This is a perfect little cabin right in the heart of Hayward with easy access to everything you will want to do during your stay here! We take pride in doing our best to make your stay a wonderful experience whether you're planning to use the cabin as your base camp while you explore Hayward and the surrounding areas or decide to stay in, relax, and unwind. We are constantly making improvements and upgrades to make your stay that much more enjoyable. In the last year alone we've added a patio deck with outdoor seating, replaced the flooring, added new light fixtures, built a custom indoor table to allow more space for cooking, swapped in a brand new mattress and built-in bed, and upgraded to a smart TV so you can log in and watch all your favorite shows from home in addition to the cable TV provided. Guest access
Don't be fooled - it looks like there are 2 entrances here - but the second door is just a storage room. This is your own private cabin!
Easy access using a key code & key.
We love & have lots of dogs and know how important it is to bring your pooch along on your adventure. We are pet-friendly but please let us know if you plan to bring yours, as we do charge a cleaning fee ($30 for the total stay). We may have to send you a separate request for this payment. We ask that you clean up after your dog (inside the cabin & outside), and do not leave your dog unattended in the cabin unless kenneled.
We provide the essentials - bath towels, shampoo/conditioner, soap, dish soap, coffee mugs, plates, utensils. We have a Keurig coffee maker with coffee, sugar and creamer for you. We have a small fridge, microwave, toaster, griddle and sink. There is an outdoor grill, you will need to bring charcoal & lighter fluid.
We have a few games in the dresser drawers for your use.
This is a small cabin community with 8 cabins in total and some common/shared spaces - there are 2 firepits that are for you to use, picnic tables, and multiple docks. You can bring and launch your canoe or kayak right here on the water.
Q: Can we check-in early or check-out late?
A: It depends. Check in is at 3pm. Ask me and we will do our best to let you know as soon as your cabin is available. We and our cleaning staff have strict protocols to follow and can't always have the cabin ready earlier than 3pm. Feel free to use the common grounds such as the firepits, docks, and shoreline beforehand but please allow our cleaning crew the space they need to properly prepare your space.
Q: Is there WiFi and is it any good?
A: Yes and yes! We upgraded our router in 2020. We've had many guests stay and "work from home" and students that complete their coursework from the cabin without a single complaint.
Q: Do we have cable TV?
A: Yes, we have cable TV. We recently upgraded to smart TVs so you can log in to your favorite streaming services too. Just remember to log out before you leave.
Q: Do we provide firewood for campfires?
A: No, however you can purchase firewood at several local convenience stores and grocery stores for $5-6 per bundle. You may also see signs on the drive up to purchase firewood at various residences. There are strict regulations against transporting firewood from other areas so please don't do that. Often times previous guests will leave unused firewood behind so you might just get lucky and not need to purchase any at all. We also don't provide matches/lighters.
Q: Is the water safe to drink?
A: Yes! We are on the city water line so it is safe to drink and cook with. There is both hot and cold water.
Q: Do I have to clean up before I check-out?
A: Uh, no. That's our job! Just enjoy your stay. Leave ALL used dishes/silverware out so they can be sanitized. Don't worry about making the bed because we're replacing the linens anyway. Please just lock the door and restore the key in the key box.
Q: Why is the cleaning fee so expensive?
A: Although the cabin is small, it takes a while to change the linen, restock, sanitize dishes, mop, etc. We try to pay our cleaning crew a livable wage and add in the expense of laundry and common items we supply and it adds up very quickly. We don't make or attempt to make any profit off of the cleaning expense.
Q: Are the other cabins grouped close together?
A: Yes, the cabins are grouped closely. You can get a sense by looking through all the photos we have posted. Not all cabins on the premises are rented/rentable however.
Q: Is it a contactless check-in?
A: Yes, it is self check-in and check-out. You will receive a code to access the cabin key in a lockbox. Please return the key when you leave. It's that simple!
Q: Can I swim in the lake? Is there a beach?
A: We have a shoreline with 3 docks but the water gets deep pretty quickly off the shoreline. There are a few spots where it's a little shallower. For a true sandy beach, head to Hayward City Beach which is less than one mile from the cabin.
Q: Does the cabin have good heat?
A: Yes it does! We have a European-style storage heat system which keep it nice and toasty in the winter. The cabin also has a space heater if you need to get it warmed up even quicker.
Q: Where's the flat sheet on the bed?
A: Keeping with the European-style theme, the bed has a duvet. We change and clean ALL linens after every stay and take great pride in our cleanliness. We also have an extra blanket stored if you need it.
Q: Is there enough room to park a boat/trailer?
A: Yes! The parking area is large enough for several vehicles. If you have a trailer, you can back in park in three different areas. We just ask that you not block anyone else in.
Q: Do we have a boat landing?
A: No, not at our location however there is a public boat launch about a half mile away. You can launch your boat there and tie it down on one of our docks! It's much less than a half mile by boat from the launch to the docks.
Q: What kind of fish are in Lake Hayward?
A: Musky, panfish, Bass, Northern Pike, Trout, and Walleye.
Q: Do we have boat or canoe/kayak rentals?
A: No we don't however Hayward Outfitters/Hayward Water Sports does and they are less than a half mile away, right next to the boat launch.
Q: Are there hiking trails nearby?
A: There is a paved trail near the parking area for a brief, leisurely stroll. Otherwise check out the Hayward Chamber of Commerce site for hiking and other outdoor activities.
Q: Are there ATV/Snowmobile trails close by?
A: Yes. Trail access is just across the street from the parking area. You can find trail maps on the Hayward Lakes site or Sawyer County Alliance site.
Q: Are there any good places to eat?
A: Of course! We can't give recommendations but suggest you check out the Hayward Chamber of Commerce site for local dining options.
If you have any other questions, I'd be glad to answer them!
Plenty of parking available including trailer parking.Guest interaction
We are not located in Hayward but can be reached by phone, text or through this site if you have any problems or questions.Neighborhood overview
Originally founded as a logging town in the 1800's, Hayward is now home to the famous Lumberjack World Championships, the American Birkebeiner (an international cross-country ski race), the annual Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival (largest mass start mountain bike race in the United States), the largest pow-wow in North America, and, of course, the fresh-water fishing hall of fame! Many other events spanned throughout the year take place in this small, charming town and even when large events are not taking place there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy - such as bicycling, horse back riding, fishing, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, road and mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, and golfing.Getting around
There is free parking on site very close the cabin's entrance. We are situated right on Lake Hayward with access to the lake just steps away from the cabin - bring your canoe, kayak or fishing equipment and go out on the water straight from your cabin! We are within 0.5 miles from downtown - you can easily walk or bike right to Main Street! We are also located only a few miles from hiking, biking & ski trails.