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Beautiful Star Lake Retreat Log Home in Eagle River

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vacation rental description

Overlooking the 1200 acre Star Lake and the Highland
State Forest sits one of the most unique and beautiful log homes ever
built, the Star Lake Retreat in Star Lake, Wisconsin.

Located in northern Wisconsin’s Vilas County just south of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, it’s 10 miles north of Eagle River.

Star Lake is almost entirely surrounded by state owned land with an abundance of breath-taking natural beauty. There are numerous trails for hiking in the spring,summer and fall and for cross-country skiing in the winter.

A great North Woods experience, the petfriendly Star Lake Retreat was constructed in 1995 of250 year old hemlock pines felled by a tornado. Situated on a ridge, this log home has a fieldstone base and stone terraced lawns. It’s truly a work of art. The three bedroom, year round vacation rental property has three levels with large windows facing the lake and woods, a balcony off
the master bedroom.
Beneath the balcony is a large picnic area overlooking Star Lake,
with an octagonal cedar picnic table, charcoal grill and large fire pit
forcampfires. The home has Norwegian touches with stenciled pine floors,
a huge stone fireplace and glider rockers to relax in. A nearby sandy
beach and boat launch providesaccess for guests to enjoy the pristine and peaceful lake.

Living Room - Enjoy the fieldstone fireplace, black slate and wood floors with stencil painted designs, hand-crafted 250 year old logs and cedar doors with leaded glass. Picture windows provide beautiful views of the lake and forest. SAT tv, Blue-Ray DVD, flat screen tv w/sound bar w/Ipod dock. Stereo CD AM/FM w/Ipod dock.  CD and DVD libraries. 

Patio area has an octagonal picnic table with umbrella, Weber grill and fire pit for your campfire.

Kitchen/Dining Area - Island cooking area in center with ample counter space and four stools.  Jenn-Air grill, gas range and oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, glassware, dishes, pots and
pans, toaster and coffee-maker are all provided. Enjoy your meals in the spacious dining area surrounded by three picture windows overlooking the lake.

Bedrooms - Enjoy the master bedroom with a king-size bed and a porch with outdoor furniture so you can enjoy the northern Wisconsin starry nights. There are two other bedrooms, one with two twin beds, the other with a double bed and one single bed. Bedrooms sleep a total of seven. Sheets, blankets and spreads are provided for all beds.

Bathrooms - There is one on the main floor off the foyer. On the second floor, the main bathroom has two sinks, tub and shower with heat lamp, ample drawers and storage space. Separate modern walk in shower area off laudry room

Lower Level – A large  area on the lower level is arranged as a family room with entertainment center and rec room with full size foosball table. It is an extra living area, children's play area, a storage place for skis and outdoor equipment, or a place for the kids to ‘campout’. It can also be used as a workshop or conference space. Large windows with lake view,double entry doors, wood paneling and beautiful fieldstone walls make this an extraordinary space.

The laundry room is enclosed with entry off rec room. The main wall is fieldstone, the floor, slate. There is a separate area with modern walk in shower, sitting area area with towel hangers The facility has a door which can be locked for privacy


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CHUCK RYCHNER 414 491 7580

house rental amenities


Cooking Island With Built In Jenn-Air Grill And New
Electric Range
New Large Refrigerator
New Dishwasher
Three Stereo CD-AM/FM Systems,One W/ Ipod dock.

Two Flat Screen TVs/DVD Players , One With Sound Bar,  Ipod dock and Blu-ray DVD 

Lg Weber Grill, Octoganal Cedar Picnic Table, Weber Grill on patio overlooking the bay  Nice large,safe firepit next to patio

Laundry room with slate floors, new HE washer, electric dryer, separate modern walk in shower area and sitting area Locked door for privacy


Washer / Dryer



32 in Flat Screen Stereo TV w/ DVD and 60 Channel Sat  
Color 26 in TV, DVD, VCR LowerLevel for kids
60 Channel DishNet Sattelite TV Reception
Patio With Lake View, Firepit, Weber Grill And Octagonal Cedar
Picnic Table
Beautiful Rock Fireplace In Family Area / Firewood Supplied
Huge Sandbox
Swing Under Large Spreading Oak
Pets Allowed w/ PERMISSION
Dog Kennel

activities and attractions in Eagle River Wisconsin

The Star Lake Retreat is perched on a ridge overlooking Star Lake.
There is a paved DNR boat launching facility with a large parking lot only a few minutes away.

 A sandy flat bottom beach for swimming is on the state land in front of Star Lake Retreat. There is also a large fishing pier on this beautiful area of the lake

The nearby Star Lake General Store, built in 1935, has canoes, kyaks, boats w/motors and pontoon boat for rent and everything from applications for fishing/hunting licenses to Yellow Tail wine

 Deb Errington, the owner, takes good care of our guests Tell her your staying at the Retreat

Fishing, swimming beaches, boating, sailing, canoeing, water and snow
tubing,trail and road/trail biking and hundreds of miles of hiking and
cross-country ski trails are all within easy reach. Downhill skiing
in Michigan is about one hour away.

There is shopping and dining to experience nearby in Eagle River,
Minoqua or Boulder Junction. For those that enjoy golfing, the area
boosts several courses. If gambling is more your pace, take a chance
at at nearby Lac Du Flambeau or some of Upper Peninsula Michigan’s

vacation rental rates

Second Sunday after Labor Day to December 21
$1100.00 per week
$200.00 per night
January to April
$200.00 per night
$1100.00 per week

April to June
$175.00 per night
$975 per week

First Saturday in June to
the second Saturday after Labor Day
$1500.00 per week
Rental week - Saturday to Saturday Only

Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends                                                               $225.00 per night 

Christmas Week thru New Years
$295.00 per night
Pet Fees
Only by prior approval. Unapproved pets on property will result in
loss of damage deposit.
Pet fees - $75.00 one pet per stay, $25.00 each additional pet                                                   
Absolutely No Smoking In Our Home

Reservation Policies
Fifty percent of rental fee and completed, signed reservation form
required to hold reservation.
Balance of rental fee and separate $500.00 damage deposit check due
60 days prior to arrival. Damage deposit check will remain intact
and returned to renter thirty days after departure given renter has
not caused damage to property. Damage deposit checks have
consistently been returned to our guests thus far.

Cancellation/Return Policy
100% return of Deposit if 90 day notice given. 50% return if 60 day notice
given. Less than 60 day notice, 50% return of rental fee, (due 60 days before arival), if re-rented. No return if
not rented. Check-in 3 PM - Check-out 10 AM

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Top things to do in Eagle River
  • Eagle River Golf course. Exceptional
  • Festivals, winter fest,Klondike days, Cranberry Fest
  • See a new movie in a historical theater
  • National Winter snow mobile races
  • Winter Park dedicated to xcountry skiing
Top things to do on a budget
  • Three Free water ski shows within 15 miles
  • Rent a motor boat from the general store explore lakes islands
  • Hike to and picnic/swim at site among 300 yr old pines
  • Visit beautiful series of large waterfalls 30 minute drive
  • Day trip to 300+ yr old forest/ state park on Lake Superior
Top things to do with a family
  • Swimming from 3 beaches
  • Fishing on 5 nearby lakes Boats available
  • Have dinner on patio and have large campfire in firepit
  • Hiking on very special nearby nature trail created by state
  • Pontoon boat on 1200 acre peaceful Star Lake,swim in clean water


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