Karel’s Kottages at the Woodlands: Hillcrest

A Sayner, Wisconsin vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 2
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Sleeps - 4
  • Pets Considered
  • On Pristine Plum Lake near Sayner
  • WEEKLY ONLY Weekly only, Saturday to Saturday mid-May through October

What do you get when you mix modern conveniences with turn-of-the-century old world charm? You get the Hillcrest cottage on Plum Lake in Sayner, WI - Nestled among giant hemlock, pine and hardwoods. Think yesteryear logging camp days with fresh living updates.

Hillcrest cottage is a quirky and endearing little 2 bedroom 1920's style Vilas County cottage where guests can relax, read, fish, boat and enjoy the "North Woods". It has a housekeeping kitchen and two screen porches to take in the Plum Lake views and pine scent air.


  • Pets Allowed
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Vehicle and Trailer Parking
  • Board Games
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • Fish Cleaning House
  • Playground Equipment
  • Deck or Patio
  • Firewood for Sale
  • WiFi Internet
  • VCR/DVD Player
  • Seasonal Rental
  • Available for Monthly Rental
  • Sand Beach
  • Canoe/Kayak

Unique Features

We have 2 Kottages at our lakeside resort, so if your group grows from 4 people to 10 you can rent neighboring cottages and still vacation together and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Northern Wisconsin! Norway (our 3 bedroom) and Hillcrest (our 2 bedroom) are situated right on their own private beachfront.

Our unique location in the Northern Highlands State Forest is perfect for silent-sport enthusiasts. Hillcrest Kottage on Plum Lake is in the heart of hundreds of miles of hiking and biking state-maintained trails. Take a tranquil walk or long cycling trip on the Heart of Vilas County Paved Bike Trail System which connect St. Germain, Sayner, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, and Mercer. It passes through Sayner.

Things To Do

Pack the fishing gear and shore lunch supplies because 1100 acre Plum Lake in Vilas County boasts beautiful gin-clear waters known for its trophy Muskie, Bass (both largemouth and smallmouth), Pike, Panfish and Walleye. A fish dinner over an open fire is part of cabin time at Karel’s Kottages at the Woodlands. Plum Lake is located just north of downtown Sayner and hosts the free water ski show (Plum Ski-ters) during the summer.

If you can’t get enough of lakes and the outdoors, I recommend putting Star lake on your trip list. Trampers Trail takes you along the very edge of Star Lake to deep inside the Plum Lake Hemlock Forest where you will experience exactly what it was like before European settlers arrived. I recommend taking a little road trip along Rustic Road 60 and State Highway 155 south of Sayner - watch for old logging camps, hiking trailheads, an old saw mill, plus local bars and restaurants!

Don’t miss the incredible shopping Up North. See what makes the small-town charm of Sayner-Star Lake so special and watch for some surprises like French fashions and vintage snowmobiles. Beautiful gifts, home decor, boutiques, stylish apparel, flea markets, quilt stores and of course all the outdoor gear you need.

Rates & Specials

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$650 - $1050 week

May, Sept, October $650/wk
June-August 1050/wk
Saturday to Saturday
**Since you book directly with Karel’s Kottages, rental rates are not inflated by third-party booking sites.

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Sayner, WI 54546
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