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Hello, Ashland businesses & residents:
We want you! Win a Staycation!!

The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce wants you to “Be the visitor.”  We are creating a contest and you could win an Ashland Staycation.  Yes, that’s right … you become the visitor.  Our visitors tell us they LOVE Ashland.  They describe Ashland as beautiful, quaint, and when asked the first words that come to mind when they think of Ashland, they pretty much agree — it’s the lake.  Our goal is to help area residents see the beauty of Ashland through the eyes of a visitor.

The Contest: 
Write down your ideas on what you would consider a fun vacation in Ashland.  What would you do?  Where would you stay?  Where would you eat?  We want to see your ideas for a two-night stay.  The more specific you are when describing the locations, restaurants and activities, the better!  (But that doesn’t mean you need to be wordy.  We’re just looking for a great description!)

The author of the winning entry will receive a two-night stay (based on availability) at Ashland’s The Inn at Timber Cove!   Located on Sanborn Avenue, The Inn at Timber Cove contains four cottages and is truly a quiet, peaceful getaway in the city.  Enjoy Tina’s fabulous baking with a breakfast each morning delivered right to your cottage!  Prize package includes lunches (Culver’s and Blue Wave Coffeehouse and Eatery) and dinners (Deepwater Grille and 2nd Street Bistro) for two, plus two bicycle rentals from Bay City Cycles, two kayak rentals from Solstice Outdoors, and Madeline Island Ferry passes.  In addition, the winner also will receive a gift basket including water bottles, T-shirts, gift certificate for 2 root beer floats at Gabriele’s German Cookies & Chocolates, and a little Chamber Dollar spending money!

Hurry and enter today! 

The Rules:

You need to live within the 54806 zip code and your proposed Staycation has to be in Ashland County.  Each Staycation entry must include photos or video of activities. Entries can be mailed to P.O. Box 746, Ashland, WI 54806; or emailed to .

Deadline: October 10, 2015.  Winner will be announced on Tuesday October 13!