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Family & dog friendly home on Grindstone Lake Hayward, WI - Black Dog Beach Club

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,680 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Welcome to the Black Dog Beach Club! This is one of the nicest and newest family cabins on Grindstone Lake. We built it in 2005 and have made major updates every year since then.

Each room has a theme! Two bedrooms are on the first floor (known as the Bear Den and the Mooster Suite), as well as a bathroom (the Fishing Hole), a spacious kitchen. Dining area and living room. This rustic chalet with pine walls and maple floors also has a loft that sleeps an additional 4 people. A third bedroom (the Looney Bin) is in the cozy finished basement, along with a second bathroom (the Dock Diving Academy) and large family room (the Birkie Lounge). The Mooster Suite has a king bed, the Bear Den has a queen size and the Looney Bin has a full sized. The home also features two fireplaces on main and lower level. Conduct business in paradise with wifi, private desk and laser printer. Enjoy the game or watch movies on a rainy day on the two flat screen tvs with charter hd cable, surround sound, blu ray players and Xbox 360 in the loft. The kitchen will support your largest family meals. It has granite counter tops, large full sized stainless appliances, an eat in kitchen island and dining room space for 8-10 people. Venturing outside, there is a spacious outdoor deck, outdoor grill, firepit and gazebo if bugs are bad. A few short steps down to the lake leads you to a large 60 foot dock and sand bar frontage on beautiful crystal clear Grindstone Lake. A perfect spot to swim with the kids, set up a volleyball net, or teach Fido how to dock dive. The Black Dog Beach Club has the perfect location for all your summer activities.

One thing to note. Like many glacial lakes throughout Wisconsin, Grindstone has sections of high lakeshore elevation. This does make for spectacular views, but it also means guests must traverse steps to get down to the lake level. The BDBC has 66 well built and safe stairs to get you to the lake that will give you a great workout, no matter what your age.

IMPORTANT: The Black Dog Beach Club is licensed as a Tourist Rooming House by the State of Wisconsin. Don't risk your family vacation by booking with someone who is not licensed.

Key words: snowmobiling, year round lodging, american birkebeiner, 3000 acre recreational lake, fishing, pines, dishwasher, pontoon for rent, jet ski for rent,

More Details

Property Manager
Steve and Julie Pyle
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Steve and Julie Pyle

The inspiration for the Black Dog Beach Club comes from our two black labs, Pablo and Monty and our grand dog Stella. We live in the Twin Cities but used the cabin as a second home for the past 10 years. Many dogs have stayed with us and when we decided to rent the cabin, we wanted to have a place where families could vacation with their dogs. So many memories have been made at this beautiful place with our two boys and our dogs and we wanted other families to be able also make similar memories with their kids and their fur kids. We do not charge a pet fee; only a small supplemental security deposit that is refundable.

Steve and Julie Pyle purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Steve and Julie Pyle chose Hayward

Hayward is an international destination. We love the thrill when the church bells start to ring, the deafening roar of the clanging of cow bells, and the loud cheers as the leaders of the American Birkebeiner approach Main Street for the final sprint. Our family has participated regularly in the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival which takes place in September. We have countless festivals and the cleanest, clearest lakes in all of Wisconsin or Minnesota. Like to fish? Chase after the next "world record" musky on Grindstone Lake. (Louis Spray caught the World Record at the time on Grindstone in 1939). World class mountain biking on the CAMBA trails are a fun challenge for even professional bike riders. With cross country skiing and fat biking in the winter, plus miles of groomed snowmobile trails Hayward is also a great winter destination. It does not matter whether you are a sportsman, an art lover, a foodie, a music lover or just love the sound of loons and eagles calling in the evenings, Hayward has it all!

What makes this chalet unique

The gazebo is one of our favorite spots to enjoy the outdoors. It is large and comfortable and provides for great views of the lake, as well as protection from the bugs. We enjoy outdoor dining and grilling on our deck.The neighbors are extremely friendly and welcoming. Perhaps the biggest benefit is that Grindstone Lake, as large as it is, is seldom overly busy. Pontoons like to tie up to each other on the sandbar. Even on the 4th of July, there will not be the congested boat traffic of a Twin Cities lake. You also can boat or drive to Waterfront restaurant. They are known to have the best Friday fish fry and Saturday night Prime Rib in the Hayward area! If you like unique adventures, take a jet ski or kayak through the channel between Grindstone and Lac Courte Oreilles. It does get shallow in places so be sure to walk through your jet ski in the more shallow spots. This adventure will give you access to two resorts that have great food and drinks on the lake: Trails End Resort and Anglers Haven Resort are hot spots on Lac Courte Oreilles. Trails End has awesome burgers and Anglers makes the most interesting and tasty pizzas in the area. Do you prefer a supper club experience? Try Fireside, The Ranch, The Steakhouse, the Chippewa Inn and Italia. All are excellent and reasonably priced.


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

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1680 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Fishing Hole - toilet , shower
    Dock Diving Academy - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Mooster Suite - 1 king
    Bear Den - 1 queen
    Looney Bin - 1 double
    Upstairs Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Family & dog friendly home on Grindstone Lake Hayward, WI - Black Dog Beach Club
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews

What a GREAT Weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a very fun weekend at the, "Black Dog Beach Club" and we can't wait to return to enjoy this beautiful home and everything it has to offer. Next time we hope to enjoy the out door fire pit, gazebo, and be able to walk down to the lake. There was still plenty of snow up in the Hayward area. But, we still had amazing weather, with amazing views. The home is beautiful and you will enjoy everything this home has to offer. We would highly recommend staying here. Like I said we can't wait to go back! :)

Steve and Julie were great to work with and were quick to respond if we had any questions or concerns.

Thank you, Steve and Julie!

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Rapids, IA

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Super clean, lovely, cozy cabin.Quiet time to visit Hayward and we have been going for 20 plus years. Our two teens loved it as well. We played games, walked on the lake, watched movies, ate out (& in), & gazed at the stars. We have our own place on a different lake

but it isn't winter proofed and our daughter wanted to visit in the winter. Hayward is one of our favorite places and now we know we have to return in the winter. Thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place - good location on lake near Hayward. Updated and clean. Owners were responsive.

  • 5 of 5

Great place - good location on lake near Hayward. Updated and clean with all the amenities you could want in a home. Owners were responsive.

  • Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakeville MN


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Beautiful home, beautiful view!

  • Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, cozy, beautiful, spacious, and dog friendly!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, quiet, private, and welcoming home with lots of natural light and a great view of the lake through just the right amount of trees! What a bonus that our dog was welcome, too! Thank you for providing a tie-out by the porch for the dog to explore the yard. We loved both of the fireplaces and your generous choices of coffee and tea. All your amenities made us feel special and welcomed. The kitchen had any dish or utensil we could wish to use.The bath towels were thick and soft. The bed was very comfortable. The room themes were fun and beautiful. It was an easy walk to explore the lake access and venture out onto the frozen lake. The location was perfect to relax as much as we wanted or to be as active as we wanted. Even the drive to town was easy and scenic. We will need to come again to enjoy the fire pit, BBQ, and screen porch in different seasons! Thank you for sharing your home with us. It exceeded all of our expectations and provided the relaxing and inspirational retreat we were seeking.

  • Submitted: 3-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin in a Great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed staying at this lovely cabin. As soon as you walk inside, you feel like you are home. The cabin has so many nice personal touches. I liked each bedroom having a theme! The property was very clean and the owners were pleasant to work with. Overall, a 5 star rating and would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone that is thinking of staying up outside of the Hayward area.

  • Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
149 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chalet rental in Hayward, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Winter/Early Spring
Feb 26 2018 - May 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 20 2018 - Jun 30 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 15 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Birkie Events
Feb 20 2019 - Feb 24 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$641.3
Cleaning Fee C$192.39
Tax Rate 5.5%

No indoor ski waxing, please!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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