You’ll be in Northwoods Heaven when you stay in the Balsam Lodge with 400 feet of natural shoreline on Big Sissabagama Lake. This three bedroom/two bathroom handcrafted log cabin is just a half hour drive south of Hayward. The welcoming covered porch with chairs, the floor-to-ceiling stone-fronted gas fireplace, and the huge deck with lake views all say, “Come rest awhile and enjoy the serenity.” The Sawyer County cabin’s open cathedral ceiling, expansive windows, and clerestory windows all let in abundant light so you can feel the outdoors even while relaxing inside. From the comfortable couch you can watch the fire glowing in the fireplace as well as the satellite-connected TV/VCR.
Every spacious bedroom has its own dresser to store all your clothes for a week’s stay. This lodge even comes with its own cozy loft nook for anyone in the group who really wants some private “me” time. But the best part awaits you outdoors as you can even take a barefoot walk on a grassy path down to the lake and your private dock. The natural lakeshore also provides privacy and cover for wildlife so expect to see deer, birds and maybe even a bear. The sandy lake bottom on this sparkling lake is the perfect place for even younger children to safely test the waters. Fish or swim from the dock or just watch the sunsets.
The modern kitchen has a refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, silverware, dishware, cook ware, and cooking utensils. The kitchen island makes communal sandwich prep time easy. Seat six at the dining room table. Outside is a charcoal grill and firepit for cooking up your favorite creations.
Sleeping arrangements: Bedroom 1 (main) - queen bed; Bedroom 2 - double bed; Bedroom 3 - double bed.
NOTE: Towels are not provided at this property.
Did we mention space and privacy? This Northwoods lakefront lodge for six is roomy, modern yet classic, and surrounded by woods so at times you’ll feel you probably have the whole lake to yourself. The open concept combined great room, dining and kitchen provides a large space for gathering the whole family or couples traveling together. Each bedroom has quality decor and furniture making them their own private retreat spaces.
With 400 feet of private shoreline and a dock, you have plenty of options for enjoying the water with swimming, fishing, and sunbathing. Bring your canoe or kayaks and get out and explore the 805 acre lake. Anglers can expect to find Musky, Panfish, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye.
If you feel like sampling the local cuisine, it’s a short drive to the Pine Ridge Restaurant for a classic fish fry on Friday nights or prime rib on Saturday. The original historic lodge was begun in the 1800’s and retains the classic Northwoods supper club decor after expansions. Drive a little further to Stone Lake and sample some wine at the Red Schoolhouse Wines and Cafe. This is also a seasonal live music venue. While you are in Stone Lake, take a walk along the boardwalk in the beautiful Stone Lake Wetland park that wanders through pristine wetlands and woodlands.
Bring along your golf clubs because it’s only a 20-minute drive from your Sawyer County cabin to the Butternut Hills Golf Course perched above Long Lake in Sarona. This 18-hole course with picturesque views of both water and woods will please all skill levels.
$350 - $350 per night
$2350 - $2350 per week
$3055 - $3055 per week
Nightly rates at Balsam Lodge $350 per night, with a three-night minimum stay during the off season.
During peak season (Memorial Day through Labor Day), Balsam Lodge rents on a weekly-only basis. Weekly rentals run Saturday to Saturday.
Sales tax of 5.5 percent will be added to all rental rates, along with a $79.13 booking fee (includes tax).
A refundable damage deposit of half the rent is required on the day of arrival.
*Birkie rates vary, please call for a quote.
16309W Connors Lane
Sand Lake, WI 54876
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Property Management of Hayward is fully licensed and insured. We can find the perfect 4-season vacation home rental (small cabins to luxury retreats) for your family or group thanks to our large selection of Northern Wisconsin cabins and lake homes in Hayward and Cable. We are in our 25th year of providing quality vacation home rentals and are proud members of the Sawyer County Snowmobile and ATV Alliance, Hayward Chamber of Commerce, American Birkebeiner Foundation and Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association.