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Rocky Glen Condo - Forest Nest in the Baraboo Bluffs

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (could sleep 4+)

Unit 4 is perched amongst a canopy of oak and birch trees - you can stand on the balcony, reach out, and touch leaves and branches over 2-stories from the ground! Unit 4 is one of eight condominiums in a building nestled amongst a mature birch/oak forest with views over the Lake Wisconsin valley. Casual, whimsical, bright furnishing. Italian ceramic floor in bath and kitchen. New step-in rainfall shower. Woodburning stove insert in the original, beautiful, stone fireplace. Small firepit outside for quiet summer/fall eves; or hearty-folks roasting s'mores in winter.

Lovely, oiled-teakwood laminate floors LR and Hall - carpeted bedrooms. You may find yourself resting on a pillowcase embroidered by my Cornish grandmother; or snuggled under a quilt made of squares of men's suit material; or find pencil drawings sent to Cornwall from the trenches of WWI...poke about...little surprises all over.

AND...and whole bass fiddle case of books!

Wildlife sightings - deer, turkey, raccoon, owl, and birds of all sorts fly over or walk through these remarkable surrounds. Marvelous earthrise and earthsets. I think the trees up here talk.

Parfrey's Glen official entrance is a 20-minute walk away. Devil's Lake is a 10-minute ride. Devil's Head Ski/Golf Resort is 200 yards down Bluff Road. Quaint Merrimac FREE ferry (seasonal). Cascade Mountain Ski/Snowboarding or Wollersheim Winery/Sauk City - 20-minute ride. Attraction notebook available in unit.

Plenty of QUIET. Noise restriction after 11p. You could write your book here! Remarkable views. Friendly condo neighbors.

Keywords: Condominium - Rocky Glen is about 300 yards up Bluff Road and on the opposite side of the entrance to Devil's Head Ski and Golf Resort

More Details

Owner
Lesleigh
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Lesleigh

Comfy in the living room - fireplace blazing nearby and watching something wonderful on PBS...probably the Dicken's series...what teriffic tear-jerkers!

Lesleigh purchased this condo in 1999

Why Lesleigh chose Lake Wisconsin

How could I NOT have fallen in love with this place!? (I didn't mean to...it was a first project for me/my chef brother.) Although not a skiier or golfer, I AM a walker and I just step out the door and I'm nearly in the woods...AND stepping out on the balcony puts you eye--level with tree tops. Only squirrels, cranes, turkey vultures, and lovely little birds get a better view.

What makes this condo unique

Peace - to watch the trees 'converse' with each other - the neverending changes framed by each window to the forest - the very occasional concert (Los Lobos a several several years ago) or fireworks from Devil's Head Resort on New Year's Eve - sitting around the firepit on a summer or fall evening - the water from a quartzite well in the basement (it bypasses the water softening system otherwise required for the building) - staying up the nights male owls joust in the air above our parking lot (I always think of the Quiddich field from Harry Potter.)

Guestbook comments from the owner

This amazing building is 3 stories high in total, but only 2 stories high in any one place. There are 4 bays consisting of two condos, one atop another. Each bay juts out and/or into the bluff and forest. Wonderful design!...and it is a wonderful healing place. We hope you enjoy sharing the magic up here.
Aug 2002
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Amenities

Merrimac Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New convertible rain shower...no longer a tub. PLENTY of towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed in each bedroom. Portable double bed or mattress for more than 4 guests OR plenty of room for sleeping bags...and a standard couch and chaise in the LR for individual sleepers... Let's talk about your situation.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bose Radio/CD Player, Coffee maker, Vita-Mix, Silverware, PETS ALLOWED EXCEPT CATS! Sorry! (Please note that there is, now, a per stay, per pet charge of $20 per pet)

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(99 traveler reviews)

Rocky Glen Condo - Forest Nest in the Baraboo Bluffs
average rating of 4.969697 based on 100 reviews
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This condo was beautiful. It was so nice to have a place to call our "home" for the week while on vacation. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and great location. Lots of amenities that are offered. Feels like a vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect for a weekend getaway and the owner is wonderful. She is very welcoming in her home. I hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really looking forward to your next visit Janet! Loved meeting your kids, too, and feeling their sense of adventure for the several days you were here... You may be glad to know that the balcony may soon be turned into a bona fide deck!...fingers crossed it all works out! 'til next time! Lesleigh
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Flagstaff, AZ
5

Peaceful Intimacy

  • 5 of 5

My friend, Ginny, and I meet every summer for 4 days at Lesleigh's warm, intimate, comfortable, and serene condo. The energy of the surrounding trees and lakes creates a space for us to reconnect each year in a meaningful way. We both go back to our respective lives in AZ & VA feeling renewed, refreshed, and loved because of the love which Lesleigh has created in her beautiful space. We also share a meal with her each year because we have much in common to share.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Their friendship radiates. Am so happy to be included. They showed up the first time not knowing it was my place...and I'd known Ginny from 'eons' ago in a place 'far, far away.' Delighted then with that reunion and adding her old friend has led to lovely reunion meals and great conversations. Magic again at Rocky Glen...down to earth, and real magic.
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Gladwin
5

Peaceful, out of the way, lovely

  • 5 of 5

This was a great spot for our 4 sisters weekend. Clean and unique, roomy condo with a lovely host! Well stocked in the kitchen, comfortable lounging in the living room for reminiscing. We had a wonderful time visiting Baraboo, the Dells, Wollersheim Winery, and more. Walking and hiking trails were excellent. Just a cool little spot. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Something about Sister Weekends. I think they said this was their first. Meeting them after they'd arrived, I walked into the sparkling happiness they generated. Nice, deep, nourishing feeling. Thanks for finding Rocky Glen for this super occasion! Come again...in any configuration of family!
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5

Getaway in the trees!

  • 5 of 5

I loved it here! Lesleigh shares her home that is nestled in the trees. I love all the unique touches, too! I loved looking at all the items she had gathered over the years. Also, I slept better in the super comfy bed... Than I do at home! We enjoyed Devil's lake and the crane foundation... Everything was so close. Thank you again, Lesleigh!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!...better than HOME bed and sleep! Yay! Nice addition is to hear the birds wake each other up right out the bedroom windows. Sometimes just staying in bed looking at the curtains wafting gently in the breeze these summer days is a lovely way to start a day of exploration. Please come again...every season has its perks up here!
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Racine, Wisconsin
5

gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

We love every part of this cozy condo, it's truly a home away from home, highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to have familiar faces and great conversations back!...too easy for me to linger too long talking 'everything' when meeting on arrival day! Hope to see you all for another birthday celebration!
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Map

Car: not necessary

Wollersheim Winery, Dr. Evertron's Sculpture Park, SUPER 2nd Hand Stores, Carr Cheese Shop, Navel-gazing, Soaking in Quiet, everything WI Dells, Baraboo, Devil's Lake State Park, Sauk City, Prairie du Sac, Portage, Lodi & environs have to offer, and plenty of QUIET if you'd rather stay inside and enjoy vegging out, Noise restrictions after 11pm

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Rates & Availability

Merrimac Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cash/Check/M.O.....$150 deposit for short stays. Negotiated deposit for longer stays. Remainder to be paid upon arrival.
International Money Postal Card accepted. Sorry, no credit cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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