Can I bring pets?

Dogs are allowed after filling out the Pet Addendum to the rental agreement, and paying the pet fee. For other types of pets, please contact info@mielkecottage.com.

Can I bring my camper?

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate campers.

Where can I launch my boat, and keep my trailer?

There is public access for boat launching at the Shawano County Park, which is walking distance from the Mielke Cottage. Trailers can be kept next to the garage at the Mielke Cottage. The dock can accommodate one or two boats.

Can we have fires, and is there firewood?

We have both a working wood fireplace and a fire pit near the lake. Firewood is available at many stands along Lake Drive.

What is the beach like?

To prevent beach erosion we have rip-rap at the lake edge. The stones are large, and easy (and fun) for young children to climb over. We keep an area of sand free for children to play. The slope into Shawano Lake is very gradual. There is plenty of shallow water for young children to play in.

Do we need to bring sheets and towels?

We provide sheets, towels, and washcloths. For extensive lake use you may want to bring additional towels.