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Dennis and Martha Brauer
About Dennis and Martha Brauer
Hello! We are Dennis and Martha Brauer. After vacationing in Hayward for many years we purchased our cabin on Nelson Lake in 1994. After 20 years of enjoying our time at the lake, we purchased Wood Haven Lodge (2014) and have enjoyed meeting travelers and making new friends (www.vrbo.com/474410). Now with this lakeside cottage we are excited to renovate it and make it available for families and friends to enjoy.
Dennis and Martha Brauer purchased this Cabin in 2017
Why Dennis and Martha Brauer chose Hayward
Hayward is remote yet not too remote. There are tons of places to shop and eat and yet you can go back to the cottage and most times it is so quiet you can hear a pin drop. The cottage will have many of the modern day conveniences like cable, phone, excellent cell phone signal etc.
What makes this Cabin unique
This home is great for a family that wants a private dock and swim area, along with a picturesque cottage on the lake's edge. There is a yard for games and a great sandy swimming area. The cottage is being renovated and will have all new interior--wood walls, plank flooring, new kitchen cabinets and furnishings, appliances and furniture. We look forward to having families and friends at Wood Haven Cottage.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect Lake Getaway
We loved our time at Wood Haven! The cottage is completely and beautifully updated. The kitchen is fully equipped with any appliance you might need, the bedrooms are comfortable, and the 4-season porch adds extra space to spread out. No detail has been overlooked by Dennis or Martha. They are excellent hosts!
The cottage is just steps from the lake, and we enjoyed relaxing by the firepit watching the sunset over the lake every evening after dinner. The whole family also enjoyed renting the pontoon, exploring the lake, fishing off the dock, and searching for snail shells on the sandy bottom shoreline.
We HIGHLY recommend this property.
Our family had a very enjoyable getaway at Wood Haven Cottage. The cabin is clean, comfortable and very well equipped. We enjoyed Kayaking on Nelson Lake and many pontoon trips made available through our hosts. Martha and Dennis are available if needed and very accommodating.
Cozy Lakeside Charmer!
All we can say is WOW! Dennis and Martha are wonderful hosts. Everything was perfect, from check in to check out and everything in between, we were treated like family! Martha even gave our birthday boy (11)a great lure to catch fish off the dock! How thoughtful! No details were spared in the cabin or out. A wonderful yard with fire pit, a dock for fishing and a pontoon to rent made our time outdoors amazing. Inside I was able to cook a beautiful meal in the well equipped kitchen and sleep well on the very nice mattress in the master.
An amazing birthday weekend for our little family of 3....plus the dog, which I failed to mention had his own “bark box” of sorts equipped with bowls, towels and a blanket so he could be cozy while visiting!
We will be back! Thank you Dennis and Martha! If you ever venture to Eau Claire let us know!
Josh, Denni, Cole and Winston
Over all it was a great place to stay. Our family of 6 really enjoyed ourselves. It was very peaceful and relaxing place. And the owners are very nice people to work with. And I was very impressed how nice and clean/ tidy the house was. Thanks Martha Gingerich,
Wood Haven Cottage was absolutely wonderful!
We loved Wood Haven Cottage! What a view! The cottage was perfect for our getaway. Dennis and Martha go the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need. The beds were so comfortable, even the bunk beds were great. I would recommend renting the pontoon boat because there is so much to see on Nelson Lake. We will definitely go again!
Nicely decorated clean cottage.
This cottage has all the amenities. Kitchen fully equipped, bedding, towels and very clean. Owners very accommodating. Nice huge lake with lots of fishing areas.
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.