The Meadows at Otter Creek

Spirit Lutheran Foundation

The estate gift of Ellie Otteson afforded First Lutheran Foundation the extraordinary opportunity to develop a continuum of care campus at 4880 Otteson Lane on Eau Claire’s south side. The Meadows at Otter Creek, a 36-unit independent living apartment complex for adults 55 years of age or older, opened in 1998 and continues to serve as the centerpiece of the campus.

Grace Willowbrook, an assisted living facility owned by Grace Lutheran Foundation, is located on the campus. The Meadows tenants have access to the Beauty Shop services at Grace Willowbrook, volunteer opportunities, and activities. A special needs housing facility has also been constructed on the campus. Additional land is available for further expansion.

As a ministry of the Foundation, we have intentionally created an affordable, quality facility for the independent senior. But the real reason to consider The Meadows for you or your loved one is the “community” that exists within the real estate. We urge you to talk to our current residents about how they feel about their new home.

Rental Information

The Meadows at Otter Creek offers 36 one and two-bedroom units. The complex is two stories with a lower level and has an elevator which provides tenants and their guests access to all three levels.

The sizes and rental costs for each apartment vary according to square feet of living space.

The monthly rental cost includes:

Heat (gas, hot water)

Self-cleaning stove

No-frost refrigerator


Garbage disposal

Wall air-conditioning unit

Optional bath bench

Grab bars for the bathtub wall

Water, sewer, garbage, and recycling services

Lawn care and snow removal

Outdoor parking

Storage cubicle on lower level

Two Cab passes (within the city limits of Eau Claire)

Tenants provide their own window treatments and pay for electricity, cable television, telephone services, and newspaper delivery. Tenants may rent an indoor heated garage stall for an additional $35 per month, depending upon availability.

For an on-site tour of The Meadows at Otter Creek, to obtain further information, or to inquire about available apartments and current rental rates, call 831-1068 or email our Director of Housing at

Floor Plans + Photos


"I'm so happy that I found this place. I looked at a lot of places and this one is the best."

"I've been here for seven years and I still like it!"

"For those of you who like to garden, there's one waiting here for you."

"I've felt welcome here since the first day."

"It's a caring community with good camaraderie."

"I love the convenience of the indoor mailboxes and being close to Target, Kohl's, and other shopping, but the beautiful setting seems like I'm living out in the country."

"You've never had birthday cake like we serve here."

"It's a nice place to live. Everyone is so friendly."