Thank you for stopping by and we hope you enjoy your time here with us.
Basswood Chalet & Guesthouse is located in the heart of the Blue Diamond vacation area east of New Auburn, Wisconsin. The area is teeming with wildlife, glacial lakes, wetlands and outdoor adventures year-round. Inside the guesthouse you'll find brochures, pamphlets and maps listing many of the trails, lakes and seasonal occurrences in the area.
The chalet and guesthouse are nestled on almost 10 acres of woodlands and marsh. While here enjoy the quiet solitude, watch the hummingbirds feed, catch the deer or wild turkeys meandering through the courtyard, call out to the barred owls, loons, geese, or head across the street to Lower Long Lake for a leisurely boat ride, a dip in the crystal-clear lake or do some fishing. Hike the many miles of scenic/historic trails, or bicycle/motor bike along country roads and catch a sip of something at any of the local establishments along the way.
Some of the local residents here at Basswood Chalet & Guesthouse
Looking to just get away to somewhere quiet and relax? No problem! You have all the privacy you want at the guesthouse with no other guests on the other side of a wall and no freeway noise or street lights for miles. Just the birds, deer and other wildlife talking outside your door. Read a good book. Bring your passwords along and watch your favorite streaming shows or movies on the Roku television provided. Snuggle up on the couch with the glow of the fireplace and candles, or pen that book you've been meaning to write (high speed internet included). Looking to really pamper yourself? Upgrade to our celebration package and enjoy plush monogrammed robes while you're here, snitch a homemade cookie from the cookie jar and have a massage! We can recommend a licensed, board-certified massage therapist and reflexologist who will come to the guesthouse. Enjoy a good massage and fall asleep right after, never having to drive anywhere. Is there something else you'd like to do while here? Ask and we'll be happy to connect you!
There's so much to do in Wisconsin, and especially if you love the outdoors. Please feel free to check out links we've provided in addition to some of the events, festivals and fun things to do we've listed here. Our Facebook page @BasswoodChalet is where we post so many of the local happenings ahead of time so you can get your reservation made before someone else does. Like our page so you hear about them right away!
Some of the things to consider within 25 miles of New Auburn:
New Auburn's Ice Age Interpretive Center
Ice Age National Scenic Trail - considered to be one of the best glacial imprints in the nation
New Auburn State Wildlife Area
Lower Long Lake - well-known for walleye and musky fishing as well as a wide variety of pan fish (and just across the road!). Ice fishing is amazing as well, and the best access to the lake is just across the road from us.
Fishing - Year 'round! Bring your canoes, kayaks, rafts or boats. We have room to park your trailer here and the boat landing is across the road from us.
Snowmobiles - There are miles and miles of great trails in the area!
Picnics - There are many great parks in the area and the guesthouse has a picnic basket & blanket waiting for you.
Wineries/Distilleries - There are several in the area, including Leinenkugel's and the Chippewa River Distillery in Chippewa Falls.
Cheese! - Day trip and visit several shops and factories! From the Barron County Cheese Shop in Barron to the internationally known Marieke Gouda in Thorp, get your mouse on and be happy.
Rock Fest - Cadott
Blue Grass Festival - Cameron
Country Jam - Eau Claire
Country Fest - Cadott
Eaux Claires Festival - Eau Claire
OneFest Christian Music Festival - Chippewa Falls
Fairs and Town Celebrations
Northern Wisconsin State Fair - Chippewa Falls
Barron County Fair - Rice Lake
Jamboree Days - New Auburn
Bloomer Community Fair
Pure Water Days & River Fest - Chippewa Falls
Music in the Park Series - Rice Lake
Old Fashioned County Fair - Cameron
Yellowstone Art Trail - Cadott
Oktoberfest - Chippewa Falls
Bridge to Wonderland Parade - Chippewa Falls
Christmas Village in Irvine Park - Chippewa Falls
Bloomer Light Up the Park - Bloomer
Wissota Ice Fishing Tournament - Chippewa Falls
Follow Us on Facebook!
Restaurants in the area
Max's On The Lake - New Auburn (good food and large portions)
Fireside Bar & Grill - New Auburn (must-try fish fry)
King's Inn - New Auburn
Mystic Grill - New Auburn
The QuartHouse - New Auburn
Back 40 Dining - Bloomer
Main Street Cafe - Bloomer (home cooking with amazing pie!)
Two Acres Supper Club - Bloomer
Chetek Cafe - Chetek (Great breakfast and German food. Who knew?)
Backwoods Resort Bar & Grill - Weyerhaeuser
Roses Bay Resort - Weyerhaeuser
Norske Nook - Rice Lake (amazing pie & desserts!)
Casa Mexicana - Rice Lake and Bloomer
Pokegama Lakeside Cantina - Rice Lake (Mexican and live music)
Corner Convenience Store - New Auburn
Bridge Stop - New Auburn
Shadick's Grocery - Bloomer
Dollar Store - Bloomer
Kwik Trip - Bloomer
Gordy's Market - Cornell
Gordy's Market - Chetek
GET MARRIED OR RENEW YOUR VOWS
Basswood Chalet is available for smaller, more intimate ceremonies such as elopements, vow renewals, commitment ceremonies and more. Rev. Ronnie is a seminary-trained, formally ordained interfaith minister who can perform all these ceremonies for you. Meanwhile your ceremony can be captured professionally by Dave Roll who's a videographer and photographer with decades of experience. Please see the Get Married Here page for more details.