Camp Wandawega Bunkhouse Mid Level


Private room in guesthouse hosted by Tereasa & David

  1. 12 guests
  2. 6 bedrooms
  3. 8 beds
  4. 1 private bath
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The mid level of the historic bunkhouse/brothel has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12. There are shared primitive "his" and "hers" restrooms, a kitchenette down below, and access to camp showers. 4 rooms with full beds, 2 rooms with 2 twins.

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This is the mid-level of the old bunkhouse. Like all of Camp Wandawega, it’s a back-to-basics, no-frills, primitive experience. Simple rooms, vintage furnishings. Shared “his” and “hers” restrooms and showers. A primitive kitchenette that is directly below you in the same building.
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. 4 rooms with full beds, 2 rooms with 2 twins. If you have more than 12 then also consider the top level of the old bunkhouse or some of our cabins.

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 look-and-feel. 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, Instagram, Youtube and Vimeo 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 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.

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 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 grounds. 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, 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 (but charming) experience we’re offering. You’ve been warned : ) Thanks.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

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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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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House rules

Check-in: After 1:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
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