The best things in life are free.  Here you get famously fresh air every time you step outside on the deck of this beautiful 4 bedroom log home!  The Barnes area in Northwestern Wisconsin is known for its fresh air since it was discovered by Chicago tourists looking for a getaway destination with clear and clean air to breathe.  In fact, in 1928, Mrs. Beatrice Howard moved to this area from Chicago for health reasons and was granted the authority to form a post office at her Middle Eau Claire Lake property.  She named that post office Fresh Air, WI.  While that post office is long gone — the fresh air is still here!

This 2,730 SF lake home offers bedrooms and bathrooms on all 3 levels.  On the main level, the living room and dining area combine as the Great Room with a vaulted, open beam ceiling, a wood stove, stunning views of the island and the lake and access to the 35’ x 10’ deck.  The kitchen opens to the dining area and has a 4-seat breakfast bar, stainless appliances, a built-in cook top with lots of prep counter space and easy access to the 8’ x 5’ pantry.   A bedroom, full bath and laundry closet complete the main level.

The upper level is loft-style.  It includes a 16’ x 10’ bedroom, full bath and an office/den.

The lower level is fully finished with a 26’ x 14’ family room, two bedrooms, a full bath and a storage room.  This level walks out to a lakeside covered patio.

The full log home’s combination of electric baseboard and hot water in-floor heat keep this cabin toasty throughout the chilly season.  Mechanics include a private well, conventional septic and an electric water heater.

Store your boats, bikes, ATVs and snowmobiles in the heated and insulated 3-car garage!

Located in Potawatomi Estates, Island Lake is a crystal clear lake that encompasses 59 acres and is 51 feet deep.  The home sits on about an acre of land with 150 feet of south-facing sand beach frontage.  Island Lake is fantastic for swimming and fishing.  Residents of Potawatomi are assessed a $50 annual fee that allows use of the 3-hole golf course, the island beach and club house and also an RV park for guests.

Near ATV and snowmobile recreation trails, minutes from public hunting lands and great fishing on the 3,000+ acres of the Eau Claire Lakes Chain, this log retreat is made for an active family.  It also is very popular as a short term rental and can add a side income for you when you are not using it.

Contact King Realty to set up a showing of this beautiful home.  At least 24 hours notice is required to show this property because of the cabin’s rental bookings.

Directions:  In Barnes, take Barnes Rd. north to Ellison Lake Rd. Go left to George Lake Rd. Go right to Island Dr., and turn left  at stop sign.