There's a certain excitement when you're traveling away from home. And a lingering disappointment when you have to leave a place you've enjoyed.
That’s exactly the experience we want you to have when you visit Bayfield, Wisconsin, and find a place to stay with us at Seagull Bay Lakeside Motel.
A short two-hour drive from Duluth
A four-hour drive from Minneapolis
An all-day drive from Madison or Chicago
When you turn onto Highway 13 from US 2, we want you to feel the anticipation and excitement of getting away from it all.
We want to provide an experience where you can:
For Isaac and me, Seagull Bay was our ticket home to raise our young family. For you, Seagull Bay is your base camp for all your Bayfield Adventures.
A Quiet Place to Stay With Easy Access to Town
Our two properties, Seagull Bay and Bay West, greet you just as you come down the hill and turn the corner following the shoreline of Lake Superior into the city of Bayfield.
Conveniently located on the edge of town, we offer a quiet place to stay with easy access into town by car or foot – with direct access to The Brownstone Trail. The Brownstone Trail is a historic railroad grade used to ship lumber, quarried sandstone, and fresh produce from Bayfield and the Apostle Islands across the midwest.
Our favorite times of day to walk along the motel property are early summer mornings when guests are sitting outside their rooms watching the rising sun over Madeline Island. Or late in the afternoon when guests are unwinding from their day sitting back and watching sailors and kayakers navigate Lake Superior.
In the morning, it's fun to hear guests planning their day. The excitement of going out into the Apostle Islands by:
Taking The Grand Tour from Apostle Islands Cruises
Kayaking along the Meyers Beach Sea Caves
Booking a sailing charter
In the evening, we get to hear about the many adventures they had, the sites they saw, and the yummy food they ate. Seagull Bay anchors it all together by creating a home-like feel directly above the shores of Lake Superior.
Your Feedback Is Important to Us
Since purchasing Seagull Bay Lakeside Motel in 2017, we’ve had to sift through and prioritize our dreams for this property to curate a unique place to stay on the shores of Lake Superior. Along with the reality of time and the resources available to create an enjoyable experience for our guests. Those who have stayed with us before have been along on this ongoing journey.
Your feedback over the last five years and counting is our compass.
You’ve told us you want a:
Clean and comfortable place to stay
Responsive and friendly staff to help meet your needs
Comfortable night sleep to wake up feeling rested (air conditioning was installed in 2021)
Modern and updated accommodations – click here for our latest remodeling project
You want the focus of your Bayfield, Wisconsin vacation to be Bayfield.
We want to provide you with no-fuss accommodations to add to your Bayfield experience. An experience that goes beyond where you stay, but also what you do, where you eat, and the memories you create.
A Family and Pet-Friendly Place to Stay In Bayfield, Wisconsin
A unique feature making Seagull Bay the place to stay for the whole family is our variety of lodging arrangements.
Single queen-size rooms best suited for couples
Double beds and family suites for parents and children
Cottages and guesthouses for lifelong friends
… and we allow your four-legged friends.
Seagull Bay is the place for you when you want to take it a little slower in the morning, sipping your hot coffee while looking out onto the stunning views of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands.
It's the place for you to take your dog for a walk with direct access to the Brownstone Trail, which follows the shoreline of Lake Superior.
It's the place for you to bring the whole family and cook delicious meals right in your room using fresh ingredients from the orchards. Imagine topping your night off watching the moon rise over Madeline Island while eating a freshly baked blueberry pie and ice cream from Tetzner’s Dairy.
It's the place for you when you're looking for easy access to town and want to avoid finding a place to park.
It's the place for you when you need a cozy spot to return to after a day of Bayfield adventures and exploration.
A place to gather around the table to share some junk food, play a game of cards, and make a toast while enjoying each other’s company and laughter.
Seagull Bay is not a place where you expect luxury accommodations, a boutique hotel experience, or the amenities of a bed and breakfast.
Seagull Bay Lakeside Motel is the place to stay where you focus on what's most important during your Bayfield vacation.
Seagull Bay is a comfortable and clean place to stay, providing you with easy access to all Bayfield has to offer. It's your base camp for creating a heart-filled experience and lifelong memories.
Stay at Seagull Bay Lakeside Motel in Bayfield, Wisconsin
Why do you visit Bayfield, Wisconsin?
Is it because it's been voted “The Best Little Town in the Midwest?”
Or because it's been voted one of the “23 best places to visit in 2023,” by Conde Nast Traveler?
Maybe you want to visit Bayfield to:
Explore the Apostle Islands
Go kayaking on Lake Superior
Sail to historic lighthouses
Hike its many trails
Perhaps you visit Bayfield because you want to interrupt the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day and relax. You want to take your mind off work and take in the beauty surrounding you. You want to hear live music at Big Top, and most of all spend quality time with the people you love most.
This is what we want for you when you stay at Seagull Bay. We want to be a part of your Bayfield experience by hosting you and your family. We want to provide you with clean and comfortable accommodations with stunning views of Lake Superior and easy access to all the wonderful things Bayfield has to offer.
Start planning your Bayfield vacation and choose Seagull Bay as a place to stay.
We look forward to meeting you!
The Carrier Family,
Mollie, Isaac, Axel, Ridge, and Banks