Game Table with Wine"At the end of Murphy Boulevard, 19 miles east of Hayward, the Spider Lake Lodge sprawls on a hilltop amid tall pines at the north end of historic Big Spider Lake. Built of hand hewn tamarack and cedar logs from the surrounding forest in 1923, the Lodge is filled with the spirit of a rich history since its beginning as a fishing camp built by Ted Moody and his crew of Native American craftsmen and lumbermen.

Inspired art and architecture of the time is prevalent throughout the Lodge. Exacting craftsmanship abounds in the hand cut wood chinking between the logs, the massive field stone fireplaces and the glowing hardwood floors.

The Lodge offers seven guest rooms, each with a queen-size bed, various amenities and it's own distinctive atmosphere. Many antiques from Ted Moody's original fishing camp remain in the Lodge today.

Summer breezes gently waft their way from the lake cooling the rooms throughout the Lodge while autumn's brilliant colors reflect and dance on the crisp, clear water. Winter winds usher in cross-country skis, flannel, fleece, and our legendary "lake effect" snow. Sunrise and moonrise from the north shore are spectacular, so bring your camera or sketchbook.

Enjoy a hearty, home-cooked breakfast overlooking the lake in the Great Room. Plan your day to enjoy some of the many activities available in the area, or plan to spend the day curled up by the fire with a good book or a daydream.

Several excellent area restaurants and supper clubs promise culinary delight for your dining pleasure. After dinner, return to the Lodge and cozy up to the cracking fire with family or friends. Sit and chat, read, or watch the moon and stars glisten on the lake.

Whether you're tempted by unparalleled fishing or timeless rustic surroundings, adventure and romance await you at this authentic northwoods retreat."            


  • Towels and Soap
  • Luxury Bedding
  • In-Room Gas Stoves (in most rooms)
  • Water Glasses
  • Wine Glasses
  • Excellent Well Water
  • Reading Library


  • Games & Game Table
  • Screen Porch
  • Full Size Guest Fridge
  • Fire pit
  • Firewood
  • Sand Beach
  • Swim Raft
  • Beach Towels
  • WiFi
  • Fieldstone Fireplace
  • Gift Store
  • Area Recommendations


  • Hiking & Trails
  • Biking (Road and Off-Road)
  • Snow-shoeing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Sight Seeing Tours
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Nearby Gym
  • Hunting
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking