My husband and I stayed at Canoe Bay two weekend nights and loved it. The seclusion of this place cannot be denied. We felt as if we were in the middle of nowhere (we were!) and hardly heard any noises beside the occassional golf cart delivering food to our doorstep. The entire weekend felt so private. When something is delivered to the cottage, a simple knock indicates it is there and the personnel delivering it disappear. We loved that! The lake was chilly in August but warming up on the sunny dock was heaven. The lake is small (as a previous review mentioned) but definitely gave us enough space to explore. Same with the trails.
We found the staff to be very friendly, the food great and the accomodations nice. The cottage is perhaps the one place I would suggest improvement, although we did not stay in the most expensive. It was certainly adequate, just not luxurious.
Canoe Bay is the kind of place to go to when you want to spend some serious down time. It is a place to sit on your deck drinking coffee and talking, listening to/watching music/movies (checked out at reception) or napping! It is _not_ a place to go if you want an action-packed weekend with multiple activities to keep you busy. The slow pace is a huge part of the appeal.
We will return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This resort is for adults seeking seclusion and romance; children are not allowed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Canoe Bay Chetek
- Canoe Bay Hotel Chetek
- Canoe Bay Wisconsin