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Canoe Bay
Ranked #1 of 2 Chetek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
“Perfection”
Reviewed 8 October 2012

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying in one of the Dream Cabins at the property on a beautiful fall weekend. Canoe Bay exceeded our lofty expectations. The cabin was beautifully appointed, and the rest of the facilities were fantastic. What an amazing resort! We hope to return in the near future.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

This is one of those special places where memories are made. This was our third visit to Canoe Bay. We loved them all. Our only regret is leaving. The fall colors were spectacular. We hiked the trails on the most beautiful autumn day - wow!

This time, we stayed in the Heavenly Suite. We loved the deck - so close to the water. The views were fabulous. We also liked having two rooms (and two fireplaces!) It was just down the hall from the dining room. Our dinner was absolutely delicious (and very filling!)

We have now stayed at the Lodge, in a cottage, and at the Inn. You really can't go wrong with any of these choices. There are some pros and (minor) cons to each...other than the price (which you just should forget about because it's expensive and you already know that).

The Lodge has been updated since we stayed there in the mid '90's. There is a nice library, DVDs, and fitness room if that's your thing.

The Heavenly Suite was very nice - it's closest to the lake, has two fireplaces, and is close to the dining room. But we did hear some chatter in the hallway as people left the dining room, and heard some fans cycling on and off (kitchen ventilation?) when sitting on the deck. It was a very minor con.

The Lookout Cottage was very private, albeit not as large as the Heavenly Suite. The view was not quite as nice as the Heavenly Suite, but beautiful nonetheless. As mentioned earlier, you really can't go wrong!

Breakfasts are delivered to the door at the time you designate. You choose what you want ahead of time.

We always appreciate the homemade cookies for the drive home. Thank you, Canoe Bay!

Room Tip: Cottages are the most private. Heavenly Suite has a heavenly view!
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Very special. Wonderful for an anniversary. Honeymoon or just a getaway. We came during autumn and it is just gorgeous. Food is phenominal. Someone in an earlier review suggested you didn't receive enough food. Not true at all. More than we could eat and my husband is a very tall man. They cater to your every need. It is more spendy but you know that ahead of time. Great for a special treat.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

We stayed here for two nights while traveling from Minneapolis to Green Bay for a Packer game on Sunday afternoon.

First the room and bed were spectacular. The bed had linens that were better than any other hotel bed that I have ever slept in. It was totally lovely. The fireplace was lovely as well. The view over the lake was beautiful as well.

We stayed during the peak of fall colors on a day that could not be any better. We saw some of the prettiest fall sites that I have ever seen, even though I grew up in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

While expensive, the meals were great as well. We had halibut on the first night and beef short ribs the second night. Both of these meals were four star events.

I would only suggest that the resort would offer a couple of menu options at dinner. While we both enjoyed the entre offering, having two or three options would have been much better at the high price point for the meal.

I would love to come back and enjoy another season at Canoe Bay. I am sure it is lovely in any of the four seasons that Wisconsin has to offer.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Canoe Bay is top notch. From the moment we arrived the service was unbelievable. The grounds are beautiful and serene. The cottages are amazing and a true escape. There is a reason why you receive information on how to purchase these beds-because they are the most comfortable beds you will experience! The garden is breath-taking. Dinner was remarkable and absolutely delicious. Kudos to the chef; especially for the warm chocolate chip cookies they sent home with us! Having breakfast delivered to your room in the morning was such a treat. Everyone must experience Canoe Bay - it is superb. Hats off to Manager, Katie!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

My husband and I were looking for a peaceful, serene setting for a couples getaway we'd read about (authors Phyllis & Jerry Campagna in their book, Timeout, Retreat, Review and Renew). We found Canoe Bay online and noticed they were a Relais & Chateaux property, which is always a good sign!

We were continually surprised and delighted with the beauty of the place and the attentiveness of the staff. Our lodging was a cabin of beautiful cedar and flagstone, designed by local architects in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Each night, an option for dinner is at the Inn by their chef using organic produce grown right on the grounds. The meals were 5 star, the wine list was extensive, and general manager, Katie, is a sommelier. While we ate, we watched beavers swim across the crystal clear lake and deer walk though the woods. So beautiful!!!

For something special, you can book a private dinner in the wine cellar!

Every detail was so carefully thought out. Canoe Bay is by far one of the finest destinations in the Midwest. Perfect for couples who want to renew vows, celebrate anniversaries, or just spend quality time away from the worries of everyday life.

We will go back!!!

Room Tip: Every room has a view, can't imagine one you wouldn't like!
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Unity, WI
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

My new husband and I went to Canoe Bay for our honeymoon. We had an absolutely wonderful stay. The staff at the front desk was very friendly and informed us that we had been upgraded from a room at the lodge to a private cottage! They escorted us to the cottage and showed us where everything was. The accommodations were outstanding. The bed, large whirlpool tub, double-headed shower, and private decks were fabulous. They deliver breakfast to you each morning, and lunch if you wish. We had the cheeseboard lunch one day and it was incredible. We ate dinner there each night of our stay and were pleased each time! They have a standard course of meals, but you may request alternates if you would like. The dinners were all delicious and the steak on our last night was the best I have ever had! We truly relaxed, kayaked, walked around, and just sat on our deck visiting. We felt so spoiled! Canoe Bay is for relaxing, enjoying time with your sweetie, and taking in the beautiful surroundings. We are already planning a return trip on our anniversary!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Canoe Bay

Property: Canoe Bay
Address: W16065 Hogback Rd, RR 1, Box 28, Chetek, WI 54728-9457
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Chetek
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Chetek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This resort is for adults seeking seclusion and romance; children are not allowed. ... more   less 
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Canoe Bay Chetek, Wisconsin
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