We are Bruce and Sandy Von Riedel and we LOVE Lake Superior! We lived on the North Shore for over 30 years where Sandy worked at Essentia Health as Forms Coordinator for the nurses and physicians and Bruce was a custom home builder. We moved to Cornucopia on the South Shore in 2009 and created the Siskiwit Bay Lodge as our next adventure.

We hope you have a great visit, come back often and (like we have) fall in love with Lake Superior.

Please enjoy browsing our web site where you will find pictures, descriptions and rates for all of our rooms.

In addition, we have links to activities, events, restaurants...most everything you would want to do on your visit to the South Shore of Lake Superior.

We are anxious to share our home with old and new friends and want you to feel welcome and appreciated!

Feel free to call or email us with any questions and we will do our best to answer them as soon as we are able.

Thanks for visiting our web site and we are looking forward to seeing you at Siskiwit Bay Lodge!

Bruce & Sandy Von Riedel owners of Siskiwit Bay Lodge in Cornucopia, Wisconsin

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History of Siskiwit Bay Lodge

Siskiwit Bay Lodge Lodge was carefully situated among giant red and white pines, hemlock firs, cedars, lodge pole pine and spruce trees in such a way so that every room faces Siskiwit Bay on Lake Superior. Built in 1997, the lodge was designed by H. Sterling Watts to be reminiscent of an opulent turn-of-the-century lakeside lodge. John Hegberg of Siskiwit Bay Builders and his crew spent two years carefully fabricating the custom woodwork inside and out to reflect the hand-fashioned, old world craftsmanship that is no longer produced in this hurry up world. Siskiwit Bay Lodge is smoke free and features one and two room suites.

Our guests will all enjoy their balconies facing Lake Superior, a fireplace, Wi-Fi, in-room coffee, refrigerator and movies. The Siskiwit Suite includes a full kitchen plus a Jacuzzi bath overlooking Lake Superior. Anytime of the day you can relax in the impressive Great room that features a large, custom built, wood burning fireplace crafted with Apostle Island brownstone originally quarried in 1892. All year long you can savor the sunsets from the only west facing lodge in Bayfield County and the entire South Shore. The spacious lake side deck is the perfect location for star gazing or watching the Northern Lights. Chilling out in your Adirondack chair on the 600' of private shore or warming up by the outdoor fire pit are memories waiting to happen when you visit Siskiwit Bay Lodge on Lake Superior. Please visit our guest comment section for additional information on visiting our Lodge. Siskiwit Bay Lodge was named the “Ultimate Up North Destination” in 2010 by Minnesota Monthly Magazine.

See What Our Guests Have to Say!


There are so many positives to say, that we don't know where to begin.

First and foremost, your kind spirits and generosity make you guests feel right at home. We were amazed at the commodity of the guests since none of us had met before. That is a tribute to you two for creating such a warm environment.

Of course the rooms were comfortable, and the architecture amazing. Returning home yesterday, we rose and grieved the fact that we weren't dining on your five star breakfasts.

We will always treasure this experience, and there is no doubt that we will return!

Best Wishes, Joe and MaryAnn


Bruce and Sandy are gracious hosts! Thank you for sharing your home with me and my sister!



We have traveled all over the world and are always looking for the "perfect" place to stay in each location.

This is exactly what we found at Siskiwit Bay Lodge. Bruce and Sandy-we really appreciate your warmth & hospitality and had a great weekend. Room #1 was gorgeous and we loved having the property to ourselves for the weekend. ?

The homemade breakfasts exceeded our expectations, the water in the shower was hot, the place looked and smelled great all day/every day, and it couldn't be located in a more scenic location. We look forward to returning!


From the immaculate rooms & beautiful grounds to the delicious blueberry baked French toast, not a singe detail was overlooked. We were sad to leave on Sunday morning. I hope the fact that we called back Monday morning to book our SECOND stay with you is an indication of how much we enjoyed the first.

Thanks again, Jeff & Jill

Our winter weekend with you was just as enjoyable as the summer weekend! We loved spending extra time getting to know you and the winter area! Meyers Beach snow shoeing was truly spectacular even if we couldn't walk the ice! Watching the Lake doing its various "tricks" was an amazing example of God's powerful work!

We are looking forward to future trips and stays at your beautiful home!

Dan and Jody
(Be sure to let us know if you are ever in our area, we would love to see you)


Very cozy with spectacular views from the suite. I would definitely stay here again as well as recommend it to anyone traveling north. perfect getaway place.