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Charming, comfortable, secluded family-friendly log cabin with a swimming pond.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 950 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom sleeps 7 very private

Complete privacy in the middle of the woods! Amish-built family log cabin on 40 acres overlooking swimming pond with sandy beach. 20 mins from Black River Falls & Sparta. Across the road from 3,000 acres of county forest with hiking trails. Biking, fishing, swimming, hiking, golfing, boat rentals at nearby Fort McCoy. Peaceful, charming, comfortable, lots of windows, large screened porch. Lots of deer, turkey, & birds.

Renting to families, married couples (great for a honeymoon!) and occasional singles on retreat.

More Details

Owner
Peg Konkol
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Peg Konkol

Dave and I live in Holmen, WI where Dave is one of the pastors at First Free Church in Onalaska. We are both from Black River Falls but have lived throughout the US and England. My dad gave me the cabin property 40 years ago and the Amish built the cabin for us 13 years ago. We used the cabin as our main residence for 2 6-month stretches in the past until we found a house to buy. I actually loved living there. It slows you down. Something really needed in today's world.

Peg Konkol purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Peg Konkol chose Sparta

My dad purchased the property about 50 years ago. He had a Christmas tree farm nearby and built a beautiful home that you see pictured in the cabin. We hope to keep the property in our family as we all love vacationing there because it is so private and the swimming pond is spring fed and lovely on a hot day.

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy! Comfort and quiet with a tiny sense of roughing it as the nearest convenience store is still a 4-mile drive. The aerated pond is this great big natural swimming pool that cools you off and is always fun to watch as you rest or eat on the front porch. The night skies, because there are no city lights or other residences nearby, are fantastic.

Amenities

Sparta Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • This is our family cabin, and we have chosen to rent only to married couples, families, girls get-aways and the occasional single on retreat.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower no tub and washing machine
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    livingroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Besides the 3 singles beds in the loft, there is also a sofa (not pull-out sleeper sofa).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Perfect place to unplug and relax. Days can be lazy or active. Kids and adults can play in the pond all day...spring-fed and aerated to keep it fresh. Lots of activities available in surrounding area, but at the cabin you are peacefully located in the middle of 40 acres and just across the road from 3000 acres of county forest.

Reviews

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Charming, comfortable, secluded family-friendly log cabin with a swimming pond.
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews
5

Exactly what we wanted and needed... and MORE!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five enjoyed this little slice of Heaven so much that the kids were already asking to go back next year just half-way through this trip!

We loved being surrounded by the beauty and wonder of nature - in near total seclusion - on the large and gorgeous property. It was so peaceful and a wonderful way to unplug from 'real' life. Our three boys (aged 15, 12, and 6) did not miss their electronics at all, if that gives you any indication as to how much they loved it!

We were fortunate to meet up with a friend in LaCrosse for the better part of a day of our trip (he took us boating on the Mississippi - lucky us!), but the bulk of our time was happily spent at the cabin, where we swam/floated, played games in the screened-in patio, read, went biking, took nature walks, fished, grilled, and had campfires every night, where we made s'mores and campfire/pudgy pies, told stories and talked for hours! While we live in a somewhat rural town ourselves, the boys were in complete awe at the millions of stars they could see at night here. It was truly wonderful and a parental dream come true for me - I always wanted to share something like this with/for my kids, but this surpassed my dream.

The cabin is immaculately clean, neat, and tidy, yet as homey as could be. Peg and Dave were wonderful hosts, providing any amenity you could possibly need or want (and then some!): games, books, movies, music, bug spray, firewood, towels, throw blankets to cuddle up with in the evening, kayaks, big floats/rafts, a charcoal grill, and a fully-outfitted kitchen (e.g., coffee pot, electric range, toaster oven, glassware, mugs, plates, flatware, pots, pans, baking sheets, foil, plastic wrap, cutting boards, utensils galore, on and on the list could go!). Dave was even so kind as to deliver fishing poles and bait to us on our second day. <3

We very much look forward to a return visit! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Peg and Dave!

Some non-cabin, potentially helpful notes for future visitors:

- Foss's Fine Meats in Sparta has terrific steaks, chops, brats, brat dogs, & 'meat snacks.'

- The Sparta farmers market (Sat & Wed) is small, but the vendors are high quality & exceptionally friendly. The bakers (a mother-daughter team) were VERY generous with their delicious pizelles, the produce was delicious & fairly priced, and the 'pickle man' was very informative & kind (if you like sweet pickles, try his aged watermelon rinds!). Arrive when they open!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review . Thank you so much.! As always, our greatest delight is for family to unplug and enjoy one another and nature at Two Camps. I am so glad you got to enjoy the terrific night sky, and thanks for the Sparta tips, too. And thanks for leaving the cabin so clean and tidy. Peg
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5

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

This is very much a property a family happily shares rather than a property a they happen to rent. All around you can feel how much Peg and Dave love it! There is something for everyone of any age to see or do to stay occupied throughout your stay. Unfortunately, it rained quite a bit during my stay, but the porch was the perfect place to read while I waited for the sun so I could go back in the water. Despite the rain this was an amazing vacation. Thank you for sharing with me!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to share it with someone like you who wanted to get away by himself for a personal retreat. As there was only one of you, it's good to hear you were happily occupied even in the rain. I find the cabin a very pleasant place to hold up when it's raining, too.
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5

Terrific cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cabin with all the amenities, twenty minutes from Sparta and Black River Falls. Peg was very helpful and welcoming, and we had a terrific, relaxing time. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to host our Canadian neighbors!
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5

Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

It's absolutely stunning. The cabin was very clean and cozy! The property is amazing! So quiet and peaceful! A couple of mornings we even got to enjoy watching a mama deer and baby splash around and play on the other side of the pond while we enjoyed our coffee and tea on the beautiful screened in porch. All 3 of my kids loved it there age ranging 1-13. The only complaint came from my oldest was no WiFi haha but he survived and found lots of other things to do!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review. It is a great pleasure of ours to be able to give a family a good memory of their vacation together in a cabin in the middle of the woods, "unplugged."
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5

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to get away from the city with all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If we can provide "a little piece of heaven" in this world, hallelujah! Thanks Nate.
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5

Second Visit - We Love it!

  • 5 of 5

Two Camps never disappoints! This was our second visit in 2 years. There was an addition of an island in the swimming pond & two kids kayaks. Tiki torches on the beach and a huge umbrella to block sun at the picnic table. Super clean, as always. We love Two Camps and can't wait to go back next year! The businesses we visited were The Cataract Mart, Ginny's Restaurant (Sparta) and Big Rooster's Gun Shop (Sparta).

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! I love it when my guests love it! I was excited that your two little guys would have a great time kayaking, catching frogs, being in the woods and cannon-balling off the swim raft. So good for boys to have outdoor freedom. The only thing about you as a guest...it's hard to clean over clean when you leave : ) Peg
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
La Crosse, WI
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Cataract
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Sparta or Black River Falls
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
State Hwy 27
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Long Branch
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Fort McCoy
Nearest Beach
Right in front of the cabin, or Fort McCoy
Car: necessary

Located on 40 acres of private land across the road from 3500 acres of state and county forest. Plenty of fishing, swimming, biking and boating nearby, and 12 miles from Fort McCoy with access to boat and canoe rentals, paddleboats, fishing and swimming. Fifteen minutes from Black River Falls or Sparta, both with new public swimming pools, libraries, bike trails, golfing, shopping, cinemas, recreation center. Near Warrens Cranberry Festival in September.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $20
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Check in is 4 pm, and check out is noon the following day of your last night stay. Any more than four guests is an extra $20/person/night. Dogs considered depending on size and breed @$20 per night per dog.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.