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Butternut Lake Cabins

Wisconsin Rustic Lake Cabin Rentals  Prime Fishing  Family & Pet-Friendly  Secluded



You will love our four secluded log cabin rentals in the heart of Wisconsin's Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest on crystal clear, spring fed Butternut Lake.

Located in Forest County, Butternut Lake is 1,246-acres with a maximum depth of 42 feet. It is surrounded by National Forest  and 75% of the shoreline is undeveloped.

Riepenhoff's Butternut Lake Cabins are family owned and operated. We provide a traditional "up North" lakeside vacationing experience for families, fishing enthusiasts, and nature lovers of all interests.

Butternut is famous for its fine catches of smallmouth, walleye, northern pike, and panfish. Nearby you'll find great trout streams and lakes for musky fishing. Your northern Wisconsin cabin rental includes a 14 foot fishing boat.

With its gradual, sandy shores and clear water, Butternut is perfect for swimming and all kinds of water sports.

Right outside your cabin door the National Forest beckons while the nearby resort towns of Three Lakes and Eagle River offer further up north adventures.

Our Smallmouth, Bluegill and Perch cabins are relics of the late 19th-century logging era of Wisconsin.  While the Walleye is a replacement cabin, the Smallmouth, Bluegill, and Perch have survived and flourished as part of a fishing camp, family resort, private ownership and finally as our Riepenhoff Butternut Lake Cabins.


As stewards of the north woods, we strive to honor the history of the early camp days while providing a comfortable woodsy lakeside getaway for our guests.   Our goal is to offer a true up-north experience for families, fishermen/women and nature lovers of all interests.  With that in mind, we continually update and add improvements while making every effort to keep the charm of the past.  


The Walleye, Smallmouth, Bluegill, and Perch cabins all face the lake with short, gradual access.

Family owned & run, we take great pride in our cabins & work to ensure your stay is a positive memory maker!

The cabins are immaculately clean & completely furnished.



Riepenhoff's Walleye, Smallmouth, Bluegill, and Perch Cabins in the heart of the Nicolet National Forest are immaculately clean and completely furnished.

Bring your own sheets, towels, and paper products. We supply single-ply toilet paper to ensure best functioning of our septic system.

All Cabins Include


  • Kitchen: Stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, coffee filters, cooking utensils, pots, pans, slow cooker.

  • Bedrooms: mattresses covers, pillows, bedspreads/comforters, alarm clocks. BYO sheets, blanket, or sleeping bag.

  • Living Room: DVD players, fans, heaters, lanterns, candles, radio, assorted board games & puzzles.

  • Wall thermostat controlled cast-iron propane fireplaces

Walleye Cabin Extras

32" HD TV

Telephone for local use (cell phone reception is sparse - purchase a phone card to make long distance calls)

Lake Fun


  • Two 14 ft aluminum fishing boats

  • Canoe

  • 3 kayaks

  • Paddle boat

  • Oars, anchors, & life jackets 

  • 2 Paddle boards

  • Assorted water toys

  • Electric pump for inflatables

  • Swimming raft

  • Fish cleaning house with running water

  • Boat docking pier with bench for every 2 cabins

  • Electrical outlet accessibility from shoreline for recharging boat batteries & using electric pump for inflatables

Outdoor Amenities


  • State-of-the-art sauna

  • We allow pets with restrictions

  • 4 minutes from Butternut Lake's public boat launch

  • Two shoreline campfire pits

  • Gradual clear, sandy shore - no muck, no weeds!

  • Each cabin has its own Weber charcoal grill & picnic table

  • 75% of Butternut Lake's shoreline is undeveloped

  • Numerous photo opportunities

  • Cabin wildlife views of loons, deer, eagles, hummingbirds, otters, and more

  • Hammocks & gliding swing for lazy afternoons

  • Assorted basic bikes & tire pump

  • Open field for games: bocce ball, croquet, Frisbee, baseball/softball




Please request access to the Sauna when you book your rental.




Famous for exceptional fishing opportunities, Butternut Lake is teaming with plenty to go around for kids and pan fishermen alike...


Fine catches of:

Smallmouth bass


Northern pike

Jumbo perch


Nearby you'll find  great trout streams and lakes for musky fishing.

The lake is 1,246-acres with a maximum depth of 42 feet. It is surrounded by National Forrest, and 75% of the shoreline is undeveloped.

Water Sports
Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Paddle Boating


Access water sports just steps from your cabin door. Our shoreline is crystal clear with a gradual, sandy shore. We have 2 piers, two 14-foot aluminum fishing boats, a canoe, 3 kayaks, a paddle boat, 2 paddle boards, assorted water inflatables, and a swimming raft. There are plenty of water "toys" for everyone.

Numerous National Forest lakes surrounding Butternut offer additional opportunities for water sports, swimming, and picnicking.

Biking & Hiking


Just step outside the cabin door. The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest's scenic roads provide dozens of sight seeing and biking opportunities. Numerous marked forest trails offer hiking and wild berry picking.

Activities Nearby


A short 15 miles to the resort towns of Three Lakes and Eagle River, you'll find:

Shopping Movie Theaters Art Galleries  Internet Cafes Restaurants• Golf Courses

Go-Carts Horse-back Riding Rafting Antiquing Thrifting Winery Souvenir Shops • Farmer's Markets Seasonal Festivals & Special Events


Please download and read through our regulations and renter's information to learn more about our cabins and ensure your stay is relaxing and enjoyable!

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