Ferry Landing Suites on Madeline Island
Come, relax and enjoy the beauty of Madeline Island. When you want tranquillity, good vibes, a weekend getaway, or a peaceful Northern Wisconsin vacation, Madeline Island has you covered for where to vacation in summer. With its picturesque scenery and convenient cabin living, Madeline Island is ideal for a vacation near Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake. Stay, play, eat and drink on beautiful and welcoming Madeline Island for a memorable outdoor summer vacation.
Accessible only by ferry during the warm months or windsled in winter, Madeline Island is the largest of the 22 Apostle Islands. The island is named after the daughter of Ojibwe Chief White Crane. Originally inhabited by Chippewa, the island was later settled by fur traders and missionaries. Over the course of history, the island has flown flags from Great Britain, France, and the United States. History buffs can visit the Madeline Island Museum to get their information fix from late May through October.
When it comes to planning your vacation in Northern Wisconsin, we know you have choices. We make your stay in Madeline Island affordable and enjoyable with access in close proximity to everything the Island has to offer. Contact us to reserve your stay at Ferry Landing Suites and begin planning your perfect getaway.
Madeline Island itself is 14 miles long and 3 miles wide. Located right on Lake Superior, the island can be reached by Ferry or air travel in warmer months. During colder months and conditions permitting, vehicle travel is enabled on the lake to reach the island. Madeline Island is also known for it's beachfront shorelines. Kayaks and canoes are also available for rent to explore the lake.
What to Do and Where to Go on Madeline Island
There is plenty to do on the island for the active outdoor adventurer. Walk or bike the 2.9-mile scenic Brownstone Trail where you can find gorgeous views of the lake and bluffs. Rent mopeds or bicycles and cruise around the island exploring island life. Check out the specialty shops and galleries where you’ll find locally crafted goods and art, and even an open-air pottery garden. Take a break at one of the local wineries where you can sip a glass or experience a wine tasting and chat about the island’s rich history. Anglers can rent a canoe or kayak at the lagoon in the city park and cast a line into the beautiful water in hopes of catching a few pike. Go on a guided kayak tour of the sea caves, or swim in the lagoon. Play a round of golf at the Madeline Island Golf Club, a signature Robert Trent Jones, Sr. course, boasting 7 holes overlooking Lake Superior. The thrill-seeking vacationer will find cliff jumping at Big Bay Point, just above the sea caves, on a hot day. Since the water temperature never gets warmer than 50-60 degrees, it will be impossible not to cool off. All of your activities will leave you hungry and thirsty, so stop to enjoy a meal at one of the fabulous restaurants, taverns, or pubs--there is fare for everyone, including those with vegan and vegetarian diets.
After a great day of making wonderful memories, you’ll want to rest comfortably in a cozy suite each night so you wake up refreshed and ready to tackle more new adventures. If you’re searching for a cabin rental up North, you’ll want to consider Ferry Landing Suites on Madeline Island. Some of the best vacation rental property on Madeline Island can be found as soon as you get into town at Ferry Landing Suites. When you’re ready to get away from it all and escape the grind of everyday life, come over to Madeline Island to relax and calm the outdoor lover in you.
Hiking and biking are some of the many activities visitors can indulge in when visiting the island. With many trails and paths, Madeline Island boasts a great retreat to nature for your Northern vacation.
What Our Guests Say...
I went here as a nature lover and this certainly did not disappoint. In the corner of downtown La Pointe is where the hotel is located. It feels like a coastal apartment with great views and friendly neighbors. Madeline Island Bakery was a short walk from the hotel and we loved getting coffee there. Cannot wait to go back!
- Elliot U.
A beautiful space on a beautiful block -- this was an outstanding experience. Walking distance from the ferry landing (a big help with an armful of groceries!) and a view of the lake from each of the upstairs balconies. Couldn't have asked for more.
- Samuel B.
We loved the convenience of the Ferry Landing Suites... we were right near everything downtown. Restaurants, coffee, art galleries, etc were all within walking distance. We had an amazing time and the property was a good size and very comfortable and clean.
- Danyelle K.
As wonderful as the place was, we couldn't stay inside all day; the property is within walking distance of most of La Pointe's offerings, a coffee shop, general store, bar,and restaurants are all closer than a quarter mile, most within 100 yards.
The perfect place for a romantic getaway! We are already planning to come again next year.
- Peter J.
I stayed there last June but forgot to write a review!! Anyway, I stayed in the Windsled Studio, which is just right for 2 people (I was alone though). It's just down the street a couple blocks from the ferry, and also about 2 - 3 blocks from Tom's Burned Down Cafe, Cafe Seiche, Beach Club, etc.
Had a fantastic weekend up at Madeline Island staying at Ferry Landing! Suites were spacious and well equipped. Close enough to the ferry to walk (leave your car in Bayfield if you want). Being close to the "downtown" of La Pointe was a major plus as well -restaurants, bars, bakery, and laundromat all blocks away.
- Ben P.
Access to water allows visitors to engage in many activities on Lake Superior including ferry cruises, fishing, kayaking, and much more. On the island, with over 50 camp sites in Big Bay State Park which is over 2,000 acres, there's truly something for everyone on Madeline Island. The marina is home to the Madeline Island Yacht Club allowing for dockage and storage for boats and ferries.