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3 bedroom, 2 bath on Meta Lake
Make memories and traditions among the towering pines and peaceful lake!  Porch in the Pines is set on Meta Lake just a few miles south of Eagle River and at the end of a private road. Wake up to beautiful lake views, soaring trees and bountiful wildlife. Sleeps 8-10

This 1700 sq. foot lake home resides on a 1/2 acre of wooded land that is level to the water. This is literally the view from the porch! Whether you're watching the kids play on our sandy beach, jump off our anchored swim raft, fish off the pier or roasting marshmallows at the firepit, you have the assurance they will be right where you can see them! We offer plenty of water toys too, featuring a rowboat, canoe, 2 kayaks, 2 Stand Up Paddle boards and a 2 person paddle boat, all included with your rental. With a depth of 25' Meta Lake is known for BlueGill, both Large and Smallmouth Bass as well as Walleye.  Meta Lake does not have a public boat launch, so if you wish to bring your own boat, we will direct you to a contact we have made on the lake, who will allow you access via their property.


The home is located near the end of a private, dead end road. Ample parking is available for vehicles and boats with trailers.  There's a ramp from the driveway that leads onto the covered area of the porch and then to the main entry. Once inside you'll notice the expanse of the open concept that includes the dining area, kitchen and living room. The vaulted cathedral ceiling exposes the 700 square foot carpeted sleeping loft complete with two twin beds and one queen. There's also a full bath on this upper level with shower stall. The view from the loft overlooks the lake where the early morning sunrise paints an indescribable landscape!


On the main level of the home you'll have the option to choose from two bedrooms and a full size bathroom. One bedroom offers a queen size bed while the second bedroom provides two twin beds. The bathroom features include an extra wide doorway for wheelchair accessibility with the ability to roll up to the sink. Both bathrooms provide plenty of counter space but this main level is equipped with the tub.


With tongue and groove cedar throughout the home, Porch in the Pines wraps you in the warm ambiance of the Northwoods. Because of it's openness, being together, catching up and enjoying each others company is easy and comfortable whether preparing a meal, watching the big game or snacking at the dining room table. Let the good times spill through the oversized sliding patio doors onto that huge wrap around porch, and you'll have plenty of space to accommodate everyone's favorite ways to relax!


Our kitchen is fully equipped with all the basics, like a toaster, microwave and coffee maker, but also furnishes a few vacation amenities like a blender, griddle and crockpot. Nicer still is the oversized refrigerator and a dishwasher.  The large kitchen island is highlighted by the sink that faces lakeside. Enjoy that great view, even while cooking!


For the occasional rainy day, light a fire in the wood burning fireplace, and choose from an array of games, books and puzzles. We offer a flat screen TV with Direct TV as well as a TV in the main bedroom.  Both have DVD  players and several movies are offered for your viewing pleasure. The furnishings are fresh, clean and comfortable with two recliners and a queen sofa sleeper and of course, with those large windows, even rain can provide a lovely backdrop while making vacation memories!


While we emphasize how relaxing your stay will be, if it's an action packed adventure you're searching for or a combination of the two, know that you are centrally located to many of the attractions the Northwoods beckons you to try your hand at. The are several public boat launches on the nearby Chain of 28 Lakes, and several marinas that will rent you wave runners, speed boats, etc. There's horseback riding, go karting, mini golfing, nice gift shops, excellent restaurants, there's movie theaters and grocery stores, bait shops, golf courses, bars and there's shops that will rent you bikes for the miles of paved bike and hike trails stretching across Vilas County.


Lots of adventure awaits you in all directions. There's winery tours, farmer's markets and even a few casinos less than an hour away. We're about 30 miles off the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, so consider a fun filled day trip where you can hike Bond Falls or take a scenic drive through the Porcupine Mountains as it winds along the shores of Lake Superior. You'll encounter lots of quaint little towns along the way, each with something unique to share.


 A stay at Porch in the Pines promises an unforgettable vacation experience year after year!

2020/21 Rates

Spring 4/1/21 to 5/27/21


Memorial Day 5/28/21 to 5/31/21


Early Summer 6/1/21 to 6/19/21


Summer 6/20/21 to 8/14/21


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Late Summer 8/15/21 to 10/2/21

$1900.00/Week $315.00/Night

Fall 10/4/20 to 12/22/20


Winter 12/23/20 to 3/31/21


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Porch in the Pines - Base Rate 8 People.

Includes: 2 queen beds, 4 twin beds and one queen sofa sleeper in the living room -  Sleeps 8-10.

  • Brand new kitchen appliances for 2020!

  • WiFi

  • Fresh bed linens, pillows and blankets

  • Hand & Bath Towel / per guest

  • Direct TV in living room

  • 2 TVs, with DVD player

  • Collection of games, books, puzzles, movies

  • Ceiling fan in main level

  • Electric fans in each bedroom

  • High Chair

  • Pack N' Play (sheets NOT included)

  • Wood burning fireplace

  • Queen Sofa sleeper with linens

  • Huge wrap around porch with outdoor seating

  • New Gas Grill in Fall, 2020, extra propane provided

  • Private dock

  • In ground fire pit (wood not provided)

  • Level walk to the water

  • Shallow, sand bottom for swimming

  • 14' Rowboat/fishing boat w/oars

  • (8) adult life jackets

  • 3 person Canoe

  • 2 kayaks

  • 2 person paddle boat

  • Swim Raft

  • 2 Stand Up Paddleboards

  • Walleye, Bass & Bluegills, also excellent ice fishing

  • Lakeside beach & firepit

To determine a weekly rate not listed, multiply nightly rate by 6 nights - 7th night is FREE!




  • 25% deposit required with reservation. All rates subject to state & local tax.

  • 3 night minimum stay in off season

  • Extra people over number shown add $20 per night or $100 per week.

  • PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT:  Personal Check--Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

  • Credit cards accepted for deposits. Credit cards used for paying the balance of your bill will be assessed a 3% convenience fee.

  • Memorial Day to Labor Day Check In time: 3:00 p.m. on Sunday; Check Out time: 9:00 a.m. on Sunday

  • Off Season Check In time: 3:00 p.m. Check Out Time 10:00 a.m.

  • Life vests & a cushion are required if you plan to go boating

  • Some dogs permitted for an additional non-refundable fee and a signed pet agreement

  • We do not provide toilet tissue/toiletries, garbage bags or paper products. Please plan accordingly. 

  • Prime Time Summer rentals available weekly only from Sunday to Sunday!

  • Between June  &  August, partial week rentals will be considered ONLY IF the home is vacant at 21 days prior to arrival.


Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is necessary the deposit will be refunded (minus a $100 handling fee) ONLY IF WE ARE ABLE TO RE-RENT THE CABIN.

Porch in the Pines - Located at 784 Metaloon Trail in Eagle River. From the south, take Highway 45 north towards Eagle River. Take a right on Evergreen and follow it to Meta Lake Road. Turn left on Meta Lake Road. As you follow Meta Lake Road, it will bend to the right, be watching for Metaloon Trail on your right. It will say Private Road and Dead End. Take Metaloon Trail to 784. It'll be a left turn into the driveway.

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