›› Driving distance from Chicago: 6 hours; driving distance from Minneapolis: 2 hours.
Completely unplug at Canoe Bay, a rustic, yet oh-so-luxurious hideaway in the verdant woods of northwestern Wisconsin. Guest rooms at the 280-acre property feature cedar walls, vaulted ceilings and giant windows with views of pine, spruce and fir trees. Suites boast fireplaces, private decks and one of our favorite romantic amenities—a giant bathtub with a view. Settle into the bubbles with a glass of bubbly and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife: fox, deer and pheasants and colorful birds, including yellow warblers, red-bellied woodpeckers, scarlet tanagers and blue jays. Breakfast and lunch are served in-room; dinners, offered in the main dining room, are prix-fixe and showcase the freshest in local ingredients (room rates start at $350 a night; canoebay.com).
Photo Courtesy of Canoe Bay