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Rocky Glen Condo - Forest Nest in the Baraboo Bluffs

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 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

Owner
Lesleigh
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 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.
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 ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(87 traveler reviews)

Rocky Glen Condo - Forest Nest in the Baraboo Bluffs
average rating of 4.965517 based on 88 reviews
5

Rocky Glen condo. Wonderful ecperience!

  • 5 of 5

Quite simply put, A+. " L " is a kind and gracious host. All aspects went with ease and simplicity. I went skiing with my kids at Devils Head, fantastic location. Close and private condo. Very nice comfortable stay with wonderful personal touches and amenities. I will be staying there again next year. Thank you "L"

Happy New Year!

Dr. Shay

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to welcome this lively family for their first visit! Thankfully the slopes served them well AND the temps were not the minus-minus we've had the past few days/nights. I understand at least one of the party took my recommended Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap shower...talk about refreshing!...and, somehow, warming after it's all done. Looking forward to welcoming them back! Perhaps in another season, just for a new set of adventures?
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5

BEAUTIFUL GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 5 sisters who get away 2-3 times a year. We try and go all around Wisconsin and stay in different areas. But we think we have found our go to spot. What a beautiful property and gracious hostess! The pictures do not do the condo justice. It is big, beautiful and eclectic! We spent 3 nights there and we're still finding new things as we were packing up to (sadly) go back home. The beds were comfortable as well as the couch. The cracking firewood was perfect when we were sipping our wine. The assortment of soap in the shower and 5 color coded sets of towels for us were another pleasant surprise. Everything and more we could have wanted was at our fingertips. Even down to a fire started about a half an hour before our arrival by Lesleigh. We definitely are going back! Thank you Lesleigh.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These sisters left the condo with surprises everywhere!...delightful sticky notes with comments about everything from a particular book, to mounted photos, to the homemade jam they left, AND the homemade apple cider (gone in a flash!). It was wonderful to see, to KNOW, what they appreciate...like my appreciation for this lively family of sisters. Yes! 'Til next time! Lesleigh
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5

Condo in the trees

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic two nights at this condo and loved the location, the decorations, and the experience. I appreciated the cozy feel of the place and the ability to walk to Parfreys Glenn or parts of the bluffs. We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm always so happy to hear that people want to spend a special celebration here and doubly delighted that such celebration, here, WAS Special. Thank you for making good memories here!...'til next time.
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5

Wonderful getaway - great location, great host

  • 5 of 5

Four friends sharing our annual get-together had a wonderful long weekend at Rocky Glen - beautiful setting, perfect location for our exploration of Devils Lake State park and environs, and Lesleigh couldn't have been more welcoming and accommodating. The condo itself had everything we needed and comfortable in every way.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is just something about an 'atmosphere' about a gathering of friends that cheers and warms this space. Thank you! Please find your way here again!
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5

Lovely Girls Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lesleigh's home was the perfect place for us to stay for a quiet "Girl's Only" weekend. This was our first time renting via VRBO and Lesleigh made it a wonderful experience for us. Her condo is in a very peaceful setting in the woods close to Devil's Lake and Parfrey's Glen. Its warm, inviting, cozy, comfortable and very clean. All the amenities we needed were provided and then some. We immediately felt relaxed when we arrived there and could have stayed for the week or longer - if we had the time :) We would definitely recommend to anyone looking to get away.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yup!....well then, COME BACK! These special friends' gatherings are usually filled with laughter, tears, music for reminiscing, and grand food...plus a glass of wine or more. I hope this is a tradition which you will play out many times here.
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Racine, Wisconsin
5

Rocky Glen...the perfect place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

It's a wonderful stay at Rocky Glen and the perfect place to unwind. Step in and take a deep breathe and let the de-stress begin. The condo is peaceful, welcoming, and full of treasures. This pretty "cottage style" condo is a wonderful setting to create lasting memories with family and friends. We plan to come back again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really delightful to welcome guests for a second time...and, now, anticipating the 3rd, and 4th, etc. Doubly delighted to hear about stress relief...such an important issue these days. I think the breeze brought thru the trees is something special, nourishing, up here. J. and T. T., you are most welcomed back!
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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

Merrimac Condo Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 12.5%

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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