Entrance to the mid-level of the historic bunkhouseDetail of the side entry of the mid level of the old bunk house
Camp Wandawega Bunk House Mid-Level
Camp Wandawega Bunk House Mid-Level
12 voyageurs
6 chambres
8 lits
2 salles de bain
12 voyageurs
6 chambres
8 lits
2 salles de bain
Vous ne serez débité que si vous confirmez

The mid level of the historic bunk house has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12. There are shared primitive his and hers restrooms, a communal kitchenette down below, and access to camp showers. 4 rooms with full beds, 2 rooms with 2 twins.

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Wandawega Lake Resort/Camp Wandawega is a private friends & family retreat, not a “proper” resort. We are carrying on the proud 90-plus year history of reconnecting people to the simple pleasures of simple times in a no-frills, recreational camp setting. All of our guests are here as part of preplanned recreational friends & family camp programs: sorry, but we do not accept random “walk-ins” or “transients.” But all are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings for Catholic "mass-in-the-grass" service, a 50-plus year old tradition; Sunday's at 10am weather permitting.

To support the ongoing renovation of this historic property and the largely philanthropic camp activities, we are continuing the tradition of making a very limited number of accommodations available for self-guided "friends-and-family" recreational camp programs during the summer months. 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.

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. OK, you've been warned : ) Thanks.

This is the mid-level of the old bunk house. Like all of Camp Wandawega, it’s a 100% back-to-basics, no-frills, primitive experience. Simple rooms, vintage furnishings. Shared “his” and “hers” restrooms and showers. A shared primitive kitchenette. For all intents and purposes, there is no heat or AC: just windows to 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, October in WI can bring lows in the 30s!

There are 6 bedrooms and each room can sleep up to 2, for a maximum of 12 guests. If you have more than 12 then also consider the top level of the old bunk house or some of our cabins. Please note: The photos are not 100% accurate, as things are always being moved around, redecorated, etc. but they are still indicative of the overall vibe of the bunk house. We strongly suggest you come for a tour before booking so you know exactly what you're getting.

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 more comfy that 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 Wateries 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. Even the nearby Mobil on Cty A has bait, food, wine, ice, booze and beer too. Plus a nice little taqueria within. Most of our friends and family live out of coolers when they’re here, grilling out, and frequenting local restaurants like Holi Canolli, The Chalet, and Sperino’s.

Again, this is not a "proper" resort, it is a private, friends-and-family retreat that is making a few cabins/cottages available on a very limited basis for recreational camp activities. As such, it is very informal and causal, so please be patient with us, as we are not always available to instantly answer questions. Before staying with us, please request a copy of our "Manifesto of Low Expectations.” All guests will be asked to sign a release of liability. Please also know that Camp Wandawega still hosts Sunday morning Catholic "mass in the grass" at 10am, weather permitting, a tradition dating back to the early 1960s when the property was still owned by The Latvian Marian Fathers. Just don't want you to be surprised if you're there on a Sunday morn and awaken to find 100-plus worshipers gathered at the nearby outdoor chapel. Maximum number of guests must be agreed upon before booking.

Accès des voyageurs

Get "back to basics" at Camp Wandawega. Our guests aren’t renting a couple of random cabins as much as they’re immersing themselves, their friends and family into the whole old-school camp experience featuring a full agenda of recreational camp activities such as canoeing, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, horse shoes, tennis, shuffleboard, archery, campfires & s'mores. The fact that we have no modern conveniences is part of our charm. If you're not sure this is for you we suggest coming up for a visit and a tour before staying with us. If you’d like to see an unedited view of camp, simply search for us on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), Instagram, Youtube and Vimeo to see us through the eyes of the many who have visited over the years. Our guests have access to simple, back-to-basics camp showers, like you recall from your childhood summer camp. Outdoor grills and smokers are also available, as are a number of nearby restaurants and bars. If you’re looking for fine lodging, look elsewhere: this is old school cabin-living, like you remember from summer camp.

Échanges avec les voyageurs

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, and are always happy to offer up suggestions of things to do, places to go, etc.

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Pour familles/enfants

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Chambre 1
1 lit double
Chambre 2
1 lit double
Chambre 3
2 lits simples
Chambre 4
1 lit double
Chambre 5
2 lits simples
Chambre 6
1 lit double

Règlement intérieur
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait à partir de 13:00
Départ avant 11:00

The overarching rule of thumb is: common sense and respect.
No Smoking indoors. Do not drop butts on the ground outside.
Also, while we have been pet-friendly over the years, unfortunately we have transitioned to a "no pets" policy. Although we are dog lovers, the extra wear and tear has become prohibitive. Even though we charged a $50 pet surcharge, we still couldn't keep up with the extra cleaning and repairs that were required. And now that we are recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, we have to be even more careful about the ongoing preservation and renovation of the property.
Thanks in advance for respecting the historic and natural assets of Camp Wandawega.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST: All guests must sign our Release which can be viewed here: (URL HIDDEN)
Please make the time to review it in advance and let us know if you have any questions about it that you'd like to discuss before your arrival.

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Dispositif de sécurité
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Détecteur de monoxyde de carbone
Kit de premiers secours

Séjour de 2 nuits minimum

14 commentaires

Profil utilisateur de Pat
juillet 2017
Wandawega was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. So worth it. Thank you!!!

Profil utilisateur de Cam
juin 2017
One of the most magical places on earth

Profil utilisateur de Jacobus
mai 2017
Our group had a fantastic time

Profil utilisateur de Brogan
octobre 2016
Beautiful place and wonderful experience, hope to visit another time soon!

Profil utilisateur de Catherine
août 2016
This past weekend marked our third annual visit to Camp Wandawega and our first stay in the midlevel bunkhouse. We comfortably fit three families in the bunkhouse. Everyone loved picking out their room and we had the perfect balance of private rooms with a communal kitchen and dining room. I loved the coziness of the space along with all of the great outside fun to be had. From ages 5-11, the kids had an amazing time exploring the camp. Our adult friends fell in love with Wandawega just like we have each year that we've visited. Wandawega is a magical place and has become an annual tradition for our family and now with our friends. Thank you Tereasa and David for sharing this special place with us all!

Profil utilisateur de Erin
août 2016
We were warmly welcomed by Tom and Joe- felt right at home from the get go :). This is the perfect place to reconnect with family.

Profil utilisateur de Krystle
août 2016
I booked a weekend getaway for my husbands 30th birthday for us and 10 of our closest friends and family. David was very friendly and showed us around the property once we arrived and answered any questions we had. We stayed in the mid level bunk house and had more than enough room for 12 people. The rooms were decorated very tastefully. There were two bathrooms with a toilet and sink and two separate locations with communal showers which was nice. There was also a small kitchenette below the mid level bunk house that had almost everything we needed except plates, drinkware and silverware. We did however bring our own paper plates and plastic silverware but wish we would have thought to bring cups for coffee - we ended up using glass mason jars from the night before. There's plenty to do to have fun - basketball, volleyball, tennis, ping pong, croquet, and shuffle board, but our favorite activities were the hatchet throwing and archery. They also had five or so bikes that my sister and myself were looking forward to using but found out once we attempted to ride that none of them were functional. They also had two canoes and three row boats so unfortunately not all 12 guest were able to go out together on the lake. We had a great experience and made memories we will never forget. We hope to return!
Profil utilisateur de Tereasa And David
Réponse de Tereasa And David :
Hi Krystle, thanks for your feedback, we appreciate it! We'll be sure to leave plates, cups and silverware in the lower level kitchen. In the future, if there's ever anything you need, just ask, and we'll be happy to bring some from one of the other kitchenettes. (Larger groups who rent the whole camp sometimes move things from one location to another and don't always put things back where they belong.) In regards to the vintage bikes, we always try to make sure that they function as they should, so if you ever find any out of service, please let us know and we'll instantly air them up, adjust the brakes, oil the gears, etc. Vintage bikes are always more temperamental than new ones, but they can still get the job done : )
août 2016

Chicago, Illinois, États-UnisMembre depuis avril 2011
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