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Hayward - Chalet on Clear Water 5,100 Acre Lac Courte Oreilles Lake

Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)

Thank you for your interest in 'Loon View Lodge'!

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION, PLUS CONVENIENT! "Loon View Lodge LLC" is a beautiful, non-smoking, fully-finished chalet located on a quiet private dead-end drive, 1/8 mile off the popular Northwoods Beach strip. Grab your coffee in the morning, and take the kids for a nature walk down the heavily wooded private road while you talk about your plans for the day on the lake. You'll feel like your in the middle of the woods, yet everything you need is close by: Gas is now also available on the lake just a few minutes down the shore. Gas, groceries, fish licenses, boat/pontoon rental, and boat supplies/repair are 1/2 mile away. (Plus more dealers and rental shops 10 miles away with Jet Ski/pontoon/boat/water trampoline/snowmobile rental and repair). Enjoy plenty of restaurants, resorts, amenities less than a mile or two away by boat/walk/bike/car. LCO Casino and Hotel is 5 miles away and has national acts/entertainment. Like live music? The all new beautiful Trails End Resort is only a couple minutes down the shore, and offers live music, food, drinks, gas on the lake, and a sandy beach with playground. Or take a ten minute drive to downtown Hayward for shopping, museums, mini golf, go carts, wineries and more. Enjoy 5 premier Golf Courses -most less than 10 minutes away, tons of restaurants and resorts nearby, and miles of ATV & Snowmobile trails surrounding. Snowmobile trail #3 is on the lake in front of the home, you will have access to Sawyer County's 600 miles of groomed trails. Arguably the best lake in Hayward for pan fishing, musky fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, pontooning, sailing, music, and more. This lake is big, but is very quiet.

EXTERIOR OF HOME: Enjoy the sunset while sitting around the huge fire pit overlooking the lake (plenty of lawn chairs provided and a limited amount of complimentary firewood is included). Take the winding steps down medium elevation to the lake and the private 'L' dock with 100' of private frontage. Seasonal neighbors on both sides are friendly and have large oversize lots with plenty of mature trees, so there is plenty of privacy. The driveway is fully paved and is large enough for 4 trucks and trailers, or about 8 cars. The whole family will enjoy the level paved Basketball court. The landscaping is well maintained with an automatic sprinkler system. A complimentary lift for your pontoon, boat, or PWC is available at no extra charge; inquire with owner. Lac Courte Oreilles is a large lake and can have 3 foot waves during storms; so this is an important amenity since it makes the difference between having to take your boat out, or having major damage to your boat or dock. NEW in 2016: We now have an automatic back-up generator! Although rare, being in the northwoods with lots of trees it seems like there is at least one storm a year that will blow a tree on a power line, or a winter ice storm that breaks a power line. In the event there is a power outage you may not even know it since the generator will automatically restore power so you will have water, refrigerator, lights, microwave, furnace, TV, etc. Keep in mind all these comforts won't work if the power goes out... We know how important your vacation is and have taken the extra step/investment to make sure you are comfortable and worry free no matter what the weather!

INTERIOR OF HOME: The Interior is immaculate and tastefully decorated with a northwoods cabin feel. Knotty pine ceilings and walls throughout, and hardwood floors in great room, dining, and kitchen. The home has central air conditioning, and two gas fireplaces with log mantles, one on main floor and one in basement. There are 7 flat panel TV's 26"-51" with cable throughout the home in living rooms and bedrooms, along with a movie library and DVD players. There is a central multi-room stereo system that can play your ipod music. Free WI-FI Charter high speed internet. The kitchen is fully stocked with all utensils and cookware (2 coffee makers plus a Keurig, crock pot, pizza oven, griddle, waffle maker, mixer, popcorn popper, toaster, blender, etc). We have a beautiful custom made large dining table with seating for 8, plus seating for 4 at the island, and a child's high chair too. The well water is clear and tastes great. For outdoor cooking we have a large stainless gas grill plus a Weber charcoal grill. All bed, bath, and kitchen linens are included -you will need to bring your own beach towels. Attached oversize weatherproof 3 season porch with lake view. The deck has 2 dining tables and chairs.Ceramic tile in all three full bathrooms (one on each level). Adults can enjoy peace and quiet on the main level, while kids can enjoy the fully finished walkout basement with video games, air hockey, foosball, movies and 2 cool log bunk bed sets.

BEDROOM/BATHROOM LAYOUT: Sleeps 11-13. Master Suite in loft overlooking lake has queen log bed, Main Level bedroom 1 has queen log bed, Main Level bedroom 2 has queen pine bed, Kids bedroom in walkout basement has 2 log bunk sets totaling one full and 3 twins beds. For additional guests we have a full sofa sleeper and a rollaway bed available in oversize basement rec room. We have a pack and play for your toddler too. All mattresses are high quality and comfortable (even the bunk beds). There are three full bathrooms, one on each level, the main level bath tub also has safety bars for older guests.

THE LAKE: Lac Courte Oreilles is over 8 miles long and at over 5000 acres is the largest natural lake in the county and is well known for excellent fishing, sailing, exploring and water sports. Lac Courte Oreilles is also connected to Grindstone Lake which is over 3000 acres, and makes for a great day trip with light shallow hull boat or pontoon. The bottom gently tapers from nothing at shore, to 3 feet deep at the swimming area at the end of the new 30 foot 'L' shaped dock with large sitting area. From there it continues to gently taper out to about ten feet deep, and stays level for approximately 40 yards. This water is absolutely crystal clear ALL year long -drop a dime off the end of the dock and you can still see it!

You will be hard pressed to find a finer vacation home in the area, and the location is perfect for all types of entertainment on water and off. This place has it all, too much to mention. Our reviews speak for themselves!


FOR AN ACCURATE QUOTE PLEASE EMAIL OWNER! (click 'Email Owner' button on right side of this page). Please mention dates, quantity and approximate ages of guests, and any pets. Responses are usually within 12 hours.

Nightly rates are based on # of nights and whether night is a weekend or a weekday.

Summer 'Week' runs from Sat 3pm check-in, to Sat 9am check-out.

$500 Deposit cashed to hold reservation, returned after checkout if no damage.

Additional charges for Extra Guests, Holidays, Events. Kids 2 and under free. Add 5.5% sales tax.

Keywords: lake, chalet, home, house, cabin, Birkie, Birkenbeiner, fat tire, lumberjack

More Details

Tom Kamrath
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2018

About Tom Kamrath

I've lived within an hour of Hayward all my life and decided to move to Hayward in 2009.

Tom Kamrath purchased this chalet in 2009

Why Tom Kamrath chose North Woods Beach

I purchased this brand new chalet in June of '09. The Hayward area is beautiful and has endless recreational opportunities. I enjoy meeting people from WI, MN, IL, IA, etc; and they are all so interesting, easy to talk to, and in a friendly vacation mood. Lac Courte Oreilles is the largest natural lake in the county; at over 5000 acres there is so much lake shore, I don't think you could see it all by pontoon in one day! Plus, it's connected to Grindstone lake at over 3000 acres. Both lakes are primarily sand bottom, and crystal clear year round. Neither of these lakes have a lot of boat traffic, so it is perfect for sailing, water skiing, relaxing etc.

What makes this chalet unique

My favorite thing to do is spend time on the water; whether it be waterskiing, jet skiing, or meeting people at the public sandbar. For lunch I like to take friends over to Anglers Haven Resort for home made pizza and great ice cream drinks. In the evening it's over to either Italia authentic Italian restaurant or The Fireside supper club and meet new people from all over. After that, it's back to the chalet for a bonfire as the sun sets; then later take the pontoon for a moon lit ride a mile down the shoreline for live music and drinks at Trails End Resort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

via email:

Dear Tom,

We appreciate everything and will be sure to post a positive review here shortly! Thank you for everything.

Jul 2015
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North Woods Beach Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 Basement - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 Loft - toilet , shower , Private loft bathroom with oversize shower.
    Bathroom 2 Main Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tub has safety handles for handicapped
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 Main Level - 1 queen , Log Bed and furniture, TV
    Bedroom 1 Loft - 1 queen , Private upstairs loft log bedroom with bathroom and TV
    Bedroom 3 Main Level - 1 queen , Pine bed set with TV
    Bedroom 4 Basement - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Log Bunkbed room with TV
    2 Sofa Sleepers - 1 queen , 1 double , Sofa Sleeper in 3season porch, plus Sofa Sleeper in rec room
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Complimentary lift for your boat or pontoon, gas nearby by boat or car, 2 Fireplaces with log mantles, Central Air, 7 Flat panel TV's 26'' to 51'', VCR, DVD Players, multi-room stereo system, pizza oven, great tasting well water, coffeemaker, all linens, fully stocked kitchen with all utensils, large stainless steel gas grill, 3 season weatherproof porch, paved level basketball court, Playstation 2 with games, flat Panel TVs and DVDs in 4 bedrooms, great room, porch and in fully finished basement near rec area (great for kids), free high speed wireless year round. Amenities subject to change without notice.


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Hayward - Chalet on Clear Water 5,100 Acre Lac Courte Oreilles Lake
average rating of 4.982143 based on 62 reviews

Fantastic experience from start to finish!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently stayed at this beautiful home and enjoyed every minute of it! The layout of the home is perfect, especially when you have adults and kids. The kids can take over the whole lower level and the parents don't need to look at their mess! The home was perfectly supplied - there was not a thing we wished we had that was not there. Kitchen especially is very well stocked. Tom was very helpful and friendly and is a great communicator. Many years ago we owned a home on the other end of the lake, so we like to come back every once in a while for a vacation. We really enjoyed the location of this property on the lake as it was closer to things we like to do. Kids caught tons of fish right off the dock for our Friday night fish fry. The fire pit and kayaks were a big hit too. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Shane! I'm glad your family enjoyed the home and had a nice vacation! It was nice talking with you too.
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A Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We all give the house 11 stars, as each of our family members enjoyed our week-long stay!

Tom is by far the most helpful, detailed and courteous host we have ever dealt with for vacation rentals. Anything you need during your stay, is provided for you – from the well-stocked kitchen, games, magazines and kayaks. It made it so easy to relax and enjoy the breathtaking view of the lake. Any pre-trip questions were quickly answered and his recommendations for dining and shopping were top-notch. (We loved taking a boat ride over to the Trails’ End Resort for a great lunch and fish fry!)

There are so many spaces for everyone to enjoy – both indoors and out. Playing air hockey, fishing off the pier, grilling outside, sitting by the fire pit or playing basketball – all ages will be happy and entertained.

If you are looking for a great home with all the comforts of home, plenty of space for all members of your family, beautiful grounds and fantastic views, I strongly recommend this house. Our vacation was filled with wonderful memories and we are thankful for all of Tom’s help in creating such a great escape!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for the great review Brad! After listening to our guests suggestions over the last 7+ years we enjoy providing a great experience for all our vacationers!
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Beautiful lake home with all the amenities you will ever need!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to imagine anything else someone could need when looking for a beautiful lake home to stay in northern Wisconsin. The lake and location are one of the best in the entire Hayward area. The lake home is beautiful and spacious. The views are amazing. We even saw some eagles fly over the shore area. The property is very well kept and has every amenity you might need. Our family enjoyed a reunion of sorts and everyone felt at home. It was everything we were hoping for and then a little more! Thank you Tom! Know that great memories were made at your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lane for the great review. So glad your family had a great vacation and enjoyed our home!
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Perfect North Woods Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Being from the busy city my family and I wanted a quiet getaway in a nice cabin on the lake. We got just that and more. The home is beautiful and more important VERY clean and well taken care of. Great family room upstairs and perfect kids play area in the basement. Tom is a great host and was so accommodating. He has supplied the home with just about everything you will need from cookware and games, but hopefully guests won't be inside too much and out enjoying the huge crystal clear lake. We can't wait to stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joe! Thanks for taking such good care of the property! You were a great guest.
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  • 5 of 5

The owner of the property had great communication and was very helpful with suggestions on things to do and places to go. He was very flexible with our needs, having two toddlers, and the place accommodated our needs perfectly. It is the perfect place for adults and families as it has great spaces indoors and outdoors. The cabin had board games, video games, foosball, air hockey, multiple LED TV's, toys, movies, WiFi, and all the modern amenities, while still feeling like you are in a rustic cabin in the woods. The view out of the back of the cabin onto the lake is spectacular. The place is clean, updated, and even better in person. We certainly will to come back to Hayward and stay here.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Adam! Glad you enjoyed the home. We'd be happy to have you back!
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  • 5 of 5

Great location and beautiful view. We had plenty of room and the home was like new. They obviously take a lot of pride in this home. Be happy to come back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Happy to have you back!
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Trails End Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Waterfront, The fireside, Trails End, Italia
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Boat Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Channel To Grindstone Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Gas and general store. Fishing licenses.
Nearest Point of Interest
Trails End Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Anglers Haven Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
LCO Grocery and Gas
Nearest Point of Interest
Channel to Little LCO
Nearest Point of Interest
Trailways Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Castaways Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Earls Marine
Nearest Point of Interest
Large public Boat Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Fireside Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Grindstone Public Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
The original Famous Daves Restaurant and Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Chief Lake Lodge, Schultzs, and Pats Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Beachmore Restaurant
Car: recommended

Plenty of fishing guides are available. LCO Casino is 5 miles away and has national acts/entertainment. Wineries, Micro Brew pub, Homemade candy shop, downtown. Hayward is also home of the world famous Lumberjack Championship, Fat Tire, and Birkenbeiner ski race.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.5%

June-Aug check-in is 3pm or later, check-out is 9am.
Sept-May check-in is 4pm or later, check-out is 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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