Nestled in a snug harbor, this is the perfect cottage to launch your waterfront activities! Boating, fishing or jet skiing. With your own private launch, pier and dock … there is plenty of room for multiple boats or water toys. Enjoy a peaceful campfire in the evenings, roasting marshmallows and telling “fish tales” of the one that got away! Lay back on the wrap-around deck sitting high over the water and take in the gentle lake breezes and peaceful harbor activities. A beautiful view of the harbor as it channels off into three different directions. Listen to the lapping waves from the wooden swing at water’s edge. Gorgeous scenery and all the amenities of Castle Rock Lake! Within walking distance to the beach at Castle Rock County Park with facilities. Bring your basketball for a quick game of hoops.
Fish Tale Cottage offers your family or your gathering of friends and fishermen a lovely setting on 3/4 acres— with long drive leading to the water. This year-round cottage is perfect for enjoying spring fishing, colorful fall sights, and great ice-fishing in the protected harbor. Water views from the dining room and open living room with two sets of lakeside patio doors, and lots of natural lighting to enjoy your retreat!
There are 2 private bedrooms, with additional sleeping in the living area. The kitchen nook has a small breakfast bar and is fully stocked for your meal preparation. There is one full bath on this main living level. The walk-in level has a half-bath, laundry area, and garage access for your convenience.
Fish Tale is on an excellent location of Castle Rock. Only 3 minutes to beaches and fine dining. Partake in championship golfing at Lake Arrowhead. And only 10 minutes to Northern Bay Golf Course (featuring 7 holes replicating world-famous holes). Trails and hiking, canoeing, tubing, fishing, wildlife, horseback riding, snowmobiling, county festivals and events. Take in the attractions of the Wisconsin Dells … only 30 minutes drive! Or do some scenic traveling with a day trip to Spring Green, the Frank Lloyd Wright Center, House on the Rock, and the Elroy Bike Trail.
Relaxation or exhilarating activities — the choice is yours!
This home has a private boat launch and private pier, where you can dock your boat overnight.
Vacation Rental Policies
Payment may be made in the form of personal check, money order, certified, cashier's check or PayPal credit card processing. If using credit card, there will be an additional convenience fee per transaction. Final balance, tax and security deposit is due 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL and may be paid in the form of personal check, money order, or PayPal credit card invoice, which will be emailed to you.
Our standard rental period begins on Fridays, check-in anytime after 4pm ... and ends the following Friday at 10am, While we accept shorter stays, that stay must typically fall within the Fri-Fri timeframe (not branching between 2 weeks).
During the prime summer season, we have a minimum 4-night stay. During the value-season, we have a minimum 3-night stay. BOOK FOR 5 NIGHTS, RECEIVE THE 6TH AND 7TH NIGHTS FREE! Some owners may accept a shorter stay than minimum (short-stay cleaning fee will apply)
5.5% state and local tax (NO room tax)
Reservations cannot be held without a 50% deposit; refundable if cancelled with at least 60 days notice prior to arrival date (minus a 10% administration fee of the base rental amount). A refund with less than 60 days notice, possible only if home can be rented during that time.
Security Deposit... In addition to your rental charge, a security deposit is held on behalf of the homeowner & returned within 14 days of departure if no charges are accrued. The security deposit is equal to the prime season nightly rate listed above or a minimum of $400 (whichever is greater).
This amount is refunded within 14 days of departure, barring any damages or failures to comply with our rental policies. If damage to the premises occurs in excess of the security deposit, the primary renter agrees to be held liable and charges will be made to the credit card listed on the Guest Data Sheet.
If you are bringing a pet, there is an additional refundable pet security deposit of $100/per pet.
If owner will accept a stay shorter than our required seasonal stay, an additional short-stay cleaning fee of $160 will be charged.
If you are bringing a pet, there is an additional non-refundable pet fee of $50/per pet and additional refundable pet security deposit of $100/per pet.
In order to BOOK your reservation, you must call the Cottage Keeper to receive your unique reservation number. A reservation deposit of 50% of the total base rent is due within 10 days of booking.
Persons under 21 years of age must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
Bookings require a 2-week advance reservation.
Activities and Special Interests
This property provides access to the following activities and special interests:
» Horseback Riding
» State National Parks
» Wineries and Vineyards
Other Activities and Interests:
SWIMMING & BEACHES:
CASTLE ROCK COUNTY PARKS (Designated swimming area, playground, boat launch, camping)
Adams County / Daily vehicle sticker 608-339-7713
Juneau County / Daily vehicle sticker 608-847-7089
PETENWELL COUNTY PARK (Designated swimming area, playground, boat launch, camping)
Adams County / Daily vehicle sticker and boat slips 608-564-7513
WILDERNESS PARK (Designated swimming area, playground, boat launch, camping)
Juneau County (Petenwell) / Daily vehicle sticker 608-847-7089
FREE PUBLIC BEACHES & BOAT LAUNCHES THROUGHOUT
BIGHORN RANCH, Adams County 608-778-5551
RED RIDGE RANCH RIDING STABLE, Juneau County 608-847-2273
DOWNHILL, SNO-BOARDING & CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
(Listed in travel distance order - call for winter rates)
ROCHE-A-CRI STATE PARK (cross-country only)
WOODSIDE RANCH, Mauston 608-847-4275
CHRISTMAS MOUNTAIN, Wisc. Dells 608-254-3971
CASCADE MOUNTAIN, Portage 608-742-5588
NORDIC MOUNTAIN SKI AREA, Wild Rose 920-787-3324
DEVIL'S HEAD SKI RESORT, Merrimac 608-493-2251
RIB MOUNTAIN, Wausau 715-845-2846
FINE AREA RESTAURANTS
LAKESHORE (by boat or car... casual attire accepted in all)
CARLSON'S RUSTIC RIDGE (dinners, Sunday brunch) 608-339-6300
SPLASH (dinners, sandwiches) 608-339-3090
THE DIRTY TURTLE (bar & specialty sandwiches) 608-562-5931
SHIPWRECK BAY (bar & grill) 608-847-2401
THE LURE (bar & grill) Lake Petenwell 715-325-6555
ROMANO'S PIZZERIA (dinners, sandwiches) Lake Petenwell 715-325-6700
WOODBINE INN (dinners & buffets) 608-565-2122
BAY REST, Lake Petenwell (dinners, sandwiches) 608-564-7020
LAKE ARROWHEAD CLUBHOUSE (full menu) 715-325-3341
TRAIL'S END, Lake Arrowhead (dinners, sandwiches) 715-325-9898
ISHNALA SUPPER CLUB (fine dining/reservations) The Dells 608-253-1771
OTHER THINGS TO DO & SEE IN ADAMS & JUNEAU COUNTIES:
FAWN CREEK WINERY (wine, gifts, micro-menu), 608-253-4400
FLEA MARKET - every Saturday & Sunday during summer (Adams RR track)
GOLFING - Lake Arrowhead/Pines & Lakes (two 18-hole 4.5 star rated),
Mound View (9-hole), Castle at the Bay (18-holes, replica world-famous 9-holes)
Ridges (18-hole), Castle Rock (18-hole),
HUNTING - Public access lands, deer and wild turkey
SNOWMOBILING - Over 400 miles groomed and marked state and local trails
ATV - Developed ATV county trails
ROCHE-A-CRI MOUND STATE PARK - National Historical Register
BUCKHORN STATE PARK - Castle Rock Lake
THE McGOWAN HOUSE - Adams County Historical Society
Wisconsin Dells Attractions
Ringling Brothers Circus Museum
Necedah Wildlife Refuge
Sandhill Wildlife Area
Ho-Chunk Casino & Restaurant
House on the Rock
Frank Lloyd Wright Homes
Elroy Bike Trail
» Air Conditioning
» Internet Access
» Pets Allowed
» Cable/Dish TV
» Children Welcome
» Coffee Maker
» Full Kitchen
» Boat Dock
» DVD Player
Other Property Amenities
3 TVs (Satellite) including movie channels & DVD /
Wireless Internet /
Central air-conditioning /
Fully equipped kitchen / Breakfast bar /
Refrigerator / range / microwave /
Dishes / silverware / glassware /
Kitchen linens / pots and pans / bakeware /
Coffee maker / toaster / blender /
Bed linens / pillows / blankets /
Washer & dryer /
Large deck with furniture /
Gas barbecue grill /
Personal pier and dock /
Private boat launch /
Portable campfire pit /
Basketball hoop /