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Water Otter Inn Guest Area
Sea Caves Room at the Water Otter Inn
Sea Caves Room at the Water Otter Inn
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
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Single Bedroom in sunny, unique classic house in historical downtown Washburn, 4 blocks from Lake Superior. Easy walking distance to town, shops, galleries, restaurants and a world class book store. Close to forests, beaches, hiking and biking trails. Fifteen minutes from Bayfield and Ashland.

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Air conditioning
Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

10 PM Quiet Hours and Shoes at the Door

I'm sorry, but as Airbnb doesn't collect the full amount of occupancy taxes, I must collect the remaining 7% of taxes from you upon your arrival.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

27 Reviews

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Chelsea User Profile
October 2017
The Water Otter Inn is a warm and peaceful welcome, especially after arriving after dark on a Friday evening. We stayed in the Seacaves Room, which had a comfortable queen sized bed with plenty of blankets and pillows. Her house is not pretentious, but rather is filled details like driftwood, house plants, and plush rugs with a layer of cushion underneath that allow you to drift right into relaxation. The house has beautiful wood floors, comfortable furnishings in wicker and natural fabrics, lots of beautiful natural light and blankets to wrap up and enjoy a cup of (complimentary) coffee or tea. It's apparent Colene enjoys world travel, as scattered throughout her house are small, unassuming mementos from her trips, a basket of collected rocks, a piece of driftwood with shells placed just-so, in our room, a ceramic pitcher for water and two water glasses with a towel laid over the pitcher. These simple, hospitable acknowledgements help you to feel at home. The bathroom was very clean and supplied towels and hair dryer for use. We visited in the fall, and Colene had adorable pumpkins and gourds out front to get into the season's cheer. We enjoyed walking from The Water Otter Inn each morning a few blocks to Coco's, and enjoying a leisurely stroll into the book store just down the street. Would definitely stay again!
Colene User Profile
Response from Colene:
Thank you Chelsea for taking the time to complete such a thorough response. You are so generous! I couldn't have described the Water Otter Inn any better myself. You are a keen observer. I wonder if you are a writer? I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found the Inn very much to your liking. Many more wonderful travels and great places to stay to you. Colene
October 2017

Alissa User Profile
September 2017
Loved the Water Otter Inn! The perfect accommodation for a weekend (or longer) escape. Colene is a wonderful host and makes you feel right at home. The rooms are neat, clean and spacious, and we were made to feel like we were at our home away from home. Perfect location, very central to so many activities. Will definitely be back!
Colene User Profile
Response from Colene:
Thanks Alissa! I would love for you to come back and see the amazingly beautiful natural features of our area that you missed on your first visit. Having said that, I have to say you made great use of your time and saw a lot in a short time. Colene
September 2017

Clifford User Profile
September 2017
What a marvelous, quiet, relaxing spot to stay the night! I felt most at home and really enjoyed it. I was automatically upgraded to a charming suite of rooms, since they were available, and I really appreciated that.

Maddie User Profile
September 2017
Colene's home is charming, cozy, and clean! She's a wonderful host who really wants to accommodate you in any way she can. Had a very pleasant stay and would recommend her to anyone.

Elise User Profile
September 2017
We really enjoyed the room we stayed in! Very cozy and comfortable!

Heather User Profile
September 2017
A lovely home. Colene was warm and welcoming. The room and the nearby bathroom were clean and comfortable. Overall a great place.

Peter User Profile
August 2017
Lovely place to stay.
Colene User Profile
Response from Colene:
Thanks Peter: Hope you have many more good travels. Colene
August 2017

Washburn, Wisconsin, United StatesJoined in October 2013
Colene User Profile

The name Water Otter Inn is perfect because these animals love to play and play is so important to our physical and mental health. An avid outdoor person, I enjoy nature, travel, gardening, kayaking, swimming, hiking and biking. Places that are off the beaten track are my favorite. I enjoy people and sharing my knowledge of the outdoors with them. Learning about other cultures and eating ethnic food are among my favorite things.

Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

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