About this time of year people are usually firmly divided into two camps – those who can’t get enough of the fluffy white stuff and those who would rather visit the dentist than trudge around in the snow. The latter group is all smiles, given Wisconsin is conspicuously bereft of snow drifts. That’s not to say there’s no snow at all. In fact, in the very northern counties of our state, more specifically the Hurley and Mercer areas, you’ll find fair snow conditions for snowmobiling according to observers for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Close-by B&Bs, all within an hour’s drive, include Inn at Pinewood in Eagle River (criss-crossed by miles of snowmobile trails) and Bayfield’s Artesian House, Rittenhouse Inn, and Pinehurst Inn.
Cross country ski enthusiasts take heart, the Polk County area in far western Wisconsin reports good conditions, and there are two inns to choose from – the St. Croix River Inn in Osceola and the Wissahickon Farms Country Inn in St Croix Falls.
Like to downhill ski? Head to Granite Peak in Wausau, and stay at the Stewart Inn, a real Arts & Crafts masterpiece. Or try Cascade Mountain or Christmas Mountain Village, both in the Wisconsin Dells area, where you’ll also find Bowman’s Oak Hill B&B as well as White Rose Inns.
Rest assured, snow will fall just as surely as Wisconsin B&B innkeepers will welcome you to their inns with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa, a roaring fire, a cozy bed and the warmest hospitality this side of anywhere.