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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 88 m²
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 3500 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:
22 September, 2017

About Peg Konkol

Dave and I live in Holmen, WI where Dave is the Executive Pastor 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 38 years ago. We used the cabin as our main residence for 2 6-month stretches in the past couple years 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 Southern Wisconsin

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.

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 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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Sparta, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • 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 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed
    livingroom - 2 sofa bed/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 ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
No cable or wifi except through smart phone.

Reviews

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Charming, comfortable, secluded family-friendly log cabin with a swimming pond.
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
5

Wonderful cabin, ideal for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

This stay was just perfect. The clean and cozy cabin is equipped with everything you might need. The owners are the nicest people we met in Wisconsin and this means a lot because everybody was friendly during our stay there. Dave prepared wood to make campfires in the evening and Peg even put fresh flowers in the house when we came. We really felt welcome. There is quite a lot one could do in the region but we missed most of it because - living in a big city - we enjoyed so much being there and relaxing. The pond has clean water to swim and air mattresses were provided. Though there is no WLAN our teenage kids agreed that this was the best part of our stay in the States (maybe because there is no WLAN?). I would recommend this cabin to everyone who wishes to get away from it all for a while. And I really hope we will have the opportunity to come again one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear German friends, You certainly were the perfect international guests to have! Thanks for the glowing review and your kindness in leaving the Cabin in great shape.
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at Dave and Peg's cabin. With family members coming from three different states, their cabin was a relatively centralized location for us, which was the initial draw. My 2.5 year old nephew absolutely loved the sandy beach. While it wasn't quite warm enough for us to go swimming, we did really enjoy the provided air mattresses to float around the pond. The fire pit was enjoyed by the adults every night. This is truly a "get away from it all" cabin; it's unbelievably peaceful (perhaps that's the downtown-Minneapolis-living girl in me coming out). The cabin itself was just what we needed. It's well equipped with everything you'll need. Plenty of bedding, towels, and kitchenware. As a new dog mom, I also really appreciated how welcomed my pup was at their cabin. We will definitely keep this cabin in mind for our future vacations - it was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

We had a great time at your cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin in the rural area of Sparta. It was within 20 minutes of the Sparta Elroy bike trail, but when it was raining and we stayed inside - the cabin was very clean, had everything we needed, and was a place we wanted to stay at. Would come again if we ever bike again in this area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your good review! Yes, it is a great place just to stay inside if its raining...cozy and fun with the sound of the rain on the steel roof and all the windows to watch the rain from. I am so happy you had a great time at our cabin! Peg
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5

So beautiful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this this place so much . My kids (15, 12, 9) had so much fun in the pond. They swam for hours on end. My son had great time fishing and catching the little bluegills in the pond. My daughter enjoyed catching the frogs also.

It's so beautiful and peaceful at their cabin. There is no one around and it's so quiet at night. My wife and I loved the screen in porch for meal or seating out their early mornings and seeing the deer. I enjoyed being able to reconnect as a family with no internet or tv.

The cabin is so charming inside and you can tell they take a lot of pride in it. They have easy to follow directions and everything is right their for you.

We traveled into Sparta which isn't that far and stopped in a couple really neat stores. We also bought some really good sweet corn.

Thanks again for your everything.

The Boeck family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Daniel, Thanks for the lovely review! It makes us so happy to think our little cabin can help families reconnect, especially people like you with the heavy responsibilities you have with your job. We especially like the fact that you could enjoy the pond. When we are there with our kids and grand kids, we too swim on end.
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5

Comfortable, tranquil and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

If you want to truly get away from it all this is the cabin for you. It is private, peaceful and is hidden away in the Wisconsin woods. The cabin is clean, roomy and welcoming. The bed was comfortable. We ate all of our meals there and had all the tools we needed for meal preparation. Peg was gracious and great to work with--she answered our many "tourist questions" and gave us some wonderful suggestions for places to go things to do and see. Mostly the two of us just enjoyed the peace and quiet at the cabin and walks in the woods with our dog. IT WAS AN AWSOME EXPERIENCE!

Jeff & Vicki O

Council Bluffs, IA

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy, welcoming, secluded getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a trip off of the grid, this is it. The cabin is clean, cozy, charming, and welcoming. We swam in the pond, which is well maintained, ate dinner on the screened-in porch, played games in the kitchen, and talked in the family room. If you are going in the summer, bring your bug spray, take the time to see the stars, take in the fresh air, and enjoy the privacy that the land and the cabin provide. We had a fantastic time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
6 Miles
Evergreen Supper Club
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. Near Warrens Cranberry Festival in September.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Sparta, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Fall 2016
16 Jun 2017 - 25 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$163
A$1,036
A$3,517
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$163
A$1,036
A$3,140
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$62.8
Additional Guest Fee A$25.12 per person per night
Pet Fee A$37.68
Damage Deposit A$628

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 ($30 for 3 days, $15 per day after that).

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.
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