Experience the best of Star Lake during your stay at the ‘Star Lake Retreat!’ This year-round vacation rental home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and is located in Wisconsin's Vilas County, just south of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Created from ancient rock and centuries-old wood, the log home was constructed using traditional Scandinavian building methods and is ideally overlooking a peaceful 1200-acre lake. You'll also be a stone's throw from the lake and dozens of hiking trails.
-- THE PROPERTY --
** This rental offers a 25% discount for all licensed health care professionals! (license & dates of expiration required) **
Master Bedroom: King Bed | Bedroom 2: Full Bed, Twin Bed | Bedroom 3: Full Bed, Twin Bed | Lower Level Living Room: Sofa Sleeper
‘Star Lake Retreat’ was built using 250-year-old hemlock pines and 150 tons of large fieldstone; you won’t find a log home like it anywhere else in the North Woods! The home is situated on 2 acres of terraced lawns, garden, and woods, providing ultimate privacy for everyone in your group.
An octagonal cedar picnic table, charcoal grill, and safe fire pit create a perfect place for outdoor meals and gatherings. Your whole family will love roasting marshmallows over the campfire as you gaze up at the billions of stars in the night’s sky.
Step into the 3-level log home and store your ski and outdoor gear near the double doors! Inside, you’ll find 3,200 square feet of living space equipped with all of your entertainment needs. Flat-screen TVs, CD and DVD collection, and Bluetooth speaker with a CD player and FM connection provide everything you need to relax after a thrilling day of outdoor adventures.
A combination of black slate and wood floors with stencil painted designs, hand-crafted 250-year-old logs, and cedar doors with leaded glass all work together to provide endless visual pleasure. South-facing picture windows look out over the lake, and north-facing picture windows offer forest views - bringing the outdoors and indoors together!
The free-form fieldstone fireplace dominates the living area, which also offers cushioned chairs that look out over the lake. Watch a DVD on the 32” flat-screen TV in the living room while the flames in the wood-burning fireplace flicker and fade. Pop a CD in the Bluetooth speaker or tune into one of the FM channels if you'd like to listen to some tunes while you relax!
There’s no need to leave the comfort of your home-away-from-home when your group gets hungry! The fully equipped kitchen provides an island cooking area with ample counter space and 4 stools. A Jenn Air grill, gas range, and oven, and tons of cooking utensils make it easy to prepare your favorite dishes.
Once the chef puts the final touches on your meal, pull up a chair at the dining table to the kitchen to dig in! The spacious dining area is surrounded by 3 picture windows facing lake and woods.
The lower level is the ideal spot for the whole family to gather and hang out with one another. This carpeted space is furnished with tons of comfortable seating for everyone in your group, a flat-screen TV, and a foosball table that’s sure to provide hours of entertainment. The lower level also serves as a studio, classroom, or conference space for many types of groups, from business to spiritual.
Retire to one of the 3 comfortable and well-appointed bedrooms when it’s time to call it a night! The large master bedroom offers a king bed, walk-in closet, and a handcrafted pine floor balcony overlooking the patio and woods. Both of the other 2 bedrooms have a twin bed and a full bed, and the couch in the lower living room converts to a pullout bed for 2.
Stay up to date on emails and your favorite Netflix programs with the use of the new fiber optic internet, which uses its fiber-optic technology to reach the fastest speeds available today!
-- THE LOCATION --
Whether you visit Star Lake in the spring, summer, fall, or winter, you're sure to find a fun outdoor adventure! Miles of trails that criss-cross through the woods that surround the house provide great hiking trails when it's warm out, and snowmobile, snowshoe, and cross-country skiing trails once the temperature drops in the winter.
From swimming to fishing, Star Lake always offers a new and fun experience. Pack a picnic and enjoy it on Star Lake peninsula before going for a dip in the refreshing water. The lake boasts 1,200 acres of crystal-clear water, 5 islands, and 4 beaches for all of your summertime enjoyment.
Hiking enthusiasts will quickly fall in love with Star Lake! Be sure to bring your walking shoes and go for a stroll along Star Lake Nature Trail or Tampers Trails. Star Lake Nature Trail is a 2.5-mile trail lined by mature trees that wraps around Star Lake. While you travel along the Trampers Trails, you'll get a sense of what the area was like hundreds of years ago, as the trails wind through forests that are over 300 years old!
If you'd prefer to explore the area on 2 wheels, bring your bike and ride through the dense forest. Several nearby bike companies rent them out for anyone who doesn't have their own! Heart of Vilas County Bike Trail System starts 7 miles from the home and offers over 52 miles of trails connecting St. Germain, Sayner, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, and Mercer.
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-- ADDITIONAL DETAILS --
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, Mitsubishi ductless AC unit, free WiFi, fire pit (firewood provided), picnic area with charcoal grill, stone patio, fieldstone fireplace (firewood provided), 40" flat-screen TV with satellite and DVD player, 32" flat-screen TV with DVD and VHS players, DVD and VHS collection, Bluetooth speaker with CD player and FM connection, CD collection, dog friendly, air conditioning, central heating, in-unit laundry machines, ample parking, and much more!
- This rental is a great respite for healthcare workers and offers a 25% discount for all licensed health care professionals (license and dates of expiration required)
- Peaceful Star Lake location on 2 acres of terraced property! Enjoy easy access to endless outdoor adventures in the woods and on the lake
- Nearest Commercial Airports: Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport (~43.5 miles away) | Duluth International Airport (~170 miles away)
-- POLICIES --
- No smoking
- Dog friendly with $100 fee (small-to-medium dogs only, max 2)
- No events, parties or large gatherings
- Must be at least 23 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Photo ID may be required upon check-in
- Absolutely do not snowmobile up the road as it becomes someone else's private propertyGet the full listing »