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Secluded Retreat For 20+ People With Private Lake in Wascott

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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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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 3: 1 twin/ single, Day Bed in Sun Room
    • 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 10: 1 queen, Main room of Little Log Cabin - no bathroom!
    • bedroom 11: 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleeping Futon in Gazebo by beach - no bathroom of course
    • bedroom 2: 1 queen, Loft Bedroom in Main Log Cabin
    • bedroom 4: 1 queen, Loft Bedroom in Artist's Studio
    • bedroom 8: 1 queen, This bedroom is in Auger's Retreat which is a studio cabin
    • bedroom 9: 1 king, Loft Bedroom in Little Log Cabin - no bathroom in cabin!
    • bedroom 1: 1 queen, Walk out basement bedroom in Main Log Cabin
  • Entertainment
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • dvd player
    • stereo
    • music library
    • games
    • books
    • toys
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
    • deck / patio
    • lanai / gazebo
    • balcony
    • lawn / garden
    • tennis
    • kayak / canoe
      • 2 kayaks 1 canoe
    • boat
      • Small electric pontoon - holds 8 Paddle Boat
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
    • wheelchair inaccessible

activities and attractions in Wascott 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
4 nights
 

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Refundable Damage Deposit $750
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

Cancellation Policy

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

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traveler reviews for this wascott estate rental

A look Back

Review submitted: August 20, 2014   Date of arrival: August 7, 2014

Our family fo 17 enjoyed our stay at Duffy's Trails. Access to all of the cabins, etc, allowed us to be togehter, yet have space. We took advantage of all the amenities. We fisehed, swam, played horse shoes and walked the trails. The girlls were great. We even had a fish fry,using the outside grill areas.
The propery was very clean, and very well maintained. There are quite a few steps, but very doable.
It would be a great place for a quilt retreat.

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Simply Perfect

Review submitted: August 13, 2014   Date of arrival: July 30, 2014

As the previous reviewer stated we were amazed at how simply awesome this property was! Every cabin is well appointed with comfortable beds and three lovely kitchens. Our group of 20 (including 4 children) was very comfortable and felt spoiled by the luxury and privacy that this property afforded us. Between the little lake and pontoon, the stunning Artist's Cabin and Kid's Cabin, the hot tub and the consideration of all of the little details, this place is a bargain for everything you get. Jeff and Susan were very responsive and helpful as well. Jeff gave us an extensive tour upon arrival so we didn't have any trouble navigating the ins and outs of the place. It was an experience of a lifetime and we would highly recommend "Duffy Trails" to anyone and everyone.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Exceeded expectations in every way!

Review submitted: July 29, 2014   Date of arrival: July 9, 2014

To say that this is a truly amazing property would be an understatement. While the photos and description do the best they can to paint a picture of the estate, we were completely blown away when we arrived. No expense has been spared or detail overlooked - if you are looking for a first class "cabin" experience and total privacy for your group, this is the place to be. Jeff and Susan were great to deal with - quick to respond to emails and answer any and all questions prior to our arrival. We had their cell phone numbers while we were there and they were on standby for anything that we needed. This property is so great and so well equipped that we didn't call them once!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

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