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Solitude awaits you in this Cozy Cabin in the North Woods

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom plus Loft, 3/4 Bath (Sleeps 6 but I have cots for extras up to nine)

KRAUSE CREEK LODGE is conveniently located 22 miles south of Lake Superior in the small town of Mellen WI just two miles from the entrance to beautiful Copper Falls State Park. The address is 71018 Kornstead Road Mellen Wi.

Krause Creek Lodge is a cedar sided 2brd with loft, 3/4 bath and large great room over looking a seasonal beaver pond on Krause Creek-a class one trout stream.

Set on 120 private acres bordering the Chequamegon National Forest, Krause Creek Lodge is tastefully decorated in a Northwood's theme. Easily sleeps 6. I provide cots for extra guests at an additional charge max capacity 9. The lodge has radiant floor heat and a wood burning fireplace stove. Built new in 2012, it is fully equipped with everything you need for a vacation. A recreational trail system borders the land so you can motor in on your machine and head right back out again. Grouse and deer hunters will be in heaven. You will never hunt all the land available to you in one life time. I can help arrange semi to fully guided trips if you prefer as well as ATV and Snowmobile rental. Or just walk out the door and into the forest on your own. Guides require advance planning so plan ahead.

There is very little human pressure due to the remoteness of the lodge. A true Northern Wisconsin Wilderness experience on 120 private acres.

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Property Manager
Neil Hauger
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

About Neil Hauger

The Haugers are a family of four who enjoy the Northowoods of Wisconsin and all that the 4 seasons have to offer. We frequently go to the lodge to snow shoe, ski, snowmobile, hunt or just relax by a campfire or the fireplace.

Neil Hauger purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Neil Hauger chose Mellen

If you seek quiet solitude or easy access for ATV or Snowmobiling that KCL is for you. Mellen is a 30 minute drive from Ashland Wi or 45 minutes from Hayward. The lodge is on the edge of the Chequamengon National Forest and in the Penokee Mountain Range. The trail system for Ashland County comes down the edge of the property so access is stupendous. This is a highly sought after lodging destination due to the amount of the lake effect snow we receive in winter and the miles and miles of trails to snowmobile or ATV on. Machine in and right out again. Very Convenient.

What makes this cabin unique

KCL is very well appointed. I finished the entire cabin in a grade 2 knotty pine. The floor has been stained with an eco friendly vegetable dye and has been waxed to a high gloss. It has the appearance of marble. I installed radiant floor heat that can be turned up to the temperature you desire. Radiant heat warms the concrete floor to a nice comfortable temperature that heats the lodge very evenly. You can walk in your bare feet and not be cold. In the summer it has an opposite cooling effect as the ground generally stays at an even cool temperature. There are two bedrooms with new comfortable mattress and antique beds. A custom built ladder takes you to the loft where two more twin beds are located. I also installed a 297 feet deep well and an on demand water heater so there is always water for domestic needs and shower. The great room has lots of windows to give you a beautiful view of the beaver pond on Krause Creek. The Kitchen has all new appliances so you can enjoy a nice meal if you choose to cook. ATV and Snowmobile are available to rent and hunting/fishing guides can be arranged at an added fee. I can sleep 6 in beds, three more on cots I provide, possibly one on a couch. Lots of floor space if you do not mind a blow up mattress. I have had 10 men at a time and it is do-able if you are there for a short stay. I would say 10 is our maximum though.


Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Snow Creek Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mellen Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
WI State 13
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Snow Creek
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Whitecap Mountain
Car: necessary

Krause Creek Lodge is located in Beautiful Northern Wi on the edge of the Chequamegon National Forest. The lodge is conveniently located about a mile and a half from Mellen Wi. The lodge is set on 120 private acres overlooking Krause Creek and a seasonal beaver pond. There are miles of ATV/walking/snow mobile trails that connect to the property. Machine right up to your front door for a quick drink or a hot refreshment and hit the trail again! KCL is located a short drive from Ashland Wi with a rich history of logging and Great Lakes shipping. Many festivals and attractions year round. Copper Falls State Park is a must see. It has beautiful water falls that line up in a series and cut deep gorges in the red granite of the area. Obvious recreational choices are ATVing and Snowmobiling. You can access hundreds of miles of local trails all throughout the national forest all the way to the UP of Michigan. The options are endless. If you are a hunter look no further! This is wild endless country laced with logging trials, swamps and hardwood ridges. Grouse, Woodcock,Monster White tail, Bear and even a resident herd of Elk are in the area. There are numerous wilderness lakes that receive very little fishing pressure so fishing is fantastic. Try your luck on a guided float trip on the Brule, Namekogan or the Flambeau. Both have world class fishing for Trout, Small Mouth and Musky. At the end of the day enjoy a warm fire in the lodge or sample one of the local taverns such as the Cayuga bar, Snow Creek or the Northern Lure. If you go to 'da lure' you have to try Kathy's pizza. She is the lodge owner and from Chicago. Best pizza in the Northwoods! KCL is a quiet, relaxing lodge that sleeps 6 easily and can accomodate up to 10. ATV's, SnowShoes and Snowmobiles are available to rent at added cost. Ask the Lodge owner for information. If you are looking to recharge in a Northwoods experience. Look no further!


Mellen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3/4 bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 double , open loft area with ladder to lower level
  • New luxury mattresses in 2012 on most of the beds.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
I have vacationed and hunted in this area all my life and learn new things every time up. Just let me know what experience you are looking for and I will get you set up! Hunting, Fishing, motor sports, sight seeing, fall foliage, or just a nice quite walk on the trail system are just some of the great activities. Or, just sit on the porch, watch deer, wood ducks and geese land on the pond. Sometimes doing nothing and soaking in the silence is all a person needs.


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Solitude awaits you in this Cozy Cabin in the North Woods
average rating of 4.836364 based on 55 reviews

Very nice hunting cabin in lake the woods.

  • 4 of 5

Clean, neat, very well equipped & comfortable cabin located near the North Country Hiking Trail. Saw deer in the yard every morning. Sleeps 6 very comfortably in individual beds or u can double up. Plan to drive to Ashland if u want something to eat other than burgers or pizza. I’m told the Cenex gas station in Mellen makes s good burger- “better than McDonalds”, but I can’t confirm that. Town people r very nice & friendly. Neil was easy to work with. Peaceful setting, as in no tv or radio or internet. Bring yr own board games or cards if u want something to do after dark.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Peaceful Solitude

  • 5 of 5

Krause Creek Lodge : My wife and I enjoyed the north woods waterfalls of Wisconsin and Michigan, using this beautiful lodge as our basecamp. The lodge is relatively new and in excellent condition, and it's located in a beautiful secluded forest setting. Yet, the town of Mellen is only minutes away if one needs to resupply for food or for gasoline. Also, it is very clean. It's a great choice.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and homey. Well stocked for all of your cooking needs, including slow cookers!

  • 5 of 5

I took my family on a much needed long weekend away. The cabin was absolutely beautiful and the surroundings were very peaceful, away from anyone.

We were disappointed that we couldn't find a fishing spot to go to without a boat. It rained one day but we still went to Copper Falls, which was beautiful! That evening, we stayed in and played games that we brought, although there were several games provided at the cabin for our use.

I definitely recommend this serene cabin in the woods and would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was well put together and in great condition! Hope to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cabin in a very private setting. We didn't see or hear any neighbors. Beautiful night skies. Very well appointed cabin - the kitchen has everything and the entire cabin is thoughtfully decorated. Lots of windows to let in cool breezes. You don't have to be a hunter to enjoy this place. We unplugged and spent quality time together.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time here! The cabin is beautiful, clean and well maintained. Very private, and beautiful property far enough away to enjoy seclusion, but convenient travel distance to nice pub and grill. Easy day-trip commutes to Copper Falls and Apostle Islands. Very quiet, other than sounds of bullfrogs in the beaver pond behind and below the cabin. Especially enjoyed the bonfires at night. I highly recommend this cabin and would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $80
Tax Rate 5.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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