Now that Wisconsin has snow, we’d like to point out a few events in February that we’re keen on because they’re so Wisconsin-esque, starting with the Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race in Bayfield the weekend of February 4-5, with mushers completing half the race distance each day. Friday night there’s a “Meet the Mushers” Dinner too. On February 10 there’s the Sturgeon Stampede Ice Extravaganza in Fond du Lac, with kiting and windsurfing on the ice of Lake Winnebago. Saturday, February 18 is the Madison Winter Festival on the Capitol Square – it’s a veritable winter wonderland with all the ice and snow sculptures. And last but not least, the American Birkebeiner Cross-Country Ski Event, North America’s largest cross-country ski marathon, will welcome 8,000 skiers and spectators to Hayward on February 25. It’s so easy to book a B&B for these events – just search by city on our web site.
If you prefer the solitude of a cross country ski or winter hike, then consider booking a room at Courthouse Square B&B in Crandon, Inn at Lonesome Hollow in Soldiers Grove, or Speckled Hen Inn in Madison. Each has ample acreage for you to glide or stomp through the snow.
For the downhill skiers among you, here’s the directory of ski hills in Wisconsin as compiled by the Department of Tourism. Cross reference with our list of B&Bs by city and you’ll be on the slopes in no time.