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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"If your idea of fun is vacationing on the edge of a lake and hearing the water waves lapping at the rocks on the bank as you sleep, look no further. This resort is like a hidden gem. The photos of this place do not do it justice.
The owner, Frank, is very friendly and helpful. He is available when needed but does not hang around and make a pest of himself. Thanks for being such a good host, Frank.
The 3 levels of the boathouse allow the guests to view the beautiful Kegonsa lake. Our extended family spent 6 nights in the boathouse and never felt crowded yet were able to hang out all together in the living room with a place for everyone to sit. We were also able to seat 8 at the dining room table the night we had guests over for dinner. The kitchen is well stocked and appliances work well.
If I had to make a suggestion the only recommendation would be to possibly use some type of "black out" drapes in the living room as the closed mini-blinds do very little to hold back the heat in the morning. However, we were not hindered at all by this. Thanks for making this rental available. Our family enjoyed our stay immensely and will be returning.
Guest: BrendaDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 30, 2014
"Directions to the home were spot on. Once we arrived we were pleasantly surprised at how pretty the exterior of the home and landscaping was. Once we had a chance to look around the interior of the home we were even happier. The home is very nicely decorated. Both of the upstairs bedrooms are nice and roomy. Not only were there ceiling fans, each room had another fan that we could use if we wanted to. Beds were all comfortable including the twin bed in the basement. The bathrooms are both good size and had everything we needed from toilet paper to nice fluffy towels and air freshener. The home had a few games sitting around that we enjoyed playing in the evenings. The deck is gorgeous & huge! We used the gas grill and were impressed with how well it worked. Nothing like some well grilled burgers from The Meat Market in Baraboo while sitting out on the deck enjoying the lake view. Neighbors were all super friendly and we enjoyed visiting with them. The Air conditioner kept the house comfortable for us the entire weekend. We used Moon Valley Resort to dock our boat in Lake Wisconsin. It is only about a 8 minute drive from the house. There is a state ramp right beside the marina to put your boat into Lake Wisconsin. The owner, Carrie, was easy to work with and quickly responded to any and all questions from the beginning of the rental process until after we headed home.
Overall I would highly recommend this home to anyone interested in staying near Lake Wisconsin, Baraboo or Devils Lake. It is in a nice quiet location with no traffic at all. A million times better than any hotel room would ever be."
Guest: Kevin B.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 29, 2015
"I wanted to thank you for for my family's amazing stay at this vacation house. The house was very clean and the dock was perfect for my boat. Fishing was very good as I was able to lock into some pretty nice walleye ranging from small ones up to 24". We were always busy with stuff to do and it was nice having the Dells so close! The neighbors were very friendly to my family as well was the restaurants! I'm glad we picked this house and we will be back!"
Guest: JerryDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 15, 2015
"Each year we rent a house with another family to celebrate the Holidays. We look for something that has good kitchen facilities so we can cook, some entertainment options so the kids don't get bored and enough rooms to accommodate everyone. This year we rented Big Valley Ranch and for the first time ever we are considering going back again next year. We own vacation rentals as well so we are somewhat picky, but, (we like to think) reasonable. Here are the Pros and Cons from my viewpoint:
Outstanding space for game room. Pool, Foosball, Darts, Jukebox, ample seating for 10 in that area as well for board games and, of course, the bar that is seen in the pictures.
Kitchen was big enough for 3 people to be working around each other in it. All kitchen supplies we needed were provided.
Directv was available in both the bar area and the living area.
Nice seating area for the living room that was able to comfortably seat 10
2 "roll-a-ways" (folding beds) were provided upstairs so each kid could have their own bed.
4 bathrooms in the house and 1 "outhouse" that the kids loved.
There is both a grill and a hot tub on the deck (didn't use the grill) - Kids used the Hot Tub and they had fun.
Beautiful scenery and tremendous trails - we walked many of them and it was peaceful (but hilly)
The 2 "master" bedrooms had Queen size beds - I'd prefer Kings.
Overall the unit was in great condition (clean, stocked, etc.), however, the dishwasher was not working in the kitchen. Since there was a dishwasher in the bar area we were able to adjust, but that should have been fixed within 1 day in my opinion.
Foosball table had a broken/missing man - we made do without it, but it is one of the little things that you remember
About 1/3 of the CD selections in the Jukebox were missing. There were still many options and we loved using it, but by either removing those CD options or putting in new ones would really have a positive impact.
Overall the Cons are not deal breakers by any stretch - more of just suggestions to make the stay a perfect 5 star experience. Again, we typically like to explore different places, but this one just may have us coming back for more!"
Guest: DanDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 5, 2015