There are many reasons to escape from your daily life and run as fast as you can to Basswood Chalet & Guesthouse. Just a few of our favorites:
You read yet another post on Facebook telling you to take care of yourself;
You heard the rumor that summer is ending and you haven't taken time to commune with it yet;
You heard the loons calling on TV and remembered you forgot to enjoy Summer;
You think you caught glimpse of your spouse last month as they were driving the kids off to (name the sport) practice;
It's about time you get a good night's sleep without the phone ringing, the computer dinging or the neighbor's kids knocking at 6am to play with yours;
It's been forever since you've pondered your navel;
Your spouse found a label stuck to the last walleye you brought home. You know, the walleye you claimed you caught on your fishing trip;
Your second-in-command just asked you if you'd set the sales goals for next year yet and you lied and said "Of course! That's why I get the big bucks!"; or
Your editor said they'd drop that book deal if you didn't get at least the next (or maybe your first?) chapter to them by yesterday.
There are more serious reasons, such as:
Re-connection with your significant other has become a priority;
You'd like to tell your sweetheart you'd marry them all over again in front of a few friends or close family;
You truly need to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with yourself;
There are way too many distractions in your daily life to focus on what's important to you right now and you need a place to get away and do the work;
There are two of you who are interested in having a mediator or arbitrator help you work through something;
You need some updated photos taken and you hate the idea of a fake pull-down screen representing Mother Nature behind you when the real thing is right here; or
You and your sweetheart want to learn how to improve your communication and conflict resolution abilities, deepen your intimacy and find your way back to each other.
More Reasons Why.
Couples Stay in our Guesthouse. Enjoy some quiet time reconnecting with your sweetheart, enjoying Mother Nature, and pampering yourselves. Make an appointment with a licensed massage therapist who is happy to come to the guesthouse. Upgrade to a continental breakfast package, sip coffee or tea on your own private deck, and enjoy some quiet and solitude.
Looking for a little more excitement? If you're an outdoors person, Lower Long Lake is across the road with a fantastic reputation for muskie, walleye, bass and panfish. Bring your boat, kayaks or canoes - we've got room for your trailer. Winter time? Bring the snowmobiles, as the Ice Age Scenic Trails surround us! Ice fishing is amazing too, and there's a great boat landing just across the road from us that provides safe access to the lake. Go to our Things To Do page to check out a multitude of local events, places to go, things to do and where to eat while you're here.
Ronnie Roll is an ordained interfaith minister, relationship coach and certified conflict resolution specialist. While staying here, set up some time to meet with her and turn those embers into flames again or resolve a challenge you're facing in your relationship.
Consider renewing your vows while here, committing to each other or getting baptized! There's a seminary-trained, fully ordained interfaith minister onsite as well as a seasoned photographer/videographer to capture it all. Of course you don't need to do any of that to stay here, but we offer you options.
Business Teams Business owners love knowing there's 750 square feet of spreading out room with high speed internet access, a new high-definition screen big enough to use in small presentations and work groups in the guesthouse, complete kitchen facilities to keep your team well fed, and with a space you can stay in after the team leaves to finish the work needed, uninterrupted.
Individuals Get away to just get away! Sometimes we just need to be alone to think, recharge, sleep or regroup. That's ok! Sometimes we have a book to write, or a special project we want or need to work on and need a place to get away from distractions to finish it or make it happen at all. Basswood Chalet is whatever you need it to be - quiet and removed, or a jumping off place to explore during the day and enjoy quiet comfort at night.
Upgrade Your Stay! We offer the following upgrades to truly enhance your stay with us:
Continental Breakfast Basket A basket can be delivered to you each morning or the night before at your request an additional fee. The basket will include homemade muffins, juice, jelly and a selection of coffee/tea to start your day. Please request this when booking your reservation and also mention any food sensitivities or dietary guidelines. We will accommodate whenever possible. $6.50 per day for each guest, each day.
Celebration Package Celebrating a special occasion or just want to treat yourself? Choose to upgrade your stay with top quality linens in the bath, bedroom, plush bathrobes, and a special welcome basket with additional treats! Please request at the time of booking your reservation and also mention any food sensitivities or dietary guidelines. We will accommodate whenever possible. $50 additional fee per stay.
In-Suite Massages We have a certified massage therapist who is happy to come to the Guesthouse and give you a massage. Please let us know when inquiring about your stay and we will give you her phone number. She books directly and handles all payment arrangements directly as well.
Ice Fishing Guide We have a professional fishing guide who has grown up in this area and fished almost all the lakes and streams in the area. Please let us know when inquiring about your stay and we will give you his phone number. He books directly and handles all payment arrangements directly as well.
Couples Coaching Feeling disconnected from your partner? Afraid this is all there is? Wondering how you lost that lovin' feelin' and don't know how to get it back? Rev. Ronnie (co-owner, ordained interfaith minister and certified conflict resolution specialist) can guide you back to the way you felt on the day you said "I Do!" Schedule your free discovery session here: bit.ly/BookRonnieRoll
A typical continental breakfast basket for 2 - juice, coffee/tea, muffins and fresh fruit. Delivered either the night before or in the morning.
Celebrating a special occasion? Upgrade to our Celebration package and enjoy upgraded linens, a welcome basket, plush bathrobes to wear while here and other special touches!
What's YOUR reason you need a getaway?
It's time to take action. Book yours now! Please note: the link below takes you to our page on Air BnB where you can check availability and book your getaway. Let us know in the comments section if you'd like to upgrade your stay and we'll take it from there.
"The Basswood Guesthouse exceeded our expectations by far. Located just minutes from the ice age scenic trail, this gem is perfectly nestled in a beautiful landscape of forests, lakes, ponds and prairies. Ronnie and Dave are awesome hosts (as are their 3 dogs ). If you are looking to get away for a little bit and experience the great outdoors, this is the way to do it.." - Broc A., April, 2021