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A Captivating Retreat Away From the Distractions of Modern Life

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Waterfront Cabin, 2 Family Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to Eagles' Nest Lookout

...A captivating retreat away from the distractions of modern life.

Enjoy the best nature has to offer at your private wooded waterfront retreat on Nelson Lake!

Just eight miles outside of Hayward, it's the perfect cabin to stay at during the Birkie weekend! In the colder months, world class X-Country ski trails or snowshoeing can fill your desire for exercise, however don't be surprised if you'll find just as much pleasure enjoying the ambiance of a winter's evening with a glass of wine in front of a wood burning fireplace.

Comfortable in all seasons, there is plenty to do inside and out, with three bedrooms, sleeping loft, two family rooms, two fireplaces, fully equipped kitchen, spacious yard, fire pit, and dock space for your own boat!

The warm weather months tempt you to watch the bald eagles soar and hear the loons call while sitting on your private south facing dock enjoying the unique beauty of the North Woods!

Two full bathrooms and three bedrooms, in addition to a loft will accommodate a total of 10!

During the spring and summer months there are many outdoor activities to enjoy including the use of our two kayaks and canoe, fishing, biking, hiking, etc. There are also several nearby sandy swimming beaches just up the lake a bit.

Rental Includes:

*All Bedding, Bath and Kitchen Linens

*Two Kayaks & Canoe

*Life Jackets

*Wide Variety of Board Games

*Phone for Local Calls

*DVD & VHS Player

*Please Check Calendar For Availability!!!*

Keywords: private, wooded, lakeshore,fishing,family,updated, fully equiped

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About The Owner

My husband and I are in our 50's. While we enjoy living and working in the Twin Cites, we are true nature lovers and thoroughly love the peaceful surroundings of the Wisconsin 'Northwoods'.

We purchased the cabin 10 years ago in order to experience quality family time.

We intentionally did not have a TV or internet for many years so that our three children would be encouraged to play games, read, do puzzles, go on hikes, talk (to us and each other :) ) etc.

Now that our children are older they have learned to value these same activities and enjoy bringing their friends to share the 'cabin experience'.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2002

Why The Owner chose Hayward

We enjoy nature and often spend the entire weekend staying at the cabin, appreciating all of the many types of wildlife.

However, we are also fairly social and truly enjoy going into town with friends to shop, go to a restaurant, take in a live performance at The Park Theater, or go to the wine cave for a glass of wine.

Being 15 minutes outside of town lets us enjoy the best of both worlds!

What makes this cabin unique

Our Up North Cabin combines privacy and togetherness with it's well designed layout. It is perfect for two families or a reunion. There are private sleeping accomodations for both the kids and adults including:

* 1 Bedroom with a queen bed

* 1 Loft with a queen bed

* 1 Bedroom with a set of twin beds

* 1 Bunkroom with two sets of bunks.

* A secret 'fort' for the kids...


Hayward Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Sink, toilet, combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Brand new slate bathroom with sink, toilet, shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed
  • Two Queen size Beds total: One Queen Bed in loft, One Queen Bed in main level bedroom, Two Single Beds on main level bedroom, Two Sets of Bunk Beds in the third bedroom. (A great place for all the kids!)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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A Captivating Retreat Away From the Distractions of Modern Life
average rating of 4.590909 based on 22 reviews

Outstanding retreat nestled on the shore of Lake Nelson.

  • 5 of 5

This home is very well maintained and the site pictures are representative of this property. They have canoes and a kayak for easy access onto the lake along with a pier to dock a boat. The area offers plenty of activities with fishing and golf available. We also rented UTV's as there are numerous trails to ride. Resorts dot the lake and we attended Musky Fest in Hayward the weekend we were there. Whether you are there for a quiet weekend retreat or looking for lots of activities this home offers either. We had a great experience and look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and also for treating our "Up North Getaway" with care. We try to focus on a variety of activities being available regardless of the weather. We are happy to know you took advantage of many of the amenities and perks our cabin and the Hayward area has to offer! We look forward to having you back soon! Bill and Bonnie Young
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Perfect & Tranquil!

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed, very comfortable & clean! Although nature is at your doorstep with the lake, eagles & deer, this property is just the right distance from town if you are interested in experiencing Haywards many shops, restaurants & entertainment options. As an added bonus don't miss out on the cabins complimentary use of the two kayaks & canoe.

We'll be back!


  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect WI get away location

  • 3 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Visit

  • 4 of 5

We went for a multigenerational girls weekend and had a wonderful time. The cabin had everything we needed to relax and enjoy the sun. I think our host would agree that communication was a bit chaotic but we certainly bear some of the burden for that. We would choose to return to this cabin in the future. One word on the lake which is out of the control of our was very weedy pretty far into the lake so swimming wasn't very appealing. Sitting on a full raft and floating however...that was fabulous.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin is even more beautiful and spacious in person than the pictures show.

  • 5 of 5

We had a long girls weekend in the cabin on Nelson Lake and were pleasantly surprised and how impeccably clean, cozy and stocked this cabin was. The yard is very well maintained and beautiful with a lovely view from the deck. Bonnie was very accommodating and pleasant to work with. I would recommend this cabin to any family group or friends looking for a quiet Northern woods getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christina for your kind words. I am glad you and your friends had a great time and our cabin met your expectations. Please know we would love to have you back to stay for another "Up North" getaway! Regards, Bonnie
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Wonderful getaway retreat!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we felt like it was our home away from home. It met our needs perfectly, the fishing and kayaking were great and it was very difficult to leave. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a nice and quiet retreat!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

We are located on Nelson Lake directly across from 'Eagles Nest Island'.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates for the 2015 Birkie weekend is $600.00/night, minimum 3 night stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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