Northern Cafe

Our Amenities

Open Year Round

All Non-Smoking Rooms

Pets with prior approval (but not to be left alone in the room please).

Color satellite TV with over 40 channels

Dorm refrigerators in all rooms

Air conditioning in every room

Snowmobiling from front door

Large parking lot with room for large vehicles and trailers.

Plug in for cars, boats, and large vehicles

Outdoor charcoal grills

Nearby bike trails, golf courses, and fine supper club dining.

Free coffee from our Cafe for those staying in our Motel.

Area Boat & Snowmobile renters

Northern Cafe & Motel

2685 Hwy 51 North. Arbor Vitae, WI 54568

e-mail us at

Make your reservations in our motel today.

Dial: 1-888-356-4170

The Northern Cafe, adjacent to the Northern Motel, is noted for the "Best Breakfast in the Northwoods", and is popular with the locals as well as those vacationing in the area. Our hours are 6 AM to 1 PM, closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Check out our menu

We serve traditional, hearty Northwoods breakfast & lunches, such as specialty sandwiches, homemade soups, and biscuits & sausage gravy. Our french toast is a Northern legend and our pancakes fill the plate like you’ve never seen before, all at very reasonable prices.

Northern Cafe & Motel Policies

Room Rates

All rates are plus tax


Single room...............….…....... $49.00 per nt.

Includes: One Queen bed, TV and bathroom with shower.

Double room:........….……....... $59.00 per nt.

Includes: Two Queen beds, TV and bathroom with shower.

Triple room:............................... $69.00 per nt.

Includes: Three beds (Two Queen beds & one Dbl), TV and bathroom with shower.

All rooms have refrigerators and air conditioners.


Cafe is open 6am to 1pm and is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 We are a quiet motel with only 5 rooms for rent (1 Single room, 2 Double rooms and one room with 3 beds. We ask for a 2 night minimum reservation year round.

A deposit in advance or credit card is required for guaranteed reservations. A 2 day cancellation notice is required.  If you are unable to make it up for your reservation and we can rerent your room, there is no charge.  Otherwise we charge for one night.

 We ask a two week notice of cancellation during the busy summer.

 ( Memorial Day through Sept. 30th ).  Thank You

Welcome to the Northern Cafe and Motel, located in the heart of Wisconsin's beautiful northwoods. Open year round for our summer enthusiasts and in the winter for the snowmobilers, skiers and anyone traveling on scenic Highway 51.


Trail Conditions

Fishing Report

Road Conditions

Most requested links below:

Just click on one of these vendors:

Your oasis in the northwoods