Story Book Vintage Northwoods Lodge Loaded with Charm & Comfort(87 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
5 BR/3 Bath enchanting fairytale cottage with private beach & lots of fun
Our guests repeatedly tell us that staying at Runamuk Roost is like living in a story book world. You can sense this not only in our guest comments and #1 review rankings but also by the fact that we've been featured in numerous travel magazines including most recently in the Christmas 2015 Cabin Living Magazine.
Surrounded by undeveloped property on a clean, sandy bottom lake, it’s a private lakeside cabin retreat built in the style of the great lodges and charming cabins that thrived in the early 20th century. It's historic and nostalgic setting is truly like stepping back 100 years in time. Yet with all its charm and vintage character Runamuk still retains that comfortable, cozy cabin feel.
Runamuk Roost is a 2 story, 5 bedroom, 3 bath vintage log cabin lake home that comfortably sleeps 10 but can accommodate more. It has a fully equipped and large kitchen and dining area that can seat 16 or more. Runamuk is located just south of Hayward, Wisconsin in the northwest part of the state. Runamuk Roost is also pet friendly.
This home is equipped with resplendent luxuries and modern comforts such as climate control, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and full gourmet kitchen, etc. With its own private sandy beach just 75’ feet away, a level and unencumbered front lawn that flows right up to the lake, and location on a good fishing and swimming lake, Runamuk is perfect for multi-generational and multiple families including those with children and folks with limited mobility.
Runamuk and the surrounding northwest Wisconsin region are incredibly beautiful, awe-inspiring and are loaded with unique and fun activities and adventures. You can swim, dive, fish, bike, canoe, boat, eat in or out, golf, mini-golf, go-kart, shop, shoot shotguns, rifles and pistols, snowmobile, ATV, plus see wildlife such as bear, deer, beavers, eagles, elk, fishers, bobcats, etc.
The lake Runamuk is on, Durphee Lake, is, the perfect size lake. It's big enough to water ski, tube, jet-ski, boat, etc. but is uncrowded quiet, clean, sandy and loaded with fish. The neighborhood too is quiet and good for walking, biking, etc. The property is level and has an unobstructed view of the lake. The yard is equipped with a charming lakeside fire-pit, outdoor dining setup, and more and is big enough for most yard games. Runamuk also welcome pets.
WHAT MAKE'S RUNAMUK SPECIAL:
Runamuk has 5 bedrooms that comfortably sleep 10 but an easily accommodate more with cots and sleeping bags. It also has 3 full baths, a fully outfitted and large kitchen, an outdoor patio area, a large indoor dining area and a screened lakeside porch, a fire ring with seating just near the water’s edge, and on-sight washer and dryer.
Runamuk is located on the best fishing, swimming, boating lake in the area. It's clean, sandy, and gently sloping. The fishing is great right off the dock. Our lot is near level and you have a nice, level lot that's 75' from the beach to the home.
The home sits on a quiet, dead-end road in a beautiful neighborhood that's perfect for walking, biking, etc. It’s just 6 hours from Chicago and 3 from Minneapolis. It’s just 10 minute drive from Hayward and a 10 minute walk to the closest restaurant.
The lot is large, wooded, secluded and set back from the road. In many ways it’s just like having your very own resort with a private beach & dock (pier) on a nice sandy swimming and fishing lake.
Runamuk has a huge kitchen, nice-sized and comfortable bedrooms and an awesome living/great room with a beautiful fireplace. Your stay at Runamuk includes linens, towels, firewood, gas grill, a private pier, canoe, swim raft, and on-sight power & pontoon boat rental with an optional end-of-stay cleaning service. It is located on a low-traffic dead-end road. Our neighborhood is safe, quiet and perfect for walks, dog-walking, biking, etc. (dogs are welcome but there’s a pet fee).
There’s lots of wildlife around as well as exhilarating and fun activities for guests of all ages. Many of these activities can only be found or experienced in this part of the world where we have four distinct seasons, lots of space, huge forests, glacial lakes and rivers, and an extensive motorized and non-motorized trail system. Runamuk also has on-sight fishing and pontoon boat rental.
Just 10 miles south of Hayward, Wisconsin, Runamuk is set in the heart of the unspoiled forests of northwest Wisconsin on semi-secluded property that offers an array of unforgettable experiences and entertainment options. It is located 15 minutes from downtown Hayward where shopping, restaurants and an abundant entertainment options await. The lake we are on, Durphee, is a clean, sandy, gently sloping, 200 acre good fishing (walleye, bass, northern, perch, crappie, sunfish, etc.) and swimming lake with a public boat access.
Runamuk is approximately 3 hours from Minneapolis, 4 hours from Madison & Green Bay, 5 hours from Milwaukee and 6 hours from Chicago. It is located on Durphee Lake, a clean, quiet and excellent 200 acre fishing lake that has its own public boat landing and is big enough for power water craft but small enough to keep traffic and noise to a minimum. We are also near many restaurants, shops, golf courses, mini-golf courses, and go-kart tracks. It’s also not far from the major area recreational trail system trail heads.
THE IN’S AND OUT’S OF RUNAMUK
Sleeping Arrangements (bedrooms):
Runamuk Roost's 5 bedrooms are configured as follows: 2 bedrooms with double beds that can sleep 2 people, 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds that can each sleep 1, 1 bedroom with a queen-sized bed that can sleep 2, and 1 bedroom that has a king-sized bed that can sleep 2. There are 3 bedrooms on the main floor and 2 upstairs. In total it can sleep up to 10 people in beds and has 2 full baths on the main floor and 1 full bath on the upper floor.
Cooking & Dining in:
If you decide to eat-in, the home has a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area that can seat 10 + guests. It also has a center island and snack bar which you can use as a buffet and/or seating for more people. Aside from the usual appliances we also include the dishes, utensils, pots and pans, towels, cloths, etc. you will need. There is also a picnic table, outdoor patio, coffee grinder, an outside gas grill (we provide the propane) and an outdoor fire-ring perfect for grilling, roasting, or making s'mores (we include the firewood).
Interior Living, Relaxation & Gathering Spaces:
Runamuk Roost has a comfortable main floor living room complete with an indoor stone gas log fireplace, cable TV, Apple TV, Netflix and cozy sitting areas. The room is full of antiques, vintage decorations, and overlooks the lake.
Our original stone fireplace was converted to gas logs so it simply takes a second to get a beautiful and romantic fire going. Just sit back and relax as you visit with friends, talk, play board game or watch TV while watching the glowing flames. And just so everyone can have their “space”…on the upper floor there’s a second TV located in its own private cozy loft – perfect for kids and their video games.
Our tasteful and roomy screened porch overlooks the water and is perfect for reading, watching the kids on the beach, or conversation. The cabin and porch face west offering a stunning and panoramic sunsets as well as amazing star-gazing in the light-pollution-free northern sky.
Outside at Runamuk:
Aside from its own private secluded beach and dock, Runamuk’s grounds include a fire-ring located near the water’s edge, lawn furniture, bench swing, gas grill (we provide the propane), canoe, and life jackets, swim raft, flag stone patio with picnic table, etc. We’ll even provide the fire wood so you and your group can enjoy a charming camp-fire.
Our beach and lakefront lawn are nearly level and flow right up to the home which is just 75’ from the water’s edge. There are just two steps from the main floor to the lawn. Runamuk has a sandy swimming beach, sandy bottom, and our lake has a gentle sloping bottom. At the end of our dock it’s about 4’ deep. Durphee Lake is excellent for pan fishing right off the dock or out in your fishing boat. It’s big enough for power boats and jet skis (personal water craft) but quiet and low-traffic enough to enjoy the great outdoors. Be sure and ask about our pontoon or fishing boat rental to augment your stay.
Housekeeping, Linens, Towels, etc.:
Along with the fully-equipped kitchen we will provide dish washing & dishwasher soap, trash bags, outside large – capacity trash can, paper towels, kitchen towels, bath and beach towels, etc., as well as all linens. Guests can either choose our “Cleaning Service Option” (check with us for current pricing) or, if they wish to save money, “Self-Clean”. Those who self-clean are asked to clean the house (clean the bath, trash removal, dust, sweep floors, clean the dishes and kitchen, vacuum rugs, police the grounds, etc., before they leave but we take care of washing dirty sheets, towels, etc. We ask our guests to put dirty linens in the provided hampers and to remove dirty sheets, pillow cases, etc. but leave them on the beds.
If you’re the type of person who hates to come home to tackle a pile of laundry, Runamuk also has its own washer/dryer. Guests are free to use these. We’ll also provide detergent.
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Member since: 2013
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Perfect for kids. sandy, level beach, gradual sloping lake bed. Nice campfire ring, fishing, swimming, quad bikes, mountain bikes, water tubing, canoeing, biking, yard games and toys, Internet, cable TV, and lots of wildlife. New Floating Swim Platform/Raft! On-sight pontoon boat and power fishing boat rental available....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Check-in is at 5PM, check-out is at 11am. Upon request, we may be able to accommodate other check-in/out times. Rates include up to 10 guests. Above 10 guests there may be an additional guest fee. All stays are subject to a per stay property management fee. Pets are welcome subject to certain terms and pet fee. Cleaning services for end-of-stays may be obtained for a fee. State sales tax applies to all charges. Request quote through VRBO or contact us to obtain current fees. Guests are required to post a security deposit or purchase renters' insurance (if available) through VRBO or HomeAway as well as submit a fully completed rental agreement found on our listing. Please book through our VRBO or Home Away listings. You generally need to view the 'full site' rather than the mobile versions to book online. ...moreless
- DVD Player
- Game Room:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
Stunning and panoramic view of Durphee Lake. Beautiful western exposure creates gorgeous sunsets, lots of sunshine and amazing stargazing. It's easy to watch the kids & numerous waterfowl from here....moreless
Located on a sandy, level beach that opens up into a clean, gradual sloping lake bottom. Runamuk has it's own private dock. At 200 acres Durpheelake is quiet but large enough for power boats/jet skis...moreless
Very much like your own private resort. Log cabin and vintage decor, private yard, dock and sandy beach. Good pan-fishing lake that's low-traffic yet big enough for power boats and jet skis...moreless
Located in the heart of the northwest WI forests, Runamuk Roost is a vintage log cabin home with modern amenities. It is secluded yet close enough to many resorts, restaurants, shops & entertainment....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
Fully equipped with modern and high-end appliances, dishes, utensils, towels and pretty much all you need. Center island can be used to cook, act ss a buffet, or for additional dining seating...moreless
Free use of our canoe plus we've made arrangements with Runamuk Rides to offer a 10% discount & free delivery of fishing and pontoon boat rentals, jet ski rentals, snowmobile and ATVs/UTVs. ...moreless
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 22 - Feb 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 10 - Sep 3, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Cleaning $150 + tax
- Property Management $135 + tax
- Pet Fee $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 5.5%
Rates include stays with up to 10 guests. Over 10 guests there is a $25/guest per day. All stays subject to a prop mgt fee and a cleaning fee plus WI Sales Tax. Optional: pontoon boat rental available. Up to 2 dogs OK but there is a per pet Pet Fee. VRBO damage insurance plus signed rental agreement required. Visit runamukroost.com, print out and mail rental agreement.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Runamuk Roost is set in the heart of the unspoiled forests of northwest Wisconsin. From its alluring setting, to its classic vintage design, to its enchanting and tasteful adornments, Runamuk sets the tone for a remarkable vacation.
Just 11 miles from Hayward, Wisconsin Runamuk Roost is at the epicenter of a northwoods vacation getaway. The entire region is teeming with shops, restaurants, resorts and an ample selection of activities and entertainment options suitable for all ages. Enjoy the delicacies and entertainment offered by the street vendors at the many festivals and fairs the region is famous for. Visit any one of the many one-of-a-kind resorts, taverns and restaurants and sample delectable versions of trout, steak, hamburgers and pizza. Most venues are reasonably priced and offer some of the best and friendliest service around.
For the shopper…there are a multitude of antique and other types of quaint shops throughout the little towns and villages that dot the northwest Wisconsin landscape. Whether you are antiquing, scrap booking, craft or clothes shopping, the charming main streets of these boroughs offer something special for everyone.
Nearby activities include hundreds of miles of recreational trails, shopping, antiquing, wine tasting, championship & executive golf courses, lots of mini-golf courses, ice cream and home-made candy shops, canoeing, tubing, zoo, go-karting, the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and Lumberjack Village where you can shop and catch a world-famous lumberjack demonstration show.
There are also many things to do right at Runamuk Roost. Picnics, yard games, campfires, swimming, sun bathing on our swim platform or beach, quiet walks, beach combing, snorkeling, fishing, boating, canoeing, biking, sand castle building, tubing, water skiing, boating, roasting marshmallows, etc. are just a few. Star gaze at night through a telescope or simply sit and relax by a fire or grill. Indoors you can play board games, read, visit with friends around the fire in the stone fireplace, watch a movie or TV, surf the internet or sit around and relax with nothing to do and no cares.
We've made special arrangements with Runamuk Rides to offer guests a 10% discount and free delivery for rentals of pontoon & fishing boats, Jet Skis, All Terrain Vehicles, (ATVs) and snowmobiles. You can either rent and explore the region via ATV or snowmobile on your own or book one of a guided excursion. Aside from the sheer thrill of riding on one of our machines you’ll get a chance to see forests, streams, lakes, rivers and wildlife from a perspective seldom experienced elsewhere. Bear, deer, wolf, bobcats, and eagles are just some of the animals that populate the region. Runamuk Rides offers 2, 4, full day and multiday programs. We provide the machines, helmets and if requested, trail guide. call the at +1-715-634-0656 x 1 for more information.
Year Purchased: 1993
About the owner: I love the Hayward, Wisconsin area and I adore our unbelievably charming cabin, Runamuk Roost. Runamuk helps me recall the fond memories of my boyhood cabin. Warm summer days of swimming, fishing and swimming with grandpa and grandma, mom and dad, cousins, siblings, friends, etc. Campfire sing alongs, roasting marshmallows, and talking with family and friends around the fire. You know: the good old days. Now that I am grown up I wanted to always keep that memory alive. That's why we bought Runamuk. It's the perfect design, on the perfect lot, in the perfect location, on the perfect lake. Half vintage log cabin lodge and half-bungalow, our home, Runamuk Roost, was built in the early 1960s as a small hunting cabin. Because the original structure was so full of charm, as we added on and renovated, we built around Runamuk rather than simply tear it down and start over. Throughout we tried to maintain the underlying design and character of the property by matching things like stain, varnish, woodwork design, etc. We also tried to stay true to the vintage feel of the original Runamuk by using locally harvested wood and quarried stone, all hand-crafted by local tradesmen. Inside Runamuk there are many special items. Some have been in our family for a long time while others have been acquired not so long ago but are themselves antiques or special. They include things such as a real “moose leg” lamp made from a moose my father-in-law shot. The animal pelts scattered around are from the local Hayward, Wisconsin area and the fish mounts are from those we pulled right out of the lake less than 200 yards from the living room. I am proud to say that my wife, Joan, did the re-design of Runamuk as well as all the decorating. Suffice to say she is very talented. Runamuk was certainly one of her favorite projects to do.
Why the Owner Chose Hayward, WI, USA:
Staying at Runamuk is like living in a story book world. Surrounded by undeveloped property on a clean, sandy bottom lake, it’s a private lakeside cabin retreat built in the style of the great lodges and charming cabins that thrived in the early 20th century. It's historic and nostalgic setting is truly like stepping back 100 years in time. Yet with all its charm and vintage character Runamuk still retains that comfortable, cozy cabin feel. Runamuk is equipped with resplendent luxuries and modern comforts such as climate control, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and full gourmet kitchen, etc. With its own private sandy beach just 75’ feet away, a level and unencumbered front lawn that flows right up to the lake, and location on a good fishing and swimming lake, Runamuk is perfect for multi-generational and multiple families including those with children and folks with limited mobility. Runamuk and the surrounding northwest Wisconsin region are incredibly beautiful, awe-inspiring and are loaded with unique and fun activities and adventures. You can swim, dive, fish, bike, canoe, boat, eat in or out, golf, mini-golf, go-kart, shop, shoot shotguns, rifles and pistols, snowmobile, ATV, plus see wildlife such as bear, deer, beavers, eagles, elk, fishers, bobcats, etc. The lake Runamuk is on, Durphee Lake, is, the perfect size lake. It's big enough to water ski, tube, jet-ski, boat, etc. but is uncrowded quiet, clean, sandy and loaded with fish. The neighborhood too is quiet and good for walking, biking, etc. The property is level and has an unobstructed view of the lake. The yard is equipped with a charming lakeside fire-pit, outdoor dining.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Runamuk is the most charming, well decorated, and comfortable homes around. It’s located on the best fishing, swimming, boating lake around. It's clean, sandy, and gently sloping. The fishing is great right off the dock. Our lot is near level and you have a nice, level lot that's 75' from the beach to the home. The home sits on a quiet, dead-end road in a beautiful neighborhood that's perfect for walking, biking, etc. It’s just 6 hours from Chicago and 3 from Minneapolis. The lot is large, wooded, secluded and set back from the road. In many ways it’s just like having your very own resort with a private beach & dock (pier) on a nice sandy swimming and fishing lake. Runamuk has a huge kitchen, nice-sized and comfortable bedrooms and an awesome living/great room with a beautiful fireplace. The rates include lots of extras like firewood, propane for the gas grill, a wonderful fire-ring, lawn furniture, outdoor dining facilities, linens, towels, cleaning supplies, and has fully stocked kitchen, etc. Runamuk can sleep 10+, is highly affordable and chock full of incredible charm. It is spacious, comfortable and entertaining for people of all ages. There’s lots of wildlife around as well as exhilarating and fun activities for guests of all ages. Many activities can only be found or experienced in this part of the world where we have four distinct seasons, lots of space, huge forests, glacial lakes and rivers, and an extensive motorized and non-motorized trail system. We are pet friendly and have made arrangements with Runamuk Rides () to offer a 1 discount and free delivery of fishing and pontoon boat rentals, jet ski rentals, snowmobile and ATVs/UTVs Visit runamukrides.com for details or let us know and we'll be happy to assist.
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Sunny and spacious kitchen
Living room vignette
Main floor lakeside bedroom
Main level bedroom
Upper level lakeside BR dressing area
Durphee Lake map circa 1960
Runamuk from the lake in the summer
Beautiful sunsets; western exposure
The living room
Our old piano (still works great)
Main floor lakeside BR
Upper level lakeside bedroom
Upper level bath
Twin BR sitting area
Nice sandy beach
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017
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