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Artesian House Bed & Breakfast Information


As you drive up the winding driveway, you will catch a glimpse of our PV solar and our hot water solar panels, wildflowers, maybe even some wildlife, and then your gaze will be directed to Artesian House situated high between two ravines. Our Eco-friendly Contemporary Bed & Breakfast is nestled on 25 quiet, wooded acres near Pikes Bay Marina, Port Superior Marina, Portside Restaurant, and Bayfield Fish Hatchery. Four first-floor guest rooms, private baths, private entrances, comfortable furnishings, and organic queen beds and sheets. Hemlock Room has a two person Jacuzzi (TM) whirlpool. Guest refrigerator, freezer with free ice, and microwave , WiFi, Bose Wave Radio/CD, eco-ceiling fans, A/C, individual heat thermostat. Soaring great room and spacious deck for relaxing with outdoor seating, tables and zero gravity chairs. Locally sourced healthy breakfast buffet to enjoy at our dining table or out on the deck. Come and explore the breathtaking Apostle Islands, Lake Superior, and Bayfield, the best little town in the Midwest. We are 2 miles south of Bayfield, close to the beaches, marinas, Mt. Ashwabay (for hiking and biking) and Big Top Chautauqua, Hike the many trails in the Bayfield Area Trail Guide, Fruit & Flower Farms and Orchards (buy or pick your own), and Fine Dining. Tours from Bayfield include Apostle Island Cruises, Sea Kayak the sea caves or over to an island (use only licensed Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Park vendors), Ferry over to Madeline Island, or Sail out on Lake Superior. We can help you with activities. Travel Green Wisconsin, Trip Advisor Platinum Green Leader and Travelers' Choice Awards. Smoke free and pet free.

After vacationing in the Apostle Islands and Bayfield for 21 years, we felt some day we wanted to live here. We love sea kayaking and camping on the islands, sailing, the beautiful beaches, Big Top Chautauqua, the orchards, berry & vegetable farms, and fresh fish. Of course there are many other things to love here and Bayfield is a charming small town. So, on June 3, 2013, we became the new owners of Artesian House. This contemporary Bed & Breakfast was designed by a Madison architect and welcomed its first guests June 14, 1996 and we welcomed our first guests June 14, 2013. We take pleasure in hosting guests to this beautiful area and wish everyone a 'Superior' experience. Dennis is a Civil Engineer and an MBA and Certified as a Woodland Steward and a Naturalist. Christine is a BSMT and worked in a hospital labs, account management and sales for national clinical reference laboratories. Christine & Dennis are active in the local community. We volunteer at Big Top Chautauqua, support Friends of the Apostle Islands, other local causes, and Dennis is on several local boards.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Common area doors left open
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • First aid kit
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Sanitized tableware


  • Air conditioning
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Garden
  • Ice machine
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Breakfast served in restaurant
  • Breakfast in the room/unit
  • Library


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Electric vehicle charging


  • Free breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Racquetball court
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Wine tasting
  • Adventure
  • Backpacking
  • Beach activities
  • Casino, arcades
  • Concerts, music
  • Entertainment
  • Family fun
  • Fitness
  • Games, chess, cards
  • History/science museums
  • Pampering
  • Skiing - alpine
  • Skiing - cross-country
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    3:00 PM 10:00 PM
  • Check out
    10:00 AM
  • Child Policy
    Adults preferred
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
  • Quiet Hours
    Quiet hours between 21:30 and 07:30
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Duluth (85.0 miles)

    From the South: Drive north on State Hwy 13 through Washburn, then about 9 miles to Hatchery Road which is right after the Bayfield Fish Hatchery. Turn left and stay to right, go 3/10 mile and turn right at the first driveway, red fire number 84100 and Artesian House Bed & Breakfast signs. You'll be coming in under a row of white spruce trees. Drive slowly up the driveway and pull up next to the house to unload. The entrance is at the back of the house.

    From the North: Follow State Hwy 13 through Bayfield, stay on Hwy 13 about 2 miles south of Bayfield and look for the Artesian House B & B arrow sign. Make a sharp right turn where Hwy 13 meets Hatchery Road and stay to right. Go 3/10 mile and turn right at the first driveway, red fire number 84100 and Artesian House Bed & Breakfast signs. You'll be coming in under a row of white spruce trees. Drive slowly up the driveway and pull up next to the house to unload. The entrance is at the back of the house.

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