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Congratulations to our most recent Bayfield Getaway Package Winner, Carma from La Crosse, WI! Carma won 2 nights lodging in downtown Bayfield, tickets to Big Top Chautauqua, a round trip Madeline Island Ferry Pass, and 2 tickets for the Apostle Islands Cruise Service “Grand Tour”.

Here is your chance to win a free getaway package to Bayfield by sharing one of the highlights of your recent trip by submiting your story using the form below

Perhaps you discovered a sandy warm beach, or had a fabulous meal at one of the Bayfield area restaurants. You may have delighted in picking berries at one of the orchards surrounding Bayfield, or happened to see a bald eagle flying over the lake; taken in a spectacular sunset or kayaked to the Lake Superior sea caves along the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and enjoyed the breathtaking beauty.

Whatever the highlight of your trip, we want you to share it with others who may be planning a trip to Bayfield.

79 Bayfield Stories

  • Jean A - Roseville, MN says:

    We had a fabulous stay in Bayfield, enjoying the opportunity to bike Madeline Island, eating at local restaurants, and enjoy the friendliness of the residents in the beautiful part of the state.

  • Linda K. - Red Wing, MN says:

    My first trip to Bayfield with a friend was in October, just before Applefest. The weather was “off/on”, yet we had a wonderful visit. Noteworthy was a “tour” of one of the fisheries-where fish is processed and smoked. The folks were very friendly (family owned-blue building) and showed us around and answered any questions. But smoked fish, too! Very interesting!

  • MaryAnn P. - Clear Lake, MN says:

    My husband and I were finishing the last part of our circle trip around the “Big Lake” when we couldn’t decide if we should drive home to Clear Lake, MN or spend a night at the Timbleberry B&B. Luckily they had a cancellation so we had a wonderful closure to our trip. Thimbleberry is a perfect location right on the lake. Sharon Locey takes time to point out places to go an see in Bayfield-In the evening you have dessert & coffee waiting for you-even cough drops if you can’t stop coughing. Now how many host provide cough drops? Breakfast is wonderful. It’s a home you don’t want to leave and you know for sure we will visit again and again.

  • Kathleen T. - Rice Lake, WI says:

    I planned my trip on short notice to celebrate the Auust biethdays of my two grandsons (eight & eleven). We chose mid-weed and were delighted with our experience! From the beautiful accommodation with the spectacular view (Harbor View) to the ease in walking everywhere in town. Our sailboat trip on the “Dream Catcher” was fabulous-the captain really catered to the little boys on board. Seeing the full moon rise over the lake was the cherry on top of a great trip!

  • Preston H. - Rochester, MN says:

    I sat admiring the gorgeous and relaxing view sitting at Blue Vista Farms. Enjoying a ginger beer and knowing my lakeview “home” of Seagull Bay Motel is waiting! (year after year.)

  • Collen & Rick G - Washburn, WI says:

    We discovered north twin island (Rick swam there from Cat Island with three men while I drove the boat). On the return trip home we stopped at Blue Vista to berry pick (raspberries and blueberries). Yum!

  • Peg L - Mequon, WI says:

    Bayfield is breath taking…beautiful sunsets, inns, shops, boutiques, restaurants, boat rides, art studios, gardens and orchards. What more can on wish for? Plus the best strawberries we’ve ever tasted from Saxon Harbour Berry Farm.

  • Barbara K. - Eau Claire, WI says:

    Aunt Betsy and I were B & B guests in the home my grandparents built. Betsy awoke in her own bedroom gazing at the lake, she loved as a child. Berries, trout suppers, beach picnics, sparkle of the sun on the water -Bayfield is the good life.

  • Tom & Stephanie L. - Maplewood, MN says:

    Week of July 13-18 2009 – Our life in the twin cities is busy everyday. We were in Bayfield twenty years ago, but our busy lifestyle time flew by. Now semi-retire and my wife got a lung disease, we badly needed peace and quiet and someplace to refresh our souls. Bayfield cam to mind and we planned our trip. As before we were refreshed by its beautiful peace and scenic views. We are hoping to return son to God’s favorite place on earth!

  • Theresa Z. - Oconomowac, WI says:

    We really enjoyed our trip to Bayfield. We went for our honeymoon. We enjoyed watching a thunderstorm over Lake Superior from our turret suite at the Chateau Boutin. The meals at the Rittenhouse Inn were fabulous. Visited Bayfield museum. The two-hour cruise to the Apostle Islands was nice. Enjoyed all the great shops. Took a drive to the orchards, then around the coast we even saw a black bear running across the street. Even took a ferry across to see Madeline Island. Where we are lunch at the Beach Club and went to their museum. We hope to come back! We even bought a Le Chateau Boutin ornament

  • Amy S. - Duluth, MN says:

    We sailed between Basswood Island and the mainland saw beautiful coastline and enjoyed a great day of sun and wind.

  • Martha G. - Mason City, IA says:

    The annual traditions of the Greder Family from Iowa include cocktails on top of the Bayfield Inn, whitefish sandwiches at The Pier, fudge at Sweet Sailing, whitefish livers at Gruenkes. And berry picking! Watching the full moon from the top of the Bayfield Inn. The light on the boats and the peace just wrapped around us. Bayfield is the best getaway from the fast pace everywhere else.

  • Kieran O. - Carmel, NY says:

    There were so many…one of the biggest highlights was the Village itself! The people are friendly, the village is beautiful…a jewel on Lake Superior! It would be unfair to choose any one thing.

  • Nanette & Kevin H. - Franklin, NC says:

    We were suppose to go home on the Saturday before the final day of the apple fest 2011 50yr celebration, we were not dissapointed by staying. It was one of the most enjoyable time we’ve ever had, apples, music from chataqua, changing of the fall leaves, the food, the craft vendors, the costumes, all the smiling faces, and all topped off with the best and most fun parade we had ever seen.

  • Christine F. - Madison, WI says:

    What an amazing trip! We were there Oct 5th through Oct 9th. The Inn on Madeline Island was fantastic. OUr room was beautiful. The vew spectacular! The beach at Bigh Bay town park was a photographers dream! We waded in the water, collected rocks. Wild Rice restaurant was impeccable and Leila at the Nordic Bay B&B was incredible. She rocks! Everyone we met was so friendly & hospitable! Great people! Great food!

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