By J.K. Lawrence
It was a long journey for John and Sue and their three daughters, but the family finally has a home in Wisconsin’s northwoods. John began traveling the highways leading to the lakes “up North” when he was just 9 years old.
“Over the years, I said to myself that if ever I could afford it, I wanted to build a nice place in the northwoods. I wanted us to be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery, the closeness, the sense of family it always seemed to create.”
With small, well-placed steps, John and Sue began their extensive journey to their beloved land and lakes. Over the years, the couple planned vacations and fishing expeditions with their daughters, John’s brothers and their friends. Family members shared John’s dream and collected ideas for the log home they would have one day.
The lodge began to take shape in their minds as they clipped pictures and made notes regarding camps and cabins they visited. In 1996, the couple purchased lakeshore property and put into motion plans for building the long-awaited camp, which later became known as Lost Loon Lodge.
To read the fully story of Marauders’ building project, check out the March 2004 issue of Log Home Design Ideas.