The cabin is located on the wooded grounds of Wandawega Lake Resort, which Surratt and her husband, David Hernandez, a creative director at Tribal DDB, purchased in 2003 from a Latvian church. Not open to the public, the resort is a private gathering place for family and friends. And the cabin has become a kind of playhouse for Surratt, who has furnished it with “anything that could have possibly been used here from the 1920s to 1940s.” A virtual prop house, it has been used as a location for film and print. (The cabin has no plumbing; guests use kitchens and bathrooms elsewhere on the property.) Vintage books, fishing rods, lanterns, Hudson Bay blankets, and dishes that Surratt dug up at flea markets and barn sales make guests feel as if they’re staying on the set of A River Runs Through It, one of her favorite films.
photography: Aimee Herring
styling: Barri Leiner