Take a deep breath in and exhale as you feel the wave of relaxation wash over you. You made it to Bayfield and the Apostle Islands, and it's time to sit back, relax, and recharge along the shores of Lake Superior. The Bayfield area offers many relaxing activities and ways to take a break and rejuvenate. Start a new tradition of self-care this winter in Bayfield. 


Retreat to Your Sanctuary 

Nestled in the tranquil forests of Bayfield are a number of unique cabins, cottages and even tree houses.

For an all-inclusive experience, check out Wild Rice Retreat, named Condé Nast's number 3 Resort in the Midwest. Take advantage of the sauna haus and rain room that will give you a new sense of well-being. 

Stay 12 feet off the ground in a beautifully built tree house in the middle of Bayfield's Fruit Loop. The BoulderRidge Tree House is a four-season cabin with unique Lake Superior driftwood accents, and modern amenities. 

Check out the St. James Social, Bayfield's newest boutique-style hotel for a more urban feel. Right in the heart of downtown Bayfield, shops and restaurants are just steps away. After your adventure, enjoy a relaxing sauna with views of Lake Superior. 

Feel like a Queen (or King) during your stay at the Queen's View Bed and Breakfast. This Victorian-style home is nestled in Bayfield's hillside, a block from shopping and attractions. The bed and breakfast has quiet, comfortable rooms and spaces where you can curl up with a book with views of Lake Superior or relax in the heated outdoor plunge pool. Be sure to check out the extensive collection of artwork throughout the home. 


Spas and Wellness 

Tend to sore muscles and unclutter your mind at Superior Body Massage and Spa. Let experienced therapists help you customize a service to fit your needs. If you are due for some pampering, book a facial, manicure or pedicure. Top off your with an infrared sauna session that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized. 

If you want to dive deeper into your health and wellness, schedule a session with a holistic wellness coach Darcy Schwerin of Blu Studio + Wellness. Take a yoga or meditation class or learn how to support your body through the foods you eat. Darcy will show you how to create space to heal, nourish and grow. 

Take a class at Sweet Fern Apothecary where you'll learn how to make your own soaps, scrubs, or even love potions. The shop offers wellness resources for yourself and your family with homemade products from our region's local herbalists, growers, and makers. 


Find Balance

Take some time to restore your energy and find balance through crystals, meditation, and healing sessions at Crystalline Healing in Bayfield. Let oracle cards help you find your destiny and inspire you to follow your intuition. Learn about the powers of crystals and how we are all connected to the Earth's energy. 

Stop. Breath. Think. Choose. These are the simple steps in creating a satisfying and resilient lifestyle. Cami Smally of Guided Resilience will help you develop these strategies to cultivate a meaningful life. She's also a certified yoga instructor and hosts classes in her studio and other venues. 

Listen to the waves of Lake Superior lap the shoreline along miles of the Bayfield beaches. Traverse a hiking trail and immerse yourself in a secluded forest and listen to the wind through the trees and the birds chirping. Surrounding yourself with the fresh scenes of Lake Superior is sometimes all you need to restore a bit of balance to your life.


Start a new snowy tradition in Bayfield this winter and experience a renewed sense of well-being.