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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

  • Bill H & Janon D - Eagle River, WI says:

    We had a beautiful day sail with Dreamcatcher, then fabulous dinner at the Old Rittenhouse Inn. Topped it off with a concert at Big Top, and you’ve got one fabulous visit to Bayfield. This was our first time here, but we’ll be back!

  • Steve & Lois L. - Rochester, MN says:

    We had a great time! Picked blueberries at Blue Vista Farm (when I suggested to a young boy that they might be checking tongues for blueberry stains he decided to put more in the box than his mouth). Stayed at the Old Rittenhouse Inn and had a superior meal and visited with the owners at breakfast. Great Chamber of Commerce Office with convenient restrooms. We partook of some excellent brown sugar cured smoked white fish at Bay Fisheries, and walked the entire city to see the wonderful historic homes-keep up the good work!

  • Connie C. - Foxboro, WI says:

    Our group of 18 cousins, aged 19-60 yrs, had a wonderful reunion at Raspberry on the main-the Lighthouse. We spent four days enjoying each other’s company while relaxing at our fire pit, laughing until we cried, exploring Lake Superior on the Grand Boat Tour, buying jars of Bayfield’s best jams at Hauser’s orchard, shopping on the main street for T-Shirts and fudge, having a wonderful meal at Ethel’s 250, and Maggie’s (sweet potato fries-Yummo!). What a blessed time we shared. Bayfield is awesome.

  • Paul S. - Worcester, England says:

    Whilst the whole of our stay in Bayfield was unforgettable, the highlight was undoubtedly our amazing stay with Sharon and Craig at Thimbleberry Inn. My wife and I have been visiting the US for the past 20 years and have stayed in B&B’s in over forty states, and this is up amongst the best. The accommodation was excellent; the food was “to die for;” and the location was fabulous. Sharon and Craig were wonderful hosts, with the trip on Craig’s boat the “icing on the cake.”

  • Judith S. - Worcester, England says:

    The highlight of our trip to Wisconsin was our stay at the Thimbleberry Inn, Bayfield. We are seasoned travelers to the United States and Thimbleberry Inn Bed and Breakfast met and exceeded all our expectations. Fabulous locations on the lake, quiet & peaceful, terrific hosts who went out of there way to be helpful. Sharon’s breakfast, evening snacks, Craig’s yacht trip being the highlight. Would we come again, you bet. It just goes to prove that small town charm still exists; don’t tell anyone else though, it’s our secret.

  • Deborah S. - Minnetonka, MN says:

    Quiet, nice, roomy B&B, good food, great views.

  • Dennis S. - Minnetonka, MN says:

    Pleasant and scenic B&B. Great weather and interesting lighthouse tour.

  • Pat P. - Fall Creek, WI says:

    At 3am on a moonlit night in the warmth and comfort of The Hermit Room (my B&B room), I look our over the glistening Lake and see the big dipper, upright, perfectly framed. I am in the right place.

  • John P. - Fall Creek, WI says:

    Beauty. Calming. Relaxing. Charming. Great Food. Thimbleberry Inn would describe my experience, it was wonderful. We will be back.

  • Marelyn & Dick C. - Lincolnwood, IL says:

    We stayed at Thimbleberry and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Sharon and Craig could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Beautiful setting, weather and food. Great golf and vistas.

  • Nancy R. - Mt. Horeb, WI says:

    Sharon and Craig Locey at the Thimbleberry Inn were the quintessential host and hostess. Breakfast and a nightly dessert await you, special diets are cheerfully accommodated! Loved it.

  • Nancy R. - Marquette, MI says:

    Bayfield is a great escape. This year’s visit was memorable due to the weather’s effect on your fabulous north shore. Barely visible sail boat masts were peeking through “pea soup” fog in the early morning…eerily beautiful. The brownstone nature trail with sun dappled paths, wildflowers and song birds were awesome and invigorating. Fresh raspberries purchased on a street corner are the essence of summer! A garden fresh dinner at the Stone Hearth was the end to a lovely day.

  • Joanne C. - Hendricks, MN says:

    Had a great time! The five of us, my sister, daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters all enjoyed Bayfield. The shops-ice cream shop, wine bread, we made at least three visits each. We also enjoyed shopping at Roxanne’s; she has many different and clever ideas for things that are useful souvenirs and great jewelry. We loved the ferry ride to Madeline Island.

  • Tom & Sara S. - Duluth, MN says:

    We ate at Ethels on the second night of our Bayfield vacation. It was one the best meal we have ever had; we had the nacho cheese ravioli for an appetizer then indulged in Hannah’s special pizza. In addition the service was fantastic, so was the peanut butter dessert.

  • Rosemary C. - Hendricks, MN says:

    My daughters and I enjoyed Bayfield, touring the city, shopping, ferry rides to Madeline Island, exploring the beaches, rock climbing and caves on the beaches. Our aunt took us so we know we would be safe. Loved the ice cream shop too.

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