Lost Lake Private Retreat

St. Germain Vacation Rental on Lost Lake

About the Retreat

Looking for a classic Northwoods lake house vacation? CALL JACK 775-741-0132

A private family estate since the 1920s is now LOST LAKE PRIVATE RETREAT — a lake retreat for your getaway! This historic house was part of a private artist’s colony in the 1970s and ’80s. Original stand-up, whole log construction. Only a handful of this classic design remain in all the Northwoods.

Set among towering virgin White Pines and a nature preserve, this is a PRIVATE lakefront Retreat, with a long driveway through the woods, your own pier, swimming raft, fire pit and optional guest cabin (to add another bedroom and bath). Closest neighbor on one side is 500 feet away along the lake shore! The other neighbor is a walk through the woods to your friendly property owners.

Featuring two screened-in porches, a glass-walled dining room, large living room, three bedrooms (firm mattresses!), plus optional pull-out sofa sleeper and/or private guest cabin with full bath. Retro kitchen and baths — not luxury, but clean, functional and fitting for this nostalgic property. One guest commented that it’s “the kind of place where they’d film a movie—the kind of place you don’t want to leave.”

The Retreat includes rowboat, canoe, two mountain bikes. Friendly lake community … get to know locals and other vacationers at the twice-weekly waterfront softball games.

The Retreat is a 3300 sq ft home on 5 wooded acres, with over 500 feet of private sandy shoreline.

541-acre Lost Lake is a serious fishing lake — ranked as one of Wisconsin’s premier fishing lakes by “Badger Sportsman” magazine. Lost Lake recorded award winning musky the last two years. The lake is also great for waterskiing and pontoon boating. Lots of great hiking and biking in the immediate area.

Retreat is perfect for artists, retirees, nature lovers and other low-impact guests who will respect this historic house.

Need to spread out for additional family, or privacy? Rustic side cabin available, sleeps two, with full bath.


  • New central air conditioning
  • Gas furnace
  • Wireless internet
  • Large flat screen TV w/ local cable
  • DVD player and games
  • Small stacked clothes dryer
  • Small stacked washing machine
  • Iron & board
  • Linens provided
  • Inside use towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen (no dishwasher)
  • Coffee maker
  • Living room with step up separate day bed and desk area
  • Single car detached garage
  • Circle driveway with plenty of parking
  • Park trailers near separate garage where sign designates
  • Outside fire pit with free firewood
  • Large gas grill and Weber charcoal grill
  • 12′ Aluminum boat
  • Canoe and paddles
  • 2 bicycles


2018 Peak Rates

Main House
Weekly Rate**
(7 persons or less)
Add a Fold Out
Queen-Size Couch
(Add 2 persons to capacity)
Add the Side Cabin
(Required when booking
Main House w/ over 9 persons)
$2500 $150 $350
**Peak season rates run from the 3rd week of June through the 3rd week of August.
Side cabin includes 2 single beds and a shower stall bathroom.

2018 Off-Season Rates

Main House
Weekly Rate**
(7 persons or less)
Add a Fold Out
Queen-Size Couch
(Add 2 persons to capacity)
Add the Side Cabin
(Required when booking
Main House w/ over 9 persons)
$1800 $150 $350
**Off-season rates run from the 3rd week of May to the 3rd week of June & from the 3rd week of August to the 3rd week of October
Side cabin includes 2 single beds and a shower stall bathroom.

Important Information

  • All rentals run Friday to Friday.
  • Check-in time is 3 PM.
  • Check-out time is 9 AM.
  • No pets please.
  • A 10% county, town and state tax is charged in addition to the rate.
  • We do not accept credit cards.
  • We recommend reserving the side cabin if you party consists of more than 7 persons.
  • Please call or text Jack Peil – 775-741-0132 – anytime for additional information needed or to inquire regarding availability.

Lost Lake


Our stay this fall was fantastic!

Our stay this fall was fantastic. We walked and relaxed in the woods, and spent time on the Lake which is just a few feet from the house. The scent of pine, eagles flying overhead, the clear blue sky made this one of the most relaxing vacations ever.

Thanks, can’t wait to get back.


A wonderful escape for our family!

The amount of property and lakefront was more than we thought possible. And the home was much larger than the photo’s. What a beautiful historic home in the northwoods! The pier and waterfront is endless, and all to ourselves. The kids had such a great time. We will rebook every year.


Wonderful Relaxing Vacation

A beautiful home on a wonderful lake. This is a vacation spot that is perfect for a family or a couple that wants to go somewhere to relax and read. There are wonderful quaint towns nearby and the lake is perfect for all water sports. Great canoeing opportunities on the

Wisconsin river. Or just take a walk in the woods. It’s all there for you.



We LOVED our week in St. Germain at this beautiful, private, house. We enjoyed the beach including the eagles that flew around the property daily. We love nature so all the wildlife in the area was awesome. The spotless historical home with a 1920s feel was really fun to live in. The photos are great but I thought the house was even better than the photos. Jack and Linda (owners) were very friendly and helpful. I recommend this vacation retreat to anyone who wants a special, relaxing experience at a beautiful, private, quiet, retreat. We all feel rejuvenated!


Beautiful place!

This property was just what my family and I were looking for. The place was beautiful and enjoyable. We stayed for a whole week and didn’t want to leave. This house made us feel like home, everything we needed was there. Not a day past were we felt bored.

The house is in expellant condition, and has great history behind it. The place does look even more beautiful in person.

The lake it self was great also. We caught 4 pikes and 1 bass. Even if you fish from the dock you might catch something nice. The water is clear and clean and the girls went swimming on the hot days.

We did a lot of sightseeing. There are many eagles nests near the house and you will see many of them flying and sitting right near the house.

The owners Jack and Linda were very helpful through out the visit. They answered all the questions and recommended awesome places to see.

This property was amazing and BEAUTIFUL. Defiantly coming back again!

Vera D.

Long time coming

This review has been a loonnnggg time coming. From July 2015 actually; sorry for the late post. We’ve recently reviewed our vacation spots from the last 10 years (we take a memorable/ planned vacation once or twice per year, in Wisconsin). By far, this was rated the best spot with all family members! This lakeside home is beautiful; just incredible, much bigger than imagined and so full of history…especially for anyone with art/history interest. (Just so happens, I am an artist and so I ‘connected’ with the ‘history’ of the prior owners, they have awesome artwork/family history throughout). Decorated very comfortably and incredibly nostalgic, in excellent condition inside and out. For my husband & sons/friends, the fishing was incredible, found a crappy bed and pulled them out every few seconds! along with big walleye and bass. We found a bait shop in town & were able to bring back live crawfish for a crawfish boil at the ‘homestead’! Yum! So fun to teach a bunch of teenagers this classic tradition! The yard is wonderful, several private acres! Big campfire area, beautiful steps down to the pier. Incredible wildlife, saw deer almost every morning, also bald eagles, etc….YOU”LL love it, I’m positive!

Go into town for one of the best flea markets (St. Germain) & some of the best restaurants in the northwoods!

I personally would vacation here EVERY summer (if it were only my vote in this family).

Thank you!


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