A great Wisconsin vacation spot with an on-site bar and restaurant.

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“We love the Nelson Lake/Hayward area. 19 years ago we happened upon 4 Seasons Resort which had just been purchased by Jar & Lori Welter. We had been looking to find a place for 2 weeks in June for some time and they accommodated us. We are happy to now spend 3 weeks with them every June.

4 Seasons Resort treats us like family. Everything thing is clean and well cared for. Lori is a wonderful cook, the food is always good. Jar makes sure the drinks are just right. We couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else and we also spend other times during the year with them, staying in the motel. Jar and Lori are fun people, it’s no wonder we keep coming back.”

Bob & Carol Byington

Fantastic staff, and all patrons friendly! Great food and drinks. Can always find good sports on TV or information.

One of the best views of the lake. Try the pizza, it’s homemade! Just a great place to stop and relax, drink and eat.

Bearman_10, TripAdvisor

The resort is located right on the lake. They have cabins and motel units. The bar and restaurant has great food, drinks and service — also a great value!

Nice place to stay with family. Good place to enjoy fishing, boating or just relaxing and having a couple drinks. The motel units have kitchenettes, so that’s very handy. It’s also about 10 minutes from Hayward, which has a 24-hour store if you forget anything, or want to shop on a rainy day.

All in all, a nice little vacation spot!

Shadow30, TripAdvisor

Special thanks to the staff at 4 Seasons for making my family’s trip great. We have stayed at many of the other locations in town and none match the true Northwoods experience more than this one.

We have paid up at the others resorts only to drive back home with the empty feeling left in our vacation that was missing. We can get the fluff and frills at home anytime. We want to feel like we are welcome on a vacation. Not the feeling that everything is so fancy and untouchable. This place makes you feel at home unlike some of the others.

Highly recommend over the others. Don’t let the fancy pictures on a few of the other resorts sites fool you.

We take our family vacation to this area yearly and will be booking this location again. Sorry Spider Lake, we have to go where we enjoy best.

Tom G, TripAdvisor

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Four Seasons for New Years. Nice view of Nelson Lake from their warm bar. The owners and other patrons are very friendly.

The cabins are fully equipped and clean. Their restaurant has an excellent menu and the best prime rib dinner ever (I believe it’s a New Year’s Eve special though). We could not have enjoyed our trip more. We’re already booked for the end of this year and we’re bringing guests. It’s a short drive to town and the casino.

If you can’t stay here, at least stop in for a drink and to eat. Very fun atmosphere!

Ann M, TripAdvisor

In-laws live in Hayward, every trip we make includes a visit to 4 Seasons for a Bloody Mary (or 2 or 3) and food.

Friday night fish fry is great. On some Saturdays, Prime Rib is served, and wow, it is very, very good, served in au jus sauce and seasoned perfectly. Good appetizers. Fries are very good.

Great view right on Nelson Lake.

tgbdp54, TripAdvisor

“We returned to 4 Seasons Resort on July 3 for their annual fireworks display. Towards dusk the grounds and Nelson Lake get crowded so all can watch the best fireworks show ever! There are many fireworks in the area on the 4th but 4 Seasons sets them off yearly on the 3rd. In total there was a little over a half hour of continuous fireworks.

During the summer they serve prime rib every other Saturday evening. Delicious! Several orders of smothered chicken were served at the table next to us – it made me drool and it made me think twice about getting my favorite prime rib. We’d make the trip just for the food.

They also make the best frozen cocktails – mud slides looked great, but my favorite drink is the Bloody Mary – each one is made to order (but very quickly).

They have great bar staff, great wait staff and great food and drink. The lodge as well as the bar and restaurant are very clean.

The rooms have a full kitchen – you just need to bring the food; but why bother when you can get the best meals served in the 4 Seasons restaurant next door! They are not open for breakfast, so bring some bread, butter and jelly for breakfast! The toaster, coffee and coffee pot are already in the room as well as all the dishware you’ll need. I do bring my own bath sheets, since I prefer them to the smaller bath towels provided.

Each room has its own patio/deck with a table and chairs, and there is a communal BBQ and lounge chairs. We bring our own comfy folding lawn chairs as well as beach towels.

It’s not even a 10 minute drive to downtown Hayward and a 15 minute drive to a small casino. There’s a lot to do in close proximity, from shopping to mini golf and lumberjack shows to gambling. Hayward is a small friendly town to visit.

Ann M, TripAdvisor

“4 Seasons offers a great vacation spot for those looking for a nice spot on the lake with the bonus of an on-site restaurant and bar.

This is a popular spot on the lake and you’ll rarely find the place empty. Jar and Lori keep the place nice and clean and are very welcoming and accommodating.

Bonus—you can put your boat in the water on-site. Nelson Lake is hopping with water sports and pontoon cruisers but offers good fishing as well.

Get up early to secure your spot at one of the beach areas around the lake, they go fast! We love our annual 4 Seasons vacation!”

Stacia K, TripAdvior

Decided to try another place recommended by friends. As we arrived we realized we had been there years ago.

We arrived fairly early in the evening, and the bar was full of locals enjoying conversation and Fish Fry. This was our first time for their Fish Fry. Definitely not disappointed. We had a table with an unobstructed lake view.

I ordered a beer and my wife had a glass of her favorite wine. Service was prompt and friendly. Our fish choice was the senior’s portion which was adequate. Check out was quick and very “painless”. We put it on our list to return.

Chuck M, TripAdvisor

“We enjoy bringing family and friends to 4 Seasons Resort. Lori and Jar and their staff go above and beyond to make you feel at home.

We look forward to our visits to have a meal, relax and watch hockey, NASCAR and football. Especially when there is meatloaf on the menu.”

Chuck and Carol Abrams

“4 Seasons Resort on Nelson Lake has been our frequent stop with family and friends for the past 10 years. Every weekend that we are at the lake we make sure we stop. Jar, Lori and their staff are outstanding!

Great accommodations, food, friendly atmosphere, lots of laughs throughout the years, not to mention the awesome fireworks display every July 3rd! We plan on making many more memories with them, as we consider them family!”

Barb and Jeff Hanson

“The 4 Seasons is a terrific place to stay while visiting the Hayward area. The resort has fantastic views of Nelson Lake, accommodations, and restaurant.

Jar and Lori are great hosts and make every visit one to remember!”

Jason Kravik

“4 Seasons Resort has been the Hayward destination of choice for me, my friends and family for many years.

With a beautiful view of Nelson Lake, Lori, Jar and their staff offer a fun, relaxing and family friendly experience. I look forward to the memories I make with each visit.”

Paul Penzkover

“Our family has been going to 4 Seasons Resort for 19 years…. it’s our favorite vacation spot in Wisconsin!  The view of Nelson Lake is awesome! We love to visit to enjoy water sports, fishing, ATV and snowmobiling, and to relax in their full bar & restaurant.

It’s been the perfect getaway spot for us, and now even our sons head there on their own for weekend trips. Jar & Lori are like family and make each visit relaxing & fun for us!

Kris Ademmer

We stayed at a private rental property on Nelson Lake, and went by pontoon to the 4 Seasons restaurant twice.

Both times, the service was fast, friendly and delicious. There was good variety on the menu, and our son’s (age 6) enjoyed the small arcade area following dinner.

Both times, the server gave them both a package of M & M’s after dinner. To a 6 year old, that makes the restaurant the “best place ever!”

Highly recommend the Fried Shrimp Plate. Yum! The resort is right on the lake, and the tables by the windows give a great view of Nelson Lake.


MomOTwins1, TripAdvisor