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A Midwestern Sanctuary

Only a mile from the downtown Bayfield, Wisconsin, and perfectly placed along the shoreline of Lake Superior, Wild Rice 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.

Getting Here

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From Chicago

If you are coming from Chicago, there are several direct flights that put you close to Bayfield, WI. Take a direct flight to Duluth (DLH) and drive 1hr 45mins or take a direct flight to Ironwood (IWD) for a 1hr drive to Bayfield. 

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From Minneapolis

Located just under 4hrs from Bayfield, we highly recommend taking the scenic drive to Wild Rice Retreat. However, if you want to make the journey a little shorter, you can also opt to take a direct flight from Minneapolis to Ironwood (IWD) and drive 1hr to Wild Rice Retreat. 

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 

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Pick a spot

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01. Reception & Retreat Center

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

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02. Arrival Plaza

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

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03. Peace Pod

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

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04. Wild Rice Dining

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

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05. The Lawn

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

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06. Sauna Haus

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

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01 Your Winter To-Do List

Hiking & Exploring

Lace up your boots as you trek through an array of snow covered trails that begin near Wild Rice Retreat and weave through a winter wonderland.

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02 Your Winter To-Do List

Cross-Country Skiing

Bring your own or rent some equipment and enjoy a day of cross-country skiing. There is no better way to see as much of the winter landscape as possible.

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03 Your Winter To-Do List

Snow Shoeing

Take in the scenery of Bayfield, after a fresh blanket of snow, with snow shoeing.