Winter break has a way of creeping up on parents, so you best be prepared for the kids’ time off from school. We suspect that you don’t want to spend much of your time shooing kids away from computer screens. That makes the prospect of long days at home unimaginable. We’re here to rescue you, like a super-hero swooping in to rescue all of you with the prospect of a fun-filled, yet relaxing time away from home. Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay ticks all the boxes for a wonderful winter family stay:

– Indoor pool  with attached whirlpool spa (Mom and Dad will like that), sauna, exercise room
– Low-key, kid-friendly atmosphere (with ping pong, ladder golf, corn hole  and video games)
– Sparkling clean, warm, cheerful suites; most with double whirlpool tubs and gas fireplaces
– A stretch of winter beach, just a short stroll away from the lodge for walks, games of catch, building snowmen and the use of outdoor voices

Best of all, Birchwood Lodge has off season rates that start at $85 per night (Sundays through Thursdays and $105 for Fridays and Saturdays). Don’t forget that we’re close to the state parks, for hiking, cross country skiing/snowshoeing trails, snowmobile routes, (you can leave your snowmobile trailer in our parking lot) and ice skating at the outdoor rink in Sister Bay. We’ll provide the hot chocolate back at the lodge. Make this the year for the start of a new family tradition with a winter getaway at Birchwood Lodge. Reservations at 866-854-7195, or, on-line at www.birchwoolodge.com.