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Top 10 Homes On World's Largest Chain of Lakes! Featured on Travel Wisconsin!

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Bedrooms 6
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Estate, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 20

Be one of the discerning to discover all that Cranberry Castle and northern Wisconsin have to offer. With 8,500 square feet under air this massive luxurious log and stone cabin is ready to make memories and has been featured on Travel Wisconsin, Discover Wisconsin and in the USA Today!


Located on Cranberry Lake on the famous Eagle River Chain, the largest chain of interconnected lakes in the world. The clean and easily navigable lakes are perfect if you are looking to swim, ski, fish or just take the boat out for dinner. At just under 1,000 acres Cranberry is the second largest and last lake on the Eagle River chain. There are no restaurants on Cranberry Lake so boat traffic on the lake is minimal. Cranberry Castle sits on a level lot with pristine sand frontage on quiet “Musky Bay”. On top of this the house is on a dead end and a ten minute drive from the quaint shops of downtown.


The “Castle” is truly high end with no expense spared. Some features include a whole home ipod ready stereo system, full British Columbian cedar (not pine) log interior and partial exterior with real Door County stone, hickory/oak/cherry hardwood floors, imported tile/travertive, Brazilian rosewood cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The vaulted ceilings and towering lakeside windows provide beautiful views.


The main chef's kitchen is fully furnished should you choose not to take your boat out to dinner. It features a 48' Viking Professional natural gas stove complete with a grill and griddle, Wolf stainless steel double oven, Wolf warming tray, a large Sub-Zero side by side fridge/freezer, Wolf microwave and Kitchen Aid stainless steel dishwasher. There is also a guest kitchen upstairs complete with a stove/oven/microwave and full fridge/freezer should you need more space.


Sitting at the pub table enjoying a glass of wine is a great place to take in the lake views. Other features include an open floor plan, carved pool table with ample seating, bumper pool table, Yamaha grand piano, beautiful stone fireplace, big screen HDTV and a full size pull out sleeper sofa.


The master bedroom sits in the upper south tower with vaulted ceilings and gorgeous lake views. It features a rustic log bed, memory foam queen mattress with high thread count cotton sheets and a wall mounted 32” HDTV. There is a glass enclosed double shower and vanity along with an walk-in closet and jetted tub.


The grand patio offers two full deep seating sets with seating for ten, a full stone outdoor fireplace, built in stainless steel natural gas grill, charcoal Weber and speakers running off the house stereo. Just off the patio on one side of the house sits an outdoor spa (operational May-October) with seating for six including a recliner. On the other side sits an eight foot western red cedar barrel sauna (operational May-October) with seating for six to warm up on a cool night. The large level yard has ample space to set up a volleyball net and throw the football around. The lakeside hammock warrants a competition for who can get there first. The children can build sandcastles on the beach, play in the water, go down the waterslide and swim out to the floating raft. There are also two kayaks provided which are not pictured. The large aluminum dock has a 200 square foot platform with seating for six, great for relaxing and taking in the tranquility of the Northwoods. There are also permanent bumpers on the dock for two boats but it can easily accommodate more watercraft. The lakeside fire pit seats 16 and is great for making s'mores and telling stories. There are six additional recliners provided that can be placed wherever you feel necessary.


The upper north tower sits opposite the master and is sometimes referred to as the “other master”. Beautiful views, vaulted ceilings, California king bed, a Terry Redlin print and a 32” wall mounted HDTV complete this room. The bathroom features a granite counter top, complete wrap of tile and cedar along with a glass enclosed shower.


Comfortable seating for ten, an Infinity surround sound system with 300 watt sub woofer, popcorn machine (pre-measured packets provided), HD projector with Direct TV, Blu-Ray/DVD and Roku to watch Netflix with your account make this a perfect place to watch the game or have family movie night.


Lake views, rustic décor (including trophy muskie mount and carved stump coffee table), a heated travertine floor and over sized wicker chairs make this an ideal place to enjoy morning coffee. This is the best place to watch the deer run through the yard.


The living room features a cozy sitting area with two Bernhardt plush leather sofas and matching loveseat around the warm stone fireplace. The main solid oak dining table has seating for ten with two beautiful chandeliers overhanging. The log bar area is the perfect place to relax and watch the game.


The two lower level bedrooms sit beneath the master and share a bathroom. Each features a memory foam queen, high thread count cotton sheets, wall mounted HDTVs and rustic décor.


Commercial grade game tables including air hockey, foosball and ping pong round out the list of things to do on a rainy day. A hotel grade water system allows all showers to run together without pressure loss. A water treatment system provides bottled water quality right from the tap.


Owners who take pride in the property and strive to provide a great experience for our guests. Improvements/additional amenities are made/added every spring based on previous guests' input to better the experience. We are happy to help with everything from boat rentals to restaurant recommendations to private flights from Chicago. Luxury pontoon and jet ski rentals available with delivery right to the dock upon your arrival. Please visit our Facebook page for additional photos. We do not accommodate prom, graduation or bachelor parties. Thank you for considering Cranberry Castle!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Brandon

We purchased a smaller home on the lot in 2000 for the beautiful frontage and quiet bay. We then built Cranberry Castle as our dream retirement home with plenty of space for visits from our children's families. Cranberry Castle was completed in 2006 and we had some great times up there with family and friends. We continue to update and upgrade the property every year. We do not get to use the cabin as we had hoped and have decided to let others enjoy our family home.

Brandon purchased this estate in 2000


based on 38 traveler reviews

Top 10 Homes On World's Largest Chain of Lakes! Featured on Travel Wisconsin!
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

"A Little Piece of Heaven"

  • 5 of 5

My family of 20 members and I consisting of my siblings, nieces, nephews, mom and dad and Uncle stayed at the Cranberry Castle October 19 - 23, 2016. I cannot say enough good things about this place. Our family member ages ranged from 10 years old to 82 years old. There was something for everyone to do at the house. Although, the time of the year is not ideal for things to do in town or the surrounding towns we still kept ourselves entertained with the games, table games, puzzles... We even brought some old family DVDs and we all sat in the Theatre and watched them. It was so much fun! The pictures on line do not do this house justice! It is absolutely beautiful. In Brandon's description of the house he states that "nothing was spared". That is a true statement. A lot of thought went into the design, layout and decorations/accommodations. We are definately coming back in the summertime. Thank you Brandon for offering your wonderful place on VRBO! The Neuman Family

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Verona, WI

Amazing Place to Stay in Northern Wisconsin

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and friends spent a weekend at this amazing location and we all had a blast! Cranberry Castle is literally the size of a castle and has everything you would need for a fun weekend away from home. The owner was great to work with and very accommodating. I had no complaints and will definitely be looking to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a was Perfect Lake is gorgeous Tons of space Brandon is an excellent host....while not on site he answered my many text messages PDQ We swam - fished - kayaked - brought our Pontoon with us (boat launch near by) water skied - cooked out everyday - built a big bonfire every night.....

Grocery Stores near by--- giant farmers/flea market as well

Accessible from both Central Wisconsin Airport as well as Rhinelander Airport

Small surrounding towns to explore but we didn't much feel like going ANYWHERE

CRANBERRY CASTLE was perfect. Nobody wanted to say goodbye!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our three generations, to include 6 teenagers, loved our stay at Cranberry castle. The house was amazing. Spacious and comfortable. Comfy beds. I love to cook, and the kitchen didn't disappoint. The kids loved the foosball, pool, air hockey, and ping pong tables. Lots of memories made! Evenings on the patio. Smores at the fire pit. Football in the backyard. The lakes were fantastic for fishing (3 muskies over 40"!!) and water sports. The dock accommodated our three boats just fine. We loved sunset cruises and boating over to dinner. Wonder place. Loved it. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elgin, Il

Becker Family

  • 5 of 5

As previous mentioned we really enjoyed our week . Your attention to detail before during and after was outstanding. Your house was more than adequate for for our family. Plenty to do inside on the rainy day and plenty of room outside for games and fun. Great front yard and beach. We used the fire pit and grill and fishing pier and outside fireplace. Lots to do on premise without having to go elsewhere. The garage was also used for various reasons. Also your recommendation on Bubba boats worked out well for tubing and sight seeing.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Richmond, WI

Perfect Wedding Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

18 of our friends and family went to this amazing property and couldn't have been happier! We got married here over the weekend and it was perfect with the fireplace going in the background! The property was big enough to keep us entertained during the winter months and give everyone enough space. Bathroom space is ample, bedrooms are spacious and beautiful, double shower in the master bedroom, kitchen is wonderful to cook in with plenty of refrigerator space and we loved that there are speakers throughout every room of the house, we had music everywhere! We would love to come back in the summer and enjoy the outdoor amenities but we were definitely not bored during the winter months. Also, as a side note. Some things got left there as they sometimes do and the owner is absolutely wonderful and mailing it back to us! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lumpy's Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Eagle River Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lumpy's Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Ski Brule
Nearest Beach
On Grounds
Car: necessary

Eagle River is a top vacation destination because there is so much to do! Our favorite thing and what drew us to the area was the 28 interconnected lakes forming the largest chain of lakes in the world. Imagine a full day of cruising the lakes on a pontoon, laughing with family and friends, a well-stocked cooler, listening to oldies, pulling tubes behind for the children, jumping in the water to cool off and stopping at various restaurants along the way. This is truly an up north paradise. Please contact us to have a luxury pontoon or high end jet skis delivered to the dock. With class A rated musky lakes, Eagle River is great for fishing too! My wife loved the quaint shops of downtown. Fall brings crisp air, beautiful colors, and art festivals. This is a great time to hike in the nearby Nicolet National Forest. Winter is absolutely beautiful and Eagle River is the snowmobile capital of the world. With well-groomed and marked trails this is a fitting place for the championship snowmobile derby. Other activities include a half hour drive to the nearest ski hill and casino. For seasonal events please visit:


Rates & Availability

Eagle River Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 9-30 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
June 30 - July 14 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 13 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
July 14 - August 4 2017
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 3 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
August 4-18 2017
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 17 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
August 18-25 2017
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 24 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $5,000
Tax Rate 13.5%

Summer weeks run Friday-Friday only. Rates are all inclusive of cleaning. 50% down to make reservation with the remaining balance and security deposit due 60 days prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Eagle River Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Upper Tower - toilet , shower
    Lower Tower - toilet , shower
    Guest - toilet , shower
    Lower Level - toilet , shower
    Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double Glass Door Shower
  • There are five bathrooms in the house. All of the showers are tile with glass doors.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master - 1 queen , Memory Foam Mattress, 32' Wall Mount HDTV
    Upper North Tower - 1 king , 'Second Master' 32' Wall Mount HDTV
    Large Guest - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , All Log Beds
    Lower South Tower Front - 1 queen , Log Bed, Memory Foam Mattress, Wall Mount HDTV
    Smaller Guest - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Log Beds
    Lower South Tower Back - 1 queen , 'Pine Cone Bed', Memory Foam Mattress, Wall Mount HDTV
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (4), Full Size Pull Out (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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