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Rocky Glen Condo - Forest Nest in the Baraboo Bluffs

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


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

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

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 Merrimac

How could I NOT have fallen in love with this place!? (I didn't mean 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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Merrimac Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New convertible rain longer a tub. PLENTY of towels.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
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)


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Rocky Glen Condo - Forest Nest in the Baraboo Bluffs
average rating of 4.963964 based on 112 reviews

Fantastic Condo!

  • 5 of 5

I love, love, love this property. This was my second time staying at this condo. The first time was a solo trip with my dog. The second was for a girls weekend. We had a blast. The fireplace is fantastic and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Can’t wait to return for a third time :)


  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So Kate...I expect to see you again...with friends, with pup, or just taking a breather by yourself. Glad you could bring your friends this time tho! Lesleigh
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Sun Prairie

Memorable, cozy family time

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this treasure high on a hill as if you are in a treehouse that let's you just have cozy, peacefulness. Listening to a French cafe CD out of the huge collection as I type. Wrote how memorable this special family time was in the latest of MANY notebooks from other fans who plan to return. Great times and customer service downtown and the Xmas lights parade was an unexpected bonus!!! Thank you Lesleigh!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to have been able to host this thoughtful couple - so they could take some welcomed big breaths before the coming holidays. Will be happy to welcome them again! Lesleigh
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Fabulous, cozy, warm and inviting condo!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the stay was perfect! Lesleigh our host was so accomodating! Fireplace was wonderful and the condo had all the amenties that anyone could imagine! Warm, cozy and inviting, the condo was definitely a "home away from home". Lots of cozy rugs and furniture, books and interesting art to enjoy! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you both...and happy to hear you were at home here. Hope this will be the first of more stays. Thank you for bringing your warmth into the perch in the woods.... Lesleigh
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Wonderful cozy place in the heart of the Merrimac bluffs.

  • 4 of 5

We visited Merrimac 10/20/17-10/22/17. The fall colors were in bloom & the weather was beautiful. We found this condo nestled into all the beauty of the Merrimac bluffs. It is also in a great location: minutes from both Parfrey's Glen & Devil's Lake. The condo itself was in great condition, very comfortable & spacious enough for 4 adults. The beds were very comfortable & the updated shower was great. Lesleigh, the owner, made sure that everything that you could possibly need was available. She is very kind & knowledgeable of the surrounding area. She also took the time to walk us through the entire condo so we would know where everything was which we appreciated. I would highly recommend Rocky Glen for your next visit to Merrimac.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hoped for good Fall color during their visit!'s always not long enough, of course. Nice that much came together for their visit...comfort, colors, calm... Lesleigh
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Kokomo, Indiana

Awesome week!

  • 5 of 5

We had a Great time. The weather was beautiful and the condo had everything you could ask for. Thank you very much.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael!...sorry for my late response to your note! Thanks very much! It was a pleasure having you here...hope for redux! Lesleigh
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Wonderfully relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Rocky Glen condo while celebrating our wedding anniversary. The only bad thing was that we couldn't stay longer! First of all, the setting is absolutely amazing - so peaceful and surrounded by beautiful trees. We definitely felt like we were "home" during our stay - every comfort was provided. The furnishings in the living room were so comfortable - great for curling up to do a bit of reading or just relaxing with a glass of wine. The bed was great - wonderful nights sleep! We had packed a bunch of cd's for the trip, but we took advantage of the great collection of music that Lesleigh had in the condo. The kitchen set-up is great - we really didn't do any cooking but having a full size refrigerator/freezer was most convenient. And if we were to stay again, we would definitely pack groceries and do some cooking - the kitchen is very well stocked. We would have loved to use the fireplace, but temps in the 90s at the end of September put a damper on that plan! But the nice weather did allow us to do some great hiking in the nearby parks. Perfrey's Glen and Natural Bridge State Park were amazing! We loved using the ferry in Merrimac and if you venture into Baraboo, make sure to check out the Al Ringling Theater - gorgeous! One of the best parts of our stay was working with Lesleigh - she was incredibly responsive to all questions and seemed to genuinely care about us as guests in her home. I'm sad that we didn't have a chance to meet, but will definitely arrange that the next time we stay at Rocky Glen! Thanks, Lesleigh, for a delightful stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!...did you cover ground during your stay! So happy you could R&R at the end of each day up here in your treetop perch. THANK YOU for coming!...'specially during your special time. Lesleigh
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Dr. Evermore's Forevertron
Barn Restaurant & Bar
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.