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

Bedrooms 4
Space 156 m²
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.

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

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

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 156 m²
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 4.793103 based on 29 reviews
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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Just wonderful and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We as a family spent our Christmas holiday at this wonderful and magical place. The detail the owners have put into this home is just awesome. We can’t thank them enough for the comfort and warm feeling we all experienced here. To Steve and Julie we can’t Thank you enough for the wonderful time. This home is just beautiful

  • Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful cabin on a beautiful lake

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a great time staying at this cabin. The cabin was clean and comfortable with very nice new appliances, TVs and entertainment systems. We all seemed to sleep well in the beds. It's around 6 miles to Hayward so it was easy to go out for dinner or get to the grocery store if needed. The cabin is located in a nice neighborhood and it was very quiet there. Grindstone lake is a beautiful clear lake. I wish I could have fished it but was too busy skiing and just bobbing about. It never felt crowded either. The only challenge with the lake was that it has very dramatic depth changes. I highly recommend getting a lake map.

There were 2 negatives for our family about this location. The main thing for us was the 72 steps down to the lake. We wound up trailering the boat at the public launch(a couple of miles away) every night rather than making the stair trip. As a result we didn't go out on the lake as much as we usually do. The other item is that I wish the gas grill was a better quality. We grill a lot and this one worked poorly.

The positives for this cabin were: It's location, It's comfort and size, the kitchen and appliances were nice and new, it had 2 full baths that were nice size, a quiet neighborhood, and it is on a really beautiful clean and clear lake.

  • Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lake view. Comfortable bedrooms and perfect basement for kids or teens.

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Steve and Julie Pyle
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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.


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
Birkie Events
Feb 18 2018 - Feb 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
Late Winter/Early Spring
Feb 26 2018 - May 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$25 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
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$635.75
Cleaning Fee C$190.73
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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