The Guest House is warm, cozy, and rustic. It has two levels and three bedrooms that sleep six adults comfortably. The upper level consists of two bedrooms, each with a full size bed. It has a fully equipped apartment sized kitchen with everything you need to prepare and serve meals during your stay. It has a dining area with seating for six to eight as well as a bathroom with a shower.
Disclaimer: If you are imagining a luxurious and serene spa-like atmosphere, this might not be the best fit for you. Lazy I Ranch is a working farm. The cows are real and so is the poop, which you will likely step in at some point during your visit. Some of the cattle are friendly and will enjoy getting scratches and treats over the fence but don't expect to be in the pasture snuggle them or taking selfies with a cow over your shoulder. The sounds of the cattle, the birds, and other wildlife is wonderful and soothing but if we are baling hay you might also enjoy the humming of a tractor, the clanging of a wrench, and the muttered curse words of Farmer Mark. Your visit will be a true experience of a Wisconsin farm, in all of it's glory.
The Guest House:
The lower level consists of a living room with a tall, shed-vault ceiling and a central pellet stove providing both comfort and ambience in the winter. Air conditioning will keep you cool on the days that it's too hot to keep the windows open. The living room comfortably seats six adults. The third bedroom, which has two twin beds is also on the lower level and includes a bonus, low-ceiling sleeping loft we call "The Dog House" which is accessible by a short ladder. It is a unique and fun place for kids or kid at heart grown-ups to sleep.
The kitchen is stocked with dishes, cookware, and some of the basics you will need to prepare meals during your stay. You'll only need to bring grocieries. There is a refrigerator, oven with 4 burner electric stove, crockpot, coffee pot, and seating for 6 - 8. We will also provide coffee and filters, some snacks such as granola bars and fruit, and fresh eggs from our farm.
The lower level includes the shared space of our traditional "summer kitchen". The summer kitchen provides an ideal indoor area to prep for your outdoor cooking. It has a full sized refrigerator with freezer, sink, and counter space. The summer kitchen is part of the working farm operation. Don't be surprised if you find a bottle of milk replacer or calf vitamins in the fridge next to your beverages. It opens both to the patio with outdoor seating and the finished garage which has been converted into an authentic biker bar affectionately known as Poppa Wheelie's.
Stock the bar with your favorite beverages, pick from our CD collection or plug in your own tunes. You might even hear a race gas powered Harley fire up on occasion. It is a tried and tested party spot that can be open to the outdoors or shelter from the rain. Just outside Poppa Wheelie's is a large fire pit. The summer kitchen, biker bar, and fire pit are shared areas. You may have them all to yourself or you may make friends with others visiting the farm. If you would like private use of these areas please let us know in advance.
Common Areas are shared by all residents and guests. These include the Summer Kitchen, Poppa Wheelie's Garage Bar, bonfire pit, and all outdoor areas.
Camping: We have ample room for campers (no RV hook-ups) and tents on the homestead.
Yoga Studio: The rustic yoga studio is located in an upper level hay loft in our modern, two story gambrel barn. We can accommodate 18 yoga mats. The studio is simple and rustic with straw bales lining the walls, natural light, and an open window overlooking the pasture. There is a large deck at the entrance of the studio that provides perimeter bench seating for relaxing and socializing, and a wide view of the property. The studio also includes a seating area and dining tables as a perfect place for projects and classes or borrow a book, puzzle, or game from our library and listen to the sounds of the farm as you relax inside. There is a conveniently located bathroom in the lower level of the barn.
Things to Do: Lazy I Ranch is an 80-acre working farm so if the idea of immersing yourself in daily farm life and turning back time to your days at your grandparents farm appeals to you we can make that happen. There is always plenty to do: weeding the garden; picking produce; gathering eggs; cleaning coops and nesting boxes; walking the fence perimeters; and if that's not enough we can always put a shovel in your hands. Depending on the season we could be harvesting from the garden, canning product, picking apples, pressing cider, or splitting wood. You are welcome to join in our daily fun!
Our 40-acres of woods contains 2 miles of mowed walking trails with an abundance of nature, flora, and fauna. Dozens of apple trees, berry bushes, and wildflowers line the trails. Deer, pheasants, eagles, and other wildlife sightings are a daily occurrence. There are country trails for biking, lakes for fishing, and creeks for kayaking nearby. We are 12 miles from Clear Lake and 14 miles from Turtle Lake if you need to make a run to civilization for supplies. If just relaxing is what you need there is nothing better than a hammock swaying in the summer breeze with cows gently mooing in the distance. Far from the lights and noises of the city you can experience the night time in all it's glory. Listen to the frogs chirp, watch the fireflies dance, or just gaze at the stars while you sit at the bonfire.