Reviews

Rondele Ranch – Main Lodge

Rondele Ranch provided an excellent location for our corporate event. The staff truly went above and beyond expectations in making sure our event was a success.

– JARP Industries


Rondele Ranch was absolutely outstanding – in every way.  WOW!  The staff was outstanding – friendly, thoughtful, knowledgeable.  The property was beautifully maintained, and the setting was outstanding.  It was a treat to visit and I hope to do it again!

Wonderful time, wonderful accommodations, and wonderful staff!

Fantastic venue for our Fall line of business meetings. Accommodations were great, and the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful! – 5 star rating

– Associated Bank Colleagues


Every once in a while you stay in a place that amazes you. Rondele Ranch is truly one of those. A fabulous 10,000 sq ft, beautifully designed and constructed lodge. The 500+ acre estate is in the little town of Harshaw, Wisconsin, less than one hour north of Wausau. Pictures cannot capture the beauty of Rondele Ranch. What makes the stay even more memorable are Wendy and Terry, the Event Coordinator and Property Manager respectively, who treat you like family and royalty at the same time. They are concerned for your needs and want to accomplish the goals you have for your stay.

We had a two-day corporate retreat at Rondele Ranch this summer and have booked another for September. Perhaps the best recommendation I can give is that my son has chosen Rondele Ranch to be the place he gets married next summer.

– J. David Christenson, President/CEO, Connexus Credit Union


 

Rondele Ranch – Elk Lodge

Great place to stay! What a great place to stay! Terry was so kind and accommodating. Everything was first-class accommodations. The kitchen was well stocked and the heated garage was so nice as a place to store our snowmobiling gear. We will be coming back. Thanks for everything! – Lisa


Breathtaking 🙂 My weekend getaway was just phenomenal. I love the cabin. It was so gorgeous and clean. They have everything and all I needed was just my toothpaste, toothbrush, and clothes. The house was so cozy and warm. It just felt like home and welcoming. The trail and beach was fun and wonderful. We took a morning hike and it was just so peaceful and amazing. We didn’t have a chance to explore much, but just stayed around the cabin and we all fell in love with the place. We would love to go back again. My family and I couldn’t ask for a better time spent with each other there. Thank you again Wendy. So much laughter and moments were created and kept. I would totally recommend this awesome place for anyone to spend time with their family or friends. – Goua


Home away from home! A group of us stayed for the Tomahawk Fall Ride, and although we didn’t spend a great deal of time at the cabin, it was a wonderful place to return to at the end of the day. The cabin is peaceful, clean, and comfortable (not to mention beautiful). I really appreciated the fireplace on a chilly night, too. Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, towels, blow dryer, etc.) are well stocked, as is the kitchen with pots/pans, dishes and any other utensils you’d need to prepare meals.The cabin is also in a great location; easy access to Tomahawk & Minocqua. It seems like this would be a great spot for ATV, snowmobile, and hiking fanatics as well. I noticed trails coming directly off of the back of the property. Booking was super easy, and Wendy or Terry were always more than willing to answer any questions promptly. All in all, I was more than happy with our stay & I hope to return with my family next summer to check out those trails. Thanks for a great weekend! – Angel


Great Place To Stay!!!! Don’t Miss It!The best experience ever! The staff was excellent. The lodge was perfect! Immaculate accommodations. Peaceful location. Plenty of room for a family. Lots of things to do in the area. If you are looking for a vacation spot, I highly recommend the “Elk Lodge” in Harshaw, Wisconsin. We will definitely be back! – Ronald


My family and I had a wonderful stay We love the lodge. Everything was in great shape. From the beds and bedrooms & bathrooms, to the family room and kitchen, everything was top notch. Terry was thoughtful and helpful. His suggestions for activities was spot on. We love the trees that surround the lodge and found some nice hiking trails. We spent some nice quiet time on the long enclosed front porch, enjoying the scenery. We are looking forward to a return visit. – Jeff


Dream of a home away from home Couldn’t be happier with the property. Conveniently located. Easy access with the motorcycles. Garage an added plus and the 6 of us had plenty of room around the dining room table and living room area. Wendy and Terry a dream to work with. Hope to rent here again. – Patricia


Fall Ride  This place is awesome! Everything you need is already there. Bring your food and personal stuff and you are good to go! I would recommend this to anyone looking for privacy or excitement. There are lakes and trails nearby. Tomahawk isn’t far for shopping.  – Fall Ride


Great stay  If you are looking for comfort and cleanliness, this cabin is the place for you. Everything was in perfect order and it could not have been cleaner. Even the garage was spotless. The kitchen was well-stocked and the beds were top notch. If I had to grade this property I would give it an A. I look forward to returning for another stay.  – Kman


Dream Come True  Spending my vacation time at the Elk Lodge in the Northwoods of Harshaw, Wisconsin was a dream come true in getting away from the busy city life. It is situated in the middle of evergreens and hardwoods with a multitude of trails to walk while enjoying the sounds of the Northwoods creatures – song birds, the oh-so magnificent Pileated woodpecker and white-tail deer. It truly is a serene area of solitude and peaceful surroundings. I particularly enjoyed the rustic but elegant accommodations of the Elk Lodge with its 3 bedrooms & 2 1/2 baths, the large L-shaped family & dining room with a beautiful river-stone fireplace, and the large well-equipped kitchen. I have already made my reservation for next summer and will continue to do so for as long as it is available to the city dweller.  – Kay


Cozy Cabin  The minute you walk in, you feel right at home! We rented the lodge for a snowmobile weekend away and we couldn’t be happier with our choice! The home was beautifully decorated for a true Northwoods feel. The property/land, garage and house were all immaculate when we arrived. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals during our stay! We brought our dog with us who LOVED being able to run around the land! (He was definitely in doggy-heaven!) We left the property on our snowmobiles and accessed the Bearskin Trail. From there we put on over 100 miles throughout the different trails the Northwoods of WI has to offer! We can’t wait to go back in the summer/fall to access all of the trails on the property with our 4-wheelers and do some pontooning on the lakes near-by! It was truly a relaxing, peaceful home away from home for our family! The owner and the caretaker of the property were very accommodating and professional. They both are full of stories and knowledge of the property and surrounding areas!  – Emily


Beautiful property, easy access!  This is a winner!  The Elk Lodge is a beautiful, comfortable, spacious and clean home. The kitchen was well stocked, the fireplace was a wonderful addition to the home, and the bedding and towels were of very nice quality. Overall the property was perfect for our snowmobile weekend. We had three couples and the property was perfect! Very easy to get to, and close to the Bearskin Trail that was beautiful in winter, and we would like to come back to enjoy in summer. There is a beautiful screened in porch that would be lovely in warmer days. We definitely all said this is a place we would will want to rent again.  – Renee


Elk Lodge – Excellent place to Lodge!  Due to my active career and being bombarded with emails, etc., I rarely write reviews or participate in surveys. Here I feel compelled to make an exception due to the numerous positive attributes and the at-home feeling I experienced throughout my recent 4-day stay at the Elk Lodge. Our group of six thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Elk Lodge. We were treated with the utmost hospitality, which actually started in advance of our trip with informative and timely email and telephonic replies to all of my inquiries, right into day one of our stay, when we were given a thorough walk-thru of the lodge, its many accommodations, and the surrounding area. The kitchen, laundry room & linen area were well-stocked with provisions, and then some. The entire house was very clean, luxurious, and spacious. Everything was in good working order. If I’m ever in the area again I won’t hesitate to return for another stay! PS: I recommend hiking the nearby Bearskin Trail!  – John


Fantastic Experience  This was quite possibly one of the best VRBO experiences we have had. The description of the Elk Lodge in writing cannot begin to compare to what we actually experienced. The property managers are outstanding with their communication and Terry was just flat out exceptional. The home was spotless and well stocked. There was more than enough room for our family (and our 2 large dogs) and we thoroughly enjoyed the screened-in porch. I would recommend this property to everyone who wants to visit the area.  – Craig


Memories are truly made here  My friends and I came here to escape the city for the July 4th weekend, and we were treated to an amazing lodge . Elk Lodge and their hospitality was top notch from the moment we contacted them. They show great attention in the way the lodge was set up. Very well-maintained place with an amazing interior that lives up to the pictures. A great commendation must go to their property manager who was always there to point us to the right places and things to do in the small quaint town . His hospitality made our getaway a really comforting one. The nature trails and nearby fishing lakes are a thing of beauty that encaptures the American nature. We are already planning our next trip back to the Elk Lodge and reacquainting ourselves to the lovely property .  – Rishi


Awesome!!!  First, the cabin was immaculate. Everything you needed was easy to find. Linens were top of the line. Second, the setting was great, only once in awhile you could hear a car. The trail was exciting, we saw deer and bear tracks. Third, our 2 dogs were welcomed guests. Looking forward to going back!!! Would recommend in a heart beat!  – Mary


Elk Lodge  Elk Lodge was perfect for a long weekend. My only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer. We loved the location and the 500-acre property to explore. It was spotless, quiet and comfortable. We plan to return for a winter stay.  – Darin


Wow!!  This lodge was perfect for our mid-week getaway. The cabin was immaculate, with everything we could need and more. The access to the Bearskin Trail for biking was a huge reason for us booking as well as to scout out the area for a return trip in the winter to snowshoe. We weren’t disappointed. The setting was perfect and the peace and quiet a welcome respite. Highly recommend this beautiful cabin!  – Tom


Family vacation  We spent one week at the Elk Lodge with our adult children and 3 young granddaughters. Everything was very clean and well stocked. The kitchen was large enough so that we could easily prepare all our meals for a large group. During the week we set up a jigsaw puzzle in the enclosed porch. It was great. Adults were either reading a book or working on puzzle while the granddaughters used it for a play room. The yard around the lodge was large enough so that we didn’t have to worry every time the granddaughters went outside. We enjoyed campfires, s’mores and several water fights during the week. We went several times each day on the orv trails behind the lodge. We could take the little ones without worrying about other 4-wheelers. Management had suggested Sand Lake for swimming with the little ones. It was great. We also visited the zoo and a water park in Minocqua along with shopping. It’s such a cute town. This is a beautiful part of Wisc. to visit and you can’t find any better accommodations for a family. We had a wonderful vacation and would love to return for a couples weekend with some friends. Great Get A Way.  – Griswalds


COLUMBUS  The cabin exceeded our expectations. The pictures did not do it justice! Whether you take advantage of all the trails, hiking, biking and swimming or you just want to relax, enjoy the quiet, or go visit some of the many local attractions close by such as golfing, winery’s or brewery’s, this is a great place to do it. I think the winter months would be as beautiful as the summer.  – CBUS


Perfect  My wife and I needed a quiet get-away for a quick weekend, and Elk Lodge was just what the Doctor ordered. The perfect get-away if you want to hike, bike, swim ,golf or do as we did and visit some winery’s and brewery’s, all of which are close by. The cabin is immaculate, and we found ourselves not wanting to leave. All the comforts of home.  – CBUS


Absolutely gorgeous!  The Elk Lodge was the perfect spot to have my friends over for my bachelorette party. There was plenty of room for everyone to sleep. It was very comfortable, clean and quiet. The location was great and we could go to local bars and restaurants to celebrate my upcoming wedding. I would highly recommend this lodge to anyone for a variety of uses.  – Kristin