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Weekend Getaway to Cable | Dog-Friendly Travel Guide

Updated: May 13

We love a good weekend in the Northwoods, and our weekend in Cable did not disappoint! There is something about being in the woods, visiting small towns, and s’mores that bring me so much joy.  Cable is in Bayfield County about 20 minutes northeast of Hayward. We packed up the pups and had a relaxing weekend getaway!

man and women on couch with two dogs

This post is brought to you in part by Hygge House, but all opinions are my own.

Friday Evening

Hygge House: Weekend Getaway to Cable | Dog-Friendly Travel Guide

We started the weekend off by checking into the coziest Airbnb, Hygge House. In Danish, hygge (Hoo-guh) is described in many ways, but it’s most simply described as the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. You can tell that the cabin is meant to be a place to enjoy life’s pleasures. The space is so cozy! The house has 3 bedrooms (2 upstairs and 1 off the living room), a gas fireplace, the cutest kitchen, a pink bathroom, and a record player with an awesome record collection. It’s only 2 minutes from town and was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend.

Garmisch USA ResortWe got settled in and decided we would order take out for dinner as it wasn’t quite patio weather and we didn’t want to leave the pups. We chose Garmisch USA Resort, a very unique resort that has a supper club-esqe restaurant with a large dog-friendly patio. Hayden made the short drive from Hygge House to Garmisch and picked up the fish fry for me and the fried chicken for himself. The meal was great! The fish fry was a large portion of haddock and perfectly crispy. Hayden’s honey fried chicken was very unique and delicious.


After supper, we took the pups on a small stroll around the Hygge House property. There’s a nice trail that wraps through their one acre of woods and was such a peaceful way to end the day. When we got back home, we put on a record, made s’mores and hot chocolate, and played Sequence until it was time for bed!


We woke up so excited to get some family photos done with the dogs! Our friend Sarah from @Kozlowski.Co is based out of Hayward and met us at the cabin for a little photoshoot. She is so talented! If you are in Northwest Wisconsin and in need of some pictures, I highly recommend working with her. She was so patient, yet efficient with our dogs and captured some amazing photos. 

After all that smiling for the photos, we had worked up an appetite. We made our way out to Lakewoods Resort. Hayden was supposed to have a 1pm tee time there, but some afternoon showers canceled those plans. Instead, we ordered some lunch to go and made the short drive back to Hygge House to devour it. If you would like to eat there, they do have a dog-friendly patio. The walleye tacos were delicious! I highly recommend them. 

cheesy app, burger & fries, and fish tacos

After lunch, we relaxed, put on a record, and played a few more rounds of Sequence. Once the rain started to lighten up, we made the 20ish minute drive out to the Swedish Settlement Trailhead on the North County Trial. Cable is known as “Trail Town USA,” so we couldn’t let the weather keep us from exploring. The North Country Trail is a National Scenic Trail that travels 4,800 miles through 8 states from North Dakota to Vermont. 220 of those miles are in Wisconsin, and there is a beautiful stretch a short drive from Cable. 

The trail is easy to follow and well marked with blue markings on the trees. Less than a mile from the Swedish Settlement Trailhead, you can explore Juniper Rock Overlook. This very short spur trail from the NCT is also well marked. The overlook has stunning panoramic views of the Marengo River Valley. If you continue on the NCT one more mile, you’ll find the 1800s Swedish Settlement. 

After hiking, we placed our dinner order with The Rivers Eatery, an adorable pizza shop in town. You can order online, dine inside, or sit outside in their dog-friendly seating. The pizzas are 9-10 inches, so Hayden and I each got our own. This was my favorite meal of 2024 so far! I loved the Flambeau–a delicious combination of red sauce, roasted red peppers, roasted garlic, caramelized onion, tomato, feta, mozzarella, provolone, and cheddar. We also ordered Tilly’s Garlic Cheesy Bread, and it was the best bread appetizer I have ever had. It was served with a combination of marinara and pesto that was phenomenal. I will continue to day dream about this meal for weeks! 

two pizzas, cheese bread, and appetizer

With full bellies, we attempted to pay Yahtzee for the first time…It was a very entertaining struggle, and I think we should stick to Sequence! After another cup of hot chocolate, we decided to call it a night. 


We enjoyed a slow start to the day thanks to the late check out time. After packing up, we made our way into town for brunch. We chose to eat at Velo Cafe because they have a front and back dog-friendly deck patio. I got a sandwich, Hayden got a wrap, we shared a peanut butter cookie, and everything was delicious! We have also heard some raving reviews about their soup, so we will be back to try it out!

Traveling during a rainy weekend with 2 dogs can be a little difficult, and the Hygge House was so cozy it was so hard to leave. But despite it all, we had a fabulous weekend in Cable and can’t wait to go back again when it’s sunny! Between all the yummy places to fill your belly, the amazing hiking trails, and the cozy places to relax by the fire, you just can’t go wrong!

doggy cuddles


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