July 2010

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Have you checked them out yet? Each month on the Stay in Wisconsin Blog, we’ll feature a group of properties and showcase their amenities (and sometimes even a great deal!) We’ve got six picks for July – check them out here or at wisconsinlodging.org.

Gypsy Villa Resort, Eagle River

Why go to the Carribean to vacation on an island? Try Gypsy Villa Resort in Wisconsin. Probably less than a tank away! A1 clean vacation homes, beach, dock and pontoon boat. 100 acre island in Cranberry Lake, part of the longest chain of lakes in the world! Dine, golf, or shop by boat!

950 Circle Drive, Eagle River, WI 54521

Waterbury Inn, Ephraim, Door County

Looking to get away this season? Come stay at the Waterbury Inn. The Inn is a family friendly resort with many wonderful amenities. We have some great getaway packages that you can take advantage of.

10321 Water Street, Ephraim-Door County

Popp’s Resort, Lakeshore Homes & Cottages, Crivitz

Popp’s Resort is located northwest of Crivitz in Northeastern Wisconsin, on High Falls Flowage. High Falls is known for Bass, Northern, Walleye, Musky and Panfish in a Canadian setting. Popp’s offers Lakeview Cottages, Lakeshore Cottages, Deluxe Lakeshore Homes, Motel Suites, bait shop, pontoon/boat rentals, restaurant and bar.

W11581 County Road X, Crivitz

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort, Sturgeon Bay, Door County

This Door County resort offers beautiful waterfront lodging in the heart of historic Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Bridgeport Resort is centrally located near historic attractions, fine dining, shopping and everything that Door County has to offer. We feature spacious one, two and three bedroom suites in this resort getaway with whirlpools, kitchens, and fireplaces that make you feel right at home. A variety of amenities and recreational activities are offered on-site including indoor and outdoor pools, fitness room, sauna, kids splash park, wireless Internet access and barbeque picnic areas. Bridgeport Resort is the ideal accommodation for corporate travelers, family vacationers, and couples seeking a romantic getaway. If you are interested in holding a special group event, we provide three meeting rooms with audio-visual equipment to accommodate groups of different sizes. We also provide packages for many activities, festivals, and community events for a memorable Door County vacation.

50 W. Larch Street, Sturgeon Bay-Door County

Parkwood Lodge, Fish Creek, Door County

Parkwood Lodge – Door County featuring affordable lodge rooms, kitchenettes and suites with wood burning fireplaces. The resort has an indoor pool and whirlpool, game room, tennis courts, playground, grills and picnic tables. Great location between Fish Creek and Ephraim near Peninsula State Park. Close to shopping, restaurants and the Skyway Drive-In movie theater.

3775 State Hwy. 42, Fish Creek-Door County

Brookfield Suites Hotel & Convention Center, Brookfield

At the Brookfield Suites Hotel, room size does matter. As the Premier All-Suites Hotel in Greater Milwaukee, our spacious suites offer relaxation! Enjoy a drink at our nightly reception or catch a movie on our newly upgraded Lodgenet SIGNETURE® Cable. Conclude your stay with our complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast served daily and Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet

1200 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield


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Why Wisconsin festivals, of course!

You see, we don’t just hold music fests or art fairs, we’ll put together whole celebrations centered around food, too! Check out the list below for some upcoming (delicious) fun:

JULY 24th-
Summer Harvest Cherry Fest, Fish Creek:
Free wine & beer tasting (yeah!), cherry pit spitting contest, free winery tours, face painting and more.

Blueberry Blitz, Merrill:
Includes hay rides, goat cart racing (really!), live music & more. Benefits Randlin Home’s Homeless Veterans.

Pig in the Park, Elkhart Lake:
Pig & corn roast, live music and more in Marsh Park.

Platteville’s Hometown Hog Roast:
Featuring “fun, music, games, raffles, pig races, and- of course- food!

Grandad’s Pancake Festival & Grass Volleyball Tournament, La Crosse:
The name says it all – start the day with a Pancake Breakfast and then participate in one of 3 categories of volleyball (advance registration of your team required).

JULY 24th & 25th-
Iron River Lions Blueberry Festival, Iron River:
Includes Queen & Princess coronations on Saturday evening and pie eating contest Sunday, yum!

JULY 25th-
Stanley Lions Watermelon Festival, Stanley:
Kids games, car show, flea market and FREE watermelon (while supplies last)!

August 5th-7th: Brat Days, Sheboygan:
Entertainment for all ages including live music and -of course- a brat eating contest.

August 7th: Cookie Daze, Ripon:
Where else can your kids build their own rocket and play cookie BINGO? Lots of family fun including a cookie DROP.

BONUS: Not sure how I feel about this one, but… there’s also Hog WRESTLING in Twin Bridge on July 24th.


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summertime + talented artists = art fairs & fests around Wisconsin:

July 10th:
Namekagon Art & Music Fest, Cable WI

Featuring potters, painters, weavers, carvers and more. New this year will be the Jingle Dress and Fancy Dress dances performed by the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe.

Fine Arts Fair, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee WI
“Enjoy a full day of arts activities featuring fine art and craft booths, a silent auction, and great food. A variety of continuous entertainment is provided on two stages throughout the day.”

35th Annual Lake Country Art Festival, Delafield WI

With over 150 exhibiting artists, you’ll find beautiful displays of pottery, woodwork, glass, jewelry, textiles and more at Naga-waukee Park. Includes musical entertainment and children’s arts & crafts area.

July 10th & 11th:
Find a whole lotta’ great art in downtown Madison, WI at Art Fair on the Square (450 exhibitors from around the country) as well as Art Fair OFF the Square (140 exhibitors from throughout WI).

Chalk Fest, Wausau WI
This 7th annual event transforms Wausau’s City Square with pastel art drawings. (Also going on in Wausau this weekend: Wausau Balloon Rally & Glow)

July 11th:
A Day in the Park Arts & Crafts Fair, Beaver Dam WI

“39th annual arts & crafts fair with over 200 vendors, 10 am – 4 pm, Swan Park”

July 17th:
Artarama, Eagle River WI

125 vendors showing (& selling) their paintings, sculpture, pottery and more in Riverside Park.

Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm WI
Located on the Mississippi River, the Stockholm Art Fair will feature over 100 exhibitors this year. Check out their web site for a list of vendors, photos from last year’s event and directions.

Lake Mills Arts Festival, Lake Mills WI
Nearly 60 artists from around WI plus musical entertainment, children’s art activities and more.

The Hodag Country Festival runs Friday, July 9 through Sunday, July 11 in Rhinelander WI.  In it’s 33rd year, this Country Musical Festival features Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Dierks Bentley, Steel Magnolia, Billy Currington and many more.

As always, be sure to click over and check out WisconsinLodging.org when planning your next Wisconsin Getaway!


Congratulations to Joanne H. of Glenview, IL! Joanne is the winner of the July WisconsINN Getaways free night give-away to Ross’ Teal Lake Lodge in Hayward, WI.

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:
* The Delafield Hotel, Delafield

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


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