Black’s Cliff Resort

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The Northwoods is one of my favorite places in the country, and I’ve stayed at a few places in both summer and winter. Black’s Cliff Resort is by far the gem amongst the many other good options.

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I have to give the credit to Etta who found the place, and also the time of year, first week of June, it was so quiet and peaceful.

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We stayed in the Birchwood cabin, right next door to the resort keepers place, home to the resort dog a regal golden retriever who seems to be doing very well in his professional role.

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The cabin was amazing, with a fireplace inside, stocked with local firewood, and a backyard fire pit.

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A breezeway overlooking the lake with a bed hanging from the ceiling was the perfect spot for a Sunday afternoon snooze after the drive up from Chicago.

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Later in the evening, after dinner, I noticed the light fading and wandered down the stairs to one of the most thrilling sunsets I have witnessed.

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I was the solo witness because not a soul was stirring on that lake in early June, and evening chill negated Etta’s interest in the natural beauty.

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That night, on the soft bed, I had the best night’s sleep in at least a year.

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I didn’t want to say goodbye to this guy!

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