Testimonials

A Cousin Get-away from IL, ME, MO, MI, WA, WI
Across the miles we gather on Butternut Lake to share memories, stories and new experiences with family/our friends! The reunions have been special and more so as we approach our 10th!

Turk from NewTown, PA
It’s so nice to be back! It’s been a great, relaxing vacation and the shopping excursion to Minocqua was a great day trip. Thanks for the recommendation!

Routhier-Morris & Friends from St.Cloud, MN
Thanks, Jean and Chuck for organizing this wonderful get-away at the Graf Haus! This home on Butternut Lake is a lovely setting; everything met our expectations

The Marshes from Westlake Village, IL
Oh, what a fantastic time!! The Graf Haus is so homey and comfortable, the ‘gator’ ride was special and we so enjoy our time on the lake! The day trip to Ashland’s Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center certainly provided a rich history of northern Wisconsin. Thanks for a great vacation; we hope to return soon!

The Ishams from Lakewood, CO
The August weather this month was perfect – warm days and cool, quiet nights! The hummingbirds gave us constant entertainment; thanks for putting a new feeder on the kitchen window next to the table. But alas, as we see the nip of color on the trees, we’re reminded we must prepare to return to our home in Colorado. See you next year.

The Ellises from UAE & SouthAfrica
Strawberry jam for breakfast, golf along the Flowage, beautiful lake views, blue summer skies, smell of pine, sitting around the log fire in the evenings, cries of the loons . . . all part of the 5-star Graf mega-hospitality. Many thanks for this special stay during our USA trip

The Browns from St.Charles, IL
We always look forward to the time we get to relax at the Graf Haus. Thanks for this lovely get-away!

Routhier & Friends from St.Cloud, MN
The Graf Haus is truly a “home” because of the love you feel for the homestead; it is apparent your heart is here. The laid-back atmosphere, beautiful lake, serene yard, and comfortable beds made for a wonderful vacation. A great place to retreat to and let your cares fly away

The Ishams from Lakewood, CO
The month flew by like a week – we were so comfortable being ‘home’ at your tourist retreat. We will be back!

Turk from Newtown, PA
Words cannot express the wonderful time we experienced at the Graf Haus enjoying the lake, fishing and the comfort of this lovely tourist retreat!

The Girl’s Get-away from StCloud, MN
What a lovely hide-away on the lake with so many hiking trails to enjoy. A great place to talk and talk some more, share meals, and enjoy the beauty of northern Wisconsin.

The Browns from St.Charles, IL
Yet another fun stay in the Haus – it was great to be “home away from home” and spend time with our children, their spouses and their children. It was a vacation full of love, laughs, eating, s’mores over the bonfire, deer, loons, eagles, herons, beautiful sunsets . . . and yes, golf! Loved the kitchen herb garden!

The Thors & Liedbergs from IL
What a wonderful place! We loved the time to relax and enjoy family. Many great pictures!

The Herbsts from WI
A nice quiet place for a family reunion; secluded yet close to activities of choice. Thanks for everything!

The Weilbakers & Schoenbachlers from DeKalb, IL
We enjoyed a peaceful and very relaxing time with good friends. The history and story behind the house and farm bring special character to your place. We had a great time!

The Buraglios from Colorado Springs, CO
Visiting family and friends, Flambeau Rama, class reunion for Lincoln High and staying at the Graf Haus – what more could we ask for! Thank you for the opportunity to stay here and enjoy the beauty of our “hometown” as never before.

The Swanbergs from Rockford, IL
So many lovely things to remember: fox, family of ducklings, fawn gingerly stepping into the lake, sand hill cranes in the field, dragon flies, lupines, white kitchen curtains billowing in the wind . . . Add to these simple wonders to the lovely architecture of Ashland and Bayfield, walks on cobblestone streets, antiques, boutiques, Lake Superior, Copper Falls . . . so many grand places for day trips from the Graf LakeSide Haus. The sweet, simple life – the best there is. Thanks so much for this great getaway!

The Kellers from Park Ridge, IL
Just the respite we needed – relaxation but never dull . . . Enjoyed laughs with kith and kin. Sorry the recycle bin is so full; signs of our good time

The Browns from St.Charles, IL
Another wonderful visit to northern Wisconsin; we love the coziness of the LakeSide Haus. We’re already planning our next trip north!

The Browns from Hutchinson, KS
What a wonderful 3-day weekend – comfortable, roomy accommodations; your family history and memories; a great fire at the fire pit in the evening; solemn, quiet time down by the lake; great golf and touring as well as the local fine dining. Thanks for sharing your family home with us!

The Fagans from Chicago Ridge, IL
This is a visit to remember; it’s heart warming to see your time, effort and expense to bring the Graf homestead back to life. God bless the two of you.

The Bauers from St.Louis, MO
It felt good to “come home” and enjoy this special place with family. Thanks so much for the hospitality you show in every detail of this beautiful Graf Haus.

The Hruskas from Iron Mountain, MI
Thanks for loving this place enough to give it a new life. We loved our time here and felt very much “at home”

The Bennetts from ME, GA, IL
This was a very special place for the family to be together; we came from Maine, Georgia and Illinois and are all together for the first time in 6 years. The lake is so beautiful and we really enjoyed boating, tubing, swimming and just cruising. All the space around the home was great for our outdoor games and kit flying. Thank you for taking care of our every need and making the house so comfortable; we hate to leave. Thank you for being such wonderful hosts.

The Marshes from Westlake Village, IL
What a wonderful, relaxing place; it was “our home away from home!” We surely will be back again.

The Lippolds from DeKalb, IL
We really relaxed while staying in the Graf Haus; it meant a lot to be one of your first guests. Waking to the calmness of the lake or coffee on the deck and the days to enjoy wildlife roam freely throughout the farm were special moments! We really enjoyed our day excursion to Bayfield and Cornucopia; a perfect day and breathtaking fall views.

The Browns from Geneva, IL
What a wonderful 4 days over LaborDay weekend! The LakeSide Haus is one of calm and relaxation; lake is beautiful and walking in the woods soothing. We hope to return again next year