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Amish log cabin! INCREDIBLY PRIVATE lakefront retreat in unspoiled 7 acre forest

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

NEWER CUSTOM DESIGNED AMISH LOG CABIN COMPLETED IN 2013. INCREDIBLY PEACEFUL AND PRIVATE ALL WOODED ACREAGE, CRYSTAL CLEAR LAKE, SAND BOTTOM STREAM RUNNING THROUGHOUT ENTIRE 7 ACRE PROPERTY.

NEW OUTDOOR ALL CEDAR RUSTIC 6-PERSON STEAM SPA FOR THE ULTIMATE IN RELAXATION!

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?

**THEN THIS IS NOT YOUR PLACE!**

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!

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. Also included 'FREE' of charge: incredible lake views, wildlife (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), star gazing at night (this is AMAZING!), use of our well groomed trails and sand bottom stream winding through our property to EXPLORE, use of our custom limestone fire pit and seating area for amazing bon fires....and so much more!!

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!

BLACKBERRY LODGE

-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.

- 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.

- 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.

-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!

- Stainless steel appliances

- 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.

LAKE

- 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.

STREAM

- 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.

Spa/Sauna

- Brand new 100% cedar outdoor barrel steam sauna constructed in 2016. Fits up to 6 people.

PROPERTY

- 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

Owner
Andrew conger
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

About Andrew conger

We are a family of four with children 14 and 17 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 Wautoma

Blackberry Lodge is like your own PRIVATE park in the woods. Its peaceful beyond imagination and just what you need to 'get away from it all.' You will not find another property like it. I promise!

What makes this lodge unique

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!

Amenities

Wautoma Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Please contact me about any special needs you may have. We will try and accomodate you any way we can.

Reviews

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Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time visiting and we just love this place! We only wish we could have stayed longer, it's so peaceful and beautiful! We can't wait until next time, thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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A wonderful family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (two parents, two young adult sons) visited the cabin as a way to reconnect after a busy summer. It was perfect. There was plenty of room and we enjoyed good meals, sleeping late, sitting on the porch, playing board games, listening to music, and looking at the stars. We took out the canoe and the kayak and sat for hours on the dock reading. We also enjoyed the sauna. The cabin was fully equipped, clean, roomy, and convenient. We look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax and unwind!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Blackberry Lodge! It is a beautiful and very well maintained property and the owner's were very responsive and attentive though we didn't need to ask them much as great instructions were provided. It's a great place to get some quiet time as there are no neighbors right on top of you. We loved sitting out the huge covered deck and listening to nature and to music over the well set up entertainment system that is provided. It would have been even more enjoyable had it not been in the 90's and humid at the end of September!

The warm weather did let us enjoy the lake though which was a pleasant surprise for that time of year. For the most part it's very shallow but was great for the 2 and 6 year old that were with us. They both loved it and we could let them wade around without having to worry too much. The kids (and adults) also liked wandering the walking paths and visiting the stream that runs along the property.

We didn't try out the sauna due to the heat but it looks fabulous. The fire pit area outside the game hut is large and also very well maintained and dry firewood is provided for a nominal fee. Marshmallow/hot dog roasting sticks were also provided. There is both a gas grill and a smoker available and we made use of both of them for evening meals. The kitchen is pretty well stocked, about the only thing I could suggest to improve it would be an electric griddle for making pancakes but it had everything else we needed.

All in all it was a great experience and it was evident the owners have but a lot of thought and planning into the design and operation of the property and do a great job with maintenance and improvements. I would highly recommend it and we hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay at the Blackberry Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Not only is the lodge beautiful, the sandy beach and small lake make for a totally enjoyable and relaxing getaway! The owner is easy to reach and always makes sure we are settled in and satisfied from the moment we arrive!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place for a family get-away!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent a week at Blackberry Lodge with our two adult daughters, their husbands and our eighteen month old grandson. The property was just as described on the Homeaway website and we were very happy with it. The Lodge was clean and up to date and had lots of nice amenities. The lake is rather small, but we were the only people using it and we found the beach ideal as our grandson got his first taste of wading in the lake. Sleeping arrangements were not ideal for six adults but the owner had forewarned us about this and we decided to go anyway because of all the other good things the property has to offer. This is a great place for a family to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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We had a wonderful vacation at Blackberry Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing vacation at Blackberry Lodge in Wautoma! Our hosts, Andrew and Lisa, were great to work with and ensured that we had an easy check in and that we had all the necessary details associated with their wonderful property. The stunning Amish log lodge was sparkling clean and fully equipped with everything that we needed. We enjoyed the clear, sandy bottom lake and caught lots of bass and bluegill. When not at the lake, we relaxed on the wrap-around deck and enjoyed all the other amenities of this beautiful, private property. Thanks for everything and we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Silvercryst
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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.