My husband and I drove about 16 hours from Memphis to visit Bayfield and the Apostle Islands. We chose the Pinehurst based on its website. Normally, I choose hotels based on tripadvisor reviews; however, since there were only a few for this one, I decided to go on and check it out.
I cannot say enough about this wonderful inn. The hosts Steve and Nancy are truly gracious and welcoming. The breakfast is simply divine!! The food at the inn and most of the restaurants in town is fresh - fresh fruits and fresh fish especially. We ate SO well during our stay. You must try the raspberry and apple cider that is served every morning at the inn.
We stayed for a total of four nights and five days. Apparently, many people visiting the area do not stay that long. However, we had plenty to do each and every day AND still have things to do when we return. I encourage you to purchase your apostle islands cruise tickets early as we were unable to take the tour during our stay. But, you simply must go sailing with DreamCatcher and John will take great care of you!
I have traveled extensively throughout the US and have rarely been so impressed with an inn or hotel. We stayed in The Birches in the Garden House. It is a lovely room and the single cleanest one that I have ever stayed in. It reminded me of staying at a friend's house. It was so clean that I made sure to leave a tip each day for the housekeepers so that they felt fully appreciated. Also, the bed and the sheets are incredible. I slept better on this trip than I ever have away from home! In addition, I rarely use hotel/inn tubs due to germs. (I seriously have a germ issue) But, this one was one of the cleanest that I have ever seen and extremely relaxing! Let me also note that there is a spa in the inn - in the back of the Garden House. I highly recommend taking advantages of their services while you are in town. It is good to book early as many locals use this spa as well. Darcy gives great facials! And, I also heard great things about Michael's massages. I bought the skin products as they are the only ones that I have ever experienced that are both eco-friendly and work!
A word about this inn, the town and the environment. Bayfield and the surrounding towns are beautiful. The people in the area take pride in their community and believe in taking care of the environment. While my husband and I are environmentally conscious, I have to say that the people in this community and the innkeepers taught us how we can make small changes to be more thoughtful. Also, if you are one of the few people who really do not care - let me assure you that you are NOT inconvenienced in any way during your stay.
If you are thinking of going, you really must know that the area is enchanting. One of the reasons that we like to go to Wisconsin is because of the kindness of the people. But Bayfield is really special. This area is especially open and by the time you leave, you will feel that you are leaving a second home rather than just returning from a vacation destination. My husband and i will return in the winter to experience all that this area has to offer!
For some suggestions about your stay - be sure and and take the history and ghost tours - they are especially fun!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eco-elegant accommodations providing perfect setting for relaxation. Enjoy comfortable, relaxing guest room, heart-and soul-warming breakfast, Apostle Islands, Bayfield and more. Enjoy Enso Day Spa located on site. Try the Pinehurst sauna. Pinehurst offers a variety of specials and packages. We accommodate special dietary needs. Connecting adventure, environment and personal rejuvenation. ... more less
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