We took one day to explore around the area. We traveled to Lake Michigan at Sheboygan and also did a little shopping in Milwaukee. Thank you to the Knitter's for an unforgettable vacation for our family! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy Thank you for the kind review. We are so happy you and your family had such a nice time. We enjoyed having you stay with us. Hope to see you again! Enjoy the remainder of summer. Dawn Knitter
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Family Vacation at the lake

  • 5 of 5

This was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had as a family. The 6 of us had a great time swimming and fishing at the lake and hiking around the trails. One suggestion is to bring your own food, as there is not a large selection of restaurants in the immediate area.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Middleton, WI

My wife and I along with ...

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our 3 young children enjoyed our fall weekend. The cabin is a unique mix of rustic and modern, very comfortable, and provided all of the amenities that we expected. Although we could not swim because of the temps, the lake looked very clean and had some sandy beaches that would be great for small kids to play and swim. We would recommend this cabin for a family stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We hope you are able to visit in the summer months.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Cascade, East side of Lake Ellen
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Black Wolf Run, Whistling Straits
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 28
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cascade Cafe
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Sunburst, Kewaskum, WI
Nearest Beach
In front of cabin
Car: necessary

On our property, enjoy swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing (catch and release), building sand castles, hiking, tennis, basketball, bolce ball and quiet relaxation on our private lake surrounded by 80 acres of woodlands. Nearby you will find additional hiking, bike trails (Kettle Moraine Forest 16 miles), lakes for boating, waterskiing, lots of exceptional golf with Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits (14 miles), hunt clubs, trout farm, horseback riding and dog training facilities. In Plymouth(7 miles), this quaint town offers excellent antiquing, bike rentals and sight seeing. Beautiful spas in Kohler, (14 miles), as well as in Elkhart Lake (14 miles). There are many restaurants to choose from. Road America is (11 miles) away. There is a Water park in Sheboygan (18 miles) away, as well as, beautiful Lake Michigan, where you can charter fishing boats. Winter is just as inviting with cross-country skiing, sledding, and ice skating. Downhill skiing/tubing at Sun Burst (18 miles).


Rates & Availability

Cascade Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 15 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
U.S. Open at Erin Hills
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Dogs $50
Cleaning fee $95

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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