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Lock House at Little Chute
Do you have interest in stepping back in time for a day, a weekend, a week? Do you remember the comfort and warmth of Grandma’s house when you were young? Or the way you wish Grandma’s house would feel? We are working to recreate that wonderful place, if Grandma was married to a lockmaster, that is.
The lock house, situated right along the historic canal system which was built to house hand-operated locks in the late 1800s, was the residence of the men and their families who worked this system. The lockmasters made sure that navigation happened day and night, keeping commerce moving forward. They were an important part of the prosperity which grew along this hard working waterway.
Little Chute Guard Lock House was constructed in 1909 on Mill Street in Little Chute, a small Dutch Village in the Fox Cities area of Northeastern Wisconsin. It is a 1-1/2 story, Colonial Revival style home which has been waiting to be brought back to life. The Parkway is fortunate to have great area volunteers who are adopting this structure, and taking a little piece of ownership for themselves. They give hours and sweat equity and soon their affection for this house begins to grow. We believe the same will be true for friends who come to rent the house once it is completed. The comfort and warmth of this home is here – already – and will surely be even more enhanced with all the love pouring into it during this renovation.
The home, once completed will be furnished with period antiques, clawfoot bathtub, and a 1930s kitchen complete with 1930 refrigerator, hoosier cabinet and farm house sink. The kitchen will be equipped with modern conveniences as an apartment stove with oven, coffee maker, microwave and toaster to allow the convenience of preparing food while vacationing.
Another wonderful feature is that the house sits adjacent to part of the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Trail.
We are finishing the decorating and will take new photos when the decorating is completed. Please stay tuned for updates between now the opening weekend.
Open for Overnight Rentals: June 1, 2016
We have set up the ability to reserve the lock house for overnight rentals through AirBNB – Please follow the button below to check availability and request a reservation.
If you would like to rent the lock house for events or parties, we will take care of the booking directly. Please call 920-209-7789 for information and date availability. You may just rent the space, or we have partnered with A-Mazing Events to help you plan the best party or event you have ever hosted!