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Custom Waterfront full Log Home State Licensed

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8 comfortably)

Beautiful custom constructed full log home on English Lake located in the heart of the Chequamegon National Forest. This wilderness retreat has all of the amenities for a peaceful and exciting vacation. Year round activities include hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, ATV trips and more.

This three bedroom two bath property sleeps 8 comfortably in beds. One King, one queen, two twins, a full size pull out couch along with two queen areo beds are onsite . The Cabin boasts a 900 sq. foot cedar deck with outdoor seating for 10, gas and charcoal grills too. Three season porch. A Canoe, a fishing Kayak and two aluminum row boats are also available for your use. Pontoon rental is also available too. Great restaurants in the Clam Lake /Namekagan area. NO SMOKING or PETS ALLOWED.

If you are looking for a true wilderness experience filled with outdoor activities you will enjoy the English Lake Escape. We look forward to hearing from you. The McArthurs.

Keywords: Log home,sand beach,ATV,snowmobiling, cross country skiiing, Class A. Muskie fishing, hunting, Chequemegon national forest, Clam Lake Elk Study area, Birkenbeiner,

More Details

Gregg McArthur
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Gregg McArthur

My name is Gregg McArthur and I am the President of McArthur Towel and Sports out of Baraboo Wisconsin,

The property on English Lake has been in our family since 1972 and after debate we decided to demolish the old family cabin and build our new custom log home. We enjoy sharing the property with responsible indviduals and families that enjoy a backwoods retreat.

We personally enjoy Snowmobiling , ATV rides, hunting, fishing and regular trips out to the many northwoods establishments in the area. Great people and great fun.

We look forward to hearing from you and don't forget to sign the guest book before you leave.

Gregg McArthur and Family.

Gregg McArthur purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Gregg McArthur chose Mellen

Property has been in the family for 35 years (old cabin was demolished and new cabin was constructed in 2010)

What makes this cabin unique

quiet, secluded with plenty of activities available in the area. Remote setting makes for a very peaceful vacation. Row Boats fishing kayak and Canoe supplied. Air conditioned, satellite WIFI and phone. large Deck and gently sloping hard bottom sand beach for safe enjoyable swimming.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gregg, We JUST arrived home to Fl. from your cabin. We left a few days early to tend to some matters at home before returning to work. Thank you so much for everything. It was a wonderful home away from home. All went well and we found ourselves on some enjoyable golf courses (really liked Apostle Highlands in Bayfield) and found some great restaurants. We did not use the upstairs at all. We confined our dogs to the screened porch or if in family room they were contained in their playpen. They loved the yard too. We would like to be up there next year as well so we will keep looking at our schedules together. We cleaned everything up and restored it to the way we entered. Rich Becker was very kind to us. Randy and Rich shared some Viet Nam history as they had been in some common areas. Randy was a helicopter gunship pilot. Rich provided us with home made maple syrup and a meal of crappie fillets. You have everything so easy to make it a turn key experience. Most times we ate out after we finished golfing. We went to a couple of Casinos and certainly did not make any $. Looking forward to keeping in contact for next year. We did not wait for security check as it is fine to just send it in the mail. I am sure Rich got the deck sealed as we told him we were departing a little early. Many, many thanks for sharing you beautiful cabin with us. Warm Regards, Sandy
Jun 2013
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Mellen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Strict Pet Policy must be approved prior to arrival
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Printer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , double sink upper level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Located in master loft suite area, Queen size Beds (1) Located in guest bedroom, Double Beds (1) Pull out hideaway sofa sleeper in loft area, Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle bed pulls out to king size sleeping area, Child Beds (2) 2 queen aero beds available onsite, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Three season porch, 900 sq. Foot deck with furniture,canoe, kayak, and other boats ,Class A Muskie lake, Wilderness setting with very few cabins on the lake. pontoon rental available from third party vendor.


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Custom Waterfront full Log Home State Licensed
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 32 reviews
Arlington Heights

Amazing cabin surrounded by beautiful wilderness!

  • 5 of 5

I had planned a family hiking vacation to Wisconsins Northwoods and wanted a cabin that could serve as a place to rest and relax. This cabin did not disappoint. It literally has everything you could need for a weekly stay. My only recommendation is, if you don't like well water, then bring bottled water. The scenery and wildlife of the area is hard to beat. In 3 days of hiking we covered 21.5 miles and barely scratched the surface of all the trails to hike. We saw countless deer, roughed grouse, bald eagles, an owl and various forest birds. On our last night sitting around the camp fire we heard a pack of wolves howling in the distance! The view of the lake and forested hills from the cabin is second to none! Just looking out the windows will bring a smile to your face and sense of complete solitude. If you're not happy here, you won't be happy anywhere. Our entire group is looking forward to the next time we can come back. Give this cabin a try, you won't regret it!.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. It is definitely a little piece of heaven and we enjoy sharing it with people that love nature and the great outdoors. Our Well is 400 feet deep out there but it is in the iron belt. We are planning to put a water softener in for next season which will help. Thanks for leaving the cabin in good order and we look forward to having you return to English Lake. Gregg McArthur
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Wonderful Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful lake retreat! It was clean, cozy and the view overlooking the lake was wonderful! Such a peaceful and relaxing place to get away from it all! The owner and caretaker were very helpful and nice to work with. The lake was easy to access for ice fishing and the short drive to Copper Falls State Park was well worth it! We could not believe how beautiful it was. We would love to return another time during the summer and enjoy everything the cabin, lake and area have to offer.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Rapids, IA

Amazing Location, complete amenities, Responsive owner

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this vacation home at Mellen, WI. The place is beautiful and the lakefront is just apt for kids to play on beach, swimming etc. The complimentary Row boats and kayak are a nice plus. The vacation home itself was very cozy, clean with enough space for 6-7 adults. There were lots of options to keep yourself busy - Netflix/DVD playe with CDs, lots of board games, books to read. The owner provided fishing rods, campfire wood, and Gas cylinders for the Grill.

When we arrived, the place was not cleaned yet. We understood that it was a communication glitch due to the long weekend holiday schedule. The owner apologized to us, and provided us with a free day of Pontoon Rental for the inconvenience caused. This was a welcome gesture, given that we did not even asked for it.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay a lot, and will definitely come back next time we want to have a laid back, relaxed vacation. We will also recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice vacation home rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Cabin and Property!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 nights with 4 adults and 2 kids and it was great! The cabin is fantastic. Even better than the pictures. It has just about anything you could ever need or want. The property is also nice and large. Probably one of the best things is the perfect lake frontage. The kids spent most days playing in the sand on the beach and in the clear and clean water. And most nights were spent by the fire. We all enjoyed ourselves and would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dubuque, Iowa

As advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful log home nestled in a pristine setting! Lake is awesome & the beach area is excellent if you have small children. Would highly recommend to anyone! Also, would recommend the Pontoon rental from the neighbors.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could wish for

  • 5 of 5

The English Lake Escape is as wonderful as everyone says. We loved listening to the Loons and Frogs during our early morning fishing. The lake is beautiful and the cabin has everything you need (Thank you, Greg). We recommend getting the Pontoon while you are there too (Thank you, Tim). We hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Snow Creek Mellen, wi
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mellen, CC
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Elk horn, clam lake or Snow Creek in Mellen
Car: necessary

The property is located in the middle of the National forest which makes for a true wilderness setting. Area attractions include the North country trail , Copper Falls State Park, Morgan Falls, Clam lake Elk viewing, Hayward, Hurley, Bayfield, Ashland and the lake Namekagon area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.5%

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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.

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