SOLD Country home on 10 acres just west of Solon Springs. 7896 E Cty Rd A, Solon Springs, WI.

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath chalet on 10 acres is just west of Solon Springs, WI and a half hour from Superior, WI. 7896 E Cty Rd A, Solon Springs, WI.

SOLD $165,000

Newer year round chalet with open floor plan. This well-maintained 3 bedroom home features custom hickory cabinets, stainless steel appliances, T&G pine, master suite, patio, in-floor heating, Bose sound system, and much more. Includes trails, fire pit, 3-car garage on 10 wooded acres. Half hour commute to Superior/Duluth, and a few minutes to Solon Springs and Upper St Croix Lake.

For information on homes for sale in Solon Springs or Douglas County WI, call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty, 218-590-6634. Or, email me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Accepted offer: 1926 eclectic-style lake cottage. Upper Lake St Croix, Solon Springs, WI

Here’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase this 1926 eclectic-style cottage with hip roof built by Joe Lucius. This spacious and elegant cottage is located on Upper Lake St Croix at 9299 E Nelson Ave, Solon Springs, WI.
Offered at $299,000. Now with accepted offer.

Massive stone fireplace is the focal point in the large open livingroom with a second-level, three-sided balcony surround, and this hanging balcony is like no other. Family and friends gather in the amazing three-sided porch for lake or star gazing. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, including antique sitz bath. Located on large village lot with approx. 90’ of level lake frontage.

You might call it a cottage, because back in 1926 it was built as a summer place and not as a primary residence.  But it’s not your ordinary cabin up at the lake.  It was built by Joseph Lucius, a canoe builder, contractor, and noteworthy local citizen who in 1905 was profiled in the Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Lake Region.  A few excerpts: “…Since then he has lived on the Brule River, where he kept a summer resort for several years… Most of the buildings and boats on that romantic and historic stream have been built by Mr. Lucius… He is a contractor and employs a number of men… Mr. Lucius’ own residence, commenced in 1902, is an ideal rustic home, furnished both inside and outside with natural cedar.  This, as well as the club houses he has built, is fitted with water works and other modern conveniences… Mr. Lucius is a man held in great respect by all who know him, and the trust reposed in him has always been amply justified.”

If you would like to schedule a showing of this unique property, contact Jean Hedren, NW Wisconsin Realtor.  She’s at (218) 590-6634 or jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

 

The Source of the Saint Croix River (Solon Springs, WI)

Near Solon Springs, Wisconsin, the Saint Croix River begins as a small creek flowing from a wetland area just north of Upper Saint Croix Lake. From this same wetland, another small stream flows northward toward Lake Superior. That trickle eventually becomes the Brule River, a world-famous destination for paddlers and anglers.

Imagine a single raindrop that falls precisely in the center of this headwaters area and strikes the edge of a certain alder leaf. After the raindrop splits in two, its northern half travels down the Brule and through all of the Great Lakes before eventually ending up in the Atlantic. Its southern half travels down the Saint Croix River and the Mississippi all the way to Gulf of Mexico. (In theory. In reality, of course, it’s all one big sponge that leaks from both ends.)

The best way to explore this special place without becoming trapped in hip-deep mud while being attacked by bloodthirsty mosquitos? Dress warmly and hike in on a January morning when the temperature is below zero. Or, if that’s not for you, then just sit back and enjoy the video.

Finally… To learn about the cabins and lake homes for sale on Upper Saint Croix Lake, give me a call at 218-590-6634. You can also visit my website at www.jeanhedrenrealtor.com. Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

An Artesian Well in Winter (Solon Springs, WI)

This local Solon Springs landmark is located at a boat landing near the north end of Upper Saint Croix Lake. It’s an artesian well that flows constantly, all year round. People often stop here to fill their water jugs with delicious springwater that’s just as icy cold and refreshing in July as it is in January. If you’re hot and thirsty, but nowhere near Solon Springs right now, you can at least settle back and watch the video for a moment.

Finally… To learn about the cabins and lake homes for sale on Upper Saint Croix Lake, give me a call at 218-590-6634. You can also visit my website at www.jeanhedrenrealtor.com. Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Scenes from Upper St Croix Lake, Solon Springs, WI

Upper Saint Croix Lake marks the headwaters of the Saint Croix River.

On the west side of this 855-acre lake, you’ll find the village of Solon Springs. Many of these scenes are from the Lucius Woods County Park, located right in Solon Springs. Others are from various Solon Springs boat landings. In one scene from the lake’s northeast corner, you’ll se a bald eagle glide into view and land in a pine tree. And no, we didn’t forget to turn off the faucet. At that same park, you’ll find delicious, ice-cold spring water gushing year-round from a natural artesian well.

And by the way… If this looks like a neighborhood you’d like to call home, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d be glad to help you find the lake home or cabin of your dreams. Jean Hedren, Edina Realty, Solon Springs, WI.

Some photos of the July 2016 NW Wisconsin flood

The new Minong Flowage dam is working hard.

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Narrows Trail at Gilmore Lake.

0715 Narrows Trail Bridge

Looking downstream on the Totogatic River.

0715 totagatic looking downstream

St Croix River at West Mail Rd.

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Upper St Croix Lake.

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Fishy Pillow Talk

Early to bed. Early to rise. Fish all day. Make up lies.

Words to live by, especially at this cabin. And since it’s within easy walking distance of a boat landing and two taverns, its new owners will enjoy ample opportunities for great ice fishing and maybe tell a couple fish stories.

9908 E Cty Rd A, Solon Springs, WI

9908 E Cty Rd A, Solon Springs, WI

9908 E Cty Rd A, Solon Springs, WI

9908 E Cty Rd A, Solon Springs, WI

Upper St Croix Lake

9908 E Cty Rd A, Solon Springs, WI

Whatever time they do finally make it to bed, they’ll probably dream of fish. After all, they’ll be sleeping just a few feet from the water’s edge. As you can see from the photos above, today’s shoreline setback regulations were not yet in effect when this cabin was built. This time of year, anyone living here could step out their front door and immeidately walk on water. But a couple months from now… sleepwalkers, watch your step.

This 3 bedroom cabin on Upper St Croix Lake is for sale by Jean Hedren, Edina Realty, Solon Springs, WI