Enjoy our lodge, Nelson Lake & all that the Hayward area has to offer!
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. 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
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 cabin and most times it is so quiet you can hear a pin drop. We chose this area to have as much of the Northwoods rustic feel, while at the same time having modern day conveniences -- cable, phone, excellent cell phone signal, and close to town. We also chose Nelson Lake due to its excellent fishing.
What makes this Lodge unique
LODGE--Our lodge was built with craftmen's hands, bringing natural woods and materials into the home to reflect the Northwoods and the unique character of our area. Locally cut and milled wood, along with hand-made antler chandelier and other furnishings brings in the warmth and spirit of our area. PROPERTY--We kept the surrounding woods to allow for enjoyment of the natural aspects of Northern Wisconsin, while at the same time providing privacy for our guests. While on the lodge dock you will enjoy watching the eagles, loons and other lake wildlife. You'll never forget the beautiful sunrises and sunsets that grace our horizons. NELSON LAKE--Nelson Lake is a premier fishing lake and most species can be caught directly off the lodge dock; bass, northern, crappie, blue gill, perch and an occasional walleye. With 31 miles of shoreline and over 3000 acres, guests can kayak, canoe, fish, swim and explore. Our local bait shop not only has great tackle and live bait, but stories and insights into the lake's best fishing holes. Two boat landings are within minutes of the lodge. You may boat to various restaurants and watering holes on Nelson Lake.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
See rental agreement. Outside only.
Must register pet on Pet Addendum; $225 fee/1 pet
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:16 (sleeps up to 13 adults)
PLEASE READ RENTAL AGREEMENT regarding no fireworks, DNR lake regulations, day visitors, etc.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Better than the pictures...this cabin is very cozy and comfortable (and extremely clean). The beds were very comfortable. The hosts thought of every detail, and were so friendly and helpful. Definitely coming back!
Fall is a beautiful time in Hayward. The house is so inviting and Dennis and Martha make everything perfect. Couldn’t ask for anything more. We certainly have a lot of wonderful memories from our stay here.
Great woodsy home for family gathering.
The greeting was warm, the property super clean and stocked well. Tucked away near the lake in the woods, it’s a place to spend quiet time, home cooked meals and recreation on the lake and in the woods. Dennis and Martha are great hosts. They made our family reunion a great experience!
Great multi family cabin
We had three families starting at the lodge, with 4 young boys. Martha and Dennis were great property owners. The lodge was very well stocked, plenty of space to sleep, and great location on a dead end road. The dock and pontoon rental were perfect for our group. Martha was incredibly helpful for the whole stay, and they both refilled the towels for the dock, gas on the boat, and provided fishing poles and roasting sticks. Would definitely stay here again!
Preseason Get a way
We had 6 adults and 5 kids with us. This property offered plenty of room for all of us. We have stayed in numerous VRBO properties and this by far was the cleanest that we have ever stayed in. The kitchen was well stocked, the fishing was great, and the ability to have a pontoon there waiting for us could not have made it any easier. Definitely recommend this property to any large group looking to be up in the Hayward area.
A Piece of Heaven
Wood haven is a piece of heaven and Dennis and Martha are angels for making the property so beautiful and sharing it with others. They are the nicest people ever. As always everything is clean and perfect. Martha has thought of everything you could possibly need. Can’t wait for our next trip there.
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.