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Canoe Bay

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W16065 Hogsback Rd, RR 1, Box 28, Chetek, WI 54728
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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96 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here a few months ago and really loved it. The rooms are rustic elegance, the staff are friendly and helpful, and we really enjoyed the peace and quiet of the inside and outside spaces. We loved our room and the simple elegance of bringing our own bottle of wine to a spectacular dinner.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here the day after Christmas for just one night (which by the way...was not enough, stay for 2!!) but it was magical! As soon as you pull up you feel this peacefulness in the air, the woman at the front desk was wonderful, confirmed our dinner reservations for that night and gave us a map... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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104 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

When you read the reviews of Canoe Bay you would expect a 5-star experience and while it is a very nice property it's more of a 3+ star given the value. Our cabin was comfortable and nicely appointed, but the DVD player didn't work and the toiletries provided are more of what you'd find at a mid-price Marriott. Dinner was... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We stayed at Canoe bay about a year ago in the Escape cabin. The cabin was beautiful and the grounds peaceful with plenty to do. We had some requests regarding food allergies and called in advance to ensure these were not too great a burden else we would bring our own food. The owner hostess was begrudging at best and... More 

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Lisa D, Owner at Canoe Bay, responded to this review

I am pleased that this guest—one year after their stay—recalls with pleasure the peacefulness, beauty, comfort, and customized cuisine they experienced here. These are the qualities every member of the staff strives to offer from the heart. Our goal is for every Canoe Bay guest to feel refreshed, inspired, and pampered. The unhappy memories shared here re: how food allergies... More 

Elgin, Illinois
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117 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My husband read about this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired resort in the paper and decided we must go. It is located in the tiny town on Chetek near the Chippewa falls area. It is difficult to find, and since GPS does not work, you must locate the roads using your odometer. When you come upon this beautiful resort you will... More 

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Green Bay
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent three nights in a Deluxe Cabin in mid-November. The cabin was beautiful and the perfect size for relaxing and hiding out from the world. The cabins are close together but set up for privacy at the same time. The staff was friendly but left you alone. Breakfast was delivered promptly every morning. We stuck with... More 

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Over the past couple of months, "Canoe Bay" had come across my radar on three different occasions. On the third time, I realized that it was time to act, especially since we had been planning to take a weekend away. Overall, we had a very pleasant and relaxing weekend at Canoe Bay. Our bed was wonderfully comfortable, our Deluxe Room... More 

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Rogers, Minnesota
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

As my wife put it as we had a glass of wine on our private deck off our cottage, "So quiet I can hear myself breathe". Canoe Bay is very private, quiet and relaxing. Our cottage was very clean, beautiful views of the wilderness and lake. For readers, a great library of books to choose from. Breakfast and lunch were... More 

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MEXICO
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Worth the trip. For sure this is not a hotel for everyone or in any circumstance... But if you are looking for an INCREDIBLE place to rest and disconnect from the world, this is the place to do it. You will barely get cell or wifi signal, which helps to disconnect from urban stress. Lovely place to sit down, read,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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94 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

As an avid reader of the "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" book, my wife and I were looking for an excuse to visit Canoe Bay. When it came time to drop off our son for his first day of college a few hours away, we jumped at the opportunity. And Canoe Bay did not disappoint. We stayed for... More 

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