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Pinehurst Inn Guests Make New Adventures with Dreamcatcher Sailing

May 31st, 2012 by Nancy Sandstrom

Pinehurst Inn guest reservations for the summer are coming in strong with numerous Pinehurst Dreamcatcher Sailing Packages included. Bayfield and the Apostle Islands offer numerous opportunities for on-the-water adventure and the ability to create packages just enhances the whole experience.

If you’ve never experienced sailing, this is an ideal place to give it a try. Dreamcatcher Sailing offers a simply entry into sailing with their Afternoon Sail, a 2 – 1/4 hour excursion leaving at 2:30 in the afternoon. Looking for something more? Try their Island Landing Excursion is a 4 1/2 hour sail providing more time to get out and explore the Islands. Their Sea Caves by Sail trip departs from Cornucopia and is a wonderful way to explore the spectacular mainland caves. So many choices.

No matter what trip you select, we are confident that this mode of water “travel” will take you into a state of euphoria. Sailing is an art. It is done in relative silence, with some water sounds in the background. Captains willing to teach you what you want to learn, taking you into some of the most breathtaking scenes you can imagine.

Can you picture it? Let us help with this Life to the Max video.

It’s a safe bet that you will end this experience with a smile on your face.

 

Bayfield’s Pinehurst Inn Summer On-the-Water Packages

April 24th, 2012 by Nancy Sandstrom

The spring and summer activities available in Bayfield are endless. But we have identified the most popular on-the-water activities for our guests and created packages to select from. Get on the water on a sail boat or a kayak – both great adventures in the Apostle Islands.

Each package is priced and booked separately.

Pinehurst Inn & Dreamcatcher Sailing Package

Enjoy a two night Bayfield stay with all Pinehurst Inn amenities plus the Dreamcatcher Afternoon Sail for two people – a perfect way to get a sense of the Apostle Islands. This 2 hour + outing will give a great taste of sailing. Boat leaves from Bayfield or Cornucopia. Throw in a complimentary bottle of wine compliments of Pinehurst Inn and you’ve got a package!

  • two nights lodging (including full breakfast
  • Dreamcatcher Afternoon Sail for 2 people
  • Complimentary bottle of wine
  • All other Pinehurst Inn amenities

Rates range from $374 – $584 (includes everything except room and sales tax). Call 877-499-7651 or book online.


Pinehurst Inn & Living Adventure Kayaking Package

This two night package offers lodging in combination with the Living Adventures full day Sea Caves Trip for 2 (includes lunch). Explore the Mainland Sea Caves with views of a number of the Apostle Islands. Enjoy your complimentary bottle of wine at the end of your day. This package includes:

  • Two nights lodging (including full breakfast
  • Living Adventures Sea Caves Trip for 2 (includes lunch)
  • Complimentary wine
  • All other Pinehurst Inn amenities

Rates range from $447 – $637 (includes everything except room and sales tax for lodging). Call 877-499-7951 or book online. This package will end the first week in September.


 

 

In Bayfield we have the best air conditioning

July 20th, 2011 by kristensandstrom

Sunset on Lake SuperiorIt’s no secret; it has been a very warm and muggy few days. I have been watching the weather and feel so badly for my friends and family who live in the Twin Cities or southern Wisconsin. Heat indexes well over 100 seems just plain wrong! In Bayfield few of us actually have air conditioning in our homes, so on those few very hot days of summer, we are always looking for ways to cool off naturally. Luckily for us, we have the world’s best form of A/C – Lake Superior.

Most days, if there is any sort of wind, we are cooler than the rest of the region. But, on those days where it seems miserably muggy, there is still a solution – go swimming! There is nothing quite as refreshing as taking a dip in this beautiful lake to cool off. So, while it maybe miserably muggy everywhere else around us, we don’t mind! We’ve got this wonderful lake keeping us cool and comfortable.

Bayfield and Pinehurst celebrate the blessing of the fleet

June 8th, 2011 by Nancy Sandstrom

blessing of the fleet imageAs spring is coming to an end and summer is rapidly approaching so comes the boating season upon Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. Every year the Bayfield community offers a blessing to all of the boaters for a safe and plentiful season – this is called the Blessing of the Fleet.

History comes to life with the traditional Blessing Ceremony this Sunday, June 12th at 1:00pm: commercial fishing boats, tugs, powerboats, sailboats, excursion and transportation craft, and rowboats parade through Bayfield’s City Harbor. As they pass by the tip of the pier, clergy from the Apostle Islands community grant each vessel a blessing for safe passage and a prosperous season on Lake Superior. Lake Superior is Bayfield’s lifeblood. The Lake has drawn countless people to this area, from the Ojibwe, to the fur traders and missionaries, to commercial fishermen, and finally to tourists and pleasure boaters. In the late 1950′s Bayfield inaugurated the Blessing of the Fleet to honor its fishing families who formed the backbone of the area’s economy.

This event is open to all boaters, from kayaks and rowboats to fishing and sailboats. The Ferry Line has even been known to bring a few of their boats through for the annual blessing. Come to Memorial Park for a brief ecumenical service before the ceremony and then enjoy seeing the variety of boats get their blessing for a happy, safe and bountiful boating season.

If you are interested in participating in the Blessing, feel free to contact the Bayfield Chamber with any questions at 715-779-3335 or email Erin at erin@bayfield.org.

Dreamcatcher Sailing Open for the Season

May 31st, 2011 by Nancy Sandstrom

Pinehurst Inn, known for eco-elegant Bayfield lodging, is thrilled to be partnering with Dreamcatcher Sailing as they begin their 2011 sailing season. This is a great opportunity to sail around Bayfield and among the Apostle Islands with a great group of people.

The Apostle Islands have long been a mecca for boaters and sailers. The island’s protected bays, public docks, pristine beaches, historic sites and natural beauty offer outstanding boating opportunities.

Whether you are a seasoned sailor or complete novice, you will feel at home. Take the time to learn from the USCG licensed captain or simply sit back and enjoy the ride. This year Dreamcatcher is offering a premium Sea Caves Trip (July & August) from Cornucopia Harbor in addition to their Apostle Islands trip out of Bayfield.

Dreamcatcher is Travel Green Wisconsin certified and provides a true eco-tour on each trip. Whether viewing bird life or learning the ideosycracies of Lake Superior, you can sense their dedication to operating with respect for the enviroment.

The Pinehurst By Sea Sailing Package offers a great chance to experience Dreamcatcher. If the package doesn’t fit your schedule, let us know and we can customize for you. We look forward to hearing your sailing stories!

Dreamcatcher Sailing up and "sailing" for the season

May 21st, 2010 by Nancy Sandstrom

Pinehurst Inn guests come to Bayfield to enjoy many different activites. One of the most popular is sailing.

Sail Magazine lists Bayfield as one of the top ten places to sail in America and once you’re here, you’ll know why. Explore places that provide pristine sand beaches amidst crystal clear water of Lake Superior, hearing only the periodic luff of the sails and the swishing sounds as the boat cuts through the water.

Couple enjoying sailing with Dreamcatching Sailing, Bayfield, WisconsinDreamcatcher Sailing, Bayfield, Wisconsin just announced that their charter sailing is open for the 2010 season, offering sailing every day with two options. The Island Excursion runs from 9:30am – 2:30pm as they sail out to one of the Apostle Islands where they may anchor in the island’s protection to enjoy the fresh catered lunch or use their zodiac to explore the beaches or perhaps take a swim.

The second option is the Afternoon Sail running from 3:00pm – 5:30pm. This shorter sail provides a taste of sailing the Apostles. The option is there to either sit, relax as the captain manages the boat, or be active as you take the helm or trim the sails.

Captain John Thiel and his crew do a superb job of helping novice sailors learn about sailing, about Lake Superior, the islands and more as noted by their tagline: “Hands On Apostle Island Sailing Adventures.” Dreamcatcher is also Travel Green certified – John has done a great job of finding a variety of ways to operate his boats with an eye to energy conservation and more. Take some time to chat with him about this approach to running his sail charter business.

Have you sailed the Apostle Islands or with Dreamcatcher? Share your stories and photos.

photo credit: Dreamcatcher Sailing

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