My wife and I have stayed at B&Bs all over the US and overseas as well - this place ranks right up there with the best of them! Honestly, don't pass this place up if you are in the area - you won't be disappointed.
We got here a little after "normal" check in time, around 6:45 pm, after calling ahead to let them know we were running late. Turner met us at the door, gave us a quick overview of the home and amenities, as well as our room, and even helped us get our luggage to the room. Waiting in our room was a basket with 4 fresh (and scrumptious) home made cookies as well as a personalized card welcoming us to Canyon Road (and a certificate offering a free night's stay after 6 paid nights).
We stayed in the Haven Suite on the ground level - what a fabulous room! The suite is huge with a very spacious and comfortable combined bedroom and sitting area. The bed is massive (and comfortable!) and the stone gas fireplace and mantle are gorgeous. There are two stuffed swivel chairs and ottoman and a small table in front of the fireplace - very comfortable. There is a large bureau for clothes, a small radio with an ipod docking station, small flat screen TV for DVDs (huge selection available), a Keurig coffee maker and free wifi which worked fine. The bathroom is large with a massive shower (regular showerhead, 4 body spray jets, sit down area with hand held shower head, etc) with a separate claw foot soaking tub. Nice robes are provided. Sliding glass doors lead to an outside patio which has a table and chairs and great view of the lake.
There are several paths on the grounds, one of which leads to a nice enclosed gazebo with table and chairs, as well as some outside table and chairs and a wooden walkway to a small island. We did not get to look over any of the other trails. There are boats (canoes, kayaks, paddleboat, etc) available for your use on the lake as well and another set of chairs/benches overlooking the lake with a fire pit.
The upstairs common area has a built in bookshelf with tons of reading material, several comfy couches/chairs and it adjoins the breakfast tables - one big open space from one side of the house to the other. Downstairs is a second common area with tons of DVDs, a poker table, regular game table, lots of board games, cards, cribbage board, etc. There is also a small kitchen area downstairs with a refrigerator stocked with complimentary soda and water. It also has ice/water dispensers on the door. There is a sink, cupboard with glasses and a microwave and complimentary bags of popcorn for your snacking enjoyment!
The breakfasts were served at 9:00 am at a communal table. To me, making it 8:30 or 8:00 am would have been preferable to allow for a longer day in the area but that was fine. It was typically 10:00 am by the time we finished and headed out for the day. Breakfasts both days were outstanding. During our two days we had fresh fruit, coffee/tea/2 types of juice/water, an egg/potato/spinach dish, French toast like I have never had before, upside down apple muffin, bacon, sausage, etc.
This place is back in the woods and very peaceful but only about 1 mile or so off Rt 8 in Turtle Lake so very easy to get to. There appears to be lots of wildlife in the area - ducks and loons on the lake, deer, etc. We ate at the Lake Country Pizza place right where you turn off Rt 8 to go to the Inn (very good) and there are several places near Cumberland - maybe 20 minutes or so - that the hosts recommend. We tried Bistro 63 in Barronett - excellent!!
The bottom line is Canyon Road Inn is outstanding - beautiful home and grounds, great rooms w/ reasonable rates, wonderful friendly hosts and fabulous breakfasts! Any time we are in the area this would be our first choice and we would highly recommend it to others!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award-winning B & B getaway. Six themed guestrooms feature: fireplace/AC, whirlpools, k-beds, private baths, robes and lakeside deck/patio views. Quiet, trails, gazebo, lake, complimentary canoes or paddleboats. Delicious full breakfasts plus snack area with refrig., Microwave, icemaker. Casino, antiques & other shops nearby, plus many more fun & interesting things to see and do in NW Wisconsin. ... more less