Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do we need to do any cleaning?
A: Cleaning at the Olive Branch is not required. We would be grateful if you were to leave the property much as you found it. Stripping the sheets from your bed the day of checkout is helpful to us, but certainly not required. Please take your leftover food with you and remove the kitchen garbage to the dumpsters.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: You’ll want to bring the following items for your stay:
• Bath towels and personal items
• Yard games (we have croquet and bocce ball, however it does vary)
• Food and beverages
• Swim toys, fishing gear & life vests (we provide life vests, but you may want to bring any specific sizes you may need)
• Disposables: paper plates, napkins, cups, etc.
Q: How many bathrooms are there?
A: 3 baths plus ½ bath in the chicken barn.
Q: How many beds are there?
A:There are a variety of beds available:
• 1 king bed
• 3 queen beds
• 5 twin beds
• 3 comfortable queen sofa sleepers
• 2 comfortable single sofa sleepers
• 14 total beds to sleep up to 22 guests
Q: Do you have WiFi?
A: In an effort to create a quiet and tranquil location where you can get away from the interruptions of the everyday, we have made an intentional decision to not offer WiFi. We understand that is not what everyone is looking for. However, if this is something that appeals to your group, we would love to be on your list of your choices as we realize there are many.
Q: Do you have Air Conditioning?
A: The short answer is yes. The long answer is that we have two air source heat pumps that put out very cold air quickly with a small fan in the unit that runs constantly when turned on. These units are located on both ends of the building (Gathering Space and TV Sitting Room). There are six fans that you can move around as you wish to move the air throughout the building.
Q: Are my pets allowed at the Olive Branch?
A: Animals are welcome at the Olive Branch if kenneled in the third stall of the garage. For health and cleanliness concerns, only certified service pets are allowed inside the house. We understand the necessity for a service pet, and yet, cleaning and possibly sanitation is required. For that reason, a $100 pet cleaning fee will be charged. Pets in the house without prior approval will be assessed a $200 cleaning fee. *Please be curteous pet owners. Guests and Weddings will be following your reservation and we want a beautiful and clean yard for their activities. Thank you!
Q: Can we bring a boat?
A: We do not have any restrictions, however, the topography surrounding the lake does present some. There is an access to the east of the Olive Branch, however, the water is low and only accomodates small watercraft. We provide – complimentary to you – a pontoon, two canoes and a vintage paddle boat.
Q: What are the surroundings and Fuller Lake like?
A: The Olive Branch property encompasses 65 acres that surrounds most of Fuller Lake with lush forested areas; private walking trails and a massive yard. It is adjacent to a 1400 acre DNR Wildlife Management Area for more nature adventures and also makes for a quiet neighbor. Fuller Lake is 54 acres, semi-private, spring-fed and outlined with natural vegetation. It is known for it’s trophy bass, Northern and abundant pan fish.
Q: Do you have a sandy beach?
A: Swimming in Fuller Lake is invigorating with a dive off of the swimming dock that is anchored in 18 feet of water. For the sandy beach experience, we recommend The Cedar Lake Memorial Campground which is a 10-minute drive with a fantastic beach and play set. There is a small charge by the carload.
Q: What is Town of Grey Eagle like?
A: Small town atmosphere with small town amenities – churches, public library, dining, post office and gas stations. Learn more with the Lakes’n’Woods Grey Eagle Guide.
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