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Cabin Retreat on Waupaca's Chain O'Lakes

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Updated fully furnished 2 bedroom heated lakefront cottage on McCrossen Lake, Waupaca Chain O'Lakes. Slleeps 6. Quiet dead-end road with beautiful towering white pines. Enjoy boating, swimming and fishing on slow no-wake McCrossen Lake. Renowned for its crystal clear water, the 24 spring fed lakes of the Chain O'Lakes have been called the Killarneys of America. Ideal for paddle-boarding, kayaking, or a cruise on a pontoon boat, sailing and water-skiing. Large dock with swimming raft accommodates boat parking and great swimming. Solid sand-bottom swimming area with a sand beach for the little ones to play on. Just 2 hours north of Milwaukee and 4 hours north of Chicago area.

There is a fire pit ready for s'mores and relaxing in the evening, weber grills for cooking out, and lawn chairs. Close to restaurants, boat liveries and shopping. Near Hartman Creek State Park, and Turners Farm Market where you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables daily. Don't forget to try their famous corn on the cob.

More Details

Nancy and Al Oftedahl
Member since: 2016
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2018

About Nancy and Al Oftedahl

My parents purchased the Pines Inn in 1963. We have owned and operated this property since then. it is my privilege to be able to own and operate it at the present time. We have welcomed groups of families, individuals, and are happy to share our precious waterfront with them. We are on our 4th generation of many groups.

Why Nancy and Al Oftedahl chose Waupaca

Crystal clear water, great water, great beach, solid sand bottom swimming area. Large dock on a quiet slow no-wake lake. Updated and modern comfortable units located on the water's edge, but with cottage charm. Weber grills and patio furniture provided.

What makes this cottage unique

Perfect for large groups, each unit sleeps 6 people. Great place to accommodate guests in the spring and fall for weddings or reunions.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Waupaca, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Please provide your own towels and personal items
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sofa sleeper is in the living room. We provide blankets and pillows, bring your own sheets and towels.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Cabin Retreat on Waupaca's Chain O'Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Charming and Comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The inn was exactly what my fiancé and I were searching for!

We were visiting the area due to a wedding that was happening in Waupaca, and we wanted our own little retreat to go pack to.

The cabin was comfortable and has everything we needed. It was great for cooking meals, and it was the best view out of any of the travelers that stayed in The area.

Al and Nancy were so hospitable and flexible with our needs traveling from California.

We are definitely looking forward to returning in the years to come!

  • Submitted: 4-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We loved having you stay with us and we are happy you were comfortable and happy with your accommodations. We hope to see you again. Al & Nancy
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Can't beat the location. Nice beach and a little playground were hits with the kids. The owners provided lots of outdoor extras to make it a really enjoyable experience. Use of a paddle boat, swim platform, Smores sticks, outdoor water toys, etc. It was a nice getaway. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you again!
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Quiet and nice weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend getaway at Nancy and Al's place. The lake is so beautiful, and the cottage was very cute. It had everything we needed for a little relaxation. We would recommend them and their properties for anyone looking for a hassle free rental for a little vacation!

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to have you stay Kristiana. Hope you come back again.
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Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

This property is great! Clean and really close the water. There are 4 units next to each other and each have their own deck area with table and fire pit. Everything inside is updated and super cute. Plenty of room for 6 adults.

The water has a sandy bottom beach and it's very clean. We saw lots of fish, a turtle, and plenty of bird life.

I will definitely be staying at the Pine Inn Cottages again.

Also really close to town if you need any supplies.

Nancy and Al the owners were quick to respond to all my questions before I arrived and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: 3-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Tonia. Glad to have you stay with us. Hope you come again.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Brunner Field
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Indian Crossing Casino, Wheelhouse
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
King's Table, Clearwater Harbor, Wheelhouse
Nearest Beach
Pines Inn
Car: recommended

Waupaca offers a lot to do for any visitor. Waupaca has many festivals throughout the year, such as Strawberry Fest, Fall-O-Rama. A lot of shopping, eating out, biking, water sports, farm markets.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Waupaca, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$131.6

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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