Hi, I'm Chuck!

We're a middle class family living in a northern suburb of Milwaukee county
My wife is an RN who works with kids, I'm a professional insurance agent specializing in health insurance for seniors
Two daughters in their 20's, one in a grad prg for fine arts, the other does photo for a living

We were so fortunate to acquire this log home in Star Lake, Wisconsin right after it was completed in 1997. We love Star Lake and the land and people around it

Star Lake is in the Sayner-Star Lake recreation area, ( zoned for recreation and preservation ), located in the Wisconsin Highland forest, in Vilas county.
It's 20 min drive from Eagle River WI., 30 min from Minocqua, WI, 4.5 hrs from Milwaukee, 5 hours from Madison, WI
It's also 30 min drive from Michigan's upper peninsula. In 90 min you can be on the shore of Lake Superior

The town would be called a hamlet in Europe. There is one business, the Star Lake general store, built in 1938 Ice cream, bait, boat rentals, some groceries, fishing licenses, wine, conversation and more, all available
The other businesses are two great places to eat, Stillwaters, ( northwoods family friendly bar/restaurant ), and North Star Lodge, ( prob. the best restaurant in the county ).

Star Lake is within 20 min of 5 other lakes, some uninhabited, most are great fishing. The Star Lake store keeps boats on several lakes

The house is built of 300 yr old hemlock pines,( felled by a tornado in 1988 ), the only old growth trees left after the early 20th century logging

The Retreat owns two private acres of terraced lawns and woods, on a ridge overlooking the 1200 acre Star lake

The house is amazing. The logs are huge, cedar tone, hand stripped and end in the Scandenavian angular cut. It's a three level mix of ancient rock for the base and fireplace, primal wood for the walls and beautiful European style craftsmanship throughout. Visit it on face book as Star Lake Retreat

Here is my property:

Eagle River Wisconsin Vacation Rentals - Home
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Eagle River Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 9 3 9 Min stay varies
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 9
(16) Excellent 16 Reviews
Per night:$175 - $295
Per month:$5,250 - $8,850
Pets allowed:Yes

Overlooking the 1200 acre Star Lake, in the Highland State Forest is one of Wisconsin's most original, true log homes, the Star Lake Retreat. Located in northern Wisconsin's Vilas County, just south of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, it's 12 miles northwest of Eagle River. ...

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awesome vacation rental

“ Excellent ”
October 1, 2014
Stayed at this cabin in June. It is a beautiful cabin. Was pretty private and close to the lakes we were fishing. We had about ten people and it wasn't crowded. There was a few minor setbacks like a leaky refrigerator but nothing major. Would stay again.
Diane, Peshtigo, WI

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Member since May, 2005
Nathan Hale High School, UW-M
Me and my family