How many lots do you have
and what are the lot sizes?
There are a total of 33 lots on this
174-acre property. All lots are fully developed and include
all infrastructure components. We
have excavated the roads and building
sites for all lots. Lots range from about 3.21–7.21
acres in size. See vailable lots
How many cabins do you have
Currently we have 3 completed
cabins on site. See cabins currently for sale.
Note: all furnishings seen in pictures are included in your turn-key lot/cabin package.
Can I buy a lot and construct
my own cabin on it?
Absolutely. However, the
Deer Tracks Log Cabin Community is
designed exclusively for
log cabin packages. As the Deer Tracks developer we can assist you with many packages.
Deer Tracks offers complete login cabin packages - see all previously sold cabins.
Property owners at Deer Tracks are
making a significant investment in
this log cabin community concept.
As the General Contractor and Developer,
I am committed to maintaining the
Log Cabin designs we offer
for all lots. This is a means of protecting
each property owner’s long-term investment
in Deer Tracks. The Deer Tracks Property
Covenants and Restrictions further
support this commitment. Deer Tracks
is something special and we want to
preserve that for our property owners.
Could I have you design one
of your cabins for me?
We will be happy to work with you
on modifications of any of the cabins
you find here. This can include vacation
homes or year-round residences. We
will be developing more information
related to this option in the upcoming
months. Please provide us with your
name and number and we will be happy
to set down with you in the near future
to discuss your ideas. Send contact info now
Are the furniture or decorations
Actually, we are not in the furniture
business. We have especially chosen
the furniture, furnishings and decorations
for our cabins as part of our concept
to offer turn-key, fully furnished
cabins for sale. With our Homesteader’s
Club discount package, these cabins
are being sold with everything you
see inside each of the cabins.
Where did you buy your furniture
My sister-in-law, Amy O'Connor, decorated the cabins.
She literally has spent countless
hours shopping stores from Eastern
Wisconsin across to Northeast Iowa.
The wood furniture is all Amish crafted
and comes from our own Amish network.
The decorations come from north woods
and lodge specialty stores. Locally,
you can find some of these items at
Lansing Furniture, or in Prairie due
Chien at Cabela’s or Our Neck of The
Where do these cabins come
To this point we are the official distributor for
these Amish built log cabins. We have
built a proprietary network of Amish
craftsman. The cabins, porches, decks,
cabinetry and furniture actually come
from as many as five Amish communities
located in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.
Are these cabins designed
for year round occupancy?
Yes, they are. Each cabin we currently have for sale is designed for year round occupancy. Each
cabin has insulated ceilings and floors.
The wood logs provide a significant
thermal factor for the walls. Burr Oak and Trails End properties include forced-air LP gas furnaces. Meet N Place includes 2 zone in-floor hot water heat.
Vacation property owner:
This owner will spend weekends and
vacation time at Deer Tracks. They
may occasionally want to use their
cabin during the winter months when
everything is frozen. This is true
of many cabins, vacation homes, Lake
Homes and recreational homeowners
in the Upper Midwest.
First of all, this type of homeowner
will winterize their cabins by properly
evacuating the water system for the
winter months. In the event that the
owner spends an occasional weekend
in their Deer Tracks cabin during
the winter months, each cabin has
a frost-free water valve outside the
cabin to allow for turning water supply
lines on and off. If this option is
chosen, then the water system should
again be evacuated upon leaving.
Or… each cabin also has an outdoor,
frost-free water hydrant that allows
the cabin owner to access water without
using the indoor water supply pipes.
Water can be retrieved from the outside
hydrant with pails to be used for
toilets and sinks. At the end of your
visit, empty the toilet and tank.
Then simply pour RV anti-freeze into
the toilet, tank and sink drains to
protect your drain piping. This is
an easy, simple means of having water
available as needed, while eliminating
the concern of freezing water pipes
for short-term, cold weather usage.
Year round resident:
If a property owner wants year-round
occupancy, they can have the plumbing
pipes insulated and/or add heat tape.
Some owners may choose to add outside
wood burners, electric baseboard heat
or LP furnaces in order to secure
the cabin for the colder months. Deer
Tracks can provide the names of local
contractors who will be able to provide
these services. These features can
be enhanced when owners plan a cabin
from the ground up. This can include
concrete foundations or basements,
central heat, etc.
Deer Tracks has a Homeowner’s
The Homeowner’s Association will
own: the roads, the well lots, wells
and the water delivery system to each
lot. The Association will be responsible
for the maintenance of the same. Annual dues payabe September 1st of applicable calendar year will be $500 for 2010/2011 per cabin owner. In future years,
the Homeowner’s Association will determine
the level of the fee at the Association meeting the first weekend of May. At the time
an offer to purchase is made, we will
provide the buyer with a copy of the
Property Covenants where all these
issues are covered in detail.
Deer Tracks has Property
Covenants and Restrictions:
The Property Covenants are designed
to protect the investment of the property
owners in the Deer Tracks Log Cabin
Community. All lending institutions, as a part of the underwriting and approval of loans, require covenants and restrictions. Click
here for a copy of the covenants and
Our properties qualify for the secondary, fixed-rate market
(15 and 30 year mortgages) with rates
currently at historic lows. You may never see rates this low again. Click
here for an Amortization Schedule
What's the history of Deer Tracks?
Beginning: In late 2004, Deer Tracks began as a vision for a unique parcel of property that seemed to be a perfect setting for a Log Cabin Community. This vision provided for log cabins that are turn-key in every sense of the word- they are completely furnished and exquisitely decorated in outdoor themes. And for that extra touch- our cabins and all of the wood furnishings are uniquely, Amish crafted.
The interest in Deer Tracks has been overwhelming. There have been more than 6,000 people who have toured these cabins. This is truly a unique offering from Northeast Iowa that I want to share with you.
Deer Tracks welcomed three new homeowners to Deer Tracks, including two Florida residents. Through the course of the year, current property owners continue efforts to improve and enhance their properties. This website continues to maintain a significant amount of interest in this special property development.
In 2008, completed two fabulous cabins we call Green Gables and Burr Oak Hideaway. I'm not exaggerating when I say you must see them to believe them. But the owners of Green Gables will have to give you permission to see one of the finest views in the upper Midwest to see their custom designed home. However, if you hurry… you can snuggle away in Burr Oak Hideaway in one of our finest floor plans and a great, secluded setting.
In 2007, completed five larger cabins with a sixth one currently under construction. Another four homeowners joined this unique Log Cabin Community. Three of these log homes included walk-out basements and a number of valuable upgrades. Work was finished on the central pond, by adding aerators and hundreds of largemouth bass, bluegills and catfish for the benefit of the Homeowner’s Association.
the Deer Tracks Community continued: Seven new log homes were built. The new designs include a number of exciting features owners and guests have suggested, including: an abundance of built-in closet space; utility rooms with washer/dryer hookups; Baseboard heat is included as supplement to the wood burning stoves. Also added - Central Heat & A/C; and finally- spiral staircases to certain homes. Each cabin is designed for your 4-season pleasure. 2006 ended by selling 14 out of the 15 completed cabins in our first 20 months of operation.
2006 Property Enhancements:
Deer Tracks added a 3-acre lake in the center of the property that will include a Community picnic area. In addition thousands of supplemental trees, shrubs and flowers were planted to enhance the beauty of the individual lots at Deer Tracks.
2005 introduction of Deer Tracks
was very well received. Deer Tracks introduced seven cabins to the market at a Grand Opening on Labor Day weekend of 2005. Six of those cabins were purchased and closed within 43 days!
Houses - Or CABINS -
are scheduled for Saturdays
and Sundays from 10:00- 4:00.
To gain the most from your tour at Deer Tracks, you can set up an appointment by calling 920-948-7059 or e-mail us, as provided for in the “Contact” tab above.