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THE PERCH at Loon Lake Guesthouse

Entire flat hosted by Janie
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bathroom
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94% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Only 10 minutes and a world away from Hayward, the stylishly appointed UPSTAIRS PERCH is part of Loon Lake Guesthouse. Take in a lakeside panorama of gardens, wildlife, tall pines on glimmering Loon Lake. Summer brings swimming, canoeing, birds and walking the lake loop. Use it as an office for remote work or strike out on an adventure with some Northwoods day tripping. And when day is done make a moonrise campfire by the lake and listen for the loons that gave this place it's name.

The space
Sunny, spacious south facing bedrooms in a cozy, relaxing upstairs suite.

-ENTRY
Green door located to the right of the main entry as you face the house.
Guests may use landline phone located on the dresser.

-STAIRWELL
Lights remain ON for safety.
Fire extinguisher at top of stairs.

-EAST BEDROOM
Has a kitchenette and serves as the 2nd bedroom with a sofa sleeper made up ahead of time when guests need both beds. Small closet.

-KITCHENETTE
With a small table for 4. Also includes a small fridge, coffee-maker, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, dishes, silverware, etc. Notify host about replenishing dishes or emptying the trash when you're out. Bring coffee and tea if desired. NOTE: For safety reasons, guests are asked NOT to carry the bus tub down the stairs.

-MASTER BEDROOM
Queen-size bed, desk, dresser and closet.

-FULL PRIVATE BATHROOM
Tub+Shower unit, towels, make-up remover, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion are provided.

Guest access
The Upstairs Suite shares a dedicated guest entrance which is also shared by guests staying in the downstairs unit, aka, The Sunroom. Host uses space minimally to adjust thermostat and lights. The louvered door separating the units may be closed at your discretion. Doing so prevents heat from rising.

Head down to the lake and gazebo to swim or feel free to go out in the canoe. Although Loon Lake qualifies more as a “swimming hole” more than a “sandy weed-free beach”, the water is clean and beautiful and many of my guests and I love swimming in it. Otherwise, there’s always the family friendly Beaver Lake Town Beach that’s within walking distance (-1/2 mile). It has a truly sandy beach, boat launch, picnic area and playground.

Guests are welcome to use the campfire ring and the charcoal grill unless there’s a burning ban. Firewood and charcoal are not provided but there’s an excellent roadside stand 5 minutes from here to purchase campfire wood. Message me for details.

Other things to note
Once your reservation is confirmed you’ll be able to access detailed directions in GUEST RESOURCES. IMPORTANT... Using these directions or search for Loon Lake Guesthouse on GGL Maps to reliably find Loon Lake Guesthouse. Despite being easy to find, digital mapping/GPS occasionally gives incorrect directions. Printing or downloading directions before you embark prevents issues with connectivity en route.

SMOKING - Tobacco isn’t permitted. The end of the driveway is the nearest smoking area.

Most guests view THE TRAIN as part of the charm but if you don't appreciate the lonesome whistle blowing, you may want to reconsider staying here.

CELL SERVICE - Texting and streaming usually work well but due to the proximity of the nearest cell tower, voice calls often cut out. If this becomes an issue you can either step outside to the lake side of the house or use the guest phone located in the entry at the base of the stairs.

TEMPERATURE CONTROL - The thermostat is set to a level that ideally makes it comfortable for the whole house. You’re also welcome to adjust the floor vent located in the right hand corner of the room and there’s a space heater available for use in the winter months. Failing that, I’m happy to adjust the thermostat if you let me know. When the AC is on please KEEP THE WINDOWS CLOSED unless it’s cooler outside than in. During the heating season windows also need to remain closed during unless it’s warmer outside than in.

WATER - Save on throwaways and enjoy delicious, crystal clear well water right from the tap.

Loon Lake is near the top of the roster for SNOW PLOWING but it isn’t possible to guarantee exactly when my plow guy will arrive. If you have definite time constraints please let me know ahead of time so I can do my best to accommodate. Otherwise, if you’re renting a car, 4-WD is a good choice.

A light tidying up is all that’s required at CHECK-OUT. If you’d like to extend your stay beyond 10am please make that arrangement in advance by contacting me on the Airbnb Message Center. Extending your stay may also be an option and is often offered at a discounted rate.
Only 10 minutes and a world away from Hayward, the stylishly appointed UPSTAIRS PERCH is part of Loon Lake Guesthouse. Take in a lakeside panorama of gardens, wildlife, tall pines on glimmering Loon Lake. Summer brings swimming, canoeing, birds and walking the lake loop. Use it as an office for remote work or strike out on an adventure with some Northwoods day tripping. And when day is done make a moonrise campfire b… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi – 8 Mbps
Central air conditioning
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Central heating
Radiant heating
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Hayward, Wisconsin, United States

Loon Lake Guesthouse is located just 8 miles from downtown Hayward and 25 minutes from Spooner.

The Namekagon (nam ah cog in) River, designated a National Scenic Wild River by the U.S. Park Service, is truly a local treasure and less that a mile away. It’s known for trout, canoeing, tubing and kayaking in the warmer months. In winter try to make your way to a canoe landing and witness how breathtakingly beautiful it is when surrounded by snow and ice.

In addition to Loon Lake, where guests are welcome to use the canoe or swim (a bit weedy for some), Beaver Lake Town Beach is 1/2 a mile away with a great sandy, family friendly swimming beach.

There’s also a couple of beautiful walking loops right out the driveway. One is about 45 minutes and the other about 25 minutes from the house. Text me for details.

Loon Lake is 15 minutes from Hatchery Park and 25 minutes from the 'Hwy OO' trailhead of the American Birkebeiner cross-country ski and hiking trails.

The TONY WISE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN BIRKEBEINER is located in downtown Hayward. It honors my father who — in addition to many other remarkable achievements — is the founder of the America Birkebeiner, the larges ski race in North America. It cleverly charts the extraordinary 45+ year history of this iconic, world-renowned, cross country ski marathon using state-of-the-art, hands-on exhibits including a 3D model of the trail, electronic race scrapbook, artifacts, photos, memorabilia and more. A must see for anyone who appreciates Nordic skiing and Hayward’s colorful history.

The area surrounding Hayward's historic Main Street has many shops, galleries, a winery, post office, outdoor sporting shops, bakery and restaurants. A fun stop to while away an hour or an afternoon. In Covid times dining-in is highly discouraged since many locations are not in control of mask wearing.

RESTAURANTS
Takeout is now available at many of these restaurants but calling ahead is important to verify hours. Call early to minimize indoor wait times and to ensure someone answers. Some places don't take calls during peak dining hours.

THE ANGRY MINNOW
8 minutes from Loon Lake
Hayward, downtown
Serving a limited menu on Fridays and Saturdays
Classic brew pub menu. Ask about fresh Lake Superior fish.

THE RANCH SUPPER CLUB
12 minutes from Loon Lake
Hayward, downtown
5 - close, Closed Monday
Classsic supper club entrees cooked to perfection, includes relish tray, amazing bar and wine list and in-house sommelier, Haley

OUT OF THE WOODS WINERY
10 minutes from Loon Lake
Housemade wines, ciders and meads. Food may also be
returning this summer if possible.
Noon - 5 or 7, Wednesday - Sunday

ANGLER’S BAR & GRILL
10 minutes from Loon Lake
Hayward, downtown
Iconic Main Street bar
11 - 10, Open daily
burgers, salads, sandwiches, pizza, and lots of taxidermy

COOP’S PIZZA PARLOURE
10 minutes from Loon Lake
Hayward, downtown
11 - 9 or 10, Open daily
Hayward pizza institution since 1979 with sandwiches, salad bar, broasted chicken, full bar, amazing aquarium

RED SCHOOLHOUSE WINES
20 minutes from Loon Lake
Stone Lake, downtown
10 - 8 or 9, closed Sunday
Wine shop with sandwiches, salads, snacks, regular live music, bingo

TAVERN AT WHITE STAG FARM
20 minutes from Loon Lake
8.5 miles east of Hayward
4 - 8, Wednesday - Saturday
Chef led fine dining, English pub decor, nice bar

PINE RIDGE
25 minutes from Loon Lake
3.5 miles north of Stone Lake
Thursday thru Sunday
Famous All-U-Can-Eat Fish Fry includes fried bread and chicken. Full menu. Rustic log lodge on Lake Sissabagamam in Stone Lake

PINE BROOK FARM
20 minutes from Loon Lake
10 miles northwest of Spooner
Call for hours
Chef led restaurant with lots of house made items and local farm raised entrees. Cocktails at The Woodtick Lounge. Wrap around porch. Gorgeous gigantic barn
Loon Lake Guesthouse is located just 8 miles from downtown Hayward and 25 minutes from Spooner.

The Namekagon (nam ah cog in) River, designated a National Scenic Wild River by the U.S. Park Service,…

Hosted by Janie

Joined in December 2015
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I'm a lifelong resident of Hayward who loves playing around in the kitchen and gardens. My father, the late Tony Wise, is famous for having started the American Birkebeiner cross country ski race and the Lumberjack World Championships. So with deep roots and an abiding love of the northwoods, I thoroughly enjoy hosting and sharing my backyard with guests.
I'm a lifelong resident of Hayward who loves playing around in the kitchen and gardens. My father, the late Tony Wise, is famous for having started the American Birkebeiner cross c…
During your stay
I generally show guests to the suite which is an excellent time to touch bases with questions or recommendations. Texting is the preferred means of communication after this point. I’m usually here and responsive to messages within an hour or 2 between the hours of 9am - 9pm.

NOTE: If there’s an urgent need come around to the main front area of Loon Lake Guesthouse where the cars are parked. Ring the doorbell next to the dark red main entry door.
I generally show guests to the suite which is an excellent time to touch bases with questions or recommendations. Texting is the preferred means of communication after this point.…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 14:00 - 22:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy