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Canoe Bay is quite simply the most relaxing, luxurious getaway we've ever taken. Visited on our "mini-moon" after our destination wedding. Spent two nights in the Dream Cabin #9 and it was amazing. Privacy is clearly of the utmost importance to the staff, so it...More
Canoe Bay has a formula they think works, but it doesn't entirely and they will likely not change it.
The overall atmosphere is of a very pretty sanatorium or the headquarters of a benign cult. The documentation tells you very clearly what you must do...More
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Response from Lisa D, Owner at Canoe BayResponded 22 August 2014
Thank you for the kind words about our very friendly and genuine staff, who work hard every day to “set the stage” so guests can readily enjoy this delightful setting without being disturbed. Clearly, Canoe Bay is not for everyone, but the wonderful thing about...More
Whether the official verdict from hotel rating companies is five star will mean nothing to us or guests who frequent this establishment. It is very well managed and just a delight to occupy. I love to stay places where I see the owners working at...More
Go for the food! It is comparable to a five star restaurant. Location was convenient for is as we live in the Twin Cities. But I wouldn't say it would be worth a long drive or a plane ride. Accommodations were comfortable and rustic but...More
My husband and I spent a beautiful weekend here over the Fourth of July. It was truly a wonderful experience and we left feeling rested and revitalized. Below I have detailed the elements of our weekend including opinions on value for different pieces, what's worth...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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