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The Lodge at Steinthal - Near Elkhart Lake and Sheboygan

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The Lodge at Steinthal is Your Home away from Home!

It's location is idyllic; a beautiful timber frame home that serves as my family's guesthouse is located on an 80 acre retreat nestled within the woods of rural Wisconsin, yet located close to everything Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties have to offer. Many nearby attractions will keep you occupied including museums, shopping, hiking, golfing, fishing, road biking and much more!

However, there's really no need to even leave the premises if you want to relax on the property since The Lodge at Steinthal is complete with an on-site tennis court, dock and swim platform on a natural 5 acre, 35 foot deep spring fed private pond for fishing, canoeing and swimming. A gas grill is available for outdoor grilling on the patio and the fully equipped kitchen is any chefs dream.

If you prefer a more laid back getaway, you will enjoy the ambiance of our great room complete with a fireplace where you can unwind in front of a cozy fire in the late evening.

Spend your entire stay relaxing on The Lodge premises or venture out on a reasonable drive to many of the attractions the Lake Michigan counties of Manitowoc and Sheboygan, WI have to offer. Tour a submarine at the Manitowoc Maritime Museum, stroll through three stories of unbelievable kitchen and bathroom displays at the Kohler Design Center, try tackling the golf terrain at the famous Whistling Straits, catch a race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, or enjoy shopping, hiking, dining and other attractions the area has to offer.

No matter the season, The Lodge provides the perfect setting for any occasion; from a romantic retreat, to a family getaway, to a reunion with friends, we are open year round to make your stay an experience. The combination of rustic charm and modern amenities makes The Lodge a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

We welcome you to come experience the marvels The Lodge has to offer. No matter the size or age of your family, we have what you’re looking for. Tranquility, relaxation, time to reconnect, and memories to make.

Keywords: lodge, private pond, woods, tennis court, trails, paddle boat, canoe, fishing

More Details

Daniel Peterson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Daniel Peterson

I am a father of 5 children and recently built this property into a family-friendly getaway for them. I have lived in the area for nearly 15 years and purchased this 80 acre wooded property for my family to enjoy. We love being close to all the amenities of Elkhart Lake, Kohler, Sheboygan and Manitowoc yet cherish the privacy, closeness to nature and solitude available on this property.

We look forward to sharing our little bit of paradise with others.

Daniel Peterson purchased this lodge in 2004

Why Daniel Peterson chose Kiel

This property was purchased as a primary residence for my family because of its natural beauty. In 2007 I built The Lodge as our guesthouse for the purposes of entertaining friends and housing large family functions. My family lives in the house adjacent to The Lodge year round.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their stay at The Lodge. You are a very thoughtful host and your place is beautiful. Several people used the kayaks and enjoyed just sitting by the water. My husband and I even found time to play some tennis.

My compliments to the designer, builder, and decorator of The Lodge. When I lay on the sofa in the Great Room and looked up, I was blown away. The ceiling is awesome! Thank you for sharing this special place.
Aug 2012
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El Camino Mexican Restaurant
"A great place for family if you want fast service and tasty Margaritas!"
Lake Street Cafe
Nearest Airport
76 Miles
General Mitchell International Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
SS. Badger - Manitowoc, WI. to Ludington, MI.
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Whistling Straits
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 43
Car: necessary


Kiel Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    First Floor - toilet
    Basement Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bunk Room - 2 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (4) There are 4 queen beds available. One each in the two upstairs bedrooms and two in the finished basement bunkroom., Bunk Beds (1) There is an additional twin bunk bed located in the finished downstairs bunkroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(17 traveler reviews)

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The Lodge at Steinthal - Near Elkhart Lake and Sheboygan
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property, amenities, lake, patio, living area - all were perfect. Owner is very easy to work with, everything exceeded our expectations. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Lenox, IL

Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the Lodge end of June 2015. The lodge is beautiful as described. Plenty of firewood was on hand for our evening campfires. We had fun playing tennis, basketball, kayaking and paddle boating. My two adult sons enjoyed fishing and just hanging out. My dog loved all the walking trails! This was a perfect retreat to get away from the city and enjoy some very much needed down time. We would definitely come here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Labor Day 2014

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Lodge over Labor Day weekend 2014. This is an amazing rental property. We had plenty of room for our entire extended family. The dining room was excellent for family meals, and the sound system is GREAT. I LOVE that there is NO TV upstairs- this allows for almost a "retreat" type feeling. We enjoyed swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding on Echo Lake. The property is very secluded and quite. Dan (owner) is extremely helpful and checks in to make sure you have what you need.

The Tennis courts/Basketball hoops were fun for the adults and kids!!

Thanks for a great stay! We will be contacting you again to rent again in the future!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway-Perfect Family Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had such a wonderful time at the Lodge for Christmas! We appreciated what a gracious host the owner is and the thoughtful gestures to ensure our group arrived safely in light of the winter weather. The Lodge itself is just stunning and all of the amenities are as pictured/described online. We enjoyed relaxing by the gorgeous fireplace each night after exploring the walking trails on the property during the day. We really enjoyed the Chef's kitchen and it came in handy when hosting our families for Christmas Eve and Day. We have nothing but great memories from our stay and look forward to booking our next little getaway to the Lodge!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Birthday Weekend at the Lodge

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Lodge for a long weekend in September to ring in a milestone birthday with my family and closest friends. The property was amazing and even more beautiful in person than the fantastic photos on the website. The kitchen was stocked with high end plates, glassware, silverware, & serving pieces, which was perfect for our meals throughout the weekend. All of my guests slept comfortably and there were plenty of towels, blankets, pillows, etc. We had great weather for taking the boats out, going for bike rides, playing tennis & horseshoes. While I unfortunately was never able to meet Dan, he was reachable if we needed him and was the perfect host. I can't wait to rent again!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oostburg, WI

Idyllic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Every year I take my extended family on a summer getaway to make memories. This year we chose The Lodge because our previous place had grown too small. Our group was nine, occasionally swelling to 11. We found this property far more than we had anticipated. It was ideal as we had several different age groups and needed the space to accommodate all of them. We were also blessed with friends (who r like family), who blessed us with their culinary skills. They and the rest of us were pleasantly surprised by the kitchen. The property blesses u with visions of the outside world whether u r inside or out. The architecture and furnishings of the home lend itself to a relaxing, and comfortable time. The lake, and the boating equipment available made fishing, swimming, and boating an enjoyable experience. Thank u so much for ur hospitality!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates are Subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Reservations are limited to 10 individuals. No nonpaying guests allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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