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Chambers of Commerce & Visitors Bureaus

Hayward Lakes Visitor & Convention Bureau: Sawyer County, WI, USA: 800-724-2992 or 715-634-4801

Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce: 800-724-2992 or 715-634-8662,

Cable Area Chamber of Commerce: 800-533-7454

Rice Lake Tourism: 800-523-6318 or 715-234-8888

Ashland Chamber of Commerce: 800-284-9484

Birchwood Area Chamber of Commerce: 800-236-2252 

Stone Lake Chamber of Commerce: 800-367-3306

Lodging Directory

The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, Inc., also provides a Lodging Directory* each year for participants.  The directory contains information on hotels, motels, resorts, and private homes and is available by request as a courtesy to participants.    The Lodging Directory spreadsheet will be available for 2023-24 season by July 2023, if there are enough accommodation listings.

At this point in time, the 2023-24 Birkie Lodging Directory is not available to send to participants of Birkie Events. There are typically enough listings to start sending it out in July.  To request the Lodging Directory, contact the Birkie office   Please send an email request after July 1, 2023.

*The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, Inc. (ABSF) is providing this list only as a courtesy and is not acting as an agent for any persons individuals, or entities whose names appear on this list. The ABSF, Inc., American Birkebeiner, and Birkie Enterprises make no representations as to the quality of accommodations provided by the names placed on this list, nor assumes any liability as a result of any individual securing or purchasing accommodations from this list. The ABSF is not responsible for monitoring which accommodation listings are compliant with state lodging licensing. Due to COVID-19, the ABSF makes no assumption to the health and safety conditions of accommodations listed.     

Wanting to list your accommodations within the Lodging Directory?
2023-24 Lodging Directory Application 

Attention Lodging Directory Applicants, State of Wisconsin requires a ‘State Lodging License’ for “all lodging places and tourist cabins and cottages, other than hotels and motels, in which sleeping accommodations are offered for the pay to tourists and transients”.

More information can be found here: Lodging License DetailsSawyer County Vacation Rental Licensing

Shuttle Services


Dorm Housing

The American Birkebeiner offers a limited amount of inexpensive lodging at the Hayward Wesleyan Church on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 23-26, 2023.  For a suggested donation of $25 per person/per night, you may sleep on the floor in the gymnasium of the church. No beds or bedding are provided – you must bring your own equipment (air mattress, sleeping bags, etc.), no tents. Please note this is a communal setting.

Check-in time is 4:00 pm Thursday-Saturday
Check out time is 9:00 am on Friday, 6:15 am on Saturday, 7:00 am on Sunday.

All those utilizing the dorm housing are required to have all personal belongings removed from the church prior to checkout time. For those staying Saturday night, you may leave belongings in the gym at your own risk.

Bus transportation will be provided from the church to the Korte Start on Friday at 8:00 am and to the Birkie Start at 6:15 am. This is a one time only pick-up. Busing back to the Church is available from the Hayward Finish Area Bus Stop. Tell the driver you are staying at the dorm housing. Skiers only on the buses, no spectators.

There are no waxing facilities at the church.

Unfortunately, there are no showers available this year.

50% of ALL donations go to the youth of the Wesleyan Church!

There is ample parking in the Wesleyan Church parking lot. Please note, there will be regularly scheduled church services on Sunday morning.

COVID19: We encourage everyone at dorm housing to have a negative test within 72 hours of arrival.  Complete a symptom self-checker before attending the event and do not attend the event if you are feeling ill for any reason.  Any participant, volunteer, spectator, or staff that exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home.

Dorm Housing Registration