For our 30 year wedding anniversary we decided to take a mini weekend getaway that was within driving distance of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Searching the web, we found a bed and breakfast called the Canyon Road Inn which is located in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, only 1.5 hours driving time. This was a great find!
Nestled among acreage of trees and on a lake, the atmosphere was relaxing and just what we were looking for.
The weather cooperated with us beautifully while we were there with the sun shining and the sound of birds in the air. The property has many outdoor places where one can (in warmer weather) sit and read a good book, enjoy nature or canoe. It also has hiking trails in the area.
A small lake in front of the Inn sits frozen waiting for the spring thaw. Fishing, canoeing, row boating await spring’s arrival. The lake is only about 15 feet deep.
When we checked in, we were warmly greeted by Patti & Hunter, our hosts. Then we were shown the common areas which were well stocked with books, movies, dvd’s, even snowshoes.
A common small kitchen is provided where you can get water, pop, coffee, popcorn or simply use it to store anything you might need refrigerated. It also was supplied with hot cocoa and tea.
Our bedroom suite was nice and had it’s own private bathroom along with a large jacuzzi corner tub. Freshly baked cookies were waiting for us.
Soft, very soft, luxurious robes, shampoo, soap and bath salts were provided. The room also had an iHome where we could dock our iPod, a Keurig coffee/tea maker and a warm comfortable king size bed with crispy white 600 count sheets. The picture on the wall tells it all. R-e-l-a-x-i-n-g
Outside the sliding glass door, there was a bench where one could sit, drink a cocoa and meditate peacefully.
Our bedroom was tastefully decorated. Every time I turned around, I saw glimpses of the “theme” for the room.
After settling in, we went upstairs where our hosts had an array of menus from several of the local restaurants.
We chose a restaurant called The Tower House which is located in an old Victorian House in Cumberland, Wisconsin.
I was intrigued by the woodwork in this old house.
The tile around the fireplace matched the stained glass around the window.
For dinner, I had a green salad from the buffet, a homemade roll and raisin & cheese ravioli (a combination I never would have tried). The ravioli sauce had a bit of a bite to it. It was really good and flavored with basil, oregano and red pepper flakes. The ravioli was homemade and I enjoyed the raisin flavor.
After dinner, we headed back to the bed and breakfast as the sun went down over the lake.
It had been a good evening. So restful and peaceful.