Lake Wissota Golf and Southern Hills Golf courses feature traditional well-kempt greens and challenging obstacles. Measuring more than 6,000 yards each from start to finish, these ball-battered battlegrounds envelop players in grandiose frondescence as they steer dimpled warriors past water hazards and sand traps filled with frowns. Each hole greets gurus and greenhorns with three sets of tee boxes from which to swing, marked by specific colors according to difficulty. Rather than slow roasting clubs before rounds, players can warm up naturally with a small bucket of balls on the full-sized driving ranges, or swing equipment-toting hatchbacks up to one of the full-service pro shops to procure hole-conquering provisions. Both locations recommend scheduling tee times in advance.
Taking its name from its location along the Eau Claire River and Lake Eau Claire, EC Adventures commands a fleet of kayaks and canoes for visiting explorers. The lake bisects the river into two forks, with a different adventure waiting at each end. On the South Fork, calm waters carry paddlers north from Coon Fork County Park, offering beginners and families the chance to calmly enjoy the forested surroundings. The North Fork runs from the Lake Eau Claire Dam to Lake Altoona, where the waters hit a brisk tempo, breaking into small patches of rapids. Visitors may also enjoy the lake itself, follow a map provided for lake trips to secluded islands, sunny beaches, and patches of water frequented by indigenous fish.
Loopy's calls itself a "place for everyone" because it truly does offer a little bit of everything. It takes advantage of its riverside location to create a year-round summer-camp vibe, with a grill that sports a menu of housemade pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches. During warm months, guests can rent kayaks and canoes to take down the Chippewa River, or stick around and enjoy indoor and outdoor volleyball year-round.
Tucked away in a restored, Victorian-era house, the services at Majestic Falls Aveda Concept Spa aim to restore and relax, and all make use of natural, plant-based products. The spa also offers packages that take a full or half day to enjoy. Clients choose two or three spa treatments, such as a massage, mani-pedi, and facial, before dipping into a light lunch.
Located in Eau Claire, Metropolis Resort is minutes from Florian Gardens and close to University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This family-friendly hotel is within the vicinity of Schlegelmilch-McDaniel House and Children's Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 107 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and plasma televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 37-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and microwaves, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a water park (surcharge), an indoor pool, and a lazy river. Additional amenities at this Art Deco hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner, or grab a snack at a coffee shop/café. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.