Unveiling the Charms of Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield, Wisconsin

Exploring Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield, WI

Located just a few miles outside downtown Bayfield, Wisconsin, Wild Rice Retreat sits on 100 acres of land and hundreds of feet of Lake Superior shoreline. This quiet retreat nestled in nature offers a space for rest and recovery. You can attend as many activities and classes as you want to feel enriched, or skip it all and sip tea or read a book from your cozy pod as the sun pours in from the giant windows. I recently spent a few days at Wild Rice Retreat for a girl’s weekend with my sister. Read on for why you too should plan a visit to Wild Rice Retreat! Use code “KRISTEN10” for 10% off your reservation.

Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat
Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat

1. Recognized by Conde Nast

After being open for only a few years, Wild Rice Retreat has already been recognized as the third-best resort in the Midwest by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. This accolade is a testament to the exceptional experience it provides, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a retreat that goes above and beyond in delivering quality service, serene ambiance, and holistic well-being.

Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat
Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat

2. Yoga and Wellness Classes

For those looking to reconnect with their inner selves, Wild Rice Retreat offers various wellness classes including yoga, sound bathing, painting classes, and journaling. Attend as many or as few as you’d like. No need to sign up ahead of time, just walk right in and sit down.

Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat
Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat
Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat
Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat

3. Delicious and Nourishing Meals

The culinary experience at Wild Rice Retreat is nothing short of exceptional. Enjoy three meals a day, each made with locally sourced ingredients and a plethora of fruits and vegetables. One meal we enjoyed was smoked fish that had been pulled out of Lake Superior the day prior! The meals offer plenty of options for those who are gluten intolerant, vegetarian, and pescatarian.

Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat

4. 100 Acres to Explore

One of the retreat’s standout features is its expansive 100-acre property, which also butts up again Lake Superior shoreline. Go snowshoeing, take a quiet walk in the woods, or relax in their big red chairs and enjoy the view of Lake Superior and Madeline Island in the distance.

Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat
Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat

5. Sauna Open 24/7

Wild Rice Retreat takes relaxation to the next level with its beautiful Nordic style sauna, which is open 24/7. Unwind in the warmth of the sauna, releasing tension and promoting a sense of calm. If you want to feel invigorated, roll around in the snow for a bit before hopping back into the sauna.

Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat
Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat
Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat

6. Scandinavian Inspired Lodging

The accommodations at Wild Rice Retreat are a harmonious blend of Scandinavian simplicity and modern comfort. Designed to let natural light flood the rooms, the lodging provides a cozy and inviting atmosphere. My sister and I spent plenty of time relaxing in our pod and enjoying the abundant sunshine. There are lodging options with one king bed, two single beds, and even four separate bedrooms. No matter your group size, you’ll find a space that works for you.

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7. Dog-Friendly Lodging

For those who can’t imagine a getaway without their four-legged companions, Wild Rice Retreat warmly welcomes dogs. Enjoy the company of your furry friend as you explore the grounds and take in the natural beauty that surrounds this pet-friendly retreat. Dog beds are provided.

Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat
Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat
Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat
Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat

8. Bayfield’s Charming Downtown

Wild Rice Retreat is located just a couple miles down the road from the picturesque town of Bayfield, Wisconsin. Bayfield, known for its lovely art galleries, shops, bookstores, and of course the Apostle Islands, provides the perfect backdrop for those looking to explore the surrounding area.

Things to do in Bayfield, Minnesota Wild Rice Retreat

Plan Your Getaway

Wild Rice Retreat promises an escape filled with relaxation, inspiration, and holistic well-being. Whether you seek the accolades of Condé Nast, the embrace of nature, or the nourishment of body and soul, this retreat is a haven where every moment is crafted to leave you feeling renewed and invigorated. It’s a place to leave judgment (of others and yourself) at the door and truly find peace in moving slowly. Be sure to use discount code “KRISTEN10” for 10% off your Wild Rice Retreat stay. Looking for more inspiration? Check out my blog posts on a summer weekend in Bayfield, Wisconsin, 8 Must-See Places in Wisconsin, and Best Things to Do in Duluth, Minnesota!

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