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Secluded Retreat For 20+ People With Private Lake in Minong

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vacation rental description

100-acre property, including multiple homes and cabins, a small, fish filled lake, river frontage and five miles of trails that cut through the woods. No neighbors, no noise, with lots and lots of wildlife. Property so unique and beautiful, it was written up in the NYTimes:

The structures at Duffy Trails include the original main cabin, a hand-hewn log structure; a guesthouse; a lakeside gazebo; a stone garage with an upstairs apartment; an artist’s studio with a loft-style residential area, and a “kids’ cabin” – a 2,500 square foot building mixing reclaimed timber and mismatched log siding with walls of glass, rusted steel exterior panels, and an earth roof of succulent plants and moss.

The retreat can comfortably accommodate more than 20 people for a weekend in the woods. There’s a sauna, a hot tub, a fishing dock, a tennis court, a basketball court and a horseshoe pit. A lakeside gazebo, screened all around, is a favorite sleeping spot on hot summer nights.

The five miles of 10-foot wide private trails are groomed for x-country skiing and snow shoeing from November until March. Then, after the snow melts, for hiking and biking. The trails climb and swoop under white pines and along the Totagatic River, its brown waters twisting out of sight.

The main, log cabin, the property’s original building, sits above the beach. Inside, under the cedar-shake covered A-frame roof, stained-glass windows refract sunshine into beams, with red and yellow streaking the log walls. Details include built-in shelving, a log staircase leading to a bedroom loft and a stone fireplace with rocks collected by the original owner — a composer — on trips abroad. The downstairs walk-out has a sauna, and a master bath including an extra large whirlpool tub.

The 2,600-square-foot-high art studio cabin has light streaming in from skylights in the 20-foot-high vaulted ceiling.

Walk outside and downhill 200 feet to the kids’ cabin, and the kids in your group can watch cartoons on a plasma TV. Modern touches blend into the cabin’s hybrid North Woods aesthetic, including ceiling-mounted speakers, stainless-steel appliances and a varnished wooden dining table. A stone fireplace hides a staircase heading down to a playroom and bunk beds.

Then there’s the little log cabin – a darling, simple, sleeping quarters for four, including two beds and a log stove – that’s it. No running water.

A quirky perk on this estate is the outhouse – converted from a playhouse. Now it has running water, and a flushing toilet!

The lake is well used, for swimming and fishing (trophy Bass are caught for catch and release, and plenty of pan fish for fish fries,) and if you walk around the lake, where a ski trail loops back, you’ll see the roof lines of the cabins peeking through the trees. Stairs and walkways cut across a hill, connecting cabins.

The lake itself is approximately 15 acres, with a 15' maximum depth. It has a beautiful, sandy swimming beach, and the rest of the lake is terrific for fishing with typical fishing habitat. This is the perfect lake for canoes, kayaks, and an electric pontoon (provided,) but not a lake for motor boats or jet skis.

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Last modified on 05-15-2014 at 3:18 PM.

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estate rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • estate
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • beachfront
    • beach view
    • lakefront
    • lake view
    • waterfront
    • water view
    • rural
  • General
    • internet
      • Wi-Fi
    • telephone
    • fireplace
      • Fireplaces in Main Log Cabin, Artist's Studio and Kids' Cabin
    • heating
    • linens provided
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • parking
    • living room
    • fitness room / equipment
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • Three Full kitchens - in Main Log Cabin, Artist's Studio and Kids' Cabin
    • refrigerator
      • In all kitchens
    • stove
      • In all kitchens
    • oven
      • In all kitchens
    • microwave
      • In all kitchens
    • dishwasher
      • In all kitchens
    • dishes & utensils
      • In all kitchens
    • pantry items
      • In all kitchens
    • coffee maker
      • In all kitchens
    • toaster
      • In all kitchens
  • Dining
    • dining room
    • dining
      • Three Dining Rooms - Main Log Cabin, Artist's Studio, Kids' Cabin - total seating 23+
  • Pool / Spa
    • hot tub
      • Outdoor Hot Tub next to Main Log Cabin
    • sauna
      • Walkout Basement of Main Log Cabin
  • Bathrooms
    • 7 bathrooms 1 half Bath
    • bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub, Walkout bsmnt bathroom - also another shower by sauna
    • bathroom 3: toilet, shower, outdoor shower, Bathroom in Artist's Studio - Also outdoor shower on deck
    • bathroom 4: toilet, shower, One of two bathrooms on main level of Kids' Cabin
    • bathroom 5: toilet, shower, One of two bathrooms in Kids' Cabin
    • bathroom 6: toilet, tub, shower, Basement Bathroom by Bunk Room - Kid Friendly!
    • bathroom 7: toilet, tub, Bathroom in Auger's Retreat
    • bathroom 8: toilet, Darling Outhouse! With running water!
    • bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, Main floor bathroom in Main Log Cabin
  • Bedrooms
    • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 23
    • bedroom 2: 1 king, Loft Bedroom in Main Log Cabin
    • bedroom 1: 1 king, Walk out basement bedroom in Main Log Cabin
    • bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, Day Bed in Sun Room
    • bedroom 4: 1 king, Loft Bedroom in Artist's Studio
    • bedroom 5: 1 king, One of two bedrooms in the Kids' Cabin
    • bedroom 6: 1 king, One of two bedrooms in the Kids' Cabin
    • bedroom 7: 4 bunk bed, Four Bunkbeds in Bunk Room of walkout bsmnt of Kids' Cabin
    • bedroom 8: 1 king, This bedroom is in Auger's Retreat which is a studio cabin
    • bedroom 10: 1 queen, Main room of Little Log Cabin - no bathroom!
    • bedroom 9: 1 queen, Loft Bedroom in Little Log Cabin - no bathroom in cabin!
    • bedroom 11: 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleeping Futon in Gazebo by beach - no bathroom of course
  • Entertainment
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • dvd player
    • stereo
    • music library
    • games
    • books
    • toys
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
    • deck / patio
    • lanai / gazebo
    • balcony
    • lawn / garden
    • tennis
    • boat
      • Small electric pontoon - holds 8 Paddle Boat
    • kayak / canoe
      • 2 kayaks 1 canoe
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
    • wheelchair inaccessible

activities and attractions in Minong Wisconsin

  • Leisure Activities
    • bird watching
    • paddle boating
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • sight seeing
    • boating
    • wildlife viewing
    • horseshoes
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • fly fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • tennis
    • kayaking
    • swimming
    • cycling
    • mountain biking
    • cross country skiing
    • hiking
    • basketball court

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$7,200
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $750
Tax Rate 5.5%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Minong vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 02/14/2014.