Smeagle's Terrapin on Lower Gresham: Lakeside 8 acre property in WI Northwoods

Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin

Full Home: 4 Bedrooms + Loft area + Theater Room, Pack 'N Play, 3 Baths, (Sleeps at least 11 )

Smeagle's Terrapin on Lower Gresham is an entire home, perfect for large families of multiple generations or large groups. It is decorated in mainly stone/slate and wood. All bathrooms have been completely gutted and remodeled, or newly designed, as have the rustic bedrooms.

The great room contains a wood-burning fireplace, vaulted pine wood ceilings, leather furniture, and 60" Samsung Slim LED TV/3D Blu Ray player. Firewood is not provided, however there are DuraFlame logs available. The full kitchen has an electric range, all the cooking items you should need, and a Keurig coffee maker with K-cups for your use. A new LG washer and dryer are in main foyer off the garage. There is also a dining room with large barnwood table to seat 8-10 people comfortably. There are games available in the hutch in the dining area, as well as a 55" Samsung Ultraslim Smart LED TV.

There is a deck off the dining room, that has a small outdoor seating set (2 chairs) with a propane fire table that sits between the two chairs. Please refer to your manual.

Other amenities include:

* Master bedroom with oversized aspen log king-sized bed and direct access to the master bathroom--shower is slate with two shower heads and double sinks vanity.

* Main level bedroom with a torched cedar log Twin XL over Queen bunk--next to the main level bathroom, which has a slate shower and stone sink, as well as new comfort height Kohler toilet.

* Third bedroom (in basement) with an oversized aspen queen bed, electric woodstove for ambiance, 32" Samsung Smart LED TV with Apple TV--next to basement bathroom which has a Kohler expanse tub (wider) and wood-look tiles to finish out the shower, also a new comfort height Kohler toilet and a double sink vanity. Pack N' Play in this bedroom closet.

* Fourth bedroom (in basement) with a hickory log king sized bed, electric woodstove for ambiance, and 55" flatscreen LED TV with Apple TV--across the unfinished main basement area (cement floors, with large 8 x 10 " rug in place) to get to the bathroom described in 3rd bedroom area.

* Loft with one twin XL bed with plenty of extra space for at least a queen size blow up mattress (not currently available). Large executive aspen desk in case you needed to work over-looking the lake.

* Theater room with projector (in basement) with LED star light panels and 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos Sound System. Leather stadium theater seats (8 total seating) with LED cup holder lights. Art deco sconces to make it a real theater feel. In the back of the room, there is a Twin XL bed build into the wall, with a Twin XL pull out trundle bed.

* All bed linens, sheets/blankets/pillows provided

* Bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes for 10+ provided

* Wireless high-speed internet

* Generator for those un-expected northern WI power outages

* Sitting/library area with DVDs/Blu Rays, books, children's toys and leather recliner

* Pack-and-play

* Outdoor bonfire pit and fire-table (propane)

* LG large capacity HE washer and dryer

* Out of tune piano!

* NordicTrack Commercial 1750 treadmill (nearly brand new)

* Various outdoor equipment in the garage to borrow

* Welcome packet with lists of our favorite restaurants, bars, trails, outdoor places to explore

There is a bonfire pit behind the home, on a small hillside overlooking Lower Gresham Lake; access the lake via our boardwalk. Also right down Gresham Road, you can enjoy Popes' Gresham Lodge--famous for its Friday night Fish Fry (and Wednesdays in Summer) and being at the epicenter of the Northwoods groomed snowmobile trail system (Cross Country Cruisers Trails) to access pretty much any trail system in Northern WI to the UP of Michigan. Plenty of room in our driveway to park a trailer.

Located approximately 2 miles off of Highway 51 and within 15 minutes of Minocqua, Boulder Junction, and Manitowish Waters.

Prices include 4% Town of Arbor Vitae Room Tax.



  • Recommended


  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Ecotourism
  • Sledding
  • Shopping
  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Boating


  • Kayaking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Cycling
  • Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Water Tubing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Snorkeling
  • Jet Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Hunting
  • Swimming


  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Waterfront


  • Laundromat
  • Hospital
  • Fitness Center


  • Zoo
  • Health/beauty Spa


  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Toaster


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed


  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit


  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer


  • Television

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

Houses Rules

  • 03:30 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 11

Please remove shoes. No smoking in the home or on the property. Store outdoor gear in garage please.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

74 Reviews

    Our Favorite Place

    5/5 Stayed Dec 17, 2021
    Submitted Dec 20, 2021

    This was our second stay at this property and we hope to book it again. This spacious log home has the room to gather together or find a quite place to relax. All three bathrooms have been beautifully updated while retaining the cabin charm. We love the theater room - what a bonus in the winter. Located on private 8 acres just 2 miles off the main road and only 10 minutes to town. We all dream of winning the lottery so we can buy this place for our family!

    Our trip to Wisconsin

    4/5 Stayed Oct 15, 2021
    Submitted Oct 20, 2021

    The house was great!! We did notice that there may be a critter living in one of the walls and heard it in the bedroom near the theater room. Unfortunately the hot tub was closed as well, I think due to COVID? Overall nice stay, tons of light switches haha. Good amenities and luckily bedding and towels and everything was included. Thank you again!

    Looking at the fall colors

    5/5 Stayed Sep 28, 2021
    Submitted Oct 21, 2021

    House was better the than VRBO pictures. The inside was immaculate and nicely decorated. The theatre room was a a great for the family. We loved the isolated wooded location with a view of the lake. The house was great and we would definitely rent this house again.

    Wonderful week with the family

    5/5 Stayed Sep 12, 2021
    Submitted Sep 17, 2021

    This home was very easy to relax into. Beds were so comfy, the only reason to get out of bed was just outside the window - the gorgeous views and the lake! Fishing was awesome, weather was perfect, laughs were plenty, fun was endless, and at the end of the day, the showers were heavenly and we couldn’t wait to get in those comfy beds and do it all again the next day! Thank you for offering your home!

    Great group getaway

    5/5 Stayed Sep 3, 2021
    Submitted Sep 15, 2021

    We really enjoyed our stay at the property. It had everything we needed and was just as described.

    Sumner family Northwoods stay

    5/5 Stayed Aug 26, 2021
    Submitted Sep 1, 2021

    We had a fantastic family stay! The house was beautiful. We enjoyed the large dinning table, the bedrooms were great! The entire family enjoyed the theater room! Especially the grandchildren. The house is accommodating for all ages. There is a fire pit for evening gathering and S’mores! I highly recommend this property for a Northwoods trip. Many memories were made this week. Thank you


    5/5 Stayed Aug 6, 2021
    Submitted Aug 12, 2021

    This property is an ideal location for a family getaway. The home is large and roomy and with 11 of us staying there we never felt crowed. We had a pontoon boat and speed boat leased and had a great time tubing, fishing or just being on the water at dusk watching the eagles. Highly recommend this property. The owners are great people to work with and they get back to you quickly if you have questions.

    50th Anniversay Family Gathering

    5/5 Stayed Jul 30, 2021
    Submitted Aug 5, 2021

    Beautiful, clean, spacious and well maintained property with up to date amenities in a secluded setting. The foosball table and theater room were particularly enjoyed by our group. We would certainly consider stays here again.

    Amazing house for large groups!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 17, 2021
    Submitted Jul 26, 2021

    We (all 10 of us) thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this house. Lots of places to be together and also to have private times. The kids had fun fishing from the dock, although we had to take them swimming elsewhere. We highly recommend this place!

    Lakeside family fun

    5/5 Stayed Jun 28, 2021
    Submitted Jul 2, 2021

    This property was well equipped, extremely spacious, and amazing attention to detail! Wonderful location on a peaceful lake and a brand new dock. Bedding and furniture were off the chart comfortable and the movie theater was awesome entertainment for the whole family!


    5/5 Stayed Jun 19, 2021
    Submitted Jun 27, 2021

    Smeagle's Terrapin was not only gorgeous, but allowed our family to spread out. The new dock is awesome. It would be a great place to have a bench for watching the sunsets. We enjoyed our stay & will keep it on our list for future destinations.

    A beautiful property

    5/5 Stayed Jun 13, 2021
    Submitted Jun 22, 2021

    A beautiful property

    Charming cabin with all the amenities

    4/5 Stayed Jun 11, 2021
    Submitted Jul 7, 2021

    This was a wonderful gathering space for me and my friends. We had a great stay and there were plenty of rooms, beds, bathrooms for our group of 11. Enjoyed every bit. The only feedback I have is that there were no quiet hours in the original posting. When receiving the check in information, we realized we would need to be quiet and inside by 10:30. The neighbor that lives close by really sticks to this and complains. We had about 5 people out at 11pm (Saturday night) just sitting and talking by the fire pit. So, they are very watchful of this.

    Family gathering for an 80th Birthday

    5/5 Stayed Jun 3, 2021
    Submitted Jun 12, 2021

    The house is very beautiful. Lots recent updates to bathrooms and bar area. We didn't expect to use the theatre room since we had such great weather but we used it twice. We also enjoyed the fire pit. The owners were great to work with before, during and after our stay. All questions were answered quickly before our stay. During our stay we found out the grill was not usable. They had their property manager bring a new one within hours.

    Great stay!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 5, 2021
    Submitted Mar 7, 2021

    The house was beautiful and very clean. We loved using the theater room and watching movies at night.

    Off the beaten path WI north woods getaway

    5/5 Stayed Feb 25, 2021
    Submitted Mar 3, 2021

    Everything as promoted in VRBO information. Easy efficient check in and check out. Would consider a summer stay. Winter was fun. Did some snowshoeing at Win/Man!

    An Amazing Winter Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Feb 18, 2021
    Submitted Feb 27, 2021

    The pictures provided does not do this place justice. There were accommodations and entertainment for all age groups. The theater room was a hit with the younger generation and the upstairs fireplace living room was a hit for the slightly older generation. Very clean and cozy which made it feel like a home away from home. The location is beautiful, we were able to witness a couple of beautiful snowfalls that left fresh snow coverings in the surrounding woods. About the only downside is, we are a little envious of those who enjoyed the summer/fall sunsets from this beautiful house on the lake . To be continued.............

    Our 3 year there and it is a joy every time. We will come back next year again.

    5/5 Stayed Feb 13, 2021
    Submitted Feb 28, 2021

    This home is perfect. First class all the way. I am blessed to have opportunity to stay in this beautiful home. All of went snowmobiling, played games, laughed, and cooked. What a great stress reliever. This home is very special to me and my family.

    Winter Wonderland!

    5/5 Stayed Feb 6, 2021
    Submitted Feb 18, 2021

    Our group of 6-my husband and I, our son and his wife, and our daughter and her fiancé-had a wonderful week at Smeagle’s Terrapin! The home is large and beautiful with lots of space to spread out. It was very cold-below or around zero-so we spent most of our time indoors and it was a perfect setting. Lovely views and many rooms to enjoy. The finished lower level with sitting area, foos ball table, beautiful bar and theater room were a favorite! But we also enjoyed reading in the 2-story family room upstairs with the fire going. The kitchen was great for cooking with everything we needed. The large dining room table was great for our meals and playing games/cards. Audrey and Dustin are great to work with-excellent communication. We had a small problem with the water heater due to the extreme cold weather. We texted Dustin and he responded immediately. He contacted the caretaker who was at the house within an hour. We ventured out daily for a couple of hours of snowshoeing at the WinMan Trails recommended by Audrey. Wonderful! We would stay again without hesitation!

    This is very nice house to stay in.

    5/5 Stayed Jan 27, 2021
    Submitted Jan 30, 2021

    The bed were very comfortable and the house was amazing. Tvs in every room. Will be booking next year at this house again.

    The place was gorgeous, Aubrey was awesome to work with, fast response and very easy to work with

    5/5 Stayed Jan 21, 2021
    Submitted Jan 27, 2021

    Beautiful home and will definitely go back

    Beautiful cabin in the woods! We had an amazing time.

    5/5 Stayed Jan 13, 2021
    Submitted Jan 17, 2021

    This place is absolutely amazing with so many extra amenities (games, kids toys, theater room, etc). It was a great way to celebrate a milestone birthday in the family, relax by the fire, and so some fun outdoor activities. Thanks for welcoming us into your home!

    Our stay

    4/5 Stayed Oct 30, 2020
    Submitted Nov 3, 2020

    Simply a beautiful house and property. Very homey and cozy. My grandkids had a wonderful time playing foosball watching movies and just lounging. If I have a negative it would be way too many light switches. I would give our experience a 9 Overall.

    Nice Family Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Oct 4, 2020
    Submitted Oct 15, 2020

    We very much enjoyed our stay here. My in-laws traveled with us as well as our two kids aged 13 and 11. We ALL enjoyed the place. The internet worked great which was important to us, as my husband had to work and my two kids had virtual school. It had a great front lawn to play football, we had a family foosball tournament, lots of fish were caught right off the dock, the fire pit area is peaceful, the theatre room was fun in the evening. Lots of towels available. It was everything we had hoped for during our 10 day stay. Thank you for hosting us!

    Great Fall Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Oct 2, 2020
    Submitted Oct 4, 2020

    We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful secluded home. It was a short stay but we had such a great time. The home is just as described and had everything our group needed. Aubrey and Dustin were excellent to work with and made the trip a great experience.... we all want to come back. Thank you

    Birthday weekend

    5/5 Stayed Sep 24, 2020
    Submitted Oct 2, 2020

    Even though in rained for part of our time during our stay in Minocqua it could not dampen our appreciation of this beautiful home, it's beautiful surroundings and the beautiful lake at the end of the walk. The house was very clean and welcoming and the owners were amazing and patient with me even after my messaging them many times. My Husband and I along with our friends who came with are are already planning for a return trip.

    Beautiful home, lots of room

    5/5 Stayed Sep 9, 2020
    Submitted Sep 22, 2020

    We stayed here as a family group: seven adults, two kids under 4. There was room for everyone, a great dining table that was big enough for us all and was great to play games at. The weather was a bit cooler than we wanted so we definitely got great use out of the theater room. Seriously beautiful property, with lots of fun amenities like apple tvs in each room and a bar area downstairs. I know the older reviews say the basement was unfinished but the common areas were completely done and comfortable. We had a great time!


    5/5 Stayed Sep 4, 2020
    Submitted Sep 20, 2020

    Upon arrival, my family and I were pleased to see this location as beautiful, clean and tidy as seen in the listing, photos. The host is quite professional and always responded in a timely fashion. Furthermore, the host always responded with a polite greeting/ending; which made my wife and I feel pleased with our choice. I definitely will consider on coming back in the near, future.

    Beautiful home and property!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 28, 2020
    Submitted Aug 31, 2020

    This property was absolutely gorgeous! The house was extremely clean and we felt at home immediately. The theatre room was amazing and we enjoyed the comfort and relaxation it provided. The seclusion and privacy of the property was very peaceful and serene. We will certainly consider this again in the future.

    Summer Vacay - wonderdul

    5/5 Stayed Aug 23, 2020
    Submitted Aug 27, 2020

    We had a wonderful experience. Wonderful clean home. Wonderful location!!! Just had an overall great time.

    Beautiful cabin

    5/5 Stayed Aug 20, 2020
    Submitted Aug 26, 2020

    The cabin was awesome. We had a great time kayaking on the lake. The theater room was perfect for movies and playing jackbox games. The large dining area was very useful for our group. We would definitely stay again.

    Perfect quick vacation

    5/5 Stayed Aug 16, 2020
    Submitted Aug 19, 2020

    Will stay again but longer this time!

    Family get-a-way

    5/5 Stayed Aug 8, 2020
    Submitted Aug 16, 2020

    It was a wonderful experience for the family to get away. We had 8 people and everyone had their own space. The dining room table was perfect also with 8 spots. Highly recommended for the future for anyone looking to get a way.

    Great family getaway.

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2020
    Submitted Aug 10, 2020

    Wonderful and relaxing time at Smeagle’s Terrapin. House was fabulous and exceeded expectations. Lake was also very enjoyable.

    Relaxing getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jul 24, 2020
    Submitted Aug 3, 2020

    My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property! The house was clean, beautiful and very spacious. The lake was perfect for fishing, skiing and tubing. Quiet environment that gets you away from the demands of everyday life.

    Awesome property

    5/5 Stayed Jul 18, 2020
    Submitted Jul 23, 2020

    Beautiful house. Worked well for our family. Each family unit had there own separate space


    5/5 Stayed Jul 9, 2020
    Submitted Jul 16, 2020

    Big beautiful house that was very clean. They had everything you would want or need. The views from the house are breathtaking! The house was perfect, we all gathered around the dining room table or we all watched TV in the living room and we even enjoyed the theater one night. The house is decorated so beautifully. We went to Wisconsin for my daughters wedding and I e-mailed the the owner several times. Aubrey was so nice and answered all my questions quickly. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous lake house. We all want to come back and visit your wonderful state and of course stay in your Smeagle's Terrapinr, lake house. Thank you, Debbie & the rest of the family

    Great getaway location

    4/5 Stayed Jun 25, 2020
    Submitted Jun 28, 2020

    Had a great time at the property, 4 hours from Milwaukee. If you need a place to spend in solitude with some friends, this place is it. We didn’t think we would use the movie room, but ended up there every night after everyone wound down.

    Winter wonderland with divine home.

    5/5 Stayed Feb 13, 2020
    Submitted Mar 2, 2020

    The home is so cozy and warm. Accommodations are perfect. Land and home are so inviting. Could not have had a better time snowmobiling, cooking, playing games, and watching movies in Viewing Room and visiting local towns. Will come again next year. That will make it 3 years in a row

    Awesome place for a larger group , will definitely stay there again next year

    5/5 Stayed Jan 3, 2020
    Submitted Jan 6, 2020

    Rental was amazing , owners have an awesome slice of heaven. Would highly recommend to friends and family

    Wonderful Up North Winter Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Dec 26, 2019
    Submitted Jan 21, 2020

    We had a wonderful time during our four night stay between Christmas and New Years! The house is extremely spacious and clean. We especially enjoyed the theater room!

    Great for Family Gathering

    5/5 Stayed Dec 21, 2019
    Submitted Dec 26, 2019

    Spacious home with updated bathrooms offers great place for family gathering. Theater room is a big bonus for a winter stay. Large dining room table provided room for all to eat together and play cards/games. We loved it so much - we have already booked this property for next year.

    Winter Weekend Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Dec 13, 2019
    Submitted Dec 26, 2019

    Our family had a great time renting this beautiful property! It’s very well-kept and comfortably fit 4 families. The theater room was a hit for everyone! They even had a Christmas tree set-up, which was a perfect festive touch. Thank you, Aubrey & Dustin for sharing your property with us!

    Beautiful home..really enjoyed the at.night..Wonderful weekend!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 11, 2019
    Submitted Oct 13, 2019


    Fabulous property

    5/5 Stayed Sep 27, 2019
    Submitted Oct 3, 2019

    This house is gorgeous. Plenty of room for everyone and high end finishes in all rooms. Some places I've rented in the past have been disappointing based on photos but this house far surpassed the photos on the website. Very clean and well appointed. We all enjoyed our time there

    Smeagle’s Terrapin Oct ‘19

    5/5 Stayed Sep 19, 2019
    Submitted Oct 14, 2019

    Phenomenal home. Beautiful architecture and furnishings. Comfortable for group of 4 couples. Lake is a little bit of a hike. Bike trail a bit distant for non-avid cyclists to cycle to. But overall very pleasant.


    5/5 Stayed Aug 23, 2019
    Submitted Aug 28, 2019

    We were so impressed with everything. High quality place. It was better than we had expected. They provided everything you might need, and Audrey was amazing and helpful leading up to our trip. I’ll be back!

    A trip we will never forget!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 19, 2019
    Submitted Aug 23, 2019

    Beautiful home in a spectacular location. The fishing was great. We really enjoyed the outdoor fire pit. The home was spotless when we arrived and the theater room was a great perk. Aubrey was fantastic from start to finish with any questions we had. We would definitely stay here again.

    Nice stay with an unfortunate ending

    3/5 Stayed Aug 15, 2019
    Submitted Aug 29, 2019

    We had 11 adult family members for a 3 night stay. Dad is blind so the long path to the lake was difficult. The Home was very clean and beautiful. There was an animal stuck in the bathroom wall chewing away. The oven stopped working while cooking our last dinner meal so we could not cook a final breakfast. We know Things happen so we did report them but did not complain or ask for anything. The Owner responded quickly to our reports so we were forgiving. The week we got home we got an email from their insurance company stating we caused $5000 worth of damage to a bedroom floor! We have asked for pictures and have not received anything yet. They have not asked us for money yet but I am sick about it. Our family is very cautious and took extra time the last day to clean everything. There was no damage that we saw. It has totally ruined our experience.

    Large, secluded, beautiful, north woods cabin

    5/5 Stayed Aug 7, 2019
    Submitted Aug 12, 2019

    This cabin is great for a large family. It is secluded - you can not see or hear any neighbors. The driveway is long and then opens up to a lot of space for multiple cars. Secluded area was great for taking kids on bike rides. There is garage space for the bikes, coolers, etc that you bring. The kitchen has 3 large pantries to put all of your food - keeping it of the counters! Our 2 girls loved the bunk room in the front. We had a problem with where to put the 8 year old boy. There is a single in the loft, but he would woke up early with the noise of others in the morning and his other option was the bed in the theater room - then how would the adults watch a movie! He ended up in the theater room - which is really awesome! The master bed is gorgeous! All the bathrooms were very nicely done! We loved the comfortable couches in the living room, tho not much light in there. There are so many light switches! It was challenging figuring out the lights! We enjoyed the large dining table, tho there are only 8 chairs and we had 9 people. We had to bring in a deck chair. We also enjoyed the fire table on the deck, but with only 2 chairs on the deck we had to bring some out to sit around that. Nice fire pit area but we never had time to use it. Fished off the dock and caught quite a few! Could use some seating down there as well. Kayaked in the lake early morning when the lake was like glass - beautiful! The location is between Minocqua and Boulder Junction. Both towns have nice shopping. We ate ate Minocqua Pizza Company and The Boathouse - great fish fry on Friday night! Kayaked with Wildwood Adventures in Eagle River and drove to Rainbow Falls and many others at Lake Superior about 1 1/2 hours away. Almost forgot the beautiful sunsets on the lake each night! The listing doesn't mention a hot tub because it is not available to use. There is one and it was hard to have it there and not be able to use it!

    Northwoods family vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jul 27, 2019
    Submitted Aug 6, 2019

    this property is excellent for a large group. you are never on top of each other, so many big rooms to gather. beautiful, beautiful comfortable home. the lake is weedy for swimming right off the dock-but it is a clear lake.

    Family Vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jul 21, 2019
    Submitted Jul 29, 2019

    We stayed July 21-27, 2019 Beautiful home in the Northwoods. 2 families from out of state with 9 people stayed quite comfortably. From the beautiful living quarters to the theater room in the basement, the house was immaculate, impressive and decorated wonderfully in a cabin in the woods theme. The only thing we wished we would have known is this is not a swimming/float or lake as it is very weedy.

    Beautiful home and very clean. Secluded, yet close enough to town.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 18, 2019
    Submitted Jul 21, 2019

    Had a great experience. This is our second time staying at this property. Would stay again!

    A Special Place To Make Wonderful Memories With the Kids and Grandkids!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 4, 2019
    Submitted Jul 10, 2019

    We were glad we found the Smeagle’s Terrapin for our family vacation up north. The house is amazing! Very well stocked. Aubrey is super responsive, usually texting back a response within minutes. The theater room was a huge hit with the entire family. We loved that everyone was able to share meals and eat together around the large dining room table. It is the most beautifully designed and furnished “Northwoods themed” house we have ever seen! The grandkids couldn’t get enough of story time in the loft with the stuffed coyote 😊�. What a special place to make wonderful memories with the kids and grandkids!

    Summer Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jun 28, 2019
    Submitted Jul 6, 2019

    5 adults and 2 children stayed at the property. It was extremely comfortable and well-decorated. The property was very clean and the accommodations were just as described. We really enjoyed having a quiet, secluded space to ourselves! It was slightly further from the town of Minocqua than we were hoping, as we frequently found ourselves trekking back and forth between the property and town. It was about a 20 minute drive. But aside from that, the property itself was really great! Nice dock and a beautiful lake.

    Beautiful Cabin

    5/5 Stayed Jun 21, 2019
    Submitted Jun 24, 2019

    The property was absolutely beautiful. The cabin is big, well decorated, and has lots of cool extra's like heated floors in the bathroom, movie room, and upscale fixtures. The lake is beautiful and quiet, and the fishing is great. We must of caught hundreds of bluegills. We found a beaver den, saw 2 beaver swimming, and saw a bald eagle swoop up a fish from the lake! Awesome time.

    Gorgeous home!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 20, 2019
    Submitted Jun 21, 2019

    We could only stay for one night but this home is absolutely gorgeous. Everything you would need and more. So beautifully decorated, very high end. Thank you for sharing with us, we’d love to stay again!

    Beautiful Getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 14, 2019
    Submitted Jun 23, 2019

    This property is beautiful inside and out! The home is so spacious, yet feels so cozy! The owners were very responsive and friendly. The area around the property is gorgeous and wooded. The house was also stocked with some every day items that were very useful! You will LOVE your stay here as we did!

    Property was so tranquil and beautiful. The house was magnificent inside. Top quality accessories.

    5/5 Stayed Feb 14, 2019
    Submitted Feb 23, 2019

    Enjoyed our stay because the house was so beautiful and quiet. Slept like a baby in all the bedrooms. Temperature stayed the same all five days. Sat in dining room with my children and grandchildren for hours. The decorations in the home were all the best of quality. The kitchen supplies were great. I am planning on buying some like theirs. Viewing room was so special. Lights outside brought the world in at night with the fireplace on. I will be back as soon as I can get my family together. Kids want to come back in the summer. I hope we can. Easy to get to town and come back home at night when it is dark. We were blessed to be able to stay at such a premo establishment. Thanks!!

    Perfect location for our yearly snowmobile ride with a group of wonderful friends!

    5/5 Stayed Feb 7, 2019
    Submitted Feb 12, 2019

    Beautiful home! We truly enjoyed our stay with a group of great friends. Snowmobile trails were very close to access. We enjoyed the theater room one morning when the temp was -22 before we could venture out to ride our sleds. The only complaint would be the poor lighting in the great room.

    Truly memorable place!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 26, 2018
    Submitted Dec 30, 2018

    We vacationed with our family of 6 adults and 4 kids and it was absolutely perfectly what we were looking for. Great spaces for cooking, eating and lounging for everyone, and that theater room was amazing! We are already talking about planning our return trip back! Owners were engaged, easy to reach with questions, and helpful with suggestions. It truly a treat to stay here. Thank you so much Hoye family!

    Great Get away

    4/5 Stayed Oct 25, 2018
    Submitted Oct 28, 2018

    We had a great time in the area using this as or home base. Very nicely appointed kitchen. Loved the home theater. Beautifully redone bathrooms. Our only complaint was with the beds. Not very comfortable. Considered sleeping in the theater room in the chairs because they were more comfortable than the bed.

    Mid-October visit to Northern Wisconsin

    3/5 Stayed Oct 12, 2018
    Submitted Oct 17, 2018

    The property is in a beautiful secluded setting. Our visit was just at the end of the fall colors and we went for long walks in the crisp fall air. One disappointment was no coffee maker and we had 8 coffee hounds... there was a Keurig system but it wasn't working well for our visit. We had to improvise a pour over set up out of tin foil. The property accommodations were pretty much as described except there is some unfinished portion of the basement that is under construction. The area is quite clean but you had to walk through it to get to the two basement bedrooms and the theater room. We enjoyed the theater room and sitting around the big stone fireplace in the living room. Overall we had a very nice visit.

    Beautiful home situated in the National Forest. Great shared space and plenty of bedrooms.

    5/5 Stayed Sep 21, 2018
    Submitted Oct 1, 2018

    Myself and 3 of my siblings along with our families came to the area for our nephew's wedding. Smeagle's Terrapin was beautifully situated right on the lake and close to our destination. We enjoyed the shared space which could accommodate our large group for family time especially the large dinning table and the movie area in which we watched the Badger and Packer game. Bedrooms and bath rooms were plentiful and comfortable. We would highly recommend this rental for its complete comfort, location and atmosphere.

    Beautiful getaway! Worth every penny

    5/5 Stayed Aug 29, 2018
    Submitted Sep 2, 2018

    Wonderful visit away from home. Consistent with other reviews - upscale home with amazing finishes. Super comfy beds and all bathrooms are amazing. We traveled with a group of 10 so we had a chance to check them all out! Plenty of space to enjoy big family meals and love, Love, LOVE the theater!! Very cool - thumbs up from all of us! Enjoyed a campfire on our last night - a perfect way to end our stay after we spent the day in Western Michigan UP. Fishing was great - lots of nibbles and bites from the dock (sunnies, bass, perch and a northern that jumped off the hook!) My ONLY wish is there we could use the pontoon or had other boat accessible. We are city folk from the twin cities and would have lived on the water the whole time if boating would have been a little easier. No complaints - just something that would have put it SO over the top. Owners are very responsive (upon arrival we had some questions about entry). Thank you to Aubrey and Dusty!!

    Wonderful retreat for our family!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 24, 2018
    Submitted Aug 26, 2018

    Our family enjoyed a relaxing weekend at a beautiful home! The movie theater was perfect for some downtime but still being together as a family.

    Very Peaceful!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 18, 2018
    Submitted Aug 26, 2018

    My husband and I rented this home recently. This is a very nice property. The home is very clean. It is a really peaceful location. Short walk down to the water from the property. It is not too far of a drive to many of the places we wanted to go while up north. It was very easy to work with the owners.

    Extremely Clean and Well Kept

    5/5 Stayed Aug 11, 2018
    Submitted Aug 18, 2018

    All the beds, furniture, towels, dishware, etc. were high quality and up to date. The washer / dryer / dishwasher onsite was very nice and high quality. The theater room was a very nice feature. The owners were very responsive to any questions. We recommend this place to anyone interested.

    Great place for family gathering!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 2, 2018
    Submitted Aug 11, 2018

    Four generations of our family came together for a lovely weekend of fishing, canoeing, card playing, and fun. Accommodations were perfect!

    The house is beautiful and charming.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 30, 2018
    Submitted Aug 3, 2018

    Our family had an amazing getaway to northern Wisconsin and stayed here. There is so much to do in the vicinity and this place offers a great launching point and home base. There were only four of us but this place can easily accommodate two or three families easily. The hosts are very accommodating. We are hoping to come back for another stay!!!


    5/5 Stayed Jul 20, 2018
    Submitted Jul 27, 2018

    We would highly recommend Terrapin to everyone. Not only was the place amazing, the owners go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and feel at home. Thanks so much, can’t wait to come back!


    5/5 Stayed Jun 29, 2018
    Submitted Jul 2, 2018

    We had an amazing time with some amazing friends! Thanks for the experience of your beautiful home :)

    Really clean everything you needed was thought of.

    5/5 Stayed Jun 7, 2018
    Submitted Jun 10, 2018

    Very happy our family of 10 was very relaxed and enjoyed our stay very much. Hopefully Aubrey will continue this so we can come back.

    Gorgeous, high end,and homey property

    5/5 Stayed Mar 1, 2018
    Submitted Mar 5, 2018

    My family and I stayed at the Smeagle's Terrapin this past weekend. WOW, is all can say. The home was gorgeous, high end, large, open, yet warm and inviting. The owners thought of every detail, their home became ours for a few days. It is secluded, but only a few miles from Minocqua where we could shop and visit the local establishments. During our stay we left the house only once, instead enjoying the movie theater room, playing games and sitting around the fireplace reminiscing. We could not have been happier with this VRBO and I highly recommend it. We will be staying here next year and hope to make it an annual event.


      Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin

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