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The Clearing

12171 Garrett Bay Rd, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9743
+1 877-854-3225
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Quite Learning Retreat

My sister and I attended a week long class at The Clearing for the second year in a row. In our... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Lynne J
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
via mobile
Excellent tour, but missing out....

We stopped in to check out the visitors center. Upon arrival, we were informed there would be a... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
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12171 Garrett Bay Rd, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9743
+1 877-854-3225
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

My sister and I attended a week long class at The Clearing for the second year in a row. In our case, writing each a class. We were able to compare spring and fall seasons each with its own was a different appeal. Meals are...More

Thank Lynne J
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to check out the visitors center. Upon arrival, we were informed there would be a free hiking tour later that afternoon. A gift shop is located in the visitor center, and there are a number of large displays detailing the history of...More

Thank DoubleStuff
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Only open to public sundays. Guided tour starts at 1pm and is free. Includes both the buildings and history and nature hike . total tour took about 2 hours and was about 2 miles. Some terrain was slightly tricky. After we discovered you can tour...More

Thank fancypants2014
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I come to The Clearing once or twice a year for the beauty of the place and for the remarkable classes that are offered. So far I've taken watercolor, iPhone photography, geology, and an annual bird class that meets the same week during spring migration...More

Thank JB7274
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We enjoyed this art studio/school tucked in the woods during the October 2016 art crawl. We were able to watch a wood carving class in session in addition to walking a small section of the grounds. Impressive art of all kinds on display and for...More

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stumbled upon this place on accident and we were pleasantly surprised! The location and buildings were outstanding. Our favorite place was the little getaway cabin right on the cliff, SOOO COOL!

1  Thank sarahnicole691
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I visited The Clearing with some friends on a Saturday in October when their classes were not in session. We walked around the grounds (which I found very lovely,) before taking a short hike and finally finishing up the the main office / visitor center...More

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've attended a week long Naturalist class, mushroom identification and a wood-turning class at the Clearing School. The variety structures used as classrooms on the grounds are buried in deep woods with some dating as far back as 1935. The classes offered vary over a...More

Thank richardjG3131AE
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Summary - I sought out The Clearing because I love creating, wilderness, and Quiet in the Muir, Robinson Jefferson, Ansel Adams, et al, manner. The grounds are simply beautiful and reflect the founder's wishes. The food is not restaurant-y food; it is delicious food served...More

1  Thank abovethetreeline
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We stop at this amazing sanctuary every time we are in the area. Make sure to allow a couple of hours for the guided tour on Saturday or Sunday which includes the interesting story about the Clearing's founder, Jens Jensen, and a beautiful hike along...More

Thank E D
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12 July 2016|
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Response from JB7274 | Reviewed this property |
I very much dought that a pet would be welcome but it wouldn't hurt to ask. If there's any way to leave the pug at home, you won't be disappointed in your experience at The Clearing.
27 February 2015|
Response from Carter D | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, but I don't know. I suggest you call The Clearing and the friendly staff can tell you where to board the dog. I'm sure there is a place, but alas I'm new here since Dec.