Ashland’s Finest Country Inn

Come explore the natural splendor and intimate setting of rural Ashland Wisconsin! Book your stay at Second Wind Country Inn and enjoy the rustic elegance and serenity of our 40 country acres, located minutes from the south shore of Lake Superior. Second wind is central to beautiful beaches, captivating waterfalls, and many outdoor activities. Book your accommodations with us today, in the country but so close to town!


Catch Your Breath at Second Wind Country Inn

The untapped, serene beauty of rural Ashland, WI is calling you! Follow your heart to Second Wind Country Inn and experience our old fashioned hospitality.

Second Wind Country Inn was a lifetime dream of Mark and Kelly Illick. In 2003 we broke ground on Kelly’s grandparents farmland, five family generations have lived on this land. Our four unique suites at the main inn and two housekeeping suites at the homestead give you a choice in atmosphere and décor. While our sprawling property offers a bountiful feast for the senses. We offer guests the perfect setting to kick back, relax and recharge their batteries.

We stand apart from other bed and breakfasts in Ashland, WI by offering our guests a complete range of accommodations! Not only are our rooms and suites fully-furnished and thoroughly cleaned, we bring you conveniences like free Wi-Fi, a fully-stocked library, plenty of board games and more. Spend your days lazing away on the front porch swings, chatting with other guests or enjoying solitude. Or, trek around our 40 acres of property, where viewing our miniature donkeys, blowing kisses to our Belgian Draft Horses, all while taking in sunsets and the crisp country air. Don’t want to stray too far from the comfort of your room? No problem—we have a spacious deck, a swing set and campfire areas nearby.

Second Wind is a hop, skip, and jump away from Bayfield, WI where access to the Apostle Islands is a ferry ride away. Book your stay with us today and let us know how we can make it perfect.

  • Here at Second Wind we offer six unique suites to choose from! The four suites located at the main inn, The Bear Den, Pine Cone Hollow, Lumberjack Loft and Northern Lights Loft include a full country breakfasts served in the dinning area. Our weekday breakfast Monday-Friday, includes a leisure self-serve-European style breakfast in The Gathering Room.
  • Reservations made in Little Scandinavia and Whimsy, at The Homestead (our guest house), do not include breakfast. Both of these suites have a well equipped full kitchen for you to enjoy.
  • There are plenty of places to relax and unwind, indoors and out! Inside, enjoy our north woods ambiance, wi-fi, board games and books galore. Outside, lazy away time on the front porch swings, enjoy beautiful sunsets, visit our miniature donkeys, blow kisses to our Belgian draft horses, play bocce on the front lawn, enjoy an evening campfire all on our 40 country acres.

Escape to Second Wind

Need to recharge your batteries? Want to appreciate the splendor of nature, surrounded by the untouched beauty of rural Wisconsin? Book your reservation at Second Wind today!

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