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“Relaxing find in the Northwoods” 5 of 5 stars
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1077 Highway F, Minocqua, WI 54548   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Minocqua B&B and Inns
Peoria, IL
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“Relaxing find in the Northwoods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Whitehaven B&B is a lovely property on the outskirts of Minocqua. Perfect for a relaxing long weekend or more. We enjoyed oatmeal pancakes, a variety of fruits, casseroles, baked goods and coffee in big mugs all served in the windowed breakfast room overlooking the lake. Ron and Anita treat their guests like family as evidenced by the number of repeat visitors they have. Boats are available and we even caught panfish right off the dock. There is plenty of opportunity to relax in the large fireplaced greatroom. The comfortable furniture makes you want to curl up with a book and a glass of wine at the end of the day. A nice getaway spot!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Whitehaven Inn is the best B and B, at the very least, in the state of Wisconsin. With a family lake home less than 10 miles away we still find it necessary to experience the Whitehaven at least once a year. The Whitehaven has hit a trifecta. 1) Location,Location. They are located in a portion of Wisconsin with easy access and something to do for EVERYONE. For the outdoor sportsman you are in the hub of everything. Excellent trails for running, hiking, biking, snowmobiling. Canoeing and kayaking right out your door. If you are a shopper Minocqua is less than 10 miles away. And dining, you will never run out of great options. 2) THE INKEEPERS. Anita and Ron are like visiting family, except you don't feel the need to help around the house. They are this B and B. Always available for your whims, knowing the best recreational areas in the area, the best restaurants, and connecting you with whatever is needed to make your stay perfect. You are made to feel right at home from the moment you enter since you will probably continue a conversation started last visit. Anita and Ron are like that. They feel like your sister and brother-in-law. And what is amazazing is that all the guest are treated that way, and treat you the same. We have had some very, very interesting conversations at the Whitehaven with people we saw for only a part of one day. 3) the B and B itself. Anita and Ron have done an incredible job with this old lake estate. The rooms are all well decorated and comfortable. But, it is the common areas that shine. The bright and sunny breakfast nook, overlooking the lake. The morning gourmet breakfast is always followed by a relaxing hour of small talk. Also a perfect area to sit and play boardgames when you need to relax. Then there is the main gathering area. Huge fireplace surrounded by comfortable sitting chairs and sofas. So easy to sit here and have hours pass by
reading, quietly sitting, or continuing the breakfast discussion.
the lake is wonderful and quiet. Two nights ago we watched a mating pair of Loons 100 yards away fishing. As one Loon struggled with a fish a bald eagled swooped in and hovered feet above the ground, waiting for that fish. We were in Alaska in June and never had that great a viewing. Give the Whitehaven a shot since you will soon after be making a second visit.









  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

Anita and Ron run a fabulous B & B here. The house is out of the way (can be a good thing or a bad thing - in our case, it seemed far from Minocqua, but once we saw the lake, it more than made up for the distance.)

The grounds are nothing short of country gorgeous - gardens, grass, lakeside views with glorious sunsets over the lake and frequent bald eagles and waterfowl. The dock is an extension of the living/relaxing space because of the comfortable and numerous chairs at the end of the dock and the shoreside of the dock.

The house is very nice - a wonderfully comfortable great room that has room for guests to sit, read, talk, play cards, etc. The breakfast room is spacious, airy, light, and shows beautiful views of the lake. Breakfasts were excellent. The company was equally excellent - Ron's stories show his sense of humor. The other guests were frequent guests and it was obvious that they had become personal friends, yet we were invited in on their conversations. Our room was fair - pretty much a room. It had a French door that had an obscured view of the lake, but there was nothing spectacular about this specific room (probably b/c there wasn't a place for us to sit and relax in the room.) The bed was comfortable and there was a private bath, and I'd prefer to have an adquate room and fabulous rest of the grounds than vice-versa.

This is a B & B as one should be operated. We would be left alone if we wanted to be. We were included, also, as we wanted. The other guests were nice, as well. One thing I've learned over time is that "fine people" associate with "fine people", and this is the case here, as well. When we visit a B & B, the experience is a shared one - shared with the other guests. Much of our impression is based on not just the hosts' professionalism and friendliness but also the quality of interactions of the guests. Top notch here (not because of income but because of quality.)

A lot of B & B's point guests to trendy restaurants that often don't have that good of food. Not so here. Every place they advised us on had excellent food.

One more thing - the B & B is motorcycle friendly. They have a nice spot to park bikes, and the riding around there is EXCELLENT!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2009

We've just got back from a two night stay with Ron and Anita at Whitehaven. This lovely B&B is right on the lake, with boats available and chairs on the deck for watching the sunset. The rooms are comfy and clean - ours had a balcony overlooking the lake. Ron and Anita are extremely welcoming - making us feel part of the family with nightly campfires with s'mores! Breakfast is homecooked and ample (pancakes, muffins, quiche) and served in a room with views of the lake. Anita went to some trouble to design a sightseeing drive for us for which we were grateful. There was a very interesting indian village nearby. Minocqua, with many shops and restaurants, was only 10 mins away. All in all a great place to stay - we would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1077 Highway F, Minocqua, WI 54548
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Minocqua
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Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Minocqua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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