General Info & Policies

General Information

  • Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 10:00am. No exceptions will be allowed during peak-season.
  • Pets are not allowed in the Cottages or on the property.
  • No tents or additional sleeping facilities are permitted on Cottage sites or property.
  • ATV/UTVs and snowmobiles must be transported to designated trail sites. No riding is allowed on property.
  • Keys must be left in the Cottage and/or returned to the Office at time of check-out to avoid lost-key charge of $25.
  • Quiet-time begins at 11:00 PM

Reservations & Availability

Availability & Reservations

Bayfield has become a very popular vacation destination. Make your reservation early to beat the seasonal rush of visitors to Bayfield. Booking 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 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 availability (updated regularly) and book your stay at Woodside Cottages of Bayfield.

Cottage Rates

  • Please visit our online availability calendar or the click on a specific Cottage (above) for pictures, details, and lodging rates.
  • Rates are based on 2, 4, and 6-person occupancy as specified per Cottage.
  • Peak-Season Rates in effect May 13 – Oct 27, 2018 and during Ice Caves when open/accessible.
  • There is a $25 charge for each additional guest 5 years and older above the base-occupancy for each Cottage. $15 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, and a one-time charge of $5 will be incurred for sofa bedding.
  • All rates are subject to the 5.5% WI state sales tax and 6.5% Bayfield lodging tax.
  • Balances are due upon arrival by cash or major credit card only. No personal checks accepted at time of check-in.
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.

Lodging Reservations & Policies

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

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.

PETS, SMOKING, CANDLES  No pets, smoking, or burning of candles are permitted in the Cottages. No pets are allowed inside the Cottages or on the grounds. An automatic cleaning fee of up to $500.00 will be charged if there is any evidence of pets, tobacco use, or candle use, and violators will be asked to leave with no refund of any unused days. Any other damages, repairs or extensive cleaning incurred will be charged accordingly at the discretion of the Owners.

FISH-CLEANING As we do not have a designated station on the property, all cleaning of fish must be done outside of cottages. Please plan accordingly, and kindly dispose of remains in property’s trash receptacle so as not to attract unwanted wildlife.

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

By making a reservation, guests accept and acknowledge the current policies of Woodside Cottages of Bayfield. Owners reserve the right to change the Policies at any time without notice.


  • Since we are primarily a seasonal and tourism business, cancellations have a significant negative effect on our business as it is very difficult to fill dates that are cancelled. 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 the cancelled days are filled by other guests, the deposit will be refunded less the cancellation fee. For guests who choose to shorten their reserved stay, there will no refund for the unused portion of the reservation.  “No Shows” will be responsible for payment in full for the entire reservation.
  • A lodging Gift Certificate for a future stay in the amount of the deposit may be issued due to inclement winter weather that results in hazardous winter road conditions.
  • Closure of the Ice Caves and/or Ice Road or cancellation of other events will not be considered as a reason for a refund.
  • For Apple Festival (Thursday-Sunday) cancellations, the deposit is non-refundable after July 31.
  • The cancellation fee is $25.00 per cottage.
  • The Owners reserve the right to change the policies at any time.