One of the finest log homes in Northern Wisconsin, with all the amenities. Located on private Carpenter Lake (365 acres) just 5 miles from Eagle River off of Highway 70 east. We are just 2 miles from the Nicolet National Forest. Because Carpenter is a peaceful lake, we have a nesting pair of loons that return every year to raise their young on a little island called 'loon island'. Eagles fly by and sometimes perch in the pines. Game fish include bluegills, crappies, northerns, walleye, small and large mouth bass. A few muskies have been caught but not many. The lake is very clear and without algae. There isn't any public boat launch but the Chain of Lakes (28 lakes connected) is just a few miles down the road.
This new home was built in July 2008 with the extras and comfort in mind. The furnishings for the home are 'Northwoods' oriented. All the beds are log beds. You'll find Northwoods themed lighting, bear lamps, moose pillows and sconces with pine trees. The gas fireplace with river rock has a half log mantel. The front of the log home is all glass reaching 31 feet high. Walk through the sliding glass doors onto the huge deck to a view that overlooks the lake and the tall pines. The house has 2 zone air conditioning and heating, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, wood floors, and travertine in the 3(full) bathrooms. All the bedrooms are carpeted. We have plenty of parking for boats or snowmobile trailers.
Need more room? We have a 10,000 SF B/B resort next to the house which has antiques galore and 9 more bedrooms plus a game room. It is a quiet, romantic B/B and doesn't allow young children for that reason.
In the winter, 2 snowmobile trails are located by our road. Step out the door, climb on your snowmobile and hit the trails. There's also ice fishing everywhere on our lake and neighboring lakes. Cross country ski and snow shoe at anvil trail just 3 miles down the road in the Nicholet National Forest.
This log home is one of the nicest to be rented out in Northern Wisconsin and is great for groups, family reunions, small weddings, business seminars or your luxury vacation.
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We purchased original log home in 1998. December 5th, 2007, a terrible fire destroyed the entire house. We decided to rebuild the vacation house bigger and better but without a wood burning fireplace this time! (For obvious reasons). We replaced it with a gas fireplace however. Carpenter Lake is such a peaceful area that if one is looking to relax, you have it all here.
Our "Liegel" summer vacation was again a success at The Pinewood Lodge. How fun it was to celebrate two 21-year old birthdays too!! The rain held off for most of the week and everyone enjoyed the beautiful water of Carpenter Lake. One of the girls brought water in from the lake in a water bottle and it was as clear as the drinking water we brought along. Of course, we did not drink the lake water; but it looked like we sure could. Bob and Tess were very helpful and enjoyable to have next door. If we needed anything, they were there. Bob was great when it came to putting in and taking out our personal boats and helping with any questions we had. Our only suggestion would be to have the owners replace the faucets in the bathrooms; as it looked to us that they were improperly installed (or the sink was) and they leaked/dripped onto the floor if they were not turned off properly. Other than that, we look forward to maybe spending another summer vacation at The Pinewood.
The cabin was well maintenance and cleaned. It was a perfect one for 15 people on their own beds. It was not easy to find one like that. The snowmobile trails were nearby which was nice. We went out for snowmobile ride & stayed at the beautiful cabin! The only thing disappointed us was wi-fi unavailable and hope it will be fixed soon for next group. We will be able to come back next winter. :o)
There were many families staying together in our group. Not all of the families would have been affected by the price difference, however, all of the families were affected and annoyed by the burning of garbage and recyclables. That is good news that you have stopped. There were things we definitely liked about the property, like the lake! The cabin still sits on top of a very steep hill. That was a real issue for the older people in our group, and was a real pain to climb up and down. It was time for our group to move on.
We have had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful home twice. Once last summer and most recently last month. There was plenty of room and everything we needed for all four of our families. The large windows offer a panoramic view of the lake and Eagles!!! My 3 year old loved to play on the beach in the crystal clear water and my five year thinks he is the next Babe Winkelman after his fishing success. (the spider-man pole turned out to be a great investment) We enjoyed the clean cool air by the fire in the evenings and the large deck and grill are great for family dinners.
Last month we brought up the snowmobiles to enjoy Eagle Rivers winter fun as well. The house has easy access to the trails and plenty of room for the trailer. The two big screens were great for watching movies by the warm fireplace after a long days ride. We know how to vacation in the Dells and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a clean and safe family vacation.
I have stayed here three times in the winter and twice in the summer and each time it has been great! House is in a great location, beautiful setting, and in fantastic condition. The owners take great care of the house and are always willing to help with any questions, needs or concerns. Looking forward to our next trip back.
Beautiful lake. Beautiful Northwoods location. Unfortunately, the property owners burn all of the garbage and recyclable materials -including plastic - from the cabin and the B&B next door. The garbage and recyclable materials are burned in an incinerator near the cabin and the B&B. At times, the surely hazardous smoke kept us from enjoying the great outdoors. Truly a bummer when you are on vacation "Up North". On more than one occasion during the day, the smoke, smell and ash forced us inside the cabin (and to close the cabin windows) and kept us from enjoying an evening campfire.
Something else to consider about this property is that the cabin is situated on top of a hill. It is a very steep climb down the hill and quite a work out climbing back up. Also, there is no designated path or stairway. Once down at the lake, however, there is a very nice sandy beach, ideal for swimming.
Three casinos all within an hour or less. Minoqua, Boulder Junction and Rhinelander within one half hour away. Off road truck races at Crandon-one half hour away. Dirt track racing in Eagle River, Three Lakes and Antigo. House is located on a scenic trail.