About the property
- Cabin3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Matthews Lake is located in Washburn County. It is a 267 acre lake with a maximum depth of 26 feet. There is a public boat landing. Largemouth Bass & Panfish are abundant. Approximately 110 feet of sandy shoreline. Lake Home has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 8 to 10 on 3 levels. Internet service is set up. There is central air for those hot, humid nights. Matthews Lake is located in a quiet area about 1/2 way between Danbury and Hayward. Knotty pine ceilings and walls throughout. Main floor layout includes 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen/living area, Foosball table, flat screen TV, and wood burning fireplace. Finished walk-out basement with lots of light and windows - layout includes bedroom, an additional queen-sized bed, futon, laundry room, bathroom, and an Olympic quality ping pong table. There is a great fire pit and volleyball court outside. There is a no-wake rule before 10 am and after 5 pm, which means it's pretty quiet on the lake during those times. Check-in is 4 pm and check-out is 10 am. No smoking allowed!!
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 23, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A great place for a family vacation that is kid friendly
We very much enjoyed the time spent at this wonderful cabin with our kids and grandkids. Mathews Lake is a nice size lake that is great for boating, fishing and swimming. The beach area is sandy and very clear. It has a very gradual slope so kids can go out a long way without going over their heads. Four kayaks were available along with inner tubes which the grandkids got a lot of use out of and loved. The cabin itself was very clean and the owners seemed to have thought of everything. The foosball and table tennis tables in the lower level were of very high quality and equipped with plenty of balls and paddles. The two TV's were also of high quality and dish network providing plenty of viewing options including Netflix.
While we stayed in and around the cabin on this visit, we were here several years ago and brought the grandkids to a petting zoo in Hayward that is great and not a far drive. While there are probably plenty golf courses in the area, Voyager Village, near Webb Lake, has both a Par 3 9 hole course and a Championship 18 hole course. Voyager is around 20 minutes away and a place we also visited on our prior stay.
The only negative I can say is the trash collection. There is not pickup at the property and the one suggestion I would make is to have perhaps one or two 90 gallon trash cans on site to put the plastic bags in during the stay. With all of the positives associated with this property, this issue does not drop my 5 star rating for the this property!
The owner's description and pictures are an accurate portrayal of this property, and if anything, it is better than described. Our family loved it!
This was an absolutely wonderful place to bring a small pack of kids for vacation!
This was an absolutely wonderful place for our family vacation "at the lake." Recently we lost the family home we had had for 50 years in northern Wisconsin and were looking for something to replace it with. This place proved an admirable substitution. There was plenty of comfortable room for everyone; piles of activities to keep kids busy; and a lovely open kitchen in which several adults and kids could prepare dinner together.
But the lake was best of all. I, for one, liked hanging out on the swing in the early morning watching the waves and birds and simply enjoying the peace. We had children from ages 2 - 16. The dock and sand-bottomed lake was perfect for the small kids because it was shallow for quite a ways out. They spent at least half of each day rousting around in the water on big tubes and kid-sized kayaks. The older ones went kayaking and paddling our rental canoe (we adults enjoyed some of that too). When the kids weren't doing that, they were downstairs trying to beat each other at ping-pong; outside bonking a birdie back and forth; or helping some of us with a devilish hard puzzle. A highlight of the trip was gathering around the fire pit for s'mores. It was great to find the makings already provided along with the roasting equipment. That general area of Wisconsin also has all kinds of cool stuff to do; there's something for everyone.
Debbie and Mike were wonderful and I really appreciated all their help. They patiently answered all my probably tedious questions and loaned us enough kid-sized life preservers to make the water play fully safe. There were even enough toddler toys hanging around outside to entertain the 2-year old and the pack-and-play helped with the sleeping arrangements tremendously. Two of our folk couldn't make it this time because of work conflicts; but they're fully regretting that and hoping to come next year if we can work it out.
Wonderful stay- great fun
Everything the other guests had to say about Deb's Matthews lake home is absolutely true: beautiful, spacious, well appointed, clean with a great atmosphere. Eight adults (four siblings with spouses) had plenty of room yet privacy with the four bedrooms (each with very comfortable queen beds) spread out on three levels. Bathrooms on all three levels was a welcome convenience. Plenty of inside activities on rainy days (many competitive foosball and ping pong tournaments). We even went tubing down the Namekagon River which was a blast. We tied 13 tubes together (one for beverages of course) and meandered for three hours. Water depth averaged about four feet and 3 mph. You can rent tubes and transportation to and from the river just a mile away at Pappy's: North on Hwy F at Hwy 77. Don't forget about the Friday fish fry at the Chicog Pub: 1/2 mile east on F. Typical North woods fish fry and atmosphere.
Thanks again Deb for a wonderful stay. We'll be back.
Family Memories Made Here July 2016
Family memories for the young and old were made at this lovely vacation home. The home was perfect for my husband and I and our 2 sons and their families with 5 children ages 8-2. Each family had some private space and also beautiful space where we could all be together. This home was as described, well-equipped, clean, well-maintained, and Deb provided great customer service with quick replies to all my questions. Our family especially enjoyed the dock, swimming and kayaking, the screen porch, the foosball table, s'mores around the fire pit, fishing, eagles soaring overhead, and some heated badminton games! And the little ones enjoyed the big sandbox. We spent most of our time at the lake but also enjoyed the Lumberjack Show and Hook Stone Winery in Hayward. We definitely would be interested in returning to this home in the future.
So much fun!
We had such a great week at the cabin! There was plenty of room for 3 families, plus a couple more friends. It was the nicest cabin I have ever stayed at and there was so much to do, even when it rained all day one of the days. The lake is really nice and calm and perfect for all the little kids to play in. We spent a lot of time in the lake fishing and boating, and also at the fire pit, volleyball/badminton court, foosball table, ping pong table and in the screened in porch. If you are thinking of vacationing in this area, don't hesitate to book this cabin! We can't wait to hopefully stay again next summer!
Ideal Family Vacation
We stayed at this great vacation home in mid June of 2016 with two of our children, their spouses and four grandchildren. Our grandchildren enjoyed activities in the water and with them ranging in age from 3 to 8 with the very gradual deepening shoreline we never had to be concerned for their safety. The lake was great for fishing with a lot of action for pan fish, northern and bass. We have stayed in over ten VRBO's and never had a home so well stocked with necessary supplies, which even included all of the ingredients for smores. The layout of this beautiful home gave each family their own space for private time and sleeping. The enclosed porch and deck provided a place to sit and look out over beautiful Matthew's Lake. We even had a deer come right upon the lawn between the house and the lake one evening. We can't forget the entertainment that the pine squirrels provided for our grandchildren. We would recommend this property to anyone wanting to spend quiet peaceful time at the lake with extended family or a group of friends.
Additional information about rental rates
No smoking or pets allowed in the home. If there is any evidence of smoking or pets on the premises during your stay, your damage deposit will be forfeited. • Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund. • Bookings canceled at least 14 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund. Nightly rate includes 10 guests (not counting children under the age of 6). Additional guests will be charged at the rate of $25 per night each. * Trash collection is not available for our cabin. You are responsible for removing your trash. If we have to pick up more than 2 large bags of trash after you check out, you will be charged $20 per each additional bag, which will be deducted from your damage deposit. Trash can be taken to the Town of Minong disposal facility Monday thru Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM.