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Spacious, Rustic, Beautiful Lodge-15 Acres 600 Ft of Shoreline-Enjoy all year

Tomahawk, WI, USA (City)
  • House5000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps15
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Log Home, 5000+ Sq Ft, 2 kitchens, 4 Bedrooms plus loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

This rustic, luxury log home is located on the peaceful Spirit River Flowage just 2 miles west of Tomahawk & 2 miles east of the Tomahawk airport. Enjoy peace & serenity on 15 acres with 600 feet of private waterfront paradise! Summertime fun! Complete with 2 Canoes & Row Boat. Winter Wonderland! Snowmobile trails & Cross Country skiing begin on the property. Ice fishing. Downhill skiing nearby at Granite Peak, Camp 10 or North on Hwy 51. Enjoy the warmth by the fireplace. Spectacular views from sunrise to sunset are available any time of the year. 4500+ sq. feet of indoor room to sprawl for privacy, family reunions/multiple families, corporate retreat, church retreat, scrapbook, quilting or design your own retreat. Ask about office chairs and tables available for craft retreats. The cathedral ceiling, cook's kitchen, 2 story field stone fireplace & log interior make an awesome backdrop for the perfect getaway, retreat or Wedding!

This home offers ample space for multi-family groups. The 2nd floor offers one bathroom, 2 bedrooms (one bedroom consists of 2 separate rooms for sleeping) with newer mattresses, 1 loft area with queen bed. There is also a sofa sleeper on main floor. Enjoy the amenities of a fully furnished kitchen with commercial stove, 3 ovens, great room with 2 story field stone fireplace & cathedral ceiling, dining room, mud room, grand piano & 3/4 season wrap porch. The lower level walks out to the waterfront & a fire pit. This area provides it's own full kitchen, bathroom with shower, pool table, 1 large bedroom (with 3 twin beds & 1 Queen Bed - all have newer mattresses), 1 comfy La-Z-Boy sofa-sleeper. Pictures do not reveal the spacious, unique beauty of this home.

The Spirit River Flowage is rather quiet & non-commercial with abundant Forest Crop land. It is possible to boat, paddle, kayak, cross country ski, etc. 7+ miles up the river to the west & 1+ miles to the east! Plenty of wildlife viewing, bald eagles, deer & great fishing! Swimming is good on the property with a small sandy beach. The rest of the shoreline has a variety of grassy, tree lined & rocky terrain. With 600 ft of frontage the level shoreline is a combination of sand, soft ground, rocky or some weeds. Amazing ice fishing location. Bald eagles year round! Astounding view of stars! Snowmobile trails & X Country skiing out your door! Plenty of room to park trailers. Need more space? There is an RV hook-up available for an additional fee.

Room for Horse Trailers & a field for grazing (no fence on the property). Bring your motorcycle & ride the rustic roads of Northern Wisconsin! Or bring your bicycle to cruise the winding roads or bike the Hiawatha trail system for miles!

Quaint downtown shopping area within 2 miles & plenty of restaurants if you desire taking in more than the 15 acres of privacy! This place will refresh your soul all year long!

Taking reservations for 2016-17! Book now for the Holidays! Includes a Christmas Tree from mid-December to early-January!!!

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About Ellen

I grew up in Tomahawk, moved away, raised a family and returned to my home town. I inherited this home from my dad. This home was designed to host large gatherings of family & friends. Like my dad, I enjoy people and enjoy sharing my home with family & friends and welcoming new friends. I also have my own private apartment in this home. It does not interfere with your vacation space. When I am not working I enjoy music, fishing, boating, yard work, cross country skiing, hiking, and being outside. Most of all I love to spend time with family and enjoy travelling to see my kids and grandkids. Of course, they also enjoy coming to visit me, too. My home holds many wonderful memories for my family. The maintenance on this home is huge. When my son & his wife introduced me to VRBO it transformed my vision of this home from burden to blessing and from "for sale" to "for keeps." It's been exciting to upgrade this house and to make this a little piece of heaven on earth for all who gather here.

Ellen purchased this House in 1996

Why Ellen chose Tomahawk

The land has been in the family since the 1960's. The home was built with hand cut logs from family property in 1980 by my dad. It is my desire to share this amazing place with others. If you desire to have a retreat or craft event or a wedding there are excellent catering options in the area! As an artist it is an inspiring place to rejuvenate & be creative. I've had church retreats, quilting retreats, scrapbook retreats, family reunions, weddings & receptions, & much more here. Ample room for multiple families! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or other Holidays.

What makes this House unique

This is an awesome place for multi-family gatherings, craft retreats, corporate or church retreats, & quiet getaways! 15 acres! While the living area can host a party of 100 there is also plenty of personal space for everyone in this large home. And the view is amazing! You can create a soothing retreat from the normal routine of life or provide a large arena for food, fun, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, biking, games, campfires and making great memories! Very close to grocery & shopping. Experience your own personal lodge! Create your own craft, corporate or church retreat. Bring tents & have the best of both worlds. Book this home for your wedding rather than a banquet facility for a dreamy setting!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 2-3
        2 queen, This bedroom has 2 rooms with a sliding glass door between
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, Loft has privacy drapery to divide room
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, 3 twin/ single, 1 child bed, Spacious lower level bedroom
      • Common Areas
        1 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon, 2 sofa sleepers and 1 twin bed
      • This spacious home has 3-4 bedrooms. One of the bedrooms consists of 2 rooms with a sleeping area in each. Throughout the house there are 4 Queen size Beds with newer mattresses, 1 Full size bed, Twin/Single Beds (4) in lower level, (1) Single Bed in upper level, Child Beds (1), Sofa Sleepers (2)


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Lower level bathroom
      • 3

      Location Type

        • Lakefront
          600 feet of private waterfront on the Spirit River Flowage, private peninsula with patio. Property has southern exposure. Wildlife viewing. Gorgeous Sunsets! Bring your camera & binoculars.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Seats 6 or more.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Most areas have A/C. Location on river creates natural cooling. Rarely need A/C.
                    • Fireplace
                      2 field stone fireplaces, One is 2 stories high, one is 1 story.
                    • Garage
                      Garage available upon request
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      2 furnaces
                    • Internet
                      Free wifi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Bed Sheets, pillows & pillow cases, blankets
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Dryer on upper level
                    • Parking
                      Ample parking, room for RV, trailers
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      RV hookup also available for additional $25/day
                    • Telephone
                      Telephone with local calls only.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels & Kitchen towels to be used inside only. Please bring your own beach towels to use outside.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washer on upper level
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Fireplace
                    • Wood Stove
                      Wood stove is attached to main furnace unit, heat is provided thru Wood source along with propane. Wood provided for heating.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                        • Catering Available
                          Local caterers available upon request.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Loaded kitchen
                        • Dishwasher
                          1 Dishwasher in main kitchen
                        • Kitchen
                          (2) 2 full kitchens in home
                        • Coffee Maker
                          2 coffee makers, 1 coffee grinder, filters supplied
                        • Oven
                          3 Ovens in main floor kitchen 1 Oven in lower level kitchen
                        • Pantry Items
                          spices, sugar, flour, odds & ends, take a little/leave a little
                        • Refrigerator
                          (2) Each full kitchen has a refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Commercial Gas Stove - 6 burners, Griddle, 3 ovens in main kitchen *2nd Kitchen in lower level has 1 stove
                        • Toaster
                          2 toasters


                            • Dining
                              Dining Room has long table for seating up to 12. Also, 3 season wrap porch has a long table seating 10-12 people.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                  Fiction & non-fiction Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blu-Ray & DVD
                                • Games
                                  Variety of games, decks of cards, poker chips
                                • Music Library
                                  CD's available, Piano & Vocal Music Books
                                • Pool Table
                                  Pool Table
                                • Television
                                  TV channels available on Main Level TV - local channels. TV in Waterfront level has a DVD Player with movie Library
                                • Toys
                                  Toy chest, Little Tykes kitchen, children's books
                                • Video Library
                                  DVD's available


                                    • Boat
                                      2 Canoes & 1 Row Boat, some life jackets provided - bring your own life jackets for children
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      (10) Lawn chairs, 2 tables & benches on site, & some children size lawn chairs - 1 Fire pit
                                    • Golf
                                      Tomahawk has 2 golf courses Inshalla Country Club & Edgewater Country Club
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 Canoes & 1 Row Boat, a few life jackets available but suggest guests bring their own life jackets, especially for children
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Lawn - 3 acres mowed
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber charcoal grill & gas grill - Propane tank is provided - Please supply your own charcoal.
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Granite Peak in Wausau, WI - 40 minute drive south of Tomahawk


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • limited accessibility
                                          Sidewalk with no steps from driveway to house - no steps - Gentle slope outside to access the lower level without using stairs. The yard at waterfront is level, no slope. No Handicap bathroom.


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • bird watching
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing


                                                            • Plenty of room for parking trailers with turn-around, Snowmobile trails, A/C available in most of house, 15 acres of privacy, 600 ft Waterfront, grand piano in Great Room, 2 canoes, 1 row boat, spectacular view, Bald Eagle nesting nearby, more space for your group than pictures or words can describe! Tomahawk prides itself in providing plenty of outdoor activity as well as an atmosphere for relaxation & refreshment. Make a campfire in the fire pit. (Guest to supply their own campfire wood.) Look at the stars, count the shooting stars, hope for Northern Lights, and those are just a few ideas. There are 2 boat launch ramps within a mile of the property.

                                                              19 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Fantastic Family Reunioin

                                                              Steve R.

                                                              The home was exactly what our family needed. We had spent the previous 10 or so reunions at resorts, hotels, destinations, etc. where the family is in separate rooms doing their own things only to come together for a short dinner and drinks typically in a rented meeting room. The problem was that we really weren't spending quality time with each others families that we don't see that often. Ellen's home was big enough to sleep half of our group and to have plenty of space for our whole group to enjoy themselves together throughout the day. The property is absolutely beautiful and Ellen couldn't have been more accommodating!! Our family of over 30 people overwhelmingly voted this reunion as our best one yet due to the atmosphere it created for 3 different generations of our family to truly interact with each other. I highly recommend this property for anyone looking to spend time together at a place that has plenty of indoor space, a beautiful property on the water that can handle just about any group size, and convenient access to the water (the two canoes available from Ellen were great as well)!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              It was a joy to have your family at my home! I'm thrilled that your family had a lot of quality time together and that you found my home to be very accommodating for your reunion. Your family took really good care of my home & I would definitely welcome you anytime! Thanks for the awesome review.

                                                              The place was great for our family snowmobile adventure!

                                                              jim a.Wausau, WI

                                                              We had a tremendous time with more than enough room, bathrooms and beds for the 11 of us who stayed here. Greatroom was a super place where we would congregate for cocktails and munchies after a day on the trails. The trails in the area were snirty, but that was this year. Appreciated the opportunity to stay here and be all together. The boys wished they had their ice fishing equipment for some nighttime fishing.

                                                              Incredbile property and the owner is so accommodating and helpful! I would recommend 100%

                                                              Jessa B.

                                                              We had our wedding of 70 people at this property and the entire event was incredible! Ellen was so helpful and accommodation throughout the entire process! She went above and beyond to make our special everything we hoped for. All of our guests commented on how gorgeous the property is and how perfect it was for the event. There was lots of open spaces for the tent and yard games and plenty of room in the house for all of our wedding party! The house was fully furnished with everything we could possibly need during our stay. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us, Ellen! We could not have asked for a better location!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              It is a joy to work with guests to make their stay or event the best it could be! Great communication and an enthusiastic approach help me prepare for their stay. This home was designed by my dad with the intent to welcome large groups of family and friends. My passion is to walk in his footsteps filling this amazing cabin with warm hospitality and a genuine interest in those who find their way to my home on the Spirit River.


                                                              Joshua S.

                                                              A group of 12 of my friends got together for a bachelor party and the host, and the property, were perfect for what we wanted. The pictures do not do this property justice because it is so amazing. Ellen was very easy to work with and gave us directions on what to do if something were to happen. There were local golf courses and places for food nearby if you feel like leaving the house. Highly recommend this property for any outing!

                                                              Great Spot for a Large Diverse Group

                                                              Jenna F.

                                                              We rented out this great cabin for a bachelorette party weekend with about 22 people. The group was mid 20's all the way up to 60's. This cabin offered many different areas to sleep which was nice for people who wanted a quiet night or people who wanted to stay up late! Having two kitchens was also helpful for cooking and storing all of the food/drinks. Everyone really enjoyed the size of the cabin and all the amenities the Ellen had to offer.

                                                              The only draw back to this cabin was the water/lake. The shore line was pretty much unswimable. We were there during some really hot days in August and the lake was pretty cruddy to swim in. Some girls took floats out but said it wasn't much better in the middle either. However, there is nothing that the own can do about that!

                                                              There are some close by local bars to go to and the town does offer some grocery stores and gas stations. If you forget anything a trip to the store is not far away.

                                                              We would all come back and stay again. Ellen was a great host and was able to answer all of our questions. THANKS!

                                                              Carol W.

                                                              Our family needed a place to have a "Pepper Reunion", and we found it in this wonderful cabin just west of Tomahawk, WI. Pepper's wish at her passing was that our family would get together. Ellen's cabin was "perfect" for the variety of ages, from 1 month to 83 years old and it has wonderful usability for large groups (ours was 19+)--yet small group settings are found throughout her cabin and property for games, card playing, boardgames, cribbage boards, pool table, movies (DVD), books and toys. Photo ops abound for group, activity related, and nature pictures (deer, squirrels, bald eagle, geese, cardinals, baltimore orioles, goldfinches, cedar wax wings, and many more). Our family loves music and the piano was played daily. Cooking was a dream with 2 fully equipped kitchens including a professional grill, 6-burner gas stove top and 4 ovens (2 of the 4 convection ovens) upstairs, and a stove/oven combo in the lowest level, with a walk-out option that works perfectly for grilling and eating in or out. We used the canoes and boat and caught one meal of fish. The sleeping options are more than advertised and the lowest level is enough for a family of 5. "Priceless" is the best description for the memories that were reviewed and made during the week at Ellen's cabin! Thank you Ellen, we will never forget our visit to your cabin.


                                                              Tomahawk, WI, USA (City)

                                                              Plenty of 4 wheeler & snowmobile trails nearby, bicycle trails, hiking, Great motorcycle Riding (ask about garage parking for bikes), nearby Winery, Harley Davidson Plant in town offers tours in the summer, Timm's Hill 20 miles west on Hwy 86 for hiking as well as Harrison area 10 miles east with many more nearby options, Summer-Water Ski Show, Water parks in nearby Minocqua & Wausau, Wildlife zoo in Minocqua (summer), 40 min. to snow skiing at Granite Peak & 90 min. to the U.P.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Owner prefers to issue contract to guest and communicate directly with guest. This option requires the following terms: $300 Non-refundable down payment with signed contract. 50% due 30 days before arrival. Balance due 14 days before arrival. Security Deposit due 14 days before arrival. Craft retreats available. Rates vary and are charged by group or per person depending on size - Contact owner for special event pricing along with use of tables, chairs with rollers, extra lighting, banquets, etc.

                                                              19 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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