Nestled in a no-wake bay on beautiful Nelson Lake, The Nelson Resort is located away from noisy campgrounds and boat traffic. Here you can enjoy nature, fish off the dock, relax in the sun with a favorite book, picnic outside your door, or sit around a bonfire with friends and family.

You’ll enjoy a generous view of the lake as the bright morning sun shines through the large picture window of your lakeside cabin. You can make yourself at home in our housekeeping cabins: each features complete kitchen amenities, two bedrooms, and a bathroom with a shower. You’ll find a picnic table outside of each cabin and a couple of grills for your use.

Located only 5 miles from Hayward, at The Nelson Resort you’ll experience the peace and tranquility of time spent in the woods, along with the convenience of being close to town, with all its restaurants, shopping, and other activities the Hayward area has to offer.

Make your reservation today!

You'll leave here relaxed, renewed, and refreshed.
We look forward to meeting you.



5 – Housekeeping cabins with large picture windows overlooking lake

Comfortably furnished

Private dock included

Open June through October

Horseshoes, fire pit

Fish-cleaning facilities

Free freezer service

Picnic tables and grills available

2-bedroom cabins:

  • 2 people per week – $700
  • 2 people per day – $120

Extra person per week – $75

Extra person per day – $25

Remember to bring bath towels and soap

Dish towels and soap

$200 deposit is required 30 days before arrival. Refunds of cancellation only if cabin is re-rented.

Check-in: 3 p.m.


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About Us

Denise & Rob

Rob Mittlesdorf and Denise Marquardt welcome you to The Nelson Resort.

Both graduates of Hayward High School, Rob and Denise grew up in Hayward and have spent most of their lives in the area. A former World Champion Logroller, Denise has remained active in the logrolling community, teaching classes and serving on the board. An avid fisherman, Rob is happy to be back in Hayward and fulfilling his dream of owning a resort.

Rob and Denise are happy to assist you during your stay at The Nelson Resort. Whether you’re looking for a great hiking or biking trail, a good restaurant for dinner, a good place to buy bait, or are open to suggestions for things to do, just let them know. Enjoy your stay!