9 of us stayed here at the end of September. The house has lots of room including plenty of bathrooms. Never felt cramped at all. Hot tub in the basement, worked fine for us. Fire pit and chairs to use outside. Also deck to hang out on. Two tables so plenty of room to sit and eat or hangout. Secluded area allowed for a rowdy weekend without fear of angry neighbors. We drove to the Kickapoo River and spent the day canoeing, approx 20 minute drive.
We stayed at the Paradise home for a week vacation. The odor you will notice right away when you enter...not pleasant, probably coming from the rotten garbage in the bottom of the trashcan that hasn't been cleaned. So I assume this and other molds is what made me sick every morning. No curtains so forget sleeping in. The grill was not cleaned when we got there but they insist you clean before you leave, so we did and it was so rusted it fell apart.. It is not a lake, it is more of a pond overcome with weeds and snapping turtles. Very scummy. Enjoyed the hot to ice cold showers I got to take everyday. T.V. sound would fluctuate frequently. The 25 year old lawn furniture at the overgrown beaches...hope they can upgrade with what they are charging. The locks on the sliding doors were broken so it is a little leery not being able to lock up when you are vacationing with a bunch of cash. However, Terry was very accommodating and let us bring our golf cart. And the fish were biting, you can catch many bluegill. Paddleboats were fun although did not try the rowboat. Did see the maintenance mowing and he did blow up he trampoline on the lake because it a bit deflated. Sorry, I will not be returning.
We have been having a weeks "family" vacation for several years now..2 sons, spouses and 4 grandkids. We have rented different places in Wis...Birch Lake is our favorite by far! We rented Serenity Bay cabin with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Check out the website to get all the details. We were right on the small lake, well appointed items in the "cabin". Many things to do right on site...row and pedal paddle boats with our own pier, 4 small but nicely kept sand beaches. Volleyball, badminton and corn hole game area. Gazebo next to pier on main beach with large water raft. Nice hiking path around the lake.
We went horseback riding at Red Ridge Ranch, half hour away.
Except for two nights we ate all meals in,,,nice Weber grill. Two great places to eat... Peking Restaurant downtown and Smittys Overtime Inn a few miles outside.
Made s'more and sat around the fire pit almost every night. Awesome wrap around deck with tables and chairs so we could eat outside. Hot tub on lower level was a special treat. Attention was given almost immediately to a couple of minor issues. There are three other smaller cabins on site...each having their own charm and nice lay outs all with hot tubs, pier.
Birch lake is a catch and release...our group caught numerous large mouth bass and blue gills...many were good sized; we were serenaded by courting bullfrogs at night, song birds each morning and had many laughs over the antics of the small pine squirrels. Found deer tracks but they were elusive.
We brought along our kayaks with the plan to take them over to Lake Tomah but ran out of days. We will definitely return.
Birch Lake was more than I expected it to be. Beautiful fishing and hiking areas, with a boat and swimming--just a fun wonderful experience
Just returned from our family getaway. Hot tub jets did not work, ping pong paddles broken we had to duck tape them, dishwasher did not clean dishes we had to do our own all weekend !! paddle boat leaked. Row boat paddles cracked. Cob webs, dead bugs in the corners of the rooms. Lamp in my room shade cracked and light socket coming out of the wall. Junk, dust and other peoples left behind belongings under the beds, I don't know when the place was last dusted maybe the last time a review 2015. Seriously. Couldn't believe the dust on the valence above the kitchen sink. The pictures make this place look awesome. But when you actually see the rooms in person and the cabin it is really dirty. We could not use the hot tub, my 11 month old grandson could blow better bubbles than what the hot tub was putting out. Called the owner regarding the hot tub and dishwasher. NO apology, just excuses. I never even mentioned the dust, the uncleanliness of the place. Sorry but would NEVER recommend this place, neither would my family.
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