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WINTER NEWS/NOTES FROM GARY:

For those who may not know, Jackie and I have sold our business to a wonderful couple. We are so blessed! Jonathan and Laura are very excited to start a new chapter in their lives, owning and operating Woodside Cottages of Bayfield. You will love them and their dog, Bear.

Winter CabinWe will continue to provide a snowmobile trail report as we realize that many riders depend on the information and enjoy reading the reports. Laura and Jonathan both love to ride and, like us, are eager to ride with our guests and provide up-to-date trail conditions for those who call. Both Dick and I are ready and able to ride this Winter as we both really enjoy it and would miss not seeing our old riding friends.
Jackie and I will continue to live in Bayfield. We can’t imagine living any place else! Jackie will continue to work and, being that I am officially retired, she will continue to labor in order to support my retirement!!!  {:>)
A big Thank You for all of the wonderful friendships and memories that we have made in our journey with Woodside Cottages. Please keep in touch when you stay at the Cottages. Jonathan and Laura are looking forward to meeting you! The Woodside Cottages’ email and phone number will remain the same.
Gary and Jackie

WINTER CONDITIONS
We just got about 7″ of fresh snow yesterday!! If you love Winter activities, bring your snow shoes, cross country or downhill skis, snowmobiles, ice fishing gear, Fat Tire bikes, or just your boots … we have it all here for you in beautiful Bayfield!

FEBRUARY SWEETHEARTS:
We still have a couple of Jacuzzi suites available if you want to bring your sweetheart to Woodside Cottages. Please check our website or call us for a reservation. Take advantage of our Winter Lodging Special:

WINTER LODGING SPECIAL
Our website has a lodging special posted which offers a 25% discount after the first night. At this time, the offer is good through the end of April.

MADELINE ISLAND FERRY
The ferry service will continue to operate between Bayfield and Madeline Island as long as the ice can be kept open. We think the ferry ran all Winter last year but did close for a few weeks the Winter of 2014-2015. When the ferry does cease to operate, the Wind Sleds are available until the Ice Road is open for vehicle traffic.

SNOWSHOES
When there is sufficient snow, its a lot of fun to “shoe” and you can do that right from the front door of your Cottage. We maintain a 1/2-hour route along the woods and around our grounds. And then you can enjoy a warm Jacuzzi in one of our Cottages. We have direct access to the Brownstone Trail from Woodside Cottages. We also have several other options for snowshoeing within a short drive from here.

Every season is magical at Woodside Cottages in Bayfield! Come see for yourself!

Jonathan and Laura