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2hrs N of Chicago/On Rock River/Lake Koshkonong Area

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property


This very cozy, quaint, private backyard, your OWN PRIVATE PIER ,super clean 1670 square feet cottage is located directly on the Rock River in a very peaceful setting. With two piers for fishing and the river right outside the back door. Three bedrooms, large Living Room with gas fireplace, Air Conditioning, Washer/Dryer, cable TV, radios, large kitchen,LARGE SCREEN PORCH/deck, and great for just kicking back and relaxing. Within walking distance to bait shop, taverns, restaurant. Free Use of wireless Internet,, canoe, paddleboat or jon boat. Canoe and paddleboat to share with listing 309899. Fire pit on site. This very tastefully decorated cottage, known as 'The Trading Post', was built in 1896 along the River for selling/trading goods. Fishing in April and May is great for the walleye run, which is just across the bridge, below the dam, for those without a boat. With boats, ten minutes up the River is great for walleye fishing also. Also great fishing from the piers on site. Smoking allowed on porch/deck. Pet friendly.

For you snowmobilers, the trail runs in front of the home. We offer large piers, (in a NO WAKE) so bring just your fishing pole or bring your boat and take a leisurely 15 minute boat ride to Newville,fishing many of the great holes along the way or maybe trying a little water-skiing, or go out onto the Lake to The Buckhorn Supper Club for dinner, where boat parking is available. You may want to take a stroll across the bridge and have lunch at The Edgewater Restaurant The Showboat Tap,or at Off The Hook Grub and Pub. Pickup some bait and supplies at Trep's Bait Shop. There is a beautiful public golf course and public aquatic center within 5 minutes of this property and many more courses, all within 20 minutes.

More Things Around The Area:: *In Fort Atkinson (25 minutes) ~ Fireside Dinner Theatre; Riding Stables and Horseback Riding. *In Janesville (20 minutes) ~ 'City of Parks'; Rotary Gardens; Bike and Roller Blade Paths; 3 Golf Courses; Tallman House; Shopping; Rock Aqua Jays perform free Wednesday and Sunday at 7pm. *In New Glarus (45 minutes) ~ Norwegian Village; State Bike Trail through downtown; Cheese and Specialty Shops. *In Mount Horeb (70 minutes) ~ Cave of the Mounds; Little Norway; Blue Mounds State Park; A short drive up the road to Spring Green is the famous 'House on the Rock'. *In Madison (30 minutes) ~ State Capital of Wisconsin; University of Wisconsin; State Street; Olbrich Gardens; Vilas Park Zoo; Midwest Largest Fireworks Display at Warner; Park- 'Rhythm and Booms'; Farmers Market each Saturday around the Capital; Square.

Fishing Spots:: Four piers, right outside the door, the bridge and dam within walking distance, boating on the river.

Gibbs Lake (10 minutes) regular and ice fishing

Storr's Lake- Milton (10 minutes)

Hope Lake-Cambridge

Lake Kegonsa- Stoughton (25 minutes)

Lake Waubesa-McFarland- (30 minutes)

More Details

Chris or George Wellenkotter
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017


Edgerton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Amenities: With ample parking for your boat and trailer, just pack the suitcases and head to this vacation retreat. Microwave, Coffee maker, Toaster, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer-dryer, Cable TV/DVD, radio-CD player in every bedroom, books to read, Air Conditioning, Towels/linens. Sit on the screened porch or deck and keep an eye on your fish pole, read or watch the boats and campground activity across the River.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

2hrs N of Chicago/On Rock River/Lake Koshkonong Area
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Watseka Il.

Great Lodge On The River

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely Fantastic. Tons of room and great fishing right on the river just before the damn. Loaded up with Channel Catfish and Blue Cats. Fun for the whole family. George and Chris have a wonderful lodge with everything you could possibly need from boats, and a canoe, to kitchen appliances and utensils and very reasonably priced.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Pleasantly surprised

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a quiet fall getaway. House much larger than expected, well kept and clean. Very affordable. Good location to get around the area to fish, shop etc. Owners very nice and helpful. Several piers to fish from, or walk to dam area close by. We utilized the fire pit, grill and nice fireplace. Great for families of all ages or couples. Would definitely stay here again and a lot of bang for your buck!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago Il


  • 5 of 5

What a nice place. Very, very clean and cozy. Just bring your food and charcoal. Quiet, relaxing, and peaceful. Had our two dogs and they also loved swimming in the river and sleeping by the water. Owner was friendly, helpful. Didn't leave property once, but if you need or forgot something, town is 15 min drive. bait shop and little pub walking distance from cottage, just over bridge. A++ to the owner.....GREAT TIME

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent value

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this home for Easter weekend to provide a meeting place for us and our children. The place was very clean and comfortable, with piers to fish from and a nice deck, grill and fire pit to enjoy the beautiful back yard and river front. There was a full kitchen and a nice gas fireplace inside as well. The owners were wonderful to work with. We enjoyed fishing and exploring the area on our bikes. We would recommend this without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and getaway

  • 5 of 5

House is well maintained, stocked with amenities, and WiFi! Cabin is located on the river closest to dam so boat traffic was non-existent making it very quiet and conducive for fishing. Owners were very helpful on guiding for fishing spots, local places but no need to leave as everything needed is there. Will definitely be booking again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay this past weekend. Very relaxing! The cottage is very cute with plenty of space for a larger group. We loved taking the canoe out on the river. The area around Lake Koshkonong is so beautiful and pleasant. We will definitely be back. Probably sooner then later. Thanks much!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

* In Edgerton (10 minutes) ~ Annual Lions Club Celebration; Concert in the Park-Central Park (free); Tobacco Heritage Days; Concert in the Park-Central Park; Threshree-Thresherman's Park; Chili Mania-Downtown Edgerton; AppleFest; Christmas in the Country; Snowflake Craft Show-December; Sterling North Boyhood Home/Pauline Pottery Cabin; Shopping (Arts and Antiques, Grandpas Store, Jans Stained Glass, Bakery, Fulton Street Coffee Shop, Doit Center, Family Dollar, Restaurants, grocery store); Churches; Hospital; Golf Course; Sterling North Boyhood Home; Antique Shops; Golf Course; Bakery. *In Milton (10 minutes) ~ Milton House; Farmers Market 2nd Saturday of each month May through September. *In Cambridge (20 minutes) ~ Great place to go! The Wood Shed-Fantastic Amish furniture, rugs, lace - GREAT place to browse; Bakery; Specialty Shops; Lake Ripley-Beach; Matt Kenseth-Race Car store/museum.

Other Activities: cross country skiing in area


Rates & Availability

Edgerton Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 5 2017 - Nov 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.5%

March to mid-May 2016/800.00 per week/May 26 -2017 to June 30- 2017/ 1000.00 per week plus tax
(extra couple 100.00 fee)Fri-Fri/chk-in after 4pm-check out 10am/subject to change. We rent for full weeks only during the months of July and August. If available,summer weekends $ 600.00 for wkend .Wkend check out time 2pm Sunday. KAYAK RENTAL (reasonable rate) by day or week-call owner for more details/Holidays-3 nite minimum
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