Upper level condo has been updated recently with beautiful hardwood & tile floors. Spacious Great Room with vaulted ceiling has full kitchen, dining area & living room with wood-burning fireplace (firewood provided). Queen bed, full bath, washer/dryer. See Lake Superior from the long deck or living room or bedroom windows. Easy walking distance to Lake, beach, indoor pool/rec center, shops, dining, museums & trails. Air-conditioning, ceiling fans. Quiet location on side street corner where you'll hear seagulls & sailboat halyards if the winds are right. Pick up fresh or smoked fish at Bay Fisheries nearby, enjoy East Dock Park at the end of the block. Bayfield Crossings is an easy place to stay at & enjoy the myriad of experiences Bayfield has to offer!
I visited Bayfield first in 1980 and it captivated me immediately. I moved here permanently in 1984 and started my real estate business. This is an incredible place to play, learn, experience and enjoy. Choose any season and you'll find plenty to do, if you're not just sitting in front of our favorite place - Lake Superior - soaking up the energy it offers.
KATHLEEN C RUSSELL purchased this condo in 1986
Bayfield Crossings was originally the Roundhouse for the railroad in Bayfield. This was the end of the line for the Chicago-Omaha-Northwestern Railroad, on which you could travel from Bayfield to Minneapolis/St. Paul & other Midwest cities. Built in ~1898, the building has just 2 upper residential condos and a main floor Sailboat Charters office. The location is right across from the beautiful Apostle Islands Marina, 1 short block to Bayfield's main street, 2 blocks to the Madeline Island Ferry. Quiet location, easy access to everything Bayfield!
On the flat downtown blocks of Bayfield, the condo is at the corner of First St. & Manypenny Avenue, with no hill to climb to get to dining, galleries, shops, waterfront activities, etc.
On the shores of Lake Superior, the small, historic, friendly Bayfield community offers incredible natural beauty, a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for a rejuvenating getaway. You'll find abundant scenic outdoor recreation opportunities, a wide assortment of dining experiences with local specialties, shops & galleries, museums & marinas. Easy access to boat tours of lighthouses, ferry ride to Madeline Island, hiking on the Brownstone Trail, swimming at Broad St. Beach. Perfect place to learn to kayak or sail!
First stop for a quick introduction is the Bayfield Chamber Visitor Center ( www.bayfield.org ) and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Headquarters. Explore the Islands with Apostle Islands Cruise Service or choose a smaller group experience through Dreamcatcher Sailing/Boating. Learn about the region's rich & diverse history at the Bayfield Heritage Museum & the Bayfield Maritime Museum - both have top quality exhibits.
Stop at Egg Toss for a delicious breakfast with local fruit, grab a sandwich or more at the Fat Radish and enjoy evening dining at Maggie's or Wild Rice Restaurant. Just 10-12 miles S. on Highway 13 at Washburn you'll find delicious dinners at Good Thyme Restaurant and terrific breakfast, lunch or dinner and great bakery at Cafe Coco!
Take a drive on County J, Bayfield's 'Fruit Loop', to find ready-picked or U-pick fresh strawberries, raspberries, cherries, apples and other fruit in season. Fun orchard stores offer cider, bakery items, gifts for friends back home.
Take Scenic Highway 13 N. to Red Cliff Ojibwe community discover the Legendary Waters Casino & Frog Bay Tribal National Park, with its gorgeous sand beach overlooking Oak Island. Visit Little Sand Bay, overlooking several Islands & hike or swim. Continue NW to Meyers Beach to hike above the famous Sea or Ice Caves - depending on the season! The quaint communities of Cornucopia, Herbster & Port Wing around the peninsula to the west.
S. of Bayfield just 3 miles are two marinas & Pike's Creek (famous trout stream & birding area). About 7 mi. S. of Bayfield is the most beautiful sand beach overlooking Long Island and Madeline Island, between the Onion & Sioux Rivers. Ideal swimming spot & a great place for an evening fire while watching the moon and stars appear!
On US Highway 2 just W. of the roundabout of Highway 13, is the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. You'll find an amazing resource for any outdoor enthusiast, with a natural history/experiential gallery, wildlife & bird-watching platform & boardwalk through Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge.
In summertime, be sure to see what's playing at Big Top Chautauqua, a unique, comfortable Big Tent venue where musicians of national & regional fame entertain in summertime. Stage North in Washburn is a terrific, intimate theater located just 13 mi. S. of Bayfield.
Wintertime features Mt. Ashwabay for superb cross-country trails & family downhill skiing/snowboarding. Mt. Valhalla Recreation Area in the nearby Chequamegon (sheh-wah-meh-gon) National. Forest & Jolly Trails W. of Bayfield offer additional skiing, snowshoeing & hiking opportunities.
Get out of your car and walk the short streets of Bayfield, enjoy the trails maintained by Bayfield Regional Conservancy & experience Lake Superior by boat - yours or the cruise service or ferry. You'll never forget the scenic beauty or our friendly community!
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Oct 24 2016 - May 11 2017
1 night minimum stay
If any changes are made to a reservation once the fourteen (14) day period prior to arrival date has been reached, you are responsible for the dates originally reserved. Refunds are not given for early departures.
Deposit equal to the first night's lodging not including tax. This deposit is refundable, minus a $15.00 service charge, as long as you cancel a reservation before fourteen (14) days prior to the arrival date. Should a reservation be cancelled within the fourteen (14) days, the deposit is non-refundable. Visa/MasterCard. See Notes section.