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Vintage Northwoods Lodge with Charm & Comfort

Runamuk Roost
39 reviews
Runamuk Roost
The front yard view from the shore
The porch - one of our favorite rooms...
Another photo of the porch
Outdoor dining patio
Fishing map uncovered during renovations.  Note the original owner's secret fishing spot markings.
Great sandy beach, clean and gentle sloping lake.
Beautiful sunsets; pretty lake
The best sunsets...
The living room looking towards the lake
The living room from a different angle.
The Living Room Fireplace
Sitting area
The kitchen
The kitchen from another view
The banquette dining nook (seats up to 12)
The kitchen from yet another perspective.
Master Bedroom with king-sized bed
Master bath
Main level lakeside bedroom with double bed
Main level bedroom with double bed
Main floor bath with shower/tub
Upper level lakeside bedroom with queen bed
Upper level lakeside BR dressing area
Upper level bath with shower
Upper level bedroom with two twin beds
Perfect room for kids
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5 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Hayward, Wisconsin
Runamuk Roost is an authentic vintage, storybook log cabin lake home. A stay with us is like being transported back in time to that wonderful place you remember from your childhood.

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.

Even with the charm flowing all around, you'll still be surrounded by resplendent luxuries and comforts –things like A/C, Wifi, cable TV, and a beautiful fireplace. We also offer on-sight boat & jet-ski rentals.

Runamuk's alluring private-estate like setting, tasteful adornments, perfect size home & lake all work together...
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About the Owner, Jim/Joan T
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jan 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 39 reviews and 1 property
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Lindsey V
St. Paul, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

I've been coming to the Hayward area for over 20+ years and have never stayed at such a beautiful home. The cabin is nestled in a quiet park of the lake, with plenty of land and space to feel like you are really deep into the north woods. We had a group of 10 friends and family, and everyone slept...

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed August 14, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This is one of our favorite vacation homes ever! Runamuk Roost is simply perfect. The house is stunning - you really can't capture it in photos! Everywhere you look are reminders that you are in the woods surrounded by nature, from the beautiful decor to your view out of every window. The kids swam in the lake every day, and...

Management response:

We are so happy you enjoyed our home. It's great when other people get as much joy out of it as we do. You were great guests and took nice care of it. Hope to see you again. K


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Farmington, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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We stayed at Runamuk Roost for the weekend of 04/22/16. It is a beautifully situated cabin just a few minutes from Hayward with wonderful lake views. The cabin was very clean and very well set up for a large family or group. Literally everything was provided for, including utensils, a dishwasher, soap, towels, gas grill, pots and pans, binoculars etc...

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Thank you for the nice words. We're happy you enjoyed Runamuk Roost and had fun.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Contact us for house rules.
    1 Full bath
    2 Showers
    1 King
    1 Queen
    3 Fulls
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
  • Damage Deposit: $1,000 / stay - Deposit
  • Property Management Fee: $135 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning fee: $150 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Either $3000 in Flip Key Renter's Insurance Damage deposit of $1000 required no later than 30 days before anticipated check-in date. On sight pontoon boat rental available. Renters must also sign and submit rental agreement. Go to http://runamukroost.com/Agreement.html and print out the agreement. Follow the instructions that will be on the first page of the downloaded rental agreement. Maximum group size is 10. Thereafter there's a $25/guest per night Additional Guest Fee.

Pets are allowed, subject to an $85/pet fee. Optional cleaning service is available for $150. Otherwise guests can self-clean.
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About the neighborhood
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 fol... more
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Minneapolis: 149.8 mi
Railway: St.Paul: 144.8 mi
Ferry: Bayfield: 55.3 mi
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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