At the Washington House Inn, we stayed in the Conrad C. Horneffer Room on the second floor in the front of the hotel.
Each room is named after an important citizen from an early time period. The name is placed on a plaque on the outside door of the room to identify it. Our room is affectionately known as "The Window Room" because it has 7 tall windows that are covered with lovely cream-colored wooden shudders.
On the previous page, if you look at the photo of the Washington Inn and zero in on the second floor, four of those windows were ours; the other three are not in the photo. The room was 35 feet long and 14 feet wide! The windows are so long that they are divided into three sections for opening sections at a time. That windowed-wall is also painted that same cream color as the shudders.
The other walls are papered in a lovely pattern with cream, green, and peach tones. The two beds have antique headboards (not matching) with two somewhat matching end tables. In addition, there is an antique wardrobe chest for a closet, an antique chest which opens up to view the television, a small dropleaf table with two chairs, an antique wooden cabinet with a sink, and a lovely cushioned Blue Velvet chair.
In the corner is a wonderful stand-up brass mirror that is ideal for checking your outfits.
I also liked the long, narrow hallway after you enter that leads into the main room because it gives much privacy.
The carpet is green with tan highlights, and the down bedcovers are green, cream, and shades of rose. There are antique scounces on the wall as well as two lamps, one on the small table, and one is a floor lamp.
But, my favorite source of light is the three crystal and brass antique hanging lights. In such a large room, all this light was delightful.
As I said, the sink is in the bedroom and right off the bedroom is a small bath with cream colored small tiled floor and a huge whirlpool bath with marble trim. The bathtub also has a great shower.
Luxurious towels and body products are provided as well as a heated, timed light.
The rates for the Washington House Inn range from $95.00 for a queen sized bed, standard tub/shower to $235 for a suite with a king-sized pencil post bed, fireplace, loft, tub room with oversized whirlpool bath and fireplace! These rates are based on double occupancy. $20.00 is charged for each additional person. And, of course, state and local taxes are added to that price.
From this description, wouldn't you agree that the rooms offer both comfort/convenience with the the charm/elegance of the past?
The great thing about this Inn is that each room is unique. All feature antiques, down comforters, phones and color TV/VCRs with cable. This three-floor Inn has an elevator and a sauna.
While visiting Cedarburg, Wisconsin, we stayed at the lovely Country Victorian Bed and Breakfast called the Washington House Inn.
The Washington House was Cedarburg's first Inn, and it was built in 1846 on this same site. Then, in 1886, the original structure was replaced by the present Victorian Cream City Brick building. It existed as a hotel until the 1920's. At that time, it was converted into offices and apartments.
In 1983, it was purchased and renovated into the Washington House Inn, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Then in 1994, a historic home down the street was purchased and renovated as a companion to the Washington House Inn. This lovely home is called the Schroeder Guest House. You have a choice of staying at one of the two places.
Late in the afternoon, wine, fruit, and cheeses are served as part of the daily social hour. A delicious continental breakfast is served, and it includes: cakes, muffins, breads, fresh fruit, cereal, scones, bagels, freshly squeezed juices, teas, and coffee.
All the baked goods are homemade and delectable. Recipes taken from an authentic turn-of-the-century Cedarburg Cook Book are used.
The room where social hour and breakfast are served is stunning. It has large, lace-covered windows, a fireplace, antique tables and chairs, lovely Bone China Dishes, and gorgeous linens.
You are surrounded with elegance, but it is not "stuffy". The staff is friendly, efficient, and so willing to make your stay memorable.
This is the first place we stopped at for our first nights sleep in the USA.
After a long flight, then drive South for quite a while (until my eyes were closing....) we had to stop.
This is a fairly basic place to stay, no frills at all. It feels like one of the early Super8`s that needs to be modernised.
The cleanliness was not up to scratch, but, when you need sleep............who cares !!!
The lad behind the desk was very good & gave me a discount when he found I was from the UK.
Continental breakfast is supplied, but you have to get up early before it`s all gone.
Clean & comfortable. Stayed for 2 days.
Mike Rasmus, the Inn Keeper, has only been here since January & is renovating the whole motel, doing it room by room.
The only criticisms we have are the coffee maker was in an awkward place (with only 1 coffee satchet in it), under the tv, with no electric socket for it & the towels were far too small.
I think a continental breakfast would have made the motel more enjoyable too, just a feeling of lack of that "personnal touch" which Mike should add if he wants a Victorian feel to the place.
Otherwise, a great place.
(Yes, I know I`m critical of the places we visit).
Tastefully decorated & lovingly kept to it`s original design. Rooms are spacious & well equipped.
One thing I did not like is, after reading the visitor`s book, the owners seem to have made this house warm & inviting, but now it is managed by the hotel on the opposite side of the street. To us, the house seems to have lost it`s heart.
As we were there for a couple of days, it would have been nice to have had our bins emptied, bed made, coffee topped up & clean towels supplied !!!!
Central location in Bayfield & very comfortable.
What a gem of a place. Wish we could have stayed longer.
The rooms are bright & airy with really comfy beds.
The hosts, Steve & Kathy keep the place immaculately clean. Didn`t meet Kathy, but Steve is very enthusiastic & has a wealth of local knowledge.
The continental breakfast is top class, well presented & Steve keeps the coffee pot full.
I also noticed that Steve was up early cleaning all the car windscreens. He really tries hard to make your stay memorable. WE`LL BE BACK.
We stayed with sister in law and her husband in their home.
Their house is an old country schoolhouse. They are adding to and remodeling.[they had just moved in and part of the utilities were not installed until later that afternoon.
The price is right. FREE to in-laws.
The price was fairly high when we stayed ($150, but ranges from $58 to $229).
There were no other facilities there at the property.
No great views, but the place is very romantic.
The White Lace Inn is a beautiful and fantastic B&B. It consists of three restored Victorian homes, with whirlpools in one home and fireplaces in another and whirlpools and fireplaces in the third. They serve a wonderful breakfast and delightful warm drinks in the evening.
It caters mainly to couples.
None of the rooms have phones! What a blessing!
No pets or smoking is allowed.
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center - Kenosha
Just a nice hotel, kind of near things (like if you're interested in the outlet mall across the street)
AmerInn (I think it was called). I satyed at the one in Burlington for a week and it was excellent.
I think it cost around $70 or $80 per night. It was well worth it.
Fantastic breakfast in the lobby, nice indoor pool, and the most wonderful employees.
I stayed at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire's Tower Hall. It left a lot to be desired, better than sleeping in a tent! The doorm is seen in the picture below.
My room did overlook a river!
The Park Inn Plaza is a nice place to stay and quite cheap. Clean and a nice breakfast that is free.
Depending on the time of year, your looking at 43.00 in winter and 82.00 fall
Happy hour gets you 1 drink free with every one you order. This can get dangerous. Nice breakfast but the rest of the food at the Arazona's restaurant is not great.
A few years ago, I spent a weekend in Milwaukee and splurged by staying at what is now the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel (formerly the Wyndham Hotel). In my opinion, it is the best hotel in Milwaukee, with elegant rooms and impeccable service.
The ten-story hotel was recently acquired by the Intercontinental Hotel group and underwent an extensive renovation in 2006. The InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel offers 221 rooms and 16 suites.
The InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel contains the Kil@Wat, a full-service restaurant specializing in Midwest cuisine. The Zen Den is a lounge which provides a relaxing place to have a drink after a day of sightseeing. Finally, the CLEAR Lounge offers drinks, snacks, and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.
There are many camp grounds in Wisconsin. Find a camp site by a lake on a warm moonlit night and enjoy the reflection of the full moon on the lake.
State Campgrounds in Wisconsin are wonderful! Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island has many nice spots. Rock Island State Park is also fine, although you must create your own sponge bath - no showers! The scenery cannot be beat for peaceful lakeside camping.
Lovely views, proximity to freshwater swimming beaches, primitive to not-so-primitive sites. In both cases, you must have a boat or pay ferry fee to get to island.
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