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Wild Iris / The Luxury North Woods River Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

River Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 5-10)

The Wild Iris is on a small tributary to the Peshtigo River and connected to Marinette County Forest. Less than 5 minutes from all the activities that North East Wisconsin offers: ATV, snowmobile, bike and horse trails, prime lake and flowage fishing, Blue Ribbon trout fishing and spectacular white water rafting on the Peshtigo River that is the best in the Midwest.

All the comforts of home in this clean, comfortable cottage, set on a river under 150 year old trees. Enjoy watching the wildlife and listen to the river as you sit by the fire with French-doors that open onto the screen porch. Fully equipped kitchen, plus a bunk house make this a vacation to remember!

Keywords: Handsomely appointed cottage, prime river fishing with trout, small mouth bass and Northern pike. In the middle of north east Wisconsin's trout streams, Peshtigo, Pike and Wolf Rivers. Just minutes from Caldron Falls flowage, Roaring Rapids rafting, snowmobile trails, direct access to ATV trails, groomed X-country skiing, Marinette County Forest, hunting, river view, kayaking, Goodman Park and more.

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Athelstane Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Detached Unit - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , bunk house above garage
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , basment
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Detached garage with room for car or ATV, snowmobiles, or boats. Connected to Marinette County Forest, On tributary to Peshtigo River.


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Wild Iris / The Luxury North Woods River Cottage
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

Northwoods at it's best!

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutley fantastic home!! The house was extremely clean, and the fireplace was wonderful. The views are great, especially looking up at the stars - truly amazing. We can't wait to get back to the northwoods and enjoy the summer months - fishing, rafting and tubing.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Wild Iris. The house is very clean and nicely decorated. We loved sitting around the fire in the evening and eating dinner on the screened in porch. My husband and son enjoyed fishing off the dock and caught a few nicely sized pikes and a bass.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and cozy cabin. We enjoyed the outdoors, yet wish the river was a bit easier to access.

  • 4 of 5

Nice place to kick back and relax. No distractions to keep you from hearing the beautiful sounds of nature. Loved the screened in porch area, and was utilized due to unruly mosquitoes. Everything was clean, and plenty of room for the 7 of us. We checked out some of the waterfalls, and parks nearby. The natural beauty of the area is well worth some hiking. Don't forget to bring your camera! The Rustic, nearby, has a nice small town bar feel, with excellent food. We recommend the salmon. The owner's of the cabin did have two kayak's to use, however, the embankment to the water is very steep, and no steps, so it would have been a struggle for us to use them. In the end, we decided to rent kayaks for the day for 6 of us and enjoyed a few hours out on Cauldron Falls Lake. Beautiful day trip. Overall, the stay at the Wild Iris was just what we needed to recharge our batteries. I would recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My sister and I planned a family get away here for a few days with our families. The house (plus bunkhouse) provided more than enough space, and the kids loved the proximity to the river. The kitchen is shockingly well-supplied with spices, nice pans, other amenities. We could have spent a week and not gotten around to all of the fun things to do and see nearby. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morton Grove, Illinois

Wild Iris

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place!! If you're looking for complete privacy and seclusion, Wild Iris can be that place for you. It's a really welcoming and beautiful home and the layout of the property is perfect. It's very clean, well organized, and fully stocked with, well, everything. The property manager (Jean) greeted us on our first day and made sure everything was in order. And it was also nice that Brett (owner) also stopped by to say hello and give us additional life vests for kayaking. The screened porch was great in the evening as it protected us from mosquitoes and other flying critters or during the rainwater on our third day. It also allowed us to just open the French doors and allow the breeze flow through the cabin without worrying about any bugs coming in. The best part of it all was the sunset! There's a complete view of it from by the fire or at the porch. TIP: bring a satellite GPS if you have one. Mobile service cuts in and out, and exploring the area will be difficult without GPS. Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Green Bay

Relaxing Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Wild Iris was everything we hoped for! What a relaxing spot and beautiful, comfortable cabin. The beds are very cozy! The bathrooms are gorgeous and clean. We spent a lot of time on the large screen porch, playing games, dining and reading. This cabin is well-built and thoughtfully furnished. During a quiet moment, a deer walked right up in the yard and fed on the brush at the edge of the lawn! Pretty! The outdoor heated shower was awesome too! We brought our kayaks and used the 2 available at the cabin. We decided to haul them to the bridge at Harper and Fisherman to launch. Not the easiest launch put doable. We paddled down the Rat River, an easy paddle with just slight rapids here and there. The Rat River flows into the Peshtigo so we paddled downstream and got oult at Farm Dam Road, right before some bigger rapids. It was a great paddle - maybe a hour and 15 minute trip - depending on how ambitious you are at paddling! This is a quiet, private, peaceful property! Not once did we miss having wifi or turn on the TV! We would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brett Reed
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Brett Reed

My wife and I love fishing and hunting and getting away from the city

Brett Reed purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Brett Reed chose Athelstane

Its as close to the U.P. as you can get with all the amenities.

What makes this cottage unique

Easy acssess to ATV, Snow Mobile and Ski Trails!

Great fishing in front of the cottage. Direct access to Marionette county forest.


Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Rustic inn.
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Lakewood county club (public)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Rustic Inn
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Ski Brule
Car: necessary

Easy accuses to ATV trails.

Best Class 3 to Class 4 rafting in the mid west.

Blue Ribbon Trout Fishing.

Avoid the Door County crowds and enjoy the real North Woods.

Near Paint Ball, Zip Lines and Potawatomi Carter Casino.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 5.0%

If we are able to rent the property on the dates of cancelation we will refund all except $100 cancelation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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