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Beautiful Wood-Sided Cabin, on the Snowmobile Trails, w/Pontoon Boat Included!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom with 2 fireplaces, spa tub; on Class A Musky Fishing Lake

Imagine waking up in the morning and relaxing with a cup of coffee out on your own deck overlooking a beautiful lake... or walking down to the dock and taking out the pontoon boat for a sunrise boat ride! This beautiful cedar sided cottage has 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms (2 with tub/shower combinations, and 1 with a Jacuzzi tub), 2 gas fireplaces, a lower level recreation area with a large TV, wet bar, and game table; not to mention the amazing view from the front deck and fire ring overlooking the lake! There is a dock with a full-sized pontoon boat included, a gas grill for those family barbeques, as well as a grassy area for croquet and bean bag toss games!

The cottage is perfectly located... nestled amongst the pines and oaks on the shore of Placid Lake, it has a wonderful wilderness feel... yet 3 miles away is a fine dining restaurant, 4 miles away is a golf course, and only 10 miles away is the Birkiebiner Ski (Hiking) Trail! There is also a snowmobile trail just yards away from the cabin!

More Details

Property Manager
Stacy Hughes
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Stacy Hughes

Stacy has been managing numerous beautiful lake properties since 2011, and Chickadee Cabin in particular for the past several years. She has enjoyed helping the owner share this wonderful cabin with other families. He says, "it has been in my family since 1996 when it was built. Now a widower, and living elsewhere, I am pleased to share this special place for other families to enjoy now."

Why Stacy Hughes chose Hayward

The owner indicates that his family loved sitting out on the deck, or by the fire in the fire ring, cooking S'mores and watching the sun go down over the lake! It was wonderful to be in the quiet bay, and able to catch Muskies right from the dock! We also enjoyed taking our pontoon boat out onto the (Placid) Lake, which is part of the Tiger Cat Flowage, giving us many acres on which to fish and explore!

What makes this cabin unique

Chickadee Cabin is unique... being in a beautiful wilderness lakefront setting with amazing boating and fishing, yet in close proximity (only 4 miles away!) to amenities such as a bar/restaurant in case you don't feel like cooking one evening! Other on-site amenities include a pontoon boat, a gas grill, and a Jacuzzi tub!


Hayward Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to the Master Bedroom
    Woodland Floral - toilet , combination tub/shower , Combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Spa-like bathroom, with a Jacuzzi tub!
  • All bathrooms have a shower, one has a Jacuzzi tub... perfect for relaxing in at the end of a hard day of fishing or skiing! :-)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , A bunk room for the kids, right off the kitchen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , An attached bathroom with tub/shower combination
    Lower Level Bedroom - 1 king , With a beautiful lake view, near a gas fireplace and TV
    The Woodland Floral Bedroom - 1 queen , Has a combination tub/shower next door
  • 4 bedrooms; with 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed, 1 twin bunk bed set, and 1 Full Futon bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Chickadee Cabin is a perfect getaway for a couple or family group who is looking to relax and/or play by a beautiful North Woods lake... on the deck, by the fire ring, or on the dock. Located on beautiful Placid Lake, which provides acres of boating and exploring, as well as amazing Muskie fishing! Not to mention a nearby bar/restaurant with a 9 hole golf course only 4 miles away :-)


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Beautiful Wood-Sided Cabin, on the Snowmobile Trails, w/Pontoon Boat Included!
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
Lake Elmo, MN.

PERFECT! Look no further, this is the one! Very spacious, well appointed!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Chickadee. Has the up north cabin feel, this is a beautiful home! Perfect for groups, guys or girls week-end, families, or a romantic get-away! There is plenty of space for everyone. Stacy is very responsive, seeing to our every need. The pontoon is FREE with your stay, great fire pit, and a secluded setting on peaceful Lake Placid. Kitchen is fully stocked. We took advantage of some great food that was brought to the cabin and prepared by wonderful Chef Ray! Check out his website or tell him what you like and he will send you a selection of menu options. My 2 visits were with a girls week-end and loved it so much wanted to bring hubby back. We've stayed at many VRBO's, and Chickadee is at the top of the list. We'll be back!

Thanks Stacy!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Crosse WI

It was great.

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice and memorable weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a memorable visit at Chickadee Cabin on beautiful Lake Placid. We hope you will return to experience another of our wonderful seasons in the Northwoods.
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Absolutely beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

I give this cabin 5 stars. Beautiful cabin in a gorgeous setting. The boat made fishing a breeze and the lakes were pristine. The host made sure everything was to our satisfaction. Wonderful family vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dianna, it was our pleasure to help make your family vacation enjoyable and we thank you for your kind words! :-) We are happy you were able to enjoy fishing on our pristine lake and take in the beauty of your surroundings.
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Relaxed to the Max

  • 5 of 5

This is an immaculately clean, spacious property that is exactly as described. A family group of 3 couples and one adult had maximal opportunities for interaction without compromising the need for privacy when desired. The property was complimented by a pontoon boat for fishing or simply touring the lake. Stacey (the property manager) was responsive to all needs, and quite pleasant. In sum, this was an ideal property for a north woods vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind words, Ellis! :-) We are happy we were able to provide both privacy as well as a more social area where all could gather and enjoy each other's company. The pontoon is always great for either fishing or just enjoying the beauty of the lake with friends and family. We hope you will visit us again sometime in the future!
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Very clean and wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Chickadee is a beautiful property. Nicely laid out for large family getaways. Property Managers were on top of any request. Unfortunately the fish were not biting but still plenty to do.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Chickadee! The property is definitely accommodating for large groups, and with the pontoon and kayak available there's never a shortage of fun. We hope you can visit again, and that the fish cooperate next time!
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Loveland, Colorado.

Chickadee Cabin: Spacious, Comfortable, Inviting!

  • 5 of 5

Chickadee Cabin provided a comfortable, spacious setting for our large family to gather. When we arrived, we were welcomed by the call of the loons! The cabin was well-appointed and cozy. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need and the cabin and accessories made us feel right at home. The grassy area next to the cabin was perfect for lawn games and we made good use of the pontoon every day for good fishing and swimming. Stacy made sure we found everything in order, and was available for any questions or directions we needed. Chickadee Cabin provided us with a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad that Chickadee could become your home away from home for the week! We aim to make your vacation place as accommodating, relaxing, and comfortable as possible. Think of the loon calls as a call to come stay with us again!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Hayward Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
At a nearby golf course/restaurant
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lakeview Golf and Pizza
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 77
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lakeview Golf and Pizza
Car: necessary

Chickadee Cabin is located on the shores of crystal clear Placid Lake, just 11 miles from Hayward, WI. Placid Lake is the southern most part of the Tiger Cat Flowage chain of six lakes for a total of 1700 acres of fantastic fishing and recreational boating. As a Class A Musky Lake, the lake chain is full of muskies, large mouth bass, and walleye! The cabin is nestled among beautiful pines and oaks, providing a sense of wilderness... imagine sitting by the campfire overlooking the lake as the sun is setting... yet there is the convenience of a bar/restaurant at Lakeview Golf and Pizza, only 4 miles away! So besides fishing and boating, if your family or group is interested in golfing, there is that family-friendly 9 hole, par 3 golf course just 4 miles away! Many other attractions and activities are available just a short drive away in Hayward; such as great shops, a movie theatre, restaurants, live music, festivals, lumberjack shows, the Wilderness Walk (with animals), the National Fishing Hall of Fame, the Birkiebiner Ski/Hiking trail, mini golf, Hookstone Winery, etc.!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.5%

The nightly and weekly costs include the free use of a 8-10 person pontoon boat! (Rental rates vary but generally, pontoons cost $225-250/day and $995-1,195/week) So actually the nightly rate for the cabin is free and the rate for the week is only about $1,450-1,650! :)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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