The cabin is an off-grid, 12'X20' insulated structure, with a 7'X8' loft and a 12'X6' screened covered porch/deck. That overlooks a small stream and a cattail marsh. It is in the center of our 90 acres and is very private but near to some rural houses, only our house is (barely) visible in winter and you might see some lights of one other neighbor when the leaves are off t
The cabin is an off-grid, 12'X20' insulated structure, with a 7'X8' loft and a 12'X6' screened covered porch/deck. That overlooks a small stream and a cattail marsh. It is in the center of our 90 acres and is very private but near to some rural houses, only our house is (barely) visible in winter and you might see some lights of one other neighbor when the leaves are off the trees.
We are 1 and a half miles from the village of Belleville and 5 miles from New Glarus. The Badger State Trail runs across the western edge of our property. It connects with the Sugar River State Trail 8 miles away. Near by New Glarus has many shops, restaurants, Baily's Run winery and the famous New Glarus Brewery (tours daily). Everything can be easily reached by bike or, in season, snowmobile.
The marsh is a haven for all sorts of birds and wildlife. Spring brings an abundance of winged migrators and returning residents. There are: sand hill cranes, red wing blackbirds, a number of ducks; buffleheads, mergansers, woodducks, blue winged teal and shovelers just to name a few. The American woodcock can be heard overhead most spring mornings and evenings. The spring peepers are a symphony on their own and they continue into early summer. The woods has many spring flowers and the fall colors are wonderful. In summer there are many song birds like: bluebirds, finches, orioles, humming birds, cedar wax wings, robins, cardinals and herons. Sitting on the screened in deck one can hear a kaleidoscope of bird songs and activity.
The cabin is off-grid, what that means is: there is NO RUNNING WATER in the cabin and only a chemical toilet (port-a-potty). A limited amount of water is supplied for drinking and washing. There is a sink with a drain in the cabin but no bathroom or refrigerator so bring a cooler. Very limited electricity. There is basic LED lighting and you will be able to charge your phones/devices. The power is supplied from batteries/inverter charged by solar panels on the roof. There are LED lights and a coffee maker. There is NO air conditioning but excellent ventilation and a small, cozy wood stove for heat. If you're uncomfortable or unfamiliar with a wood stove, it may not be wise to stay here in the winter heating season, but we can show most people how to use the stove safely.
This is still considered "camping" so be prepared to bring camping gear: your own pillows, sleeping bag, food, drinks, cups, plates, cooking utensils etc. There are carryout options a short drive away. The only thing you won't need is a tent, the cabin is very cozy, warm on the cold days and cool on the warm ones and there is a picnic table, lawn chairs and a gas grill. There are a few spots around the cabin for tents if you have additional friends staying. There is an additional charge for additional guests but please be advised: any loud "parties" or disturbances and you will be asked to leave. This is a place to enjoy nature and quiet time. To get away from it all.
Insects are a part of the woods environment, if you're afraid of bugs this may not be the right fit for you. We rarely have any real issues, so we're reluctant to use toxic chemicals to kill most (normal) bugs. Normal bug repellent is about all that is necessary.
Why we have this cabin; It's a way to share this special place that, judging from the artifacts found here has been a camping area for thousands of years. We want to let others enjoy the seasons; the return of the migrating birds, the spring peepers in the marsh, the fall colors, the silence of a winter day in the woods and the warmth of a wood stove. (many people have found the stove to be their favorite feature) The cabin gives you a front row seat in the middle of, comparatively, pristine nature. Campers will have access to our fine trails for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and biking. (we would allow a snowmobile from the State trail to the cabin).
All campers take note:
1. Please do your best to arrive/check in before dark! The cabin is dark; no yard lights, no streetlights, and if it isn’t a moonlit night, it IS very dark. Some of you are not used to real darkness. We provide some flashlights and headlamps (if you forgot yours) and there are LED lights in the cabin we keep charged for you. Camping headlamps are great for cooking, using the port-a-potty and finding your way around, etc. Bring yours or you can borrow ours.
2. Take safety precautions with the wood stove and learn how to use it correctly.
The only source of heat in the cabin is a small, very nice wood stove. Those without any experience with using wood for heat are advised not to stay at the cabin during the cold season. Those that are eager to learn--we can help you, but safety is very important and you must at least have some basic skills to handle wood heat: using a propane torch, using kindling, splitting wood, operating the stove airflow.
3. Campfires: Campfire wood can be purchased for a reasonable price @$10 for a tote, or @$20 for a large pot/container. We do allow people to bring their own if they are coming from less that 50 miles away. Some exceptions do apply.
It has been very enjoyable meeting the many camper. Everyone has been very well prepared and it has been a pleasure seeing them have fun. We especially have enjoyed the families with young children and people with their dog. All have been very well behaved and very enthusiastic.
Your hosts, Dan and Anne
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
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The small pond on our property is generally good for paddling. The nearby Sugar River is an excellent, easy paddling river.
You will have access to our small pond. Our grandkids swim in it all summer. You can too.
Natural features you'll find at Beaver Point Cabin in Wisconsin.
The small pond has a sand beach and pier.
Our grand kids swim in our pond all summer long. You can too.
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Great getaway in the woods!
Great location to come and get away from it all. Towards the end of June it was warm during the day and cool at night. There was a great screened in porch with a nice view which was perfect for sitting and thinking about life. The property is right next to a hiking trail so you can get some exercise in. Overall it’s a great mix of roughing it and comfort.
And most importantly Dan is very friendly and hospitable.
Would definitely recommend!
We had a great time . There is trails to walk or ride your bike. The badger state trail runs through the property. Good wood for cooking on a tripod. It has a pond with fish. Dan said the fish are biting but I did not bring poles. The porch on the back is great for relaxing and watching birds. Dan was a good host and made sure we had water and wood. The cabin was comfortable. Love the golf cart for carrying stuff to cabin from vehicle.
Such an amazing little place. My tween, teen and I loved it. The first day a wild Turkey greeted us outside, we came across a large snapping turtle and several frogs. Dan was super helpful, dropping off drinking water and providing last minute cold packs when our cooler was getting too warm. We can’t wait to return!
EXCELLENT!!!! Dan provides an unforgettable experience from beginning to end. I couldn't have asked for a better host. He went above and beyond, let me explain what I mean by this. I booked this getaway for my mother and myself as a birthday/Mother's Day gift. Saturday morning Dan arrives with a brown paper bag with baked goods in one hand, and a cup carrier with coffees in the other. He explains this elaborate secret agreement he had with my friend Denise from back home, to not only pick up the baked goods from a local bakery called Lingonberry Llama, but to also deliver them directly to our cabin. Overall from the beautiful scenery to the hospitality, Beaver Point Cabin will always have a dear place in my heart. I will definitely be returning soon!
We couldn’t be happier with our stay! The cabin was amazing. Very clean. Well stocked and well throughout with great instructions and a hand drawn map of the propert and trails! The screened in porch was a great way to relax while watching out over the marsh at the sandhill cranes and red winged blackbirds. Lots of safe and well marked trails to explore. We saw 22 different kinds of birds listed below. The highlight was a pair Barred owls who regularly were hooting at each other throughout the evenings! Dan and Ann were very gracious and friendly hosts. We will definitely be back
Great Blue Heron