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Heading to Lake Geneva during Stay Longer Weekend? There’s plenty of family fun to keep you busy your entire stay.

Lake Geneva May Days: on Saturday, May 15 from 11am – 4pm downtown Lake Geneva will be buzzing with the sights and smells of spring. Outdoor kiosks will be selling fresh flowers and garden items all over the downtown area and 25 retailers will be featuring in-store specials and all-day giveaways. Spend $20 at participating retailers and get a free herb plant!
Downtown Lake Geneva  |  262/344-3951  |  May 15, 11 am – 4 pm  |  more information

Old World Wisconsin Barn Dance: Put on your dancing shoes and head over to Old World Wisconsin in Eagle for an after-hours dance in the Clausing Barn. This event was so popular last year that three dances were added for 2010!
S103 W37890 Hwy. 67, Eagle  |  262/594-6301  |  May 15, 6-9 pm  |  more information

See the sights from the water with a Lake Geneva Boat Cruise: the beaches may  not open until Memorial Day, but you can still check out Lake Geneva from the water on a boat cruise. Choose from a variety of cruise types, all with in-depth historical narration about the many estates and mansions that line the shores of the lake.
812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva  |  800/558-5911  |  more information

Learn more about these and other events at the Lake Geneva Area Convention and Visitors Bureau!

Get a free night of lodging (May 13 or 16) when you book two nights May 14-15 at one of these great Lake Geneva locations: Bella Vista Suites, General Boyd’s B&B, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Lake Geneva Motel.

A stop in Madison during Stay Longer Weekend will keep you busy! Check out some of the sights:

Capital Brewery Tour: learn about beer-making and see first-hand how the award-winning beverages at Capital Brewery are made! Make your reservations online, as weekend tours can fill mid-week.
7734 Terrace Avenue, Middleton  |  608/836-7100  |  $3 age 21+, free under 21 with parent  |  more information

Cave of the Mounds: take a guided tour of this underground cavern that began forming more than 1 million years ago! Inside you’ll be amazed by the crystal formations and the steady 50 degree temperature all year round.
2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, Blue Mounds  |  608/437-3038  | 10 am – 4 pm weekdays, 9 am – 5 pm weekends  |  more information

Dane County Farmers Market on the Square: with more than 150 vendors, it’s the largest producer-only farmers’s market in the country. All items are produced or grown by the vendors behind the tables!
Capital Square, Madison  |  608/455-1999  |  Saturdays, 6 am – 2 pm  |  more information

Check out the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau for info on these and many other great events and attractions!

Book your Stay Longer weekend at one of the great participating Madison properties: AmericInn Madison West, Best Western West Towne Suites, Cambria Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites Airport, Crowne Plaza Madison, Hilton Madison, Sheraton Madison, Staybridge Suites Madison East and Staybridge Suites Middleton.

Congratulations to Diane and Lisa, randomly-drawn winners of a free night of lodging at Bella Vista Suites in Lake Geneva and Crowne Plaza Madison!

We’ve got plenty more prizes to giveaway this week, so keep reading if you didn’t win!

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Today on the second day of National Tourism Week, we’ve got a double giveaway! We want to hear about your favorite Wisconsin summer vacation memories. Family getaways, road trips, Northwoods camping – what was the greatest Wisconsin summer of your life?

We’ll pick two comments at random to win a night at the Crowne Plaza Madison or a night at Bella Vista Suites in Lake Geneva. Be sure to comment on this blog post to be eligible to win!

Comments will be closed at 10 p.m. CDT and the winners will be announced Wednesday morning with great things to do in Lake Geneva and Madison during Stay Longer weekend.

Don’t forget to check the @TravelinginWI Twitter for two more giveaways today! Tweet “It’s Tourism Week” and you could win a stay at the AmericInn Beaver Dam in a king whirlpool suite.  Include-Follow @TravelingInWI by 12amCST. Also, Tweet about your favorite tourist place in Milwaukee – include/follow @TravelingInWI and you could win free night at MainStay Suites Milwaukee.

Good luck!

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Have you booked your Stay Longer weekend yet? Participating Wisconsin lodging properties want to give you an extra night (Thursday, May 13 or Sunday, May 16) when you book two nights of lodging May 14-15. See all participating properties here!

So what is there to do in Wisconsin during Stay Longer weekend and National Tourism week? In part 1 of our series, we’ll focus on the Wisconsin Dells area.

State Parks
Devil’s Lake State Park: just outside of Wisconsin Dells in Baraboo,
Devil’s Lake State Park boasts 500 foot cliffs, miles of hiking trails, two sandy beaches and miles of mountain bike trails. Check out the park for a full day of outdoor exploring.
S5975 Park Road, Baraboo  |  608/356-8301  |  wisparks.com |
admission: $7-10 per day, open all year

Mirror Lake State Park: take a quick ride to this park, just three miles outside of the Dells. Here you’ll find sandstone bluffs, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, picnic areas, boat landing area, biking and hiking.
E10320 Fern Dell Road, Wisconsin Dells  |  608/254-2333  |  wisparks.com |  admission: $3-10 per day, open all year

Golf
Cold Water Canyon Golf Course at Chula Vista Resort: features 18 holes of golf, full service driving range; PGA instruction available. Located on the Chula Vista Resort property.
Hwy. 13 N  |  608/254-8489  |  chulavistaresort.com |  rates start at $49, subject to change – call for details

Photography
H.H. Bennet Studio Tour: tour the circa 1875 photography tour of the landscape photographer who “made Wisconsin Dells famous,” featuring 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits.
215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells  |  608/253-3523  |  hhbennetstudio.org |  admission: $3.50-7

Get your own old time photo!
Old Abe’s  |  217 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells  |  608/254-5663  |  oldabes.com
Professor Porter  |  112 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells  |  608/253-7533

Movies
Big Sky Twin Drive-In Theater: take a trip back in time at the
drive-in! Big Sky features two screens showing a double feature every
night of the week. Snack bar available, opens at 8 p.m.
Hwy. 16E, Wisconsin Dells  |  608/254-8025  |  bigskydrivein.com |
admission: $5-8, open: May 14-15

Congratulations to… Clare Kuhnen, winner of a free night of lodging at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, plus four free waterpark passes!!

Didn’t win? You can still get a free night of lodging (May 13 or 16) at the following Wisconsin Dells-area properties when you book two nights May 14-15:
The Atlantis Hotel, Birchcliff Resort, Chula Vista Resort, Delton Oaks Resort on Lake Delton, Fox Hill RV Park & Campground, Great Wolf Lodge, Meadowbrook Resort and Spring Brook Vacation Homes & Cabins

We’ve got a whole week of giveaways planned! Check back tomorrow for drawings from MainStay Suites Milwaukee, AmericInn Green Bay East and Crowne Plaza Madison!

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Want to Stay Longer at nearly 100 properties in Wisconsin next weekend? Get a free night (Thursday or Sunday) when you book two nights May 14-16 in celebration of National Tourism Week. Properties range from Northwoods cabins and Door County B&Bs to urban hotels and waterparks! A full list of participating properties can be found here.

Keep staying longer all summer – we’re also giving away more than 30 free nights of lodging all week, starting Monday. Watch for the first set of details posted here Monday morning and follow us on Twitter @TravelinginWI. We’ll have a bunch of giveaways each day, so check back all week!

For a complete list of giveaways and contest rules, click here.

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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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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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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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12 Days of Getaways - Day 4:

Kress Inn, Green Bay/ DePere

Congratulations to Kathy K. from Milwaukee! Kathy is the fourth winner in the 12 Days of Getaways contest and will receive a free night getaway to the Kress Inn in DePere, WI.

Still not entered? The clock is ticking!

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.

Congratulations again Kathy!

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 3:
So far Linda from Germantown won a free getaway to the Brookfield Suites Hotel, Dotti won one to the Sheraton Madison Hotel, and today’s free getaway to the Hilton Milwaukee City Center goes to Leslie M. from Franklin! There’s still plenty of great opportunities to win with the 12 Days of Getaways from WisconsINN Getaways!

Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Still not entered? What are you waiting for?

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.

Congratulations again to Leslie from Franklin!

Fine print: check out the bottom of yesterday’s post.. too lazy to copy & paste today!

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Sheraton Madison Hotel

12 Days of Getaways - Day 2:
Congratulations to Dotti P. from Wisconsin Rapids! Dotti is the second winner in the 12 Days of Getaways contest. Dotti will receive a free night getaway to the Sheraton Madison Hotel in Madison, WI.

Still not entered? What are you waiting for?

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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