Shopping in Bayfield – Stimulate Mind, Body, and Soul in an Old Brownstone
Isaac's family has lived in Bayfield for over 100 years. Originally, commercial fishermen, they have also worked as:
So it's no surprise when Isaac's younger brother, Matt, followed suit and bought a turn-of-the-century brownstone building. In 2020, Matt and his wife purchased the old All Wood Manufacturing building on the corner of 2nd Street and Manypenny Avenue. Over the last 2 years, they’ve been working hard at restoring a piece of history. Here they’ve created spaces for makers who want to bring the experience of shopping in Bayfield to the next level.
The All Wood Manufacturing building is now home to a unique blend of shops that exist to stimulate your mind, move your body, and touch your soul. Each has special offerings not always found when shopping in a “tourist town.”
You won’t find:
Golden spoons that have Bayfield engraved on them
T-shirts with cheesy sayings
Plates with Bayfield landscapes painted on them
Like many of the businesses in town, these are value-based businesses owned by hard-working men and women wanting to leave a positive mark on the people who are shopping in Bayfield.
6 Different Things to Do in Bayfield’s Historic All Wood Manufacturing Building
This building has a variety of shopping options to suit your every need. So take your time when shopping in Bayfield to explore the cozy little shops in this old brownstone.
Honest Dog Books
Honest Dog Books is a new and used general interest bookstore in Bayfield. Its space is located just off 2nd Street and has served as a used bookstore for decades.
New owners Charlie Ray and Julie Buckles purchased the bookstore in 2019. Since then, they’ve been creating a bookstore experience that reflects their name.
To them, Honest Dog Books is a spin-off of their experience as long-time mushers. An honest dog is someone who works hard, digs in, and never gives up.
Using this philosophy in their bookstore, you'll find selections reflecting:
Their love of dogs
Native American history and the Anishinaabe heritage
They also have membership programs, including “Surprise Me” and “Pick-of-the-Month” selections, so you can have an ongoing piece of Bayfield long after you leave.
Stone’s Throw Art Gallery
Stone's Throw Art Gallery sits on the corner of 2nd Street and Manypenny Avenue. It's here shop owner Andy Falconer has curated an eclectic shopping experience in Bayfield. Her gallery has an upbeat vibe where you'll find:
Hand-thrown pottery (by Andy and other local artists)
Artisan Home Decor
It's one of our favorite places to go when shopping in Bayfield.
Good Flower Farm
Good flower farm is home to skin care products made from natural, organic, and wildcrafted ingredients. Using herbs and plants grown on her farm, founder Rachel Carpenter, shares her philosophy of creating plant-based products that work as well – if not better – than other expensive skin care products (with ingredients that are hard to pronounce).
When shopping in Bayfield, be ready to be infused by a vibrant collection of herbs and botanicals – grown just off the shores of Lake Superior – that soothe and brighten your skin.
Blu Studio + Wellness
Blu Studio + Wellness is your shop in Bayfield to heal, nourish, and grow. They have unique wellness offerings, including yoga, holistic and natural skincare, and functional nutrition therapy.
The space is owned and operated by Darcy Schwerin, a yogi, and lover of all things wellness.
She has created this studio in Bayfield to help you nourish your body from the inside out.
With both in-person and online classes, you can indulge in self-care through:
Holistic Skin Care
You'll leave this shop feeling refreshed and empowered in your self-care journey.
Penny Print Studio
When shopping in Bayfield, you can't help but feel inspired when walking into Penny Print Studio. This retail space and classroom encourages creatives of all ages to share their gifts as makers.
Mixed Media Art Classes
Penny Print Studio encourages everyone to roll up their sleeves, get their hands a little dirty, and expand their imagination.
When you're visiting Bayfield and looking for things to do, make sure to check out their events and workshop page. This studio makes shopping in Bayfield an interactive experience.
Workshop 46.8° N – Silverwaves Working Studio
Hidden from the street is Workshop 46.8° N. This space is home to Silverwaves Jewelry owner and metalsmith Lisa Fleming. Here Lisa shares her craft with others.
Teaching beginner jewelry makers to “torch-slinging" adventurers how to mold, cut, solder, tap, and form pieces of jewelry and other pieces of art.
This season's workshop schedule is created to stir your imagination. It's rich in its offerings, reflecting a variety of Lisa's interests – from all things jewelry to her sincere love of Lake Superior and kayaking.
Enjoy One-of-A-Kind Shopping in Bayfield When Staying at Seagull Bay
When the All Wood Manufacturing building was built, its builders couldn’t have foreseen its space being used in other ways than sawing lumber.
But as our little town has transformed over the years, so has shopping in Bayfield. And just as All Woods Manufacturing was an integral piece of Bayfield's industry in the early 1900s, its space now lends itself to local residents and tourists.
When All Woods was at the height of production, it would load lumber from its lumber yard onto railway cars. They would carry its lumber from Bayfield to places across the Midwest. The railroad tracks leading from Bayfield crossed in front of the Seagull Bay Motel and Bay West properties.
The railroad tracks are gone, but the railroad grade still follows the shoreline of Lake Superior in front of Seagull Bay and is now called The Brownstone Trail.
When staying at Seagull Bay, take a walk out of the front door of your room directly onto The Brownstone Trail. From here, follow it into town and let it lead you to the old All Woods Manufacturing building where you can:
Take a yoga class
Find a new novel
Create a new piece of artwork
Nourish your body from the inside out
Shopping in Bayfield is a much more fulfilling experience than browsing generic souvenir and t-shirt shops. This is where you come to be inspired by the view from your room, Lake Superior, The Apostle Islands, and its rich history.
BOOK NOW, and let us help you create a vacation experience you won’t forget.
Enjoy the View!
Mollie, Isaac, Axel, Ridge, and Banks
BLU studio + wellness, Bayfield's Premier Yoga Studio and Wellness Center
Workshop 46.8° N - Silverwaves Working Studio & Art Gallery