Elm Brook Post 449 Cabins Website

Updated Sunday, September 17, 9:00am

Just 1 opening left for Autumn colors! Kellett Cabin, Sept. 23 - 30!

Our three cabins are on Little Tomahawk Lake, located in Wisconsin's American Legion State Forest, just down the road from Camp American Legion's Main Lodge.

Are you ready for a truly superb northwoods getaway?  Elm Brook Post 449 has three beautiful cabins in the heart of Wisconsin's vacationland waiting for you.

 

It's time to make plans to see our fabulous autumn colors!

 

Our cabins are located in the American Legion State Forest on Little Tomahawk Lake in northern Oneida County.  (Click the blue Directions button [top of page] for driving information and map.)  We're not far from Minocqua, Woodruff, Hazelhurst and Lake Tomahawk.  Pick a date and choose from three well-appointed, carefully maintained cabins.  Get set for the perfect Wisconsin vacation!  We firmly believe we are "The Best on the Block."

 

Our rental process is really very simple; first come, first served.  We have 57 cabin-date combinations from which to choose.  A total of 33 of these were claimed on Cabins Reservation Day in April.  Additional bookings since then leave 1 date open for your consideration.

 

Rental season began May 27 and runs through October 7.  All rentals are weekly, Saturday to Saturday.  Our rates provide a huge savings when compared to similar accommodations in the area.  Pricing for 2017 is as follows:

 

May 27 – June 10                      $280

June 10 – October 7                 $375

 

 

By agreement with the State of Wisconsin DNR, only Wisconsin veterans are allowed to rent our cabins.  Of course, family and guests are permitted to accompany the veteran renting a cabin.  Sorry, those are the rules!

 

If you want to make a reservation or have a question, please contact Al Reich, our Cabins Chairman, telephone 262-523-4525 or e-mail afreich@wi.rr.com.  To finalize the deal, all you need is a current (2017 or 2018) American Legion membership card and full payment for the cabin you're reserving.

How can I quickly renew my Legion membership so I can get a cabin?

Use a credit card to renew your American Legion membership.  Just click on the following link and follow the prompts.  Once completed, you can print your new card from your home computer.  Quick!  Safe!  Easy!  Renew by Credit Card

Cabins Availability as of September 17

The table below gives a visual representation of what we have left.  The 1 opening still available shows the selling price.  Please remember, it's first come, first served, so book your cabin now!  Contact Al Reich, our Cabins Chairman, to make your reservation, telephone 262-523-4525 or e-mail afreich@wi.rr.com.  If Al is not available, contact Jim Noonan, 414-899-6306, jim_iii_53221@yahoo.com.  Reserve your week!  Get ready for a truly awesome vacation experience!

Saturday - Saturday Kellett Cabin Painter Cabin Graff Cabin
5/27 - 6/3      
6/3 - 6/10      
6/10 - 6/17      
6/17 - 6/24      
6/24 - 7/1      
7/1 - 7/8      
7/8 - 7/15      
7/15 - 7/22      
7/22 - 7/29      
7/29 - 8/5      
8/5 - 8/12      
8/12 - 8/19      
8/19 - 8/26      
8/26 - 9/2      
9/2 - 9/9      
9/9 - 9/16      
9/16 - 9/23      
9/23 - 9/30 $375    
9/30 - 10/7      

General information about our three cabins

The Graff Cabin. Handicap friendly and very comfy. Stove, Fridge, Grill, Microwave, Satellite TV, Adjoining Deck, Bath w/Shower. Great view.

History –

 

Since 1925, Camp American Legion has been providing rest and recuperation to Wisconsin veterans of all ages, current military service members and their families. Camp American Legion serves those who have a physical or psychological medical condition, all types of service and non-service  related illnesses, injuries or disability.  In addition, Camp American Legion is also a place for family reintegration and support following a service member’s deployment.  As is their goal, families and children are welcome to help bring families back together, reconnect and bond.  Camp American Legion also serves survivor families of the fallen, those who have lost a family member in service, to assist them with grief, remembrance and healing.

 

Camp American Legion is operated by the Wisconsin American Legion, and is free of charge.  More information may be found the Camp’s website at www.wilegion.org or by calling (715) 277-2510.

 

Camp American Legion is a one-of-a-kind facility found nowhere else in our nation, except our very own Wisconsin north woods.

The Painter Cabin. Very cozy. Stove, Fridge, Grill, Microwave, Satellite TV, Adjoining Deck, Bath w/Shower. Commanding lake view.

Where we began –

 

Our Elm Brook Cabins were built a bit more recently, but have served veterans for more than a half century. Our three cabins are located directly across the road from Camp American Legion and were established to provide less direct medical assistance or support.  They serve to promote rest and rehabilitation to a more able-bodied group of veterans and their families.

 

We proudly share this tract of property with eleven other cabins owned by seven Wisconsin Legion Posts.  We all operate independently from the Camp and all renters are charged by each respective Post.  You will find our weekly rental rates to be a great value, far less in cost than comparable accommodations in Wisconsin's vacationland.

 

The Kellett Cabin. Roomy and very comfortable. Stove, Fridge, Grill, Microwave, Satellite TV, Adjoining Deck, Bath w/Shower. Fabulous views of woods and lake.

Best on the block –

 

The Elm Brook Cabins are located in the American Legion State Forest, near the towns of Hazelhurst and Lake Tomahawk (halfway between Hwy 51 and 47, on County Highway D).  Weekly rentals are available to Post members, Wisconsin veterans, their families and guests.

 

Renters have the choice of three cabins, the Kellett, the Painter and the Graff.  These cabins have very similar floor plans and a full range of amenities.  All three are situated on a scenic bluff, overlooking Little Tomahawk Lake.

 

Each of our cabins accommodates up to six people comfortably, with 2 bedrooms (2 twins in each) and a queen futon in the living room.  New mattresses and box springs were just recently installed.  The interior of each cabin has knotty pine throughout, modern plumbing with standup fiberglass showers and comfort height toilets.  Each cabin comes with a fully equipped kitchen, stocked with all the cookware, dinnerware and utensils you’ll ever need.  We provide HD Satellite televisions in each cabin, with a full gambit of cable programming and movie channels.  Enjoy your own private walkout deck.  Sit, relax and enjoy the unforgettable beauty that the great Wisconsin northwoods has to offer.

Inside the Kellett Cabin. Knotty Pine, Comfy Furnishings, Awesome Views. Just like the Graff and Painter Cabins.

Renter’s are responsible for their own sheets, pillowcases and towels. Pillows and blankets are provided.

 

It’s only about fifteen steps down to the lakeside.  Fish right off your own pier or use the 15’ rowboat we've furnished for each cabin at no extra charge.  Life vests are provided, and are hanging in each cabin.

 

How about an outdoor Weber grill and picnic table for a summer cookout.  Don't forget to pack a supply of charcoal.

 

A short walk through the woods gets you the beach and swimming area for family fun. This private area is corded off to any boat traffic and marked with buoys for your safety and swimming pleasure.

 

Our cabins are rented on a weekly basis (Saturday to Saturday) beginning Memorial Day weekend and running through early fall.  Important: Check In time is 3:00pm, Check Out time is 9:00am. 

 

Timely check out by 9:00am allows for our housekeeping staff to tend to those end-of-the-week chores and have your cabin neat and tidy for the next renter.  Before YOU leave, all cookware and dishes should be washed and put away in the kitchen cabinets.  All food items should be removed from the refrigerator.  Please check that all personal items have been removed from the premises.  Finally, place your trash and recyclables in the designated dumpsters located on Thrush Road.

Rules and regulations for all renters

Renters of an Elm Brook cabin are obligated to abide by all the rules and regulations set forth by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; The Department of Wisconsin, The American Legion; The Camp American Legion Committee and our Post 449 Cabins Committee.

 

The Camp American Legion Director reserves the right to evict any person who creates a disturbance, nuisance or deliberately breaks any of the following rules.  No refunds of rental costs will be made in the event of such circumstances.

 

Visit Camp American Legion's Gary G. Wetzel Nature Trail. Only minutes from our three cabins.

  1. Upon arrival, cabin occupants are required to register in the Camp Director’s office located in the Main Lodge at Camp American Legion. The Director's office is open every day from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

 

  2. The renting veteran shall remain in residence during the entire rental period.

 

  3. No wood cutting or removal of branches from any trees alive or dead is permitted.

 

  4. No fires or open flames are permitted, with the exception of charcoal or propane grills used for outdoor cooking.  Grilling will be in accordance with local authorities and subject to any imposed fire bans in the area.

 

  5. Garbage and trash must be sorted and placed into the appropriate dumpsters located on Thrush Road.

 

  6. Public intoxication is not permitted.  All local and state laws apply.

 

  7. Absolutely no fireworks or firearms are permitted in or around the cabins. This includes BB and pellet guns.

 

  8. Pets are permitted, but must be attended to and kept on a leash at all times.  Clean up after your pet's nature calls.

 

  9. No ATVs or dirt bikes are permitted in the area.

 

10.  Swimming is only allowed in designated areas.  No lifeguard is on duty.  Parents and guardians must supervise children under the age of 13 at all times.

 

11. No boats or watercraft are permitted in the beach area and must comply with DNR laws.

 

12. RVs are to be used for transportation only, not accommodations.  No tenting is allowed.

 

13. Occupancy of each cabin is limited to six people, with the exception of two additional young children.  Please use discretion and common sense in inviting guests not staying at your cabin.  Over-tasking the septic system will cause sewage backups, inconvenience and additional expense.

 

14. Saturday check out time is 9:00am.  This enables our staff to properly clean and prepare your cabin for the next guest.  Check in time for new arrivals is 3:00pm.

 

Obey - Relax - Enjoy

The Best Vacation Ever!

Why we believe in The American Legion

Old Glory and Camp American Legion. Another Great Day for Veterans in Wisconsin.

As veterans, we believe we should faithfully support the men and women serving our country in uniform.  We also believe we should be strong advocates for the many who served our nation in years past, especially those who bear the scars of battle.

 

For all and for each, we need to champion their good service, insure their well-being and support them in all possible ways.  If you are a veteran, join with us, because that is exactly what we do.  We are The American Legion.  We work for all veterans, including you.

 

We were formed in 1919 by a group of American World War I servicemen who wanted to provide assistance to fellow veterans who had been wounded or injured.  As we enter our 99th year of service, this founding vision remains our primary focus in everything we do.

 

Today, due to hard work and good fortune, we are the largest, most effective organization of veterans in the United States.  Nationally and regionally, we accomplish our goals with sound planning, great teamwork and generous support from a vast, loyal membership base.  At the local level, our Elmbrook Post 449 is the largest (and finest) American Legion Post in the Milwaukee area.

 

Veterans depend on us, and we depend on you.  Join the Legion today, and carry our membership card with pride.  Our work continues.

These three cabins are owned and operated by

Cudworth-Stenz-Griesell-Smith American Legion Post 449

3245 N. 124 Street

Brookfield, Wisconsin  53005

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