About this listing
Comfortable, clean private room & bath with shared kitchen and 300' of shoreline on quiet Birch lake. Kayaks and canoe available to reach the entire 9 lake Eau Claire Lakes chain. 15 mins to CAMBA trails, 21 minutes to Cable; 23 mins to Hayward.
Sandwiched between two larger lakes, Birch lake is small and shallow, but very clean lake great for paddling, wading, sunbathing and wildlife viewing. Some years I have a mating pair of bald eagles on the island just off of the shoreline! A 10 minute paddle to Upper Eau Claire to the south offers a beautiful sand bar on one of the clearest lakes in North America for swimming and snorkeling. An 8 minute paddle to the West delivers a similar swimming sandbar just into Robinson Lake.
Guests have access to the entire upper level of a 2 level house: a full, private bath, a private room, and shared kitchen, deck and a living area. I also have a garage fully equipped with tools and supplies for cyclists. I'll pop up a waxing station for skiers in the winter. The shoreline is also available for chilling, sitting by a campfire along with 2 kayaks and a canoe.
Interaction with guests
I will be sure to get guests settled the day they arrive and make sure they have all that they need, but am often out enjoying this piece of heaven. Always available to assist, I will otherwise spend a lot of time to myself on the lower level in my office and bedroom suite. We will share the kitchen, however, and I love to get to know guests while I'm preparing or enjoying a meal!
I'm happy to provide directions and tips to all things recreational in the forest, but also offer local customized, mountain bike, road cycling, fat biking, hiking, cross country ski, snowshoeing and Eau Claire lakes paddling guide services under a separate business.
Quiet hours 10pm to 8am, especially by the water where sound travels beyond belief. Please remove your shoes in the house. Please just ASK if you'd like to use the boats or gymlette and I'll set you up right away!
An entrepreneur by day, I am lunatic fringe health conscious, athletic, highly active in a variety of physical activities, and liberal on most topics. I need good sleep, proper nutrition, exercise, internet, and intellectual stimulation daily. I bring bikes with me wherever I travel, and prefer to tour new cities and countries by bike! "We'll all be dead soon; you have nothing to lose..." - Steve Jobs