Our cabin is a lovely 1400 sq foot 2 bedroom cabin perched on the edge of a 50 foot slope down to the lake. From the deck there is a stunning and panoramic view of the lake through pines on the slope with bald eagles nesting in the treetops right in front of you as you sit on the deck drinking your morning coffee. The view is to the north so the sun rises over the lake to your right and sets to your left, often with brilliant colors. The lot is forested so there is lots of shade on the hotter days. There is a boat lift and 40 foot private dock with a staircase down to the lake. There is a canoe you can use if you bring it back up where we store it on the west end of the garage/there are paddles in the garage just inside the man door on the lake side of the garage. The lake bottom is very gradual so an adult can wade out about 200 feet before getting in over his head. The bank is rip-rapped but after the first 10 feet or so the bottom is mostly sandy and great for swimming. Lake temperatures are about 70 degrees or more by the end of June and the lake is so clear that you can see down 10 feet or more so it's a wonderful place to swim and snorkel. It has a full kitchen with refrigerator, range, microwave, coffeemaker and toaster. There is a septic system and no disposal so there is a screen in the kitchen sink and you have to be careful to keep any debris from going down the drain. There is no dishwasher. The great room has a wonderful view of the lake through sliding patio doors and bay window and is about 25 by 30 including the sitting areas, dining area and galley kitchen. There is a large sectional with a TV, DVD player and cable TV. There is internet access with a wireless router. There is also a trundle bed in the great room. The lower bed can be brought out so 2 can sleep there or it can be left underneath and 1 can sleep there. There are 2 bedrooms. The master has a queen size bed. The other bedroom has 2 twins. There is a full bath with tub/shower, lavatory and toilet. A second bathroom has a stand up shower and toilet, and then a larger room with a laundry tub, medicine chest, mirror and coat racks. Outside there is a charcoal grill, portable fire pit, wood supply, deck table and chairs and front lawn for bocci ball, playing catch or sitting in the adirondack chairs under the trees and reading. It's about 2 miles to the Indian casino and about 7 miles to Hayward which is a resort town of over 2000 people with restaurants, large grocery stores, gift shops, hardware stores and places to rent all kinds of watercraft. There is a marina on the lake that sells gas, rents pontoon boats, speed boats and other kinds of watercraft. It is a 20-30 minute drive to rent canoes and tubes to float the Namakagon River which holds smallmouth bass, muskies and northerns. The upper stretch above Hayward holds considerable numbers of brown trout. Hayward Country Club is a wonderful golf course that is open to the public and is right in town. It is an old-style golf course with lots of trees and always in immaculate shape. It's about $55 with cart, $44 for seniors 62 and over. A Pete Dye designed golf course called Big Fish is 2 miles from the cabin, right across the road from the casino. It's a more difficult course with an open links-style front nine and a hilly back nine that winds through the forest. There are a number of other nice courses in the area within about 30 minutes. My favorite is Spooner GC in Spooner-really scenic, rolling hills and always in wonderful shape. I may accept dogs after we've discussed it on the phone and I've agreed to have you bring them..
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
About Gregory Ralston
I live in Oregon full time but grew up in Rochester, Minnesota. My Mom and Dad built the cabin in 1985 and I inherited it in 2012. I've been there every year for at least 2 weeks with my family since 1985. I'm now a semi-retired emergency physician only occasionally working in Phoenix, Arizona at the Indian Health Service Hospital. But I spend about 4 weeks at the cabin each July doing repairs and maintenance, fishing, golfing, having reunions and relaxing and often come back for a couple weeks in May and again in September to fish with friends. In Oregon I grow a large garden with strawberries, fruit trees, flowers and vegetables and I love to fly fish here too.
Gregory Ralston purchased this Cabin in 1985
Why Gregory Ralston chose Hayward
I inherited the cabin from my parents in 2012. Dad was a physician at the Mayo Clinic but a fairly skilled carpenter too. He built the kitchen cabinets and lots of other things in the cabin. I've always loved the setting and the lake and hope to keep the cabin in the family, passing it down to my kids.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Clean with a great view
Fun place to stay. Round Lake is beautiful and serene especially early Fall.
beautiful property and Cabin is in excellent condition
4 guy golf trip. Cabin was very comfortable for the 4 of us and it is in pristine condition. The grounds were equally impressive. The swimming area is perfect for everyone with a very hard sandy bottom. It was a bonus to have satellite TV and Wifi that actually works. I can find nothing negative to say about the Ralston cabin. All 4 of us would rent here again.
Thanks for your nice comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the cabin and lake and am gratified to hear that guests have had a good time though I do appreciate constructive commentary because I'd like to continue to improve guest's experiences in the future.
Perfect place on a beautiful lake
Can’t say enough good things about the Lake Cabin on Round Lake. For,starters, the cabin is in a perfect spot on a crystal clear lake. The house itself is very comfortable, and perfect for our group of 4. Greg, the owner of the caibin, was,super helpful in sharing info on the Lake and surrounding area, too. I’d go back in a heartbeat... and probably wil.
Eagle Aerie Round Lake
We enjoyed our stay at Eagle Aerie on Round Lake. The deck overlooking the lake was great for morning coffee and very restful. The cabin also had great views form all windows. We enjoyed seeing the lake all day long. We had 2 different families of ducks as well as a Hooded Merganser that visited us daily. Cabin had everything we needed for our stay.
Cabin was very comfortable and had plenty of room for our group of 5. Water is crystal clear, the lake is large and we enjoyed boating to all parts of the lake.
Great property for a Summer getaway.
This was a great spot for my vacation. The cabin was exactly the right size, with a great view, and easy access to everything we needed. The owner, Greg, was very detailed and extremely pleasant to work with.
Great cabin, beautiful lake
Great experience! I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking!
Round Lake is so clear that it's a tough lake to fish and it's taken me many trips to the lake to become familiar enough to do well on it. It's not worth fishing during the day unless you want to go into Little Round Lake and fish the weedy areas for panfish. The Chippewa Flowage is a large lake about 5 miles from the cabin which is fun to fish. There are resorts there with boats for rent and fishing guides to all the lakes and rivers in the area are readily available. There are a number of rivers that are great for flyfishing, including the Namakagon, with smallmouth bass, northern and muskies in the lower river below Hayward and abundant brown trout in the river above Hayward. The Chippewa Foliage (a very large man-made lake) is about 5 miles and the Brule which Eisenhower had a cabin on is about an hour. Canoe and inner tube trips are available on the Brule and Namakagon Rivers. Hayward is about 7 miles away with restaurants, movies and gift shops. The World Lumberjack Festival is held in Hayward every year in late July. There are numerous golf courses around the area; my favorites are Hayward CC which is about $55 for golf and cart and Spooner which is about a 30 mile drive. Both are fun old-style courses and always in immaculate condition. The Indian casino is about 2 miles from the cabin for gambling enthusiasts and there's a new Italian restaurant about 9 miles away, south on county road K called Ristorante Italiano. I've eaten there twice and it was very good with reasonable prices. I've heard the Chippewa Inn is terrific though it looks a bit more spendy. Our family favorite is The Ranch in Hayward. They serve steaks, ribs, chicken, pork and seafood and have a Friday night fish fry as do most of the restaurants in the area. It's moderately priced. The Marketplace grocery store in Hayward has a good selection of wines and for meats and fish I'd recommend Lynn's in Hayward.
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The cabin has a septic system. Anything that is flushed down the toilet or put down the drains that requires pumping of the septic system will lead to forfeiture of the entire refundable damage deposit. If I agree to let you bring your dog, please note that they are to be kept outside at all times. They can be kept in their crate in the garage. If the cleaners find dog hair in the cabin, any other evidence of the dog being in the cabin or poop in the yard your entire refundable damage deposit with be forfeited. Smoking is not allowed in the cabin or on the decks. If the cleaners find the smell of smoke in the cabin or cigarette butts in the yard your entire damage deposit will be forfeited. All garbage and recycling should be removed from the cabin and placed in the garbage or recycling can in the garage or if they're full it can be left in a tied up plastic garbage bag in the garage next to the cans. Garbage or recycling left in the cabin will lead to forfeiture of the entire damage deposit. Please do not rent movies and other entertainment from Charter on the TV. If you elect to do this you agree to reimburse me for the cost of those items ordered, either from your deposit or by check if I haven't received the Charter bill prior to 2 weeks from your date of checkout.