February 2010

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Yep, half way through winter in Wisconsin & there’s still plenty of festival fun to be had…

February 19-21
Madison Winter Festival
Family fun from tubing to snowshoeing, ice carving and snow sculpting, plus running, walking, biking and more all around Madison’s Capitol Square.

February 20th
Chilly Fest, Menomonie Falls
Includes Chili cook-off and ice carving contests, food, games & live entertainment at Mill Pond Park.

2010 Freeze Fest, Whitewater
Rise and shine with a pancake breakfast by the Kiwanis, then head out for a carriage ride or family skating time and much more! Freeze Fest is also one of the three Polar Plunge events this weekend in Wisconsin (see below for more).

Mardi Gras Festival, Wausau
Food & drink specials plus fun family events at Granite Peak Ski Hill.

February 20-21
Klondike Days, Eagle River
Head to Eagle River for a full weekend of family fun including snowshoe races, lumberjack competitions, plus a winter rendezvous encampment. Be sure to also check out the traditional Ojibwe dances by the Waswagoning Dance Theatre.

February 20thPolar Plunge for Special Olympics
In addition to the Polar Plunge during Freeze Fest in Whitewater, brave souls will also be raising money and making the plunge in Madison & Oshkosh on February 20th. To learn more & check for Plunge dates/ locations near you, visit the Special Olympics website.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ2GfBgSIyo]

As always, head on over to WisconsinLodging.info and start planning your Wisconsin winter getaway!

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By Michelle Eigenberger
The digital issue of the 2010 Wisconsin Lodging Directory is now ready to view online! Flip through the pages like a regular magazine! Click the ads to be taken directly to advertisers’ Web sites! We’re very excited about this digital upgrade to this year’s publication.

Visit the wisconsinlodging.info homepage and click the image of the Lodging Directory cover to be taken right to the digital edition. Click around and let us know what you like! Feel free to report any bugs or broken links as well. Have you used the Wisconsin Lodging Directory to plan a trip, weekend getaway or stay-cation? Let us know, we’d love to hear about it!

The pdf version of the directory can still be downloaded, just click the link below the image of the cover.

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Congratulations go out to manager Pat Olejniczak and staff at the Kress Inn Hotel, DePere who recently received the 2010 Platinum Award from Choice Hotels International!

According to Steve Joyce, president & CEO for Choice Hotels, “The Kress Inn hotel’s commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service has earned this well-deserved recognition as one of the best hotels among the Ascend Collection brand. We here at Choice Hotels are very proud to award this distinguished honor to the Kress Inn hotel.”

Located next to St. Norbert College, the Kress Inn is only minutes from downtown Green Bay. Catering to both leisure and business travelers, the Kress Inn has 46 suites with complimentary wired/ wireless internet, microwave, refrigerator, fabulous workspace, complimentary continental breakfast and welcome reception Monday-Thursday evenings with wine and cheese.  Don’t miss the complimentary fresh-baked cookies at the front desk as well!

For more information on the Kress Inn Hotel in DePere , click on over to WisconsinLodging.info or check out (the staff celebrating their win at) their Twitter feed hereCongratulations again to Pat and the staff of the Kress Inn!

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Congratulations to Lisa K. from Apple Valley, MN!  Lisa is the winner of the February WisconsINN Getaways free night give-away at the Aloft Hotel Downtown Milwaukee.

If you’re interested in being entered to win a different free night each month, simply sign up for the WisconsINN Getaways monthly e-newsletter. 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.

Upcoming giveaways include:
*   Eagle Harbor Inn, Door County

Click over to the WisconsINN Getaways newsletter to sign up today and again, Congratulations to Lisa!

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