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Linda S. Vanden Heuvel

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Exceptional Private Log Home within Walking Distance to Ephraim

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Door County Lodge Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

Anticipation builds with every twist and turn of German Road. Then, in the woods of Ephraim, you come upon an impressive Adirondack style home. Reminiscent of the late 19th Century summer lodges, this retreat is a fine example of rustic and rugged design.

Constructed of beautiful timbers, this 2,240 sq. ft., five bedroom retreat is set on a knoll surrounded by strong cedars. Master bedroom and bath on first floor. Four bedrooms upstairs, one bedroom with a king size bed, two bedrooms with queen size beds and one bedroom with twin beds. The great room welcomes you with a massive stone fireplace and tongue-groove ceiling with skylights. The house features log railings, rough-cut oak flooring, custom kitchen with granite counter tops, screened porch and large outdoor deck, dining room with antler chandelier and first floor utility room with washer and dryer.

This is a beautiful location on a winding road, immediately North of Highway 42 in Ephraim, WI. Mature trees abound. You are able to walk to Ephraim. A number of excellent restaurants nearby. The perfect spot for a family vacation or a romantic get-away.

Just a leisurely stroll from Eagle Harbor, this five bedroom retreat is set on cedars and hardwoods. A soaring Door County stone fireplace, rough-cut oak flooring, rich texture, warm woods, and a tongue-and-groove ceiling with skylights create an impressive introduction to the residence. The custom kitchen invites entertaining with expansive granite counter-tops, rich black appliances and classic pine cabinetry. An enormous screened porch welcomes relaxation and is an ideal spot for casual dining. A large deck nestled under a canopy of leaves, begs you to come out, light the barbecue, and enjoy the peace and beauty that surrounds you.

Discover the delights of casual living in inherently sophisticated log retreat. its location, in one of the county's most sought after villages, is literally minutes from all of the fabulous cultural and recreational activities offered on the peninsula.

With soaring ceilings, massive stone fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors and rich character, this home defines the Door County lifestyle. Impressive great room for relaxing and memorable dining, comfy bedrooms encouraging the best night's rest, expansive deck for outdoor entertaining, sprawling screened porch for reading...or watching wildlife. Everything about the residence says peace and quiet. This is the perfect place to escape your way-too-busy life.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Linda S. Vanden Heuvel (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Petersons stayed at our home this past month and had nothing but accolades about its charm and accessability to all of Door County. Four couples stayed at our home with plenty of room to spare. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances. The sun porch is a great place to sit with a glass of wine. The Petersons really liked the fireplace, which is two stories tall.
May 2007
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based on 18 traveler reviews

Exceptional Private Log Home within Walking Distance to Ephraim
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! We had a great time and we'll be back next year, and the year after...

When we walked in the door, we knew we had hit the jackpot!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 2
New Lenox IL

A Door County Gem

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this home for a vacation rental. It accommodated three couples sufficiently with plenty of room to spare. Ephraim is a great location if you’re going to trek about the area, which is what we did. Some favorites of the home were the back deck with wooded privacy and three season room comfortably furnished. Plenty of wood stocked for the huge fireplace that was nice for the cooler evenings, even in July. Value for money was evident by all who stayed; I look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Il.

A Week Well-Spent

  • 5 of 5

Very accurate listing. Excellent leafy, quiet, casual accommodations for our three generations , mornings, daytime, evening. Washer and dryer especially handy. Space was perfect for light entertaining. We unexpectedly ate almost all our evening meals in house thanks to the grill, several porches, well-equipped kitchen, and fireplace. For joggers or bicyclists, superb. Highly recommended for all age groups, familial or just romantic.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 0
Columbus Ohio

Pure Door County Heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

I gathered my family from across the states to meet up in a place I had grown up coming to.. Door and the incredible , enormous log cabin did not disapppoint!!! The interior was well appointed and almost like Ralph Lauren had stepped inside to decorate..Everything was available to us. and a short walk to the Ephriam beach...and Wilsons!We loved that we were away from traffic but very close to 57 and 42 with easy access on back roads to destinations. the house was well equipped..even for all 10 of us.. we were there during the HEAT.. only complaint was toasty upstairs in the bedrooms.. but that was @ 100 degress. the air worked great thou.. We would go back in a hearbeat to this house..great house.. and perfect location... Do take a pontoon boat ride from the Epraim dock.. that was the hit of the week with 3 little ones..beach was perfect for them too!! ..

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 0
West Bend, WI USA


  • 5 of 5

What a house. The view was great. It is close to everything in Door County. The 2nd story restaurant was very delicous. The Summer Kitchen is always the place to go for bread and soup and Cherry Sparkle. The owner was fantastic to work with. I would recommend this and will to everyone I know. We were on motorcycles and it was a great ride through the woods to get here. So close to everything. Forget the hotels. This beats them all. The house was spotless. The beds are so comfortable I didn't even miss mine. Great at night for chatting with the friends in the spacious living room.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 2
Milwauke, WI

House made for a great, relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (8 of us in total) rented this home to celebrate our mother's 60th birthday. The house suited our needs perfectly. Everything was clean and in great shape. Plenty of room to either all be together or, at the same time, go off for some quiet reading time. Having chosen an unusually cold weekend for September, the fireplace was so welcome. The owners provided everything we needed for the stay. The location is great. Quiet solitude, a nice wooded deck, a great area for a walk/run yet close to main road. We will definitely look to use this house again. Oh, and the mattresses were great!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Gills Rock, WI
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Ephraim, WI
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Just a few miles from Peninsula Park and even closer to downtown Ephraim, Wilson's and the public beach. Midwest Living Magazine June 2007 selected Ephraim '#1 Best Small Town Get-Away' - The best of the best!

Door County is beautiful every season of the year. Spring is hopeful, with all shops stocked and ready to go for the season. Summer is prime time and beautiful. The fall colors are spectacular. Winter is peaceful, secluded, and restful. There is always something fun to do in Door County.

Other Activities: Sightseeing, rafting, kayaking, boating, snowmobiling, Wildlife viewing, hiking, miniature golf, horseback riding, hot air ballooning

Golf: Peninsula Golf Course is only about 2 miles from this home. Door County is famous for its many golf courses, all within driving distance.


Rates & Availability

Ephraim Lodge Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July - August 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
September - October 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $240
Tax Rate 11.0%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Security deposit of two night's rate is required immediately. Reservation is not guaranteed until security deposit is received. Full amount is due 60 days before arrival or reservation is forfeited.

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Door County Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2240 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , First Floor
    Half Bathroom -
  • Powder room and master bath remodeled in 2007.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom on first floor, with king size bed, walk-in closet and separate bath. Another king size bed on the second floor. New carpeting. Two queen size beds on second floor. New carpeting. Two twin size beds in second floor bedroom. New carpeting.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Linens provided: You should bring additional bath towels if you are a group greater than four. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer Wood fireplace: Door County two story fieldstone fireplace with 7 1/2 foot cedar mantle. Full kitchen: Beautiful kitchen with hand-scraped red oak floors, granite counter tops, under cabinet lighting, new appliances, including 22' side-by-side refrigerator, stone back-splash, and Kohler fixtures. Cooking utensils provided/ Deck/patio: Large outdoor deck with tree in the middle. Telephone: Provided for emergencies, but no long distance calling from the telephone. Antler chandelier in dining room, beautiful great room, screened porch, first floor utility room with washer and dryer, air conditioning, foyer, custom decorating by Sister Bay Trading Company. No Pets Allowed: Some exceptions. A substantial additional deposit will be required.

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