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A quaint adorable farmhouse just a hop, skip and a jump from Bayfield (19 miles)

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4 , fully equiped kitchen, WIFI, in rural Ashland 30 min. from Bayfield

After a day of kayaking, shopping, hiking, beach combing, antiquing, cross country, sailing or just whatever you've been up to... think about coming home to the comfort of a beautifully restored and quaintly decorated farm house. The Homestead is conveniently located just minutes from the heart Ashland WI, with easy access to Bayfield, The Apostle Islands, the Brule River, Copper Falls State Park and Hayward/Cable (Birkie).

This little farmhouse we call The Homestead, is actually a duplex. Whimsy (the lower unit) listed here, has a full kitchen nicely equipped.Whimsy is 900 square feet and has a bedroom with a queen bed, a large living room, kitchen, bathroom, and a sun porch with a double futon, and a quaint window seat reading nook. WIFI is available for guest use.

Come enjoy the country, so close to town. Take a walk up the road to enjoy the farm animals at the nearby inn, Second Wind Country Inn , or better yet, hire Mark to hitch up the horses for a sleigh or wagon ride. This farmhouse was the home of Kelly's grandparents and great-grandparents. We have enjoyed the journey of restoring and decorating it, to make it into a home away from home, for you!

Keywords: Bayfield, Ashland,Wisconsin, WI, Lake Superior, Chequamegon Bay, Little Girls Point, Cooper Falls State Park, quaint, peaceful, cozy, inviting, quiet. ,

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Mark and Kelly Illick
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Mark and Kelly Illick

We are Mark and Kelly. The owners and caretakers of 'The Homestead'. It is dear to our heart as it was the home of my (Kelly) grandparents and great-grandparents. Every Sunday evening was spent with my grandpa and gramma in the country (and many other times too). Nine years ago we built our B&B, Second Wind Country Inn to the south of my grandparents old home in the back cow pasture. Our children are the fifth generation to live on this land. We recently acquired this old farmhouse and market it hand in hand with our B&B. So we live at the inn just south of 'The Homestead'. My hubby drives horses similar to what farmed these old fields in the early 1900's just like my great-grandpa. He also still putters on our 40 acres with my grandpa's old 8N tractor. Come take it in...Come enjoy the country...

Mark and Kelly Illick purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Mark and Kelly Illick chose Ashland

Every Sunday evening was spent at this old farmhouse. I (Kelly) loved coming here to see my grandparents. I spent many of hours with grandpa at the barn playing in the hay mow, loving up the cats and helping Grandpa milk the cows.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This sweet farmhouse is charming and inviting. It's the perfect place for the perfect get-a-way.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Ashland, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom with shower/tub combo.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One bedroom with queen bed plus a double pull out sofa sleeper.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
This property is managed by Second Wind Country Inn B&B which is on the same 40 acres as this farm house. Should your group need accommodations for more than four guests please call us for availability at the inn. We have larger suites, one with a full kitchen one with a kitchenette. 715-682-1000


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(7 traveller reviews)

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A quaint adorable farmhouse just a hop, skip and a jump from Bayfield (19 miles)
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

iveralk a very nice place to stay, but the noise level when staying downstairs is not tolerable.

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at Whimsy, which is the downstairs unit. It is very nicely decorated and the kitchen had everything needed to cook. The bed was a little hard for my taste, but we are all different. My only complaint is that when staying downstairs, you can hear everything going on upstairs. We could hear the gentleman above us snoring. I spoke with the owner about this. She says that she has some ideas to help with the sound problems, as I was not the first one to bring this up. I will try and get the upstairs unit next time!

  • Review Submitted: 17/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angie, thank you for your honesty. When we remodeled this home which was my grandparents, we make efforts to sound proof the ceiling between the 1st and 2nd floor. Yet we are fully aware that it is an old farmhouse and we ask guests to be considerate of the other house guests. Also, in the remodeling of this home, we wanted to preserve the beautiful hemlock floors on the 2nd floor, we now know pad and carpet would have been a better choice. Your complaint has expedited us taking further steps to consulting and acting upon further soundproofing the sleeping area. .
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Peace and Solitude

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at "The Homestead", specifically in the unit aptly called "Whimsy." It was nice to unplug for a few days ( there is Wi-Fi, but no TV- gasp) and enjoy the beauty of the country setting. Yes, this is an old farmhouse and not for everyone's taste, but the home is furnished with an attention to detail with lots of vintage antique items that made us feel like we were spending the night at Grandma's house! It is centrally located outside Ashland and close to Bayfield, Apostle Islands and Copper Falls State Park (all within a 30 minute drive). The owners were quick to respond to my questions by email and even gave us a tour of their B & B (located on the farm adjacent). We loved having a full kitchen to prepare breakfasts and lunches as needed, but we found several good restaurants in the vicinity as well. This is a great getaway spot for couples and others that need some time alone to celebrate or regroup/refresh.

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lighthouse Point

Nice place in the country

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and comfortable overall with a nice hobby farm setting. The kitchen is the most thoroughly appointed of any we've stayed in. We were disappointed that there's no grill or fire pit, since they were at the last place we stayed.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the upstairs apartment of the Farmhouse and although there was a couple renting the downstairs, I rarely heard them and enjoyed three quiet evenings in a gorgeous setting. The Farmhouse location was perfect for the time I spent in Ashland, Bayfield, and even an easy trip to Duluth.

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family farm getaway...

  • 5 of 5

Took my family up North for a week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The kids loved the farm animals and even cried when we left. That's a good sign. Great hosts and a fantastic stay.

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute Country House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this very clean & cozy home! We will be back and would recommend it to others! Great owners!

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Duluth MN
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Ferry to the Madaline Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Chequamegon Bay Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Deep Water Grille
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Mt. Ashwabay
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Masslowski Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Ashland, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$404.43
Cleaning fee AU$33.7 + Tax

The rates given are for two people. Additional people beyond 2 (with a maximum of 4) will be charged an additional $10 per night per person. If traveler pays by credit card the processing fee will be deducted from the refundable deposit. There are NO PETS/NO SMOKING allowed on the premises, should you not abide by this you will be asked to leave with no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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