Modern Home, Hidden Gnomes & Lake Superior Views


Herbster, WI, United States

Short Description

Porcupine Bluff


Plan your escape to the South Shore at Porcupine Bluff! This modern, 2 bdrm & 2 bath new construction home is nestled into the woods on Bark Point, offering guests the perfect combination of modern design and natural beauty. The attention to detail inside & out is incredible - you’ll find everything you could ever need to make for a truly exceptional stay on Lake Superior’s South Shore. Beautiful lake views to enjoy while relaxing around the fire pit, a private wooded lot - even an EV charger!


Host Info
Your host runs Bark Point Ventures, a vacation rental management & concierge company that specializes in properties on Lake Superior's South Shore. She lives nearby and is available 24/7 to assist her guests. Our passion is ensuring guests experience the magic of what we feel is one of the most amazing places in the world.


The South Shore
The south shore is truly a place to get away from it all, but not so far from modern conveniences that getting food and gas feel like a chore. The guest book contains tips on all the incredible outdoor activities, local arts, and places to get groceries, dine out, grab a drink, etc. This is truly a year-round destination, whether you enjoy outdoor activities, local cuisine, art, or simply the company of friends & family in one of the most beautiful locations in the northern U.S.


The Area
The home is just a few minutes from the center of Cornucopia, which has a delightful general store/market, awesome coffee shop, bar/restaurant, and marina. Bayfield is about 35 minutes away, as is Washburn (where the largest grocery store is in the area). Ashland is about 45 minutes away (which has a natural foods co-op, Wal-Mart, and wider range of shops). Superior & Duluth are an hour and a bit away.


Property Details
The home’s exterior is sleek an modern, but still blends beautifully into the scenic beauty of the Northwoods. The interior is all about clean, modern lines that don’t distract from the views to the outside, accented by carefully curated (and at times, quirky) art & other decor flourishes. But this property isn’t just about it’s looks: you’ll find every creature comfort and amenity necessary to get the most out of your stay!

The open plan living/dining/kitchen area looks out onto the patio and the woods. The living area is anchored by an electric fireplace. The kitchen is incredibly well-outfitted with every appliance (even a countertop ice maker!) and utensil you could want to enjoy meals “at home.”

The primary bedroom features a queen bed, serene views, and an en suite bathroom with a large walk-in shower.

The second bedroom is for the kids (including the inner child of every adult). The built-in bunk beds are a delight! The lower bunk has a queen mattress and we just can’t get over the adorable light-blocking curtains you can pull across the bunk for a cozy night’s sleep. Please note: due to state health department rules & our need to protect our cleaning team members' safety, bedding will be left out for the top bunk, but guests will need to make that bed up themselves.

The second bathroom has a bathtub/shower combo. And right next door is the laundry room, with full-size washer & dryer!

You can step out to the patio from the great room, where there’s a dining table, gas grill, and lounge seating.

There’s a magical trail that leads from the home to the edge of the property, where you can sit around the fire pit and enjoy incredible views of the lake. Or perhaps you’d prefer to enjoy a nap in the nearby hammock! Adding to the magic are mystical gnomes that have been hidden all along the path. A special prize awaits anyone who can find them all!

Porcupine Bluff has everything one could hope for creating memories that will last a lifetime.


Transit Info
Due to the lack of public transportation and the distance between towns/amenities, a car is pretty much essential. But, on the plus side, traffic is not a concept we have up here!

House Rules

Respect our quiet hours of 10pm to 8am - your neighbors will appreciate you!

Fully extinguish any outdoor fires before retiring for the day/evening.

Garbage must be secured in the house or shed, especially spring through fall.

No cars may be parked along the public road during your stay.

Please remove shoes upon entering the cabin.


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided


Hot Tub
Free Parking
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Private Entrance
Deck / Patio


Allows Pets
Children Not Allowed
Infant Not Allowed
Event Friendly
Allows Smoking


Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Massage Room
Pool Table
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Wine Cellar
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector

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