Welcome to Chippewa Retreat Resort

Wisconsin’s Finest Northwood’s Retreat

in Manitowish Waters, WI

Premier Weddings, Dining & Events

On the shores of Lake Manitowish, Chippewa Retreat Resort pays homage to the sprawling Northwoods’ resorts of yesteryear, while offering modern event amenities for the ultimate Up North experience.

Whether you’re planning a wedding, a dinner date, or a festive celebration, search no further. Located in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin, Chippewa Retreat has the inspiring venues, culinary expertise, and personalized service for which you’ve been searching.


Our grounds offer several venues for your dream wedding — any size, any season of the year.

White Oak Grill

Enjoy year-round, exquisite dining with family and friends at the lakeside White Oak Grill.

Private Events

Chippewa Retreat offers the perfect blend of spaces for your private event, corporate retreat, or family reunion.


“The staff at Chippewa Retreat Resort went above and beyond to ensure that every detail of the wedding was executed flawlessly. Their professionalism, attentiveness, and friendly demeanor created a welcoming atmosphere for all the guests. John, the event coordinator, was incredibly organized and worked tirelessly to make the wedding day stress-free.”

Heidi Z.



“The venue itself is nothing short of spectacular – a perfect blend of rustic charm and modern elegance. The picturesque views of the lake and surrounding forests provided a breathtaking backdrop for the ceremony and reception. The resort’s secluded location offers a sense of intimacy, making it a perfect choice for couples seeking a private and romantic setting for their special day.”

Heidi Z.



“I cannot say enough great things about this venue. We had a late September wedding here & it was absolutely beautiful with the fall colors popping. What really made it amazing was John, the owner who made everything run seamless. He was there the whole day to help with anything needed & made sure it was the best day for us. I would recommend having your wedding here over & over. We cannot wait to be back for our anniversaries in the future!”

Megan M.



“Our daughter’s reception in October 2023 was a great success at this beautiful facility!! It’s a beautiful outdoor setting with picturesque views by the lake and the warmth of the inside is Northwoods elegant! John McGraw and his team were great support throughout the process and very easy to work with. Thank you John for making our event a very special experience!”

Rebecca L.

Mother of the Bride


“The combination of the breathtaking venue, exceptional service, delicious cuisine, and enchanting atmosphere made it a truly dreamy and magical celebration of love. I would highly recommend Chippewa Retreat Resort to any couple looking for a wedding venue that offers unparalleled beauty, impeccable service, and a memorable experience for both the wedding party and guests.”

Heidi Z.



“Chippewa Retreat Resort is a photographer’s delight. Its stunning lakeside setting paints the perfect picture of romance and natural beauty. Brides are sure to fall in love with the venue’s enchanting charm, providing an idyllic backdrop for their special day. Capturing love stories here is an honor and a privilege.”

James S.



“We had our wedding here on 10.7.2023 and it was a dream come true!! The day was absolutely perfect. John was the BEST. He is so friendly and loves what he does. His staff was very friendly too. Overall I would recommend this place over and over again.”

Michelle H.



“The outdoor ceremony by the pool and lake at was incredibly romantic, and the reception hall was transformed into a stunning space that exuded sophistication and charm. The culinary experience provided by White Oak at the resort was exceptional and we received several compliments from our guests.”

Heidi Z.



“A wonderful meal! Not a lot of tables here as it is used for a wedding venue. Nice bar area with 4 tables and they quickly set up our table of eight. Our party enjoyed the fish fry (every Wed-Fri), some with broiled haddock, some with fried (light breading) and a grilled shrimp entree. All were excellent, with delicious sides. Friendly staff! Would come back again!”

Kate C.

White Oak Grill Diner


“Chippewa Retreat Resort is fantastic for couples who value both a particularly beautiful venue and custom high end bespoke cuisine. Besides the fact that it is a beautiful and well-run venue with all the amenities a couple could hope for, it has all the amenities that a bespoke caterer of high-level cuisine could hope for. The full commercial kitchen available to us enabled us to pull out all the stops and really bring a couple’s dream to total life regarding cuisine. The venue’s staff were immensely helpful, in the process.

Steve E.



“Many of our wedding guests declared Chippewa Retreat Resort “a little slice of heaven.” Every expectation we had going into our wedding weekend was blown away by how fabulous the entire experience was. The staff at Chippewa Retreat redefined accommodating. The owner was present throughout the weekend and was clearly committed to making everyone’s experience a positive one. The resort staff was extremely friendly. They were always ready and willing to help with even the smallest detail.”

Lauren T.



“The combination of the breathtaking venue, exceptional service, delicious cuisine, and enchanting atmosphere made it a truly dreamy and magical celebration of love.”

-Heidi z


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