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Cabin in Hayward
Honey Bear Hideaway-cabin in the heart of Hayward
Surrounded by trees, settled right on Lake Hayward sits this charming & cozy cabin in a little cabin community less than half a mile from downtown Hayward. Launch your canoe just steps from the cabin's entrance, bike into town for lunch, or go hiking or skiing on the nearby trails, this cabin is nestled in the perfect location! This is a studio size cabin with one queen bed and a bunk bed with 2 twin mattresses, bathroom, kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker & outdoor grill.
$80 per night
Cabin in Hayward
The Timberjack
Although it's a rustic homage to the lumberjacks and jills of yesteryear, this cabin includes many of the comforts we now enjoy including a queen bed, kitchenette with fridge, hot water, AC/heat, a Keurig coffeemaker, smart TV and charcoal grill. The Timberjack is surrounded by trees right on Lake Hayward and close to downtown Hayward. Launch your canoe just steps from the cabin, walk into town for lunch, or go hiking or skiing on the nearby trails, this cabin is nestled in the ideal location!
$82 per night
Cabin in Hayward
"Das Blockhaus" - cozy, authentic German log cabin
Studio sized log cabin with direct access to Hayward Lake and located just 3.5 miles from the Hatchery Creek Trailhead (Birkie Trail and CAMBA mountain bike trail access at this trailhead). Or you could go hang out at the city beach just half a mile away or launch your boat at the public launch (same place). Also just a short walk to downtown for great coffee, food and drink. Great location! Perfect home base for your Hayward area adventure!! Welcome to the great northwoods - enjoy your stay!!
$97 per night

Stay near Hayward's top sights

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Angler's Bar and Grill16 locals recommend
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Walmart Supercenter7 locals recommend
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Coop's Pizza10 locals recommend
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Tremblay's Sweet Shop12 locals recommend
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McDonald's3 locals recommend
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Hayward Family Restaurant5 locals recommend

Hayward cabin rentals

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Hayward Haus, Modern Design w/ Classic Experience
$273 per night
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Private Home on Upper Twin Lake, Close to Trails
$155 per night
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Cozy 2BR tiny Cabin in the Woods
$111 per night
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Lilypad Lake House - Nelson Lake
$168 per night
Cabin in Birchwood
Lakefront Sunset Cabin w/Boats, Spa, FirePit & BBQ
$295 per night
Cabin in Hayward
Bike/ATV/Pet friendly! Red Fox Loft in the Woods!
$232 per night
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The Bears Den! 2 Premier Lakes within 1 Mile!
$159 per night
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Cozy Cabin on Secluded Peninsula
$140 per night
Cabin in Hayward
Great Family Cabin with pontoon rental available
$144 per night
Cabin in Minong
*Cabin By The Flowage*Pet Friendly *
$179 per night
Cabin in Hayward
Diamonds On The Water on Lac Courte Oreilles
$175 per night
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Scenic Hayward Lake View Retreat w/ Fire Pit
$328 per night

Hayward resorts

Private room in Winter
"The Loft"... Upscale while still Up North!
$200 per night
Private room in Winter
"The Whitetail"... Upscale while still Up North!"
$250 per night
Private room in Winter
"The Birchwood"... Upscale while still Up North!"
$225 per night
Private room in Balsam Lake
Charming King Suite on Balsam Lake
$170 per night
Private room in Holcombe
2 BR Apartment by the Lake inside a resort
$425 per night

Your guide to Hayward

Welcome to Hayward

If you prefer your recreation outdoors, Hayward is an all-terrain, all-season playground, a hub for (honest-to-goodness) lumberjacks, fishers, mountain bikers, and snow-sports enthusiasts alike. Maps of this corner of Northeastern Wisconsin look like a green doily spread over a blue pond — the land is so riddled with lakes that it’s a wonder highways can traverse the region — and the town’s most notable landmark is a giant, toothy statue of a muskie outside the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Visitors who aren’t paddling or water-skiing may be teeing up on one of the area’s eight golf courses or hiking deep in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The city of Hayward itself is equal parts rustic and welcoming, with plentiful restaurants (don’t miss Friday night fish fry!) and shops. Wintertime visitors spend their days whizzing through the woods on snowmobiles and skis, returning to town only to warm up.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Hayward?

There is never a bad time to stay in a cabin rental in Hayward, a four-season destination for outdoor activities. That said, the weather in northeastern Wisconsin is never demure: After a too-short spring in May, the temperatures can hit the 80s from June through early September, and all those lakes contribute to the mugginess of the air. Summer is peak season for hikers, fly fishers, and golfers. In July, the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Tribe, whose lands are just outside town, hold their Honor the Earth Pow Wow, drawing people from all over the Upper Midwest. The lakes grow slightly quieter in the fall, though off-road bikers descend on Hayward in September for the Chequamegon MTB Festival. From October through April, temperatures drop below — sometimes far below — the freezing point, and the thick layer of snow turns Hayward into a playground for snowmobile riders and cross-country skiers.

What are the top things to do in Hayward?


The 56,000 acres of water in the Hayward Lakes Area are legendary among Wisconsin’s anglers, who hop from lake to lake in search of walleye, bluegill, and some of the largest muskies the Midwest produces. Chippewa Flowage is the area’s largest lake, and Lac Courte Oreilles and Round Lakes two of the clearest. Outfitters in town will supply whatever you need for a day of fishing, and you can find guide services and boat rentals if you don’t tow your own. Taking a break on land? Stop by the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame for education programs, displays of lures and record-sized catches, and perhaps a Bigfoot sighting.

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Drive east on Highway 77 from Hayward for about 40 miles and you enter the 858,400-acre Chequamegon National Forest. Hundreds of miles of trails for hikers and mountain bikers bring you through leafy stands of maple and oak, wide swaths of white pine, and deep ravines, and there are dozens of campgrounds to stake a tent in. If you connect with the North Country Scenic Trail, you may encounter weathered backpackers making their way along this eight-state route. In winter, dedicated bikers swap out their summer rides for fat-tire bikes, sharing the groomed trails with snowshoers.

Lumberjack Sports

Hayward is home to the Lumberjack World Championships every July, when burly woodspeople compete in speed-climbing, chopping, sawing, and the ever-popular log-rolling competitions. From May through September, the arena hosts a popular lumberjack show five days a week, with a family-friendly mix of comedy skits and feats of skill. Even if you can’t swing an ax yourself, you can putt-putt on a lumberjack mini golf course and load up on woodsy souvenirs.

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