Up North State of Mind

Sometimes the most productive thing we can do is relax. Come to Bayfield and experience an up north state of mind at the woodland Family Cottage.

Guest Book Entries

In Bayfield, you'll find yourself looking up at the sky instead of your phones, taking time to enjoy the sunrise and sunset each day, and connecting with the people that matter most to you. Below are a few guest book entries from the Family Cottage.

"We were absolutely thrilled with the cottage! It made our vacation very comfortable and enjoyable — a much needed and appreciated break from work, school, and stress." — The Davis Family

"We have enjoyed your lovely and comfortable cottage. It has been the perfect setting for a wonderful family get together. We have fixed fabulous meals and had great conversations each evening ... Excellent vacation! Thank you." — Beverly

"Our family arrived to your beautiful home on my husband's 34th birthday and made many wonderful memories. Our three-year-old had a great time exploring and picking up "treasures" on the Brownstone Trail, which ended up being a very enjoyable and easy hike. We did discover the Sioux Flats Beach, and we loved the scenery. Pier Plaza — great fish fry (lake fish & trout). We also found a great playground right in Bayfield and also down in Ashland (a little drive, but well worth it since there was a paved trail). Thanks for sharing your home!" — Tara, John & Caitlyn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Your cottage made us feel like a part of the Northwoods experience. Thanks for making us feel at home instead of at a hotel." — Allen & Joanne

"We certainly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful cottage. My family spent a lot of time together on the screened porch, eating, talking, and relishing in the cool Wisconsin weather! Thanks for sharing it with us." — Regina, Orange Park, Flordia

“We loved the cottage! It was the perfect fit for our family. We felt at home, and the kids were happy here. We have had so much fun exploring the area and the islands. It was a much needed break from life right now for all of us. “


“Five friends. One weekend. Explored ice caves. Drank beer. Celebrated life. We enjoyed our stay here very much.”


“We were amazed by how beautiful your cottage is … Your house has so many amenities like the kitchen stocked with everything one could need, and the bedrooms are amazingly comfortable and feel like home. We were delighted to be able to stay here.”


An Up North State of Mind

We come together, near and far, on Facebook to celebrate the Up North State of Mind found on the Bayfield Peninsula. Get event updates, last-minute opening notifications, and day-to-day inspiration when you like our cottage page here...