Camp Wandawega Side-By-Side Vintage Cabins

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Entire guest house hosted by Tereasa & David

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bathroom
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These historic cabins are nestled into the rolling hills, overlooking the lake and private beach. The white "log" cabin sleeps up to two and the green cabin sleeps up to 4.

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This listing is for 2 vintage cabins situated side by side, overlooking the lake and the Camp Wandawega private beach. In the green cabin, you’ll find a foyer with a bunk bed perfect for kiddos, adjacent to a bedroom with a full bed perfect for a single or a snuggly couple. This cabin has double glass doors that open up to a deck that leads right down to our beach. In our Log Cabin – the white one – we have one full bed perfect for a single or another snuggly couple. Together the spaces are a fun spot to intimately experience what Camp Wandawega has to offer.

PLEASE NOTE, the Side by Side Cabins do not have a bathroom or shower in them or attached. Guests will be assigned the facilities of whichever lodging is not being used. We will direct you to the appropriate facilities upon check-in. If the nearby old hotel/bunkhouse is not in use, that will be made available to you. Or it could be our own staff bathroom/shower in the Lodge (where David, Tereasa & family live). You will also have access to your mini kitchen belong the exterior back wall of the Log Cabin -- it's the simplest of camping kitchens. You'll also have your own picnic table, grill, and campfire pit, next to your cabins. Depending on what is going on at Camp you might also be assigned to the "Camp Latrines" on the camping hilltop, a short walk away. They are clean, modern, hygienic "porta-potties". Another shower option could also be the adjacent open-air shower house, with a designated shower stall for your use. We have lots of options, so please be willing to be flexible; thanks for your understanding.

Like all of Camp Wandawega, it’s a back-to-basics, no-frills, primitive experience. Simple rooms, vintage furnishings. Access to camp restrooms and showers. For all intents and purposes, there is no heat & only a simple AC: we still prefer windows open, and a lake breeze. Please check the weather before you come, and bring an extra sleeping bag if it’s going to be chilly at night. If you think of it as "camping indoors" and come prepared for the weather, you'll be just fine. Remember, the fall and spring in WI can bring lows in the 30s!

Be aware that the photos are not 100% accurate, as things are always being moved around, redecorated, etc. but they are still indicative of the overall vibe. We strongly suggest you come for a tour before booking so you know exactly what you're getting. If you’re looking for fine lodging, look elsewhere: this is old-school cabin-living. If you’d like to see an unedited view of camp, simply search for us online to see us through the eyes of the many who have visited over the years.

To support the ongoing renovation of this historic property and the largely philanthropic camp activities, we are continuing the tradition of making a limited number of accommodations available for self-guided "friends-and-family" recreational camp programs. Admittedly, the price is expensive for the primitive nature of the accommodations, so please please please set your expectations accordingly. Remember, you're not just renting primitive lodging, you'll also have access to the grounds, private beach, woods, communal spaces like the treehouse, campfire pits, sports courts, boats, canoes, smokers, grills, etc.

What should I bring you ask? For starters, the camp basics. A few beach towels. Some Deep Woods Off. Sunscreen. And flip-flops. If you have a favorite blankie, sleeping bag, and pillow, bring them too, as I’m sure they’re comfier than what we have : ) As for food, we suggest that you shop local. Bring an empty cooler and fill it up at the Elkhorn Piggly Wiggly and Frank’s Liquors. Or Wilson Farm Meats in Elkhorn. Or Rushing Waters Fisheries in Palmyra. Or The Elegant Farmer. There’s plenty of local produce, meats, cheeses, beer, wine, and booze for appetites and budgets of all sizes. The nearby Mobil on Cty A has bait, food, wine, ice, booze and beer too. You’ll have access to grills (and campfires of course) and an old smoker we have on the grounds. Most of our friends and family live out of coolers when they’re here, grilling out, and frequenting local restaurants like Holi Canolli, Lake House, The Duck Inn, and Sperino’s.

Again, we are not a "proper" resort, so if you require an immediate response, lots of hand-holding, and attention to detail, then this just might not be the best fit for you. Before staying with us, request a copy of our “Manifesto of Low Expectations”. It will give you more insight into the casual, no-frills experience we’re offering. You’ve been warned : ) Thanks.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed, 1 bunk bed
Common space
1 double bed

What this place offers

Lake view
Resort view
Beach access – Beachfront
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Fire pit
Refrigerator
Dedicated workspace

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin, United States

An old school lake community, about 7 miles outside of Elkhorn. About half of the neighborhood homes are year round residents while the others are summer homes.

Hosted by Tereasa & David

  1. Joined in April 2011
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Camp Wandawega: Dedicated to the Simple Pleasures of a Simpler Time. Recognized by the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Ashley

During your stay

We are often up at Camp on weekends, so perhaps we'll see you. We'll always have a local property manager on call should you need anything. In general, we leave our guests to their own devices, but are always happy to offer up suggestions of things to do, places to go, etc.
We are often up at Camp on weekends, so perhaps we'll see you. We'll always have a local property manager on call should you need anything. In general, we leave our guests to their…

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Check-in: After 1:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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