February 21, 2024
Canoe Bay & Casa Escondida

Canoe Bay & Casa Escondida

Canoe Bay

Rice Lake, Wisconsin is home to the beautiful Canoe Bay. This secluded 280-acre wilderness spot may seem an unlikely place for luxury at its finest, but this resort delivers
just that.

Guests can choose between one of the five rooms within the main building, a four-room lodge or one of the several cabins available. All exhibit either Adirondack or Frank Lloyd Wright inspired decor. Each is also located in either a completely wooded or lake view area. The exceptional restaurant provides breakfast in bed, gourmet lunch baskets and a daily changing four-course dinner menu.

All rooms come complete with TV, cable and VCR and some include a refrigerator and microwave. Coffee is provided in all rooms. Activities include picnic tables along the lake, cross country skiing, golf, ice-skating, exercise equipment and a spa. Equipment is provided for kayaking, canoeing and row boating. Enjoy a day fishing for bass or just relaxing on the water. For those wishing an indoor activity or on days when weather may prohibit being outdoors, an extensive library of hardcover books and magazines allows guests to catch up on their reading.

The Inn is the go-to spot in the evening, where you’ll find the best food in the region served in their lakeside Dining Room. Sneak a peek, too, at their extensive red wine collection on display in the gorgeous Wine Cellar Room.

Cottages offer extreme privacy; choose stand-alone or duplex-style. All accommodations are fully outfitted with fireplace, private deck, King bed, whirlpool-for-two, audio/video system, and mini-fridge. And direct lake views are the rule!

No children are allowed at this facility, so it is a perfect adult getaway for couples that need some time alone together. Romance is never more alive than in the private surroundings of this wooded wonderland. And you thought Wisconsin only had cheese.

Casa Escondida

Chimayo, New Mexico is home to the lovely Casa Escondida. Situated in a sheltered, country location, Casa Escondida (“hidden house”) is in addition handy to historic Santa Fe, quaint Taos, the ancient ruins of Bandelier National Park, the cultural magnificence of Native American pueblos, soothing hot springs, inspiring landscapes of Abiquiu and many other wonderful sites.

Every one of the rooms is filled with handpicked antiques and accented in a rustic southwest style. Some rooms offer amenities such as an antique wood stove, private patio, fireplace, private deck or oversized bathtub. Architectural elements, such as kiva fireplaces, wooden tongue & groove ceilings, saltillo tile floors and wooden vigas, all add to the warmth and rustic charm of Casa Escondida, which is fairly similar to a southwestern country inn. Four of the eight guest rooms are set to allow pets.

Casita Escondida is a comfy, one-bedroom, adobe suite detached from the main house. It provides the ideal private retreat. At night, take pleasure in the glow of your living room kiva fireplace. It has one queen bed in the sleeping area as well as, one daybed in the living area that converts into two twin beds if desirable. The living area also features a full kitchenette and access to a private deck with quaint views of pastures and foothills. Saltillo tile floors and vigas communicate the feel of old New Mexico. Just the thing for extended stays or families.

They gladly provide puppy-perks. Upon arrival, you will discover a delectable doggie treat awaiting you, in your room. During your stay, your dog can indulge in a “bottomless bag of biscuits”. Just ask your human for refills. If you forget your pet bed, a rug will gladly be provided. No deposit is required, but an extra fifteen dollars per night is charged.