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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Bath, (Sleeps 8-9)

Visit now and hike miles of trails, ride miles of smooth roads, watch for migrating birds making their way through or just observe quiet woodlands and watch as life reaffirms itself in a thousand different ways. Looking for a breath of fresh air? Look no further.

Feel a million miles away from the stress, congestion, hustle and bustle of urban living - all within 1.5 hours of Chicago OR Milwaukee! Our tranquil oasis will whisk you worlds away without traveling very far.

Set on more than 12 beautiful acres of trees and prairie nestled in the heart of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, leave your worries behind and feel yourself relax in this country home with all the modern amenities.

Conveniently located just 20 miles outside Lake Geneva, and less than 5 miles from Lauderdale Lakes the choices are yours. Shopping, dining, spas in Lake Geneva, boating, swimming and lounging on Lauderdale's 3 lakes. Cross country skiing in the Kettle Moraine or downhill skiing at Alpine Valley are minutes away from our back door.

Or best of all, sit and enjoy the scenery, hiking, biking, snowmobiling and horse back riding on the Kettle Moraines' miles of trails. You will find 'more than 20,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods' in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine. Golf, fishing, spas, restaurants...the possibilities are endless!!!

Escape from the ordinary, find the extraordinary. And EXHALE!

**PLEASE NOTE: if you are searching for a party headquarters please do not book our home. We do not allow overnight guests other than those listed in the rental information nor do we sponsor large gatherings (weddings, graduation parties, etc). I am sure there are plenty of places that can sponsor those events for you - we are not it. Our maximum guest count is strictly enforced.

Keywords: Country Home, Nature, Natural Escape, Southern Kettle Moraine, Hiking, Biking, XC Skiing, Southeast Wisconsin, Road Biking,Ice Age Trail, John Muir Trail, Emma Carlin Trail

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Ann

This home is our family retreat. There is no touch of an 'institutional' feel anywhere. Our family and extended family spends a lot of time here and we want to share this truly unique and serene experience with those that can appreciate some time away from the rat race. We are VERY kid friendly...but also an ideal destination for a romantic weekend for 2!

Ann purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Ann chose Southern Wisconsin

The Kettle Moraine State Forest's Southern Unit is unique and beautiful. It is also easily accessible to the greater Chicagoland AND the greater Milwaukee areas. The truly amazing thing is all that is available within a short distance - cycling (on and off road), hiking, horseback riding, boating, shopping, spas cross country skiing, etc etc etc. Boredom should NEVER be an issue.

What makes this farmhouse unique

More than 20,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit, making this a popular area for a wide variety of visitors. The 3,500-acre Scuppernong River Habitat Area is the largest wet prairie east of the Mississippi River. You can enjoy all of this but still sleep in (very) comfortable beds and have access to a well equipped kitchen (and central air conditioning)!

Guestbook comments from the owner

From note left by guests:

"Thanks for offering such a lovely spot. We enjoyed ourselves on your land and in several area attractions. We ran/walked many loops around the prairie!


The Kolls"
Sep 2009
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Whitewater Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1.5 baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom is on the ground floor, 2 additional bedrooms are on the second floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Located on 12 rolling acres, our own spring-fed pond, steps away from the Kettle Moraine trails for hiking/cross-country skiing/horse-back riding/nature viewing, etc, etc ,etc.


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average rating of 4.939394 based on 38 reviews
Appleton, Wisconsin

Great family get away,

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed Thanksgiving weekend with all the comforts of home! Everything was clean, the beds comfortable and the kitchen had everything imaginable to cook with including plenty of dinnerware to feed a large group! The property was very scenic with access to Kettle Moraine trails just down the road.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing farmhouse in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely experience at Ann's home, which is an easy hour and 45 mins from Chicago. Ann was super accommodating of our slightly earlier arrival time, and responded fairly quickly on email. The house is clean, nicely updated, comfy and laid out well for a group of four (plus one lively toddler and two dogs!). We were able to spread out and immediately feel at home. There were clear instructions detailing how everything works in the house. The kitchen was well-stocked with cooking supplies and (sharp! hooray!) knives. The Wi-Fi signal wasn't great, but we honestly welcomed the opportunity to unplug a bit and just enjoy the quiet, peaceful surrounds. We loved the screened-in porch when it got a bit buggy at night, and the dogs loved the huge, fenced-in yard. Note: I also saw several hummingbirds up close early in the morning while I was having coffee on the steps. There's a great fire pit out back for s'mores with a big rolling yard, which was great for kicking the soccer ball around over a few chilled Spotted Cows. And these four 30-somethings were all super excited to take a couple jumps on the trampoline. :) If you're a hiker or cycler, I'd highly recommend staying in this area--there are beautiful and easily accessible trails all around. Meat lovers, I'd recommend Wilson Farm Meats for FABULOUS bacon, sausages and steaks, and Rushing Waters Fisheries for super fresh-caught rainbow trout. All in all, we loved our stay, and we absolutely hope to come back!

Thanks for a terrific weekend getaway, Ann!


  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super house and secluded and serene property

  • 5 of 5

My family had a super time! Trampoline-flying kites-walking trails with fresh red and black rasberries along trail-countless stars! Even saw a deer on the walk. House has endless charm and all the comforts of home and more! Very clean and comfy beds! We will concider this one again next year guaranteed!!! Thanks for a wonderful stay!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Joyful relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a heavenly place! The house is perfectly set up for a relaxing getaway, with a great kitchen for making gourmet meals. The property has all sorts of treats- a hammock under the shade trees, flowers flowers FLOWERS, a bench swing in a big oak, thirteen -striped ground squirrels, hummingbirds, and abundant raspberries growing in a thicket on the edge of the grounds. PERFECT!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our low-key bachelorette weekend! The cabin has more room than I had imagined from the pictures. We grilled out, built a fire to roast marshmallows and played some games around the oversized dining table (fit all of us and the food comfortably for every meal). I know they say the kitchen, firewood, towels etc come stocked but man, they are not kidding! We definitely over packed assuming we'd need a lot of those things but they were all provided and then some. Phenomenal weekend, great location, couldn't have been more pleased with our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Weekend in Wisconsin

  • 5 of 5

Our group (7 adults, one baby) had a great time at Ann's house. The property is beautiful, and the house itself had everything we needed - plenty of space, a great kitchen for cooking, and even laundry! We really appreciated the chance to stay there, and hope to stay again next summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Car: necessary

We are located IN the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest. ENJOY: hiking, biking, trail running, geo-caching, bird watching, mushrooming, fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, boating, hunting, scenic drive, ice fishing, ice skating, hunting, target shooting or dog walking.

Or drive 15 minutes into Lake Geneva and shop, spa and dine.

Or a little bit of all of the above. Truly the best of everything.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Contact us for information on discounted mid-week or extended stays!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.