dogs are OK - wooof furnished cottage/cabin no laundry on site no smoking off-street parking
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Vacation year-round 75 minutes NE of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St.Paul) in Polk County, Wisconsin on Big Blake Lake. While you can kick back and truly relax in this tastefully furnished and designed home that has come together after 10+ years of collecting, you'll also encounter all the charms of the rustic cabin life.
Fully equip chef style kitchen, full bath with modern-vintage tub/shower combo, outside shower with a double shower head (May-Oct), year-round usability and comfort with central ac/heat, a beautiful stone fireplace and two private bedrooms with screened in french doors leading out to a wrap around deck that sits over the lake in the tree tops.
This is a lakefront property. Swim, canoe, fish, hike, bring your own boat (there's a ramp on the lake and we have a dock), ice fish, go cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, visit local wineries, the casino and so much more. There is something to do every season of the year indoors and outdoors here no matter the weather!
We have many wonderful local resturants within a 15-30 minute drive in charming towns like ours (Luck), Balsam Lake, Amery, Cumberland, St. Croix Falls, Frederic and Osceola. We are also a conveinant 1.5 hour drive from the Minneapolis/St.Paul Int'l Airport.
Rental of our cabin includes DIRECTV, fiberoptic wireless internet, a stock of DVD's, games, cards, puzzles, children's toys, towels, linens, a coffee maker and grinder, a pretty extensive kitchen set-up with nearly everything you should need to cook and bake, an outdoor propane grill, trash bags, a dish sponge, dish soap, dishwasher detergent and toilet paper.
You will need to supply your own firewood (available locally in bundles), personal health and beauty products (including bug spray and sunscreen) and all food and beverages.
Vacation sleeping arrangements accommodate ideally four people, with a max. of six people (two private bedrooms w/ queen beds and one pull-out sofa in living room which is best suited for children or one adult).
A dog is welcome with advance permission and a nominal cleaning fee of $50 per dog per stay. Two dogs have been known to be considered with further discussion.
About Polk County:
In Polk County, there is always something great to do -- especially in the great outdoors. Polk County is an all season vacation destination with a natural landscape found nowhere else in the world. The Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway frames their backyard and hiking boots, kayaks, bicycles, paddleboats are your keys to explore this national treasure. They claim the oldest state park in Wisconsin -- Interstate Park. They are also home to one of the newest state parks -- Straight Lake State Park and a new state trail -- Stower Seven Lakes Trail.
Skilled taxidermists can preserve that fish-of-a-lifetime as visual proof for your fishing buddies. Paddleboat tours and railroad excursions are memorable travel alternatives. Spend a few hours on a beach soaking up the warm sunshine, or lace up the hiking boots and discover what's behind the next bend on the trail. Unleash the Lewis and Clark within you, and discover the fun of geocaching. Snowmobiling, Nordic skiing and downhill skiing enthusiasts rave about our trails and facilities. They have seven quality golf courses to make it worth the drive.
Communities in Polk County boast plenty of indoor fun, too! Fueled with a stop at one of our many fine dining and casual eateries, you're ready to power shop at antique, craft and unique gift shops. There's exciting 24-hour gaming at the casino and a chance for a big jackpot. The arts are flourishing in Polk County. The Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls, the St. Croix ArtBarn, and Northern Lakes Center for the Arts in Amery bring to the stage entertaining and thoughtful plays as well as musical artists throughout the year. They also have a large organization of local artists, EarthArts.
Present-day Polk County owes much to the early Native people who settled there thousands of years ago and, later, settlement by Euro-Americans. The railroads, logging, farming, and resort lifestyle all figure prominently in displays, exhibits and artifacts found at museums and historical sites throughout the county.
Seasonal Outdoor Highlights at the cabin include:
Lakeside Lounge area and sunbathing chairs
Canoe, fishing dock and floating pontoon deck
Mossy grass area for outdoor games
Upper Lounge area with ample seating, grill and hammock
Upper Deck for reading and relaxing in some shade
*The lake is equip for powerboats and there is a landing should you wish to bring your own powerboat and dock it at the house. You can also rent boats on St. Croix and in Balsam Lake at Sunnyside Marina but unless you rent for the entire week they must stay on those bodies of water.
We are located on a private road with only a couple neighbors, most of which have seasonal lake homes while our home is equip for year round use. Most come in the summer to experience the lake fishing, swimming and sports, and enjoy the surrounding great outdoors. In the winter we are just as busy with guests who relish in the local downhill skiing resorts, cross-country skiing trails, snowshoeing and just playing in the snow! The Fall Foliage and Spring Blossoms are not to be dismissed either. The house and surrounding area is simply charming year-round.
*This is a non-smoking dwelling.
*Standard background check based on DL# and/or date of birth may be requested.
*Must sign a vacation rental agreement.
Typical Fees and Considerations:
Generally weekdays are $199/night and weekends/holiday/peak are $225-250/night.
Please inquire about specific nightly and weekly rates (depends on dates, group size and more).
Cleaning Fee: $125
Security Deposit = $500 (fully refundable)
Pet Fee: $50 per stay
Deposit: 50% of the total upon booking.
Balance due in full 30 days prior to check-in.
Check-in: 3p (usally flexible)
Check-out: 11am (ususally flexible)
For confirmed reservations we will follow-up with our standard rental agreeent which we request you review and sign so there are no questions about the property expectations. Once received, and about 10 days before your stay we will email you with directions, key location and area info. In genreal we request you are very kind to our place. It is thoughtfully decorated and has many treasured areas of interest our guests tend to really love. Parties are NOT allowed on the premises. No more than 6 guests are allowed, at any given time, per Polk County Tourism Licensing rules. Upon arrival you will notice there is a bunk house, this is not part of the rental and the security deposit will be forfeited if it is used. Please take note of local conditions when choosing to burn an outdoor fire. Polk County, WI DNR updates fire hazard risk daily online.
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