Second Wind Country Inn

30475 Carlson Rd. , Ashland, 54806 USA (Show map)


Second Wind Country Inn is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Chequamegon Bay area just minutes from beautiful Lake Superior. We offer warm hospitality and quiet simplicity... we call it "Rustic Elegance", complete with WIFI, though we do not have television. At the main Inn we offer a full country breakfast on weekends and a lighter at your leisure breakfast on weekdays. Breakfast is not included at our guest house in Whimsy and Little Scandinavia. Come to the Northwoods where year-round out-door activities abound. Your host's Mark and Kelly Illick would be happy talk through the details of whole Inn rentals for a group of up to 30 poeple. Give us a call at 715-682-1000. We are the perfect place for family gatherings or a reunion with friends.



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

Beautiful country getaway

3.8 on July 29, 2014

This is a very beautiful Bed and Breakfast, very clean and cozy rooms, delicious breakfasts and the owners are very welcoming. We enjoyed the farm and all the animals. The location is just a few minutes away from town and Lake Superior. My daughter and I would like to suggest a name for your un-named donkey...Chocolate Frappe. Thanks again for an awesome weekend getaway! Nancy and Tiffany

Nice winter B&B

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.

Winter Wonderful

5 on January 07, 2014

Such a beautiful spot to get away.

Wonderful Weekend

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!

A perfect getaway

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!!!

Luxurious Farm Living

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.

Second Wind Country Inn

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!

Clean Comfort with Country Charm

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Bear Den ADA

Come ready to hibernate in the Bear Den. You won't want to leave your room. You'll enjoy a two person Jacuzzi, a cozy queen sized log canopy bed, comfy lounging chairs and a private bath. Internet access and ADA.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $189

Pine Cone Hollow

Pine Cone Hollow is a cozy north woods room, that sleeps up to four people. It has a Queen size bed, a two person Jacuzzi, a futon that folds out into a bed for those who are traveling with children and a private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $109 - $179

Northern Lights Loft

Northern Lights Loft has the feel of an up-north lodge. It's our largest suite, (1000 square feet) which can accommodate up to 6 guests. It has a private bath with a 1 person Jacuzzi, a kitchenette, and dinning area, lounge area, balcony and an additional loft into our 3rd floor. Discounted rates are given Sun-Thurs with multiple nights stay. Plus tax.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 3 Double

Nightly Rate: $159 - $209

Lumberjack Loft

Lumberjack Loft can accommodate up to 6 guests, though price listed is for two people. It has a private bedroom and bath, a full kitchen (with stove, fridge, microwave, sink, counter, eating utensils and dishes), dining area, lounge area, balcony and an additional loft sleeping area (with a lumberjack bunkhouse feel) into our 3rd floor. This 1000 square foot loft is rustically elegant with decor, pictures and mementos from the lumber jack era when Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota were clear cut with horse and man power.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $169 - $219

Little Scandinavia

Enjoy the upstairs suite of our delightfully refurbished original farm house, of innkeepers great-grandparents. Little Scandinavia is tastefully decorated with a Scandinavian feel. It has a full kitchen, private bath, bedroom and lovely living area with a pull out couch. Enjoy its lovely second story deck, country acres to roam and internet access. Price listed is for two people.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $150


Enjoy the downstairs suite of the original farm house of innkeepers great-grandparents. Whimsy is whimsically decorated with whimsical taste, antiques and remembrances of the innkeepers grandparents. It has a full kitchen, private bath, bedroom, window seat room, living area and a back sun porch that has a double futon. Enjoy its lovely back deck, country acres to roam and internet access. At Whimsy, you have your own fully equipped kitchen but for a fee, a continental breakfast can be delivered each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

$120 - $160

Check Dates


Location Type



Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 200 miles

Directions to property:

Second Wind is located just outside of the Ashland city limits. Just off Hwy 2 you will take Hwy 112. Go 1/4 mile south on Hwy 112 to Hwy 137. Go west on Hwy 137 1.5 miles to Whipperfurth Road. Take Whipperfurth south (left) to stop sign. Turn right (west) on Carlson Road, take second drive on the left (south). We are down a long winding drive.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Water Falls, Sea Caves, Big Top Chatauqua, Performing Theater, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Wireless Internet Access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, 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, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Absolutely No Smoking on Property
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please inquire, children must be 12 yrs or older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min. stay during summer/fall and holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit required on non-credit card reservations



Mark and Kelly Illick

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , Horses and outdoor cats

About the innkeepers

We enjoy being Innkeepers here in the northwoods. We also enjoy many seasonal activities here in our beautiful area including, driving our belgian horse pulling a sleigh or wagon,whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, floating the river, fishing, dog sledding plus watching sunsets and the Northern Lights. Kelly is a long time rubber stamper and dabbles in quilting when she's not in the kitchen or studying her cookbooks. Mark enjoys working and driving our belgians Saffron and Lilly.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8:00-9:00
  • Serving Location: and on deck upon request weather permitting, Breakfast/dining area, in room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Wheat intolerance