trees in fall

A Midwestern Sanctuary

Only a mile from the charming downtown Bayfield, Wisconsin, and perfectly placed along the shoreline of Lake Superior, Wild Rice Retreat sits on the edge of slow-paced living, intentional innovation and natural beauty. Often called "The Gateway to The Apostle Islands," this Midwestern locale continually finds its spark and imagination by simply letting nature take the lead.

7hrs 25min

from bayfield, wisconsin
to chicago, illinois

13hrs 45min

from bayfield, wisconsin
To toronto, canada

7hrs 10min

from bayfield, wisconsin
To Des Moines, iowa

5hrs 25min

from bayfield, wisconsin
To madison, wisconsin

10hrs 30min

from bayfield, wisconsin
To Detroit, michigan

10hrs 10min

from bayfield, wisconsin
To st. louis, missouri

10hrs 25min

from bayfield, wisconsin
To indianapolis, indiana

3hrs 45min

from bayfield, wisconsin
to minneapolis, minnesota 

Des Moines
St. Louis

Pick a spot

A woman standing at the property reception

01. Reception & Retreat Center

This is where it all begins—from connection and conversation to relaxation and rejuvenation.

arrival plaza

02. Arrival Plaza

Gather in an open-air space before the day begins, between sessions or as you wind down in the evening.

Internal view of the Peace Pod Facility full of yoga mat

03. Peace Pod

Explore yoga, mediation, retreat workshops and more in a state-of-the-art setting.

wild rice dining

04. Wild Rice Dining

Nourish your body after time spent learning and growing with a menu of intentionally crafted offerings.

Front View of a big blue house at sundown

05. The Lawn

Ground yourself to the beauty of Bayfield, where the surrounding forest brings a natural sense of peace.


06. Sauna Haus

Discover a sprawling cedar sauna, cold plunge pool and rain shower looking out to the woods.

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fall hiking
01 Your Fall To-Do List

Hiking & Exploring

Lace up your boots as you trek through an array of trails that begin near Wild Rice Retreat and weave their way through the surrounding fall scenery. 

apple picking
02 Your Fall To-Do List

Apple Picking

Venture out on the Fruit Loop – an immersive tour through local farms, orchards, and wineries – and treat your tastebuds to fresh apples or visit beloved Apple Fest in October. 

fall drone
03 Your Fall To-Do List

Fall Foliage

Experience the mesmerizing nature of Lake Superior in Fall with changing leaves and the peaceful reflection off the nearby water.

madeline island
04 Your Fall To-Do List

Island Hopping

Embark on even more exploration by boarding the ferry to Madeline Island or booking a private charter to the Apostle Islands – both legendary locations renowned for their stunning views and spectacular sea caves.