Otter Haven offers 200 acres of privately cultivated WI wildlife, 1 mile of it bordering the Namekagon River. Trails have been forged and maintained all throughout the land, and a pond and island complex outside the Guest House also anticipate your curiosity. A canoe, kayak, and tubes are ready and willing to adventure with you! Within the Guest House a spacious Great Room, a full kitchen, luxurious shower, and sleep space for 12, or just 2, are primed and plush for your pausing pleasure.
Welcome to Otter Haven, 200 acres of original and restored prairie (started in 1975) of Wisconsin’s native fauna and flora, as well as a restful retreat for guests escaping the daily grind. Whether you’d like to stroll through the low meadow grasses and wildflowers, or wander about the oak Savannah, take a leisurely tube down the Namekagen River, or fish the spring-fed ponds, we’re confident the natural charm will beset you. You might then pull out an old sketchpad, or paints, or bring along your photography skills. Perhaps you’d prefer the classic canoe, outdoor fire-pit, and s’mores, or rather an old-fashioned exploration of new knolls, islands, and wooded trails. If you’re inquisitive enough, and still enough, you’ll find our other regular residents: Deer and Heron, Otter and Beaver, Raven, Fox, Eagle, and Squirrel. Each trail offers its own discoveries and delights - like a traditional Native American Earth Lodge on one of our 5 islands, or a riverview outcropping of 6 oak trees perfectly situated to watch the river flow. So, wander as you will, you never know what you'll find.
We welcome you to our meadows and knolls, oak savanna, ponds, islands, traipsing trails, and river landing. We'll even scoot you into the creek in one of our canoes! For the curious one, there is much to be discovered here. For the one seeking a quiet but colorful repose, Otter Haven is well suited to you.
Interaction with guests
We will receive you with warm welcome, provide you a tour of the cabin for your stay, as well as a map and offered tour of the property. We will leave you to your vacation, but are available on property to assist you if need be.
Other things to note
We will do our best to contact you in person when you make an inquiry so that we can discuss whatever questions you may have.
Do enjoy the space with common sense and common courtesy.
As you prepare to leave,
Remove sheets from the bed and pillows, and place in the bathroom(URL HIDDEN) hamper.
Place used towels in the hamper.
Rinse and set used dishes by the sink.
Bag trash and recyclables.
Walk through the space to be sure you've not forgotten anything.
Place the key on the breakfast tray.
When the cold of a snow covered season tucks one inside, the persistent arrival of spring comes with such relief,...and then delight that bursts with summer's sunlight - onto our guests! We love the serene but vibrant getaway we have to offer our visitors - because we find it such a getaway ourselves! We've been known to plop in a tube, a canoe, or kayak, and laze down the Namekagon; or pack a weekly picnic and bike, or hike, or toss out a fishing line! We hope our love for our home catches you too - bringing you laughter, delight, and freshness to life!