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

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort
50 W. Larch Street, Door County – Sturgeon Bay, WI
bridgeportresort.net
800/671-9190
This Door County resort offers beautiful waterfront lodging in the heart of historic Sturgeon Bay. 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.

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Cedarberry Inn
855 Phillips Boulevard (Hwy. 12), Sauk City, WI
cedarberryinn.com
800/342-6625
Our Inn boasts 44 spacious rooms and 2 room suites. Enjoy the beautiful indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool. The swimming pool is kept at an enjoyable 86 to 88 degrees (almost as warm as the smiles found at the front desk). Our expanded continental breakfast, complete with bagels, English muffins, waffles, Danish, doughnuts, muffins, cereals, juice and coffee is free and will prepare you for your next day’s activities!

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Sundara Inn & Spa
920 Canyon Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI
sundaraspa.com
888/735-8181
Named the Top Resort Spa in the Midwest of 2009 Readers’ Poll in Condé Nast Traveler, Sundara Inn & Spa is a destination spa nestled in a 26-acre pine forest on the scenic outskirts of Wisconsin Dells. Elegant suites and private villas, soothing organic spa services, heated outdoor infinity pool open year-round, championship golf course. Adult-only for tranquility. A visit to Sundara will Energize Your Soul!

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The Plaza Hotel & Suites Conference Center
1202 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
plazaeauclaire.com
800/482-7829
The Plaza Hotel & Suites is Eau Claire’s largest indoor recreation center. Dine casually in Burgundy’s Restaurant where “Kids Eat Free” and the spirit is alive at Brewski’s Pub & Grill Sports Bar and Pool Deck Lounge. With 233 finely appointed rooms, 30 whirlpool rooms, high-speed wireless internet, and complimentary continental breakfast every day of the week, The Plaza is your “Home Away From Home.” Don’t forget to ask for the “Bubbles Package” – A Bedside Whirlpool Room with complimentary Champagne!

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Congratulations to Debbie G. from Grafton, WI!  Debbie is the winner of the April WisconsINN Getaways free night give-away at The Plaza Hotel & Suites, Eau Claire.

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:
*   Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center, Madison

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

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Congratulations to Cynthia A. from Port Edwards, WI!  Cynthia is the winner of the March WisconsINN Getaways free night give-away at the Eagle Harbor Inn, Door County.

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 Plaza Hotel & Suites, Eau Claire

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

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September 1 may signal the end of summer vacation for most school kids, but don’t fret!  There’s still plenty of summer fun to be had for weeks to come!  If you’re a fan of live music, fabulous food, or amazing arts & crafts, check out the opportunities to explore Wisconsin below:
GRFF.image34th Annual Great River Folk Fest, La Crosse, August 28-30
Where else can you find workshops for folk singer-songwriters, learn basket weaving then catch a Hmong Dance presentation and Oktoberfest Polka?  Why the Great River Folk Fest of course!

BalloonRally.imageBalloon Rally & Music Festival, Wisconsin Rapids, August 28-30
*  Opening night Balloon set-up & glow?  Check
*  Live music? Yep
*  Dunk tank & face painting for the kids? Of course
Benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network, this free rally also features a petting zoo for kids, beer tent for the thirsty and craft vendors for the shoppers.

Artstreet.imageARTSTREET, Green Bay, August 28-30
Enjoy three days of fun featuring “an eclectic mix of visual, performing, culinary and literary arts.”  Two stages of live music and dance complement street performers and 200 artist exhibits from paintings to jewelry to photography.

FestivalFlavors.imageFestival of Flavors, Eagle River, August 29-30
“Celebrate the Taste” of Wisconsin products in bite-sized portions in the tasting tent, hear live music & shop the local Farmer’s Market on Saturday.  Stop back Sunday for the “Nutrition Health & Fitness Expo” including Healthful Chef’s Demos and the Tomato Throw!

FestivalPines.logo27th Annual Festival in the Pines, Eau Claire, August 29-30
Shop hundreds of arts & crafts vendors, catch live music or a karate demonstration & send the kids to check out the free petting zoo.  Find lots of family fun in Carson Park this weekend.

And of course, before you hit the road, click on over to WisconsinLodging.info to find your perfect Place to Stay in Wisconsin!

BalloonRally photo courtesy of Wisconsin Dept of Tourism

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Did you know that there are roughly 1,600 water parks worldwide and more than 1,000 of them are here in the U.S.?

ActionMan-ChaosWaterparkWater lovers need not travel far and wide to enjoy the thrills of water slides or lazy rivers.  Wisconsin boasts dozens of indoor & outdoor water parks including the newly opened Chaos Waterpark in Eau Claire.  Attached to the Metropolis Hotel and adjacent to Action City Entertainment Center, Chaos features water slides such as Twister, Bailout, or Hurricane Run.

If you’re not headed towards Eau Claire, you’ll still find plenty of wet & wild fun at Wisconsin water parks around the state.  We’ve already shared a few Wisconsin Dells spots with you in this post, but check out some of the others as well:

The Waters of MinocquaWatersOfMinocqua
This northwoods-themed park features indoor-outdoor hot tub & pools along with water slides and kiddie pool and guests of the hotel have free access to the water park throughout their stay.  When you’re ready for some dry fun, check out the mini-golf, horseback riding or go-carts near the hotel.

LodgeAtCedarCreekLodge at Cedar Creek, Wausau
At 50,000 square feet, the Lodge at Cedar Creek in Wausau is one of the largest in northern Wisconsin.  Kids will love the anticipation of waiting to be drenched by the 800 gallon tipping bucket.  Of course, you can’t head to Wausau & not catch a Woodchucks baseball game!

TimberRidgeTimber Ridge Lodge, Lake Geneva
Families heading to the Lake Geneva area won’t want to miss the fun at this indoor/ outdoor water park with two interactive splash pools, water slides, lazy river & more. Parents can also enroll kids in the “Kids are Grand” day programs which allow grown-ups free time to enjoy the nearby Well Spa + Salon or get in a round of golf at either the Brute or Highlands courses.

BWmidwayBest Western Midway Hotel Riverfront, La Crosse
If your travels take you to the Mississippi River this summer, be sure to check out the Best Western Midway’s tropical themed, indoor water center.  Kids and adults alike will enjoy  slides, geysers, whirlpools and more!  Of course, La Crosse is also home to a Northwoods League team, the La Crosse Loggers.

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