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"Facilities very dated, no secure WiFi, restaurant and bar were ok but very limited food and drink options. Price was good for an overnight stop but wo ... " More

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Hotel Description

3-star ski-in/ski-out resort with downhill skiing

Mountain retreat

Within a 5-minute walk of the resort, you'll find Glacial Lake Wisconsin and Devil's Head Ski Resort. Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area and Devil's Lake State Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

18-hole golf course

This smoke-free resort features a golf course, ski-in/ski-out access, and a restaurant. Take advantage of ski lessons, ski rentals and ski passes on site, and enjoy downhill skiing. Enjoy the indoor pool and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Devil's Head Resort ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.3 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Devil's Head Resort

Everyone (3) Couples (2) Family (1)
3 out of 5
Facilities very dated, no secure WiFi, restaurant and bar were ok but very limited food and drink options. Price was good for an overnight stop but wouldn’t want to stay longer.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2019

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3 out of 5
Inn was in disrepair...very outdated and in need of new carpet, furniture, etc . No hot water in shower! MTN was awesome!!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 20, 2019 by Joe V

Thanks for your honest review. We hope you give us another chance in the future. We are working on well needed hotel renovations.

2 out of 5
The service was incredibly slow every where except ski rental. The signs were confusing. Front desk was incredibly slow. The room keys rarely worked.

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 27, 2019 by Joe V

Thank you for your feedback. We are working on our staffing/training issues. We hope you decide to stay with us again in the future.

1 out of 5

We are very surprised Travelocity lists this hotel

Pros: The only thing nice is its natural setting in beautiful, hilly Baraboo hills area of Wisconsin; the whole place needs to be updated
Cons: everything
Location: Devil's lake is within 10 miles
We love the Baraboo, WI area but finding lodging nearby is very hard so we decided to use Travelocity to come up with good suggestions and we booked the suggested room at Devil's Head Resort which hosts weddings, has a golf course and looked very inviting online. The room we got was in the "Inn" portion of their property; smelled like the room hadn't been opened in YEARS; the window had no screen by which to get fresh air into the room; NO CLOSET!, no "usual" items like a small refrigerator, no microwave, no iron (we were attending a function that next day that required us dressing up), old style TV, battered furniture, dingy walls, ceiling had paint peeling off, the hallways were dingy, battered; the elevator (this building has six floors) was very small, battered, smelly. The whole building was VERY out dated. The information we got from the front desk about locations of ice machine and other things were incorrect (they don't even keep their handouts up-to-date). The room smell was unbearable. We had to stay the night as we had arrived late and had no where else to go. We will never go back and would never recommend this place to anyone

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017

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2 out of 5

Secluded resort good for recreation.

When we checked in, the lobby looked nice and newer. We thought this was going to be a nice place to stay.. but then we got our room details. We arrived at our building to find a musty smelling entryway and an elevator that hasn't been touched up or updated in years. Seriously, would a new coat of paint hurt? Now to our rooms: we reserved a room with a king size bed but we received a room with 2 full-sized beds. The beds themselves were sagging in the middle and I woke up with terrible back pains. The wall mounted shelves and shirt hangers were coming undone, so I couldn't use that. The bathroom had stains on the walls and ceiling, plus some of the floor tiles were coming undone. The amenities included free WiFi and cable TV, but we only had 12 channels on a tube tv (flat screens are so cheap now, come on!) and the WiFi was crawling speed or had a very low signal at best. The wall outlets also barely held my phone charger in, I had to bend my plug's prongs slightly to get it to stay in. The dresser clearly had a spot for a refrigerator, but no refrigerator in it, and the air conditioner did a terrible job of keeping the room cool and even somewhat dry. For what it's worth, we only stayed there to sleep and shower, so I can't comment on the activities. If all you need is a place to stay, I'd recommend going elsewhere.

Posted by , from Waukesha, Wi on Jun 12, 2017

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3 out of 5
Pros: Have everything you would want there.
Cons: The Inn needs updating.
Overall experience was OK, it was a good value for what you receive in the way of the amenities and lots of thing to do nearby.

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016

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Renovations + Closures

The property is closed between March 26 and April 30.

Property Features

Have fun with onsite winter activities, including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding and in warmer months, enjoy a round of golf at the onsite golf course. Devil's Head Resort helps provide the perfect winter holiday with ski storage, skiing lessons, and ski equipment rentals. When the sun goes down, sip après-ski drinks in the resort's bar. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/cafe on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. This ski resort also offers an indoor pool, a children's pool, and ski passes. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Merrimac resort is smoke free.

  • 253 guestrooms or units
  • 20000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1858 sq m of conference space
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Ski lift tickets
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Devil's Head Resort offers 253 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Cornucopia - This restaurant serves dinner only.

Dantes - This family restaurant serves breakfast only.

Devils Den - This sports bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course. An indoor pool, a children's pool, and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include ski-in/ski-out access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ski equipment rentals on site
  • Ski lessons on site
  • Cross-country skiing on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Downhill skiing on site


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. A shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: approximately USD 14.00 for adults and USD 6.95 for children
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Devil's Head Resort Merrimac
  • Devil's Head Merrimac
  • Devil's Head Resort Resort
  • Devil's Head Resort Merrimac
  • Devil's Head Resort Resort Merrimac

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in June and close in September.
  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.