The Woodlands Resort: Balsam Cabin

A Sayner, Wisconsin vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 3
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Sleeps - 8
  • Pets Considered
  • On Plum Lake
  • WEEKLY ONLY Memorial Day to Labor Day

Situated lakeside and at the center of the resort, you’ll not only have a lovely view of Plum Lake you’ll be able to take in all the action from the large, screened-in porch and deck. Just steps from the crystal clear water, our cottage offers both a quiet, relaxed spot for a getaway and all the amenities to thoroughly enjoy your time with us! Roomy and welcoming, Balsam Cabin is a great spot for larger groups.

Our rental is available year-round to take advantage of our proximity to the Vilas County snowmobile trail, as well as the area’s great ice fishing. End the days during your wintery escape by sinking into our large, comfortable leather furniture in front of the wood-burning fireplace. Enjoy the satellite tv or provided DVD player.

Invite the whole family! The cottage offers plenty of sleeping arrangement flexibility with two bedrooms featuring queen-size beds and a third bedroom with both a full-size bed and bunk beds.


  • Pets Allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Vehicle and Trailer Parking
  • Board Games
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • Fish Cleaning House
  • Playground Equipment
  • Deck or Patio
  • OK to Bring Firewood
  • Firewood for Sale
  • WiFi Internet
  • VCR/DVD Player
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental
  • Available for Monthly Rental
  • Sand Beach
  • Canoe/Kayak

Unique Features

With a rock fireplace and wicker furniture on the screened-in porch, our cabin gives you the complete lake vacation feel. Finish off a great day of Northwoods fishing by using our outdoor “fish house” to clean your catch. Prepare your fish lakeside on the outdoor Weber grill or in the fully-equipped and modernized kitchen. Enjoy dining in the cabin’s larger dining area or eat under the tall pines on the furnished deck, as the sun sets over the water.

Things To Do

With over 200 feet of sandy beach, our resort offers one of the best beaches in northern Wisconsin. Our beach is level with all three of the resort cabins — no stairs! Swim off the private pier, jump into the lake from the swim raft or further explore Plum Lake and neighboring Star Lake in the provided row boat. Motor available to rent.

Swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing — you’ll find it all right here lakeside year-round! Or for even more to do - explore the nearby towns of Saynor, Minoqua and St. Germain, where you’ll find plenty of activities for your whole group.

Rates & Specials

$175 - $250 night

$700 - $1400 week

Peak season at Balsam runs Memorial Day to Labor Day and December through March. Nightly rentals are not permitted during this time. Weekly rentals during peak season run $1,300.00.
During the off-season, (September through November and March 15 to Memorial Day), weekly rentals are $700.00. Nightly rates of $200.00 are available during this time with a minimum stay of three nights.
A deposit of $200.00 is required to reserve weekly rentals, or $75.00 for weekend stays.
The full balance is due upon arrival.

**Since you book directly with Woodlands Resort, these rates are not inflated by third-party booking sites. You might need to add owner/manager taxes — but there are no hidden traveler fees.


My family has been coming to plum lake since the mid 70's and started off at Wickwood on Hanson road. This is our first time staying here at The Woodlands and absolutely fell in love. We stayed in the Maple cabin and almost has the feel of Sunset. The 4th generation of my family now got the opportunity to fish the lake that my grandparents started off on where my Dad and I learned how to fish and now my kids have the same place where it all started. I will be coming back here as soon as I can and for as long as I can. Great times had by all and looking forward for more to come. — Rober D., Oct. 2017
We've brought out kids up here for 18 years. Now they come up with their kids. It a fantastic experience for everyone. — Don W., Sept. 2016
My wife and our girls and now our Grandchildren have been coming here for almost 20 years!!!! Always a fantastic experience. — Ed S., July 2016
Best rentals in the Northwoods. Have been coming here for over 20 years. — Pablo S., Jan. 2014
Been here for over 20 years. So quiet peaceful and beautiful. — Bill S., Nov. 2015
We have spent one or more weeks at the Woodlands every summer for the past 30 years and counting. It’s a heavenly, relaxing spot on a beautiful lake, kid and pet friendly, fun for all ages. The cabins are spotlessly clean, well-maintained, well-supplied, and the owner responds promptly to any questions or concerns. Over the years, we’ve made many friends and created some of our happiest family memories there. Highly, highly recommend it! — Steve and Janet
The Woodlands is an incredibly special place! The beach, cabins and relaxed atmosphere makes for one of our favorite weeks every summer. The fact that many of the guests have been coming for decades tells you all you need to know about this gem on Plum Lake! — Joe and Katie
The Woodlands has been the site of my family’s annual vacation since 1962. The cottages are cozy, and there is plenty to do for all ages, from walking and biking to swimming, and kayaking. The lake is very clean, and the views are breathtaking. It is truly a magical time for the whole family. The owners of the cottages make sure that it continues to be one of the highlights of our year. Having gone to The Woodlands yearly for the last 55 years, I give it the highest recommendation as a vacation destination for anyone who would like to enjoy the scenic Northwoods of Wisconsin. — Delaine M.

Contact Information

3344 Pilgrim Road
Sayner, WI 54560
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About the Owner/Manager

Woodlands Resort has been in our family for three generations, since my father purchased the grounds in 1983. My parents stayed at the resort every summer and loved spending time with the seasonal guests. Many of our renters have been visiting Woodlands for 50 years or more and have become close family friends.

In 2017, ownership of the resort passed to us, and we consider ourselves blessed to continue the legacy and tradition of Woodlands. During our tenure, we have updated the cabins with new cabinets and appliances, remodeled bathrooms and new beachfront amenities. We are in the process of expanding our service from seasonal rentals to a year-round vacation destination so our guests can experience everything the Northwoods has to offer.

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