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Mielke Cottage - Shawano Lake

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9 guests4 bedrooms5 beds1.5 baths
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Great location
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The Mielke Cottage on Shawano Lake is a great destination for family vacations in the summer or getaways year round. The cottage is a 100-year old Hemlock timber summer cottage with a 900 square foot addition: a heated and cooled modern living space artfully designed to capture the ambiance of the original cottage.

The space
The Mielke Cottage was built in 1903 by Frank Edward Mielke, a dentist in Shawano. The building was very basic: walls that “breathed” (hence, no rotting), one big main room with fairly large dining room and big table on the northeast side, three bedrooms upstairs, a “lean to” kitchen on the north side with huge wood stove and ice box (the ice man came every morning), a pump on the back porch, and an outhouse.

Frank’s son Edward Frank Mielke brought his family to the cottage every summer in the 1930s and 1940s. His grown children and their families used the cottage as a summer vacation home throughout the following decades.

In 2003 Edward's youngest son William Connell Mielke started to modernize the 100-year-old structure. He built a new foundation for the cottage, moved the cottage back two feet from the water to adhere to zoning regulations, and built a 900-square-foot addition. To maintain the look and feel of the original building, he sourced native Hemlock trees and had them custom milled to the dimensions used 100 years earlier. The addition is fully insulated, but with an interior that mimics the basic construction of the original building, creating a unified look and feel throughout the cottage.

Guest access
The Mielke Cottage is on its own plot of lakefront property. Guests have access to the entire house and grounds.

Other things to note
The Mielke Cottage is just East of the County Park. It's an easy walk from the cottage to the park playground.
The Mielke Cottage on Shawano Lake is a great destination for family vacations in the summer or getaways year round. The cottage is a 100-year old Hemlock timber summer cottage with a 900 square foot addition: a heated and cooled modern living space artfully designed to capture the ambiance of the original cottage.

The space
The Mielke Cottage was built in 1903 by Frank Edward Mielke, a dentist in Shawano. The building was very basic: walls that “breathed” (hence, no rotting), one big main room with fairly large dining room and big table on the northeast side, three bedrooms upstairs, a “lean to” k…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

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Indoor fireplace
Smoke alarm
Dryer
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
TV
Carbon monoxide alarm
Free parking on premises
Washing machine

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Shawano, Wisconsin, United States

The north shore of Shawano Lake is a great vacation getaway location.

Hosted by Steve

Joined in July 2016
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $280