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Cozy Cabin on Moose Lake in Northern Wisconsin

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,153 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, Bunkhouse, with waterfront dock and boat access

The Dancing Moose Cabin is a charming, Northwoods rental on the Chippewa River leading into Moose Lake. The main cabin sleeps a maximum of 5-6 people (with room for 2 additional people when bunkhouse is used for an additional fee). The cabin is nestled in the pines, birch, and maple trees, with great views eastward over the water, just a stone's throw from Moose Lake.

Amenities include two bedrooms with a queen bed and double bed, a living room sofa sleeper (queen), all bed linens included, a fully-equipped modern kitchen, flat screen TV with Blue-ray player, wireless broadband internet for streaming movies, screened in porch on portion of deck, fire ring with wood provided, charcoal grill, private dock, row boat with oars, and paddle boat. Small lawn area; terraced down to the waterfront. No smoking.

Paddle up the lazy river for some solitude, or enjoy boating, water sports, fishing, swimming on the lake. For off-road biking and hiking, the Chequamegon National Forest is just up the road. Golfing and horseback riding nearby, and a variety of restaurants in and near the Hayward, WI area.

More Details

Elizabeth and Jeff Leschensky
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Elizabeth and Jeff Leschensky

Jeff and Elizabeth live in Decorah, Iowa with their three kids. Jeff works for Luther College, and Elizabeth works for Mayo Clinic health system. Our 3 kids are middle school and high school aged. We all love the adventures Moose Lake offers, as well as the restorative peacefulness it provides for mind, body and soul!

Elizabeth and Jeff Leschensky purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Elizabeth and Jeff Leschensky chose Northwest

The Hayward area has been our 'Up North' retreat for years. Jeff enjoyed family vacations on Spider Lake when he was young, and Elizabeth ventured there in the winters to ski the Birkie since college years. Extended family has lived in Hayward, and also own a cabin on Moose Lake. We even got married in Hayward!

What makes this cabin unique

The Dancing Moose Cabin has an inviting feel with wood accents in each room, and a beautiful view out the large kitchen windows. The kitchen (where everyone usually gathers) has plenty of seating at the counter stools and the solid oak 'picnic' style table--great for meals as well as playing board games or puzzles. The 'reading nook' off of the kitchen offers a quiet get-away spot to enjoy a good book, good views, or a much needed nap!


Hayward Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1153 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink/vanity
    Bathroom 2 - shower , Bunkhouse, sink/vanity
  • Bring your own bath, swim and dish towels. Bathroom was remodeled in 2017.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living Room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Bunkhouse (available for additional charge)
  • All bedding provided. Sofa sleeper in living room is considered queen sized. The bunkhouse is a separate building next to the cabin.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Cozy Cabin on Moose Lake in Northern Wisconsin
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Richfield MN

A great family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin rental had everything a family could want! The owners couldn't have been more communicative and welcoming! My wife, two boys and I thoroughly enjoyed all this cabin had to offer. We took advantage of the many games and jigsaw puzzles provided, cooked s'mores in the fire pit, and caught fish and frogs down by the dock. The Dancing Moose provided a vacation environment no one in my family will forget. We can't say enough great things about this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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umfassend, wie in dem Angebot beschrieben- einfach super toll, sehr sauber, großzügig und geräumig.

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine sehr wunderbare Zeit in der Cozy Cabin auf dem Moose Lake in Wisconsin. Es war wie "zuhause" mit sehr viel Natur und außerordenlich viel Ruhe. Rehe täglich, die Eichhörnchen laufen dir über die Füße und Eisvögel, die täglich mehrmals vor der Terrasse die Blüten im Vorgarten besucht haben. ist eine Reise wert, für Menschen die Natur und Ruhe benötigen und schätzen. Einkaufen 20 Mils to Hayward, mit allem was man benötigt, einen Ausflug nach Duluth in 1,5 Stunden erreichbar. Ausstattung der Cabin ließ keine Wünsche offen - tja, wenn man Pech hat, sind auch Moskitos da - aber alles Andere hat für einige Stiche absolut entschädigt. Auch ein oder zwei Regentage sind gut zu ertragen, da wir Platz genug hatten (dank TV und W-Lan) - Vielen Dank den Vermietern - es hat uns super gefallen - ....und wenn das auch noch ein 14jähriger Teenager bestätigt, so habe ich nicht übertrieben.

Ein kleiner Tip für die Europäer, wenn sie zum ersten Mal in USA Auto fahren....bitte vorher mit den Verkehrsregeln vertraut machen (keine rechts vor links- Regelung (wer zuerst kommt, fährt zuerst!!!!) rechts Abbiegen bei roter Ampel, Tempolimit beachten, links kann schneller gefahren.....auf der US-Autobahn wird man auch von einem Truck auf der 4ten Spur überholt!!!! und auch das Verlassen der Autobahn ist auch auf der linken Spur der Autobahn möglich !!! Durch die Geschwindigkeitsregelung, der Weite des Landes und der geringen Verkehrsdichte auf dem Land, ist das Fahre sehr entspannt.

Die Informationen, die wir vom Vermieter bekommen haben (auch wenn wir nicht der englischen Sprache so mächtig sind), waren sehr verständlich - sogar die Route wurde uns per mail übersandt. Persönlich hat sich die Schwester der Inhaber bei uns am zweiten Tag vorgestellt und Ihre Telefonnummer (für eventuelle Probleme/Fragen) hinterlassen. Wir fühlten uns nicht allein in der Wildnis....

Da wir die ersten Besucher aus Deutschland (und Europa) waren, sollten künftige Besucher der Cabin sich nach der Mülltonne erkundigen....wir haben (leider zu spät) festgestellt, dass in der Wildnis von Wisconsin ein Müllbeutel vor der Haustür nicht lange unentdeckt bleibt und schnell über Nacht "geplündert'" sieht dann auch die Umgebung aus - tja, wir hätten fragen sollen, wo die Mülltonne steht (oder wie wir in die Garage kommen)!!!! sonst: einfach nur toll.

thank you elisabeth & Jeff for a nice and unforgettable week in your cabin

Uli, Elfie, Kathi & Susann Payer, Aug.2016

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Duluth, MN
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Louie's Landing or Charlie's (equal distance)
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Bayfield, WI to Apostle Islands
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Teal Lake Golf course
Nearest Train
167 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
State Hwy 77
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Louie's, Charlie's, or Pines Pizza
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Mukwanago Trail
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Louie's Landing, Moose Lake
Car: necessary

Hayward Activities: Tremblay's fudge/candy shop is a must for kids of all ages! Bakery is top notch (especially the walnut cranberry bread)! Many gift shops with 'Up North' souvenirs. Mini-golf and go-carts. West's Dairy ice cream is perfect for hot summer days! And if you are still hungry for sweets, Norske Nook pie's are a slice of heaven.

Lumberjack Festival & Village in Hayward

Birkebeiner Trail bike & run events

Chequamegon National forest trails

Namekagon River Canoeing

Fish Museum in Hayward--kind of quirky but fun, and the kids can fish in the pond.


Rates & Availability

Hayward Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.5%

The bunkhouse is available for groups of 8 people (including children). 150 sq. ft. space with a bunk bed and futon couch; small DVD screen, 2 large windows for natural light, shower/sink/vanity off the main room. Additional fee of $250 for a week or 2-day use.

We accept personal and bank checks. We do not take credit cards. Your reservation is secure and confirmed once we receive your deposit. We email guests when their deposit arrives. The week before a rental begins we email our guests driving directions, the location of the key, and any last minute details.

The cabin is not available to rent from mid-October through mid-May.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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