Boutique Inn & Writers Retreat
The Water Otter Inn and Writers Retreat is a classic home in Washburn, Wisconsin's historical district. It is within walking distance of downtown shops, art galleries, and the Big Top Chautauqua shuttle stop. We are close to several lovely beaches and hiking trails and within 15 minutes drive of Bayfield, gateway to Madeline Island and the Apostle Islands.
Between the Chequamegon National Forest and Lake Superior, Washburn is a haven for fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, paddling, birding, swimming, and beach bumming. Paddle our waterways for possible sightings of otters, sandhill cranes, bald eagles, and ice/sea caves.
Like "Off The Beaten Path"? Colene is an avid outdoor person. She can advise you about the many different activities and attractions in the area and the best "Off The Beaten Path" favorite places to visit.