4.4 on March 03, 2014
The Innkeepers were willing to work with us to come another date due to the weather. That was very helpful. The B&B was very nice, we are glad we went.
5 on January 07, 2014
Such a beautiful spot to get away.
5 on May 19, 2013
We had a wonderful weekend at Second Wind. Mark and Kelly were amazingly hospitable. Breakfast was beyond expectations. We stayed in one of their lofts and the space was very clean and cozy. It was very serene and peaceful. My husband and I were so happy to be there guests. Stay here and you will not be disappointed!
5 on May 13, 2012
My husband and I stayed in the Bear Den for our first anniversary. This was our first time at a B&B. It was just what we needed. We loved the farm animals (especially the donkeys) and, most of all, we loved that Mark and Kelly made us feel at home. And her breakfasts are to die for!!! We will def be coming back. Thank you Mark and Kelly!!!!!!!!
5 on March 22, 2012
My husband and I stayed a weekend at Second Wind for our anniversary. I HAVE to say...the rooms were spotless, the views were spectacular and the food was DIVINE (especially the Elephant Skins)!! I would HIGHLY recommend Second Wind!!!
5 on February 01, 2012
My husband and I were so happy to find such secluded luxury for such a reasonable price. What a find! The jacuzzi was wonderful and the animals were delightful.
5 on October 31, 2011
Our stay at Second Wind was so relaxing! Our room was both charming and luxurious. Breakfast was exceptionally delicious, and we certainly enjoyed the company of our Innkeepers, Mark and Kelly. It is such a peaceful place, and yet just a few miles outside of Ashland! We can't wait to go back!
5 on October 16, 2011
We have enjoyed staying at Second Wind during two marathon weekends over the past two years and Mark and Kelly are GREAT at what they do. Caring, conversational, and great cooks, they make you feel like family. The inn is quite new and rustically beautiful! The log details, northwoods themes and very cozy chairs and sofas throughout are a great comfort to our husbands who would rather not stay in a lace-covered Victorian, and the deep soaking whirpool tubs, nice teas and gift selections are much appreciated by us! We are excited to return again soon. Maybe in teh winter for a horse-drawn sled ride...
5 on October 04, 2011
I loved everything about my stay at Second Wind, the location, the room, the hosts, the food! I don't have one negative thing to say about my stay, except that it may have been too short. I stayed 2 nights in the Northern Lights Loft with 4 other girls. There was more than enough room for all of us & all of our stuff. Kelly & Mark were great. They answered all of our questions & exceeded all of our expectations! I highly recommend Second Wind.
5 on September 26, 2011
My husband and i travel to Ashland every year in June to celebrate my birthday and enjoy a wonderful stay at the Second Wind B&B. The rooms are very inviting, Mark and Kellie are great hosts and there is plenty of things to do all around the area. Whenever we have friends looking for a get away i give them a bussiness card for the Second Wind. So anyone reading this should make your way to Ashland where Mark and Kellie will make you feel right at home and you will return again and again just as we do.... Carrie and Jason Nitz Ripon Wi.
4.6 on September 26, 2011
if you are looking for comfort, space for the family or a gathering of friends, countryside (but not too far out of town) and friendly hosts with servant hearts, I'd say you'd struggle to find anywhere that is better than Second Wind. I had a great time; felt more at home than at Home, and felt blessed during my stay. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
5 on September 01, 2011
We were very pleasantly surprised at our experience here. We did not spend as much time as we would have liked to, because we were in the area for a wedding. However, we would definitely stay here again. The breakfast was terrific. We will be back. The host and hostess were truly nice people, and they visited with us like we were old friends.
5 on May 30, 2011
Second Wind is an amazing B&B. The rooms are gorgeous and cozy, and the Jacuzzi tubs add an extra comfort at the end of an enjoyable day in northern Wisconsin. Breakfast is absolutely fantastic! Truly a home away from home experience!
4.8 on May 28, 2011
very nice people and place...highly recommended stay for rest and relaxation
5 on February 20, 2011
Second Wind is a great place with very comfortable rooms and hosts that are most accomodating. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone who is going to be in the Ashland area.
5 on January 30, 2011
We stayed at Second Wind for our honeymoon this winter and we can't wait to go back! Mark and Kelly are such warm hosts and quickly became friends (along with the rest of the family). The area was beautiful and there was no shortage of options for things to do in the winter wonderland of northern Wisconsin. The food was incredible; one night we went to a nearby restaurant to splurge on a $100 dinner for two, but we actually preferred the candlelight dinner that Mark and Kelly prepared for us! Kelly helped me set up a surprise massage for my wife and had a massage therapist bring a table right into the B&B. We are so thankful we chose Second Wind!
5 on January 22, 2011
From the time you arrive at Second Wind Country Inn, you will be know you have found a slice of heaven on earth. Kelly and Mark will make you feel like a part of the family. The themed Northwoods rooms are delightfully appointed and the views from all of the rooms are spectacular. Kelly is a marvel in the kitchen and will accommodate your "special dietary needs" with grace and flair. My personal favorite was the raspberry/lemon curd scones...I can't wait to come back for more.
5 on December 15, 2010
Wonderful people--Mark, Kelly and entire family. Gracious hospitality, delicious food, comfortable rooms, great value. Even the dog is a kick (not to worry, he stays outside)
5 on December 03, 2010
Wow! What a blessing Mark & Kelly & the whole family is! The inn is absolutely stunning, the horse & wagon ride was such fun - can't wait for a winter stay to ride in the sleigh! The campfire & swing with cozy blankets, Northern Lights, totally awesome breakfasts - everything was absolutely heavenly! Can't wait to go back!
5 on September 26, 2010
Are you looking for an exhilarating, yet relaxing experience? You will find this, and more when you stay at Mark and Kelly's Inn. From the time you meander up their driveway, you get the feeling that you're coming home. They make you feel that you are the only one staying with them by meeting your needs before you even know you have needs to meet!! The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, and clean. Your innkeepers are conscientious and thoughtful toward making your stay a great experience. I have highly recommended Second Wind Country Inn to friends looking for a great place to stay and I would extend the same invitation to you! Deb C. Ashland
5 on August 12, 2010
We found this B & B at the last minute. From the moment we got out of our vehicle, Mark & Kelly made us feel completely at home. Our room was beautiful! They were so accommodating for breakfast on Sunday so that we could go kayaking. I've already recommended this B & B to friends.
5 on August 02, 2010
Everything was excellent. Great innkeepers. Peace and quiet, slept soundly. New rustic style place that has rooms that would accomodate one couple to a large family! That alone is unique! Just a mile out of Ashland, a clean small town with a little bit of everything. We would definitely stay again, and highly recommend this to everyone.
5 on February 18, 2010
For Christmas this year, my parents decided to get us a night away at the Second Wind. We LOVED it! We were impressed with the room (spacious and clean), and LOVED the breakfast we had the next morning. We aren't early birds, so we appreciated having breakfast served at the time of our choosing. We recommend this place to ANYONE...go and relax and enjoy the hospitality of the Illicks. You won't regret it!
5 on January 28, 2010
This bed and breakfast exceeds expectations. Whether you are looking for a quiet get away, romantic weekend or a fun family adventure, you can find it here at Second Wind. The Inn is kept very clean and decorated beautifully. There are comfy beds and snuggly blankets. We enjoy sitting around the campfire making smores and looking at the stars in the evening. During the day, you can easily and quickly get to the shores of Lake Superior to explore. Don't let the fact that the Inn is a few miles from the shore. This place is set in a beautiful area just minutes from the shore. We choose to stay here whenever we want to visit Bayfield or Ashland. Oh, and one last but important detail... Kelly is an amazing cook. You will LOVE the food!
5 on October 15, 2009
Beautiful Lodge.land; beautiful hosts -- they are great people -- inspiring! Breakfast was excellent. tehy've made our first B&B experience a great one!
5 on September 14, 2009
We really enjoyed our stay at the Second Wind Country Inn Bed and Breakfast. Although we had a busy schedule, it was wonderful to come back to the relaxing atmosphere and beautiful room. Our hosts were amazing and sent us on our way with a scrumptious breakfast.
5 on September 10, 2009
We've never stayed at a bed and breakfast before so we didn't know what to expect. Kelly is a fabulous cook, and fun to talk to. She makes you feel like you're actually a part of her family. The rooms were very well decorated and clean. They provide many activities for people to interact together. Best place we've ever stayed.
5 on August 23, 2009
We stayed at Second Wind for a weekend getaway. Kelly and Mark were very accommodating. We arrived late on Friday and Kelly still insisted on waking up to make us breakfast at 6:45am so we could make our kayak trip. Then she followed that up with the best scones we've ever had on Sunday. The house is amazing. Everything is new and kept very clean. The grounds outside are great for sunsets and relaxing walks. We would definitely go back, especially for their price.
4.0 on August 21, 2009
Mark and Kelly are two of the friendliest, most welcoming people I've ever met. I spent a week at the inn and, by the second day, they felt like lifelong friends. Kelly cooks a delicious breakfast every morning, the rooms are large and comfortable, and the land is beautiful. This is the place.
5 on July 30, 2009
We have stayed at Second Wind several times now and absolutely LOVE it every time. The rooms are extremely clean, the place is beautiful (built recently) and the hosts are amazing! The breakfast each morning is prepared from scratch with real ingredients including freshly ground grains. I would highly recommend this B&B for families, couples or singles. Our children love to pet the kitties and horses, look at the stars, eat smores by the campfire and enjoy the common area where we all play games. We cannot wait to return with our two children each year. The location is out of the way enough to allow you time to rest and relax yet close enough to Ashland and Bayfield to enjoy the many activities there. I am confident that you will not be disappointed with your stay at Second Wind.
5 on April 20, 2009
We had just a wonderful time at Second Wind! We had a bedandbreakfast.com gift card so we searched around the website and are so glad we found Second Wind! The inn is HUGE and set on a hobby farm. If space is what you're looking for, you'll find it here. We even saw the northern lights from our room! Breakfast and innkeeper company was excellent! Because we are new to B & B's we learned we need to schedule more "down time" to enjoy more of the B & B experience.
5 on February 04, 2009
Mark, Kelly and family made us feel right at home. The Northern Lights was a beautiful room with a wonderful view. We enjoyed our quiet walks in the country and making s'mores down by the bonfire. We also just sat down on the swing by the bonfire looking at the beautiful night sky. We will return next time when we are in the area. We have already stayed two times in The Northern Lights Room and my parents even stayed for a weekend. Thanks for sharing your beautiful bed and breakfast with us. Al and Lori
5 on September 04, 2008
I was looking for a place to stay for one night because of a concert in the area. Every usual place was booked! I happened across Second Wind and am I glad I did. Kelly and Mark and their family were awesome. The room and the breakfast made me feel like a princess. This was our first time to stay at a B&B and I think we shall have to "get away" again to catch our "Second Wind".
5 on August 18, 2008
What a wonderful place to stay. Beautiful home, wonderful people! Kelly, Mark and their children make you feel like an extended part of their familly. Even their pets greet you like a long lost friend! And the breakfast was delicious. My mother has dietary restrictions (no milk products). Kelly worked around them and came up with something wonderful that she could eat, too. All in all we had a very relaxing stay. Only wish it could have been longer -- hopefully next time it will be! Kathy M, St. Francis, MN
5 on August 07, 2008
Awesome, breathtaking. This was my husband and my first time staying in a B&B and it won't be the last. Kelly, Mark and their family were wonderful hosts. We have paid considerably more and received less in the chain hotels. The beauty and quietness of the countryside can't be beat. And I can't forget the jacuzzi. We are already planning our next trip to Second Wind. Kelly & Mark, Thanks for the wonderful experience and hospitality.
5 on August 02, 2008
We happened upon the Second Wind Country Inn via the Chamber of Commerce for Ashland, WI. The family is wonderful, the Inn is beautiful, the countryside is georgous, the rooms are comfortable, and the food is fantastic! This was an anniversary stay for us. We definitely want to go back and stay longer! Thanks Kelly and Mark! Jeff and Susan Giddings
5 on November 25, 2007
kelly and Mark were outstanding as hosts. They and their family welcomed us in as if we were long time family members. Our stay was excellent and the breakfast was delicious. Peg and I will have no problem recommending this B&B to anyone. Laverne and Peg Hoitomt