December 2009

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by Pamela Haase
With the state covered in a nice layer of white powder, now is the perfect time to pack up the family and head out for a day outdoors!

There’s a ski park in every region of Wisconsin, so get out to the slopes on the last day (and night) of the year! If you’re not a skier or snowboarder, many places also offer snowshoeing and tubing as well. What a great way to get a head-start on your New Years Resolution, burning those extra calories and making unforgettable memories with the family. Don’t forget your camera!

Northeast WI:
Ski: Camp 10
1604 Camp 10 Road
Rhinelander, WI 54501
www.camp10skiandsnowboard.com
1-715-362-0506

Lodging:
Americas Best Value Inn
www.americasbestvalueinn.com
1-888-315-2378

Best Western Claridge Motor Inn
www.bestwestern.com
1-800-427-1377

Brekke’s Fireside Resort
www.brekkesresort.com
1-715-369-3112

Clear Lake Inn & Resort
www.clearlakeinnandresort.com
1-888-257-5253

Comfort Inn
www.choicehotels.com/hotel/wi049
1-715-369-1100

Holiday Acres Resort on Lake Thompson
www.holidayacres.com
1-800-261-1500

Kafka’s Resort
www.kafkas-resort.com
1-800-426-6674

Merry-Dale Resort
www.merrydaleresort.com
1-800-315-3990

Pinewood Lodge Condominium
www.pinewoodlodgeandcondo.com
1-800PINEWOOD

Shady Rest Lodge
www.shadyrestlodge.com
1-800-477-3229

Ski: Keyes Peak Ski Hill
4960 Old Highway 69 Road
Florence, WI 54121
www.florencewisconsin.com/Attractions/keyes_ski_hill.htm
1 -715-528-3228

Lodging:
Delta Lodge
www.delta-lodge.com
1-715-372-4299

Northwest WI:
Lodging & Ski: Whitecap Mountain Ski Resort
9106 W County Rd
Upson, WI 54565
www.skiwhitecap.com
1-715-561-2227

Ski: Christie Mountain Snow Area
W 13755 Cty. O
Bruce, WI  54819
www.christiemountain.com
1-715-868-7800

Lodging:
Rainbow’s End Resort
www.rainbowend.com
1-800-576-4492

Shady Grove Resort
www.chetek.com/shadygrove
1-715-924-3141

TJ’s Timberline Resort
www.tjtimberline.com
1-715-353-2238

Wildwood Resort
www.wildwoodchetek.com
1-715-924-3259

Central East WI:
Ski & Lodging: Rib Mountain Inn – Wausau
2900 Rib Mountain Way
Wausau, WI 54401
www.ribmtninn.com
1-877-960-8900

Ski: Granite Peak
3605 North Mountain Road
Wausau, WI 54401
www.skigranitepeak.com
1-715-845-2846

Lodging:
Best Western Midway
www.midwayhotels.com
1-800.482.3770

Courtyard by Marriott
www.courtyardwausau.com
1-715.849.2124

Days Inn & Suites
www.daysinn.com
1-800.329.7466

Everest Inn B & B
www.everestinn.com
1-888-848-5651

Hampton Inn
www.wausau.hamptoninn.com
1-715-848-9700

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott of Wausau
www.fairfieldwausau.com
1-715-241-8400

Jefferson Street Inn
www.jeffersonstreetinn.com
1-866-855-6500

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
www.ichoicehotelsgroup.com
1-888-272-2792

Rodeway Inn
www.wausaurodeway.com
1-800-4CHOICE

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12 Days of Getaways - Winners

  1. December 9th, Brookfield Suites Hotel – Linda M from Germantown, WI
  2. December 10th, Sheraton Madison Hotel – Dotti P from Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  3. December 11th, Hilton Milwaukee City Center – Leslie M from Franklin, WI
  4. December 14th, Kress Inn - Kathy K from Millwaukee, WI
  5. December 15th, Spur of the Moment Ranch – Kristin R from Waterford, WI
  6. December 16th, The Pointe Hotel & Suites – Elizabeth S from Woodbury, MN
  7. December 17th, InterContinental Milwaukee – Kate A from Milwaukee, WI
  8. December 18th, Westwood Shores – Tim T from Mt. Prospect, IL
  9. December 21st, Timber Ridge Lodge – Jane L from Oregon, WI
  10. December 22nd, Holiday Acres Resort – Pam W from Doylestown, WI
  11. December 23rd, Bella Vista Suites – Al W from Pleasant Prairie, WI

The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee

And our final winner in the 12 Days of Getaways is Denise J from Princeton, IL! Denise will receive the final getaway to The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee!

Congratulations to all of our winners! Don’t worry if you didn’t win… if you’re on the WisconsINN Getaways email list, you have a new chance to win a great Getaway every month.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday Season from WisconsINN Getaways and the Wisconsin Innkeepers Association!

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12 Days of Getaways - Day 11:

Bella Vista Suites, Lake Geneva

Congratulations to Al W. from Pleasant Prairie, WI! Al is the eleventh winner in the 12 Days of Getaways contest and will receive a free night getaway to the Bella Vista Suites in Lake Geneva!

Would you like to be tomorrow’s winner?

Get on the list by simply signing up here. Every month, you’ll receive an email with up to 10 special deals or packages for amazing places to stay in Wisconsin & each month you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free stay. PLUS you’ll be entered for a chance to win the final giveaway in our 12 Days of Getaways.

Fine print: Wisconsin Innkeepers Association employees & family not eligible- SORRY! Also, no purchase necessary to win, but must be 18 years or older. Odds of winning are based on number of entries, 12 total giveaways will be awarded. Winners will be notified by phone.

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12 Days of Getaways - Day 10:

Holiday Acres Resort, Rhinelander

Congratulations to Pam W. from Doylestown, WI! Pam is our tenth winner in the 12 Days of Getaways contest and will receive a free night getaway to the Holiday Acres Resort on Lake Thompson in Rhinelander.

Are you signed up for your chance to win tomorrow?

Get on the list by simply signing up here. Every month, you’ll receive an email with up to 10 special deals or packages for amazing places to stay in Wisconsin & each month you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free stay. PLUS you’ll be entered for a chance to win each of the remaining two 12 Days of Getaways giveaways!

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12 Days of Getaways - Day 9:
Winner recap:

  1. December 9th – Linda M from Germantown, WI
  2. December 10th – Dotti P from Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  3. December 11th – Leslie M from Franklin, WI
  4. December 14th – Kathy K from Millwaukee, WI
  5. December 15th – Kristin R from Waterford, WI
  6. December 16th – Elizabeth S from Woodbury, MN
  7. December 17th – Kate A from Milwaukee, WI
  8. December 18th – Tim T from Mt. Prospect, IL

Timber Ridge Lodge at Grand Geneva

Today’s winner in the 12 Days of Getaways contest is Jane L. from Oregon, WI. Jane will receive a free overnight at the Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva!

Still not entered? With only days remaining, there are still lots of great places to win a stay!

Get on the list by simply signing up here. Each month, you’ll receive an email with up to 10 special deals or packages for amazing places to stay in Wisconsin & each month you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free stay. PLUS you’ll be entered for a chance to win each of the remaining 12 Days of Getaways.

Fine print: Wisconsin Innkeepers Association employees & family not eligible. No purchase necessary to win, must be 18 years or older. Odds of winning are based on number of entries, 12 total giveaways will be awarded. Winners will be notified by phone.

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12 Days of Getaways - Day 8:

Westwood Shores
Waterfront Resort,
Sturgeon Bay

Congratulations to Tim T. from Mt. Prospect, IL! Tim is the eighth winner in the 12 Days of Getaways contest and will receive a free night getaway to Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort in Sturgeon Bay!

Would you like to be Monday’s winner?

Get on the list by simply signing up here. Every month, you’ll receive an email with up to 10 special deals or packages for amazing places to stay in Wisconsin & each month you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free stay. PLUS you’ll be entered for a chance to win each of the remaining 12 Days of Getaways.

Fine print: Wisconsin Innkeepers Association employees & family not eligible- SORRY! Also, no purchase necessary to win, but must be 18 years or older. Odds of winning are based on number of entries, 12 total giveaways will be awarded. Winners will be notified by phone.

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12 Days of Getaways - Day 7:

InterContinental Milwaukee

Congratulations to Kate A. from Milwaukee! Kate is our seventh winner in the 12 Days of Getaways contest and will receive a free night getaway to the InterContinental Milwaukee.

Are you signed up for your chance to win tomorrow?

Get on the list by simply signing up here. Every month, you’ll receive an email with up to 10 special deals or packages for amazing places to stay in Wisconsin & each month you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free stay. PLUS you’ll be entered for a chance to win each of the remaining 12 Days of Getaways.

All this Giveaway stuff is FUN!

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We’ve been telling you all about the winners in the 12 Days of Getaways contest lately and encouraging you to get entered by signing up for the WisconsINN Getaways monthly eNewsletter — Thought you’d like to see what the newsletter looks like as well!

Northeast Region

Popp’s Resort

W11581 County Road X
Crivitz, WI
715/757-3511
PoppsResort.com


Stay two nights, receive one night free on new reservations. Not valid with other offers. Must mention special when reservation is made.Valid December 2009 through April 2010.

The Pointe Hotel and Suites
& Conference Center

8269 U.S. Hwy. 51 S.
Minocqua, WI
888/356-4431
thepointeresort.com


A luxury, year-round condominium resort-hotel on the shores pristine Lake Minocqua in beautiful Minocqua, Wisconsin. “Come for the fun, relax in the comfort!” Rates starting at $125.


Spur of the Moment Ranch

14221 Helen Lane
Mountain, WI
800/644-8783
spurofthemomentranch.org


Enjoy the beauty of the Nicolet National Forest in winter – stay one night, next night ½ off through April 29, 2010. Become a fan of the ranch on Facebook.

Holiday Acres Resort
on Lake Thompson

4060 S. Shore Drive
Rhinelander, WI
800/261-1500
holidayacres.com


Celebrate New Year’s in the Northwoods! Enjoy an special evening of dining and dancing, then stay the weekend to relax! Check the Holiday Vacation Packages! Starting at $185.60.


RusticManor Motor Lodge

6343 Hwy. 70 E.St.
Germain, WI
800/272-9776
rusticmanor.com


ULTIMATE SLEEP-N-SLED MID-WEEK PACKAGE: three nights lodging, one two-up snowmobile for two days, dinner for two at area restaurant, starting at $579. Valid January 3, 2010 through March 18, 2010 Sunday through Thursday nights.

Central Region


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

W10170
State Hwy. 54 E.
Black River Falls, WI
715/284-0888
hiexpress.com/blackriverwi

Stay any Sunday through May 10 and receive a 20% discount. Call the hotel directly and mention the Innkeepers special.


Kress Inn

300 Grant Street
De Pere, WI
800/221-5070
kressinn.com


One night – $124.99 plus tax. Includes one night’s lodging for two, $40 dinner voucher to be used at your choice of five area restaurants and continental breakfast for two.


Ramada Plaza Green Bay

2750 Ramada Way
Green Bay, WI
800/2-RAMADA
greenbayramada.com


Family Meal Deal: Sunday through Thursday, $99 plus tax; Friday and Saturday, $119 plus tax. Includes breakfast for four (two
adults and two children) and waterpark passes.

Door County Region


Waterbury Inn

10321 Water Street/Hwy. 42
Door County – Ephraim, WI
800/720-1624
waterburyinn.com


New Years Eve is just around the corner. Come join the party at the WATERBURY INN! For more details call our front desk at 800/720-1624.

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort


Homestead Suites

4006 Main Street
Door County -
Fish Creek, WI
800/686-6621
homesteadsuites.com

Through April 2010: stay two nights and get a third night FREE! *Excludes holidays, special weekends and the week between Christmas and New Year’s*

**Limited availability**


Bay Shore Inn Resort

4205 Bay Shore Drive
Door County – Sturgeon Bay, WI
800/556-4551
bayshoreinn.net


Quiet Time Special through April 2010: Enjoy two relaxing days at the Bay Shore Inn savoring the late fall/winter sights and activities of Door County and receive a third night free (some exclusions).
Call 800/556-4551 to schedule a reservation.

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort


Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort

4303 Bay Shore Drive
Door County – Sturgeon Bay, WI
800/440-4057
westwoodshores.net

Stay and Save Package: the longer you stay, the more you save. Stay two nights take 5% off, stay three nights 10% off and stay four nights or longer, take 15% off your entire stay.

Milwaukee Area

Brookfield Suites Hotel &
Convention Center

1200 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI
800/444-6404
brookfieldsuiteshotel.com

New Year’s Eve Beatles Bash. Spend this New Year’s Eve with BritBeat A Beatles Tribute. Package includes Suites accommodations, dinner buffet, balloon drop and much more… Starting at $235.

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort


The Chalet Motel of Mequon

10401 N. Port Washington Road
Mequon, WI
800/343-4510
chaletmotelmequon.com

Stay overnight in an Executive room for $69 plus tax and receive two complimentary tickets to the Milwaukee Art Museum, featuring the Andy Warhol Exhibit.


Aloft Milwaukee Downtown

1230 N. Old World Third Street
Milwaukee, WI
866/932-7680
starwoodhotels.com

Wisconsin’s most happening city has a hip new hotel! Come celebrate your style at a steal with Aloft Milwaukee Downtown’s exclusive offer. Weekend rates from $69 per night, weekday rates from $149 per night. Book by December 31, 2009, for stays anytime December 24, 2009 through March 31, 2010. Click through for more information or to make your reservations.

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort


Days Inn – Hotel of the Arts

1840 N. 6th Street
Milwaukee, WI
414/265-5629
hotelofthearts.com

Weekend Getaway Package: $59 on weekdays and $69 on weekends. Gift basket with wine or champagne, free local shuttle, free passes to select night clubs and comedy clubs.


Hilton Milwaukee City Center

509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
800-KIDS-RULE
frostyflickspackages.com

Frosty Flicks Package includes:overnight accommodations for one night, waterpark passes for Paradise Landing, 40 game tokens, large pizza and two-liter bottle of soda, keepsake Frosty the
Snowman DVD. Rates starting at $159.


Hilton Milwaukee River

4700 N. Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, WI
414/962-6040
milwaukeeriver.hilton.com

2009 New Year’s Eve! Package includes: deluxe guestroom, $40 Anchorage dinner voucher, New Year’s Day breakfast buffet and much more! $149 plus tax, per couple.


InterContinental Milwaukee

139 E. Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
800/424-6835
ichotelsgroup.com/intercontinental

It Came Upon aMidnight CLEAR: overnight stay for one night, $10 gift card to CLEAR, breakfast for two and keepsake holiday gift. Rates starting at $167.

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort


Pfister Hotel

424 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
800/558-8222
thepfisterhotel.com

Pfister connections- pick your pleasure to complete your package. Package includes overnight stay in a deluxe Pfister guestroom. Select from two of six items offered to complete your package. Rates start at $185.
Southeast Region


TheDelafield Hotel

415 Genesee Street
Delafield, WI
262/646-1600
thedelafieldhotel.com


This New Year’s, Ring in 2010 in Luxury at The Delafield Hotel. Packages available starting at $210, stay a second night for only
$99.


Bella Vista Suites

335 Wrigley Drive
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
800/773-5119
bellavistasuites.com

Weekday Escape: Stay two nights and receive 40% off your second night. Stay three nights and your third night is free! Special weekend packages also available.


Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva

300 Wrigley Drive
Lake Geneva, WI
888/746-7371
harborshoreslg.com

Reserve your Christmas break getaway now with Harbor Shores! With rates as low as $65 you don’t want to pass this up! Call now: 888-SHORES1.


Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark

7020 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI
866/636-4502
timberridgeresort.com


The best things in life are FREE. Pick your FREE when you stay at Timber Ridge. Choose from FREE Breakfast, FREE Kids Camp or FREE Suite Treats.


Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-
Madison West

1109 Fourier Drive
Madison, WI
888/522-WISC
wiscohotels.com

New Years Eve Family Package at Madison’s only indoor waterpark hotel. Dinner, waterpark admission, family party with balloon drop, champagne & party favors in guestroom and more!


Sheraton Madison

706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI
608/251-2300
sheratonmadison.com


Close to downtown Madison, complimentary Intenet access in all guest rooms. Rates starting at $109.


Sleep Inn & Suites – Madison

4802 Tradewinds Parkway
Madison, WI
608/221-8100
sleepinn.com


Brand new Sleep Inn & Suites, great winter rates starting at $79.


Super 8 – Madison South

1602 W. Beltline Hwy
Madison, WI
800/800-8000
super8madison.com

Winter season discounted rate! Stay any night through February 17, 2010 and pay only $59.99, plus tax!


Staybridge Suites Middleton

7790 Elmwood Avenue
Middleton, WI
877/238-8889
staybridge.com/madisonwest

Coming to Madison? Book your stay with Staybridge Suites and ask for our special Target Shopping Package, which earns you a $25 gift card! Rates starting at $109.

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort


Radisson Hotel & Conference Center – Kenosha

11800 108th Street
Pleasant Prairie, WI
262-857-3377
radisson.com/kenoshawi

New Year’s Eve Packages: rate includes overnight accommodations, a bottle of champagne, & $25 certificate to the Chancery Restaurant & Pub. Rates starting at $139.

Southwest Region


Best Western Park Oasis Inn

W5641 State Rd. 82 E.
Mauston, WI
800/463-4960
BestWestern.com/ParkOasisInn

10% off for all Snowmobilers!


Woodside Ranch Resort & Conference Center

W4015 State Road 82
Mauston, WI 53948
800/626-4275
WoodsideRanch.com

Woodside Ranch Valentine’s Day Special! Stay three nights for the price of two February 13 – 16. Rates include lodging, meals and activities.

Wisconsin Dells


Kalahari Resort Convention
Center & Waterpark

1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI
877/525-2427
kalahariresorts.com

Overnight stay for $99.95 per night. Includes waterpark admission for up to four. Several dates available through January 31, 2010. Please see link.




As you can see, this one’s quite full of great deals and packages.  Around the first of each month you’ll receive the eNewsletter with up to 10 different deals or specials. Four times throughout the year we’ll also send you seasonal specials (like this one) as well. Each month you’re on the subscription list you’re automatically entered to win a free night at our sponsor property as well! Cost to you — Zilch. Zero. Nada.

So, sign up today and get entered to win the monthly drawings as well as the remaining 12 Days of Getaways!

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Congratulations to The American Club in Kohler, named to the list of 500 World’s Best Hotels 2010 by Travel + Leisure magazine this week! They were the only Wisconsin property to make the list.

American Club at Destination Kohler

The magazine also called them “the Midwest’s most luxe resort and spa”.

The American Club at Destination Kohler also includes the 4 Star rated Kohler Waters Spa plus championship golf courses. The 92nd annual PGA Championships will return to Whistling Straights at The American Club in 2010. They’re also scheduled to host the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open at Blackwolf Run and the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straights.

For more information on The American Club, click on over to WisconsinLodging.info or check out their site here.

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The Pointe Hotel & Suites, Minocqua

12 Days of Getaways - Day 6:
Winner recap: Linda won an overnight stay at the Brookfield Suites Hotel, Dotti’s on her way to the Sheraton Madison, Leslie won a free stay at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Kathy was the winner of the free overnight stay at the Kress in in DePere, Kristen’s headed to the Spur of the Moment Ranch in Mountain for her free night stay and today’s winner in the 12 Days of Getaways contest is Elizabeth S. from Woodbury, MN. Elizabeth will receive a free overnight at The Pointe Hotel & Suites in Minocqua!

Still not entered? We’re half-way through, but there are still lots of good places to win a stay!

Get on the list by simply signing up here. Each month, you’ll receive an email with up to 10 special deals or packages for amazing places to stay in Wisconsin & each month you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free stay. PLUS you’ll be entered for a chance to win each of the remaining 12 Days of Getaways.

Fine print: Wisconsin Innkeepers Association employees & family not eligible.  No purchase necessary to win, must be 18 years or older. Odds of winning are based on number of entries, 12 total giveaways will be awarded. Winners will be notified by phone.

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