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This is the first review I've ever written for anything, but thought it was necessary based on our experience at Canoe Bay. We stayed on a Saturday night in October and chose a Lodge Room and added the anniversary package for our 5th wedding anniversary....More
We stayed at canoe bay the first weekend in November.
It was one of the best weekends we ever had. The food is delicious the wine list excellent.
The setting is beautifully tranquil. If you are looking to go for serene peaceful walks and quiet...More
Canoe Bay is so well worth the drive up through northern Wisconsin. Tucked in the woods off a county highway, located on the shores of a pristine glacial lake, Canoe Bay reflects the passion and energy of one family's commitment to quality and understated rustic...More
This is a late review! (because back in August, 2013, Canoe Bay was not in Trip Advisor's website yet). We had perfect weather -- hot in the daytime (but not humid) and cool at night. We went for a long weekend because we're outdoor people...More
We spent a wonderful 50th anniversary at Canoe Bay. We stayed in the Dream cottage which was beautiful. It was very roomy, with a kitchen, living area, bedroom, deck, fireplace, computer and printer for your use. Visiting the gardens is a must...they are spectacular. There...More
Hi there! I'm happy to answer this for you. There is not a whole lot to do at Canoe Bay itself. If the weather is nice, you can swim, canoe, and kayak. There is a really nice library with a ton of books to peruse or borrow... More
Hi there! I'm happy to answer this for you. There is not a whole lot to do at Canoe Bay itself. If the weather is nice, you can swim, canoe, and kayak. There is a really nice library with a ton of books to peruse or borrow (I picked one up one the widow behind Veuve Cliquot Champagne) as well as an impressive range of DVDs. I brought fun bath stuff from Lush and had a mini "spa" afternoon after a picnic and a swim. There are also many miles of easy walking/hiking trails.
As for the area, Chetek doesn't seem to have a whole lot to offer. There are some antique stores in town, a few casual restaurants, and not a whole lot else. I enjoy old fashioned downtowns though so a stroll would be fun in my book. Chetek is probably more rustic than charming though.
My suggestion on your way down would be to stop at the Leinenkugel Brewery in Chippewa Falls for a tour and beer tasting. Canoe Bay is about 20/30 minutes North of Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls. If you go in the Fall, there are also lots of apple orchards in the area which are fun to visit.
Overall, Canoe Bay will probably be more about relaxing and enjoying the beautiful grounds, accommodations, and fine dining. I hope this helps!
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"Of the four rooms in the Lodge, we had room number 2 and sensed that it was the most well situated and..."