1519 E. Door Bluff Road
Ellison Bay, WI 54210
Phone: 920.854.2106


“Spectacular, beautiful, cozy, unique.” – L.V., Highland Park, IL

“Your new cabin is staggeringly beautiful… the details astounding… a true sensory assault in the best possible way.” – M.B., Chiago, IL

“I am still speechless since my experience at your place… the barn, the gardens… a show place. A memorable place.” – F.L., Escazu, Costa Rica

“What a special place you’ve created.” – C.R., The Peninsula Players

“The artistic touches that abound in the gardens are quite something and all in all it’s quite a showplace.” – D.D., Wilton, CT

“We were in awe of the magnificent surroundings.” – T.R., Chicago

“It is a serendipitous place.” – J.A., American Folklore Theatre

“Sharing your inspired surroundings with us was a delight.” – B.B., Peninsula Art School

“This is an artist’s paradise – it is beautiful.” – P.Y., Stillwater, MN

“Thank you so much for this experience. I’m just 17 and I’ll remember it my whole life.” – C.S., Artist

“It feels so fairytale like.” – S.Y., Astoria, NY

“The joy of seeing your creativity in such harmony among nature was just an indescribable experience.” – C.P., Honolulu, Hawaii

“Wow! What a wonderful time. Thank you both for all of your hard work to help make our wedding a success. Your property looked beautiful and everyone had a great time.” – M.D., Barrington, IL

“Heaven on earth.” – J.S., Goleta, CA

“I loved Silver Poplar. It was great. Lovely, comfortable and a pleasure.” – J.B.

“You guys live in a work of art.” – C.K., Marion, WI

“You have a lovely setting. Your passion for the care of your land is admirable.” – A.W., Portland, OR

“It was my first experience to stay in an old country house and I loved it.” – A.O., Sapporo, Japan

“Your world is magical.” – C.H., Taipei, Taiwan

“Absolutely wonderful… literally floating on air.” – O.N., Minsk, Belarus

“This lovely Eden… it’s been so nice to be here.” – L.W., Brooklyn, NY

“Thank you for sharing your Nirvana with us.” – B.V., West New York, NJ

“Silver Poplar Studios is a dream.” – M.B., Chicago, IL

“It was like a scene out of Chekov.” – C.F., Ephriam, WI

“It’s one very special complex of beautiful buildings and gardens. The barn is a working stage set of extraordinary design and possibilities.” – N.B., Ellison Bay, WI

“The magazines were right. This is a magical place.” – B.S., Vernon Hills, IL

“Your slice of heaven [is] truly inspirational.” – D.R., DePere, WI

“You have created a heaven on earth – thank you!”
 – A.J., Chicago, IL

“What a beautiful wedding weekend! Your gardens, cottages and barn were spectacular! It was wonderful!!” – S.M., Crystal Lake, IL

“This time around I found myself off the beaten path by staying in the woods at the north end of the peninsula. Hosts Jim and Carole Maronek have built a fantasy cottage of rustic memorabilia and authentic Russian artifacts and dubbed it the Firebird Guest House. It was a lovely place to retreat from the noise of the city and still the rushing of my mind.” – B.C., WNUA Radio, Chicago

“Thank you for a wonderful stay and for your hospitality! We will recommend Silver Poplar Studios highly to everyone. We loved it!” – E.F., Brooklyn

“I like this place, and willingly could waste my time in it.” – W.S., Stratford-upon-Avon

“This place ain’t that bad.” K.W., Eau Claire, WI