My husband and I had decided to do a fall color tour weekend in Northern WI this year. We usually do Duluth/Two Harbors but wanted to see the other side of Lake Superior. Unfortunately the weekend we chose (1st weekend in Oct) was also Applefest in Bayfield and there were no rooms at all available up around the lake. While searching nearby towns online, I found the Cable Nature Lodge and was immediately drawn to the photos of the rooms on their web page. We booked the Namakagon room and loved it! I had no idea the lodge would operate kind of like a B & B but w/o the breakfast. Each room has it's own bathroom, is very roomy and knotty pine making you feel like you're Up North. There was also a fridge, microwave, coffee machine, & dishes. The king sized bed was super comfy too.
We dined at the Rookery our first night there and were amazed at how awesome it was. For a little restaurant in the middle of almost no where, it was 5-star excellent and busy too. My husband ordered the 12 oz. NY Strip and that thing had to for sure weigh a LB. It was huge. I had the spinach, tangerine, avacado salad with white balsamic vinegarette and the multi-grain risotto. Both were so good! There has to be an amazing chef there to come up with the menu options. Super fresh vegetables and combinations that all sounded so great. I'd love to go back and try some other dishes.
I heard about the passing of the owner's dog Callie. How sad! He does have a new puppy though. She's 12-weeks old now and adorable! I didn't catch her name, but we played with her a bit.
I thought the staff was super friendly as well as the owner. We felt welcome and the surrounding woods looked beautiful. Too bad we had very crummy weather or some hiking would have been great. Maybe next time! We'll definitely go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Awesome accommodations. Fantastic food. Welcome to Cable Nature Lodge! Offering superior quality lodging and casual gourmet dining for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers in a peaceful, smoke-free, adult-oriented environment. Cable Nature Lodge is more intimate and casual than a generic hotel or large resort, yet more private than a B&B. Our seven guest rooms feature a distinctive blend of rustic elegance...with plush beds, private baths, wireless Internet, and satellite TV. You'll also find a mini-fridge, microwave, and gourmet coffeemaker for preparing breakfast on your own. Back east they'd call Cable Nature Lodge a country inn. Chances are what you'll most appreciate about this very unique accommodation is returning from a full day of activities in the beautiful Wisconsin Northwoods to relax and freshen up in one of the finest guest rooms in the area. And then simply strolling downstairs to dinner at Rookery Pub Fine Dining, the only restaurant in the region named to TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame as a Five-Time Certificate of Excellence winner, and also the only one to be AAA Three Diamond Approved. With no worries about polishing off that wonderful bottle of wine or enjoying an extra cocktail. Knowing that after a delectable meal you needn't drive somewhere else to spend the night. ... more less
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