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.

Fish cleaning station, disposal of waste, and freezing of fish until you leave

Plug in for cars, boats, and large vehicles

One night stay if available

Outdoor charcoal grills

Nearby cross-country ski 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

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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 2 PM, closed on Wednesdays.

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 bed (dbl or Queen), TV and bathroom with shower.

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

Includes: Two beds (dbl or Queen), TV and bathroom with shower.

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

Includes: Three beds (double or Queen), TV and bathroom with shower.

All rooms have refrigerators.


Cafe is open 6am to 2pm

We ask for a 2 night minimum during our busy summer months ( May 1st through Sept. 30th.

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 one week notice of cancellation during the busy summer months

( Memorial Day through Labor Day ).  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.


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