outside view from a terrace of property during the day in the middle of the nature

Frequently Asked Questions

 

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY FOR  RETREAT GUESTS?

Reservations must be cancelled 14 days prior to arrival to avoid forfeiting the deposit.

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY FOR GUIDED RETREAT GUESTS?

If you need to cancel attendance at a Guided Retreat, please call the property and choose one of the following options:

1 . Select another retreat within 365 days of the original retreat start date to which we will transfer registration. At this time, transfers may not be made in another person’s name.

  1. Opt to have your deposit refunded, provided the cancellation occurs more than 60 days prior to the start of the retreat, minus a $100 cancellation fee. If cancellation occurs within the 60 days leading up to the start of the retreat, no refunds of any amount will be provided other than a transfer as outlined above.

Lodging arrangements made as part of retreat registrations including lodging are subject to the same 60 days in advance cancellation. Retreat guests cancelling lodging in the 60 days leading up to the retreat start date will be responsible for all lodging costs.

WHAT IS THE POLICY OF CANCELATION BY WILD RICE RETREAT?

Wild Rice Retreat may choose to cancel a retreat if the minimum number of guests is not met at least 30-45 days prior to the retreat start.Should this cancellation occur, guests will be notified and given the option of a transfer (outlined above) or to receive a full refund.If you are purchasing airfare as part of your transportation plan, it is recommended that you investigate travel insurance as Wild Rice Retreat will not provide reimbursement for guest travel expenses.

WHAT KIND OF DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE A RESERVATION?

Personal Retreat: 50% deposit at the time of booking. The remaining balance will be charged at checkout.

Guided Retreat: 30% Deposit at the time of booking. The remaining balance is to be paid in full 30 days prior to the start of the retreat.

ARE PETS ALLOWED ON PROPERTY? 

We do allow dogs in select dog-friendly lodging. A pet fee of $50 per night, for up to two dogs, will be incurred in addition to the accommodation rate. Please take a moment to review our pet policy (click here) so we can ensure a great experience for all.

IS THERE A SHUTTLE AVAILABLE TO WILD RICE RETREAT?

Shuttle services are available through Wild Rice Retreat from either the Duluth, Minnesota airport or the Ironwood, Michigan airport. Arrangements for shuttle service should be made more than 30 days in advance of arrival and are based on availability and will result in an additional charge.

WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION ONCE ONSITE?

Once onsite at Wild Rice Retreat, guests may use the Brownstone Trail to walk to Bayfield (approximately 1.5-miles one way). The Brownstone Trail is a relatively flat trail running along the top of a cliff overlooking Lake Superior.

Alternative transportation while onsite includes e-bike rental from Howl Adventure Center and a team member can help arrange. A variety of bike types may be rented on daily or multi-day basis.

The Bayfield area does not have taxis, Uber, or Lyft. Car rentals may be made in Duluth, Minnesota or Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.

HOW DO I GET TRIP INSURANCE?

Where available, we encourage guests to research travel insurance. Wild Rice Retreat is not responsible for cancellation of travel due to weather, natural disasters or government mandated emergencies.

HOW IS WILD RICE RETREAT DIFFERENT FROM A HOTEL?

Unlike hotels, Wild Rice Retreat offers daily class offerings for all retreat guests. Classes may include yoga, meditation, movement practices, cooking classes and demonstrations, garden classes and demos, mixology, essential oils guidance, and much more. For more information on daily class and demonstration offerings, click here.

Wild Rice Retreat offers simple luxury designed for maximum relaxation. WRR’s facilities do not feature televisions, rather, the spaces offer a quiet environment for rest and renewal. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the grounds, facilities and amenities throughout their stay. While some guests may focus on learning and creativity, others may be maximizing relaxation, rest, and quiet time in nature. whether through a scheduled guided or unscheduled personal retreat.

Wild Rice Retreat asks all guests to adhere to quiet hours of 10:00 pm to 6:00 am for the peaceful enjoyment of all guests. Guests should refrain from making loud noises and avoid disruptions to other guests at all times, but especially during quiet hours. We ask guests to refrain from playing loud music at any time of day.

IS WILD RICE RETREAT ADA ACCESSIBLE?

Wild Rice Retreat’s main building, the dining space, the PeacePod and the SaunaHaus and Rain Room and designated lodging units meet all requirements for ADA compliance. Please call the office at 715-779-0178 or email info@wildriceretreat.com to make specific inquiries about spaces and ADA-accessible lodging. While the Wild Rice Retreat team is happy to provide reasonable accommodations to all guests, please provide your requests at time of booking.

ARE THE LODGING UNITS AIR CONDITIONED?

Nests and Treehauses offer air conditioning units in each sleeping room as well as the common spaces, though Treehaus units cannot be individually controlled for cooling. Due to the proximity of Lake Superior, it is only a handful of summer nights on which the temperature is likely to be above 70 degrees. The RicePods are not air conditioned, but are outfitted with windows that open to allow access to fresh air and cross ventilation at all times. Should temperatures soar, fans will be provided to RicePod guests.

WHEN ARE THE ONSITE TRAILS AVAILABLE FOR USE?

Wild Rice Retreat onsite trails are open for use by all registered guests. Maps and other trail information may be obtained from any Wild Rice Retreat team member if not provided at the time of check-in. Guests are advised to not feed or approach any wildlife while on trails.

The Brownstone Trail is a public trail running via an easement through the Wild Rice Retreat property closest to Lake Superior. This trail is open year-round for use by the public and is maintained by volunteers coordinated by Landmark Conservancy. Currently, the trail has a detour onto Highway 13 of about ¼ mile due to a washout. Retreat guests are welcome to use the Brownstone Trail to walk or bike to/from downtown Bayfield (approximately 1½ miles, one way) and should adhere to all posted detour information.

WHERE ARE THE NEAREST HEALTH SERVICES?

In case of emergency, Wild Rice Retreat team members can provide basic first aid and can coordinate emergency medical services. Due to our somewhat remote location, we recommend that you bring any needed medications with you. The nearest emergency room is approximately 25 minutes away. There are pharmacies in Washburn and Ashland Wisconsin, 12 and 25 minutes away, respectively.

IS SMOKING ALLOWED ONSITE?

Smoking is prohibited on the entire Wild Rice Retreat property. Those found smoking onsite, whether inside or outside, face a possible fine.

WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT ON CAMPUS?

Must be 18 years of age to check in.

WHAT KIND OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE DO YOU OFFER?

Wild Rice Retreat offers delicious locally sourced light breakfasts, deluxe brunches and farm to table dinners for registered retreat guests in Wild Rice Retreat’s Nourishment Center. Meals are served 7 days a week at set time frames. Guided retreat guest dining schedules may vary from this plan. A full menu of creative beverage options are also available including spirited wines, ciders and beers and non-spirited creative and beautiful options curated by our Nourishment Team. We welcome you to explore, stay curious and open your mind and palette to new experiences.

CAN I BRING MY OWN ALCOHOL ONSITE?

In compliance with Wisconsin State law, Wild Rice Retreat cannot allow any off-site alcohol to be brought onsite or consumed in any public or common area. Wild Rice Retreat’s license requires WRR to sell and serve all beer and wine onsite. No other alcoholic beverages may be consumed in any public spaces, including anything you purchased elsewhere and transported onsite.