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Rocky Glen Condo - Forest Nest in the Baraboo Bluffs

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Lesleigh
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

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 Lake Wisconsin

How could I NOT have fallen in love with this place!? (I didn't mean to...it 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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Amenities

Merrimac Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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 ...
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New convertible rain shower...no longer a tub. PLENTY of towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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)

Reviews

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Rocky Glen Condo - Forest Nest in the Baraboo Bluffs
average rating of 4.970588 based on 103 reviews
5

Quiet, cozy, secluded

  • 5 of 5

Lesleigh's condo is tucked away in the woods, but has easy access to everything in the area. It was very relaxing to get away from the city for a long weekend and just unwind at this cozy location. Lesleigh was very prompt to answer any questions we had leading up to our stay. She also stopped by after we arrived to introduce herself and show us around the place. I would highly recommend this condo for anyone looking for some time away!! Loved our stay and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bloomington, Illinois
5

Lovely Little Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from three very busy days in the Wisconsin Dells area, and Lesleigh's quiet condo was a welcome retreat after hours of canoeing, hiking and water parks with two young kids! As soon as we walked in the door, it felt like home. She thought of everything! Clean, spacious, quiet... it was perfect for our mid week getaway. Thank you, Lesleigh, it was a pleasure to meet you and we definitely enjoyed our stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to hear Rocky Glen served as your on-the-go recovery space!...the treetop lookouts from nearly every window may help...? Hope you decide to stay again!
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5

Gem in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

Great accomodations within minutes of lots of attractions, but off the beaten path for that peace and quiet you want after a long day. My family I always look through the VRBO website when we select a place to go on our annual vacation. I am so happy that we found this listing. This is 2 bedroom unit is a gem nestled in the woods and the owner has made sure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay...you really only need to bring yourself and some food if you cook.My family and I spent 6 nights in the unit and had absolutely no issues. The beds and furnature were comfortable, plenty of linens, cooking / eating utensils and good working appliances. This is a second story unit, and offers a wooded view from the balcony just off of the living room. I spent every morning on the balcony drinking my coffee in the trees with a limited view of the bluffs in the distance. The owner told me that the balcony will hopefully be replaced with a deck soon...that would definately be a welcomed transition. This unit is furnished with the owners decor and very cozy. It really made us feel like we were home. If I ever make a return visit the area, I am definately going to check availability on this unit. The only other thing I can say is that the price was right and worth every penny. Thanks to the owner (Lesleigh) for having this unit listed and personally stopping by to welcome us!

Rented 7/17-7/23 2017

~Darrell White~

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happily, I met this family both coming and going. The 'going' stories described that they covered A LOT of Wisconsin Dells AND the lovely woods and Devil's Lake state park nearby. Sounded like a very busy, very happy vacation!...(don't you think sometimes we have to rest up AFTER our vacations?!) Please come again.
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This condo was beautiful. It was so nice to have a place to call our "home" for the week while on vacation. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and great location. Lots of amenities that are offered. Feels like a vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect for a weekend getaway and the owner is wonderful. She is very welcoming in her home. I hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really looking forward to your next visit Janet! Loved meeting your kids, too, and feeling their sense of adventure for the several days you were here... You may be glad to know that the balcony may soon be turned into a bona fide deck!...fingers crossed it all works out! 'til next time! Lesleigh
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Flagstaff, AZ
5

Peaceful Intimacy

  • 5 of 5

My friend, Ginny, and I meet every summer for 4 days at Lesleigh's warm, intimate, comfortable, and serene condo. The energy of the surrounding trees and lakes creates a space for us to reconnect each year in a meaningful way. We both go back to our respective lives in AZ & VA feeling renewed, refreshed, and loved because of the love which Lesleigh has created in her beautiful space. We also share a meal with her each year because we have much in common to share.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Their friendship radiates. Am so happy to be included. They showed up the first time not knowing it was my place...and I'd known Ginny from 'eons' ago in a place 'far, far away.' Delighted then with that reunion and adding her old friend has led to lovely reunion meals and great conversations. Magic again at Rocky Glen...down to earth, and real magic.
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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

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Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
$150
 

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.
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