Welcome to Rookery Realty

Rookery Realty is owned by Bill Brakken, a Wisconsin licensed real estate broker specializing in the purchase and sale of recreational and retirement properties. Bill also is the proprietor of Rookery Pub Fine Dining, TripAdvisor's #1 Rated Area Restaurant, as well as Cable Nature Lodge, a distinctive and intimate seven room inn.

As owner of one of the premier restaurants and guest lodges in NW Wisconsin, Bill meets many guests with the desire and means to invest in a vacation or retirement home in the Cable/Hayward area. He enjoys matching his guests with the perfect property for them.

Whether you’re ready to purchase now, or still merely dreaming, Bill will be happy to set up a customized search on your behalf at no obligation. If and when a property shows up in your inbox that catches your eye he can forward more details or even set up a showing. If not, no worries. So give Bill a call today (715-580-0850). What have you got to lose?

Thinking of selling? Bill can help with that too. Remember, your best prospects dine at the Rookery!



The Cable, Hayward, and Clam Lake area real estate markets each have unique and interesting attributes. Here's a little more information about each of them:

Featured Homes

If you’re a buyer, you might want to check out our Featured Homes, as they’re selected for their quality and amenities. As a seller, you’ll want to see your home on this page.

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Search On Your Own

If you prefer to search on your own for properties currently listed for sale you need look no further than right here at Our comprehensive search engine directly accesses the MLS® (Multiple Listing Service) covering Cable, Hayward, Clam Lake, and most of NW Wisconsin. You'll find the same properties here that you MIGHT on one of the various third party real estate websites. The difference is you'll see them here immediately, the instant they hit the market!

Try it out for yourself. Then if you find a property you'd like to learn more about, or maybe even view in person, just give us a call and we'll be happy to dig up more information or schedule a showing.

Our property search page is one of the most valuable tools on this site for both buyers and sellers. Keep your finger on the pulse of the market by visiting as often as you'd like.

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Contact Info
Bill Brakken


Rookery Realty

20100 County Hwy M
Cable  WI 54821

(715) 580-0850

Success Stories
  • We wholeheartedly recommend Bill to assist you in locating a property in the Cable/Hayward area. He takes a very active and personal interest in his clients and what they are looking for. The (property) we ended up purchasing was not even listed when he let us know it would be coming on the market. We hiked all over the large parcel for several hours getting a real feel for the special features. Having Bill as your Realtor is only the beginning of a rewarding relationship and we now also treasure Bill as a good friend in the Cable area.

  • Bill helped us purchase our dream home at a great price. He was very friendly and was always available when I needed to ask him questions. Very honest and sincere guy!

  • Bill has been a pleasure to work with. His local knowledge, exceptional work ethic and character made the cabin buying experience a pleasure. We still smile about the February day when Bill took our family to see six different cabins in a severe snow storm! We have the utmost of respect for Bill, and know that he works with integrity and treats his clients well.

  • We are very glad that we have Bill as our Realtor. He was enthusiastic about helping us find just the right home. Since we lived out of the area, I especially appreciated Bill’s flexibility to work around our schedule to show us multiple properties. Bill worked hard to make the complicated process of buying a house easy. And now we are looking to work with him again to possibly find my parents a home.

  • As an amazingly knowledgeable local, Bill was able to help our family find exactly the kind of property we had been searching in vain for the last 5 years. Between him and his dog Arwen, the dealings from beginning to end were enjoyable and excellent!