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One of a Kind North Woods Lake Lodge

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 9
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Pickerel Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 9 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 22-28)

Buena Vista Lodge is a one of a kind retreat, with nearly 10,000 square feet of lodge building on 3000 feet of private lake front. It also has over 70 acres of mature woods with hiking trails. Located on Pickerel Lake (1300 acres) with a connection to Crane Lake (400 acres) it offers a sandy swimming beach, fishing and boating right from the property. It also has a private island to explore.

You will see Eagles, Loons, Deer, along with all the typical Northwoods wildlife including the occasional Fox or Bobcat.

BV Lodge is a four seasons private retreat. You are in the middle of the Best Northwoods snowmobile trails many of which start on Pickerel Lake. In addition there are ATV trails, Wolf river rafting, and some of the best cross country ski trails in the Northwoods at Lakewood, all within 45 minutes.

The Mole Lake casino is 10 minutes away in Crandon.

Keywords: Log cabin, retreat, lake home, log home,

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Alan Haubner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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October 22, 2016
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About Alan Haubner

We found this totally unique lodge that offers so many of the things that make up a relaxing getaway that after we retired we had to buy it. The property was in danger of being developed and we wanted to keep it in its natural state so it could be enjoyed for years to come.

Alan Haubner purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Alan Haubner chose Northern Wisconsin

We bought into this location because it was on a large lake with many options for outdoors activities. It is located far enough away large cities to be truly a getaway and yet close enough to be 3 to 6 hours from Milwaukee, Minneapolis or Chicago. It is surrounded by Nicolet Forest, the Wolf River and unique Northern towns and points of interest.

What makes this lodge unique

When staying at the lodge you will see the stars like you have never seen them. Sunsets over the lake from the great room. The call of Eagles and Loons. Magnificent Hemlock trees from 200-300yrs old on the hiking trails. Depending on the time of year thousands of protected Trilium, and other wild flowers, ferns of all sizes, or Maple trees in Autumn colors.


based on 23 traveler reviews

One of a Kind North Woods Lake Lodge
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Santa Rosa, CA

Perfect Getaway for Large Family

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful rental! It truly has everything you need to feel like home. From bonfires to pingpong to paddle-boating to relaxing during sunset on the deck, there is truly something to do for everyone and plenty of space to do it! We will definitely be renting again if we come back to Pickerel Lake in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worth Every Penny-Once in a lifetime Northwoods Experience

  • 5 of 5

This lodge is truly a wonderful place- secluded but has everything you need. BEAUTIFUL grounds, beautiful lake, beautiful and spacious lodge. The owner was wonderful to work with, a kind person, he made it incredibly easy. It is perfect for a group vacation. Bask on the deck overlooking the lake, take advantage of all the games inside, fish-it's really endless. There were deer eating in the front yard two days in a row! The lodge spared no expense in its craftsmanship or privacy. You will NOT be disappointed if you choose Buena Vista Lodge.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be more pleased with the wonderful vacation our family enjoyed in July 2016 at Buena Vista Lodge on Pickerel Lake. Our group of 23 ranged from 18 months to 80 yrs. Plenty of room for everyone inside and out. The place is well supplied with everything for a large group and it was wonderful to have the garage available for use. Spectacular view of the lake. Wonderful hiking trails. Everyday was saw a doe with her fawn in the area and a pair of loons on the lake. With 13 grandchildren we spent a lot of time down by the beach swimming, kayaking, fishing, canoeing, volleyball, and tubing. We loved the large kitchen and dining area along with the cozy bar and the stereo system. Music all around. Part of our group took in tubing on the Wolf River and 8 of our grandsons, with their parents, played baseball at the Little League Ballpark in "downtown" Pickerel. The owner was great to work with. Good response time to any questions. The lodge and surrounding area has to be just spectacular anytime of the year. It would be a wonderful place for a winter weekend retreat of ice fishing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, etc. My family is seriously trying to work that into our winter calendar. Our grandchildren agree this is the only place to vacation. The memories we share are wonderful. We feel truly blessed.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stevens Point, WI USA

55th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We booked our stay at the Buena Vista Lodge to celebrate our parents 55th wedding anniversary. Our large group ranged in age from 7 mos. to 74 yrs and the entire family enjoyed our vacation immensely. The weather cooperated especially the first half of the week and we were able to spend lots of time down by the water swimming, fishing, kayaking, jet skiing and paddle boarding. The kids all had an amazing time. The view from the deck is awesome and it was a wonderful gathering space to socialize and spend quality time. The lodge is beautiful and spacious and is soundproof enough for those wanting to retire early. It was stocked with anything we possibly needed and even when we had a few repair issues during the middle of the week the response time to our call was quick and everything was resolved to our satisfaction. We couldn't have been happier with our stay and have made wonderful memories we can all share for a long time to come.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jump In Riders

  • 5 of 5

Another great year for the Jump-In Riders in 2016 at Buena Vista Lodge in Pickerel, Wisconsin for Valentine's Day weekend. The temperatures were cold outside but the lodge and the comradery among our group of 19 was warm, as usual. This, being the third year in the lodge for the Jump-In festivities, the lodge was stocked with plenty of wood for the fireplaces and ready to accommodate all of us making our vacations worry free. It has always been a pleasure staying at such an exquisite lodge in the north woods overlooking beautiful Pickerel Lake. Literally, snowmobiling is from the door step to the trail, right out the back door.

~Jump-In Riders

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional in every way!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from the Buena Vista Lodge after celebrating my wife's 40th birthday. I could not have been happier with the lodge. Based upon the reviews I had read prior to leaving, I had very high expectations. These expectations were exceeded in every way. Prior to arriving I found my communications and interactions with the owner to be seamless. The owner was extremely responsive even after normal business hours. Once I arrived, the lodge was in impeccable condition. The furnishings were all high quality. The lodge has tons of living space and has a floor plan that accommodates large groups of people extremely well. The lodge is very private and isolated. We felt as if we had the lake to ourselves. We enjoyed renting ATV's from Motor Sports Marine which is just a few miles away. They only had 3 ATV's but we rented them for 8 hours and were able to keep switching every few hours so 14 people were able to enjoy ATV'ing throughout the day. The ATV trails are close to the lodge and we were able to meet at Lil Hummers (a very nice local bar) to exchange the ATV's. We all went white water rafting at Shot Gun Eddy which is about a half hour away. I highly recommend rafting. It is a ton of fun. But, be sure that the water level is good for rafting (I would say between 500 and 900 cubic feet per second). This lodge is a very special place. Consider yourself extremely lucky if you are fortunate to spend some time here. Words can not adequately capture the experience of staying at the lodge. It will leave you with life long memories. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
maplewood golf course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 55
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Kettlebowl (rope tow, weekends only very small)
Car: necessary

70 acres of hiking trails on property, private island, snowmobile trails start on lake in winter, ATV trails nearby, river rafting nearby, cross country skiing.


Rates & Availability

Pickerel Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 5 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 31 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning on 3day or less $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

Cancellation up to 90 days before without penalty. Rates subject to change up to booking, over 20 guests there is $25 per night per guest charge including children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Pickerel Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2 toilets 2 showers with doors between
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 2 toilets 2 showers with doors
  • bathrooms 3 &4 are set up like a health club with a private changing area outside each shower and the toilets have seperate doors.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 4 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , beds are in the game room
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (5), Twin or Single Beds (8) These are twin XL suitable for teens and adults, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 queen sized pull outs in game room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Firepit with benchs, picnic tables at beach, canoe, kayak, 14' fishing boat with oars (Guests may bring up to 20 hp motor), two person paddle boat, beach volleyball, shuffle board table in game room.

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