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Find Delicious Dinners and Rustic Comforts at These Northwoods Lodges and Inns

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If you’re planning a winter getaway to the Northwoods, you’ll have your pick among places that offer incredible outdoor adventures. To make planning your stay a breeze, opt for a resort, lodge, or inn that also offers delicious dinner right on-site. That way, after an exhilarating day spent ice fishing, snowmobiling, or cross-country skiing, you’ll be mere footsteps away from a nourishing, warming meal without having to put your coat and boots back on to get there. Here are a few wonderful lodging options in the area that will provide you a comfortable and delicious stay Up North this winter.

Pitlik’s Sand Beach Resort – Eagle River

Pitlik’s Sand Beach Resort offers the perfect sized cabin for your traveling party, whether you’re on a romantic trip for two, bringing the kids, or meeting up for a family reunion. You’ll enjoy woodland and lake views from your room and numerous outdoor recreation activities all year round: from fishing at dawn during the summertime, hiking along the forested trail in the autumn, or snowmobiling in the area during the wintertime. When you’re done playing outside for the day, come inside and warm your hands by the crackling fire and enjoy a meal in the rustic Main Lodge, where you’ll find Rena’s Place restaurant and Joe’s Taproom. Whether you’re craving a burger or the shore lunch, your favorite Wisconsin beer, a bloody mary, or a decadent ice cream drink, you’ll enjoy all you pick at Pitlik’s.

Chef Rene’s at Eagle River Inn – Eagle River

If you’re looking to set up base camp in a comfortable, Northwoods rustic-style room or condo on Watersmeet Lake, opt for a stay at the Eagle River Inn. While you’re here, make sure to dine at Chef Rene’s. This restaurant relocated from Minocqua to this beautifully renovated location featuring log furniture and a central fireplace for a cozy ambiance. Chef Rene’s patrons will enjoy expertly prepared entrees ranging from a T-bone steak to confit de canard to shrimp and scallops alfredo.

Gateway Lodge – Land O’ Lakes

A stay at the Gateway Lodge offers the visitor newly renovated suites and studios, an indoor pool, a hot tub, and a redwood sauna in a peaceful, historic lodge near many recreational opportunities. Located at the “gateway” between Wisconsin and Michigan in Land O’ Lakes, local attractions include trap shooting, skiing, waterfalls, shopping, golfing, and more. Whether you choose to embark on an adventure outside or simply soak up the serenely nostalgic atmosphere inside, you’ll have an incredible stay at the Gateway Lodge. Relax in the lobby as you marvel at the hand-hewn fireplace and log construction. Or pull up a chair in the Gateway Lodge Restaurant to enjoy fare ranging from smothered chicken to portabella mushroom ravioli.

Cranberry Inn – Mercer

If you’re looking for a stay in a rustic, log-cabin-like atmosphere not far away from fishing paradise Turtle-Flambeau Flowage, Cranberry Inn is an ideal find. You can choose your preferred style of lodging among motel rooms, dormitory rooms, and even tiny home cabins. There’s a place here for fido, too, as Cranberry Inn has pet-friendly rooms available (prior approval is required). After a day enjoying the Mercer area’s many attractions, come back to the Cranberry Inn for a delicious meal. Choose from a tempting array of appetizers, sandwiches, build-your-own pizzas, cuts of steak, and seafood dishes. Recount stories from your day over a craft beer in the restaurant, or relax and enjoy your favorite team’s game in the handsome and inviting sports bar.

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