Escape in the heart of it all at the beautiful condo-hotel in downtown Lake Geneva. As a boutique hotel, the Mill Creek Hotel provides unique lodging tailored to the needs and experiences all guests.

Each suite is actually a condo with a totally private balcony, fully equipped kitchen and dining room, fireplace, living room, whirlpool tub and generous seating and sleeping accommodations. Experience all the amenities of home, plus private balcony views, walks to downtown, and mornings filled with birdsong and sunshine. It’s an ambiance you can only find at Lake Geneva.

The Mill Creek Hotel offers visitors to Lake Geneva the best of all possibilities. Enjoy the peaceful Donian Wetland Nature Preserve, Geneva Lake, and find yourself truly within steps of Lake Geneva’s prominent Main Street for fun shopping and dining. Park your car for the weekend and enjoy Lake Geneva!

The Mill Creek Hotel
123 Center Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147


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For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct anonymous, in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Each year AAA reviews nearly 28,000 hotels – Just 0.4 percent make the AAA Five Diamond list and  The American Club Resort in Kohler, Wisconsin! 

Just 5.9 percent of the nearly 28,000 hotels Approved by AAA make the Four Diamond list. The properties below were named Four Diamond Hotels:

AAA Diamond Ratings for hotels represent a combination of the overall quality, range of facilities and level of services offered by the property. The descriptive ratings are assigned exclusively to properties that meet and uphold AAA’s rigorous Approval standards.

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After thousands of votes were cast for our 12 spectacular finalists in the 2017 Wisconsin Lodging Directory Cover Contest, we are so excited to announce the winner… The Ashbrooke, Egg Harbor!

Thanks so everyone who visited to check out the covers and to all of our finalist properties!


It’s that time of year again – we’re on the hunt for a new cover for the 2017 Wisconsin Lodging Directory – and we want YOU to pick it!

We’ve got 12 fantastic finalist covers from all across the state. Pick your favorite at the contest link below and cast a vote. Only votes with an email address will be counted. Please only vote one time for one photo. Duplicate votes will not be counted. Voting ends at 11:59 pm CDT on Tuesday, April 26. Check the Stay in Wisconsin Blog on April 29 when we announce the winner!

Cast your vote here!

Participating properties:

The Ashbrooke
Baker House 1885
Brekke’s Fireside Resort
The Edgewater
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Green Bay
Lake Lawn Resort
Maxwell Mansion & Suites
The Osthoff Resort
T.C. Smith Historic Inn B&B
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark
Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort



Congratulations to Bay Breeze Resort, Ephraim, winner of the 2016 Wisconsin Lodging Directory Cover Contest! See this great photo gracing the cover of the directory starting in January 2016!

Thanks to all 12 exceptional finalists and the thousands of people who cast a vote!


The WH&LA bi-annual “Enjoy Wisconsin” online auction is open for bidding! Find a great deal for you, or get unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list this year!

Bid Now!

The auction is open through November 24, and features great overnight stays at properties all over the state. Participating locations include:

Hampton Inn, Brookfield/Milwaukee
Brookfield Suites Hotel, Brookfield
Kress Inn, De Pere/Green Bay
Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan
Wild Eagle Lodge, Eagle River
The Edgewater Resort, Ephriam/Door County
The Abbey Resort, Fontana
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, Lake Geneva
At the Lake House, Lake Geneva
Country Inn & Suites, Little Chute/Appleton North
HotelRED, Madison
BEST WESTERN PLUS Milwaukee Airport, Milwaukee
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, Milwaukee
North Central Group Hotels, Statewide
AmericInn Lodge, Rhinelander
Best Western Northwoods Lodge, Siren
Cedaroma Lodge, St. Germain
Wave Pointe Marina & Resort, Sturgeon Bay/Door County
Bridgeport Resort, Sturgeon Bay/Door County
Northernaire Resort, Three Lakes
Warrens Lodging, Warrens
Country Springs Hotel, Waukesha
Sundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin Dells
Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells


Congratulations to Red Crown Lodge, Arbor Vitae, winner of the 2015 Wisconsin Lodging Directory Cover Contest! See this great photo gracing the cover of the directory starting in January 2015!

Thanks to all 12 exceptional finalists and the thousands of people who cast a vote!


We’ve got 12 exceptional finalists for you to choose from in the 2015 Wisconsin Lodging Directory Cover Contest! Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 1, and the contest winner will be announced here at the Stay in Wisconsin blog on Friday, May 9!

The Wisconsin Lodging Directory is published annually by the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Directory and distributed to hundreds of locations throughout the Midwest. More than 200,000 copies were printed for 2014 and are available at locations like community libraries, Wisconsin State Fair, local chambers of commerce, convention and visitor bureaus and more! The directory features more than 750 hotels, motels, resorts, inns, bed & breakfasts, condos and vacation homes in Wisconsin, complete with contact info, amenities listings, web sites and property photos. Need a copy of the 2014 Wisconsin Lodging Directory? Get one here.

View the 2015 contest finalists and cast your vote here!

Please only vote once for one cover. A valid email address must be entered for your vote to be counted (don’t worry, WH&LA does not sell or otherwise distribute email addresses!) and any duplicate votes from one email address or votes for multiple covers from the same address will be disqualified. Employees and owners of finalist properties are not eligible to vote.

Finalist properties include:

Beachfront Inn, Door County – Baileys Harbor
Black Bear Lodge, St. Germain
The Edgewater Resort, Door County – Ephraim
High Point Inn, Door County – Ephraim
Hotel Marshfield, Marshfield
HotelRED, Madison
Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake
Plaza Hotel, Milwaukee
Red Crown Lodge, Arbor Vitae
Sundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin Dells
Timber Ridge Lodge, Lake Geneva

Take your pick, leave your vote and tell your friends!


Thanks to the generous donations of our members, we are pleased to announce that the WH&LA “Enjoy Wisconsin” spring online auction is now open for bidding through March 18 at 2:00 p.m.!

View all of the great auction items available and place your bids now!

We appreciate everyone helping to make our online auction a success by donating items, bidding on items and spreading the news about the auction to co-workers, friends & relatives!


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It’s the fianl day of 12 Days of Getaways, and we’ve got a great free night of lodging to give away today – Inn on Woodlake in Kohler, WI!

Congrats to Laura Hartgers from Newton, IA, for winning today’s getaway!

Thanks to all 12 wonderful lodging properties for their fabulous overnight donations, and thanks to everyone who checked in during the 12 Days! Even if you didn’t win, we give away a free night of lodging each month through the WisconsINN Getaways e-newsletter – make sure you’re signed up! First issue of 2014 sends on January 2!

While you’re here, be sure to check out the Stay in Wisconsin blog on Facebook and Twitter.


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