We’ve found a vacation home custom-built for the skiing and biking family and custom-designed by a skier and mountain biker who understands what you need and want in your silent sports getaway.  The location is top choice because you have access to the Birkie Trail from your back yard!  If you mountain bike – you also have direct access to the famous CAMBA trail system. A Ski In! / Ski Out! home with Birkie Trail access is a rare find.

Built in 2010 this Arts & Crafts style 3-bedroom/2 full bath cottage is warm and welcoming.  Organic colors, beamed ceilings, the slab-stone fireplace in the living room and detailed lighting systems make the living space in this home cozy and relaxing.  A gorgeous 18 x 16 three-season porch that features a wood-burning stone fireplace, collapsible windows and a wood floor was recently added.  It has become THE favorite gathering spot in this ski/bike retreat.

The home’s setting is a beautifully wooded 5.6-acre parcel on a private road about 4 miles east of Seeley, WI.  There is a circular drive in, a covered porch entry and a detached 2-car garage.  View Survey Here

Custom work is found in each room.  There is a built-in day bed with under-storage and built-in shelving in the 16 x 20 great room.  The kitchen (14 x 13) boasts beautiful custom cherry cabinets and as well as a breakfast bar/ prep island and a 15 x 10 dining area with woodland views. The dining space opens through sliding glass doors to a covered deck/patio area.  The first floor full bath is prefaced by an entertainment station – ready to be set up as a refreshment bar.  The laundry area doubles as a ski waxing room and is designed for ski and bike storage. The first level rooms have cement floors with a rich, brown overlay.  Conveniences include central air and home audio/stereo wiring.  Another plus feature is the outdoor shower with hot and cold water that is also the perfect bike washing station.

The rustic birch flooring on the second level with its rich, golden glow contrasts nicely with the black metal stair railing and the dark metal wainscot accents on the stairway pine panel. There are 3 bedrooms on the 2nd level (12 x 9, 14 x 12, and 15 x 14), and all of them have large storage closets.  The 2nd level full bath has a lovely slate floor.  There is a bonus room (11 x 8) off the master bedroom that could be an office, a library, a nursery or extra guest sleeping space.

This home has achieved a Gold Star energy rating.  Some of the energy-saving features include a 95% energy-efficient, LP, forced-air heating system, an insulated floor system with Worsbo heating, an on-demand Reni water heater, low-flow Toto toilets, Marvin low-E windows and LED night lighting.

You will stay out on the trails longer when you can ski out / ski in from this vacation getaway in Seeley, WI.  The Birkie Trailhead, in Seeley, at Hwy OO is transforming as the new SC Johnson Family Outdoor Center is being built.  Soon – there will be a ski & bike bridge over Hwy OO!   Ski season is approaching  – don’t hesitate to contact King Realty to view this beautifully designed silent sports cottage in Birkie Country.

Directions:  From Seeley, take Hwy OO east 3.5 miles to Peterson Rd.   Right 2/3 mi. to Whippoorwill Ln. and right to 12094W.