The only Relais & Châteaux property in the midwest, Northern Wisconsin's favorite wilderness retreat, Canoe Bay, has upped the ante for lakeside cottages with four recently opened cabins. The striking two-story structures blend a modern aesthetic (cathedral ceilings; panoramic windows) with sustainable design and old-fashioned comfort. Cedar decks incorporate recycled wood, fireplaces are made from local stone, and Arts and Crafts-style rugs keep things cozy. Ultimately, Canoe Bay is designed to allow those in search of relaxation and privacy the chance to be left alone, one reason couples have found it a perfect place for a romantic (and ecofriendly) gettaway.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.