Max occupancy: 20
2 King Bed,
3 Queen Bed,
1 Double Bed,
6 Twin Bed,
1 Sofa Bed
7645 Co Hwy K , Sayner, WI 54560
Elegant, lakefront getaway with a large furnished deck, and dock!
What started as an old 42-foot railroad boxcar is now one of the Northwood’s premier private lodges. Welcome to The Hiawatha on Star. This newly built six-bedroom lodge boasts awe-inspiring views overlooking endless miles of undeveloped Northern Highland State Forest shoreline just 30 feet from the water’s edge on Star Lake. 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, the music of the loons and the orchestra of bullfrogs will gently put you to sleep.
What's nearby: Sitting on 270 feet 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. If you're into winter sports, head to the Minocqua area where you can find several options that include snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat-tire biking!
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen Radiant floor heating on lower level You must be at least 25 years old to reserve this rental, and guests must be 25 years or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian
This property is managed by Vacasa Wisconsin LLC.
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Nearby activities & attractions
Gas grill : Private
Robin K.Feb 2020
Myself and a group came up for 5 days for a snowmobile trip. The home was everything you see in the pictures on the website. We had no issues with the home and our stay there was very pleasant. Our only concern was parking for several vehicles with trailers. We were advised that parking was adequate and areas were plowed out for our use. The small road going down to the property is quite steep and we were advised to leave any 4-place trailers at the top of the driveway in a plowed out area. When we arrived it was apparent the area at the top of the driveway was not plowed out as well as it could have been and we could only get a small 2-place trailer in there. We had to park one 4-place trailer down the hill and then had difficulty getting the rig back up the hill when it was time to depart. I reached out to Brian (Property Manager) and he sent someone over to salt the drive. Brian was very helpful in providing information prior to our arrival and during our stay. I would recommend this property, especially during the summer months. For smaller groups who snowmobile and arrive with only 3-4 vehicles with trailers, they should be fine.
Matt E.Jan 2020
We used the house for a snowmobile trip plenty of room well built. the only knock is the parking they say there is plenty of parking, (not with a snowmobile trailer) don't attempt to take a 4 place trailer to the house. other than that it was great.
We apologize if parking was difficult for your group. There is parking for up to 10 cars plus additional parking at the top of the driveway. We appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again soon!
Larry W.Oct 2019
The lake home was the best ever! We have extensive travel under our belt and this property was the very best. Beautiful view. High end home with every thing you would need and so much room. 10 person stay for a week, could have had more.
Linda P.Aug 2019
We loved our stay at Hiawatha on Star Lake. Large kitchen/family room area easily accommodated our group of 14. Really enjoyed the adjacent screened in porch! We didn't even use the large lower level but it would be perfect for groups with lots of children wanting a separate area. The small amount of steps leading into home and down to the lake plus a first floor bedroom made it great for elderly guests. Only negatives are one bathroom on second floor for 3 bedrooms and lack of closet space/dresser space in one of the upper bedrooms. Plus the lake was great for swimming and boating! Clear water and sand beaches everywhere. Beautiful untouched shorelines along most of the lake due to state park property. Would highly recommend.
David V.Jul 2019
Home was well appointed with nice touches of decorations. Lot's of room for 5 adults and 9 children. Pocket doors limited the noise to the bedrooms and the screened in porch offered an area for the smaller children to play. Swing set was a bonus with lot's of yard for the kids to run and play. The kitchen had everything you would need and the grill was a high end Weber, making grilling easy for a large group. The deck on top of the boathouse was great for early morning coffee, reading or late night cocktails. Fire pit offered firewood. Star Lake is extremely clear with multiple eagle families nesting near the lake this year. One of the best homes we've stayed at over the last 43 years.
Teri G.Jul 2019
Hiawatha on Star Lake, as a perfect setting for our family of 17...ages 65 years-3months!
The bedrooms offered plenty of room for pack'n'plays, there was ample space for everyone to have dinner, play cards, kids toys etc. The lake is beautiful, quiet, shallow and CLEAN!
We do have a few suggestions that would truly help in the future: some box fans, as the upstairs bedroom especially the bunk bed room was pretty warm. Some over the door hooks and additional hooks or shelves in the bedrooms would also be helpful as there are no dressers. A clothesline would be great for towels, suits etc. Other than those few things the house met every need you could think of. Clean, organized and spacious! The screen porch is a FABULOUS feature! Thank you for sharing your amazing home with us! We already booked for next year!! It was a most awesome family week which created cherished memories!!
Shane Y.Jul 2019
We had a wonderful week mid-July on Star Lake. Hiawatha on the Star was host to 16 family members and it did not disappoint. We have rented homes in Northern Wisconsin for the past 10 years. The combination of this home and lake are difficult to beat. The home is situated so close to the water and views are wonderful. The 16 of us all agreed that we had room to ourselves and the family room area allowed us all to congregate in the evenings to reflect on the day. The lake is so quiet and peaceful. Just a handful of homes near The Hiawatha make you feel as though you are on a private lake. We spent many days on sand bars and caught a handful of fish throughout the week.
There is a small general store just down the road that was useful for odds/ends. We enjoyed the hiking trail for morning runs and the hills surrounding the home make for one difficult jog if you're up for the challenge.
Our only disappointment of the trip came when we attempted to book the home for next year. We ALL decided we would love to experience the home and lake again and again. Upon attempting to rebook the home next year, we realized Vacasa had raised the rates for a week in July by over $4000. As stated previously, we have rented homes in this area for a decade and have never seen such an increase in pricing from year to year. Unfortunately, we had to book elsewhere due to the outragous up-charge. The home was initially managed by a smaller company where the rates were kept manageable. Vacasa seems to be making a pretty penny on this amazing home.
S S.Jun 2019
We stayed as a group of families with kids. Had a great time and enjoyed the house and the location! So many positives about the house - kitchen, bedrooms, family rooms upstairs and in the basement, all were nice! Overall experience was amazing and great customer service from the property management team, immediate response for any needs!
Michael T.Jun 2019
Great house. Plenty of space for 16 people. Kitchen was great, bedrooms were nice, and location was excellent. Outdoor space was good. Enough yard for games and doc easy to use. Would stay again in a heartbeat
Nathan W.Apr 2019
Beautiful home that is designed to allow multiple families to coexist easily. Lake is beautiful and mostly undeveloped. True northern Wisconsin experience.
matt r.Feb 2019
Nikol B.Jan 2019
Right on the lake, atmosphere great! Huge rooms and beds, gorgeous kitchen, lots of parking, games and toiletries included. We enjoyed our stay, planning again for next year!
Mark M.Jan 2019
We had the greatest time at Star Lake! Snow mobiling, hiking, snowball fights, sledding. It was an incredible time with family. We had 9 kids and 9 adults staying in the house and it was plenty of room for us all!