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Winter Snow! Wood Haven Lodge/Ski/ATV/Snowmobile/Pets/Pontoon Rental/NelsonLake

Bedrooms 7
Space 213 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

SUMMER 3 night stay available: Sunday, August 12- Wednesday, August 15


June 9-16/Saturday to Saturday;

August 19-26/Sunday to Sunday

Join us for a great Northwoods vacation—5 bedrooms, 4 baths along with 2 additional sleeping areas (loft and living room sofa sleeper). LISTED RATES FOR 2018 ARE FOR 6 GUESTS, effective January 1. We are permitted for 17+ occupancy in the LODGE but we will tailor your quote to the size of your group (adults and children).

Main Street Hayward is on the west side of town. We are 5 miles from these great downtown shops, bakery, restaurants and post office. We are less than 5 miles from hospital and library. So relax and enjoy the lake, but make a quick trip to town to enjoy all it has to offer also.

During 2018 we will be able to accommodate larger groups. We have purchased a lakeside cottage, the WOOD HAVEN COTTAGE ( This 1965 cottage is located down the dirt driveway adjacent to WOOD HAVEN LODGE. It is a 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath cottage that sits within 40 feet of the Nelson Lake shoreline. It has a four-seasons porch, which also serves as the third bedroom. With new furniture, furnishings and newer appliances, this picturesque cottage allows us to provide two vacation lake homes which, when rented simultaneously, can provide accommodations for groups of 21-25.


WOOD HAVEN LODGE is a newer (2012) 2-story walkout with a loft. Approximately 2400 sq. ft. of quarter-sawn oak hardwood floors and tile. This cabin has year-round accommodations on 3072 acre Nelson Lake. WIFI is available throughout the home.

MAIN FLOOR (Living room, kitchen, bath, deck, and master bedroom suite): The main floor has a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, living room with flat panel TV and a huge gorgeous 3-sided wood burning fireplace, and a full bath. The main floor also has access to the raised deck spanning the entire lake side of the cabin, which is great for viewing the wildlife & enjoying that A.M. cup of coffee.

The main floor master bedroom suite (approximately 300 sq. ft.) was added in 2014. This suite includes a queen hickory bed set, gas fireplace, executive bath, walk-in closet and sliding glass doors to the deck. This bedroom accommodates a Pack-n-Play and air mattresses, if needed.

LOFT LEVEL (2 bedrooms, bath, and loft area): On the top floor you will find a bedroom with a queen bed, a second bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds and small TV/DVD player (perfect for kids) and a full bath. The loft area can be for reading and relaxing after a day of fishing and recreation. If needed, the loft can accommodate 2 twin air mattresses for children.

LOWER LEVEL (Family room, 2 bedrooms, bath and laundry room): The lower level has stunning log walls with a gas fireplace, 70' flat screen TV with full surround sound, DVD player and has sports channels. There is also a 3/4 bath and cozy bedroom with queen bed. The washer/dryer is on the lower level also.

The second lower level bedroom was added in 2016. It is another queen bedroom (120 sq. ft.) and can accommodate a Pack-n-Play or twin air mattress.

LOCATION: Wood Haven Lodge sits about 40' back from Four Seasons Road, which is a dead-end road. It is a short jaunt of about 150 feet to the 120' of undeveloped shoreline. The fishing is excellent for all panfish, bass, northern and walleye on this lake— 31 miles of shoreline with maximum depth of 33 feet. There is a public boat landing about 5 minutes away. Minnow Jim's Bait and Tackle Shop is 5 minutes away also. There is a restaurant within walking distance at the end of Four Seasons Road.

FISHING DOCK AND BOATING: We have electricity and room for up to 3 boats (depending on size). There is a dock with chairs, and bumpers for docking boats. Fish cleaning station is available.

PONTOON RENTAL: A 20 ft pontoon is available for our guests at competitive rates. We have a Misty Harbor pontoon with a newer 40hp Evinrude ETEC motor, capacity 11 persons or 1551 lbs. It has a livewell, sundeck, bimini top, swim ladder and snack/drink table.

CLEANING: Wood Haven Lodge is new and very clean. We will have the cabin professionally deep-cleaned after every use. All linens, bedding, blankets, spreads, and throw rugs are laundered prior to your stay. We live nearby and will be able to take care of any problems or additional needs.

PETS: We are pet friendly. Our pet addendum outlines our pet policies. Please review and complete the pet addendum if you have a pet. Please indicate in your message that you will be bringing your pet. Pet charge is $225.

NON-SMOKING HOME: We do not allow smoking in the home, but guests are permitted to smoke on the property. Outside trash cans are available for disposal, as the damage deposit will be forfeited if left on grounds/property.

FURNISHED ITEMS: We furnish many items for your stay at Wood Haven.

BED & BATH— We provide bed and bath linens for your use. Each bathroom is supplied with Kleenex, toilet paper and pump soap. We do provide body wash for the showers/tubs. Please bring your own beach towels. If you forget, there will be a few on the shelves in the laundry room. We have a new iron and ironing board.

KITCHEN— We have dishcloths, hand towels, dish drying towels, 2 rolls of paper towels and dishwashing liquid for dish washing and dishwasher use. We also have small boxes of ziploc bags and aluminum foil, along with some garbage bags to get you started on your stay. We do have a cupboard with coffee filters, some salt/pepper and toothpicks.

KITCHENWARE— We have a coffee maker, coffee grinder and carafe. If you have a particular baking dish or small appliance that you use, check with us and we will let you know if we have it. The lodge is equipped with just about everything— pizza pans, pie dishes, baking sheets, muffin pans, lasagna pan, roaster, wok, popcorn airpopper, toaster, cast iron pans, griddle, crockpots, blender, etc. We now have a punch bowl, fun for meals.

OUTDOOR DECK AND FIRE RING: The raised deck spans the entire lake side of the cabin.

GRILL & DECK DINING— There is a large gas grill with propane. We have table/chairs for dining on the deck, along with acrylic dishes and drinkware.

OUTDOOR FIRE RING— We do have a bit of firewood from some dead trees we cut down. We will have some out back for campfires. We do have long branches for cooking marshmallows. We do have Adirondack chairs for around the fire ring (adults and kids).

WEEKEND RATES: 2-night stays are available for $450/night for 6 guests with each additional guest at $30/night. Call for information (641) 583-1806.

License ID# MDAE-986RMX

State of Wisconsin

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Dennis and Martha Brauer
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Hayward, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 213 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17 ...
  • Max. adults: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Loft Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Shower only (no tub)
    Master Bedroom Executive Bath 4 - toilet , shower , Private bath in master suite with tiled shower/double sinks.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Loft Bunk Room (2 bunk sets, sleeps 4) - 4 bunk bed , Has TV/DVD player, DVDs, games, toys & puzzles. Sleeps 4.
    Loft Queen Room - 1 queen , Northwoods-themed bedroom next to Loft Bunk Room. Sleeps 2.
    Lower Level Queen Room - 1 queen , Cozy log bedroom adjacent to Family Room. Sleeps 2
    Main Floor Master Bedroom and Private Bath - 1 queen , Plus large area for pak-n-play & air mattresses. Sleeps 2
    Lower Level Queen (new addition to lower level) - 1 queen , Lower level queen with room for pak-n-play. Sleeps 2
    Living Room--Extra Twin Pullout in Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin pullout in living room sofa. Sleeps 1
    Loft Area -- If requested - 2 twin/ single , Air mattresses/bedding provided (if requested). Sleeps 2
  • Main Floor Master Bedroom has hickory log queen bed and dressers, bench, walk-in closet, private bath, gas fireplace and sliding glass doors/deck walkout. This bedroom/bath is approximately 300 sq. ft. and will easily accommodate a Pak-n-Play and air mattresses. Lower Level Queen Bedroom also accommodates a Pak-n-Play or air mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Snowmobile trails right out the back door.


Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Duluth, MN
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Four Seasons
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 27 and 77
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Four Seasons
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Public Beach at Smith Lake

Go cart track, atv trails, home of the American Birkebeiner, World Lumberjack Championships, Fishing Hall of Fame

Wood Haven Hayward WI is just minutes away from all the festivals, races and competitions held in Sawyer County. Close to Bayfield and Stone Lake for their apple and cranberry events.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Hayward, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017/18: 3 nights- 6 guests
Oct 25 2017 - Feb 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
Event: Birkie 2018--6 guests
Feb 21 2018 - Feb 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2018 - Lodge Rental - 6 guests
Feb 25 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
2018 - Lodge Rental - 6 guests
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend- 5 guests
May 25 2018 - May 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018 for 6 guests
May 30 2018 - Aug 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend - 5 guests
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
2018 Fall - Lodge 6 guests
Sep 5 2018 - Nov 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
2018/19 Winter - 6 guests
Nov 2 2018 - Feb 19 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
Birkie 2019 for 6 guests
Feb 20 2019 - Feb 23 2019
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$279.65 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$621.45
Tax Rate 7.5%

$325-$375/night (3 night stay required) and $2275-$2625/week
Rates are based on 6 guests. Rate for additional guests --$25/night/guest
Rates are adjusted for seasonal specials, holidays and other area events.
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

COTTAGE RENTAL is not included in these rates. Please contact homeowner if interested in adding the COTTAGE RENTAL for your stay.

Cancellation: 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days prior to check-in.
0% refund if cancelled less than 60 days prior to check-in.

Pets: $225 fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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