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Bayfield, Wisconsin's Romantic Boutique Hotel

The Timber Baron Inn Is the Place to Stay for Adventure Seekers

At the Timber Baron, we want you to lose sight of your agenda and break away from the hustle and bustle. Here you can kick back, relax, and let your mind rest when staying in Bayfield, Wisconsin. 


This adult-only hotel in Bayfield offers guests the ultimate getaway. Take the kids to their grandparents and give yourself some much-needed solitude. At the Timber Baron Inn you can refresh, reset, and reconnect with your loved one and the nature surrounding you.


As you drive up our cascading driveway, the Timber Baron is reminiscent of a modern ski lodge with a timber-framed entryway and stone accents. As soon as you park your car, you’re greeted with panoramic views of the Pikes Creek Valley and Lake Superior. Take a deep breath and let this landscape put you at ease.


And for the wandering twosome looking for adventure, the Timber Baron Inn is the only place to stay in Bayfield with direct access to the: 


  • CAMBA mountain bike trails  

  • Cross-country ski and snowshoe trails at Mount Ashwabay Ski and Recreation Area

  • Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua 


Reconnect with yourself, snuggle in for cozy nights, and get caught daydreaming in our woodside hotel located 3 miles south of Bayfield, Wisconsin.


Cultivating a Superior Hotel Experience in Bayfield, Wisconsin

We’re David and Anna Barningham, owners of the Timber Baron Inn in Bayfield, Wisconsin. 


In 2017, we opened the doors to our newly built Bayfield home. As a couple of young newlyweds, we wanted to build a space where you could indulge in the outdoors. 


A few years and 3 children later, we realized how important it is to have a place where couples can rest, reconnect with each other, and feel refreshed.


The Timber Baron Inn provides both: a quiet, cozy spot for couples and solo travelers alike to get away from it all and enjoy the activities nature has to offer.


Our four guest rooms have been curated to reflect the activities and history of Bayfield.  Each room features:


  • Large lake-facing windows

  • Natural light

  • Lake Superior and Pikes Creek Valley views 


The walls are adorned with artwork from local watercolor artist Austin Miller depicting Bayfield scenery. And cozy linens wrap you in the ultimate comfort, lulling you into a rest-filled getaway.


Here you can enjoy the solitude of the Northwoods and play outdoors.

The Timber Baron Inn Is the Best Place to Stay In Bayfield for Silent Sports and Nature Enthusiasts

Our woodside hotel in Bayfield, Wisconsin is an ideal hideaway for those looking to get away from it all. The Timber Baron is surrounded by towering maple and oak trees nestled on Bayfield’s hillside overlooking Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands.


We’re located three miles south of Bayfield where you can be immersed in hardwood and pine forests. With direct access to CAMBA mountain biking trails, hiking trails, and Mount Ashwabay cross-country ski trails, the Timber Baron is a silent sports lover’s paradise. And it’s within walking distance of your favorite show at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua.


Our property includes:

  • Spacious guest rooms, each with a cozy seating area

  • A shared great room with a stone fireplace

  • An outdoor patio

  • An outdoor fire pit 


The Timber Baron is the ideal place to stay in Bayfield, Wisconsin for those seeking solitude and wanting to reconnect without the usual day-to-day interruptions. 


The Timber Baron is for you when you need:

  • Time away from the kids

  • A break from your everyday surroundings

  • To slow down and focus on something other than work

  • To get back to nature and immerse yourself among the trees 


The Timber Baron is a small, modern, and romantic woodside hotel ready to help you put your mind and body at ease.

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Romantic, Rustic, and Modern Lodging in Bayfield, Wisconsin

The Timber Baron immediately catches your eye as you turn onto Ashwabay Heights. As you wind your way up the hillside, its a-shaped roof line, lake-facing windows, wood siding, and stone accents command your attention.


As soon as you park your car, your eye is drawn to the expansive valley views of the Pikes Creek Basin and Lake Superior.  


The timber-framed entry lures you inside to our great room where floor-to-ceiling windows fill the space with natural light. The glow of a wood-burning fire begs you to sit down and stay a while.


Our four guest rooms are located just off the great room and are each uniquely decorated and inspired by Bayfield’s history and culture.


Each room has a story to tell and is curated with a modern rustic style of its own. Each room features:

  • A single queen or king-size bed

  • Private bath with walk-in shower

  • Mini fridge

  • Sitting area

  • Lake Superior and valley views 

  • Wifi

  • Air conditioning

  • Artwork by Bayfield watercolor artist Austin Miller

  • Artisan pastries every morning


All guests are invited to enjoy the shared great room, outdoor patio space, and outdoor fire pit.  

There are games, coffee, tea, and wine glasses available for guest use. Snowshoes and s’more kits are available seasonally.


Hear What Our Guests Have to Say

The Timber Baron Inn was a beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing place to stay! We loved the views, the birds chirping, and its location. Anna also left so many thoughtful touches that made us feel pampered and well taken care of. The house is stunningly beautiful and clean. – Rebecca

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which room has the best view?
A: All our rooms are on the main floor facing the lake. Each room has the same view of gorgeous sunrises over the lake in the morning and a valley of golden sunsets in the evening. It doesn’t matter which room you’re in, the view is spectacular.

Q: Do you have TV's in the rooms? 
A: Our vision for the Timber Baron Inn is to be a forest get-away. An oasis from the busyness of life and base camp for your Apostle Islands adventures. For this reason, we don’t have TV's in your rooms. We have games available in the great room, a firepit and smore supplies, and we offer fiberoptic high speed Wifi. So, feel free to bring your own devices and cuddle up with your significant other and enjoy your favorite shows on your devices surrounded by the beauty of the Northwoods.

Q: Are you located in Bayfield?
A: We are located 3 miles south of Bayfield and are walking distance to Big Top Chautaqua and Mt. Ashwabay. We have groomed walking trails on our property and are directly connected to 14 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. The perfect place to enjoy the beauty and fun of the Northwoods and just a short drive to Bayfield. 

Q: Do you offer breakfast?
The Timber Baron in is no longer a traditional Bed and Breakfast but we do enjoy treating our guests. We are partnering with Ashland Baking Co. to provide mouthwatering pastries every morning with your coffee and tea. Just a little treat to start your day off right. Bayfield is just a 5-minute drive, or you can go to Washburn (12min) for some great breakfast options. Try our coffee shop, North Coast Coffee. Timber Baron Inn guests get a 10% off voucher!

Send us a message and we’ll be in touch within 48 hours.

Or Call or Text 715-209-7797

Learn More About Our Romantic Woodside Hotel in Bayfield, Wisconsin

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