Uncovering Wisconsin’s Hidden Gems: Eau Claire

Monday, June 28, 2021

“Eau Claire could probably lay claim to being the “Indie Capital of the Midwest,” but trademarking that is too corporate for this independent-minded university town.”

Yep, this place is pretty groovy, and we’re so glad to call it home! CLICK HERE to read on for more about Eau Claire and some awesome ways to explore it, including an overnight experience with yours truly at The Oxbow Hotel.

Food & City Tour of Eau Claire, Featuring The Oxbow Hotel

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Ever wonder what a perfect weekend in Eau Claire looks like?! Check out what Eric and Allison from The Endless Adventure got up to during their recent visit to Eau Claire — including a stay with yours truly! A bunch of our friends are also featured, including SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee, Lazy Monk Brewing, The Nucleus Cafe, Revival Records, and the Downtown Eau Claire Sculpture Tour! Click here to watch the video!

Free-wheelin’ through summer like…

Friday, June 18, 2021

By Cassandra Lueck, Events and Marketing Director at The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely

It’s summertime in Eau Claire, and we can’t think of anywhere we’d rather be. Except maybe on a bicycle… exploring our amazing city and its awesome bike trails.

You with us?!

Here at The Oxbow we take the outdoors seriously, and we hope you do too. Sure, our indoor spaces and courtyard host a lot of action you won’t want to miss, but our big goal while you’re here is getting you outside to truly enjoy the rich landscape of this city. We’re talking 32 miles of beautiful, paved bike trails (in the city alone), two gorgeous rivers, and a gleaming oxbow lake. At some point during your visit, we’d love to get you out on those trails, seeing our beautiful city up close.

Included with your stay is full access to our fleet of bicycles (singles, a tandem, and a burley) free of charge; first come, first served.

That’s right, complimentary bikes with your stay! We’re lucky enough to have a bike trail right out the front door of the hotel — seriously, step outside the next time you’re here and look across the street and to the left — that’s it right there! Also, we offer helmets. No matter how big of a rebel you are at home, we want to send you on your way safely. Don’t worry, you can take it off for your selfie in front of our Oxbow Artist in Residence Mural, Cascade, which is just a hop, skip and a jump across the street.

And speaking of being safe, we take pride in keeping our bikes clean and well-maintained… this includes sanitizing them before you hop on, so you can enjoy your excursion and have total peace of mind.

Sounds good, right?!
Click here to check out our available rooms, tons of other awesome amenities, and to begin planning your next Eau Claire adventure!

Downtown Eau Claire, Inc (DECI) Interview – A Hub of Eau Claire Vibes: Local Food, Art, and Live Music

Monday, March 8, 2021

In a recent interview with Downtown Eau Claire Incorporated (DECI), Cassandra Lueck, the Events and Marketing Director at The Oxbow Hotel, talks about the venue’s strong local vibe, and creating an inclusive place for all to hang out and absorb local culture.

“It’s a hub of unique, cool, authentic Eau Claire vibes,” said Cassandra Lueck, describing The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely—a restaurant, bar, and venue offering farm-to-table fare, craft cocktails, and live music. To keep the community safe amid COVID-19, The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely closed in March 2020, but aim to reopen in Summer 2021. “When we [re]open our doors, we want everyone to come in and have a drink. . .raise a glass to coming as far as we have as a community,” said Lueck, Marketing and Events Director with the property.


Photo Credit: Travel Wisconsin

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