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Flowery paradise perfect for fall family pictures!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2.5 bath on 20 acres with private cross country trails and pond

Fall is here! The bright colors of summer are giving way to the deep broody colors of fall. The gardens at the house are coming alive with the deep red, crimson and gold. You will be amazed by a hike in the private woods with the spectacular colors.

The Chalet has a huge lawn with some amazing gardens and flower beds all around it. There is a rich array of flowers. No matter when you arrive from Spring to Fall, you will always find an amazing amount of color in the flower beds. You will see all kinds of birds and wildlife. You will even catch glimpses of deer as the peek out of the woods to run across the lawn!

This is an amazing place to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family! We have some amazing holiday pricing. Plus it will be hunting season soon! The woods have a large number of deer and they include a hunting stand if you would like to hunt! (Special permission required and additional rules will apply)

There is also a fully stocked kitchen with brand new appliances, granite counter tops, dishes, pots and pans, silverware and everything you need to cook. There is a fire ring on the lawn for an evening fire. There is also a Weber charcoal grill on the patio so you can enjoy a bbq – even in winter. Just bring food!

Book your weekend here before the fall and holiday season is fully booked!

This spectacular property is available at $214 /night if you book for an entire week!

This beautiful 4 bedroom house will become the favorite vacation spot for the whole family. The house is spacious and cozy at the same time and sleeps up to 6 adults and 2 kids comfortably.

There are 20 acres of open space and private trails through the woods

Rib Mountain State Park is the perfect place for skiing and hiking and only 15 minutes away. You also have some great fishing and hunting opportunities very close to the property.

And if you do decide to use the kitchen, there is a full size dining table so you can enjoy a nice dinner with your entire family - either indoors or outdoors!

This is a really special home to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas! The spacious kitchen will accomodate almost anything you want to serve to friends and family!

Wausau has plenty of supper clubs and some outstanding contemporary restaurants, steakhouses, fish fries and many many other options!

The house has high speed Wi-Fi Internet access INCLUDED so you can always be in touch throughout your stay. Stay for the entire week and you can even get some work done while your family enjoys the spectacular scenery, grounds and trails. There is a desk that is provided in the master bedroom.

More Details

Property Manager
Doris and Sanjiv
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, german, Hindi
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2018

About Doris and Sanjiv

We enjoy cooking at home and on vacation. Staying at a hotel does not allow for healthy home cooked meals and a vacation home is thus much preferred for all our travels. The house in Wausau allows us to unwind and enjoy nature in the most beautiful and calm surroundings.

Doris and Sanjiv purchased this house in 2015

Why Doris and Sanjiv chose Wausau

We purchased the house because it was in such a spectacular location. We fell in love with it since it is such a jewel enveloped in a beautiful landscape.

What makes this house unique

Amazing vistas and gardens with a view of Rib Mountain. Access to hiking and cross country trails in private woods.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Wausau

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Powder Room upstairs - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Attached Bathroom
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Attached bath
    Kids bedroom upstairs - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 Bunk bed for kids only!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Downstairs bathroom attached
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Flowery paradise perfect for fall family pictures!
average rating of 4.875 based on 40 reviews

The Perfect Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

The Garden Chalet was the perfect home away from home for us during the week surrounding our daughter’s wedding in Wausau. Coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, the house was roomy and equipped with everything we needed for our family to feel comfortable and at home during such a busy time. Traveling from a distance, it was nice to have a kitchen filled with essential cooking tools, plenty of towels/linens and laundry. In addition, the yard was absolutely beautiful - a wonderful place to relax in between the wedding busyness. The large, spacious rooms and the amazing yard made this home the perfect setting for our daughter to get ready for her big day. It was a pleasure working with the owner, Doris. She addressed any questions or issues we had immediately. We look forward to staying at the Garden Chalet again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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tranquil setting with excellent customer service

  • 5 of 5

we came to the Garden Chalet for a much needed and anticipated family vacation. it was well worth the drive from Chicago. the property is well maintained and really beautiful. not to far away from civilization but just enough to feel a sense of complete privacy and to enjoy the beautiful landscaping and flora of this oasis. Doris was the perfect host, attentive to our needs and she moved quickly to resolve any issue that came up. our experience was very positive and we would definitely recommend the house to anyone, we enjoyed the deck,jaccuzzi, foosball and basketball hoop, thank you for the memories.

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

Great house . Interior very well done. Beds all good. Appliances all very nice and the grounds are unbelievalbe. It was our third visit to the property and will hopefully return next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time relaxing here while working out of town. We grilled a lot and listened to music and relaxed on the back deck.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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When Can We Move In?

  • 5 of 5

Our visit missed the magnolias, barely caught the lilacs but was timed perfectly for the iris, rose and peony explosion. Next week visitors will enjoy the day lilies! Whoever designed the landscape clearly had mad skills and beautiful taste. I mention the outside first because we meandered the grounds every day and explored the woods. If someone in your party likes frogs, do bring a net. The pond is another treasure with which to spend time. Swimming might be for the less city-type folks but I'm sure others a bit more brave would enjoy a dip. No lilly pads! Look out for an ornery red-winged black bird that protects the pond. Don't worry. Her squawk is worse than her swoop. We appreciated the chopped, dry wood and enjoyed gathering around the fire pit. The square footage of the home really gave our family a chance to spread out. Every room is spacious with something of interest right outside the window. The family room windows offers a spectacular view from the lawn to the TOPS of the pine trees. Get your morning coffee on and enjoy. Be prepared to wonder if the appliances are running because they are SO QUIET. :) You'll be well-rested after a slumber on quality mattresses and bedding. The large master bath, walk-in closet and basement bedrooms won't let you down. Set the indoor temperature to whatever you need to be comfortable. Shoot some hoops. Try Foosball again. Play some cards at the kitchen table and don't forget to cook! Everything you need to prepare food is there. We enjoyed zip-lining in Minocqua, hiking on Rib Mountain, mini-golf in Rothchild, a shooting range in Wausau and when it rained, we caught a movie in Merrill. Overall, this Garden Chalet is a wonderful place to enjoy with Wausau and the surrounding area offering tons of things to do.

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place for a memorial day weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Central Wisconsin Airport
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Car: necessary

Wausau is a beautiful little town located on rolling hills in Wisconsin with Rib Mountain as the backdrop. It is small enough to be cute, but just big enough to have grocery stores, fine dining and big box retailers in town so you have access to a full array of services.

You can hike, hunt, fish, ski and go boating all within minutes of this property. Or, you can just choose to relax in this incredibly comfortable home with lovely vistas from the living room.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$139.84
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$699.2

We keep a credit card on file which will get charged in case of any loss or damage during the rental.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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