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Hiawatha On Star

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 20, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

7645 Co Hwy K Sayner, WI 54560 United States

New! Taking reservation now and opening July 8th, 2018!

What started as an old 42’ railroad boxcar is now one of the Northwood’s premier private lodges. Welcome to The Hiawatha on Star. This newly built 6-Bedroom lodge boasts awe inspiring views overlooking endless miles of undeveloped Northern Highland State Forest shoreline just 30’ from the water’s edge on Star Lake.

Sitting on 270’ of level shoreline, The Hiawatha on Star utilizes walls of glass to maximize the views overlooking the crystal-clear waters of Star Lake. With 92% of the shoreline undeveloped and part of the Northern Highland State Forest, the lodge offers one of the most private and beautiful destinations in the Northwoods. Whether you enjoy kayaking next to loons, water skiing as bald eagles soar overhead, fishing for trophy musky, relaxing on the many sandbars and private coves or hiking miles upon miles of trails right on Star Lake, the lodge offers it all with the solitude that is sought by many but enjoyed by few.

As evening approaches, you will enjoy graceful sunsets in the oversized screened-in porch, dinner served next to the wall-of-windows and end the night sharing stories around the campfire next to the shoreline or the spacious fireplace in the lodge. In the summer, music of the loons and the orchestra of bullfrogs will gently put you to sleep.

The story began in 1936 when The Milwaukee Road started a passenger car service from Chicago, IL with Star Lake, WI being the “end of the line”, known as the North Woods Hiawatha Line. When the line ceased service in 1942, the General Passenger Agent for The Milwaukee Road, Carl Dahnke, purchased 400’ of right-of-away from the railroad along the shoreline Star Lake for $400. For another $15, he won the bid to purchase an old boxcar that was used as the home for the locative engineer on the property.

Over the next couple of decades, Carl and his wife Nettie made countless trips from Shorewood, WI to Star Lake to add on to the old boxcar, often using scrap material from the railroad and commercial buildings being torn down in Milwaukee. Using his jolly personality, he would recruit friends to help with labor and design, including famed industrial designer Brooks Stevens who designed a living room addition. To keep him company, Carl gifted 100’ of shoreline to his best friend to share the special place Star Lake has become.

As generations passed, the family grew larger and the original cottage grew older. Patches to the old boxcar-turned-cottage became fruitless and it was apparent the old cottage had hit the end of the line. On the original footprint of the old cottage, a new 6-bedroom lodge was designed by Wade Weissman Architects built by Wiedenbauer Builders in 2018.

Still owned by Carl’s family, they are excited to share the experience that has created lasting memories for over 75 years. Don’t forget to search around the lodge for relics of the past including part of the railroad track that old cottage sat on!

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 3 story, Built in 2018
Unit Code HOS
Beds 2 king beds, 3 queen beds, 1 full bed, 6 twin beds, 1 sleeper sofa
Bathrooms 4 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 20, 18 dining seats
Floor Area 4175 square feet
Pets No pets allowed.
Theme Romantic, Family, Away From It All, Sports and Activities, Tourist Attractions, Adventure, Rustic, Wilderness, Serenity, Secluded, Crystal Clear Waters
Location Lake, Rural, Lake View, Secluded, Lakefront, Waterview, Waterfront, Sunset View, Close To Town, Crystal Clear Waters, Sandy Lake Bottom w/ Some Rocks, Walking Distance To Hiking Trail, Walking Distance To Store/Coffee
General Wireless Internet, Towels Provided, Washing Machine, Clothes Dryer, Parking, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Heating, Linens Provided, Activities Guide, Alarm Clock, Ceiling Fans, Filtered Water, Firewood, Local Maps, Paper Towels, Garbage Bags, Local Restaurant Guide, Toilet Paper, Parking Off Street, Trailer Parking, Living Room, Gas Fireplace, Pack and Play
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Catering Available, Dishes and Utensils, Blender, Stove, Oven, Dishwasher, Freezer, Cooking Utensils, Gas Grill
Dining Dining Area, Child's Highchair, Dining
Outdoor Deck, BBQ Grill, Gas Grill, Fire Pit, Canoe, Children's Playset, Private Dock, Lawn, Outdoor Grill, Outdoor Seating, Covered Porch, Screened Porch, Sandy Lake Bottom w/ Some Rocks
Entertainment Satellite TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Stereo, Television, Radio
Activities Shopping, Horseback Riding, Go-Cart Racing, Water/Activity Parks, Laser Tag, Paintball, Golfing, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Zip Line, Casinos, National Parks, Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Fishing, Fishing Guides, Antiquing, Walking, Scenic Drives, Paddle Boarding, Sight Seeing, Sledding, Bird Watching, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Shelling, River Rafting, River Tubing, Waterskiing, Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding, Rock Climbing, Waterfall Viewing, Cross Country Skiing, Snomobiling, Snowshoeing, Ice Fishing, ATVing, Swimming, Sandbars, Public Islands, Tennis, 24 Hour DVD Rental, Sailing, Basketball, Pier Fishing, Hunting, Ice Skating, Jet Skiing, Public Boat Launch, Pirate Ship Charters, Snowmobiling , ATVs/UTVs
Attractions Autumn Foliage, Churches, Cinemas, Library, Marina, Playground, Museums, Activity/Water Parks, Waterfalls, National Forest, Restaurants, 24 Hour Grocery Store, Winery Tours, Health/Beauty Spa
Onsite Services Daily Maid Service (Optional), Massage (Optional), Private Chef (Optional), Concierge
Local Services and Businesses ATM, Post Office, Internet Cafe, FedEx, Bank, 24 Hour Grocery Store, Hospital
Suitability Pets Not Allowed, Non-Smoking Only, Low Pet Allergen Environment, Long-Term Rentals Welcome, Suitable for Elderly, Children Welcome, Limited Wheelchair Accessibility, Special Events Allowed, Weddings Allowed, Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Convenience Area FitnessCenter, Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, Movie Theatres, Golf Course
Geographic Secluded, Sunset View, On Lake
Area Minocqua, WI
Average Manager Rating (Based on 378 reviews)

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  • hiawatha

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2018

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    a guest from Lake Forest, IL recommends this vacation rental

    amazing house with an awesome location.

    • Manager Responded on 8/21/2018

      Thank you for choosing The Conger Collection and Hiawatha On Star for your recent stay in Wisconsin's Northwoods. We are so glad that, as a regular guest of ours, you were able to vacation at the newest property in our collection and would recommend the home to other travelers looking for a luxury lakefront adventure. Hiawatha On Star is truly a dream home situation amazingly close to the waterfront with magnificent views of Star Lake. We hope all of our guests enjoy the property's screened porch and unique boat house deck, right along the water. Star Lake offers a unique view of the Northwoods with miles of lakefront undeveloped, a pristine untouched example of Wisconsin's natural beauty. We hope you and your family returns again soon, as we look forward to helping you plan your vacation each time you choose to stay with us. Thank you again for reviewing your stay and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your summer.

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Seasonal Rental Rates for this Vacation Rental

Dates Daily Weekly Monthly Minimum Stay Checkin Restrictions
Sep 3, 2018-Dec 19, 2018 $610 $2,405 $9,620-$10,840 2 No restrictions
Dec 20, 2018-Dec 25, 2018 $670 na na 3 No restrictions
Dec 26, 2018-Jan 1, 2019 $1,010 $4,712 na 3 No restrictions
Jan 2, 2019-Feb 6, 2019 $740 $3,174 $14,176 2 No restrictions
Feb 7, 2019-Feb 10, 2019 $1,595 na na 3 No restrictions
Feb 11, 2019-Mar 11, 2019 $740 $3,174 na 2 No restrictions
Mar 12, 2019-May 22, 2019 $585 $2,510 $10,040-$11,210 2 No restrictions
May 23, 2019-Jun 15, 2019 $795 $5,255 na 3 No restrictions
Jun 16, 2019-Aug 17, 2019 na $8,100 na 7 Sun checkin only
Aug 18, 2019-Sep 1, 2019 $795 $5,255 na 3 No restrictions
Sep 2, 2019-Sep 16, 2019 $610 $2,405 na 2 No restrictions

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