Welcome to a 140 Acre Wilderness Resort Where Guests Take Pride in Preserving the Immaculate Beauty and Quality of the Cabins, Amenities and Nature
Nordlys Lodging Company offers architecturally distinct luxury cabins situated on 140 acres of Wisconsin wilderness. Check-in, check-out and use of the accommodations and amenities are “self-service” and keyless, with “how to” information available online and in each cabin. Before arrival, the reserving guest will receive an email with that guest’s unique front door lock code and other arrival information. Outdoor parking is available near each cabin. What makes the continued beauty of Nordlys possible, is inviting only guests who want to enjoy that beauty by leaving the property and cabins ready for the next group of guests, excluding the changing of linens and towels, and light housework done by our housekeeping staff.
Outdoor Amenities and Access
Each cabin has an outdoor gas grill and wood fire pit. Free firewood is stacked near each fire pit. No other fires, and no fireworks are permitted anywhere on the property. Smoking is not allowed inside the cabins or anywhere on the property.
Nordlys outdoor adventure amenities include bicycles, kayaks, canoe, pedal boat, snowshoes and hiking trails at no additional charge. Guests are encouraged to use the complimentary bicycle helmets and lifejackets. Guests must return and secure equipment to the proper location after use. All trails and paths should be considered unimproved. Terrain may be uneven. All adventure contains risk.
The roads and parking areas are gravel.
All reservations are accepted online through Airbnb. The reserving guest must be at least 25 years of age.
Nordlys requires a two-night minimum stay. Check-in is anytime after 4:00 p.m. To facilitate thorough cleaning, check-in days are limited to Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Exceptions can be made for reservations that overlap major holidays. On the rare occasion when a guest requires check-in on a different day of the week, Nordlys will try to accommodate that guest’s schedule.
Reservations overlapping major holidays have a three-night minimum (Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s).
Deposit and Payment
See deposit and payment policies on our Airbnb profile.
Cancellation and Refund
See cancellation and refund policies on our Airbnb profile.
Rates exclude the combined 5.5% sales tax (Wisconsin and Polk County), charged with each reservation.
Charges for Additional Guests
All room charges are based on double occupancy. See Airbnb pricing for nightly fee for additional guests.
Children are welcome but must be supervised in person by a parent or guardian at all times. The cabins are not childproof. The property contains open water, rock cliffs and other hazards. There are no amenities (bikes or snowshoes) designed for children. Guests with children must provide their own child-size life jackets. Life jackets for children 12 and under are required by law in Wisconsin.
Registered Guests Only; Parties and Other Events
Unless approved in advance and in writing by Nordlys management: (1) only registered guests are allowed on the property and (2) no parties, gatherings or other events are allowed (involving people other than registered guests).
At this time we do NOT allow pets of any kind. We plan to begin allowing friendly dogs in Summer 2022.
Check-In and Check-Out
Guests may arrive for self-service check-in any time after 4:00 p.m. on the first day of a guest’s reservation. There is no early check-in, and guests should not arrive until check-in time.
Self-service check-out is by 10:00 a.m. on the final day of a guest’s reservation. There are no late check-outs.
Each guest reservation will receive a unique door lock code. This code actives at check-in time and terminates check-out time.
Cleaning Fee, Housekeeping, Maintenance and Care of Each Cabin
There is a one-time cleaning fee for each reservation. The fee for MetalLark Tower is $55. The fee for the larger [Cabin 2] is $75. Housekeeping is not available between check-in and check-out, unless a guest is staying for 7+ days and has made special arrangements for interim housekeeping. Each cabin is furnished with linens and towels sufficient for the duration of the stay. All towels and linens must remain inside the cabins. Nordlys has housekeeping staff onsite each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. An on-call maintenance person is available in the rare event of a maintenance emergency.
Before check-out guests must tidy the cabin in preparation for cleaning. Nordlys may charge guests additional fees for any repairs outside normal maintenance and for any damage or unusual degree of necessary cleaning.
Guests Must Make Their Own Food Arrangements
Each of the cabins has a fully equipped chef’s kitchen ready for guests to enjoy, with plenty of dishes and utensils. There are restaurants and grocery stores in the area for guests to explore. Bring only the food—Nordlys has everything else!
No Smoking or Vaping or Illegal Drug Use
No smoking or vaping is allowed inside the cabins or anywhere on the property. The illegal use of drugs is prohibited. Guests will be charged a minimum $200 cleaning and deodorizing fee if there are any violations.
Storm Shelter and Backup Generator
Each cabin has a storm shelter room in the basement of that cabin. Guests are responsible to be aware of inclement weather. Each cabin also has a backup generator designed to automatically engage if there is a power failure. When the sun is shining, the solar array for each cabin is designed to meet all of that cabin’s electrical needs.
Wi-Fi, Cell Phone and Television
Complimentary Wi-Fi with high-speed fiber optic Internet is available inside each cabin and within an approximate 300-foot radius outside each cabin. Each cabin also has a cell phone booster antenna designed to strengthen the cell phone signal inside. There are no land lines and no cable television. Each cabin has a television with Internet access. Guests must use their own Netflix, Prime or other streaming service accounts.
Electric Vehicle Charging
The parking area next to each cabin has a complimentary 240v outlet to accommodate electric vehicle charging. Guests must supply their own charging cord.
Please Respect Wildlife With Caution
Deer, turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, birds and other wildlife roam the forests, meadows and lakes at Nordlys. Black bears live in Wisconsin, but we very rarely see them. Please use caution and follow DNR guidance at https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/documents/bearpractice.pdf
The Ongoing Building of Nordlys
Beginning in 2022, Nordlys plans to build additional secluded luxury cabins and add more common amenities over time. During the building process construction activities may occur during the day on weekdays. Grounds maintenance and trail work may also take place on a regular basis.
Changes to Policies and Pricing
Nordlys policies and prices are subject to change without notice. Price changes will not affect existing reservations.