About this listing
Quintessential 1950's lake cabin on quiet Goose Lake has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths on 2 levels. Grill, canoe, make a fire in the firepit and relax in the country only 25 minutes from the Dells and one hour from Madison. Great for multi-family gatherings!
Goose Lake is a great lake for fishing. The northern part of the lake is a wildlife preserve, and is mostly undeveloped. You'll see (and hear) tons of birds, including Sandhill Cranes. It's not much of a swimming lake, however, although you can certainly wade around in front of our house, and there's a swimming area near the boat launch on the east side of the lake.
Our property abuts a trail that used to lead to the footbridge to "Gilligan's Island", a private island owned by the area property owners. Alas, they took the footbridge down in early 2016 so now you have to canoe to access the island.
We have a Wii hooked up to a tv downstairs, along with games and DVDs if you need an electronic fix. Sorry, no wi-fi, though!
We have a good quality 17" canoe for you to use, plus plenty of life jackets. We also have a variety of lawn games and indoor games for people to play. Feel free to use it all!
Interaction with guests
I live in Madison, about an hour away, so I won't interact much with guests but am always available via phone if they have questions.
Other things to note
We do require a three-night minimum stay.
There is an extra cleaning fee of $90 in addition to the nightly rental.
My family and I often stay here when it's not booked, so there are things there that we use (condiments, spices, toiletries, cooking staples, etc.). People are more than welcome to use anything they find there. I only ask that they not take anything when they leave.
Guests need to separate food and paper garbage from aluminum cans and bottle recyclables. They also need to use only the clear garbage bags that we supply Our waste management will not pick up any garbage that hasn't kept cans and bottles separated or isn't in the "approve" bags. If my garbage isn't picked up, the raccoons get in and have a huge raccoon feast and we spend hours picking up garbage from the front yard.
Minimum age for renters is 21, please!
Also, please do not leave a big greasy pile of dishes in the sink when you leave. That's not cool.