check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Castle Rock/WI Dells/Northern Bay. 10 Wooded Acres, Sleeps 20+

Bedrooms 5
Property type house



About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Full Baths, Screen Porch, Deck & Fire Pit

Minimum stay is flexible. Excellent location! Large, spacious, 'cabin like' home on 10 wooded acres. Sleeps 18 in beds comfortably with additional persons sleep options. Two full baths. Wildlife outside walls of windows. Large attached deck with patio furniture and adjoining fire pit. Wood can be gathered right on site. Wood fireplace inside for winter guests. Kitchen fully stocked with dishes, utencils, coffee maker, toaster, cookware, griddle, crockpots and icemaker. Spend the day on Castle Rock Lake or County Park (less than 2 miles), in Wisconsin Dells (20 minute drive), or at Northern Bay Golf Course (5 miles), on the ATV route nearby or snowmobile trails. Have dinner in a crock pot waiting for when you return. Castle Rock Lake has 8 restaurants/bars with public piers to park your boat, live bands during the day outside and beach volleyball. Enjoy skiing, wake/knee boarding, swimmng and fishing. Jet skis, pontoon boats and other equipment available for rent from nearby marina. Public boat launch close by. ATV routes accessible down the road but not from property. Snowmobile trails are accessible from the property. Many state and county parks in the area with excellent hiking and walking trails. The Dells offer just about everything including water parks and bungee jumping. Cabin is stocked with many TV's, DVD/VCR players, satelite dish, PS2 station with games, Ipod speaker, CD player, music and video library, air hockey table, poker table & chips, volleyball net and board games, toys. Washer and dryer with bed linens and kitchen towels provided. Interior has Maple cabinetry, ceramic tile, pine carsiding and trim, stone surround fire place.. Attached screen porch for gatherings inside with an outside feel (no mosquitos inside). Porch has additional dining table and chairs. Smoking is allowed in the porch and outside if ash trays/cans are used. Very kid-friendly; inside and out. Pets welcome for additonal fee. Great value for the sleeping accommodations with all the comforts of home. Furniture and amenities may not be exactly as pictures as things are constantly being updated.

Keywords: 5 bedroom, 2 full baths, newer cabin, wooded lot, Wisconsin Dells, Castle Rock Lake, boating, swimming, snowmobiling & ATV trails, deck, fire pit, Northern Bay Golf Course

More Details

Leean R.
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Leean R.

We are lifelong Wisconsin natives and know this area very well having vacationed here our entire lives. Growing up on a farm, our vacation destination needed to be close by. After marrying and having children we again chose to keep our vacation home close. Our two oldest children are in high school and our youngest in middle school. They are very active and in many sports. Because of this, we are unable to use the cabin as much as we would like. We also love to explore other areas and vacation throughout the country and hopefully beyond. Listing our cabin has allowed us to put that income towards vacation lodging elsewhere. We are also actively looking to swap property rental for something near Yellowstone National Park (WY) & Colorado in June 2013, Harrisburg,PA Oct 2013. Always interested in visiting new locations. If you have a place and want to visit WI, let me know.

Leean R. purchased this house in 2001

Why Leean R. chose Castle Rock Lake

We purchased the land in 1998. We built the cabin in 2001. The boys hunt in fall and we spend many hours on Castle Rock Lake boating, tubing, fishing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and skiing. There's 8 restaurant/bars on the lake. Many have live bands on the outside deck and beach volleyball. There are county and state parks all around offering excellent hiking and walking trails. We also enjoy being close to the snowmoble and ATV routes. Of course, there is always a camp fire at night. So much activity during the day yet a place and time to relax when we want to.

What makes this house unique

Our proximity to Castle Rock Lake, Wisconsin Dells and world reknowned Northern Bay Golf Course makes this the perfect place to be. Our 'owner built' home has all the amenities of home with 5 bedrooms and 2 full baths. All on 10 wooded acres. Willing and eager to trade with your property rental.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Castle Rock/WI Dells/Northern Bay. 10 Wooded Acres, Sleeps 20+
average rating of 4.4864864 based on 37 reviews

Friendship cabin

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our time away from home, especially with the ability to take our dogs. The house was quite clean and comfortable, and although the kitchen dated it was functional. There is no wifi, but that gave us a chance to unplug and connect with each other.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great outdoor getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 (plus 3 small dogs) fit very comfortably in this place over the Christmas holiday. Plenty of room for all. Being surrounded by the woods was awesome and made us feel secluded in the best way possible. Lots of space for the dogs to run without bothering neighbors. Large kitchen with lots of gadgets and utensils we didn't think to bring. Lots of games to keep us entertained. We brought some snow shoes and hiked around the yard, which was beautiful, great scenery. Only thing I would look out for is to make sure that you have enough beds on the main floor if you have older guests; without a bathroom upstairs, navigating the spiral stairs in the dark if you had to use the bathroom in the middle of the night was a little scary. Other than that, the place was perfect and exactly what we were hoping for.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great place for a group get-together

  • 5 of 5

We had 12 people stay at this property for a weekend. The property was a great size for our group and was a great value.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Would go back!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 18 comfortably fit in this hidden away gem! The fire pit and volley ball court were instant hits even in mid November. Beds were plenty and for those who didn't sleep in a bed had a couple of choices of comfortable couches. Plenty to do in the home and outside.

Don't let the deposits scare you, the cleaning required to get your money back is easy if you follow the directions.

Would recommend and go back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A nice cabin- wish it were closer to trails or lake

  • 4 of 5

This cabin easily accommodated our two families with 5 bedrooms. The living space is large with a large/dated kitchen that had the essentials. With our 7 kids, we especially appreciated the almost soundproof screened porch where we could send them. The property is relatively secluded except for a nearby neighbor who plays music on a loudspeaker and whose large Doberman visited us. The trails on this property are limited but you can walk a few hundred feet down a path to pick up some of the logs lying on the ground.

We did enjoy the fire pit and the kids ran laps around the cabin. Some of the adults took walks on the local country roads and there were no problems. This property is on the East side of Castle Rock Lake and there are some relatively easy accesses to the beaches. We went to the beach near Carlsons which was fine. The beach at the County Park on the East side is $5 per car and has the added benefit of a playground and restrooms. The water throughout the lake was very green with significant algae. We did rent a pontoon boat for a half day and the water was better out in the lake.

The price of this rental is not insignificant but is a little cheaper than something closer to water. If you want to have a quiet indoor base and travel from here to the nearby lakes, it is a pretty good deal. There were no problems with the financial arrangements and despite the many warnings on the owners site about what they were. It responsible for, we found the cabin enough-equipped and did get our deposit back after cleaning on our departure day.

We probably wouldn't return to this place mainly because there isn't a lot to do in the immediate area but we were glad to share this space with our friends for these days.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Would have rated highest but we thought it was only 10 minutes from the dell.

  • 4 of 5

Chose this home for the price. Also we needed it to sleep 18. Medical emergency and 3 were unable to come. Home was VERY enjoyable and accomodating for all adults and young children!! Kitchen stocked really well. Was much better than expected. Only downfall is we thought it was much closer to the Dells. Several things we wanted to do both morning and evening but did not want to drive 40 minutes one way twice a day. Other than that, definitely a great place to go and relax with family!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. It is 23.8 miles to the north side of Wisconsin Dells per my listing and Map Quest to Nig's Bar. Usually takes us about 25-30 minutes. It can take another ten or more minutes to drive through the town depending on the tourist congestion. Taking I-94 can help avoid some of the congession depending on your destination. Hope this helps future guests.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Northern Bay Resort
"Nice outdoor tiki bar. Quieter than most outdoor bars on the Lake. Golf is pricey but very n..."
Carlsons Rustic Ridge
"On the lake with outdoor beach and tiki bar accessible by car or boat. Volleyball, bags, liv..."
Shipwreck Bay
"On the lake accessible by boat or car. Outdoor volleyball, live bands, tiki bar. Lively plac..."
Dirty Turtle
"On the lake accessible by boat or car. Outside tiki bar with swings! Bags, and kid's playgro..."
Mound View Golf Course
"Convenient location from our place. Affordable; simple course for the not so serious golfer."
County Market
"Closest and best selection for all your in and outdoor cooking needs. Ice and liquor too I t..."
Roche-A-Cri State Park
"Love this state park in the Fall. Beautiful colors! Great for casual walk or hiking. 25 to ..."
Wisconsin Dells
"Any and everything you want to do, you can find it here. Lots of waterparks and tons of rest..."
Castle Rock County Park
"Just two miles West. Public swimming beach and boat launch, kid's playground, addtional show..."
Splash Waterfront Bar and Grill
"On the lake accessible by boat or car. Outside tiki bar, volleyball, occasionally live bands..."
Slip Inn
"Don't expect much. We refer to this place as the "six stool" bar because it is small. Now do..."
Edgewater Marine
"Convenient for your boating needs or to rent a pontoon for the day."
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Slip Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Northern Bay
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Christmas Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Castle Rock Lake County Park

Water parks, bungee jumping and many other adventurous activities just minutes away in Wisconsin Dells and on the Castle Rock Lake. Public boat launch and parking just up the road; bring the speedboat, wakeboards, knee boards and water skis.


Rates & Availability

Friendship House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Fall/Winter 2017-18
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee Refundable $250
Pet Fee $20
Minimum Night NOT MET $25
Management Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $275

A four night MINIMUM STAY is prefered for summer/holidays. A two night minimum stay is preferred at all other times. Shorter stays are subject to an additional $25 per night fee. Pet fee is per night per pet. Rates are based on guest leaving the property in the same organized condition as when they arrive. Guest also begin laundering used bed linens. Cancelled reservations are subject to a 20% fee/50% if property is not re-booked for the same dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Friendship House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On main floor off the master bedroom
  • 2
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with full bathroom on main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , On main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed double on bottom twin on top. On main floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , On second floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , On second floor
    Loft + Den - 5 twin/ single , Open upper loft
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (8), Child Beds (1) Crib mattress there and fits on any bedroom floor. Twin size air mattresses and pump in closet up stairs. (2).
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
On 10 Wooded Acres. Clean spacious basement provides a safe haven for unexpected severe weather such as tornados. Something you will not get at a campground or motel.

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties