We’ve often touted how Wisconsin B&B Association member inns do such a great job of sourcing locally for their breakfast menus. Bet you didn’t know they carry on with that commitment long after the first snow flies. Indoor winter farmers’ markets offer a bounty of goodies for B&B owners and home chefs alike. The Milwaukee County Winter Farmers’ Market at State Fair Park runs through mid-April, with area vendors coming together to offer shoppers a nice selection of root vegetables, artisan cheeses, honey, maple syrup, jam, meats, eggs and pastries. Extend the warmth by spending the night at a B&B in the region. The Oconomowoc Winter Farmers’ Market welcomes visitors with Alterra coffee, lots of baked goods, popcorn, pickled goods, winter greens and more. Pair that with a stay at Inn at Pine Terrace – they have quite the following for their pecan stuffed French toast. The famous Dane County Farmers’ Market moves indoors to the Madison Senior Center, where the selection is diverse and delicious, just like the B&Bs in the Madison area. Here’s to good eating all year long.
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Here in Wisconsin, we never let winter get in the way of a good outdoor event. Stay at a Wisconsin B&B and you’ll always know you have a warm, cozy bed and warm, homemade breakfast to come back to. So here are our picks for some terrific outdoor fests for each weekend in February, with links to B&Bs in the area, starting with the 24th annual Hot Air Affair in Hudson, February 1-3. The weekend includes hot air balloon launches, a parade and geocaching. The Snowflake Ski Jump Tournament will be held in Westby, February 1-2. There’s the Sturgeon Stampede in Fond du Lac, February 8-10, with skating, broomball, ice bowling, and ice sailing. The centerpiece of the Manawa Snodeo in Manawa, February 15-16, is the vintage snowmobile and motorcycle racing under the lights. Rounding out the short month is the American Birkebeiner Cross-Country Ski Event in Hayward, February 21-23. Also, feel free to take a gander at Travel Wisconsin’s Snow Conditions Report and click on your favorite activity to see what the conditions are like. Feeling hardy? We hope so.
There are 150 quality-certified inns in Wisconsin that are just calling out to you to get reacquainted with that explorerside of yours. And that means more than just staying at the inn. It means getting out and taking in all that Wisconsin has to offer.
Our B&B owners are pros at providing itinerary ideas, so ask away. We also look the liberty of putting together some dandy tours built around wineries, microbreweries, artisan cheese tastings, biking, birding, and golf courses. If eco-travel is as important to you as it is to us, then you’ll enjoy visiting these Travel Green Wisconsin-certified properties. We thought an overview by region might be helpful too. If an event is the nudge you need to escape for a few days, then let this events calendar be your guide. One last tip: Sign up for our enewsletter and get insider ideas delivered once a month.
Now get out there!
Wisconsin Public Radio’s Whad ‘Ya Know Quiz Prize Winners – redeem your Whad ‘Ya Know gift certificate at participating B&Bs.