Our Retreat

The Building

Woodland Ridge Retreat was built in 1998 as a stand alone luxury hotel addition to the Creamery Restaurant and Inn.  The design aesthetic was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and reflects the genius of the architect Paul Thomas.

A Place to Create

 The building features two Garden Rooms or gathering rooms.
Each garden room can accommodate up to 12 guests, for a total of 24, at individual work spaces.  Whether you enjoy sewing, scrapbooking or any other creative endeavor we have a comfortable spot for you.  Solid surface work tables are adjustable in height so each guest will have a work space that is suited to their stature.

Rest and Relax

The eight guest rooms are spacious and offer a boutique hotel inspired feeling. Each room sleeps three guests.

Each guest room features three full sized plush beds complete with down alternative pillows and comforters.

Every detail was thought of during the design of the building. Guest rooms have radiant in floor heating and central air conditioning. Walls are well insulated offering guests a very quiet night.

Room with a View

All of our guest rooms look out on the woodland behind the retreat. In the cooler months you can see to the lake just below.

Our neighbors John and Kathy, owners of  Simply Dunn the home of Dunn County Pottery, keep hiking trails maintained in these woods. They have generously offered their private trails to our guests for use during their stay. Just a few blocks away you will find the Red Cedar State Bicycle Trail.

The Necessities

Each guest room has a large whirlpool bathtub and separate shower.

One Level Living

All amenities at Woodland Ridge Retreat are located on one level, with no steps to climb, allowing access to guests with disabilities.

Please be sure to indicate if you will need an ADA accessible guest room when booking your retreat.

Light and Bright

Walls of windows are everywhere offering a view of the enclosed wooded gardens. 

Attention to Detail

All of the tiles used in the building’s construction were hand made by John Thomas and his assistants. John is the son of Paul Thomas and the potter of residence two doors down. Each guest room features leaves from different species of trees collected from the woods behind the building.

Enjoy Fresh Local Foods

Choose to let us do the cooking or plan your own meals.
Our meals are scratch cooked, locally sourced and grown whenever possible.
Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options available upon request.


The Landscape

Perennial flower beds brighten the entrance to the building. Beautiful walking paths in the woods and prairie provide for a landscape that fuels your creativity while relaxing you and removing your stress.

The Neighbors

The inspiration that started it all: The Creamery Restaurant and Inn was opened in 1985 by the Thomas family. The Creamery very quickly became known for delectable food, first class lodgings and a wonderful art gallery. This place has its own magic. Whenever you mention The Creamery to a former guest they smile and will tell about their wonderful memories.
Up until recently this building was operating as the Red Cedar Lodge.  The building is currently for sale. We are hoping for a new owner who will serve healthy meal options and decadent desserts, allowing Chris to get out of the kitchen for a bit and sew with guests.

The Simply Dunn Oasis and Dunn County Pottery

What a treasure to have a 19th century school house so close by. The eight sided building has been meticulously restored.  You simply have to see it to believe it. The school house is the show place for Dunn County Pottery.  The building is used for local events and parties.
Woodland Ridge Retreat is open 44 weeks per year.  Join us for a class or bring your own projects, your favorite friends and escape to our relaxing space.

Get in touch now

Are you a teacher looking for a place to host a class? Contact us for more information.
We hope to see you soon!
~Chris and Mark Daly