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Reviewed 31 July 2013

A Relais & Chateaux property, one of the 50 most romantic hotels in the world, etc...Canoe Bay sets itself up for world-class expectations and falls short on food and service. We were there for the 4th of July weekend and were pleasantly surprised with an upgraded room. We originally booked a fireplace room and were one of the Dream Cottages....

8Thank ChicagoBauer
Rochester, MN
Reviewed 30 July 2013

My husband and I have been coming to Canoe Bay since its beginning, and have the fondest memories of each experience. Seriously, Dan and Lisa have thought of every detail—in aesthetics (the property is gorgeously laid out, with a Frank Lloyd Wright-style waterfall and stream surrounding the Reception area, the loveliest 3-acre organic garden—I want one! I want one!—and fields...

Thank Elissa E
Greensboro, NC
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We expected a lot out of Canoe Bay when we booked it because it is listed with Relais & Chateaux and it is very expensive. The setting is beautiful and the peace and quiet all that could be expected. We were disappointed in the room, very disappointed in the food and disappointed in the service. There was no one to...

10Thank 50Stater
Lisa D, Owner at Canoe Bay, responded to this review

We are sincerely sorry that this couple was disappointed in their stay. At dinner the first night we were eager to provide a substitute or to re-make their plates immediately upon hearing of their dissatisfaction, but our offers were refused. Regarding alcohol, our website clearly states that we do not serve hard liquor (never have); still, I am sorry that...

Reviewed 26 July 2013

My husband and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at Canoe Bay. We live in Orange County California and have a lake house in NW Wisconsin. We were looking for a memorable place and we found it. Pleasantly surprised that we were upgraded to a Dream Cottage from the standard room. The cottage was fabulous. First spent 1 1/2...

1Thank Skippybeep
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 11 July 2013

My husband and I spent three relaxing days and nights at Canoe Bay. We stayed in Unit 10, a Lakeside Spa Cottage. It was close to the Inn, where nightly dining is offered as well as a small study and wi-fi. Our proximity allowed us to connect to the internet and that was an added bonus. But, I digress...a successful...

Thank PMwisconsin0103
Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 7 May 2013

If you're looking for a romantic weekend away where you feel tucked away from the craziness of our lives, look no further. The rooms and cabins are well designed and well appointed with everything you need to relax and unwind. The service is impeccable - almost stealth like. We enjoyed a private dinner in the wine cellar to celebrate our...

Thank Lynda W
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 April 2013

We like to think of Canoe Bay as our own get-away place. We have been here 5 times now over the last 6 years and each time has been as memorable as the others. The first time was for our 24th Anniversary and my wife made the crucial observation that it was the fastest she had ever seen me unwind...

Thank Larry-Kim B
winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Canoe Bay is terrific - it has a very peaceful,quiet setting; and an excellent library of contemporary politics, history and economics. You can get out of your spacious suite, open the door and be in the library, which also has a computer setup. So if you wish, you can be away from it all, yet check up on whatever you...

Thank 1937Michael
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 February 2013

We were very excited to try Canoe Bay. The website shows exactly the kind of place we've been looking for since moving to WI... Adults only, private, and nice views. We made a last minute reservation for Memorial Day weekend (which is also our anniversary weekend). We arrived very late, to a very nice reception. They took us to our...

3Thank catfan3333
Lisa D, Owner at Canoe Bay, responded to this review

We really appreciate this guest’s attention to detail—that’s what Canoe Bay is all about! We’re also grateful that they spoke up right away—during their stay—so we could remedy their disappointment with their first cottage’s deck. Our reservation specialists love to chat with guests in advance about their personal preferences to help customize their Canoe Bay experience. Regarding breakfast and lunch,...

Edina, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Before heading to Canoe Bay for a one night stay on a work off-site, I checked Trip Advisor and had the expectation that this inn would be similar to Sea Ranch (another of my reviews) and that my wife and I would be relatively unimpressed. One of my work colleagues had been to Canoe Bay 6 times before and assured...

1Thank CSB_Edina

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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This resort is for adults seeking seclusion and romance; children are not allowed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Canoe Bay

Address: W16065 Hogsback Rd, RR 1, Box 28, Chetek, WI 54728
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Chetek
Price Range: RM1,203 - RM3,232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
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Canoe Bay Hotel Chetek
Canoe Bay Wisconsin
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“There appear to be no bad rooms here”
 of 5 bubbles jasoncF3453GN, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask around and see if friends will let you stay at their lake home on a weekend......”
 of 5 bubbles mhgdds, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I doubt if you could find a "bad" room here.”
 of 5 bubbles onceinawhile31, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a stand alone cabin-the decks are amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles NancyGivs, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Library rooms=wonderful, but not as private. Cabins=awesome+private. Restaurant building rooms=least favorite+employees milling around.”
 of 5 bubbles EVLightning, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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