The sound of peels of laughter from children and parents sliding into a crystal-clear lake, marshmallows roasted over a bonfire on the beach, with a stunning, panoramic view of a lodge and home situated on Lake Holcombe. This “must see” show-stopper on the Bloomer Women’s Club Tour of Homes being held this Saturday, October 13 from 12 – 4 p.m., in conjunction with the craft fair held at Bloomer Elementary School which begins at 8 a.m.

“It’s all about making memories!” said Rhonda Mohr, co-owner of the Lake Holcombe Lodge Retreat with her husband, Tom Mohr.

The Mohr’s bought the Lake Holcombe Lodge and lake home about a year ago and have been restoring the grand lodge to reflect its historic charm, amazing views and pastoral beauty. The 9,000+ square foot home is split into two halves, with one half housing guests who rent out the stunning craftsman lodge for $250 per night for up to four guests, but sleeps up to ten. There is a minimal charge for additional guests over four.

As you open the door to the home, you are greeted by a custom-built, cascade staircase, reflective of the days of debutantes’ grand entrances. The lodge and home features nine bedrooms, eight baths and five fireplaces, with two state-of-the-art kitchens with granite countertops and copper sinks, accents and craftsman style, hand blown and stain glass lighting with wrought iron hardware.

The stunning home and lodge are reflective of the historic Omni Historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., but without the exorbitant fee to enjoy a memorable stay at the lodge. Like Frank Lloyd Wright, the Mohrs have utilized the beauty of the natural environment in their design choices to enhance, rather than detract from Lake Holcombe’s serene setting.

Rhonda and Tom installed gorgeous windows so everywhere you look, there is a beautiful view in the home and on its decks that surround the home on multiple levels.

The Mohr’s, who live on one half of the home, have additional plans for this amazing retreat. It includes additional screened in porches, landscaping and beautiful entries.

If you are interested in a stay at the lodge, contact Rhonda or Tom Mohr at (715) 206-0375 or visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lakeholcombelodgeretreat/ for more information. The lodge is located at 27311 259th Street in Holcombe, Wis.

Final Tour Home

The final home on the tour is an unexpected surprise. It is a chink log home, owned by Grace and Jack Boehm.

The home was custom built by a home schooling family. Situated on twin, glacial lakes, the home is surrounded by bountiful nature, including woodpeckers, cranes, deer, porcupine and an occasional raccoon.

The interior has a stone fireplace that is steel-lined, and radiant in-floor heating. Although it is located in a country setting, it has high speed internet and fiber optic cable for watching the weekly football games or working from home.

The home is a place where time stands still, the air is crisp and the beauty is bountiful. The log home is located at 15350 221st Ave., Bloomer.