Due to high water levels there is a No Wake order in place on Kusel Lake until further notice.
Beautiful lake home
Everything you need is provided! Plenty of space! Really beautiful lake home!
Loved our autumn getaway at Lasting Memories!! beautiful, well-cared-for home with all the amenities we needed to have a blast! plenty of propane for the grill and firewood. easy and thoughtful check-in process. great views! can’t wait to come back.
We spent a weekend here in mid-September and held a small wedding ceremony with about 30 of our closest family and friends attending. We had such a difficult time finding a suitable place to hold our special day with COVID going on, but this property more than delivered! The backyard worked perfectly for us and had an incredible backdrop of Kusel Lake for photos. The house itself is massive and was more than enough for 3 families and a couple friends to stay in, and there is also a campground and several hotels nearby where the rest of our group could easily stay. Plenty of kitchen utensils/equipment for making meals, and the hot tub was the perfect place to relax with a couple drinks. The owners even stopped by the day after our wedding and gave us a wedding card and were the nicest people!! Can't recommend this property enough. It will forever be a special place in our hearts and we can't wait to come back! Book it now before somebody else does!
We had a great time. Kayaking and canoeing was fun experience for us. There are plenty of pots pans and other kitchen supplies even some salt and seasoning too.
Perfect place for a family getaway. Everything you need is on premise.
We had a wonderful weekend at this lake house! The log home was updated, clean, and extremely comfortable for our group of 11 people. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything from dishes and cups to ziploc bags, crock pots, and baking pans. There were plenty of towels, and we appreciated the little touches like nightlights in the bedrooms and shampoo/shower gel dispensers in the shower. The upstairs and downstairs living areas gave the adults and kids their own spaces to hang out. The large deck overlooking the yard and lake was a favorite spot for morning coffee. Outside, our group had a blast with the kayaks, stand up paddle boards, pedal boat, and swimming platform. The water was clean and clear with a sandy bottom. The hot tub was a cozy spot to warm up after a dip in the cool lake. The owners responded to our emails quickly and professionally. Our weekend was perfectly comfortable and relaxing, and we hope to go back someday!
Lasting memories was everything our Girls Trip of 10 ladies could hope for! Bonnie and her husband were amazing and accessible. The house is utterly amazing and tons of amenities to enjoy the beautiful lake! Thanks again.
The beautiful clean log home was just what our family needed to relax, swim, kayak, paddleboard and enjoy each others company in a safe big home. We had enough room for everyone to spread out and enjoy the outdoors. Great wooded setting on clean lake.. House was equipped with everything you need from all kitchen stuff to outdoor water toys even a water raft that we used all week. I highly recommend for a wonderful family get a way!
We just loved our stay in Wild Rose at "Lasting Memories"! The property was perfect for us, the home was large enough for 20 plus our dog who loved the property too. The home is beautiful and well cared for, just as advertised. And communicating with the owners was easy and clear. They put a great touch on the home and made our stay very comfortable. The even provided wood and kindling to start the campfire. Also, the lake was so enjoyable complete with dock, paddle boats, paddle boards, and canoes! We highly recommend and will be back to enjoy again! Thanks Lasting Memories!
We had a blast
Our family rented this house for a week and took full advantage of the lake for fishing and swimming, the large house and multiple seating areas for meal times and game nights, as well as the many other amenities. It fit our large group well with several bedrooms and sleeping areas for the whole crew. We had a blast and plan to be back next year!
A great place for a large family that loves the water. All as advertised. Would highly recommend. I hope to do it again.
So many amenities! Lasting Memories is what you will make at this lake home, boating, fishing, smores on the firepit, grilling on the deck, foosball tournaments with the family, quiet area - great for taking walks, plenty of parking. Family and Friend time away from daily life!
This place was just fantastic
This place was just fantastic for our group of 17 women for a 40th birthday party. We did tons of laughing, game playing, and relaxing! There is plenty of room for all to spread out and enjoy each others' company. The house was clean and the beds were very comfortable. Great memories were made.
This is a beautiful and spacious property
A gem. It had all the amenities needed. A great time was had by all. My brothers and nephews really enjoyed the hot tub. They also enjoyed ice fishing on Kusel lake. Bonnie, the property owner is first rate. She was readily available to answer any questions.
/s/ Mary Jo
The house was perfect for our time away
The house amenities (including the hot tub) and the walking trails nearby offered a relaxing getaway for the entire family. Bonnie was a tremendous host in working through the pandemic chaos to keep us safe and help us enjoy a time away. Would highly recommend both the house and the host.
Due to all of the craziness happening in the world in March 2020, we ended up delaying our trip to be closer to home for family - but Bonnie and her folks were very communicative and understanding -- and also reassuring about additional cleaning measures that they were taking. They seem like first-rate hosts and we look forward to rescheduling with them down the road!
We had a great experience beginning to end. Everything that we wanted out of our mini vacation, we had at this cabin /location. I would highly recommend this property and management company. Thanks for everything!
This home is amazing
Bonnie is such a great hostess and this home is amazing. We had so much fun- it was a perfect place for 15 friends to get together and catch up. It was so comfy and homey- tons of storage for food (important for 15 people), all the essentials were provided, big coffee maker (also important for 15 people), and tons of room to spread out. We loved our stay and may just have to make it annual!
Gorgeous clean and beautifully decorated lake home! Spacious and comfortable. Everything you need in kitchen, laundry, bathrooms and bedrooms! Great communication! Highly recommend!
Cabin was well equipped with supplies. Plenty of room for multiple families. Very clean. Nice hot tub.
The lodge was perfect for our meetings and we had a fantastic stay!
What a beautiful vacation spot! Gorgeous view, peaceful oasis, room for everyone. Great amenities, they thought of everything, very homey, super clean and decorated great for the holidays. Can’t wait for our next stay. :)
3 generations of our family from 3 different states gathered together for a weekend of Christmas festivities; complete with gift exchanges, Christmas carols, a cookie baking competition, a fire roaring inside and out, and lots (and lots) of old traditions honored and new memories made. We received amazing correspondence from the property managers leading up to our time together and they even hand-delivered extra chairs for us when I requested it. The house was tastefully decorated with holiday decor, complete with a beautiful tree that held the overflowing gifts. Every amenity was taken into careful consideration and we were never at lack for an item or accommodation. The kitchen was impressively stacked with every dish/bowl/pot/pan and utensil you would need! Young families: We had several toddlers with our group and the house came equipped with a baby gate, pack n play, crib, high chair and an extra toddler safety bed gate as well. Be prepared to leave the stress of the "real world" behind and hunker down for a gorgeous respite.
One of the best
This cabin was by far one of the best we have stayed at. The kitchen was fully stocked with appliances and utensils. There was a lot of room and the cabin was well kept. The hot tub was perfect and maintained. We will definitely we staying again for the summer months.
We loved the rental
Thanks for opening up your home. It was the best rental we stayed at. Also thx for stocking all the necessities!
We had a great time!
This is a huge house, making it well worth the value for a large group. Tons of amenities and activity suggestions and fully stocked with everything we needed to celebrate our 6th annual friends-giving. We had a great time!
This house is perfect for big gatherings!
The lake was beautiful and the house was very warm and cozy! Bonnie and Misty were always on top of communicating to us when we needed it. They answered any questions we had and ensured everything was good to go for our stay. We definitely recommend this place to others!
/s/ Sarah B.
We had a great time at Lasting Memories
The house is very spacious and represents the photos and description well. The lake is very peaceful. There's plenty of things to do at the cabin, you never have to leave. Would visit again!
/s/ Alex K.
Your group is the absolute best to work with.
/s/ Bill J
We had such a great time!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Such a wonderful place for childhood friends to gather to celebrate our birthdays!
Nice accomodations, room for all of my family (Girl’s weekend- 3 generations)! Your place will be in our memories! Thank you!
What an amazing place
We were able to come to and enjoy a family weekend. Plenty of room. All the toys that cae with it (canoe, kayaks, paddleboat, paddleboards, row boat; we took advantage of al of them. Thank you.
What an amazing place
Soooo glad and full of so much love being here with these amazing women in my family! Thank you for allowing us to gather in such a beautiful place!
Your home has been an incredible space for our family to rejoice, rejuvenate, and plan. We appreciate the great care you put in preparing the house for us. It’s a dream home away from home for all of us.
Had an amazing time at this beautiful home! Brought a bunch of us together for labor day weekend for a reunion, and couldn’t be happier. Thank you for opening your home up to us.
Wonderful home and room
We are a group from NE IA that go on a motorcycle trip every year. Love having a home base to come back to in the evening. Wonderful home and view.
Thank you for a lovely experience
The house and area are beautiful, and appreciated. Thank you.
We had the most incredible vacation here, can’t wait for the next time.
/s/ The Hamilton’s
Thank you for a truly memorable experience
The home was perfect for our large family. We enjoyed the lake, campfires, a lot of good sunshine. Thank you for sharing. Lasting Memories Log Lodge truly describes our experience here! With much gratitude! Thank you!
/s/ The Brodeman’s
We enjoyed our time here!
Had a great famiy reunion! Swimming, paddelboarding, kayaking, and so much more. WE all had a wonderful time & will have lasting memories from our time here! Thank you!
/s/ Abrahamson, family
WE absolutely loved our time here!
We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect place to spend quality time together as a family. Thank you for sharing this beautiful home on such a gorgeous lake. We made sure to enjoy every possible moment we could on the water (all of us-even the grandparents)! Many, many thanks!
/s/ The Prudlow family
This was the perfect place to bring our family to for vacation. Your home is beautiful and we felt right at home. We had a great time.
Thank you for the greatest place ever. We enjoyed every bit of it.
50 Years Strong!
50 years ago a feisty red head looked for a sign to stop a certain wedding :) Those signs did come, but after the vows and rings had already been exchanged.. There was a tornado, a broken arm on the waitress, and a dead car (: However, 50 years, 4 kids, and 9 grandkids later the love is still strong and so many memories made! This week was a wonderful celebration of the life they made together. Thank you for letting us gather from all over the country to be with Gramma and Papa!!
Great House, water was awesome. Kids loved the lake and the boats! Thanks for having us.!
/s/ The Joyce Family
The house is absolutely stunning
We had a great time & enjoyed all the amenities in the house.
I love this place!
I am soo glad I got to come. Your beds are sooooooooooo comefy! Thank you!
Thank you for such wonderful accomodatiions. We had three families here and your house suited us perfectly! We enjoyed the beautiful lake!
The home suits our family perfectly. All the cousins got together for the first time in a long time.
/s/ The Williams'
The Lakehouse was fantastic and everything we hoped it would be. We had a group of about 20 people and everyone was able to sleep comfortably. It also had everything you could want for the weekend; including a fully stocked kitchen, conoes/kayaks, games, and the list goes on. With a large group the value can’t be beat. Do recommend!!
Loved the view
Home was very clean. Loved the deck with the view of the lake. More then one coffee pot was a plus, there were 10 of us. Some us were commenting our grandchildren would like this too.
/s/ Victor C.
The place is exactly what it looks like in the photos
Its the best airbnb for a getaway from Chicago for a larger group. Thanks for being a great host.
Great place with great views nice getaway.
Our stay was amazing in this home! The view was excellent for the lake and the layout was beautiful for the interior. The owners were easy to get in contact with which made the stay even better. Will definitely go back.
/s/ Timothy H.
Great home that is very clean and spacious
Thanks for everything Bonnie. Your home accommodation's and cleanliness were superb. The layout of the home was perfect for my large family of 8 adults and 4 children under 4 years old.
So many great memories at Lasting Memories!
Once again Detjens did not disappoint! We’ve been booking Detjens properties for winter weekends for about six years now and the service they provide is always great. Easy booking process and quick responses for questions or concerns. I should also add that this past time, my husband left his wallet and they reached out right away to let us know and popped it in the mail to us. We were very appreciative!
While this year we were at Lasting Memories, I can say that all the properties we’ve stayed at are always clean, have well-equipped kitchens for cooking and plenty of plates, cups etc for a group of 20.
Lasting Memories has tons of pantry space, lots of games and puzzles, great hot tub, warm fireplace, nice bar area, quiet bedrooms, two big tables for eating and games, easy access to the lake, a great outdoor fire pit, and overall very spacious with lots of places to lounge around. The foosball table is always utilized quite a bit for competitions.
The driveway was plowed very well and the back area was shoveled with the steps leading down to the lake cleared of ice and snow, which pleased my ice fishing family. Most of us ventured down to take a walk around the frozen lake and enjoy the sun when it came out. We will definitely be back!
Beautiful house, comfortable beds. Owners available.
/s/ Maggie L.
The house was clean, spacious and well equiped!
Everything was perfect. We had a large group and still did not feel trapped or cramped. We stayed over the Christmas holiday and the owner even had a tree set up for us!
/s/ Malissa R.
Amazing property clean organized they thought of everything!
/s/ Malissa R.
Beautiful secluded cabin
Comfortable and spacious. Loved the master suite. Beautiful views over a quiet lake.
/s/ Amie N.
Thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend
My group of friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at this cabin. What a beautiful space with high ceilings, tons of communal space and seating, clean rooms and a wonderful view of a lake from the main living room. It was a perfect space to house my large group of friends and we even had extra beds that were not used! We also had a wonderful time using the hot tub outside with the cold weather. We will definitely be looking into coming back in summer so we can take advantage of the beautiful lake. Thanks so much!
Great weekend getaway
We really enjoyed our stay at Lasting Memories. The layout was great for our group of 12. We had plenty of room to play games and hang out for meals upstairs and have some room for movies and the fireplace downstairs. The hot tub was new and worked really well. It was great even in the cold. The location of the house was convenient yet secluded enough to feel like you were up north. I would recommend this place for large groups, the kitchen was well stocked for our cooking needs and the view from the great room across the lake was beautiful. Again Bonnie and Misty were very helpful with any questions and concerns we had. This is our third year staying at their properties and we'll be back next year.
/s/ Kathryn N.
Perfect home for a large family retreat!
This is the second home we've stayed in that Bonnie and Misty rent. We have had a wonderful experience both times and will definitely be returning. They offer clean, comfortable lodgings and consider our every need. The home accommodated my multi family Christmas retreat in a way that gave us each a little separate time. Which is usually a good thing with the late hours that tend to happen when we're having fun. The home is nicely furnished and the view is beautiful. The hot-tub was a big hit and the game room downstairs allowed the kids to have a little freedom without bugging the adults. They pretty well thought of all ours needs and even had things we had forgotten to bring. Bonnie and Misty were even kind enough to leave the Christmas decorations up so that we would have a true Christmas feel.
/s/ Billie S.
It was the perfect weekend on many levels
Our family had an amazing time. Memories to cherish forever and laughter, unforgetable. Honestly, it was the perfect place for the perfect time for our family. One of the fan's of the house ...
The fact that there are 3 bathrooms!! Yesss!
All the extra touches, blankets, lots of kitchen utensils.
Space and everything.
We had youth leadership retreat this weekend and had a wonderful time
The house was beautiful, along with the outdoor view. The hot tub was a great way to relax and we really enjoyed it. Thank you for heling to make this a great weekend.
/s/ Mai, Beth, Chuey, Panz, Kimberly, Matthew, Chang, Kai, Johnny, Charles, Chuck, Nathoo, William, Mike, Mayirah, Ka, Aleana, Ethan, and Enya
We had the most wonderful girls' weekend here on Kusel Lake
We loved staying here and also having dinner (fish fry) at the Red Fox!
/s/ Brittany, Mandy, Kate, Jenny, Cheri, Katy, Caroling, Carrie, Molly, and Emily
Perfect Log Cabin Retreat for Large Group
The home was well equipped with everything we needed for the weekend. We had 16 guests and there were plenty of bedrooms and space for everyone to be comfortable. The lake was frozen over so we couldn't enjoy any water activities but there was a nice dock that would be perfect for summer boating. 8 person hot tub was great for a relaxing end to each evening. Would recommend staying here for any large group.
/s/ Cody B..
It couldn't have gone any better
It was my family’s first time doing something like renting our an Airbnb to celebrate. It couldn’t have gone any better thanks to the beautiful scenery, spacious house, and hosts who believe in the importance of making memories that will last a lifetime. So many laughs, jokes, and sentimental moments were shared in this comfortable Airbnb home.
Thank you for sharing your stunning home
We could not have been happier with out stay here.
/s/ Kathy & Jim
We made some amazing memories in this home!
The house was beautiful and has a spectacular view
The rooms were cozy and quiet. It was a very relaxing experience. The lake was very peaceful and tranquil. The water was so calm. It was fun watching the wildlife from the dock. We saw some deer across the lake and a couple blue herons. I cannot wait to rent again. I hope to make this an annual vacation.
/s/ Zachary Z.
Place was amazing!
They offered so many amenities, such as an outdoor hot tub, grill, foosball table, bonfire pit, and everything was set up for us to use easily. The lake is right in the backyard, and the view is great. Bonnie and Misty were also very responsive to our questions. I highly recommend staying here.”
We had such a wonderful time at the cabin!
It was amazing, and we found everything that we needed. Everyone had a blast, thank you. Thank you so much, again. We had such a great time!
Gorgeous, massive cabin with a hot tub, fire place, wet bar, and plenty of space to make ourselves at home.
We had an awesome time! We enjoyed sitting by the fire and spending time with our family. We would for sure rent this home again.
Everything was great!
Everything was great! Despite the cold, it's all about family getting together. House is perfect for this!
WE HAD SO MUCH FUN
/s/ Payton, age 6
We had an amazing, relaxing time staying in this beautiful house! It was so , so quiet & peaceful. The lake was tranquil & we enjoyed sitting on the pier, just soaking it in. We can't wait to stay again.
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