Tucked into over 100 acres of lush forestscape, a tiny home village is making a name for itself as the first large-scale tiny home vacation resort in the Midwest. The Canoe Bay Escape Village, which is the brainchild of prolific tiny house builder ESCAPE, is comprised of various tiny homes nestled into a stunning natural backdrop of forest, lakes and wetlands.
A popular vacation spot for decades, the Canoe Bay area is a no-brainer location for a resort village. Although the village will eventually include larger homes for rent, the tiny houses in the first phase of the village are located near Mallard and Lost Lakes. Visitors can explore the many hiking and biking trails that weave around the lakes and wetlands, spread out over 100 acres of beautiful forest.
The one- and two-bedroom tiny homes at the village are from the company’s popular Traveler series. Each house offers a spacious open floor plan with large windows that let in an abundance of natural light. Sleeping lofts have either a queen- or king-size bed, a bathroom, and a luxury kitchen installed with full-size appliances.
Additionally, as with all of the company’s designs, the tiny houses are constructed with a number of sustainable features, such as high-quality insulation made out of recycled products, LED lighting and low-E windows. Solar power and off-grid features are also available to potential home buyers.
According to the owner of Canoe Bay and ESCAPE Homes, Dan Dobrowolski, the inspiration behind the innovative resort village stems from giving people the option of trying out tiny home living in an idyllic setting on a short-term basis. Alternatively, the tiny houses are also available for long-term rental or purchase.
Photography by ESCAPE RV/Steve Niedorf