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“An Inn With A View”

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Island View Lodging
Ranked #5 of 15 Bayfield B&B and Inns
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67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“An Inn With A View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2009

The view from our upstairs suite was Superior - both the Lake and the view.
Madeline Island off in the distance. Clean and comfortable accommodations. Firm bed.
Located a few miles outside of Bayfield in a quiet setting.
First B&B I've seen with a note asking us to do our own dishes, but maybe that was because of the cook top in the kitchen area.
(We discovered all businesses in Bayfield added a small percentage onto the bill to support the children's community activities. Nice idea, but not all businesses mentioned this optional addition put on the bill. The B&B did tell us of this voluntary fee & offered to remove the addition to our bill)

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank average1
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Innkeeper-Mark, General Manager at Island View Lodging, responded to this review, February 18, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your experience on Trip Advisor. We strive to exceed the expectations of all of our guest and happy to read you enjoyed your stay.

Island View has undergone changes in management since your visit. I hope to see you this year!

Happy Travels,

M. Andrew
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas City
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2009

We stayed in the Fedora Suite for 4 nights, and overall were very happy with our stay. The view of the lake and the islands was the best part...I can't even describe the full moon on the water. The room was clean and the hosts (Mike, Audrey, and 5-year-old Seren) were very accommodating. We had a handy kitchenette, and breakfast was also delivered to our room every morning. The food was good, for the most part. I appreciated that the owners tried to use local, organic, free-range food whenever possible, and made it possible for us to recycle everything during our stay. (We noticed that people in general in this area really walk the eco-friendly walk.) The bed was kind of hard and the bathroom was pretty basic, but we felt comfortable and relaxed during our stay. We probably could have stayed at another B&B a little cheaper, but we wouldn't have had the million-dollar view! We would stay here again if we are in the area.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank KCChristina
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Innkeeper-Mark, General Manager at Island View Lodging, responded to this review, February 18, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your experience on Trip Advisor. We strive to exceed the expectations of all of our guest and happy to read you enjoyed your stay.

Island View has undergone changes in management since your visit. I hope to see you this year!

Happy Travels,

M. Andrew
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Sycamore, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2009

My husband and I spent 3 nights in the Sevona suite and were pleasantly surprised. I am extremely picky about where I stay and I found the suite to be very clean and comfortable. The grounds of the B&B were beautiful and serene, and the view of Lake Superior was fabulous. We were especially delighted by the full hot breakfast delivered to our suite every morning. The food was delicious- better than I have ever had at a hotel or B&B (and I have stayed at many 4 and 5 star establishments). We also enjoyed being able to have a fire one evening in the fire pit overlooking the lake. I highly recommend this place for a relaxing getaway.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank chicken1000
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Innkeeper-Mark, General Manager at Island View Lodging, responded to this review, February 18, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your experience on Trip Advisor. We strive to exceed the expectations of all of our guest and happy to read you enjoyed your stay.

Island View has undergone changes in management since your visit. I hope to see you this year!

Happy Travels,

M. Andrew
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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2008

If you are looking for a Victorian B & B with a huge hot breakfast this is NOT the place. If you are looking for a clean and comfortable cabin rental, close to Bayfield but still tucked out of the way Island view will fit your needs nicely. Breakfast was delivered to our cabin in a basket every morning around 8:30. It was very simple, usually a muffin of some type, fruit & juice. We stayed in one of the outer cabins. Kitchen was handy but we did not do any cooking. View of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands from our small deck was simply amazing. Island View is located on a beautiful piece of property on the Lake.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Hickup4
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Innkeeper-Mark, General Manager at Island View Lodging, responded to this review, February 18, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your experience on Trip Advisor. We strive to exceed the expectations of all of our guest and happy to read you enjoyed your stay.

You are correct in stating Island View is not for everyone…We are a non-traditional B&B, we provide you with private accommodations with no inside communal areas – so if you want to eat Breakfast in your pajamas – Island View is for you…If you like staying right on Lake Superior in the woods with complete seclusion – island View is for you…Yet, you have the convenience of being only 1 mile north of Downtown Bayfield, and 2 miles south of Legendary Waters Casino in Red Cliff

Island View has undergone changes in management since your visit. I hope to see you this year!

Happy Travels,

M. Andrew
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Southeastern Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2007

I'll second everything the previous reviewer wrote... my husband and I loved our three-day stay at Island View B&B. It was quiet, clean, and welcoming, with an unbeatable view!

We spent most of our time in Bayfield (only a 1 1/2 mile walk or drive south... I walked one morning, and it was a pleasant experience), but Island View was nice to come home to. Bob and Del were very hospitable, and gave us helpful tips on what to do in town. We never made it to the Big Top, but took the Friday evening lighthouse/sea cave cruise, which was worth every penny (but dress warm!). We cruised around the fruit farms, visited the little winery, did a little shopping, and ate well! We highly recommend Ethel's for pizza and the Groove Haus for music and drinks :)

We look forward to coming back, and I've already recommended Island View to friends. Thanks, Bob and Del!

  • Liked — Divine suite
  • Disliked — 8 a.m. breakfast was a little early :)
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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7 Thank WIteacher
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Innkeeper-Mark, General Manager at Island View Lodging, responded to this review, February 18, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your experience on Trip Advisor. We strive to exceed the expectations of all of our guest and happy to read you enjoyed your stay.

Island View has undergone changes in management since your visit. I hope to see you this year!

Happy Travels,

M. Andrew
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winston salem, nc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2006

This was the perfect place to stay in the Apostle Islands. We stayed in the Savona suite, located in the house. The B&B also has small cottages to rent right next door. The property is situated right on the shores of Lake Superior, overlooking Madelaine and Basswood Islands, just north of the town of Bayfield. There is a large shaded yard with lots of Adironadack chairs for reading and relaxing, and a place to light a nice bonfire.

Our room was on the second floor with a nice deck with two chairs overlooking the yard and the lake. It is a 2-room suite with bedroom and large living area. The bedroom and bath were comfortable and quiet. The living area included a sofa, rocking chair, tables and chairs for eating, and a small kitchen area with a full-size frig, sink and cooktop. The kitchen was stocked with everything you could need - including wine glasses, corkscrew and ice cream scoop! The furnishings, while not luxurious, were clean and comfortable.

Del and Bob were perfect hosts - we were greeted warmly, and the room was stocked with a goodie basket of sweets and gourmet coffee from the local candy shop, as well as a book with all the information you needed - local attractions, restaurant menus, maps, etc. The breakfasts were delivered to your room in a large basket every morning - each breakfast included juice, a hot "entree", fresh-baked muffins and a fruit bowl - all delicious!

  • Liked — The view and location
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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11 Thank lizzitudes
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Innkeeper-Mark, General Manager at Island View Lodging, responded to this review, February 18, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your experience on Trip Advisor. We strive to exceed the expectations of all of our guest and happy to read you enjoyed your stay.

Island View has undergone changes in management since your visit. I hope to see you this year!

Happy Travels,

M. Andrew
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Additional Information about Island View Lodging

Property: Island View Lodging
Address: 86720 Island View Ln, Bayfield, WI 54814-4500
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Bayfield
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Bayfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Island View Lodging ~ Suites & Cottages is the perfect getaway to enjoy Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands with beach access directly in front of your suite! Make Island View your destination for a few days or weeks. Any season is ideal for a visit! ... more   less 

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