*Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood

Fall foliage!! Picture taken on 10/5/2022. Come explore incredible up-north adventures with your friends / family at the Cozy Bear Cabin! Waterfront cabin located deep in the Barron Count Forest offers wonderful privacy + lake access! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Fall foliage (10/5/2022) and beautiful Hemlock Lake! Hemlock is 357 acres of quintessential up-north enjoyment, with incredible fishing, and it's connected to much larger Red Cedar Lake which is a 1,500 acre lake perfect for big water activities! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Great views of the firepit and the lake from the screened-in back porch! Immersed in the beautiful tall trees that surround the back yard, the screened-in back porch is our favorite spot in the cabin! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Fresh new view from the deck with recent trees cut down! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Big back yard with room for fire pit, large screened in porch! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
22' fishing pontoon rental (subject to availability)!! Best way to enjoy the 3-lake chain is taking a cruise in the boat! Dock up at the Pumphouse and enjoy live music & drinks at the bar! Reach out to Dan & Emily to check availability of pontoon. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
2 NEW paddle boards summer 2023!!! Plus 2 kayaks, peddle boat, and row boat all free WITH your stay! 

We have life jackets for most people, bring your own for infants/toddlers. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
5-person pedal boat and row boat available Spring through Fall. Dock your boat at our pier and enjoy all Hemlock and Red Cedar Lakes have to offer! Or ask us about pontoon rental! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Fall color views! Beautiful backyard with fire pit, large back deck, and screened-in back porch! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Enjoy nighttime drinks in the screened-in back deck, and no need to worry about mosquitos!! Make s'more and have favorite drinks around the firepit! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Fully stocked kitchen with all the essentials needed to cook meals (just bring your own food). - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Open concept cabin with view of the front door entry, living room, and kitchen from the dining room table! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Brand new log-cabin style dining room table and chairs! Enjoy family meals around this beautiful table with 4 chairs and a bench large enough to fit 3 or 4 kiddos! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Kitchen skink with view of the backyard fire pit and the lake! Dishwasher and full-size refrigerator and freezer (with an ice maker). - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Full size oven and cooktop. All pots, pans, and cooking utensils provided. Bluetooth speaker provided for music entertainment. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Fully stocked kitchen! Brand new pots, pans, dishes! All you need to bring is your food and drinks and enjoy family meals in the open concept kitchen! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Fully stocked kitchen! All you need to bring is the food and drinks! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
View from the kitchen with screen in porch on the left and bedrooms #2 and #3 on the right. Second bathroom located down the hall. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Brand new (Feb-2023) King-size 14" Zinus Green Tea Cooling Foam mattress plus log-cabin style bed frame! Plus the master bathroom en suite has a large vanity, stand up shower, and massive soaker tub! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Brand new log-cabin style bedside tables, bed frame and king-size mattress! Master bedroom also has a non-smart TV with DVD player on the wall, perfect for relaxing with one of the many DVD's we offer at the cabin. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Master en suite bathroom. Large soaking tub with views of the lake, plus stand up shower. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Master bath soaking tub with views of backyard fire pit and lake, plus stand up shower. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Living room with 2 person love seat, 3 person sofa (that's also a pull out bed), and 3 person futon. 43" Smart TV with DVD player, and electric fireplace! Stream your favorites from the Smart TV, or bring your own DVDs for movie nights! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Front entry and living room with plenty of space for the family. Sofa couch is also a pull-out Queen size mattress and a futon couch for additional sleeping space. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Futon that provides additional sleeping space. Front door entryway and master bedroom in the background. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Bedroom #2 - Queen size bed and a Twin size bed. Brand new log-cabin style bedside table! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Bedroom #2 has a large closet with ample space for luggage. Extra bedding for pull-out couch located in bedroom #2 closet. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Bedroom #3 is a fun bunk room! Twin over Full size bunk beds on the left and Twin over Twin size bunks on the right. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
View of the hallway and into the mud room from the bunk room. Large closet on the right with plenty of storage space. Pack 'n Play and high chair for the little ones located in this closet. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Second bathroom provides a full size bathtub and stand up shower, located next to bedrooms #2 and #3. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Large back deck with plenty of room to entertain! Fire up the new 4-burner grill and enjoy steaks, burger and hot dogs with the family! Sliding door entry to the kitchen / dining room. Views of the firepit and lake from the deck! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Comfortably seat 6 adults in the screened-in back porch with fantastic views of the fire pit, Hemlock Lake, and the serene, private back yard! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Fantastic screened in porch overlooking the fire pit and the lake with nice patio furniture and string lights! Enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise over the lake. Perfect for evenings outside and no mosquitos! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Relax, have some drinks, roast marshmallows and make s'mores with the family! Everyone loves a good bon fire! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Fall-time view of the cabin (green tin roof), and the private bay on Hemlock Lake!  Picture taken on 10/5/2022. Beautiful Hemlock Lake views, with water access to larger Red Cedar Lake for big water fun!! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Tons of DVD’s and board games for fun family time during cold winter nights or rainy days! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Mud room entry on the side of the house offers full size washer and dryer. Cabin also has a water softener. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Mud room entry also has bench for kicking off your boots and hanging up hats/coats/gloves. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Stairs down to the dock. Enjoy some drinks, fishing, and relaxing on the calm bay waters! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Stairs down to the lake. Kayak rack located along the hillside. 1 sit-on-top kayak and 1 sit-in kayak. Both great for paddling around Hemlock Lake! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Use your phone camera to scan QR code, follow link to YouTube for some cool aerial drone footage and a virtual tour of the property!! Get a wonderful overview of the property before booking with this video! Enjoy! :) - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
"Cozy Bear Cabin" welcome sign in front driveway! Very private location with lots of tall trees surround the cabin! Enjoy camp fires and screened in deck with tons of privacy! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Front of the cabin, main entry door. Wood-carved bear to welcome guests to the northwoods! Time to relax and enjoy the great outdoors! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Keurig coffee pot and single cup combo with a few complimentary k-cups and paper coffee filters provided! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Brand new toaster and Ninja Blender large enough for margaritas and includes 2 single serve blender bottles for smoothies. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Whole-home water treatment system ensures safe drinking water and clean, clear water for the whole cabin. - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Black bear spotted a few miles from cabin! Walking across a frozen pond in March! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
Snowmobile trail map for Barron County. Access to over 250 miles of trails right out your back door! Hop on your sled, cruise across the lake, and your connected to all the trails! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood
ATV trail map for Barron County. Cabin is located directly on the ATV trail. No need to trailer your ATV anywhere. Access to over 250 miles of trails right out your front door! - *Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood

*Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat - Birchwood

*Cabin w/ Screen Deck!*Kayak*SUP*Pedalboat*Rowboat
10 Guests · 3 Bedrooms · 2 Bathrooms · Cottage · 1500 Sqft
26 reviews
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Escape to the Northwoods for boating, bon fires, s'mores, fishing, ATV / UTV, hiking, & biking! New this summer, rental option for a 22' pontoon with 50 HP motor and seating for 10 people!

Prior Guest Review:
“Cozy Bear Cabin is a great place to stay! It is updated, very clean and comfortable. I would definitely recommend for a vacation destination. My son loved waking up in the morning & going down to the dock to fish. We all enjoyed the peddle boat and rowboat. We will be returning.” – Jean

Paddler's Paradise with free use of 2 kayaks, 2 SUP's, 16' aluminum row boat, 5-person pedal boat! We also provide cornhole / bags set for yard games around the campfire!

This 3 bedroom (7 beds) / 2 bathrooms / 1,500 sq foot lakefront cabin sits on a private 1-acre of forestland offering year-round activities for the outdoor enthusiast! The secluded drive through the rolling Blue Hills of the Barron County Forest offers a true “up-north” feeling as you arrive at the cabin.

Cozy Bear Cabin is nestled on a private bay on Hemlock Lake (connected to Red Cedar & Balsam Lakes) & offers relaxing lake views in a secluded setting!

Enjoy beautiful Hemlock Lake views from the backyard, evenings relaxing in the large screened-in porch, grilling on the deck, and making s’mores around the campfire!

Prior guest review:
“I had a truly wonderful stay at this cabin. Clean, great communication by the hosts part, and a wonderful yard and patio area were we spent most of our time - closed in patio is a game changer :)” – Gina

* Master Bedroom: King Bed and attached master bathroom with soaking tub and stand-up shower (new king-size log bed frame and 14" cooling gel memory foam mattress installed in Feb-2023!)
* Bedroom #2: Queen Bed and Twin Bed
* Bedroom #3: Bunk Room with Twin over Full Bunk and a Twin over Twin Bunk
* Additional Sleeping in Living Room: pull out couch and futon
* Second Bathroom (full bathtub + stand-up shower combo): Located next to Bedrooms 2 & 3
* We also have 1 pack-n-play and 1 highchair for the little ones :)

The living room has space to comfortably seat the whole family to gather around the electric fireplace and the smart TV. The fully equipped kitchen offers modern appliance and all the cooking utensils needed, space for 10 people to sit, plus a Keurig coffee pot and single-serve coffee maker (paper coffee filters and some K-cups included), and a Ninja blender for margaritas and smoothies.

* Summer Months! *

Summer months offer some of the best boating, watersports, fishing, hiking, biking, and golfing in the Northwoods! All three of the lakes have crystal-clear waters and provide great fishing for walleye, northern pike, bass, and panfish! Boat to various bars and restaurants on Red Cedar Lake. Plenty of open water to navigate in your boat with about 2,500 acres and 30 miles of shoreline to explore.

Enjoy kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, pedal-boating, or taking the rowboat for a lap around the lake! Plus the 18-hole Tagalong Golf Course (located along the Red Cedar Lake shoreline) is only 7 miles from the cabin!

Also, a great location for hiking with the Ice Age Hiking Trailhead being located only 3 miles from the cabin. This trail is open year round and winter hiking is magical! Take your mountain bike a few miles north to the endless CAMBA off-road bike trails around the Hayward area.

Prior guest review:
“Dan and Emily were excellent Airbnb hosts and their Cozy Bear Cabin was perfect for our first family vacation. The place came with a bunch of amenities and there was plenty of stuff for us to do with our five-month-old to keep her entertained. I highly recommend staying at one of Dan and Emily’s Airbnbs!!!” – Mitchell
- We provide a pack-n-play, and high chair, and some kids toys for the littles! :)

* Winter months! *
The winter months provide incredible ice fishing (Hemlock Lake is a hidden gem). Drive out on the lake with your 4x4, and pop up your ice shack, and enjoy fantastic hard water fishing in the WI Northwoods. Multiple ice roads are plowed in the winter months for easy access to the best fishing locations.

Plus, hop on your snowmobile and cruise down the back yard across the lake and you have access to over 250 miles of the best snowmobile trails in the Midwest!

Snow shoeing and cross-country skiing on the lake, and Christie Mountain Ski Resort is only 15 miles from our cabin where you can enjoy downhill skiing, snowboarding, and tubing!! Sip a mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream and sprinkles around the outdoor firepit after a long day hitting the slopes!

We look forward to sharing our cabin with you! :)

What this place offers

IconWashing Machine
IconIron & Board
IconHair Dryer
IconLinens Provided
IconFull Kitchen
IconPrivate Garden
IconFire Pit
IconHigh Speed Internet
IconLaptop friendly workspace
IconSmart TV
IconSecurity Cameras

Nearby activities

IconWater skiing
IconJet skiing
IconPier fishing


Child friendly
We have a pack-n-play and a high chair and some kids toys for the little ones :)
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
No events allowed
No smoking allowed
Parking Included
We have a large parking lot big enough for about 4 cars or 3 trucks.

Meet The Host

Hi - We're Dan and Emily! We have a lakefront vacation cabin in northern Wisconsin and a beach vacation townhome in Gulfport, Mississippi. We are passionate about hosting and take great pride ensuring our guests have a fantastic vacation experience! Our guests appreciate a professionally cleaned home on each visit. Our guests also appreciate our quick communication response times throughout the rental process. We're here to ensure you have a 5-star vacation experience! Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
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IconMember since: May 2023
IconSpeaks: English
IconResponse rate: 100%
IconResponse time: within an hour

Getting around

Cabin is located ATV / UTV friendly road. Hop on your 4-wheeler and go explore!


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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Policies and Rules

Check In: 4PM - Flexible
We will send over the check-in details 2 days prior to your arrival. You will have a unique 4-digit code that will unlock the front door. That's all you need to enter the cabin and enjoy your Northwoods vacation!
Check Out: 11AM
No pets
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Maximum occupancy: 10
House Rules
- Must be 25 years old to book - Be respectful of neighbors - Quiet hours 10:00 pm – 7:00 am - No Pets - No Parties - No Smoking in the house, the deck, or screened in porch. Hold Harmless: Owner is not responsible for inconveniences that may occur for which the Owner has no control. This includes, but is not limited to: power outages, adverse weather conditions, mandatory evacuations, outside construction, etc. No refunds will be given for occurrences beyond Owner's control. Owner shall not be held responsible or liable for any accidents, injuries, illnesses, or death that may occur to Vacationers or their guests while on the property or its available facilities (e.g. the dock or watercraft). Upon written or electronic endorsement, Vacationers agree that they have read and understand this agreement, and accepts all terms, conditions, and restrictions without exception. No smokingNo petsNo parties or eventsCheck-in is anytime after 4:00 PM
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Payment Policy
50% of total fee due at booking, and remaining 50% (plus $250 security deposit) due 7 days prior to arrival. If booked less than 7 days prior to arrival, 100% of fee due at booking. Thanks!
Refundable Damage Deposit
Security deposit due 7 days before arrival. Will be refunded after check out, assuming no issues with the property.
Cancellation Policy
Full refund for cancellations up to 30 days before check-in. If booked fewer than 30 days before check-in, full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking. No refund after that.
Propane is provided for the gas grill.

Please bring your own firewood. If there's any firewood at the cabin, feel free to use it :)

Cellular service is poor at the cabin. We have Wi-Fi for email, messaging, FaceTime, and we have a landline in case of emergencies.

Please Note:
Shoreline at the end of the dock is murky and not great for swimming or jet skis. Because of the lily pads and water vegetation, it can be very difficult to get a jet ski (or jet propulsion boat) to the dock because the jet ski can get clogged up with lily pads / seaweed. Boats with propellers do not have this issue as they can power through the lily pads and seaweed by moving slow through the waters near the dock.

However, the lake water is crystal-clear and provides excellent swimming locations once you take out the boat and drop anchor in deeper water, or pull up to sandy shorelines all over the 3-lake chain.

Due to health allergies, no pets allowed.

We look forward to hosting your up-north adventures!
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