Frequently Asked Questions

What about Upper Hay Lake?

Upper Hay Lake is the headwaters of the Whitefish chain of lakes, not accessaable to the chain, therefore making it very private. It is a 650 acre lake which is a breeding lake for walleyes, bass, northerns, sunnies and crappies. Many other activities include boating, kayaking, sailing and swimming. Learn more about our lake here.

What are the cabins like?

Each of our cabins has been recently built from the ground up. Dressed in north woods knotty pine, each cabin offers a “great room” (kitchen, dining, and living area.) A cozy gas fireplace, beautiful view of the lake, two separate bedrooms with queen size in the master, and bath with shower, set your home away from home. A full stove/oven, microwave, full-sized refrigerator, and dishwasher make the kitchen easy and fun. A color/cable TV, barbeque grill, and attached deck top it all off. Each cabin sleeps six comfortably. See photos and our resort and cabin layout here.

What is provided with the cabins?

The kitchen is fully equipped for all your needs. The bedding is provided, but please bring your own towels and personal items.

Can I bring my own boat?

Certainly! The public access to the lake is just a block away, and we have a spot at the fisherman’s dock just for your boat. See our resort and cabin layout here.

What’s available for the kids?

Good fishing, a playground, beach, swimming, games, exploring, and on rainy days, cable TV with movies - are just some of the activities that will make Hideaway a great spot for the kids (or grandkids).

Do you have boats?

You bet! We have kayaks, paddle boat, and fishing boats for our boatless friends including motors (at daily rates).

What else is there to do in the area?

You’ll be in the heart of Minnesota’s newest golf mecca with over 20 distinctive courses.

We’re located right next to the award-winning Paul Bunyan State trail. It boasts of over 100 miles of paved biking, rollerblading, and hiking (and snowmobiling) trail that stretches from 10 miles south of Brainerd all the way to Bemidji. Learn more about our famous trail here.

Of course there’s great shopping from antiques to cool boutiques, and a new five-screen theatre just a mile away for those rainiy days.

There are many churches nearby, and some of the best dining you’ll find anywhere.

Are you really open all year long?

Yes! And it’s no secret that fall and winter are just as beautiful and exhilarating as our glorious summers. In winter there are many cross-country ski trails, and snowmobiling can take you anywhere in Lake Country. You may prefer to cozy up to the fire with a good book and simply enjoy the peace that our region offers.

What are your rates?

Our rates change with the seasons. We welcome you whether you’re staying for a couple of weeks or just an overnight. Just give us a call or send an e-mail and we’ll give you our best current rates! (info on our Location page)

Why only four cabins?

It’s been our desire from the start to build a resort that retains the tradition of the ultimate “up north” getaway. We want to offer our guests the quietude that many people prefer. We want to get to know each of our guests, and be able to host all of your needs. In keeping our resort small, it has become the intimate and peaceful retreat that so many seek in these modern times.

How far ahead should I make reservations at Hideaway?

Obviously if you want to be sure we have an opening on the dates you would like, it’s best to reserve well in advance. Many of our guests reserve their cabin at the end of their stay for the next year. But if you suddenly have an opportunity to take a “mini vacation”, by all means, don’t hesitate to send an e-mail or give us a phone call. We will always do our best to accommodate your needs.