Artesian House Bed & Breakfast

84100 Hatchery Rd. , Bayfield, WI 54814 USA (Show map)


Eco-Friendly Contemporary Inn nestled on 25 Wooded Acres. Full Breakfast, Comfortable Furnishings, Soaring Great Room with Wood Stove, and Natural Views in All Directions. Close to Town, Big Top Chautauqua, and Fruit Farms & Orchards. Visit Four Large Guest Rooms on the First Floor. Your Room has an Organic Queen Mattress, 100% Cotton Robes, Wireless, Individual Thermostat for Radiant Heat, A/C, Ceiling Fan, Private Bath, Private Entrance to Spacious Deck, Solar Heated Hot Water, and Guest Refrigerator and Freezer. Microwave available. Hemlock Room has a two person Jacuzzi for a romantic getaway. Fire Pit and Trails to the Artesian Well are for your outdoor enjoyment. Across from Bayfield Fish Hatchery, Salmo Lake Walk Trail to Lake Superior Beach (2015), Port Superior and Pikes Bay Marinas, and Portside Restaurant. Travel Green Wisconsin Certified.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Excellent experience at Artesian House

5 on June 22, 2016

My husband and I just spent a great weekend in Bayfield, staying at the Artesian House Bed & Breakfast. Artesian House is far enough out of town so that you get the quiet, scents and sounds of being up north, and yet is conveniently located near town and multiple attractions, including the Big Top Chautauqua concert venue. The house itself is modern and beautifully furnished with deep, cozy leather chairs in the shared living spaces. Our room was lovely and quiet, with everything we needed including a corkscrew and wine glasses. Breakfasts were great, with a different main dish each day, fresh fruit and local baked goods. Our hosts, Christine and Dennis, were very helpful in directing us to fun activities that blended with our interests and great local restaurants for dinner. Their attention to detail and knowledge of the area made a quickly planned getaway weekend both relaxing and satisfying, and left us with a desire to head back for a future stay. Go now!

Excellent location, knowledge, and service.

5 on June 12, 2016

Upon arrival, I got to meet Christine, who treated me with extreme hospitality and generosity throughout the duration of my stay. Her knowledge of the Bayfield area was both extensive and impressive - the restaurant and general shop recommendations she gave me during my visit were absolutely perfect, and she had knowledge of upcoming events in town, and must-see places. The fruit spread in the morning was fantastic, and there were plenty of tea options for me to select from. Being a non-coffee drinker, this was a pleasant surprise. Christine's culinary prowess each morning was on display, and breakfasts were fantastic. Both Christine and Dennis are very friendly, and they even offered me the opportunity to change rooms when one of their other reservations fell through. The location itself is very tranquil, and Dennis is working continuously to make it even more aesthetically pleasing. The conversations I had with both of them were enjoyable and relaxing. I can't speak for the other B&Bs in the area, but my experience at Artesian House was positive enough for me to return to them when I visit Bayfield again in the future.


5 on October 01, 2015

We could not have been more pleased with our stay at the Artesian House. Wonderful hosts, great rooms and delicious breakfasts. We were sad to leave, but excited to return. Gary and Sandy Slowiak

Great experience

5 on September 26, 2015

We had never been to the Bayfield area and found this bed and breakfast to be a great experience and Christine, the owner, helped us find the best places to go visit while there!


5 on August 18, 2015

We stayed 4 nights in July at the Artesian B&B. Could not be more happy with the booking. The property was wooded, the home large and comfortable and relatively new. We were only 2 miles from the town but were able to escape it at the B&B. Breakfasts were outstanding and our hosts Christine and Dennis were delightful. Casual elegance at it's best!

A Delightful Stay

5 on August 13, 2015

My wife and I stayed 2 days this past July. We booked our stay on the road up to Bayfield, based mostly on favorable reviews and value. We could not have been happier. Dennis and Christine were welcoming, full of helpful suggestions about sightseeing, shopping and dining, and very nice people. We would definitely stay there again!

Highly Recommended

4.6 on June 02, 2015

We stayed at the Artesian House in June of 2014. Christine and Dennis were excellent hosts and kept us well informed of the area and well fed with delicious meals! The room was very clean and our stay was quiet which was just what we needed. If you are planning a trip to Bayfield, this place is well worth a visit!!

Lovely stay with extremely helpful and flexible hosts!

4.8 on March 01, 2015

Our stay was booked at the last minute (the night prior) with a late arrival the following day. Our hosts, Christine and Dennis, were very flexible and accommodating as a result, which was so helpful in making our trip/stay even possible (cannot thank them enough for that). Breakfast was delicious and included plenty of local, fresh foods. Our room (The Aspen) was extremely clean, comfy, large and provided a view as well as separate exit/entrance in this very modern bed and breakfast. Free Wi-Fi was easily accessible and worked great our entire stay. Another bonus was that they accept gift certifcates.

Felt like home

5 on February 19, 2015

Christine and Dennis are excellent hosts--they are very friendly, accommodating, and the breakfast Christine makes in the mornings is delicious. The house is beautiful. It is well kept, with modern amenities and free wifi. The beds are unbelievably comfortable. It is located in a quiet wooded area in between Washburn and Bayfield, so it feels a lot more private than other establishments in town. I definitely recommend staying here. I will be next time I go up to Bayfield!

Peaceful & Serene.

4.4 on November 01, 2014

We very much enjoyed our stay over MEA weekend at The Artesian House. It's nestled in a beautiful setting, our host was kind, and we were served an outstanding breakfast each morning. I would highly recommend a visit to this cozy establishment.

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Rooms & Rates


Organic Queen Bed with Organic Cotton Sheets, 100% Cotton Robes, 84" Sofa, WiFi, Bose Wave CD/Radio/Alarm, A/C, Room Thermostat for Heat, Private Bath, and Private Entrance to Deck. Room faces South and West.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $149


Organic Queen Bed with Organic Cotton Sheets, 100% Cotton Robes, Couch, WiFi, Bose Wave CD/Radio/Alarm, A/C, Room thermostat for Heat, Private Entrance and Bath. Faces North and West.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $149


Organic Queen Bed with Organic Cotton Sheets, 100% Cotton Robes, Private Bath and Entrance to Deck, WiFi, Bose Wave CD/Radio/Alarm, A/C, Room Thermostat for Heat, Ceiling Fan, two Comfortable Chairs. Faces North and East.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $149


Two person Jacuzzi and 100% Cotton Robes, Organic Queen Bed with Organic Cotton Sheets, Two Comfortable Chairs, Private Bath with Shower, and Private Entrance to Deck. Bose Wave CD/Radio/Alarm, A/C, Room Thermostat for Heat. Faces South and East.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

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Location Type

Bayfield is on Lake Superior, Countryside, Secluded, Small town


Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 230 miles

Directions to property:

Rt. 2 to Rt. 13 North to Bayfield. Turn left on Hatchery Road (2 miles South of Bayfield) and Stay to Right to First Driveway on the Right (about 1/4 mile) at Fire Number 84100 (Red Sign) and Artesian House Bed & Breakfast Sign. Go Slow Up Long Driveway to House.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Apostle Islands National Park, Madeline Island, Sea Caves, Lake Superior, Beaches & Sailing & Sea Kayaking, Big Top Chautauqua, Dog Sledding, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Large deck, Artesian Well

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: After 3:30 PM
  • Check Out:: By 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Non-smokers ONLY,
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Single Child Only,
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Minimum Stay Requested, Availability on Website
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A check for half of your stay for your room deposit is requested within a week of your reservation, or call us to place on your charge card.
  • Cancellations: Deposit is refunded in full minus a $10.00 charge if the cancellation is made at least 14 days prior to the date of stay. For cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the date of stay, the deposit is refunded as a gift certificate for a future stay.



Christine Markley and Dennis Clark

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About the innkeepers

Our favorite things to do in this area: Sea Kayaking, Sailing, Biking, Hiking, Camping, and Cross-Country Skiing.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 AM or 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Outside on Deck, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Lactose intolerant, Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Dutch Baby Pancake
Batter of eggs, milk and flour is added to a cast-iron skillet and baked for about 28 minutes, creating a "puffed-up" pancake. Served with fresh fruit--strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, nectarines in season--or with frozen berries from the summer harvest, or the best available fresh fruit, in the off season. Pure maple syrup, powdered sugar, and cinnamon sugar are also served to enhance this dish.