While Minocqua is primarily known for its summer fun and water sports, its best-kept secret is perhaps the romantic and cozy wintertime atmosphere. Between the glistening, snow-covered trees beckoning you outside your cabin window and warm glow in the fireplace, Minocqua is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway where you can leave the crazy chaos of daily life behind and turn your undivided attention to your partner.
After you unload your bags and get settled in your cabin, venture into town where you have reservations for dinner at Northfork restaurant in Woodruff. While you wait for your table to be ready, order an old fashioned at the bar. Try the prime rib or smoked Gouda pasta alfredo as you enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant and some one-on-one time. Be sure to get a homemade dessert to-go to enjoy later. We highly recommend the carrot cake.
Once you get back to your cabin, cozy up to a roaring fire with your loved one as you sip a glass of wine. Listen to some music or just enjoy some quiet conversation. Watch the magnificent sunset over the icy lake through your windows and allow your stress to seep away.
Don’t set your alarm for the morning. Instead, allow your own natural rhythms to wake you when you’re nice and rested. Enjoy a cup or two of coffee as the sunlight streams in. Relish in the fact that there is nowhere you have to be and no one who needs you. Get dressed and head to Tula’s cafe where a leisurely brunch of crispy hashbrowns, perfectly cooked eggs, and decadent French toast awaits. Or if you’re in the mood for lunch, you can’t go wrong with a bowl of their famous chili and classic BLT on Texas toast.
After your bellies are full, venture over to the Gaslight shopping center where you can browse through new clothing and home décor on the main floor and then head upstairs to find some antique treasures. Stop by the Christmas Chalet for some keepsake ornaments to hang on your tree to commemorate your special trip.
Minocqua’s lakeside resort offers an unforgettable winter getaway. From the picturesque scenery to the gourmet food, the perfect backdrop for your romantic rendezvous awaits. Allow yourself time to unwind and relax from the hustle of everyday life as you reconnect with your partner. You just might create a new tradition to enjoy for years to come.
When you're ready to take the plunge, give Nitschke's Northern Resort a call at 715-356-7795 to book your trip.