5 Romantic Getaways in Wisconsin
What motivates people to give B&Bs a try? The answer is often tied to romance, with charming inns naturally giving off a romantic vibe, and not just for Valentine's Day. Here are inns that clearly love a good romance package: Westport Bed and Breakfast, in Manitowoc, offers everything needed for romance with that special someone in your life. It can’t get better than their “Most Popular” Romantic Getaway package complete with flowers, chocolate and champagne. When you start to get a little restless and are looking for something to do, Manitowoc has much to offer. Try visiting the Rahr-West Art Museum. It was built in 1891 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but I bet you didn’t know it is also home to Sputnikfest because a piece of Sputnik IV landed in front of the mansion in 1962. So you say you’d rather spend some time outdoors enjoying everything Mother Nature has to offer? In the Manitowoc area there is no shortage of fun, take your pick of snowmobiling, cross country skiing, indoor skating, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Check out the Manitowoc-Two Rivers Visitors website for more ideas. For that perfect romantic getaway, your hosts at the beautiful Honeybee Inn extend a gracious welcome. Guests can retreat to one of four distinctly romantic and enchanting guest rooms. For an excursion you could visit the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association. It is less than a 20 minute drive from the Honeybee Inn and has a variety of exhibits and events throughout the year. Outdoor activities abound at the beautiful Horicon Marsh. The Friends of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center can help you figure out the best way to spend time with your loved one while enjoying the beauty of nature. A delicious and romantic breakfast is served by candlelight at Naeset-Roe Inn, located in Stoughton. It is guaranteed to top off your weekend of romance. Stoughton has a strong Norwegian heritage, so it is only natural that you would find such attractions as The Nordic Nook, and the Viking Brew Pub. If you are interested in learning about the local history, the Luke Stoughton House is a great place to start. If you are interested in catching a play, the Stoughton Village Players can be found right on Main Street. Lake Kegonsa State Park has over 5 miles of cross-country ski trails and 1+ miles of snowshoe trails. For the more adventurous, you could also try your hand at ice fishing. Listed in the nation’s top 10 romantic inns, White Lace Inn, in Sturgeon Bay, will provide everything you need for the ultimate gift of a cozy and romantic getaway. Weather permitting, the Sturgeon Bay Historic Walking Tour has a downloadable/printable .pdf map that offers a unique opportunity for visitors to take a self-guided walking tour of some of the most beautiful neighborhoods and shops in Wisconsin. The Door County Maritime Museum will help you connect with Sturgeon Bay’s historic working waterfront and the impact Lake Michigan has had on the area. Here at Albany House Bed & Breakfast, in Albany, they take pride in helping guests have the best experience possible. Your romantic getaway will surely become that weekend you talk about for years to come. The New Glarus Woods State Park is only a 20 minute drive from the B&B and offers both cross country skiing and snowshoeing. If you like taking a drive in the country and looking at the various types of barns in the area, Green County has a Barn Quilt tour to get you out and about & enjoy the farm country. The Green County Tourism website has information about this and many other things to do in the area. No matter your definition of romance, one of the 120 Bed & Breakfasts that belong to the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association will be able to help you reconnect with that special someone in your life and you can create an adventure the two of you will remember for years to come.