Five Ideas For the Perfect Romantic Getaway in Wisconsin

Are you celebrating an anniversary? Or are you looking for the perfect place to propose? Whatever your special or romantic occasion, Bayfield has a lot to offer. Here are our top five suggestions for your perfect romantic getaway in Wisconsin!

#1 Indulge by adding the Romance Package to your stay

Upon check-in at the Old Rittenhouse Inn, you will find a fresh floral arrangement to surprise your sweetheart. Enjoy chocolate-dipped strawberries as you toast sparkling wine and celebrate your special occasion. Take in a delectable meal in the Rittenhouse’s Landmark Restaurant with a voucher included in your package. Then take dessert back to your room to further sweeten your romantic evening.

champagne and strawberries

#2 Book a sailing trip and cruise around the islands

Your Dreamcatcher Sailing captain can provide as much or as little narration as you desire, allowing you to take in the pristine lake views and island scenery. Pick up a picnic lunch from the Fat Radish and delight in scrumptious food sourced right from the Bayfield area. Bayfield Wine and Spirits can help you select the perfect bottle of wine to complement your perfect romantic getaway in Wisconsin.

sailing in Bayfield, Wisconsin

#3  Rent bicycles and head out to Big Bay Town Park

After walking onto the Madeline Island Ferry, rent bicycles or mopeds at Motion to Go and head out to Big Bay Town Park. With your books and a picnic lunch in hand (the Madeline Island Food Truck is one option), walk the short distance to the pristine Big Bay Town Park beach and enjoy an afternoon of reading, lake gazing, dipping in the refreshing lake, and/or hiking between the state and town parks. Before departing from Madeline Island, grab a beverage at the unbeatable people-watching spot of Tom’s Burned Down Café or on the waterfront patio of The Beach Club.

sunset cruise on a weekend getaway in Wisconsin

#4 Take a Cruise to Raspberry Island Lighthouse

When planning your romantic getaway in Wisconsin, make sure to reserve your tickets for the Apostle Islands Cruises Raspberry Island Lighthouse Keeper Tour. The boat will take you to Raspberry Island where an Apostle Islands National Lakeshore volunteer will take you back in time with a tour of the Raspberry Island Lighthouse and grounds. Post tour, hike the twenty or so minutes to the beach before returning for the cruise home. Pack your own snacks and beverages or purchase light fare on board the cruise boat.

island visits from Bayfield during weekend getaway in Wisconsin

#5 Delight your sweetheart by shopping in Bayfield

You’ll find an eclectic mix of quaint locally-made goods at the Artist’s Guild, outdoor essentials at Howl, fine art at Stone’s Throw, Scandinavian fare at Joanne’s, jewelry at Silverwaves, unique gifts at Brownstone Centre, and books from Apostle Island Booksellers. Of course you’ll need a break, so head to  Big Water Coffee for freshly roasted coffee.

wine shopping in Bayfield

What are you waiting for? With these five ideas, your perfect romantic getaway in Wisconsin is already planned! Book your stay at our romantic bed and breakfast in one of our guest rooms or suites and experience all that Bayfield has to offer.

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