Our Facility

Featuring Comfort and Accessibility for Our Guests


Woodland Ridge Retreat is a creative workspace facility for artists of every type. Our Garden Rooms were designed with everything you need to create stunning fiber art during your stay. There are several aspects of our facility that you will enjoy:

  • Two Garden Rooms with space for up to 24 guests
  • Accessible lodging with ADA-compliant rooms
  • Designated workstations for sewing, knitting, or any creative endeavor
  • The camaraderie of creating with friends when you book a stay
  • Beautiful views of the Red Cedar River Valley in Wisconsin
  • Access to trails, dining, and activities in Downsville, Menomonie, and Durand

A Creative Workspace With Luxury Comforts

Our facility was built in 1998 as a luxury hotel. The aesthetic takes inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright and displays the work of the architect Paul Thomas. Each of our eight rooms offers luxury comforts along with a designated creative workspace. Our guests also enjoy:

  • A fully-equipped workspace for fiber art, knitting, scrapbooking, and more
  • Adjustable solid surface worktables
  • A fully-stocked guest kitchen
  • Weekend meals made with local ingredients
  • A quiet room with three full-sized plush beds with alternative down pillows and comforters
  • Beautiful walking paths with perennial flowerbeds, perfect for taking a break and connecting with nature

Accessibility for Everyone

Everything at Woodland Ridge Retreat is located on a single level, which makes classes and workshops accessible for all our guests. We also have guest rooms that are ADA compliant, including many accessible amenities.

  • Adjustable workstations for everyone’s stature
  • ADA-accessible lodging for our guests
  • Each guest room has a large whirlpool bathtub and separate, accessible shower
  • Additional rooms with ADA-compliant alarms for those hard of hearing
  • All amenities are located on a single level, with no steps to climb
  • Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan meals options available upon request