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Canoe Bay

Certificate of Excellence
W16065 Hogsback Rd, RR 1, Box 28, Chetek, WI 54728
Canoe Bay
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mankato, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My life has been enriched beyond compare by our visit to Canoe Bay. We wisely picked a room in the Lodge, so we had access to an entire library of interesting books to read during our quiet stay. The earth was beginning to come alive again, and the spring peepers (frogs) were so loud every night it made me smile.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Going north for the winter might have seemed counter-intuitive - however, with Canoe Bay we were not only vindicated, but also were able to make beautiful anniversary memories. The property has taken complete advantage of their remote location and wooded surroundings to come up with a remarkably idyllic layout. The silent snow all around made it perfect for snowshoeing (they... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for a special retreat to celebrate our 10 year anniversary, and remember seeing this resort feature in the American Way magazine a while back. Reservations and directions to the resort were very good, and we arrived on a Thursday. Had dinner at the restaurant the first night. There was only 1 other couple at the entire resort Thursday,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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96 reviews 96 reviews
19 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Canoe Bay is an exclusive small resort that provides a lot of privacy for the guests in very comfortable relaxing surroundings. We were there for three nights during winter. It was quite cold so we didn't get outside much. We stayed in the Lodge in one of the deluxe rooms which in addition to a nice fireplace had extra room... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A visit to Canoe Bay is one of those places and experiences that you will never forget. The buildings are architecturally designed and built with great sensitivity to the human spirit with quality craftsmanship, careful material selection and maximization of site views and natural lighting. The lodging provides a sense of permanence and beauty that leaves the inhabitant feeling secure,... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We have enjoyed Canoe Bay before, and have always been blown away by the relaxing solitude, marvelous cuisine, and superb service. We returned this year for a winter getaway, and were so pleasantly surprised to be "upgraded" to the Edgewood. What a treat! This magnificent 2000 square foot retreat felt like our own private lodge, with two fireplaces, dining room,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Happened to see the Canoe Bay Resort in the book "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" and at the same time was looking for a place to spend 3 nights over NYEve. Turned out to be a great find and only a 6 hour drive. The resort really puts a premium on solitude and serenity. The cabins are nicely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We traveled from Milwaukee for one night to Canoe Bay. Although it is a several hour drive, it was worth it!!! Time seemed to stand still upon arriving; it was totally relaxing. The staff was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We stayed in the Tree Top - it was probably the cleanest hotel room or lodge I have ever been in.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our second visit to Canoe Bay was much like the first; quiet, restorative and cozy. The staff recognized our return anniversary celebration with a cabin upgrade, red roses, and a split of sparkling wine upon check-in. My husband said he wished he could take credit for the gifts but they were from Canoe Bay. How lovely! This time we splurged... More 

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you are someone who prefers an endless list of things to do, lots of excitement, and mingling with other hotel guests, Canoe Bay is NOT for you. If you are like me, however, and are looking for a remote, private, peaceful, and relaxing place to spend quality time with your significant other, then Canoe Bay should be your go-to,... More 

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