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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

  • William & Yvonne S. - Rice Lake, WI says:

    We just returned from a two day weekend in Bayfield. Every year it is a “must” for us to come. We either come alone or bring friends and relatives. About 1924 my father owned a creamery there, which is now Rum Line Bar. We lived in the house behind it. Sea Gull Motel is our favorite and Port Superior, Erickson’s Orchard, Bayfield Winery, Maggie’s and Egg Toss are always on our “to visit” list. We eat all weekend and bring apples home with us to enjoy and share with friends.

  • Brian A. - Monona, WI says:

    On October 20, 2009 my wife and I trekked the beautiful trails in Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island. What beauty we observed in the unbelievable autumn colors during their peak and the Lake Superior waves crashing into the boulders under the cliffs and caves. Sights and sound we will never forget. We also loved the orchard visit with our purchase of their tasty apples. Finally, we really enjoyed the ambience, atmosphere and food at Maggies cafe.

  • Sandra S. - Yorkville, IL says:

    Enjoyed the quiet shops and non commercialized atmosphere. Enjoyed our B&B “in the woods” and waking up “in the woods.”

  • Corey N. - Minocqua, WI says:

    My girlfriend and I have been coming up to Bayfield and other places on the lake for years. This year, for her birthday we decided on a whim as it was the weekend of the fall Harley ride to get out of town. We arrived late afternoon for a sunny cocktail hour on the deck overlooking the marina. Soon found our no vacancy in town but were referred to Superior rentals, only one room left but beautiful, romantic, and homey. Will return.

  • Newton F. - Bloomington, MN says:

    Sharon and Craig from the “Thimbleberry Inn” are the best park of Bayfield. We have been coming here for years and know how fortunate Bayfield is to have folks like them here. They love Bayfield and delight in promoting it. We also love to go to the marina and look at boats and shop.

  • Randi B. - Bloomington, MN says:

    One best part of my trip was staying at the Thimbleberry Inn. Sharon is the best ambassador this town could every have, so full of helpful suggestions and ideas on what to do and where to go. She delights in sharing, planning and selling all Bayfield has to offer. Her cooking is superb.

  • Wendy F. - Lawton, MI says:

    We had a great time kayaking to the sea caves with Living Adventures. Beautiful accommodation at DePerg’s and more. Thimbleberry Inn- beautiful food and host. Sailing in the morning and a sunrise between the islands. We’ll be back.

  • Rebecca S. - Buffalo, NY says:

    Our trip to Bayfield was highlighted completely by our stay at the Thimbleberry Inn! Innkeepers Sharon and Craig Locey treated us to a relaxing environment, both on the water and in the comfort of a wonderful suite and their own dining/living room. The food was wonderful each and every time! It stared at the inn, but continued at the Portside restaurant and marina. We had a great time!

  • Mary Ann D. - North Tonawand, NY says:

    My stay at Thimbleberry Inn was delightful. The breakfasts were excellent and the hospitality was great. Our sailing trip to Stockton Island was great; got to steer the sailboat. The dinner at Portside restaurant was excellent, especially the fish livers. Would like to come back and explore the area further.

  • Laurie D. - Lino Lakes, MN says:

    This was our sixth stay at the Thimbleberry Inn and it was great, as always. There is nowhere else we’d rather stay while we are in Bayfield.

  • Maynard B. - Wayland, MI says:

    This is a very great town, so nice an clean, the grand tour by boat was very interesting and informing. We stayed at the Thimbleberry B&B, which was so nice. Sharon helped us so much getting us around the area. The B&B was great, I would recommend to anyone visiting this area. I love this area and the Thimbleberry B&B. Sharon is so nice.

  • Jenny B. - Wayland, MI says:

    Our whole experience in Bayfield was wonderful. Sharon’s Thimbleberry Inn is the best we’ve ever stayed at. The setting is beautiful and of course, Sharon’s cooking was fabulous. We would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Pete D. - Lino Lake, MN says:

    We just spent our 19th wedding anniversary in Bayfield at the Thimbleberry Inn. This was our sixth stay at there. Like fine wine, Thimbleberry gets better with ages. The fun is outstanding, the atmosphere and rustic setting over looking Lake Superior and Basswood Island make a great romantic getaway. We will be back again.

  • Sue M - Jackson, WI says:

    The scarecrow fest was delightful. The view of the islands and the lake were breath taking. The apple growers were helpful.

  • Don S. - Jackson, WI says:

    The views were very beautiful; the walk along the sandy beach was really delightful. All the business people here were more than nice. Our stay at Thimleberry was very nice, will come back again.

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