Introducing THE HEALTH CLUB at Chippewa Retreat Resort 

The Health Club at Chippewa Retreat Resort will be a magnificent addition to the Manitowish Waters Community.  The Health Club will be a center of vibrant activity open to the public and built to provide access to a wide variety of state of the art wellness amenities and programming never before seen in this area. 

We are starting a Membership Drive in April of 2015 and will wrap up the promotional aspect of the drive in September of 2015. In these short six months, The Health Club will accept Individual and Family Membership Pledges from the residents of Manitowish Waters, its surrounding towns as well as from family and friends of Chippewa Retreat Resort outside of the Northwoods.

By September 15th, we will let everyone who pledged their support for membership know whether we have enough members to start the project. If we do, at that time we will ask each pledged member to purchase their memberships so all memberships can be executed by the 30th of September. If we do not get enough members, we will notify the pledged members that we are not going through with the project and that their pledge document will be returned to them. If we get enough pledges and then conversions from those pledges into memberships, we expect to break ground in November of 2015 and Open in June of 2016.

During this promotion, we are asking members to sign up for a 3 year membership, paid up front, to determine sustainability. A facility like this is expensive to operate, especially in the harsh environment of the Northwoods. In order to build this facility, Chippewa Retreat needs to be sure it will be embraced by the community. No better way to do this than ask the community to make a commitment up front. Access to the facility will be controlled by key cards and they will be used to access the facility between the hours of 6 am and 10 pm. 

Members who join during the promotion will get the regular number of key cards plus another card (Individual) or set of cards (Family) for guests. Members who join after the promotion will get member cards only. Essentially, the promotion allows for twice the number of people to use the facility under the member’s name for the same cost of a regular membership. These additional cards, offered under the promotion only, will expire at the end of the third year of operation (May 2019). 

The promotion will end September 30, 2015. After that time, only regular memberships will be accepted for the club. However, there will be a limited number of memberships offered and should that number be reached by September 30, 2015, additional memberships will not be available unless the number of memberships is decreased by attrition.

The Health Club will have two floors. The first floor will house the Locker Rooms, the Fireplace Room, the Aquatics Center which will have a Lap Pool, a Steam Room and a Sauna, the Exercise Training Room for various Yoga and other Exercise Classes, and the Aerobic and Toning Fitness Center looking out over Lake Manitowish. The second floor will house the Tranquility Room where members will meet their Massage Therapists, two Massage Therapy Rooms, and three Guest Suites. One of the Guest Suites will be a two room unit while the other two will be three room units. These units will be rented on a transient basis like the other units at Chippewa Retreat and the proceeds will go to help offset the operating costs of The Health Club. Just to the south of the facility will be The Patio overlooking the Marina at Chippewa Retreat for Sunning, Nightly Fires and Entertainment year round. 

For more information, please look at the various sections of this area of the website. When you are ready, don't forget to fill out a pledge form for your membership. Thanks and we look forward to enjoying this beautiful facility with you, your family and your friends.