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Lake Cabin On Round Lake Wisconsin

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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 discussion on the phone and my agreement. If I do agree to have you bring your dog the dog must be kept outside at all times.

Gregory Ralston
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2018

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 working about 1 week a month in Phoenix, Arizona at the Indian Service Hospital. But I spend about 3 weeks at the cabin each July doing repairs and maintenance, fishing, golfing, having reunions and relaxing. In Oregon I grow a large garden with strawberries, fruit trees, flowers and vegetables and yes 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. I helped Dad build the deck. Dad was a physician at the Mayo Clinic but a pretty good 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Hayward in Round Lake

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 has a shower/bath combination, lavatory and toilet. Bath 2 has a room with toilet and shower. There is an entry room that has a mirror and laundry tub. You will need to provide your own towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master has queen bed, closet and 2 dressers. 2nd bedroom has 2 twins, dresser and closet Living room has a trundle bed with 2 single beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • swimming


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Lake Cabin On Round Lake Wisconsin
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay - what a lovely property on a gorgeous lake - thanks much!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here over the 4th of July and found it exactly what we needed. A place to sleep and cook our meals and to take a nice hot shower. We spent the better of our time on the lake, and why wouldn't you, its an awesome lake! Hayward was a short distance away and we had to go to the ice cream store, its fabulous. For our family, this was just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roscoe Illinois

Peaceful Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Great little cabin with lake breezes and plenty of space. Close to town, casino and lake restaurants. Nice calm area of the beautiful clear lake. No bugs in August 😉 Quiet and peaceful. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay with 6 family memebers, full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, free firewood, reasonably priced!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, father and mother in-law, and brother in-law with his girlfriend all stayed here. Nice clean place, nice view, free firewood was a definite plus, full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 1 with a tub, 1 with a shower but who takes baths these days? So that was plenty of showers for 6 people. Fishing was slow, only downfall was the long, steep walk to the dock if anyone is elderly. A local fox comes around to say hi and look for scraps in the evening. We counted over 20 loons and 7 bald eagles, eagles nest not far down. Even though the fishing was slow, we made great memories around the firepit with must see sunsets off the dock. A very nice place!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was great!

  • 4 of 5

A group of 7 of us stayed for a bachlorette party. We had more than enough room. The cabin is close to Hayward so it was easy to run into town. The lake was great. We spent some time swimming and hanging out in the dock.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very comfortable very clean. Beds were very comfortable Furniture was very comfortable. I can't think of one thing could improve our stay.

The Lake water was very clean and clear the lake bottom is sandy and perfect for swimming. Don't plan on catching fish plan on playing in the water.

My children said many times they didn't want the week to end.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Duluth, MN
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Big Fish GC

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 is a few 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. 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. The original Famous Dave's restaurant was on Round Lake until it burned down last year. My understanding is that they're going to rebuild it but they still have a giant fireworks display the night before the 4th of July over the lake. 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 ate there a couple weeks ago and it was very good with reasonable prices. I've heard the Chippewa Inn is terrific though it looks a bit more spendy. The Marketplace grocery store in Hayward has a good selection of wines and for meats and fish I'd recommend Lynne's in Hayward.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £144.42
Pet Fee £36.1
Damage Insurance £57.05
Damage Deposit £144.42

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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