General Info & Policies

Reservations & Availability

Availability & Reservations

Make your reservation early to beat the seasonal rush of visitors to Bayfield. Bayfield has become a very popular vacation destinationBooking sooner rather than later allows you the best opportunity to reserve the dates and Cottage(s) of your choice

Plan for a relaxing stay in one of our Cottages located conveniently in Bayfield, Wisconsin and just a short drive to Ashland, Washburn, and Hayward, WI and Duluth, MN.

Enjoy an adventure on the lake, a hike through the woods, pick fresh fruit from the Bayfield Orchards, take in a show at Big Top Chautauqua, shop, or just kick back and enjoy the comforts of our cozy Cottages. Click here to view our up-to-date availability calendar and book your stay at Woodside Cottages of Bayfield.

Policies

A deposit is required at the time a reservation is made at Woodside Cottages of Bayfield. The deposit is in the amount of the first night’s base-rate for each Cottage reserved. For one-night stays, the deposit will include any additional charges plus the sales tax and room tax. We accept all major credit cards or a personal check (if provided with sufficient time in advance of the reservation dates). 

Two-night minimum stays are required for the following:

  • During the New Year’s holiday
  • Book Across the Bay weekend
  • During the Ice Caves when open/accessible* (*Peak-season rates apply)
  • On weekends from Memorial Day weekend through October (must include a Friday or Saturday)
  • During the week (Sun – Thurs) from June 10th through September 3rd

Three-night minimum stays are required:

  • During the 4th of July holiday (unless it falls mid-week)
  • Labor Day weekend
  • Apple Festival, Thursday through Sunday (must include Friday and Saturday)

One-night stays can be reserved only when available as determined by Management.

  • PAYMENT OF BALANCE DUE Upon arrival, the balance is due by credit card or cash only. Sorry, no personal checks are accepted at time of arrival.

  • OCCUPANCY There is a $25/night charge for each additional guest 5 years and older above the base-occupancy for each cottage. $15/night charge for ages 1-4.

Occupancy limits include children and cannot be exceeded for any reason other than an infant. Exceeding the maximum specified occupancy violates health and fire codes, and will result in termination of rental without refund.

Use of sofa-sleepers is available upon request. A one-time charge of $5 will be incurred for the additional bedding.

  • CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT Check-in is 4:00 PM and check-out is 10:00 AM. No exceptions will be allowed during peak-season (mid-May thru Oct). With management authorization, flexibility may be offered during non-peak season.

Late check-outs will be assessed a minimum charge of $25 for any portion of an hour.

For late arrivals/check-ins (after 7:00pm), please come to the Office where you will find an envelope on the front door labeled with your name and Cottage #. Enclosed you will find all information needed for your arrival.

  • CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellations have a significant negative effect on our business as it is very difficult and sometimes impossible to re-book dates that are canceled. For cancellations more than 14 days prior to arrival, the deposit will be refunded less the cancellation fee ($25) per Cottage. The deposit is non-refundable for cancellations within 14 days of arrival. However if your reservation dates are filled, the deposit will be refunded less the cancellation fee. For guests who shorten their reserved stay, there will be no refund for the unused portion of the reservation. “No-shows” will be responsible for payment in full for the entire reservation.

For Apple Festival (Thursday-Sunday) cancellations, the deposit is non-refundable after August 31st.

A gift certificate for a future stay in the amount of the deposit may be issued due to inclement winter weather that results in hazardous road conditions. Closure of the Ice Caves, the Ice Road, or cancellation of other events will not be considered as a reason for a refund.

The Cancellation Fee is $25.00 per Cottage reserved.

  • NO SMOKING  A cleaning fee of up to $500.00 will be charged if there is evidence of smoking inside Cottages.

  • NO PETS permitted on property or inside Cottages. A cleaning fee of up to $500.00 will be charged along with termination of rental with no refund.
  • NO TENTS or additional sleeping facilities are permitted on property.

  • DAMAGES & CLEANING Any damages incurred, missing items, or excessive cleaning required after check-out will be charged to your final bill at the discretion of the Owners.

  • We are not responsible for items lost or left behind but we will always do our best to recover and return items at guest’s expense.

  • ASSIGNMENT We reserve the right to re-assign accommodations of the same size or larger Cottage with the same basic amenities or upgrade without notice and at no additional charge.

  • ACCEPTANCE We reserve the right to change the Policies at any time. By making a reservation, you accept and acknowledge the current Policies of Woodside Cottages of Bayfield.

What’s included in Cottages for your planning purposes:

BATH TOWELS/HAND TOWELS/WASH CLOTHS

(BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS – NOT PROVIDED)

BED LINENS/PILLOWS
AIR CONDITIONER
CABLE TV
CEILING FAN(S)
COFFEE CUPS/GLASSWARE
COFFEE-MAKER
COFFEE (REG/DECAF w/ FILTERS)
GAS FIREPLACE
HAIR DRYER
HAND SOAP/DISH SOAP
MICROWAVE
PAPER TOWELS/FACIAL TISSUES/TOILET PAPER
REFRIGERATOR
SHOWER GEL/SHAMPOO (No conditioner)
WIFI
 
INCLUDED IN 2-BR & 3-BR COTTAGES w/ KITCHENS (#7,8,9,10,11,12):
2-BURNER STOVE-TOP (NO OVEN)
STANDARD REFRIG w/ FREEZER
DISHWASHER/SOAP
TOASTER
EATING/COOKING UTENSILS/CAN OPENER
PLATES/GLASSWARE/POTS/PANS
DISH TOWELS/CLOTHS/SOAP
 
COTTAGES #1 – 6 and #14 INCLUDE A KITCHENETTE:
(MICROWAVE, MINI-FRIDGE, COFFEE-MAKER)
THEY ARE NOT EQUIPPED AS “KITCHENS”
 
In addition to some park-grills, we have a few charcoal grills (kettle-type)
that are available for guests’ use on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please let us know at the time of your reservation for your best opportunity.
Remember to bring your own Charcoal/Lighter fluid!
And don’t forget your BEACH TOWELS! 

 

We provide a limited amount of campfire wood at each fire-pit for our guests. Additional firewood is available for purchase.
 
There are no telephones in the Cottages. Cellphone coverage varies per carrier.
Guests are welcome to use the business office phone for local and long-distance calls at no charge.