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USA Northern Wisconsin Wisconsin Manitowish Waters Listing #47681

Rolland's Retreat - Manitowish Waters, WI

9 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
Address provided after booking

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Enjoy peace of mind with flexible travel options.

  • 7+ days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • 30+ days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

Exceptions apply. Read our full policy for details.

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Lakefront home with lake views, private dock, kayaks, canoes, and washer/dryer!

Enjoy a secluded retreat by the lake - with plenty of toys to enjoy your time! This home is located on three acres of tall pines on a dead end road that stops at the state forest. It's the perfect spot to light up a fire in the firepit and enjoy the great outdoors. But being only 25 yards from the lake, you may be tempted to spend all your time out on the water. Launch from the dock, and pull up your boat directly near the home when you're ready to come in for fresh meat off the grill. Enjoy meals on the patio or around the firepit as the sun goes down. Wind down inside in one of two cabin-style bedrooms, where everyone can lay up chatting all night. Enjoy winding down and dreaming about the lake adventures of the next day - the sturgeons might be jumping!

What's nearby:
Just downriver from the ten-lake Manitowish chain, Benson Lake is a charming lake perfect for fishing and other water activities. Guests can enjoy access to snowmobile and ATV/UTV trail systems that offer access to hundreds of miles of groomed trails in northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan. There are also four natural areas within 12 miles of the home and extensive bike trails (including the Winman Trails just six miles away and the MECCA Ski Trails nine-and-a-half miles away). The area offers lots of opportunities for outdoor activities, from horseback riding to ice fishing! But don't worry about buying groceries - you'll be able to get a delicious meal (or the ingredients to make one) in the town of Manitowish Waters just three miles away.

Things to know:
Full kitchen (without a dishwasher)
Guests must stay a minimum of seven nights
A 4x4 is recommended to reach this home in winter
Two canoes, two kayaks, and blankets are available for guest use
Both bedrooms in this home are cabin-style and feature multiple beds
Guests will likely need 4-wheel drive in the winter when coming down the gravel road
No ATV or snowmobile use on the property. Guests may haul a trailer to trail access two miles away
*Please note that this home has no internet and no cable. Cell data has been shown to usually work
The dock can fit up to two boats (one on each side). It does not include bumpers or ropes. This home is below the dam of the Manitowish chain and launching may be difficult. This home is not far from other boat landings along the Manitowish chain
This property is managed by Vacasa Wisconsin LLC.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Kitchen & dining





Water view





Nearby activities & attractions

Canoe available for guest use


Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Board games



Gas grill : Private




9 reviews

Donna K. Sep 2020
Clean and very spacious! A beautiful place to stay! They have more than what you would expect! It`s a beautiful area! Peaceful! Allen is such a kind host and is ready to help!! A wonderful wilderness! Even saw a porcupine! We loved our stay there! Can`t say enough!!
Brenda . Aug 2020
The home was just perfect! It was secluded and quiet and so nice. The perfect getaway if only we could have stayed longer! We would stay here again. Super hospitality too, thank you Allen!
Kate . Jul 2020
We loved our visit. Very quiet and peaceful. Right on the lake with a beautiful lookout. Each day we explored the lake on the canoes and boat provided which was a lot of fun... especially since there is so much wildlife around. The house was very comfortable, clean and had everything we needed for our little getaway. Allen was very helpful and available to give us tips on the area. We would definitely like to come back.
Henriette R. Jul 2019
This is a wonderful property with lots of extras and details. It is extremely quiet, so the perfect place to get away. No WiFi and phone signals are hit and miss, but you can always go to the library for free WiFi if you really need it. We love this place, this was our fourth time there. We are planning to be back next summer.
Jean L. Jan 2019
Allen was wonderfully communicative and flexible. We visited in the winter and our flight was delayed a few times. I let Allen know and he was very kind and responsive. It helped make a stressful situation much less stressful. The house itself was very spacious and has a beautiful view of the lake. We loved sipping coffee in the morning and looking out at the snow covered wonderland. The driving directions are tricky as mentioned in other reviews. Allen sends directions to follow after booking that help. The pictures accurately reflect the rooms. The washer and dryer in the basement were a great amenity that helped reduce the amount of clothes to pack. Nice stay!
David K. Jul 2017
Benson Lake was a total unknown up - north destination for our adult family of four. We were nicely surprised the instant we walked in the door of this hidden GEM of a retreat that was very clean and well-stocked! Al was very helpful in providing us with insight into the area before arriving and check with us after we arrived to answer any questions. This was one of our best family get-away vacations yet, allowing us to canoe, kayak, do nature walks, see some of the up north wildlife as well as do some fishing (small mouth bass were biting). We are already planning a return visit!
Susan I. Oct 2016
What a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the fall colors. A great secluded location but not far from town. I have never seen a better stocked Airbnb location. Thanks for everything, Al.
Tricia . Sep 2016
Oh my gosh - what a great place! Allen was wonderful to work with & did everything possible to make sure our stay was great! The location is breathtaking - I have some of my most favorite pictures taken from the dock! The place was very cozy & cabin-like, all the amenities (plus more) that you would need. Loved the drive in! Directions were spot on & made it very easy to find.
Kitty . Aug 2015
This is the quintessential Northwoods stay. It is situated near the dead end of an unpaved road, which allows for a very quiet and peaceful stay. The house is sparkling clean and has everything you could think of - kitchenware, appliances, coffee maker, outdoor grill, etc. Two Kayaks, a canoe and a small fishing boat were available to use on the lake/ river. We had a great time taking the canoe out on the water in the morning as it was very peaceful and offered a glimpse at some of the wildlife in the area. We had the chance to meet Allen in person during our stay. He was extremely friendly. Overall. this is a great stay for anyone looking for a quiet, Northwoods getaway. We will definitely be back.