KICK BACK AND RELAX AFTER A DAY OF EXPLORING THE NEARBY ICE CAVES!
I visited the ice caves on Monday Feb 3, 2014 (visit during the week - it's much better!) and took these photos.
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The cabin features peaceful views of nature, your favorite music, board games, cards, backgammon, dominos, and the most heavenly bed you've ever slept in - the Queen Serta IComfort Savant. You'll never want to leave.
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How to reach the Ice Caves:
Hint - visit the ice caves during the week, when the crowds aren't as large! Here is a map detailing where the ice caves are located.
Hauser's Bayfield Cabin is the closest lodging establishment to the ice caves for Bayfield. (There are closer lodging places in Cornucopia - but what's a few miles?) The trailhead is the ice caves is located just eight miles from the cabin. Access is located on highway 13 at Meyers Beach Road - on your right hand side. Parking is 3 dollars a day for normal sized vehicles. You put money in an envelope located near the beginning of the parking lot - and put the stub in your car. Head down to the beach and walk to the right (it is about a two mile round-trip) to see the ice caves. Hiking to the ice caves can be physically challenging, and weather and temperature are a factor so be sure to dress warmly - in layers. We give you Yukon Charlie's snow shoes to use if you'd like to use them from the trailhead though none are really necessary now with all the trampled down snow near the shoreline. For ice conditions, call (715) 779-3397 – extension three. The ice caves were created by thousands of years of wave action against the sandstone cliffs surrounding the Apostle Islands region of Lake Superior. As the cliffs erode, the sea caves form underneath. In the summer, this is a world class kayaking area with amazing opportunities to paddle right inside the caves on a calm day. In the winter- hikers can hike to the frozen caves. The opportunities for photographers are unsurpassed!
For the winter season - we are providing mens and women's Yukon Charlies snow shoes (with poles) for your use while in the Bayfield area - including exploring the ice caves!
Here are some snow scenes from February 2014!
View from bedroom window - January 2014
Hauser's Bayfield Cabin is a great honeymoon or anniversary destination! Stay for your honeymoon or anniversary and receive a free bottle of sparkling Cider.
All guests receive complimentary: coffee pack for the traditional coffee maker - and some KCups for the Keurig coffee maker. You also receive Orville Redenbacher microwave popcorn, and dog treats (if you have a dog)
Our guests say -"Your cabin is our home away from home!"
The cabin comes with free Wifi. The cabin has an inbound phone number, and outbound 911 service. As there is no cell signal at the cabin - people use Skype to check their voice mail or make outbound calls or go into Bayfield to call.
You can enjoy streaming PANDORA music or SIRIUS SATELLITE music at the cabin as well. Also FREE AMAZON PRIME AND CRICKET MOVIES on the flat screen TV in the bedroom. (We discontinued Netflix since Prime offers better movies)
There are also quite a few board games to play - including Tribond, Bezzerwizzer,Beyond Balderdash, cranium, Wood Teasers, Huggermugger, Dabble, Outburst, Men are From Mars - Women are From Venus, Know Your Partner, Clue, Whoonu, Bubble Talk, Texas Holdem Poker (w/chips), Trivial Pursuit, and more.
The cabin also has a variety of very interesting books and magazines for you to read, a stone domino set, a backgammon set, and playing cards.
Whether you are the outdoor adventure type or simply like to relax, reading a good book on the cabin's deck overlooking our ravine, Hauser's Bayfield Cabin is a tranquil place to stay. Guests here say that their getaway was a relaxing experience - and just what they needed.
If you are looking out the kitchen window towards Lake Superior - just down the road to the right a few hundred yards is a trail on the left - which goes down to the Town of Russell public beach which is like your own little private beach for the day!
Here - you can put in a kayak to paddle down the Raspberry river or up the shoreline. You can see Raspberry Island and the Raspberry Island Lighthouse if you paddle out just a little. Since the water is only a few feet deep out to about 60 yards - it is warmer to swim in - than anywhere else along the Lake Superior shoreline.
The cabin's bedroom has pine and quartzite walls with windows overlooking the forest. People say they feel cozy and comfy with the knotty pine ceilings, quartzite walls, fresh air through the many windows in the spring, summer, and fall - and very even and comfy heat in the winter with the eco-friendly geothermal heating system. (Which also air conditions the cabin in the summer if you like. It is rare that the cabin needs it with the great climate in the Bayfield area.)
The cabin has a vintage Montgomery Ward stove in very good condition. It's burners work great for cooking with the pots and pans we supply and you can bake things such as pizza (with the supplied pizza pan) or cookies (cookie sheet) in the oven. There is also a stainless GE profile convection microwave oven. We supply a variety of spices for your use in cooking - from salt and pepper, to garlic and onion powder, to Italian and Hawaiian spices.
The cabin is pet friendly. There is no extra charge for bringing a dog! Preferred occupancy is fortwo people.
If you like - you can BBQ out on the Weber grill. (Just bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid)
Most people opt to eat out since there are so many great places to eat in the area - but there are pots and pans, dishes, silverware,glasses, coffee cups etc. Also bed linens - and coffee with a coffee maker await you. Bath Towels, soap, shampoo, and a hair dryer are provided for your convenience. There is a dresser and an armoir in the bedroom. Enjoy a peaceful breakfast or lunch at the dinette set out back under the birch and pine trees....
Eight miles up the road is Meyer's Beach, with a hiking trail to the sea caves or you can hike to the ice caves in the winter (if open.) . Little Sand Bay (Apostle Islands National Park) and it's beach are a few miles up the road -- or it is just a short paddle away. Cornicopia Wisconsin is about 16 miles away.The proprietor of Hauser's Bayfield Cabin is a US Navy veteran (Desert/Storm - Shield), composer, trumpet player, and Exclusive Buyer Broker.
Away from traffic and noise, Hauser's Bayfield Cabin offers peace and tranquility.
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