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Andrew Conger

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Custom Log cabin, 7 SECLUDED wooded acres, LAKE, STREAM, Huge deck, Steam spa!

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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2 Bedrooms (and a loft with a log futon) 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8



Are you looking for a crowded water skiing lake? Loud neighbors you can see from your deck? A busy lake with lots of boats? A lot so small you can't even throw a football on? No birds or nature to enjoy?


As it says in many of the reviews, if you ARE looking for 'stress free solitude,' a 'warm and peaceful' place to vacation, and a property to enjoy nature and privacy on a secluded lake that is still close to restaurants and town, then this IS the place.

Welcome to the Blackberry Lodge! A spacious log cabin built entirely by a local Amish family on 7 PRIVATE WOODED ACRES of paradise with a no wake crystal clear lake, no neighbors in sight, a beautiful sand bottom stream winding through the property, and park like trails for you to enjoy nature the way it should be. Charmingly named for the abundance of flowering and fragrant blackberry bushes throughout the property, Blackberry Lodge is nestled in a beautiful forest on a ridge overlooking the lake. It is peaceful beyond imagination and INCREDIBLY private. So private, in fact, unless you leave the property you may not even see another person during your stay except for the people in your group. You get this incredibly secluded private spot hidden in a serene forest yet Blackberry Lodge lodge is less than 5 minutes away from town where you can enjoy great restaurants, cute shops, golf courses, and everything else!

If you have never been in an Amish cabin before they are one-of-a-kind. The 'old world' construction, attention to detail, and northern logs are something you don't find today. Its a unique experience that you will truly appreciate once you step foot inside. I guarantee as soon as you get here you will forget about the stress and worry of your 'real life' and never want to leave. Our property and lodge are made for the ultimate in relaxation and the opportunity for you to truly bond with your family in the most peaceful outdoor setting imaginable. Skeptical? Just check out the many unbiased reviews posted on my page.

IF by chance you ever do want to leave for a short time (but you may never want to) we are SO CLOSE (just a just couple miles) from quaint little downtown Wautoma. Cute shops, restaurants, grocery stores, farmers markets, coffee shops, a nice wine bar, Amish country, and friendly people! Wisconsin Dells is only 1.5 hours away. Two great 18 hole public course are less than 5 minutes away. And Big Silver Lake (a full waterski lake) is one mile away with a public boat landing. Its like you are in the middle of nowhere without being in the middle of nowhere! For more information on 'things to do' click on the 'owner information' link.

No deposit required, no charges for use of our canoe, paddle boat, kayak, rowboat, outdoor games (bean bag toss, horseshoes), indoor games (FOOSBALL, Electric DARTS, board games). NO cleaning fees. You also get FREE incredible lake views, FREE viewing of the incredible wildlife on our property (birds including blue jays, robins, red headed wood peckers, oriols, also ducks, deer, turkey, squirrels, turtles, frogs, geese, sand hill cranes, loons, to name a few), FREE star gazing at night (this is AMAZING!), FREE use of our well groomed trails and sand bottom stream winding through our property to EXPLORE, FREE use of our custom limestone fire pit and seating area for amazing bon fires....and so much more!!

And a bonus room with a log wood finished bar and electronic darts and foosball table!

Perfect for families with small children or teenagers, a romantic getaway, adventure seekers, a girls long weekend escape, a boys fishin' and grillin' weekend, nature lovers, a lake retreat, a place to let your dogs run 'free', or those just looking to 'get away from it all' in a quiet, secluded location!


-Situated almost one-half mile from the road and built on a ridge overlooking the lake and tall pines.

-Large great room with all log furniture furniture, Two bedrooms (one upstairs, one down), two all cedar full bathrooms (one up, one down) and a loft overlooking the great room with a log futon (can be used as another bedroom)

- One queen bed (downstairs bedroom), one queen bunk with full over top (upstairs bedroom), and two futons (all furniture rustic log wood construction). Can accommodate 8 people.

- 100% constructed by a local Amish family with incredible attention to detail and 'old world' Amish construction.

- Amish constructed rustic hickory cabinetry throughout.

- Hand peeled Amish Northern Pine logs that incorporate the rich beauty and charm of Wisconsin's woodlands into the home.

- Wrap around cedar deck. Over 1,000 sq. feet of outside decking, with sections screened in, and a brand new stainless steel grill for some outdoor cooking. Brand new deep seating patio furniture, rustic log picnic table, and log chairs also on deck. With our unique setting you may never want to come in from the outdoors!

- Soaring ceilings! 25' ceilings in great room with rustic ceiling fan. Wood and logs throughout lodge interior.

- State of the art stereo with inside and outdoor speakers.

- Brand new 46 inch LED TV with Blueray disc player overlooking great room for those rainy days. Many free movies to choose from.

- Amish constructed stone gas fireplace as the focal point of the great room.

- Bonus area featuring log bar and wood burning fireplace.

- Great room for gathering facing lake and tall pines.

- All new stainless steel appliances with gas stove.

- CENTRAL air and gas furnace with programmable thermostat.

- Two bathrooms are all 100% northern cedar that makes them look and feel like a rustic spa.

- A newly drilled well with water so crystal clear and that tastes so pure you will never want to touch bottled water again (drilled through a layer of granite and pure sand).

- Since this is a log cabin lodge we have outfitted the entire place with beautiful wildlife scenery and taxidermy. Wood ducks, fox, geese, and a huge red stag mount overlooking the great room.

-**NEW** HI SPEED WIFI is now available for a nominal charge. FREE use of RUKU for streaming that gives you FREE access to Netflix, LIVE news streaming, and other entertainment channels all included in the $35 WIFI charge for your entire stay!

- Since Blackberry lodge is NEW you get to experience all NEW log furniture, bedding, and stainless steel appliances. Be one of the first to enjoy!

- Pet friendly- not only do we welcome pets but we encourage them! Your furry friend will love exploring the stream, running on the groomed trails, exploring the forest, and fetching a stick from our dock.


- Wood finished garage and separate screened in area (additional 500sq feet) with stone pavers overlooking limestone firepit gathering area with view of stream and beach.

- Next to bar is a FOOSBALL TABLE and electronic darts!


- Take a short walk across the bridge where you will find the beautiful 20 acre crystal clear lake.

- Sandy beach.

- Dock.

- Free use of paddle boat, row boat, canoe, and kayak.

- Swim on new aluminum swim raft. 12 feet deep by raft. Spring fed lake! We have swam this lake for 4 years and you can see right to the bottom of the lake at 12 feet.

- Incredible fishing with an abundance of blue gill, bass, and crappie.

- Private setting - one of only three homes on the lake with NO public access.


- Over 1/2 mile of sandy bottom crystal clear stream winding throughout the property.

- Catch frogs, crayfish, and minnows!

- Or just splash and have a good time without worrying about deep water.

- Incredibly spacious additional sandy beach on stream perfect for small children.

- Reading benches along stream for resting and enjoying nature or pulling out your favorite book and listening to the water.


- 7 acres of private peaceful settings.

- Multiple park like trails throughout property for hiking or peaceful walks.

- Be ready to see all kinds of wildlife: cardinals, woodpeckers, blue birds, blue jays, humming birds, turkey, deer, squirrels, eagles, ducks, geese, chipmunks and turtles.

- Two fire-pits for building fires: an all Limestone built fire-pit by 'Blackberry hut' (see picture), and fire-pit by the lake.

-Sandy game playing area next to lodge with rustic log benches (see picture) to play all your favorite outdoor games that are on premise and FREE for you to use (horse shoes, ring toss, bean bag toss).

You get all this and Blackberry Lodge is ONLY 5 MINUTES from Wautoma. We are SO CLOSE to great restaurants, grocery stores, two golf courses, and cute shops. For instance:

-Silvercryst Reataurant:2 miles (right on Big Silver lake with an incredible sand beach for the kids and TIKI bar for the adults with great steaks and seafood),

-Moose Inn- 2 miles (just great food of all kind)

-Christiano's Brick Oven Pizza (the best pizza anywhere and they Deliver Right To The Lodge!).

All almost within walking distance but you get the peace and tranquility of being up North!

Keywords- lake front, water front, beach, lodge, cabin, cottage, log home, amish, relaxing, restful, quiet, wildlife, nature, stream, fishing, boating, canoeing, paddle boat, swimming, waupaca, skiing, ice fishing

-Summer season is Fri-Fri rentals ONLY.

-THIS IS A PET FRIENDLY PROPERTY. Just read our reviews and you will see how your furry friend will just love Blackberry Lodge and the 7 acres to explore.

-The rate is all inclusive! You get full use of the 7 acre property, lodge, hut, free use of the canoe, row boat, paddle boat, raft, foosball table, firepits, outdoor games, indoor games, free movies, and PEACE and TOTAL PRIVACY on our wooded lake property

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Andrew Conger (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Andrew Conger

We are a family of four with children 12 and 14 who love to camp, enjoy nature, fish, and hike. I have a sales and marketing job and my wife is what we call a 'domestic engineer' raising our two wonderful children.

We originally purchased this property so we could enjoy a 'home away from home' as a place to camp with friends and family. Everyone who visits falls in love with the privacy, nature, wildlife, lake and stream, and peaceful setting. We made the decision in 2012 to build a Amish log cabin and share 'Blackberry Lodge' with you, our new friends, so you can also experience the tranquility and beauty of the property that we have for the last 6 years.

Andrew Conger purchased this lodge in 2009

Why Andrew Conger chose Central Wisconsin

So may things to do...Wake up to sun peeking through the forest off our deck with the sound of a trickling stream in the distance and a view of the lake. Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee listening to the leaves rustling in the wind. Take a nature walk. Explore. Dive into the crystal clear spring fed water from our raft. Let the sand run through your toes on our private beach. Watch the many colorful birds visit our feeders. Play board games from our free selection. Take a canoe ride around the lake. Go fishing. Visit the rock quarry park in Redgranite and swim in the deep quarry lake. Play horseshoes in our sandy horseshoe pit. Explore the antique shops of Wautoma, Wild Rose, or Berlin and Amish country where quilts, baked goods, furniture, and crafts are sold. Build a fire in our custom limestone fire pit. Have a beer on the deck. Relax. Golf at two challenging public courses less than 5 miles away. Watch a movie on Netflix with FREE popcorn provided. Take your shoes off and explore our sand bottom stream. Catch some frogs. Visit one of the MANY outstanding restaurants less than 5 minutes away. Take a paddle boat ride. Play some foosball . Sit on the dock bench and enjoy our lake views. Get some sun. Visit the farm market in Wautoma. Throw some steaks on our large stainless steel grill. Have a glass of wine. Relax. Take a 5 minute drive to Nordic Mountain resort, ski or tube in the winter, hike the awesome trails, or take the exciting mountain bike paths in the summer. Listen to great music from Pandora. Watch the birds. Read a book on the deck. Hear that? Silence. Build a night fire and roast some marshmallows. Warm up next to our cozy stone gas fireplace. Visit the log bar in the hut for 'cocktail hour.' Sit on the screened in porch watching the fire. Look at the awesome stars. No city lights here. Take a bike ride on the country tree lined roads. Walk to the lake at night to see the Milky Way. Re-connect with your family and friends!

What makes this lodge unique

Blackberry Lodge is like your own PRIVATE park in the woods and with your own lake. You wouldn't want to ruin a visit to the park with all kinds of electronics so we tried to minimize those distractions for you by not having: Cable TV, Xbox, or anything else that could distract you. Remember, family retreat. That's what this place is all about. Disconnecting from everything for a few days will be just what you needed! WIFI is now available, however, for a nominal charge so you don't lose complete contact while you enjoy the seclusion. With the nominal charge you have access to stream RUKU that will give you FREE use of Netflix, LIVE news streaming, and other options for you to enjoy on those rainy days!

We can completely understand if you don't want to purchase WIFI during your that in mind we have much for you to enjoy:

Swimming, fishing, canoeing, paddling boating, and row boating on the lake.

Navigating our sandy bottom stream with your small children (or big kids love it, too), looking for frogs (the record catch is 32 in an hour!), crayfish, or catching minnows.

Long walks on our trails viewing all the wildlife.

Don't forget about the firepits for bonfires at night or for 'pudgy pies' during the day. S'more heaven!

We have lots of outdoor games for you to use: Horse shoes, bochi ball, ring toss.

We have many books for you to read also in the bookcase.

We will have a large assortment of board games for you to use.

A flat screen TV will be above the gas fireplace for G and PG movies available for you to view. Sometimes you just need a distraction. Movies are just the ticket sometimes. But at Blackberry Lodge they will be good clean movies that any kid can watch without you having to worry about language or anything else.

And how about just doing NOTHING. Sitting on our deck listening to the birds and looking at the lake. Have a beer or glass of wine. Grill a steak on our stainless steel grill on the deck. Kick back. Relax..


based on 35 traveler reviews

Custom Log cabin, 7 SECLUDED wooded acres, LAKE, STREAM, Huge deck, Steam spa!
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews

Great property! Everything you need right there.

  • 5 of 5

Third year in a row enjoying the lodge. Whole family looks forward to our week there. Andrew continues to invest in the property and enjoy all the improvements. Sauna was a great addition!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Reconnecting wih family and nature while noticing the little things.

  • 5 of 5

Ugh! We forgot to pack marshmallow sticks. We also forgot fire starter sticks that my husband likes to use. Luckily, we could drive just a few miles into Wautoma and visit one of the stores. We picked up marshmallow and fire starter sticks as well as some groceries for our stay. Ooops, I better get some seasonings for our hamburgers that we plan on putting on the grill! Who wants a bland burger?

What we did not remember, the owners of Blackberry Lodge did! The marshmallow sticks were plenty and were located in the woodshed. We found firestarter sticks in the hut and the cabin. And seasonings? Well if I just would have opened my eyes and looked in the cabinet, I would have seen just how well stocked the cabin was! Once you get there, you will see. You will see that the owners have thought of things you would have never thought of! The kitchen was stocked better than my own kitchen at home! I expected general pots/pans/dishes/silverware, but was surprised when looking in cabinets and drawers. I could go on and on, but unfortunately VRBO gives me limited characters for expression. I hate that! It must be run by a man :) The cabin was everything and more. The pictures just cannot and will not do it justice until you get there and walk in and see and smell it for yourself. "That is the smell of REAL wood, guys!" Again, the owners thought of everything. The decor, the bedding, the, the, the... yes, EVERYTHING! For crying out loud, I just cannot express that enough :)

The property was very well groomed. Trails easily accessible and walk-able. Again, that extra touch we had already come to see. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the time at the lake. Big enough for the adventure of the kayak, rowboat, paddle boat, canoe but small enough that there was absolutely noone else on the water! We saw a couple one day out on their dock briefly. We shared a brief exchange and they let us know they were leaving again that afternoon (they are not always there). I hope you brought life jackets if you aren't comfortable on the water! Wait - strike that! There are plenty for your use! (Imagine that!) The space was a great lakefront space. Quiet with the exception of the birds and frogs... and your family splashing in the water! This was our dogs favorite space. If they could talk I'm POSITIVE they would say it was the best 4 days of their life!!

We played games, had a weinie roast night. A cookout deck party and all in all, enjoyed each other. I'm out of characters!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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San Miguel de Allende, MX

Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Great setting. Beautifully crafted. Immaculate.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Ripon, WI

Peaceful with Aweseome Customer Service

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a 4 day weekend in February. The property is beautiful and very well maintained. It is quiet and was a respite for all of us.

One of the best parts of the entire experience is the phenomenal customer service of the owner. We have stayed in many rentals through VRBO. Most are really good experiences and have great owners. The owners here were the best we have seen. Period. The entire process from initial acceptance through departure is easy. Instructions were great for getting in, using the cabin, and departure. The owner texted the night we arrived to ensure all was OK and was very quickly available with any quesitons we had. He was quite simply fantastic and that made the entire experience complete.

You will love the property, nature, and great customer service.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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The place to go to really relax and disconnect.

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful; wooded, clear water lake and stream, and lots of blue jays. The lodge is comfortable. Love the wrap around porch to sit and read or just look out on the woods and lake. Fireplace creates a cozy feel while watching a movie or sitting around in the evening. Our dogs have a good time romping in the lake or along the paths in the woods. The fire pit is great to sit around and look up at the stars. Everything you need is there with the exception of food. Kitchen has whatever you need to cook meals if you like. We had our Thanksgiving at the lodge and look forward to coming up again next year. Andrew is a very congenial host and easy to contact while making plans and while at the lodge.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Beautiful secluded property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful secluded log cabin with Lake. The only thing that could make this place any better would be a nice size hot tub

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Wautoma country club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 21
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Moose Inn
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nordic Mountain

Waushara County and the Wautoma area have 96 lakes and miles of trout streams, rivers, and acres upon acres of beautiful forests, rolling hills, and abundant wildlife. It feels like you are definitely in Northern Wisconsin with out the drive long drive!


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 24 2016 - Sep 1 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

WIFI (if activated) $35 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%

-Summer season is Fri-Fri rentals ONLY.
-The rate is all inclusive! You get full use of the 7 acre property, lodge, hut, free use of the canoe, row boat, paddle boat, raft, foosball table, firepits, outdoor games, indoor games, free movies, and PEACE and TOTAL PRIVACY on our wooded lake property!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Cedar bathrooms with wood accents. Full showers in each bathroom. Amish made rustic hickory cabinets.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs. All log queen bed and matching dresser.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Upstairs. All log queen bed and matching Cedar dresser.
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft with log futon overlooking great room and fireplace.
    Hut loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Separate loft area in hut
  • All wood bedrooms with log accents. Matching brand new log bedroom furniture and bedding. Loft is upstairs overlooking great room. It has a log futon that can be laid down to a full size bed (could be used as a third bedroom if needed).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Please contact me about any special needs you may have. We will try and accomodate you any way we can.

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