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Beautiful Wood-Sided Cabin, On an Amazing Fishing Lake, w/Pontoon Boat Included!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom with 2 fireplaces, spa tub; on Class A Musky Fishing Lake

Imagine waking up in the morning and relaxing with a cup of coffee out on your own deck overlooking a beautiful lake... or walking down to the dock and taking out the pontoon boat for a sunrise boat ride! This beautiful cedar sided cottage has 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms (2 with tub/shower combinations, and 1 with a Jacuzzi tub), 2 gas fireplaces, a lower level recreation area with a large TV, wet bar, and game table; not to mention the amazing view from the front deck and fire ring overlooking the lake! There is a dock with a full-sized pontoon boat included, a gas grill for those family barbeques, as well as a grassy area for croquet and bean bag toss games!

The cottage is perfectly located... nestled amongst the pines and oaks on the shore of Placid Lake, it has a wonderful wilderness feel... yet 3 miles away is a fine dining restaurant, 4 miles away is a golf course, and only 10 miles away is the Birkiebiner Ski (Hiking) Trail! There is also a snowmobile trail just yards away from the cabin!

More Details

Property Manager
Stacy Hughes
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About Stacy Hughes

Stacy has been managing numerous beautiful lake properties since 2011, and Chickadee Cabin in particular for the past several years. She has enjoyed helping the owner share this wonderful cabin with other families. He says, "it has been in my family since 1996 when it was built. Now a widower, and living elsewhere, I am pleased to share this special place for other families to enjoy now."

Why Stacy Hughes chose Hayward

The owner indicates that his family loved sitting out on the deck, or by the fire in the fire ring, cooking S'mores and watching the sun go down over the lake! It was wonderful to be in the quiet bay, and able to catch Muskies right from the dock! We also enjoyed taking our pontoon boat out onto the (Placid) Lake, which is part of the Tiger Cat Flowage, giving us many acres on which to fish and explore!

What makes this cabin unique

Chickadee Cabin is unique... being in a beautiful wilderness lakefront setting with amazing boating and fishing, yet in close proximity (only 4 miles away!) to amenities such as a bar/restaurant in case you don't feel like cooking one evening! Other on-site amenities include a pontoon boat, a gas grill, and a Jacuzzi tub!


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to the Master Bedroom
    Woodland Floral - toilet , combination tub/shower , Combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Spa-like bathroom, with a Jacuzzi tub!
  • All bathrooms have a shower, one has a Jacuzzi tub... perfect for relaxing in at the end of a hard day of fishing or skiing! :-)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , A bunk room for the kids, right off the kitchen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , An attached bathroom with tub/shower combination
    Lower Level Bedroom - 1 king , With a beautiful lake view, near a gas fireplace and TV
    The Woodland Floral Bedroom - 1 queen , Has a combination tub/shower next door
  • 4 bedrooms; with 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed, 1 twin bunk bed set, and 1 Full Futon bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Chickadee Cabin is a perfect getaway for a couple or family group who is looking to relax and/or play by a beautiful North Woods lake... on the deck, by the fire ring, or on the dock. Located on beautiful Placid Lake, which provides acres of boating and exploring, as well as amazing Muskie fishing! Not to mention a nearby bar/restaurant with a 9 hole golf course only 4 miles away :-)


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average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Great place. Will definitely request to book again.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is fabulous. The knotty pine interior gives it a wonderful woody feel. The spaciously open areas add to the coziness of the cabin. The rooms are very spacious. The lower level is a woderful place to cuddle up by the fire and play family games with the wonderful view of the lake. The overall experience was one that left us wanting to book very soon again. Thanks to are wonderful manager Stacy who made the experience a wonderful adventure for us all for years to remember. When you book with Stacy you book with the best. Thanks again for a wonderful time it was a Super Birthday the best ever April. T.

  • Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, April! :-) The owners and I are so pleased you enjoyed the coziness of the cabin yet still had plenty of space for everyone. We are happy you had a wonderful time and a birthday to remember. We look forward to welcoming you back any time!
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Great winter get-away

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stay here for the Birkie the last 3 years and it is perfect for our group of kids and parents for a ski weekend. Easy to get to OO, Cable or Hayward. Enough room for what we need. Great communication/management by Stacy.

  • Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, thank you for continuing to enjoy Chickadee Cabin for the 3rd year. And what a perfect Birkie week we had this year! We're so happy your families were able to ski together and enjoy the Birkie festivities. We are always happy to welcome you back and help make your stay a memorable one. :-)
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Spacious, Cozy Cabin was perfect for our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Chickadee cabin. It was very cozy but lots of space. Very equipped with anything you may need. This was a winter trip but definitely would come for a summer stay. The location was good for restaurants and going to downtown Hayward. Thank you Stacy for all your help, we appreciate you checking in to make sure all was good. Oh! Upon our arrival, we were left a box of wonderful chocolates!

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed the chocolates and it was my pleasure to ensure that your stay was memorable, Michelle! :-) Chickadee Cabin does have that perfect combination of being cozy yet spacious. We will be happy to welcome you back in any season!
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Wonderful and picturesque setting

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Chickadee Cabin was one to remember. Hayward is known for breathtaking scenery and it was right out our back door. Many many moons back, our family used to vacation in Hayward twice a year. This was the first time in over 30 years since I had been back there but it’s like I never left. Some buildings have changed but the hospitality still remains. Ms. Hughes was a pleasure to work with before and during our stay. Chickadee cabin has everything you could want. Plenty of room for 8. Amenities galore! And it’s a snowmobilers dream with a trail less than a block away. I won’t be waiting 30 plus years to come back; and when I do, I know where I’m staying - Chickadee cabin.

  • Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Corey! :-) The beauty of our Northwoods is truly breathtaking. Whether you enjoy the speed of snowmobiles or the quiet crunch of snow under your snowshoes, the Northwoods holds winter beauty and enjoyment for everyone. We are so happy you enjoyed the amenities of Chickadee Cabin and will welcome your return any season.
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Lake Elmo, MN.

PERFECT! Look no further, this is the one! Very spacious, well appointed!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Chickadee. Has the up north cabin feel, this is a beautiful home! Perfect for groups, guys or girls week-end, families, or a romantic get-away! There is plenty of space for everyone. Stacy is very responsive, seeing to our every need. The pontoon is FREE with your stay, great fire pit, and a secluded setting on peaceful Lake Placid. Kitchen is fully stocked. We took advantage of some great food that was brought to the cabin and prepared by wonderful Chef Ray! Check out his website or tell him what you like and he will send you a selection of menu options. My 2 visits were with a girls week-end and loved it so much wanted to bring hubby back. We've stayed at many VRBO's, and Chickadee is at the top of the list. We'll be back!

Thanks Stacy!

  • Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, we are so pleased you had such a wonderful girls weekend both times you visited Chickadee Cabin. It is always our goal to help make your visit as enjoyable as possible! :-) Chef Ray is an amazing chef and I'm so glad you enjoyed his culinary expertise. We welcome you back any time!
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La Crosse WI

It was great.

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice and memorable weekend.

  • Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a memorable visit at Chickadee Cabin on beautiful Lake Placid. We hope you will return to experience another of our wonderful seasons in the Northwoods.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Hayward Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
At a nearby golf course/restaurant
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lakeview Golf and Pizza
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 77
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lakeview Golf and Pizza
Car: necessary

Chickadee Cabin is located on the shores of crystal clear Placid Lake, just 11 miles from Hayward, WI. Placid Lake is the southern most part of the Tiger Cat Flowage chain of six lakes for a total of 1700 acres of fantastic fishing and recreational boating. As a Class A Musky Lake, the lake chain is full of muskies, large mouth bass, and walleye! The cabin is nestled among beautiful pines and oaks, providing a sense of wilderness... imagine sitting by the campfire overlooking the lake as the sun is setting... yet there is the convenience of a bar/restaurant at Lakeview Golf and Pizza, only 4 miles away! So besides fishing and boating, if your family or group is interested in golfing, there is that family-friendly 9 hole, par 3 golf course just 4 miles away! Many other attractions and activities are available just a short drive away in Hayward; such as great shops, a movie theatre, restaurants, live music, festivals, lumberjack shows, the Wilderness Walk (with animals), the National Fishing Hall of Fame, the Birkiebiner Ski/Hiking trail, mini golf, Hookstone Winery, etc.!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Hayward, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer season 2018
May 29 2018 - Jun 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2018
Jun 10 2018 - Aug 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$194.59
Damage Deposit C$648.65

The nightly and weekly costs include the free use of a 8-10 person pontoon boat! (Rental rates vary but generally, pontoons cost $225-250/day and $995-1,195/week) So actually the nightly rate for the cabin is free and the rate for the week is only about $1,450-1,650! :)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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