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Birch Haven, an escape for the soul since 1958.

Entire cabin hosted by Dana
8 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
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Great location
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Birch Haven soothes the soul while being completely immersed in nature’s beauty. The vast majority of our cabin in the woods has remained untouched in regard to décor. With minimal updates made over the years, we've kept the original feel intact, immersing you in the feel of an old log cabin. The original woodwork accomplishes the aesthetic to the fullest. Most lamps and tables are borderline antiques with rustic charm. Also, we arguably have THE BEST view of Crystal Lake from our back deck.

The space
Welcome to Birch Haven. Prepare to be transported back to 1958, when Uncle Harry (champion marksman and woodworker) built this home with his own two hands…with a little help from his friends. Our family has long debated listing our secret getaway spot on Airbnb. Since the company is in good standing after years on end (and now that I’ve also been a guest in many Airbnb properties around the country), we feel it is finally safe to open our doors to those trustworthy few that will treat it with the care and respect it deserves.

Birch Haven is filled with history and takes you back to a much simpler time. Named for the many birch trees on the property (and especially the ones that surround the back deck facing Crystal Lake), Birch Haven soothes the soul while being completely immersed in nature’s beauty. As the pictures will show you, the vast majority of our cabin in the woods has remained untouched in regard to décor. Uncle Harry’s pride and joy, Oscar the 26 inch walleye, still proudly hangs over the wood burning fireplace after being caught on November 2nd, 1958, just off of our dock. While there have been a few updates and improvements made over the years to the kitchen and basement, we have tried very hard to keep the original feel intact. The exterior looks to be a regular house at first glance, but once you step inside, you will be immersed in the feel of an old log cabin. There is no wallpaper on the entire main floor, as we let the original woodwork accomplish the aesthetic to the fullest. Most lamps and tables are borderline antiques, though the comfy couches and recliners have been replaced as needed throughout the years. Also, we have (arguably) THE BEST view of Crystal Lake from our back deck. There is also a huge sliding glass door leading from the kitchen to the deck that takes up the entire wall space, so the view is still intact during the winter season or any inclement weather that would keep you indoors for the day.

As for the updates made over the years, the kitchen has received new cupboards and countertops. We also added a spiral staircase connecting the main floor to the partially finished basement. We've converted one of the original bedrooms on the main floor to a second bathroom with a newer shower, along with a washer and dryer. We have just recently added wi-fi, much to the chagrin of our 90 year old matriarch! There is also a DirecTV dish with receivers in the living room and master bedroom. For much of my childhood, we never even had a telephone installed here, let alone a television. It was truly a place to spend time with the family playing Euchre, Scrabble and Cribbage, or going swimming, tubing, fishing, golfing, kayaking, snowmobiling, etc. Birch Haven has remained a place to gather with friends and family and escape the world at large, but we’ve also added today’s must-haves on the tech side of life to have the option of staying connected while “away”.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Patio or balcony

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4.89 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews


Where you’ll be

Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin, United States

While there is no "neighboorhood" to speak of in these woods, there are many attractions nearby, starting with Land O' Lakes, WI a short 6 minute drive away, which is where you'll find the area's fantastic new grocery store, bars and shopping options. We are located near multiple ATV and snowmobile trail entrances for sled enthusiasts with a rental company also just down the road! Northern Waters Casino is a 15 minute drive north, there are 3 golf courses within a 20 minute radius, and 4 ski resorts within an hour's drive. The famous "Paulding Light" and also Bond Falls (waterfall) are 20 minutes away and more eclectic shopping is available in nearby Eagle River, also boasting more dining options, horseback riding (or sleighrides during winter time), mini golf and go-carts, bumper boats, etc. If you'd like to experience what will be your favorite day of fishing, ask me about one of the best fishing guides in the area that I've been lucky enough to fish with for years on end. He's incredibly knowledgeable with a fantastic boat and a never-ending stash of great jokes. He's also very popular, so don't wait in trying to book him if you're interested. If he's unavailable, Crystal Lake offers pan fish, walleye, small and large mouth bass, crappie, northern pike, and some monster muskies if you're feeling lucky. If you want to bring your own boat, there is access from our waterfront, or you can just fish off the dock.

Hosted by Dana

Joined in January 2014
  • 9 Reviews
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I have family that I will be staying with directly across the lake while the cabin is being rented, so I'll be a mere 5 minute drive away if you need anything.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 12:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Carbon monoxide alarm
Cancellation policy