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Runamuk Roost
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Runamuk Roost
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Runamuk Roost
The front yard view from the shore
The porch - one of our favorite rooms...
Another photo of the porch
Outdoor dining patio
Fishing map uncovered during renovations.  Note the original owner's secret fishing spot markings.
Great sandy beach, clean and gentle sloping lake.
Beautiful sunsets; pretty lake
The best sunsets...
The living room looking towards the lake
The living room from a different angle.
The Living Room Fireplace
Sitting area
The kitchen
The kitchen from another view
The banquette dining nook (seats up to 12)
The kitchen from yet another perspective.
Master Bedroom with king-sized bed
Master bath
Main level lakeside bedroom with double bed
Main level bedroom with double bed
Main floor bath with shower/tub
Upper level lakeside bedroom with queen bed
Upper level lakeside BR dressing area
Upper level bath with shower
Upper level bedroom with two twin beds
Perfect room for kids
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Cottage -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Hayward, Wisconsin

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239Lynnie...
Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Special place”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We had a great time with our family at this quaint place. It is decorated with special items, including a piano! A member of our family played for us. It has lots of room for a larger group, such as ours. The screen porch is a wonderful place to relax, and feel one with Nature. In fact, my husband was there when he first spotted Mama bear and her three cubs. They scurried right through the lakefront yard. Awesome. We rented the pontoon to fish, but caught plenty right off the dock. The lake water is clear, and the sunsets beautiful. Jim was very accommodating in every way. We loved staying there!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TMather05...
Brookfeild
1 review
“The perfect lake house for a family gathering.”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This is our second time at Runamuck Roost, and it won't be our last. Amazing home, amazing location and more than you can hope for in a rental. The Taylor's are attentive owners, to say the least. This trip we rented a pontoon boat from Power Sports Ranch and weren't disappointed. I would recommend Runamuk Roost for anything from a romantic getaway to a family get together.

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Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Liked best: beautiful sunsets, fun ATV ride!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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MatthewMK...
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
“Remarkable Experience”
Reviewed 3 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Runamuk is a beautifu place to relax and to bring your family. The cabin is stunning with lots of room and amenities. The property is gorgeous and lake is a perfect size. We definitely plan on returning and the only reason we wouldn't recommend it to people is because we want to keep it a secret to ourselves!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Jen C
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3 reviews
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“Old school cabin with modern conveniences.”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This place is definitely as advertised. Completely beautiful and immaculate. Lots of seating indoors and out. Every room is warm and inviting. We spent the last week in June with a party of 12. There was plenty of space for everyone!

Jim and his crew really go out of their way to make Runamuk a home a way from home. The lake is small but very clean. Very little traffic on the lake and great fishing. Nice sandy bottom and gentle slope into the water.

Just a few tips...

Do not over pack!!

The cabin is fully stocked with most common kitchen comforts. Including spices. Wait until you get up to Hayward to supplement your needs at their local Walmart. I found things in town were easy to find and reasonably priced.

Don't worry about bringing entertainment items. There are a number of movies, board games and books placed around the cabin.

Don't worry about bringing linens. There are plenty of beach towels and fluffy white towels for everyone.

Bring your fishing poles! They're not kidding when they said the best fishing is right off the dock.

DO bring a radio or speakers for your phone/ipod. The Pontoon does not have a radio. We used a sturdy, portable radio and found that music added to the experience.

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Liked best: The fishing!
Liked least: The bugs .. but you're in the Northwoods, so what do you expect.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jeannie S
Eagan, Minnesota
1 review
“Gorgeous sunsets & home”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Very gorgeous home. Larger than we expected. Everything was so clean and they had everything we needed. Kitchen was well outfitted, lots of indoor and outdoor dining area. Nice screen porch and very level and perfect lot right along the lake. The kids caught lots of bass, walleye and sunfish. Nice sandy beach and lake. Great area to be in.

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Liked best: The decorating, location, lot and lake
Liked least: that we were not able to spend more time there
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Don H
2 reviews
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“Wonderful. Incredible.”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This was the most wonderful, charming and adorable place we have seen. Pictures don't do it justice. Extremely clean home and lake. Sandy beach, good swimming and fishing.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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