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Spacious and Laidback with Families, Groups and Pets Welcome. Relax and Enjoy.

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.75
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Million $ Lakeview w/private bar TV WIFI beds and huge kitchen. Fish snowmobile

You won't find authentic Northwoods charm and history like this ANYWHERE! RELAX! Historical photos inlaid in the bar are incredible. Your group gets this beautiful view plus your own bar! Have meals at the bar looking out over the legendary wilderness lake Chippewa Flowage. Big Chip Lodge is located at 9068 W Moore's Bay Trail, Hayward, WI 54843. Check us out, like and share also at https://www.facebook.com/BigChipLodge/. We're gradually making improvements while doing the best we can to keep the price very affordable. Million dollar view of Chippewa Flowage(Home of the World Record Musky) from what used to be a bar! Moore's Bay fills with nice crappie in the Fall. Trophy musky, walleye, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern, perch and bluegill abound. Snowmobile. Ice fish. Cross country ski. The American Birkebeiner is held in February starting in Cable and ending in Hayward. Deer hunt across the bay in the Chequemagon National Forest. Groups can musky fish and deer hunt in the Fall. Hayward Lakes Muskies Inc. Tournament is the first weekend in October. Moore's Bay fills with crappie in the Fall. Photo filled bar overlooks huge Big Chip and the private dock. 3 knotty pine bedrooms upstairs and open room with bed and couches downstairs sleeps up to 12. Check out the walk thru video. Great stereo system. Satellite 50" TV. One full bath and two half baths. Huge kitchen with 2 refrigerators and a full size freezer. Catch fish off the dock. Float around on a warm summer day. Relax with a beverage under millions of stars by a lakeview campfire with your friends. Smell that food grilling out on the huge deck. You can't get any more comfy and laid back than this. Come on out to the country. Call now!

Check for boat rentals. Also Deerfoot 715-462-3328, Johnson's 715-462-3225, Deer Run 715-462-3276 or Dun Rovin 715-462-3834.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    None but quiet outside after 10 pm...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love Big Chip! See us, Like us & Share us on Facebook. Skillys Big Chip Lodge...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please smoke outside only. There are front, side and kitchen exit awnings and also the huge outdoor deck for smoking. Please collect and clean up your butts and dispose of them when they're put out....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $50 extra for pets Please keep leashed when outdoors. Thanks....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Could work on lower level but no bath tub downstairs. Use your judgement....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 murphy bed

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Master Bedroom(1 queen bed & a cot), Bedroom 2 (1 Full Size and 2 single beds) and Bedroom 3 (Bottom bunk double, top bunk single) upstairs. Downstairs bedroom is the old open gameroom with one couch, one foldout couch and a cot....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet

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  • Upstairs full bath with tub/shower and toilet and sink. Downstairs two bathrooms each with a toilet and sink....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Large parking area for a few cars/trailers. Also fish cleaning house. I put my 18 ft boat in at Deerfoot or Deer Run Resorts nearby. The have more water for bigger boats than our boat launch. They charge $5 total for in and out. Leave money in box at ramp....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Great stereo system with cassette, CD and AM/FM radio. Rock on! Excellent radio stations come in including GMO 95.3 and the Indian station at 91.5. Many others. Bring your favorite CD's....moreless

  • Television:

    Satellite TV . Bring DVD's to watch movies. 1 television in master bedroom. 1 TV in barroom. 1 TV in living room area with DVD player....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Water and island view....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Docks and swimming with floats 50 feet from deck....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Hayward is full of quaint shops and also has the Fishing Museum The American Birkebeiner finish line is in Hayward....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Islands and water and woods. A million dollar northwoods view. See us, Like us & Share us on Facebook. Skillys Big Chip Lodge...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    50 feet from Moore's Bay, Chippewa Flowage. Lodge dock capable of two or more boats and electricity. Campfire ring and millions of stars await. Incredible view from huge deck and lakefront windows....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Cross country ski or snowmobile across the frozen lake in Winter. The snowmobile trail goes right by. The American Birkebeiner is held nearby in Hayward. It starts to the north in Cable....moreless

  • Water View:

    Cookout on the deck overlooking Big Chip!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    50 feet and walleyes, smallmouth off the dock. Moore's Bay fills with crappie, walleye and musky in the Fall. Right on snowmobile trail. Cross country ski from here also....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    For show only, does not work at this point....moreless

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra set of clean sheets in bottom drawers of each bedroom. More blankets, comforters, etc are in Master Bedroom closet....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room being updated, soon to have satellite TV and carpet...moreless

  • Parking:

    Large Lot capable of several vehicles with boat trailers For pontoon and fishing boat rentals call Deerfoot 715-462-3328, Johnson's 715-462-3225, Deer Run 715-462-3276 or Dun Rovin 715-462-3834....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phones only. Reception is spotty. Cells work best upstairs, near the fish house or down the block at Deerfoot Resort. Texting works everywhere usually. Excellent service at Casino....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Do not use it at this point....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 Coffeemakers...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of glasses, dishes and utensils....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen and pantry with lots of pots, pans, containers and utensils. Dish towels also. Bring dish soap & paper towels....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 refrigerators & a full size freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove with oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Use the center dock for your boat will handle 2 boats. Large parking lot will handle several trailers. Boat ramp for small boats only. Two nearby boatramps (Deerfoot & Deer Run Resorts) both $5...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge deck overlooking the lake....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many courses to choose from....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe rentals at the Hayward KOA for a great river trip. Big Chip canoe free....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Firepit (bring firewood) for campfires overlooking the lake and stars....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill Bring charcoal & fluid...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Right on the snowmobile trail and excellent starting point for cross country skiers....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    For pontoon and fishing boat rentals call Deerfoot 715-462-3328, Johnson's 715-462-3225, Deer Run 715-462-3276 or Dun Rovin 715-462-3834....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Dec 1 - Mar 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$137
$825
Birkie Ski Race
Feb 23 - Feb 27, 2017
5 night min stay

$995
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$249
$1,495

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 5.5%

Notes:

A $400 deposit is required within 7 days by credit card or check to reserve the Lodge. The remaining balance is due 15 days before your arrival date by check or money order. In the case of cancellation, deposits will be returned(less $50 handling fee) only if reservation dates are rebooked. This refund would be returned upon receipt of deposit from guest filling your reservation. No credit for short stays. Please call immediately if you will not be staying during your reserved dates. Check in time is after 3 pm and checkout is by 9 am. VRBO(877-228-3145 & 800-349-8218) and Gary W Skillestad(309-712-4767) require a phone call within 2 hours of entry on the 1st day of the lease to discuss any issues. Watch the walk-thru video to be sure this old bar will work for your group. The downstairs bedroom is an open old gameroom with couches and cots. Cell phone reception is better upstairs, by the Fishhouse, near Deerfoot Resort or at the Casino for full service. The rental includes the use of fish house(closed, no water in Winter), one dock with two sides for the lodge(center dock). Mail checks payable to Gary W Skillestad, 9068 W Moore's Bay Trail, Hayward, WI 54843.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

87 Miles
Nearest Airport
Duluth International Airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Deerfoot Lodge or just stay at your own
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Big Fish Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
County B
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chippewa Inn, Deerfoot Lodge, R&R Bayview brkfast
10 Metres
Nearest Ski
Cross country skiing on lake American Birkebeiner
1 Metres
Nearest Beach
Next Cabin to south

Car: Recommended

Just out of Hayward past LCO Casino and the new Prop's Landing, Big Chip Lodge is on the edge of the Chequemagon National Forest. Wilderness beauty is spectacular with the sounds of loons and zillions of stars in the dark night sky. Big Chip Lodge is waiting for fun travelers! Moore's Bay fills with crappie in the Fall. The Hayward Lakes Muskie Inc. Tourney, Lumberjack Shows and American Birkebeiner are here.

Chippewa Valley Airport Eau Claire 104 miles

Minneapolis St Paul International Airport 149 miles

Sawyer County Airport 2 miles For pontoon and fishing boat rentals call Deerfoot 715-462-3328, Johnson's 715-462-3225, Deer Run 715-462-3276 or Dun Rovin 715-462-3834.

See us, Like us & Share us on Facebook. Skillys Big Chip Lodge

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I've had a varied life as a commercial illustrator, childcare center owner, commercial fisherman, beverage salesman and small business entrepreneur. I'm also the father of four beautiful children and 4 and 1 year old granddaughters. And in the picture is my very special girlfriend, Mame.

Why the Owner Chose Hayward, WI, USA:
This property has the best view and the most desirable access to great fishing and hunting on Big Chip! Plus its right on the snowmobile trail and fabulous ice fishing location. The American Birkebeiner is a blast! Think of the money your group will save by having your own bar!

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
A huge deck, knotty pine construction, beautiful fireplace room, dock and great view make this place. Then there's the historic bar filled with pictures of days gone by. The great stereo system. Think of the money your group will save by having your own bar! Relax without feeling like you're on pins and needles around the furnishings. I still see something new there as I eat my breakfast and look out over Big Chip. Awesome. Moore's Bay fills with crappie, walleye and musky in the Fall. Everyone on the lake comes right out front of the Lodge for excellent fishing every Fall. There's ice fishing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling just out front. Then there's the American Birkebeiner Ski Race in February. Always something going on here.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Brett Skillestad with 44.5 inch Tiger Musky caught Oct 2013

    Brett Skillestad with 44.5 inch Tiger Musky caught Oct 2013

  • Master bedroom upstairs Lodge Knotty pine everywhere

    Master bedroom upstairs Lodge Knotty pine everywhere

  • Bedroom 3 Lodge bunkbed. Floor is not level. It's an old bar.....

    Bedroom 3 Lodge bunkbed. Floor is not level. It's an old bar.....

  • Birkie is a blast!

    Birkie is a blast!

  • Large living room with couch, foldout couch and 2 cots. TV and card tables.

    Large living room with couch, foldout couch and 2 cots. TV and card tables.

  • Historic bar overlooking Chippewa Flowage

    Historic bar overlooking Chippewa Flowage

  • Huge kitchen with 2 refrigerators, 1 full size freezer and all pots pans dishes

    Huge kitchen with 2 refrigerators, 1 full size freezer and all pots pans dishes

  • Newly redone upstairs bath shower

    Newly redone upstairs bath shower

  • Mame's 20 inch walleye. New walleye limit 2 15 to 20" and 1 over 24 inch.

    Mame's 20 inch walleye. New walleye limit 2 15 to 20" and 1 over 24 inch.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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