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Otter Haven, Sleeps 2-12, Restored Prairie along a National Scenic Riverway

Bedrooms 2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Rustic Family Guest House On 200 Acres Of Restored Prairie On The Namekagon Riv.

Welcome to Otter Haven, 200 acres of original and restored prairie (started in 1975) of Wisconsin’s native fauna and flora, as well as a restful retreat for guests escaping the daily grind. Whether you’d like to stroll through the low meadow grasses and wildflowers, or wander about the oak Savannah, take a leisurely tube down the Namekagon River, or fish the spring-fed ponds, we’re confident the natural charm will beset you. You might then pull out an old sketchpad, or paints, or bring along your photography skills. Perhaps you’d prefer the classic canoe, outdoor fire-pit, and s’mores, or rather an old-fashioned exploration of new knolls, islands, and wooded trails. If you’re inquisitive enough, and still enough, you’ll find our other regular residents: Deer and Heron, Otter and Beaver, Raven, Fox, Eagle, and Squirrel. Each trail offers its own discoveries and delights - like a traditional Native American Earth Lodge on one of our 5 islands, or a riverview outcropping of 6 oak trees perfectly situated to watch the river flow. So, wander as you will, you never know what you'll find.

For your vacationing comfort, we present our Guest House. A stroll along the sidewalk above the pond will bring you to the main entrance: the Great Room (30'x30'). The 14' vaulted ceiling angles over a space fit for dining, dancing, reading, and simply resting. The elegant dining room preens in the sunlight from a wall of south facing windows, overlooking the spring fed pond complex with 5 small islands. French doors open to the south, allowing one out onto the deck. The Great Room also contours a study corner, an upraised reading and resting area in the opposite corner, and a social sofa space gathered around the 4th corner's fireplace. These sleeper sofas don a night cap just as easily to offer a perfect slumber party space.

A few steps down from the Great Room, through a set of double doors, enter into the Kitchen (15'x18'): a galley-style space painted a peaceful underwater blue with sandy colored tile. New electric appliances (large refrigerator and electric stove) and custom-made countertop built from the tamarack and black ash of Otter Haven, offer a comfortable place to prepare meals.

Follow the tiles into the Bathroom (10'x15') to an elegantly tiled shower with opposing shower heads. The same serene blue splashes about the walls, over a simple single vanity, and back out to an alternate exit of the kitchen: the Master Bedroom.

A few steps up from the kitchen, you will find a queen-sized bed basking in the southern sunlight of a picture window. The window's view captures the expanse of the front pond. Glance away from the window, to the western wall, and you'll find a sleeper sofa available for a day's loafing, while across the room a reading area rests in the breeze of windows open to the east. The Master Bedroom also claims a private entrance and deck that wraps around its eastern and southern sides. Above the Master Bedroom, you will find the perfect sleeping, reading, or relaxing hideaway in the Loft (15'x15'). Pads and beds make it great for midday snoozers. Just ask a ladder for assistance.

For the quietest night's sleep, choose the Lower Bedroom (12'x16'), just off from the eastern side of the bathroom, or down from the Master Bedroom. This room nestles into the earth, yet allows the sun to peek in through an upper window for a soft "Good-Morning".

Whichever room you use or choose, we're confident Otter Haven will host with comfort and charm, offering many an opportunity for playful exploration, or simple rest. Feel free to call 715-645-2853 for further details or interests. Know that we will return your online inquiry with a phone call to address your questions in person.

More Details

Property Manager
Christina Vraniak
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2016


Nearest Airport
132 Miles
MSP International Airport
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 53
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Lake Hayward Beach
Car: necessary

An array of northwest activities are available for your participation, or local entertainment. Among the most noted: The American Birkebeiner, The Heart of the North Rodeo, LCO's Honor the Earth Pow-Wow, the Lumberjack World Championships, County Fairs, Fishing Tournaments, the Bayfield Apple Festival, and countless others.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Springbrook, Wisconsin

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$59 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$231
Tax Rate 5.5%

Cancellation Policy: If a cancellation occurs outside of 30 days of the stay, 100% of the payment, including the damage deposit, will be refunded. If a cancellation occurs within 30 days of the stay, 50% of the lodging payment and the entire damage deposit will be refunded.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Springbrook

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Seashore Shower - toilet , shower , Tiled shower with opposing shower heads.
  • The bathroom offers a luxurious tiled shower with opposing shower heads, a lavatory, single-sink vanity, and ample storage space stocked with towels, sheets, additional blankets, and paper products.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upper Bedroom - 1 queen , This south facing room catches each day's unique sky-scape.
    Lower Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , This lower bedroom opens into the Seashore Shower.
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
A brief ecological tour and/or historical presentation are available by arrangement.