Comments about The Lodge

Wonderful Relaxing Weekend! Guest: T October, 2014

Our family just had a wonderful relaxing weekend in the Lodge! It was so beautiful and comfortable that we never left the property. Had a lot of quality time with our three teens. Definately would love to come back again!

Perfect! Guest: N.S. September, 2014.

We stayed at the Lodge over Labor Day weekend 2014. This is an amazing rental property. We had plenty of room for our entire extended family. The dining room was excellent for family meals, and the sound system is GREAT. I LOVE that there is NO TV upstairs- this allows for almost a "retreat" type feeling. We enjoyed swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding on Echo Lake. The property is very secluded and quiet. Dan (owner) is extremely helpful and checks in to make sure you have what you need. The Tennis courts/Basketball hoops were fun for the adults and kids!! Thanks for a great stay! We will be contacting you again to rent again in the future!!

Perfect! Guest: T.V. September, 2014.

All went well this weekend and we had a wonderful time at The Lodge. It made a very memorable experience for our son's wedding and was perfect for the rehearsal dinner & gift opening as well as a great place for family to stay. We certainly will consider a return visit when we can relax more and enjoy all the Lodge property.

Amazing Time! Guest: N.S. August, 2014.

Our Family stayed for Labor Day weekend and had an amazing time! We enjoyed the sound system, tennis courts, and of course the beautiful lake! We look forward to coming back soon!

Wonderful Lodge! Guest: T.V. September, 2014.

Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful Lodge! It made the wedding even more memorable than we imagined. Our rehearsal dinner was super and the wedding party came after the ceremony for pictures. Awesome experience! We will surely come back againfor a family get togethe that will be more relaxing.

Thank you so much! Guest: T.J. September, 2014.

Thank You so much for sharing your AMAZING property with us!! We had such an incredible time and everything was just PERFECT!! We are already talking about our return visit!!

We Love it Here! Guest: Maille R. July, 2014.

Awesome! Guest: M.W. Palatine, IL. July, 2014

Dan could not have been more helpful. The Lodge was awesome! The lake was perfect. A weekend we hope to make an annual affair!

A Great Weekend! Guest: Madison, WI. July, 2014.

We had a great family weekend! The house was perfect. Each day started with breakfast and a dance party in the great room using the awesome sound system. The kids loved playing tennis and catching fish in the lake. Our triatheletes swam each day from the dock to the raft multiple times. There was no shortage of fun to be had..getting kids down for naps and sleep was impossible. Thankyou for a wonderful getaway. We already plan to return next summer!

Thank you! Guest: Christal July, 2014.

Thank you! My family left last night and I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful time we had. I really wanted to get the whole family together to a place where the focus really was being with each other and just enjoying the beautiful landscape around us. Normally, we are running from one place to the next when on vacation and I think we miss the boat so to speak. I've never seen my parents so relaxed and able to enjoy being with everyone and not worrying about the next outing we can plan. It was just what we needed. Thank you again. What a beautiful piece of heaven you have there!

Perfect! Guest: MW (Palatine, IL) July, 2014.

The weekend was perfect! Could not have asked for more. Great place! Perfect weather! Perfect setting! Great host! Talk to you later about next year!

Fantastic getaway-Perfect Family Christmas! Guest: Gina (Peoria, IL) December, 2013.

Our group had such a wonderful time at the Lodge for Christmas! We appreciated what a gracious host the owner is and the thoughtful gestures to ensure our group arrived safely in light of the winter weather. The Lodge itself is just stunning and all of the amenities are as pictured/described online. We enjoyed relaxing by the gorgeous fireplace each night after exploring the walking trails on the property during the day. We really enjoyed the Chef's kitchen and it came in handy when hosting our families for Christmas Eve and Day. We have nothing but great memories from our stay and look forward to booking our next little getaway to the Lodge!

Amazing Birthday Weekend at The Lodge! Guest: Alison (Milwaukee, WI) September, 2013.

I rented the Lodge for a long weekend in September to ring in a milestone birthday with my family and closest friends. The property was amazing and even more beautiful in person than the fantastic photos on the website. The kitchen was stocked with high end plates, glassware, silverware, & serving pieces, which was perfect for our meals throughout the weekend. All of my guests slept comfortably and there were plenty of towels, blankets, pillows, etc. We had great weather for taking the boats out, going for bike rides, playing tennis & horseshoes. While I unfortunately was never able to meet Dan, he was reachable if we needed him and was the perfect host. I can't wait to rent again!

Idyllic Getaway Guest: Jesse (Oostburg, WI) August, 2013.

Every year I take my extended family on a summer getaway to make memories. This year we chose The Lodge because our previous place had grown too small. Our group was nine, occasionally swelling to 11. We found this property far more than we had anticipated. It was ideal as we had several different age groups and needed the space to accommodate all of them. We were also blessed with friends (who r like family), who blessed us with their culinary skills. They and the rest of us were pleasantly surprised by the kitchen. The property blesses u with visions of the outside world whether u r inside or out. The architecture and furnishings of the home lend itself to a relaxing, and comfortable time. The lake, and the boating equipment available made fishing, swimming, and boating an enjoyable experience. Thank u so much for ur hospitality!!

Excellent Family Vacation House! Guest: Pamela (Eagon, MN) July, 2013.

Having spent 9 days at the Lodge, I would like to thank the owner for sharing his family "retreat" with us - the description was exactly as shown. The Lodge is very spacious and the kitchen is fabulous. My husband liked the location, just 15 minutes from Road America where he was racing. Being avid tennis players, my husband and one son enjoyed having a tennis court right outside and played nearly every day. All of my boys (4) loved the basement - pool table, fusball table and TV area. The large windows in the great room, gave lots of light and allowed our dog (Duke - 5# yorkie) to look outside when ever he wanted to. I liked the fact that the only TV was in the basement, much more peaceful in the great room. The WiFi was handy and the sound system allowed for relaxing listening.

The Perfect Vacation Spot Guest: Nancie (Rockford, IL) July, 2013.

Excellent getaway for 2 families-we loved the lake which was very clean and refreshing on our hot days. The living space was very spacious and comfortable for all and the kitchen was fabulous! Kids loved the tennis court, bb court, pool and foosball games too! We also loved the seclusion of the property. Over all, the Lodge was the perfect vacation spot and we would definitely recommend it. Five stars all around!

Everything was perfect! Guest: Sandie (Newton, Wisconsin) June, 2013.

I just wanted to send a note saying how much we enjoyed the lodge. Everything was perfect. There were a few aches and pains after the tennis and basketball games but I think we are all healed by now. You truly have a wonderful retreat place there at Steinthal. We were so glad that the lodge was close to our farm so we could travel back and forth as we need to. If you ever want to tour our farm, just give us a call and we’d love to show it to you. Thank you for sharing your place with our family.

Our best getaway EVER! Guest: Lele (Chicago)Date of Stay: 12/24/12 Review Submitted: 12/28/12

My husband and I live in Chicago but try to get out of the city - with our two dogs - for the holidays. We rented the Lodge for Christmas week this year with a couple of friends and had such an amazing experience that we don't want to leave! We've rented through VRBO many times and have got used to some owners "over-promising" about their properties. This was the first time our experience WAY exceeded our expectations. The house is awesome, and the setting is just beautiful. (Dan, the owner, thoughtfully arranged to have snow already on the ground when we got here so we could have a white Christmas.) As some of the other reviewers have noted, the kitchen has *really* nice appliances and was well-stocked, which the cooks in our group very much appreciated. Dan provided more than enough firewood, so we could keep the fireplace going all day - while we pretty much just sat in the great room, taking in the beautiful view through the floor-to-ceiling windows. (I would like to go on record as voting against putting a TV there, by the way; that room is perfect the way it is and I think adding a TV would just detract from how lovely it is.) And as if the property itself wasn't fantastic enough, so was Dan, who could not have been more considerate or helpful. (After his second or third conversation with Dan, my husband said, "Nicest guy. Ever.") We (and the pups) can't wait to return to the Lodge! Owner response:Thank you very much for your kind words. I was happy to have the snow prepared for your arrival! Have a very safe drive home and we look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future!

Cooked, Relaxed, Cooked, Relaxed and oh, did I say Cooked? What a Vacation! Guest: Jan (Michigan) Date of Stay: 10/05/12 Review Submitted: 11/12/12

The Lodge was thoroughly enjoyable...from its' design to the setting in the trees...from the Music available to the Wonderful Chef's Kitchen! One of the reasons we chose Steinthal was it's location - near water and trees & Door County. Another was the beautiful photos the owner had of the Lodge, showing the house and the surroundings. And yet another was the fact that 3 little members of our family were able to vacation there with us. We have 3 small pups that have been on each of our 3 vacations each year for the past 3 years. We always look for a beautiful home that will accept them...and Steinthal did. From the minute we walked into the Lodge, the pups seemed right at home. They took up their guard post at the glass entry doors and alerted us to every coming and going around! They loved their time outside too...going for walks and playing together. The owner called a short while after we arrived (he was not at home when we came in), just to make sure we had arrived safely and that everything in the Lodge was OK. Now, I must say, that was a first!! I loved the Kitchen. I love to cook and bake and with a Wolf Range, it was so much fun. I made yeast rolls for dinner one night and used the "Proof" setting on the smallest oven (sets to 85°) and that made things move along quite nicely, making the dough raise. Another morning, I made Pumpkin Cinnamon Yeast Rolls...again, using the "Proof" setting and the dough raised quicker than I'd ever had it do before, even in a warm kitchen at home. One evening I made dinner and we shared it with the Owner and his kids. They were most appreciative. The beds in the 2 upper bedrooms were very comfortable. Bathrooms were very nice, too. There was plenty of seating available (3 sofas and 2 arm chairs) in the main area of the Lodge, with windows all around, looking out at the trees and nature. With all the time I spent in the Kitchen, I was certainly thankful for the 1/2 bath located on the same floor. Downstairs was the Laundry, bathroom with Shower, and a main room with 2 queen size beds, bunk beds and a sitting area with the one TV in the house. There was even a Pool table in that room. We'd have loved a TV in the 1st floor Great Room. Since we don't go out much while on vacation, we do watch TV...and it would have been nice to do so in there, rather than the lower level with no view. Lots of stairs. All in all, we loved our vacation and we'd love to return again! Owner response:It was a pleasure having you and your four-legged family. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Steinthal. My children are still talking about the wonderful dinner you so graciously provided to us. I agree with your comments about the TV and plan on installing more over the winter months. Dan

Thoroughly Enjoyed! Guest: Jean Date of Stay: 09/01/12 Review Submitted: 09/08/12

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their stay at The Lodge. You are a very thoughtful host and your place is beautiful. Several people used the kayaks and enjoyed just sitting by the water. My husband and I even found time to play some tennis. My compliments to the designer, builder, and decorator of The Lodge. When I lay on the sofa in the Great Room and looked up, I was blown away. The ceiling is awesome! Thank you for sharing this special place.

The Perfect Getaway! Guest: crazy mom (Evanston)Date of Stay: 08/21/12 Review Submitted: 08/26/12

This was the perfect getaway! We had an amazing time in this INCREDIBLE home. We needed a quick vacation before the chaos of school (we have 4 boys - elementary school, middle school, and high school age) and work (I am a teacher) started and this was perfect for reading on the dock, listening to the amazing sound system in The Lodge, fishing on the boat, swimming out to the swim platform, and/or kayaking. The owner could not have been nicer! He really made sure everything was perfect and went above and beyond!! We hope to return. Thanks again for making everything so easy! This house is also very close to some great hiking and fishing which we experienced on our way home.

Guest: Erin (Chicago, IL )Date of Stay: 07/21/12 Review Submitted: 07/30/12

The Lodge was better than we could have hoped for!! Beautiful house and the lake was so much fun for swimming, fishing and kayaking. The kids loved spending a week here and rated it a 10!! Just wanted to thank you again.

Guest: Doug and Angela Date of Stay: 06/21/12 Review Submitted: 07/10/12

Hi Daniel, Just wanted to thank you again for your hospitality during our stay at your home. The kids (and adults) absolutely loved the fishing and boating, we all enjoyed tennis, and the home was a perfect place for us to spend the time together as a family. Thank you again; if we ever are in the area again looking for a place to stay, we will check your availability first! Everything was so great!

Guest: Patty Date of Stay: 06/11/12 Review Submitted: 06/27/12

Dan, Everything was so great! I will send some of the pictures that I took in case you would like to use them on your website. Matt's dad now wants to have a visit in WI so we will be booking next year for sure....hopefully 2 weeks next time!! Take Care!! Patty and family from Too Hot Texas!!!

Beautiful Setting Guest: hopforit (Sauk City, WI) Date of Stay: 12/30/11 Review Submitted: 05/05/12

We visited the Lodge this past winter for a family getaway. We enjoyed the snowy scenery of the hiking trail around the lake, and quiet picturesque rolling hills of the area. The cozy fireplace cannot be beat. The attention to detail throughout the Lodge create a truly amazing space that anyone can enjoy. We would like to come back during the summer months to check out more of what this area has to offer.

Great Home Base for Family Reunion Guest: Geilda P. (Cedar Rapids, IA.) Date of Stay: 09/02/11 Review Submitted: 04/12/12

Our family spent three days in the lodge at Steinthal. We were gathered for a small family reunion. Our age range was from 10 to 68. We found the lodge to be roomy and comfortable with a beautifully appointed kitchen facility. The grounds provided a small lake, a great tennis court, and lots of space for outside activities. Although we spent most of our time together at the lodge, we took a field trip to Lambeau Field to visit the Packers home and museum. The lodge was a perfect home base for our family!

Brewer Fan Guest: Brewer Fan (Wiscosnsin Rapids, WI) Date of Stay: 08/20/11 Review Submitted: 04/08/12

Would highly recommend!! Picturesque,natural surroundings with spring-fed lake. Quiet area would lend itself to bicycle enthusiasts. Pictures do not do justice to beauty of lodge. Lodge features very unique construction. It's a must see. Very comfortable, private sleeping accomodations. Kitchen in lodge is first rate...a connoisseur's dream kitchen. Owner is very attentive host, assuring our needs were met and ensuring a great experience. Owner response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Would love to have you back again in the future!