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The Clearing

12171 Garrett Bay Rd, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9743
+1 877-854-3225
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A Yearly Retreat Treat

I come to The Clearing once or twice a year for the beauty of the place and for the remarkable... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Winnetka, Illinois
via mobile
Inspiration and art

We enjoyed this art studio/school tucked in the woods during the October 2016 art crawl. We were... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Elizabeth J
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12171 Garrett Bay Rd, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9743
+1 877-854-3225
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I come to The Clearing once or twice a year for the beauty of the place and for the remarkable classes that are offered. So far I've taken watercolor, iPhone photography, geology, and an annual bird class that meets the same week during spring migration...More

Thank JB7274
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We enjoyed this art studio/school tucked in the woods during the October 2016 art crawl. We were able to watch a wood carving class in session in addition to walking a small section of the grounds. Impressive art of all kinds on display and for...More

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stumbled upon this place on accident and we were pleasantly surprised! The location and buildings were outstanding. Our favorite place was the little getaway cabin right on the cliff, SOOO COOL!

1  Thank sarahnicole691
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I visited The Clearing with some friends on a Saturday in October when their classes were not in session. We walked around the grounds (which I found very lovely,) before taking a short hike and finally finishing up the the main office / visitor center...More

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've attended a week long Naturalist class, mushroom identification and a wood-turning class at the Clearing School. The variety structures used as classrooms on the grounds are buried in deep woods with some dating as far back as 1935. The classes offered vary over a...More

Thank richardjG3131AE
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Summary - I sought out The Clearing because I love creating, wilderness, and Quiet in the Muir, Robinson Jefferson, Ansel Adams, et al, manner. The grounds are simply beautiful and reflect the founder's wishes. The food is not restaurant-y food; it is delicious food served...More

Thank abovethetreeline
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We stop at this amazing sanctuary every time we are in the area. Make sure to allow a couple of hours for the guided tour on Saturday or Sunday which includes the interesting story about the Clearing's founder, Jens Jensen, and a beautiful hike along...More

Thank E D
Reviewed 4 June 2016

This is such a unique and fabulous place that it is hard to find the right words to explain. The setting is peaceful, quiet, beautiful with many area to hike and explore. The food is soon good that one almost needs to diet before and...More

Thank Linda32714
Reviewed 23 May 2016

My husband and I have been taking engaging classes at The Clearing for several years. We are always excited to arrive knowing our week will be a highlight of our year. On the last day we hate to leave new friends made, the lovely staff,...More

Thank JB7274
Reviewed 13 October 2015

A week at the Clearing comes with quality instruction in a variety of arts and folk arts in a spectacular setting with simple but comfortable lodging and wonderful food including homemade bread and desserts. Conceived of and designed by Danish archictect Jens Jensen, the Clearing...More

1  Thank MilwAleta
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12 July 2016|
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Response from JB7274 | Reviewed this property |
I very much dought that a pet would be welcome but it wouldn't hurt to ask. If there's any way to leave the pug at home, you won't be disappointed in your experience at The Clearing.
26 February 2015|
Response from Carter D | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, but I don't know. I suggest you call The Clearing and the friendly staff can tell you where to board the dog. I'm sure there is a place, but alas I'm new here since Dec.