The Turtle

About The Turtle

Slow and steady wins the race! If you’re looking for a tranquil place with a view, our second cottage, “The Turtle” is the one for you! This cozy little one-level cottage was moved here from Turtle Lake, WI, and has received a total makeover. We’ve sprinkled in a few antiques, along with some adorable turtle decor to give this quaint lakeside cottage a charm all its own!

Summer Rates (June - October):

$150.00/night weekends

$125.00/night weekdays

$835.00/week up to 6 people (10% off)

Winter Rates (November - May):

$125.00/night weekends

$95.00/night weekdays

$650.00/week up to 4 people (10% off)

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I cant say enough good things about Turtle Cottage. Having stayed in numerous local places, these amenities were top notch. Wifi was quick enough to be able to complete some work from home work and stream shows. The bed was incredibly comfortable, and the bathroom was spotless. We will be back!! 🙂

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Cottage Information


  • Essentials
  • Air conditioning
  • Cooking basics
  • Dedicated workspace
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Free Wifi
  • Hot water
  • Shampoo
  • Iron
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke alarm
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Gas grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Private entrance
  • Backyard
  • Patio or balcony
  • Free parking on premises

Just in The Turtle:

  • 1 flat screen tv’s
  • Firepit and wood for campfires
  • 1 queen-sized bed
  • 1 queen sofa sleeper
  • Stone fireplace
  • 1 full baths
  • Full kitchen and dining

The Turtle Details

Transforming this little gem was a lot of hard work, but well worth it! The first thing we did was knock out a few walls to create an open concept,  which includes a full kitchen, dining area, and a living room with a cozy field stone fireplace built by Ted and our granddaughter, Bristine. It has one small bedroom with a queen size bed, a queen sofa sleeper in the living room, and a small bathroom with a vanity and shower. The focal point of this cottage boasts a large barnwood archway in the vaulted ceiling giving it a look and feel of being inside a turtle shell.  We added barnwood and cedar shakes to several walls giving it a warm rustic charm.  We left some of the knotty pine walls to give it a nostalgic feel of northwoods cabins of the past. You’ll enjoy the look and feel of the old Fir flooring as you walk barefoot throughout the cottage. The entire east side wall of The Turtle has windows allowing for a spectacular sunrise view of Tuscobia Lake!

The Lakeside Deck

You can enjoy eating/grilling on the lakeside deck, or relaxing by the campfire area that overlooks the waterfowl marsh in the foreground, and Tuscobia Lake in the background. You won’t want to miss watching the Bald Eagles flying in and out of their nest on Eagle Island, which is about 500 feet across the lake from the campfire area. Eagle Island is home to a large bald eagles nest that has been there for years!  When life gets too busy, come and slow down a bit at “The Turtle”!

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The Turtle was a wonderful place for our weekend away! Decorated nicely, amenities were excellent, perfectly located out of town for peace & quiet. Of all the Airbnb’s we’ve stayed at, Ted & Lori’s has far surpassed our expectations. Their thoughtfulness & care to make sure their guests have the best experience possible was evident and greatly appreciated! We will definitely be back for future visits! Thank you Ted & Lori!