Lake Ripley Cottage

Cambridge Wisconsin Vacation Rental

Semi-Private Dock With Fishing Pier

1/2 block from the cottage

Great Room Seating For 7

Classic Lake Cottage, built in 1937

Two Bedrooms

Dining Area With Built-In Hutch

Inside Seating For 4

Wrap-Around Screened Porch

Canvas Shades and Full Size Futon

Wrap-Around Porch

With Table Seating 8

Classic lake cottage with limestone fireplace, knotty pine walls, screen porch.

Built in 1937, this classic lake cottage features log siding, a two story limestone fireplace, wrap-around screened-in porch, knotty pine panelling, and open cedar beams. The two bedroom, cabin-style vacation home has one bedroom with a queen size bed and one with twin beds.  The screen porch also has a double futon. The Great Room has mid-century rattan furniture with removable cushions, and an extra single mattress, for a 7th guest.  

The floors are pristine maple in the Great Room and the bedrooms, and vertical grain fir in the bath and kitchen. In addition to the stone fireplace, there is a gas-powered furnace, and a window AC unit for added comfort.  The generously-sized shower is all tiled in, with a light and tall shower head.  All doors are double-thick knotty pine, and the hardware is original hammered bronze. There is a Dutch door between the kitchen and the porch, a long picnic table on the porch that seats 8, with another 4-6 in the dining area.  There is a also a built-in hutch with early to mid-century pottery and glassware, and an extra sink/vanity in the second bedroom.  

Lake Ripley is a beautiful 420-acre lake, with an average depth of 44 feet.  There are 2 public boat landings, 1 public and one private beach, and a semi-private dock and fishing pier, within 1/2 a block’s walk.  The Glacial-Drumlin and Cam-Rock bike trails are just a few miles away, and it is an easy bike ride into the charming village of Cambridge, with several good coffee shops and restaurants to chose from.  Fort Atkinson and Lake Mills are each just 15 minutes away, and Madison is only 30 minutes away, with a vast selection of ethnic restaurants, pubs and classic eating establishments.  


  • Great Room with beamed ceiling
  • Two story limestone fireplace
  • Wrap-around porch with views of lake
  • Gas grill
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Dining seating; 8 on Porch, 6 in GR
  • Sleeps up to 6 (2 double 2 twins)
  • Large, tiled in shower
  • Window AC unit, Gas heater
  • Hardwood floors & knotty pine panelling
  • 1/2 block to semi private fishing and swimming pier
  • 1/2 mile to semi private sand beach


W9226 Ripley Road, Cambridge, WI 53523 (Google Map | Google Street View)
• 10 Miles from Lake Mills, WI
• 11 Miles from Fort Atkinson, WI
• 22 Miles from Madison, WI
• 62 Miles from Milwaukee, WI
• 123 Miles from Chicago, IL

Lake Ripley Cottage

W9226 Ripley Road, Cambridge, WI 53523
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$150/night (2 night minimum)

$900/week (7 nights)


  • Currency: US Dollars
  • Standard Nightly Rate: $150
  • Minimum  stay: 2 nights
  • Weekly Rate: $900 (starts and ends on a weekend)
  • Jefferson County Sales tax: 5.5% included
  • Cleaning Fee: $40 for 2 nights, $70 for week
  • Pet Fee: $35 (only 1 dog, under 65 lbs., must be crated when not home)
  • 50% due at time of booking, Balance due 30 days prior
  • Cancellation Policy: 100% if 30 days or more, 50% if 14 days or more
  • Refundable damage deposit: $200


To reserve the cottage, call (608) 213-4627 or email

Twin kayaks

Great Room

Photo Gallery

Things To Do In The Area

Food & Drink

Herings Lake Ripley Inn
Just a mile from the cottage, the Lake Ripley Inn is your typical Wisconsin tavern and supper club. “Great Friday night Fish Fry and Old Fashions.”
4103 Co Rd A, Cambridge | (608) 423-7070

PLOW Restaurant
Plow is an 1850’s feed mill, now restaurant, that provides the ambiance and character needed for a farm to table experience. Plow strives to be a true dining experience that takes you back to when food was done differently.
159 W Main St – Cambridge608-423-2350

Camrock Cafe & Sport
The Camrock cafe and sports shop is located at the head of the CamRock Trails, adjacent to the meandering Koshkonong creek and one mile from the gem-like Lake Ripley. They serve food for a healthy lifestyle, 100+ craft beers and gourmet espresso drinks.
217 W Main St, Cambridge | (608) 423-2111

Cafe Carpe
The Cafe Carpe, a secular trinity of family-friendly cafe, bar, and listening room, is housed in a century-old brick building on the Rock River, with a screened porch overlooking the water. Run by Bill Camplin and Kitty Welch, the Carpe has been idiosyncratic since 1985.
18 South Water St. West, Fort Atkinson | (920) 563-9391

Rockdale Bar & Grill
Rockdale Bar & Grill is conveniently located 2 miles south of downtown Cambridge on county highway B in the small community of Rockdale, Wisconsin.
222 Water St, Rockdale | (608) 423-3323


CamRock County Park
CamRock County Park is located in eastern Dane County along the banks of the Koshkonong Creek, between the Village of Cambridge and the historic Village of Rockdale. This 422-acre park boasts three shelters, play equipment, hiking trails, a canoe/kayak launch, cross-country ski trails, a sledding hill (near shelter #3) and prairie restorations. There are also extensive mountain bike trails which are built and maintained by volunteers.
68 Co Hwy B, Cambridge | (608) 246-3896

Cambridge Winery
Enjoy a wine sampling or glass, appetizer plates and a memorable experience.
700 Kenseth Way, Cambridge | (608) 819-6672

Shopping & Art Studios

Cambridge Wood-Fired Pottery
My name is Mark Skudlarek, I founded Cambridge Wood-fired Pottery in 1988.  I invite you to visit my showroom at the end of Tranquil Lane.  My showroom is open seven days a week. It’s attached to the workshop and provides you the perfect opportunity for firsthand contact with the process of making pottery.
10 Tranquil Lane, Cambridge | (608) 423-4507

Avid Gardener
Everything from seeds and bulbs, to gardening tools, plants, and home accessories.
136 W. Main St, Cambridge | (608) 423-3991

Bungalow Jo’s Market/Bungalow Pros Design
Decorative arts, cards, and pottery, specializing in the Arts & Crafts style. Also offering full service interior and residential design.
136 E. Lake St., Lake Mills | (920) 945-0114

The Garment Shop
Unique specialty shop for women with a passion for fashion.
125 W. Main St., Cambridge | (608) 423-7671

Kaleidoscope Fibers
Take a look at our terrific selection of yarn, patterns, gifts, and accessories.
131 W. Main St., Cambridge | (920) 342-0496

Rowe Pottery Works
217 W Main St, Cambridge | (608) 423-3935