The Compound

We’re nestled within the bustling heart of downtown Eau Claire, right on the Chippewa River Trail, mere feet from the Eau Claire River, and just blocks away from several restaurants, retailers, pubs, parks, farmers markets, theaters, and various nightly events.

Our unique property consists of two distinct buildings — The Main House and The Flats — joined by our actively programmed courtyard and our comfortable, woodsy patio. In addition to rooms, the Main House hosts The Lakely — our cocktail lounge and music venue — as well as our on-site outdoor outfitter offering bikes and other adventure gear. You can eat, drink, and be merry anywhere within the walls of our property. And we hope you do just that.

Hotel Amenities

From the locally handcrafted wood furniture in our rooms to the cut-stone fire pits in our courtyard, the design and amenities at the Oxbow Hotel have been thoughtfully considered in an effort to make your stay enjoyable — and reflective of the spirit of Eau Claire.

While our most valuable amenity is an attentive staff ready to assist you around the clock, here are a few notable things we have to offer:

  • The Lakely: cocktail lounge, music + event venue
  • The Gallery: public + private event space
  • books, games, magazines, newspapers
  • lobby work counter
  • complimentary wifi and phone
  • vinyl library in the lobby (for check out to your room)
  • courtyard patio with fire pits, couches, tables
  • in-room record players
  • exclusive retail wall with merch, snacks and drinks
  • grass court for kubb, beanbags, etc.
  • outdoor hammock nook
  • bikes
  • complimentary Wonderstate coffee and Rishi tea
  • ice available 24/7
  • ATM

See rooms for individual room amenities »


Well-behaved dogs are always welcome when staying in The Flats (Queen Patio Room and King Balcony Room), and a small fee is associated with their stay. Stop by the front desk for a treat.

Hotel Spaces

The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely play host to weekly indoor events in the bar and the gallery, as well as periodic outdoor events in our courtyard and patio.

Courtyard & Patio

Our courtyard and patio — featuring outdoor fire pits, couches, tables, and more — make for a great outdoor spot for larger seasonal events as well.

The Gallery

Our Gallery can play host to a number of different community events including small concerts, film screenings, book readings, talks, parties, and more.

For booking music & performances, contact: (at) theoxbowhotel [d0t] com,)

For artists interested in displaying work, contact: (at) theoxbowhotel [d0t] com,)