Planning a getaway? Like to fish? Want family friendly? Look no further. We are close enough to town for convenience but far enough away to provide a habitat for black bear, deer, otter, eagles, loons, and porcupine to name a few.
Slow, no-wake lake is known for blue gill, crappie, bass, & northern pike. John is a licensed guide and enjoys taking individuals or groups to different lakes for great fishing experiences.
We are kayak outfitters. So, if you want to paddle around Spring Lake or feel more adventurous and want to check out Rivers, we can help you to get out and enjoy it!
Perfect cozy getaways for a few days or a week. Plan an escape to enjoy fishing, curl up with a good book in a cozy cabin, take nature walks and be amazed by creation.
Close to Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, ATV trails, hiking and biking, nature trails. Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a relaxing getaway.
John bought Wilderness Haven in 1995. This classic fishing resort consisted of 5 cabins. He named each cabin after a different North woods animal: Loon's Nest, Fish Shanty, Bears Lodge, Wolves Den, & Moose Shack.
Owner/Manager JohnPrickette purchased this cabin in 1995
The local atmosphere is so friendly and unique. For a small town to have world class events such as the Fat Tire bike race in September or the Birkiebeiner Cross Country Ski Race in February, local theatre, street festivals, unique shopping, and all the outdoor activities make it not only desirable to visit, but also to live here!
We enjoy being on Spring Lake, where the fishing is always great. Being close to town (4 miles) has it's obvious perks!
Wilderness Haven was the perfect place to reconnect with my family. I can't say enough good things about John, the owner. He is very knowledgeable and more than willing to share his information. The cabins face the lake and have a wonderful sunrise view!! After being at the cabin for four days, my initial thoughts about John, the cabins, the area where confirmed! Very welcoming, very safe for children. I would not have a problem if my wife wanted to take the kids there by herself. John would have their back and be there to take fishing or exploring or whatever they needed... We will be back over and over!
We have stayed in many places in the Northern Hemisphere and find this place to be one of the most enjoyable. Nature is so beautiful here...we learned about bears and animals and birds with guide and owner John. He took us on several walks through the woods behind the cabins. We also enjoyed having our own pontoon boat and enjoyed several fishing outings. Hayward was so close that we could run into Wal-Mart or go to so many really great restaurants, shops, spas and The Fresh Water Fishing Museum. Two days wasn't enough. We'll have to come back soon.
My husband and I just spent the long Labor Day Weekend in the Loon's Nest at Wildernass Haven. I don't think I have enough space here to tell all the great things about this place. The minute we arrived, John met us and it felt like we'd known him forever. And forever is how long I could simply sit and talk to him about all of his life's adventures. He makes the place. Our cabin was everything we needed...Bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen; and it was spotless. The pictures shown are exactly how it is, In fact, they don't even do the place justice. The price is fantastic and affordable for everyone. I've paid much more and gotten much less. We rented a pontoon for the day for what most charge per hour.(which John let us take it out a day and a half for one price) All the other guests were so nice and most told us that they come back every year, which we will be doing from now on. I cannot wait to take my whole family there, kids, grandkids and parents. I will tell you that I book through VRBO all the time. I've had good experiences and bad experiences, but this experience was the best. I booked only a day or two before we were leaving and only got in because he had a cancellation. So, needless to say, I looked at alot of places and I am so thankful that John called me back and we got The Wilderness Haven. We can't wait to go again.
My family and I really enjoyed our time at Wilderness Haven. We stayed in the Fish Shanty which has a porch overlooking Spring Lake. It was so peaceful and relaxing. Our grandkids (age 4 and 5) wanted to fish all the time. This is a great lake for fishing. Almost every time you throw out your line you will catch a fish. The owner, John, was a delight. He was so accomadating and enjoyable. He was a wealth of information. This is a great getaway. Very clean, well maintained and reasonable? We will be back.
We had a wonderful time at Wilderness Haven. John, the owner, is extremely kind and accommodation. The cabins are updated with full kitchens. They have boat rental for a low price. You can also bring your dog. Great Deal! We stayed two nights and had a great time out on the lake fishing. The loons sounded so beautiful! We both would highly recommend this resort to anyone looking for a vacation. Almost forgot to mention, John will do guided fishing tours, there’s kayak rental and ATV trails. LOTS TO DO! There is a ton of wildlife.
My wife and I just returned from a wonderful extended weekend at Wilderness Haven. John is a super nice guy and an extremely passionate resort owner. He made us feel at home from the minute we arrived. As an added bonus, John is a wealth of knowledge on all topics related to the outdoors and is happy to share this knowledge with his guests.
The cabin is a great value and exactly as advertised. Spring Lake provided us with excellent fishing (panfish, bass and northern pike) and the eagles and osprey were a constant source of entertainment. Wilderness Haven is located close enough to town that you're a short 5-10 minute drive to main street and all the in-town activities, but you'd never know this while at the resort as its very quiet, nestled in the middle of the north woods and surrounded by the sound of loons. The view from the cabin, overlooking the lake, was breath taking. We'll definitely be back. I highly recommend John and Wilderness Haven resort!
Just 4 Miles From Downtown Hayward On Spring Lake
$150/nt to $849- $1249/wk
2 bedroom cabin: $150.00 per night;
Nightly extra person: $20.00;
Weekly Rate June-September: $849 -$1249;
Weekly Rate includes use of a complimentary pontoon.;
Senior Citizen Discount: 5.5%;
Military Discount 15%;
Pets are allowed per pet policy and pet charge ($20 per night or $100 per week);
WI State Sales Tax is 5.5%
Complimentary fishing pontoon with weekly rental. Pet friendly! ~~ Senior DIscount -- 5.5%
Daily fishing pontoon rental for guests: $75.00
WEEKLY RENTAL ONLY DURING PEAK SEASON June 1 -Sept 1
May1st -Oct 31
Daily deposit fee is $125
Weekly deposit fee $200
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