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Hipp's Hideaway--Spring Special =$450 for 3 nites (up to 6 fun people!) Email me

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 1 sofasleeper, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8) On Lake/In Woods !

Off the beaten path YET close to the quaint town of Hayward... the drive "out" is part of the fun... Lake home is spacious, semi-secluded, comfortable & feels new... 3 BR/3 BA, 2 family rooms, 2 fireplaces, 2 spacious decks...Great island views! Tree lined shoreline with sand bottom swim area & great fishing...1300 acre Tiger Cat Chain of Lakes... great wildlife & kayaking...girls/golf getaway! ... Great fall/winter hideaway, too -- ON snomobile trail 14&19, close to Birkie XC Ski/Mt. Bike Trails & ATV trails.... and great road biking, too! ! HIPP'S HIDEAWAY has something for everyone. Great for R&R. Soft adventures abound. Good swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, mt biking, road biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, golfing, shopping, restaurants, antiquing etc. Right on Fall Color Tour #1. ATV & Birkie trails nearby. Bring your boat or rent one. Boat landing with ( swimming hole and rope swing ) comfortably close! Walkable + easily boatable.

2 Canoes, 1 kayak and 1 paddle boat included with the rental! Great for exploring chain of 6 lakes & interconnecting waterways (think 'Wisconsin Everglades'...)

LAKEHOME DETAILS: 2 level, cedar sided. Upper level even with driveway, wrap around deck. Lower level closer to lake w/large 20' x 40' deck w/seating & a porch swing. Medium elevation (ie. great views)...35 meandering steps to lake. THINK ABOUT THIS IF YOU HAVE KIDS OR ELDERLY GUESTS in your group. Not a big deal -- but we are not level with the lake.

INTERIOR: 2200 square feet. Decorated in up north themes. Upper level has a great room with fireplace, wraparound couch, dining area & kitchen all overlooking lake. Master bedroom & bath, guest bedroom and main bathroom are also on 'upper' level. Lower level walkout has large family/TV/game room + bedroom with queen bunk beds, a laundry room and a spacious bathroom. There is one pullout couch in the lower level rec room.

LAKE/AREA: Lake home sits on 2 wooded acres on 200 acre Tiger Cat Lake... which is part of the 1300 acre Tiger Cat Chain of 6 Lakes. Tree lined frontage with a sand bottom swim area & lakeside fire pit. Great fishing lake! Great place for active adventures or to kick back and relax. Short on-site trails through the woods. Close to Birkie trails (miles of groomed grassy trails through rolling hills) Basketball hoop in driveway, horseshoes, foosball and board games galore. 200+ videos (kid/classic/family/action/romance)


Fall/Winter/Spring= $250 for first 2 nights and $100 night AFTER that...

Holiday/Summer =$300 for first 3 nights and $100 night AFTER that...

Summer= $1777 per week -FRIDAY>FRIDAY only -- for up to 6.

Additional Guests= $50 per person per stay after that...

Keywords: Lake Home

More Details

Shawn Hipp
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Pig Latin & Outer Slabovian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Shawn Hipp

My husband and I bought Hipp's Hideaway for rental purposes in 2001. We had been in the rental business for 18 years in St. Paul, MN, and thought we'd try something more 'fun'. We were able to get in on the building process add many of the finishing touches ourselves. As we were seasoned vacaton renters, we were able to keep the needs of renters in mind. Our goal was ... and is.. to make you feel like it is YOUR place during your stay......

We selected Hayward as a great rental area, then looked at 31 properties. We were always drawn back to Tiger Cat Cove. Yes, it was strong in all the basic 'investment oriented' things... large wooded lot, good frontage, good sized lakehome, but also had an amazing serenity piece that the others didn't. Our guestbook at the cabin can attest to this as well... come check us out!


I get mistaken for a male all the time -- but it is less traumatic now than in 7th grade when I was assigned to the boys locker room for my PE class :) ....

Shawn Hipp purchased this house in 2001

Why Shawn Hipp chose Northern Wisconsin

We were determined to invest in an area that would welcome us AND our guests, and Hayward fit the bill. There are tons of things to do right at the cabin, nearby, or in town. Great dining options abound. The superior water clarity into the fall, the sand bottom frontage, and the varied woods surrounding the property kept drawing us back.

What makes this house unique

Well paved backroads for walks and biking. Fun chain of lakes to explore +++ great fishing. Cabin comes with 2 canoes, a kayak and a paddleboat. Rent a stand up paddleboat in town!

Free evening concerts featuring the loons, accompanied by the bull frogs. Crickets will chime in as well. Suggested finale is to finish off your concert experience watching the dance & crackle of a lakeside campfire and take in the visual array of the evening stars and moon against the pitch black sky...


Hayward House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Large Maste Bathroom with walk in shower and oversized tub.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower Level -- roomy -- Walk-in shower. Kids favorite.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Down hall off main living area -- across hall from guest rm
  • 3 bathrooms! All good sized, too! MAIN BATHROOM for 'common' use = Full bathroom on main floor across from guest room with tub/shower combination...& toilet, sink/mirror of course :). Decorated in fishing theme. MASTER BEDROOM = Full bathroom with has separate oversized tub and walk in shower. Decorated with fish mosaic ! LOWER LEVEL BATHROOM = Spacious ! Walk in shower, toilet, sink, mirror, bench. Woods theme.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Lower Level 'Bear's Den'. Queen Bunkbeds! Quiet... Dark.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in Rec Room- walkout deck overlooking lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Across hall from main bathroom. Decorated in Tiger Cat Theme
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master- with log bed & own bathroom- Decorated UpNorth Theme
  • 4 Queen size beds + one double pullout couch! MASTER BEDROOM = Upper Level. Decorated in "Up North" Theme. Blackout curtains. Own bathroom with separate tub & shower. GUEST BEDROOM= Upper Level. Decorated in "Tiger Cat" Theme. LOWER LEVEL PULLOUT= Sleep Sofa w/extra cushy mattress available to top it off...In lower level -- family room w/ walkout overlooking lake. LOWER LEVEL QUEEN BUNKS= Yep, queen bunk beds. Specially handcrafted & distressed (before use -- for decorating effect... not during use:) by the Hipp boys! Across hall from lower level bathroom. Small window for air/light, but GREAT nap room... quiet, dark... cool. Bear theme. ================= Why Queen Bunks you ask? We vacationed in the Troncones in search for our ultimate wave, and the boys had KING bunks. Loved them... but too big for our space --so settled on queen bunks. We built them ourselves + distressed them by carving the edges & putting nails in socks and whacking them! Fun project for all.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Quiet and serene. Near soft adventures, great restaurants, and a funky town. On the skirt of the Chequamegon National Forest. Need I say more?


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Hipp's Hideaway--Spring Special =$450 for 3 nites (up to 6 fun people!) Email me
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Tranquility and comfort in equal measure.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week in the woods. This quiet spot is close enough to one of Wisconsin's premiere vacation towns that there's plenty to do ... or lots of nothing. We chose a bit of both.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Hipp's Hideaway! The property is beautiful, as described. The lake is very quiet in terms of boat traffic. Almost none. We heard the loons regularly. Saw them a few times, too.

We all enjoyed swimming in the lake, even our 4-year-old grandson. And the paddling was very nice, both on the lake to the dam, through the Flowage to other lakes, and even down the Chief River.

The local roads were very conducive to walking, pushing a stroller, and biking.

The home is very conducive to a family gathering, with a nice open kitchen/dining/living space. It was easy to prepare meals, play games, and just relax.

We do hope to return to Hipp's Hideaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks ! I hope you do... the lake is getting better and better for swimming the more it gets used, so glad you were able to contribute that way:). Did your grandson enjoy all the little fishies swimming around with him? Come back again the off season - it's great up there in the fall/winter,too.
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Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! My family of 4 loved it. We walked around the cute shops of Hayward in the morning and hung out by the lake all afternoon. There were kayaks and floating toys which the kids loved. The view from the deck was amazing and relaxing. I enjoyed the mornings with a cup of coffee and the tranquil sounds of the woods around me. I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views of the lake and night time sky

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful, wooded location. Our vacation week ran over the busy 4th of July weekend, yet we still felt we had most of the lake to ourselves. The decks provided great views of the clear waters of the Tiger Cat Flowage plus spectacular night time views of the stars. The cabin was large with two levels, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, allowing us to spread out to our own private and quiet spaces. It was nicely decorated with the "north woods" theme. We especially liked the well supplied kitchen with plenty of room for several cooks (plus the person doing the dishes) to be in there at the same time! The docks provided a wonderful place to hang out to enjoy nature, swim, and launch the canoes, kayak and paddle boat. (Beware, you do have to walk down a LOT of steps to get there!) We didn't leave the cabin much, it was so relaxing in there and on its docks, but when we did leave, Hayward offered many activities and fun shops. Our favorite activities are Go-Karting, Mini-golfing and shopping. Our favorite shops are Hi-Ho Silver, West's Ice Cream (the BEST around!!), and Ronning's Sweatshirt Shop. The cabin owners were very easy to work with and gave very clear instructions throughout the process. "Hipp's Hideaway" truly describes this place, since it is tucked away in the woods, yet offers star-spangled night time skies! Want to relax and enjoy family time? If so, you'll want to rent this cabin!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great time we had! We met up with another family of 4 at Hipp's Hideaway! We had a blast. The cabin is set up well to accommodate both of our families with plenty of personal room so you didn't feel like you were always running into someone. We spent a lot of time just relaxing on the deck looking down to the water. The lake is very peaceful and "hideaway" is a perfect description as the cabin is set into a quiet bay. The only distraction we heard were some deer walking through the yard and a family of playful loons in the bay. Great fishing throughout the Tiger Cat flowage as well. We were usually on the water every morning by 5 am and back in by 9. The kids usually were in the water by noon floating in the bay and swimming around. By 8pm it was difficult to keep them awake down at the campfire.

I would highly recommend Hipp's Hideaway to anyone looking for a peaceful place to regain your sanity. The owners Shawn and his wife are great people and have made This cabin a truly special place to visit! Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review... glad you had a great time. Your kids certainly helped work the beach ! The more we use it the sandier it becomes/stays ! Come back again, please! We love repeat renters. Shawn Johnson-Hipp PS -- and Shawn is a female in my case... :) .. Charlie is my hubby -- take a look at our profile for proof ! BUT -- I'm used to being mistaken for a male (see comments below + check out junior high boys PE locker room assignment story ... so after that mistaken identity trauma/drama nothing phases me anymore :)
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Great cabin for a fishing trip

  • 5 of 5

Our trip consisted of 5 men, mostly in our 30's, and we were there primarily for fishing. We really enjoyed the cabin and had a great time!

As far as the cabin - plenty of space for 5 to sleep. Great layout of the cabin with a nice lake view from the deck.

By the way while it wasn't necessarily important to us, the wifi was actually pretty good :-)

If you're interested in fishing, we had some good success there as well... the lake the cabin sits on is pretty shallow with quite a bit of vegetation, so weedless baits are recommended. Good fishing though... lots of blue gill & bass, some pike and muskie. More success with pike and muskie in the connected lakes. I would recommend this cabin if you're looking for a fishing trip though. We used both canoes, the kayak and the paddleboat at various times and all were in good shape. Connected lakes are accessible and boat traffic was pretty light so wasn't a problem not having a power boat.

Not a criticism, but my only recommendation to the owners would be the addition of a fish cleaning station which would help cater to fishing groups (if that's of interest).

The owners were also very easy to work with and quickly responded to any questions. Overall, definitely recommend the cabin!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such great care of the place! Glad you had a good experience fishing. I'll be in contact with you regarding helping me design a fishing station for your next trip up to Hipp's Hideaway :)
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Duluth or Minneapolis
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Golden Rule
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Madeline Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Big Fish
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 77
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Club 77
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Cable - XC
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Lumberjack Show & Championships, Chequamegon National Forest -- Fat Tire Bike Race & Birkie X-Country Ski Race! Fishing Hall of Fame, Turkey Bowling, Polar Plunge, Bar Stool Races, Friday Night Fish Fry


Rates & Availability

Hayward House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 4 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer II
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Father's Day Week!
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 22 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017!
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 17 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall through Xmas
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Xmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Damage deposit (refundab $100

This formant does not allow me to give MY discount for extended stays. WEEKLY Rentals only in summer FRI>FRI! Fall/Winter/Spring = OPEN Calendar! First 2 nights $250/night... for up to 6 + additional nights for only $100/night! Weekend nights always $250/night however... We have a partial clean policy (pick up/wipe up/do dishes/vacuum. We change bedding and sanitize the kitchens/bathrooms.

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