Reservation Policies

Just a few rules for the road

  • Majority of our guests are vacationers rather than business travelers. This results in the biggest demand for accommodations during the weekends, holiday periods, and school vacation times.
  • During the resort peak times, early June through late August, only weekly rentals are accepted. Less than week rentals are accepted at other times. Certain times we do have a 3 or 4 night minimum stay required.
  • Reservations are accepted up to one year in advance. First choice is given to our guests who choose to re-book a cabin prior to their departure. After that, reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Winter seasonal rentals take preference over short term rentals. Weekly rentals have preference over daily rentals.
  • To avoid disappointment we recommend you make reservations as soon as possible. Reservations can be made by calling 715/542-3765, clicking on book a cabin at the top of this page, or email us at


  • Spring, Fall and Winter reservations require a confirming deposit equal to 1/2 of rental. This deposit is due within one week from the date the reservation is made.
  • Summer reservations made before January 1st require 1/4 of rental due within a week of making reservation and another 1/4 of rental due by February 1st. Summer reservations made after January 1st require a deposit equal to 1/2 of rental and is due within a week of making reservation.
  • Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card may be used for deposits as well as personal checks, bank checks, etc. Reservations will not be held without a deposit.
  • Other deposit payment options are available upon request.


  • A cancellation will receive a deposit refund less a nonrefundable administrative fee ($25 for spring, fall and winter reservations and $50 for summer reservations) IF the vacancy created by the cancellation is filled at an equal or higher rate. There are instances where another guest will switch cabins into the one that was cancelled. If this happens, there is still a vacancy that needs to be rented to get the deposit refunded. If vacancy is not filled, entire deposit is not refundable and will not carry over to a future reservation. Note: If the vacancy is filled, but at a lower rate, the difference will be deducted from the deposit in addition to the administrative fee. Any remaining deposit balance will be refunded. 


  • Our snow policy is in effect for reservations commencing December 26 to March 1st. If the snowmobile trails should be closed or the clubs are not grooming due to a lack of snow or poor conditions, your deposit less $25 cancellation fee becomes a snow credit. This policy goes into effect 72 hours before your scheduled arrival date. If you cancel earlier than 72 hours before your arrival date, our regular cancellation policy applies.
  • Snow credit may be used at any time of the year towards a reservation at Idle Hours Resort for a period up to two years. A snow credit may be transferred to another party subject to our approval. SNOW CREDITS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.


  • Out of courtesy to all our guests, WE DO NOT allow pets anywhere at the resort – inside cabins, on resort grounds or on pontoon boats. There are local facilities where pets can be boarded. If you will have guests visiting you, be sure they are aware of our no pet policy.
Great place for kids. My wife and I had our 2 sons and families ( 2 grandkids ) with us. We went at end of season. Very affordable. Staff there is great. Fishing good.”
Jack HuberSatisfied Customer
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