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Story Book Vintage Northwoods Lodge Loaded With Charm & Comfort

Bedrooms 5
Space 185 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 BR/3 Bath enchanting fairytale cottage with private beach & lots of fun

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.

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.


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-site 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.


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, flagstone patio with picnic table, etc. We’ll even provide the firewood 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 watercraft) 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. To ensure consistent standards Runamuk has a mandatory cleaning service requirements. Guests are still required to clean the grill, empty trash cans, and replenish firewood in the woodhouse from the bulk wood behind the garage. The dishwasher should be started before guests leave.

Beds should remain unmade as our staff will strip the beds and put clean sheets on. We ask our guests to put dirty linens in the provided hampers and to remove dirty sheets, pillowcases, etc. but leave them on the beds. Furniture, toys, game, books, etc., should be returned to their proper place.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Hayward, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bath - toilet , shower
    Master bedroom bath - toilet , shower , Attached to master bedroom
  • Runamuk has 3 baths - 2 on the main floor and one on the upper level. All have toilet, sink, and shower or shower/tub combination.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main level lakeside - 1 double , Beautiful lake views
    Main level middle bedroom - 1 double
    Upper level twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master bedroom - 1 king , Has its own private bath & new adjustable air bed mattress
    Upper level lakeside bedroom - 1 queen , Nice view of lake
  • All bedrooms nicely decorated with good views, lots of windows, ceiling fans (in case you don't want a/c) and comfortable beds!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Check-in is at 5PM, check-out is at 10am. 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.


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Hayward, WI
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Angler's Haven
Nearest Ferry
55 Miles
Bayfield, WI
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Hayward National
Nearest Train
149 Miles
Saint Paul, MN
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US Hwy 27
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Angler's Haven
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Nearest Beach
On sight
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Hayward, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$191.61 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$100.91
Pet Fee C$191.61 + 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 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, print out and mail rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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