Relax with expansive views of Lake Superior as you bask in the glow of the fireplace's radiance. Waves echoing off the brownstone cliff upon which this special home is perched, absorb the splendor of bald and golden eagles soaring the sky only feet away. Minutes from your nest is Meyer's Beach, the common entry point to begin your kayak or hiking excursion to the sea and ice caves of this, the greatest of all lakes. Bike, hiking, motorsports and XC ski trails abound. Rest or play. It's all here.
*My home is attached to the guesthouse by way a the shared, three season porch. The layout allows full privacy inside the respective homes. For clarity, a blueprint of the homes' layout is included within the listing's photographs.
Oh my goodness. Cornucopia is your starting point to the Apostle Islands National Lake Shore. As such, the outdoor activities to be had in the area are as endless as your imagination. Less than eight miles from Sky Fire lie the Sea Caves of the south shore that can be explored by kayaks. and boats alike. In the winter, these very caves become the Ice Caves you've seen covered by national media outlets.
You can charter a captain to take you out in a boat to tour the Apostle Islands. A ferry is available in Bayfield (23 miles away) that's capable of taking you and your car/camper across Lake Superior to spectacular Madeline Island. Fishing charters are plentiful in the area. Hiking trails and more amazing hiking trails abound. If you like ATVing or biking, we have trails for those pursuits as well.
Awesome nearby waterfalls include nationally recognized "Siskwit Falls" that makes a natural water slide for those playing in her waters and "Lost Creek Falls" with its great swimming hole at the base of the falls. There are parks and class 1 trout streams all within minutes of Sky Fire.
If you are a seeker of the Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights, the north view across the expanse of Lake Superior right from the comfort of the home provides excellent viewing opportunities should the Aurora forecast be in your favor.
The entire two bedroom *guesthouse that is Sky Fire is your private oasis away from home. Bathe in warm sunlight while relaxing in the south facing, enclosed front porch. Enjoy the yard and traipsing through the woods.
The family room boasts both a queen and twin sofa sleeper. If a sofa sleeper bed doesn't sound like the bed you'd pick for your stay, you might want to rethink that. The person/people lucky enough to get dibs on the sofa sleepers will get to experience the warmth of the fireplace surrounding them as well as the most expansive view of Lake Superior you can imagine. :-)
From a guest, Spring 2020: "Our stay at Eli’s place was a beautiful retreat. We enjoyed morning coffee taking in the view of Lake Superior, cooking in the fully appointed kitchen, and hiking and visiting the nearby beaches. Pictures really don’t do this cabin justice. We’ll definitely be returning."
A wall of windows keeps glorious Lake Superior in view while you enjoy the solitude of this home in the woods while lounging. Snowmobile and ATV trails/routes are literally at my driveway's entry point. The area also has world class, well maintained fat tire bike trails that are groomed for winter riding. Wanna mush your own sled team of dogs? That's available nearby as well.
If indoor gaming is more your speed, just short of 20 minutes from Sky Fire towards Bayfield, "Legendary Water's & Casino" awaits your arrival.
A peaceful, 1.3 mile walk from the home will have you stepping foot onto a glorious sandy swimming beach. With Lake Superior literally lapping at your feet, this beach stretches over 2 miles to the quaint town of Cornucopia where you'll find the marina, coffee shop, restaurant/bar and the, "It has everything" general store that is *Ehler's. A 23 mile drive into Bayfield, WI will take you to a charming community serving tourist and locals alike, all of whom have an affinity for the allure of the nearby Apostle Islands that await your visit. Just a short ferry ride away, quaint Madeline Island is yours to explore and enjoy. There are several wonderful hiking trails that lead to hidden oasis-type waterfalls in the area, to include nationally recognized, Siskiwit Falls! Siskiwit Falls carved out and polished a natural rock water slide that has been enjoyed for generation by those lucky enough to have discovered it.
Your wonderful day having turned to night, the dark, amazingly starry sky over Lake Superior may grace the night owl with a show of the amazingly beautiful northern lights.
*Ehler's opens for the season on May 1st
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As I love to travel with my sweet dog, Charlie, your well *behaved, non-destructive dog(s) are welcomed to join you on this unforgettable getaway.
Golden and Bald eagles make their home nearby, regularly soaring over the house and the cliff's edge to the lake. If you have a small dog, you may want to think about taking it outside on a leash just to be sure your fur baby stays safe from the eagles and wolves. Yes, wolves are here too!! And, a big black bear was just two homes down from Sky Fire on April 19th!!!!