With long and excellent water frontage on the eastern shore of Upper St. Croix Lake, this beautiful family estate is an ideal property for individual and family use, for a sportsman’s luxury fishing and hunting lodge, for a resort or club, a corporation or other group. In a highly desirable vacation area, this wooded 80-acre waterfront property provides great privacy and seclusion.
Owner's Cottage Details
Tucked away on a heavily wooded parcel with westerly exposure and gentle slope to the lakeside dock, the Owner's Cottage features a walk-out lower level and two-story lakeside enclosed screen porch to enjoy the sunsets.
Completely remodeled in 2002, this darling cottage has been modified to perfection!
Main level has cedar walls with full vaulted ceiling. An open concept includes upgraded kitchen, dining and living room. Landscaping and in-ground irrigation nicely done to enhance the natural beauty of the property. To the left of the Owner’s Cottage there is a 26’ x 44’ garage for RV and extra storage. Exterior red cedar freshly stained, interior cedar walls. Windows are wood interior, aluminum exterior. Gorgeous real 4’ oak flooring in living room and dining area.
Metal roof, enclosed walls. Windows are wood interior, aluminum exterior. Gorgeous real 4’ oak flooring in living room and dining area. Metal roof, enclosed 2-story porch with vaulted ceiling. All new insulated windows and exterior doors. Unfinished walkout basement leads to concrete patio. Four-zone heating, hot water boiler system, well pump, 200 amp panel, sump-pump and tile draining system.
Original Cabin Details
Swiss-style lodge with California-hewn cedar log exterior built in 1938,
enlarged in 1949, repainted and redecorated as needed.
Knotty Ponderosa pine interior. Floors of edge grain fir. Furniture included. 2 main floor bedrooms, 1 full bath, and loft/sleeping quarters.
Chalet Garage Details
Stone and hewn cedar log walls. First floor has a 2-stall garage and wood working shop (21’x12’). Knotty pine entrance hall with stairway to living quarters. Second floor has California cedar paneled living room (1 ½ stories high), huge stone fireplace, beamed ceiling, Dutch door to screened balcony. Dining room-kitchen divided by cabinet and shelves and beautiful cabinet work throughout.
Two nice bedrooms with closets. Bath with tub-shower. Furniture included. Separate private pier for guest use.
Upper St. Croix Retreat has 80 acres with approximately 2000’ of water frontage on Upper Lake St. Croix Lake and approximately 1295’ of road frontage. Wooded land has cedar, white birch, red and white pine, and many other beautiful varieties of trees. Landscaped around buildings with flower and vegetable gardens, stone walks, and decorative lamp posts. Playground, green house and patio area in cottage yard. Hathaway creek peacefully runs through the entire property. Wild raspberries, blueberries and blackberries grow along trails. All wiring is underground. Cottage has an invisible fence and an underground automatic lawn sprinkler system. Regulation-size tennis court. Excellent build-head along shoreline near boathouse. Chalet lodge and main lodge both have a private pier. Gazebo on water’s edge near the cabin. Cottage has water-edge deck. Smaller second wood shed located by the cottage.
These carefully planned buildings are situated near the lake, in a corner of the property. This property has potential to build a main house on one side and keep water-front cottages for lake use. The lake affords excellent swimming, water sports and fishing for walleye, northern pike, bass and crappies. Neighboring activities include a golf course, nature trails, a boardwalk (North Country National Scenic Trail) and a county park with a public swimming beach.
There is also a large, well-built boathouse at the waters edge with a 40’ pier built of 2” thick-hewn cedar logs, overhead doors, tongue-and-groove flooring. Work bench, high pressure pump with intake for sprinkling and fire protection. Boat house has been converted into storage for lake equipment. A 29’x28’ shed is also available for implements and wood storage.