Northern Retreat in Birchwood, WI  -  Northern Retreat

?It?s like having your own cabin without having to mow the lawn?

$100 off
in May, August,
and September
Northern Retreat is a cozy resort located in the Northwoods of Wisconsin in the Birchwood Area. Our cottages are all fully furnished; just like your own little cabin on the shores of Big Lake Chetac; close enough to the Hayward Area for its many attractions to be just a short trip away but far enough for the quiet, relaxed atmosphere you need for a pleasant vacation from your busy life.

Clean, comfortable, completely furnished two- and three- bedrooms.  All four cabins are air conditioned, have wi-fi, color cable TV, and all have comfortable beds with bed linens and blankets provided.

Kitchens are equipped with gas ranges, electric refrigerators (top freezer), microwave, plenty of dishes, silverware and cooking utensils. Each cottage has its own bathroom with hot water shower and gas heat. Each cottage has own picnic table and Weber charcoal grill. 

New deep, wide aluminum boats.



For detailed information about an individual cabin click on the name of the cabin that you would like to know more about below. No Daily Cabin Rentals Available.

  • CABIN #1 - 2 bedrooms and is 20 feet from the lake.

  • CABIN #2 - 2 bedrooms and is 15 feet from the lake.

  • CABIN #3 - 2 bedrooms and is 15 feet from the lake.

  • CABIN #4 - 3 bedrooms and is 50 feet from the lake.

  • CABIN #5 - 3 bedrooms and is 15 feet from the lake.

Pontoon Cruise or Fish

Boats & Motors
One new 14' aluminum boat with each cottage.  Extra boats can be rented. We have outboard motor rentals and wearable life vest.  Coast Guard approved boat seat cushions are available.  Regular or mixed gas available. 

  • Pontoons available for rent, see rates below

  • Guide Service available

  • Public boat landing nearby

Fishing at Keyhoe's Northern Retreat in Birchwood, WisconsinFishing
Big Lake Chetac is known for its great Bluegill and Crappie fishing.  There are Walleyed Pike, Large and Small mouth Bass, and also Northern, Perch and Bully?s. Motor trolling permitted.

Nice fish cleaning house and freezer space available. Birchwood is Wisconsin?s Bluegill Capital.

Our well-kept grounds provide badminton, volleyball, tetherball, and swings for the children; campfire ring and great sunsets. Several nice golf courses are nearby. There are many places of interest for those who like sightseeing such as Wilderness Walk, The Fish Hatchery, Fishing Hall of Fame, Artesian Well, Horseback Riding Stables, and many more.

There are many places in our area for your dining out pleasures. There are also many churches in the area. Daily mail service. Birchwood has a Laundromat and many fine stores and shops.

2017 Weekly Rental Rates


  May 7
May 21
May 21
August 6
August 6
Cabin #1 $590.00 $685.00 $625.00
Cabin #2 $590.00 $685.00 $625.00
Cabin #3 $590.00 $685.00 $625.00
Cabin #4 $655.00 $760.00 $680.00
Cabin #5 $655.00 $760.00 $680.00

Rates are based on 2 guests.
No Daily Cabin Rentals.
One boat furnished with each weekly cottage reservation.
All prices are subject to applicable sales tax.

Please bring your own towels.

Our week starts at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday
Check In: Saturday after 2:00pm
Check Out: Saturday before 8:00am
Each Additional Person:  $40 (1 night)  $75 (2-3 nights)  $110 (4-7 nights)
$200 deposit for each week's reservation required.

When writing for reservations, please specify date of vacation, number in party, ages of children, and boat & motor needs.

Spring/Fall/Multiple Week Discounts Available

SORRY - NO PETS unless your party rents entire resort


Boats $25 daily $100 weekly
Motors (6 HPM) $30 daily $125 weekly
Motors (9.9 HPM) $40 daily $150 weekly
Pontoons - 20' $85 daily $345 weekly

Regular or Mixed Gas Available - Guide Service Available - Life Vests Available

Pontoon Cruise or Fish $50/hr

Keyhoe's Northern Retreat Map Location - Birchwood, WIThe Area

  • 8 miles northeast of Birchwood

  • 26 miles northeast of Rice Lake

  • 38 miles northeast of Ladysmith

  • 25 miles south of Hayward

The Route

For a lovely trip to Wisconsin?s Northwest: 

Chicago and Milwaukee area- Take I-94 to Eau Claire, Hwy. 53 north to Rice Lake, follow Hwy. 48 east through Birchwood, go 4 miles to East Shore Road, turn left and bear left to resort.  Our signs will direct you to ?Kehoe?s Northern Retreat.?

Minneapolis and St. Paul area- Take 35W north to Hwy. 8 east to Hwy 53 north to Rice Lake, follow Hwy. 48 east through Birchwood 4 miles to East Shore Road, turn left and bear left to the resort.


Northern Retreat

2045N Ol'Hays Road - Birchwood, WI 54817

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