Vintage Northwoods Lodge with Charm & Comfort

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Description from the owner

  • Cottage
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3

Sleeps: 10

Type: Cottage

Vintage Northwoods Lodge with Charm & Comfort

Runamuk Roost is an authentic vintage, story-book log cabin lake home and classic northwoods lodge. It's full of nostalgia and comfort. Stepping into our home is like being transported back in time to the early 19th century. A place perhaps you remember from your childhood; a place your great grandparents use to own; a place that still exists in your fond memories. Best of all, even with the charm flowing all around, you'll still be surrounded by resplendent luxuries and comforts –things like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TV, etc. We also offer on-sight pontoon & fishing boat rental (with available fuel option) as well as snowmobile and ...Read more

About the owner

Jim T.

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Vintage Northwoods Lodge with Charm & Comfort
Hayward, Wisconsin

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Runamuk Roost is a vintage log cabin lake home built in the style of a classic Northwood's lodge. Full of nostalgia and comfort, staying at Runamuk is like living in a story book world - a private lakeside cabin retreat that thrived in the early 20th century and in the memories of your grandparents and great grandparents. And although Runamuk is steeped in charm it is overflowing 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.

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 has 5 bedrooms that comfortably sleep 10. It also has 3 full baths, a fully outfitted and large kitchen, an outdoor patio area, a large indoor dining area, a screened lakeside porch, a fire ring with seating just near the water’s edge, and on-sight washer and dryer.

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).

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 track and are kid and pet friendly.

Here's additional information concerning our vacation rental facilities:

Sleeping Arrangements (bedrooms):
Runamuk Roost's 5 bedrooms are configured as follows: 3 bedrooms with double beds that can sleep 2 people, 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds that can each sleep 1, and 1 bedroom that has a king-sized bed that can easily 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.

More About This Location

Beach or lakeside relaxation, Lake nearby, Rural retreats, Waterfront

Getting There

Nearest train station: St.Paul, 145 miles
Nearest ferry port: Bayfield, 55 miles
Nearest airport: Minneapolis, 150 miles
Car is not necessary



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