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Wood Haven Lodge on Nelson Lake

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Join us for a great Northwoods vacation-- a few days or a week. LISTED RATES FOR 2017/2018 ARE FOR 5 GUESTS. We are permitted for 17+ occupancy but we will tailor your quote to the size of your group (adults and children). If you know that you don't need all the bedrooms, let us know the number of bedrooms and baths that you want to have available for your use.

Wood Haven Lodge is a newer (2012) 2-story walkout with a loft. Approximately 2400 sq. ft. of quarter-sawn oak hardwood floors and tile. This cabin has year-round accommodations on 3072 acre Nelson Lake. WIFI is available throughout the home.

MAIN FLOOR (Living room, kitchen, bath, deck, and master bedroom suite): The main floor has a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, living room with flat panel TV and a huge gorgeous 3-sided wood burning fireplace, and a full bath. The main floor also has access to the raised deck spanning the entire lake side of the cabin, which is great for viewing the wildlife & enjoying that A.M. cup of coffee.

The main floor master bedroom suite (approximately 300 sq. ft.) was added in 2014. This suite includes a queen hickory bed set, gas fireplace, executive bath, walk-in closet and sliding glass doors to the deck. This bedroom accommodates a Pack-n-Play and air mattresses, if needed.

LOFT LEVEL (2 bedrooms, bath, and loft area): On the top floor you will find a bedroom with a queen bed, a second bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds and small TV/DVD player (perfect for kids) and a full bath. The loft area can be for reading and relaxing after a day of fishing and recreation. If needed, the loft can accommodate 2 twin air mattresses for children.

LOWER LEVEL (Family room, 2 bedrooms, bath and laundry room): The lower level has stunning log walls with a gas fireplace, 70' flat screen TV with full surround sound, DVD player and has sports channels. There is also a 3/4 bath and cozy bedroom with queen bed. The washer/dryer is on the lower level also.

The second lower level bedroom was added in 2016. It is another queen bedroom (120 sq. ft.) and can accommodate a Pack-n-Play or twin air mattress.

LOCATION: Wood Haven Lodge sits about 40' back from Four Seasons Road, which is a dead-end road. It is a short jaunt of about 150 feet to the 120' of undeveloped shoreline. The fishing is excellent for all panfish, bass, northern and walleye on this lake--31 miles of shoreline with maximum depth of 33 feet. There is a public boat landing about 5 minutes away. Minnow Jim's Bait and Tackle Shop is 5 minutes away also. There is a restaurant within walking distance at the end of Four Seasons Road.

FISHING DOCK AND BOATING: We have electricity and room for up to 3 boats (depending on size). There is a dock with chairs, and bumpers for docking boats. Fish cleaning station is available.

PONTOON RENTAL: A 20 ft pontoon is available for our guests at competitive rates. We have a Misty Harbor pontoon with a newer 40hp Evinrude ETEC motor, capacity 11 persons or 1551 lbs. It has a livewell, sundeck, bimini top, swim ladder and snack/drink table.

CLEANING: Wood Haven Lodge is new and very clean. We will have the cabin professionally deep-cleaned after every use. All linens, bedding, blankets, spreads, and throw rugs are laundered prior to your stay. We live nearby and will be able to take care of any problems or additional needs.

WEEKEND RATES: 2-night stays are available for $430/night for 5 guests with each additional guest at $30/night. Call for information (641) 583-1806.

License ID# MDAE-986RMX

State of Wisconsin

More Details

Dennis and Martha Brauer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 4, 2017

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. Our oldest son and his wife, Jeff and Janene Brauer, built this vacation home (2012) next door to ours to share with their children (pictured).

During 2014 ownership of this vacation home was transferred to us.

Our community and lake area have a variety of amenities. We hope that you will enjoy your time here as we have for many years.

Dennis and Martha Brauer purchased this lodge in 2014

What makes this lodge unique

Hayward is remote yet not too remote. There are tons of places to shop and eat and yet you can go back to the cabin and most times it is so quiet you can hear a pin drop. The lodge itself was built to be rustic but yet have all the modern day conveniences like cable, phone, excellent cell phone signal etc.


Hayward Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1- Loft - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2- Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3- Lower Level - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4- Master Bedroom Executive Bath - toilet , shower , Private bath in master suite with tiled shower/double sinks.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1- Loft Bunk Room (2 bunk sets, sleeps 4) - 4 bunk bed , Sleeps 4--Has TV/DVD player, DVDs, games, toys & puzzles.
    Bedroom 2- Loft Queen Room - 1 queen , Sleeps 2--Northwoods-themed bedroom next to Loft Bunk Room.
    Bedroom 3- Lower Level Queen Room - 1 queen , Sleeps 2--Cozy log bedroom adjacent to Family Room.
    Bedroom 4- Main Floor Master Bedroom and Private Bath - 1 queen , Sleeps 2--plus large area for pak-n-play & air mattresses.
    Bedroom 5 - Lower Level Queen - 1 queen , Sleeps 2-- Lower level queen with room for pak-n-play.
    Bedroom 6/Extra Twin Pullout in Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 1--Twin pullout in living room sofa.
    Bedroom 7/Loft Area - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2--Air mattresses/bedding provided (if requested).
  • Main Floor Master Bedroom has hickory log queen bed and dressers, bench, walk-in closet, private bath, gas fireplace and sliding glass doors/deck walkout. This bedroom/bath is approximately 300 sq. ft. and will easily accommodate a Pak-n-Play and air mattresses. Lower Level Queen Bedroom also accommodates a Pak-n-Play or air mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Snowmobile trails right out the back door.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Wood Haven Lodge on Nelson Lake
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Nicely done cabin and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

Wood Haven had all the comforts of home and more! I think all the males in our family wanted to permanently live in the lower level with the flat panel and movie theater seating. As well, many a card game was played at the pine wood dining table. The whole family had a great time on our long weekend on Nelson Lake!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here and this time we brought the whole extended family--8 adults, 3 very small children and the dog. We can't imagine a better space to have a big family weekend in the woods. The cabin was spotless, contained everything we needed to make Thanksgiving dinner, had ample space for eating, relaxing and playing games. There were several quiet spots for the babies to nap, and the basement TV room was perfect for some of the adults to escape from the kids. The cabin is stunning. The wood floors throughout are amazing. The master bathroom has beautiful tile work and a wonderful shower. This cabin is what we think of when we imagine our dream vacation home. Until we can have our own place like this, we plan to make this a regular destination.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MN

Little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

After a recent extended family tragedy and with teenage kids growing and readying to leave the nest, this family needed a place to escape and spend some quality time together to recharge, restore and reflect. Wood Haven Lodge was the perfect retreat to do just that.

Every window in Wood Haven Lodge draws you into the restful woods with peaks of the lake here and there through the trees. Everything was lovely, inside and outside. The cabin was clean, well cared for, and every amenity was available to make our family time comfortable and easy. The teens were thrilled to have wifi available. The boys were glad to have access to the sports channels. The owners, the Brauers, thought of every little thing and are truly kind people. There was kindling ready in the fireplace, adirondack chairs waiting for us on the boardwalk by the lake, and the deck and deck seating spotless and ready for us to hang out on and enjoy the beautiful scenery. And the large kitchen table is perfect for game nights.

Hayward is charming, even in the off-season (though beware that not everything is open year round), and we had a great time seeing movies, eating out and exploring this little town. My husband and daughter enjoyed playing tennis at the high school, and the boys found a gym to get in their workouts as well.

We will be back to Wood Haven. It is a lovely little hideaway! Loved being there!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN

Highly Recommended - Exceptional Attention to Detail

  • 5 of 5

This summer we spend time at the lodge as an extended family - 7 adults and 2 teenage boys. When we arrived, the house was perfectly cleaned and ready for us to move right in. Martha met us there and we went over the house amenities as well as everything that was available to us such as the grill, fire pit, bedrooms and linens, etc. She was very thorough and when she left, we felt that we were in good hands and knew where to go if we had any questions. We loved the location as well as the lake. Along with the cabin, we rented the pontoon boat and had no problems with it at all. Dennis was great about keeping the gas tank filled and we had some great conversations down at the dock. Overall we had an exceptional experience, the cabin was outfitted with everything you could want, and I would recommend the lodge to anyone looking for a 5 bedroom cabin to rent.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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marshfields, wi54449


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - beautiful lake home

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location of this vacation home - a quiet lake setting, yet only 10 minutes to the city of Hayward. There is also a bar/grill just a short walking distance away which is very convenient when you don't want to cook. Martha and Dennis are outstanding rental owners - they live on the property just past a stand of trees - close enough to answer questions or help out with any needs, yet out of sight and earshot if you need privacy. The option to rent the pontoon is such a bonus - also very convenient - no arranging for pick-up and drop-offs as we've had with boat rental companies. The home is near the road - though there isn't an excess of traffic, however the Friday night fish fry at the nearby bar/grill brings in more. If you have small children or bring your pets, keep that in mind. We were initially worried about parking, but our family of 13 found room to park 5 vehicles. The newer build home is beautiful and clean with comfortable beds and 2 TV/living room areas. The only thing I missed for our family is a large dining table to eat together, but there are patio tables/chairs which seat several on the deck, a bar with 3 barstool/chairs, and the kitchen table can seat 6. We made it work! Martha and Dennis are very organized and everything in and around the house are labeled well (you should see the life preserver area) - and the house is stocked with everything our family needed. They think of everything! Lovely people, lovely home. We are planning to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Duluth, MN
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 27 and 77
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Public Beach at Smith Lake

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.


Rates & Availability

Hayward Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017- Lodge Rental - 5 guests
Feb 26 2017 - Sep 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017 Fall - Lodge 5 guests
Sep 27 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017/18 Winter - 5 guests
Nov 2 2017 - Feb 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Event: Birkie 2018--6 guests
Feb 21 2018 - Feb 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2018 - Lodge Rental - 5 guests
Feb 25 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2018 - Lodge Rental - 5 guests
May 1 2018 - Sep 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2018 Fall - Lodge 5 guests
Sep 27 2018 - Nov 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2018/19 Winter
Nov 2 2018 - Feb 18 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

AdditionalGuestspernight $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.5%

Check-in: 3pm/Check-out: 9am.
Cancellation: 100% refund if cancelled at least 45 days prior to check-in.
0% refund if cancelled less than 45 days prior to check-in AND it is not subsequently rented by another guest.
100% refund if cancelled less than 45 days prior to check-in AND subsequently rented by another guest.
Pets: $30/night and $125 cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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