Cedarburg Bed and Breakfast

Cedarburg, Wisconsin,  sounds like it may be way off the beaten path. Like, a long way. Upon  closer examination of an online map, you can see it very much looks like  the cherry on top of the urban sprawl that begins in Chicago, continues north through Milwaukee, and ends at the southern doorstep of historic Cedarburg.

Cedarburg Bed and Breakfast
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The Muse Gallery Guesthouse is located between the airport and downtown in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee, WI blocks away from the Lake Express High-speed ferry port. We feature a choice of three luxury guestrooms, each with a private bathroom, or a spacious four-room suite with balcony. Each of our lodging accommodations includes a gourmet breakfast suited to your dietary needs served daily at 8:30 a.m., free Wi-Fi, free off-street parking, wine and cheese welcome hour, complimentary beverages and homemade treats. Whole house rental as a self-catering vacation rental for up to 10 people is also available. Covid response: We are members of the Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Assn and have made the following committments as part of their A SAFER WAY TO STAY initiative: A Safer Way To Stay Our Commitment To Keeping Travel Safe As we welcome back guests to our B&B's, we want you to know we are working hard keeping travel safe, as we make the following commitments to you. Our Commitment To You  Encourage guests to reserve & pay online or by telephone.  Practice social distancing throughout the Inn, including wearing masks when appropriate. Make the innkeeper available by phone, text, or email versus just inperson.  Establish self-check-in and check-out procedures whenever possible, for those guests who would prefer to limit interactions.  Hand-sanitizer should be placed near the guest entry area.  Clean and sanitize common areas and surfaces regularly throughout the day using the safe sanitation guidelines.  Clean and sanitize all guest rooms including hard surfaces.  Breakfast will be served in the guest room or with staggered times and social distancing in the dining room or designated indoor/outdoor areas. The type of breakfast served at a B&B should be communicated to guests prior to their stay.  Ensure all staff are healthy each day. Your Commitment To Us  If you have been exposed to COVID-19 recently or have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), please help us keep everyone safe by rescheduling your stay.  If you have underlying health conditions or are otherwise concerned about contracting COVID-19, please feel free to discuss your concerns with us.  If you have any questions about the WI Bed & Breakfast Association's Safer Way To Stay, we will be happy to assist you. Disclaimer: The Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association (WBBA) is a 501(c)(6) trade association representing the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast industry. The WBBA has developed the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Safer Way To Stay guidelines above, seeking voluntary participation by Wisconsin Bed & Breakfasts/Inns. The WBBA makes no warranties with respect to the ultimate effectiveness of the Keeping Travel Safe program, and assumes no responsibility for assuring compliance by any Bed & Breakfast/Inn with such guidelines.

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Beauty & Comfort Abound! Relax in our famous & historic Victorian B&B where your enjoyment and comfort is always our priority. Home of The Groundhog Day Movie filming location. A NOTE on Covid 19 changes. We always upheld stringent cleaning practices. We have added sanitizing high touch surfaces on doorknobs, switches & railings several times each day. We have ample space to socially distance & make new friends. Please use hand sanitizer at the front door before entering. Mask when in halls if sharing space with other guests. Private whole house rentals can mask to your own comfort level. Breakfast trays available to take to your room, or breakfast is served throughout our spacious first floor rooms or wrap around porch, weather permitting. We do not enter your room during the stay. If you need linens, we will provide them or do a full cleaning upon request. Private bathrooms in each suite ensure your space is always as safe as when you arrived. You have access to over 5,000 sq ft of beautifully appointed rooms and wrap around porch. On the second floor we have 4 guest suites and an additional suite on the first floor with a private entrance. Grab a tea and relax in our lovely parlor in front of the fireplace with several seating areas and views to choose from. A full breakfast served at 9 am daily. We tie in locally sourced food from our weekly farmer's markets & vendors. Big delicious breakfasts are prepared by our tallented owners. The self-serve bistro has snacks, coffees and teas locally blended and available anytime you like. Wines, cocktails & charcuterie available to order. Small weddings and events up to 25 guests possible year round. Larger events are limited. Holiday whole house rentals preferred. Each beautifully appointed guest room has a private bathroom, Smart TV, Wifi, Alexa and DVD player with a copy of the movie of choice here; Groundhog Day. You may recognize this house from the iconic 1993 movie "Groundhog Day" where Bill Murray's character stayed. And before you ask... Yes, you always get a hot shower & no, we don't serve espresso or cappuccinos, but I can spell them! We have movie memorabilia on display in the parlor. The entire movie site is the town of Woodstock, IL where we are located just a few blocks from the square and plaques of the scene locations. A huge 4-day celebration happens here every February. We hold tours for charity. Although we enjoy the movie buffs, anytime of year is a great time to visit for countless events and activities in town or to simply rock away the day on our wrap-around porch. Many came because of the movie for their first visit, but return regularly for fabulous food and company.

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Explore Bed and Breakfasts in Cedarburg, WI

While this sprawl does indeed threaten, the historic downtown proudly maintains its own identity. A great way to experience this uniqueness is with a visit to a Cedarburg bed and breakfast.

Other notable neighbors include Lake Michigan just to the east, and “cheesehead” capital of the world Green Bay just up the road a bit. So there’s tons of big-city action close by as  well as the peace and quiet of small-town America. And there are several  top-rated bed and breakfasts in Cedarburg that will provide the perfect lodging for your visit.

And this small town is not all rolled up sidewalks and sleepy side streets. Cedar Creek Settlement, comprised of five mid-19th-century buildings renovated for upscale shopping, is the historic district's crown jewel. Washington Avenue is the center of it all with shops, restaurants, and galleries that will have you exclaiming, “Milwaukee-who?”

    History

  • Cedarburg’s  history began with the advent of several grist and fabric mills taking  advantage of the hydropower of nearby Cedar Creek in the 1840s. German  immigrants dominated the early population of the community that sprang  up around the mills. The 1870s saw the first train line connect Chicago,  Milwaukee, and St. Paul, Minnesota, with a stop in Cedarburg. This greatly enhanced the small town's commerce as the mills' products found new and larger markets. Electricity came to Cedarburg in 1897 with the implementation of the first electric generator.

    Cedarburg continued to prosper for decades until the 1960s. By then, most of the  mills had closed and the town’s growth slowed. It wasn’t long, though,  before tourism started to make an impact as people from the busy urban  centers looked for places to relax and unwind from the daily grind of  big-city life. Hotels, inns, and restaurants began popping up, providing  visitors with comforts and amenities that blossomed into the bed and breakfast industry prevalent today.

  • Activities

  • Set aside a full day to explore The Historic Third Ward just south of historic downtown Milwaukee. Over 70 buildings from the renowned Milwaukee Public Market are included on the National Historic District list. The scenic Third Ward Riverwalk courses throughout and entices shoppers to seek out the next deal at  upscale retailers, high-end boutique shops, and creative art galleries.  Enjoy international cuisine at one of the many creative cafes or a brew pub along the way that will make your day.

    Another famous destination to be explored is the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Museum in Milwaukee. With over 450 bikes on display, the oohs-and-ahhs won’t stop even if you’re sworn to the safety of a car.

    Major leagues sports always draw the crowds, and Milwaukee has you covered, summer or winter. The Milwaukee Brewers bring baseball’s best to town, and you can lounge in the stands sipping an ice-cold local one. The Milwaukee Bucks provide high-flying entertainment as your favorite hoops stars challenge for bragging rights above the rim.

    Not all activities near Cedarburg are located at points south. A short 45-minute drive north to Sheboygan, WI, is where you’ll find the enchanting Bookworm Meadows.  This wireless zone is a highly engaging 35-acre wonderland for kids of  all ages (maybe some adults too!) to explore nature, art, music, and  reading that have references to over 60 famous children’s books. Quiet  nooks and crannies inspire inquisitive minds to learn more about their  surroundings. A visit here may convert your techie toddler to a  dirt-digging wonder!

  • Natural Features

  • Cedar Creek is the feature that gave rise to the community over 180  years ago when the first mills were constructed to harness the water’s  power. Today, the creek maintains its pristine nature while playing host  to historic mill sites, covered bridges (great for photography), and  canoe and kayak put-ins.

    Two other terms come to mind that define this region: bogs and boreal forests. Despite its ominous-sounding name, Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area is the location of diverse flora and fauna. Beautiful stands of ash,  beech, and oaks carpet the area comprised of six small glacial-era  lakes. Both the lakes and forests are more typical of the boreal forests  of northern Wisconsin.

    Just  to the east, of course, is the inland-ocean Lake Michigan. Home to  sailors and fishermen for centuries, the lake is an essential route of  commerce between Milwaukee, Chicago, Green Bay, Detroit, and points farther east to New England and Canadian ports of call.

  • Things to Do

  • The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a beautiful path that connects several of Ozaukee County’s other small towns with Cedarburg.  Winding thirty miles across the region, hikers, bikers, skaters, and  cross-country skiers maintain their fitness year-round on a scenic  trail. Named “The Great Wisconsin Birding Trail,” due to its many wildlife sightings, it is one of the  few tracks in the state that remains free for pedestrian use.

    As a community forged on the milling of fabrics, it’s no surprise that The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber is a popular destination. With over 8000 quilts on display, the museum  hosts classes and workshops on quilting for children and adults. It also  hosts artists’ lectures and luncheons as well as special events and  fundraisers.

    After all that finger-numbing work, head over to the Cedar Creek Winery for more exciting history. The winery began as a woolen mill in 1864  and ran strong for 105 years until synthetic thread made its appearance  in the market place. Lying vacant until 1972, a winemaker completely  redesigned the property into today's very popular destination.

    Historic Cedarburg is home to another exciting attraction at the Cedarburg Cultural Center on Washington Street. Functioning as the area's cultural hub for over  thirty years, adults and children will find classes and events related  to music, art, and theater.

  • Weather

  • Cedarburg’s  weather is an interesting mix of what is termed continental climate.  With its proximity to Lake Michigan, an interesting phenomenon occurs  during the mid-day called “lake breeze.” With the heating of the day,  convection brings a breeze from the water 5-15 miles inland that cools  off hot summer afternoons. At night, this process reverses with a “land  breeze,” resulting in a warming of the late nighttime hours. These lake  and land breezes do not occur daily but tend to influence the forecast  when west, southwest, or north winds are not as prevalent through the  area.

    While high humidity levels make a summer day feel hot and  sticky, rarely does it get much warmer than the upper 80s. Winter lows  can reach well below average, though, courtesy of icy winds from the far  North. Thunderstorms can be surprisingly violent across the region all  summer, and spring occasionally will produce a tornado to keep things  interesting.

  • Food & Drink

  • Wisconsin is home to more dairy farms than any other state in the US. It also has  a professional sports team named after beer. This would naturally lead  one to conclude that cheese and beer are two of the predominant food  “groups” statewide. Even the football fans share the humor, wearing  over-sized blocks of “cheese” in the form of hats at famous Lambeau  Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. Humorous cheeseheads aside, dairy and beer is serious business.

    The Stilt House in Cedarburg is an iconic destination whose clever original owner put his bar on  stilts to by-pass a local ordinance forbidding food to be served on the  second floor of an establishment. Today it offers craft beers, various  wines, small plates, as well as a full menu.

    Vintage Café and City Deli has casual cuisine of wraps and sandwiches, fresh-made soups and salads  for some lighter fare. First-class views come with the gardens and  scenic Cedar Creek flowing nearby.

    Get down-in-the-dough at Tomaso’s, Cedarburg’s family-owned pizzeria. Known for their fresh ingredients and knack for exquisitely layering the pizza’s toppings on the bottom of the pie, you gotta dig deep for the good stuff.

Cedarburg Bed and Breakfast FAQ

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  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Cedarburg, WI?

    You wipe away frost from the inside of the window, again, for that  beautiful view you can’t seem to get enough of. An impossibly  comfortable chair beckons near the fireplace. This is why you choose a  boutique country inn over just another hotel room. Pamper versus  pragmatic. North-country B&Bs have a way of winning their guests  over like that. Host-friendliness, coupled with a weekend getaway and relaxing scenery rounds out the sensory delight.

    Bed and breakfast inns work hard to please their guests and with good reason. Innkeepers are passionate about the service they provide. While comfort and  extravagance are at the forefront of the guest’s experience, the hosts  are extremely safety-conscious to ensure all rooms and facilities are  safe and clean. This includes precautions about the current state of  affairs with Covid-19. Speak with your hosts at check-in to address any questions you may have regarding their health and safety protocols.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a Cedarburg, WI Bed and Breakfast?

    Amenities at your favorite bed and breakfast inn can range from the expected to the luxuriant. Free wifi, baby-soft linens, the option of a Jacuzzi, and organic bath products are often staples today in all guest rooms. Other basics can include free parking, bicycles for about-town touring, snowshoes, and cross country skis.

    Many inns will offer private baths or whirlpool tubs. The height of luxury is spa tubs next to a fireplace nearby for added ambiance, especially when booking a private guest house. Farm-to-table freshness can be counted on with any gourmet, and continental breakfast enjoyed in the dining room or the comfort of your guest room.

    Though  not needed during most of the year, air conditioning may be helpful  during the humid summer months. Be sure to check your inn’s website or  with your host before making reservations if you feel this is necessary.

  • How can I get around Cedarburg, WI?

    The most convenient air service to Cedarburg is by way of Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport.  Although located in the state’s southeast corner, drive times to points  west and north are very reasonable. Depending on flight times and fare  pricing, an alternative air destination would be Madison, WI, just a ninety-minute drive away.

    For B&Bs located near Main Street or the historic district, you will have easy access to desired  attractions, including shops, restaurants, and museums, often within walking distance of your inn. Many inns offer free use of a bicycle. For ventures  farther afield, consider a bike ride for some exercise or the  convenience of a cab, Uber, or rental car.

  • What are the different types of B&Bs in Cedarburg, WI?

    For an extravaganza of the exquisite, Washington House Inn is top of the ticket. Offering a choice between several different room  types, this 34-room beauty of a retreat is so confident you’ll love the  sheets and linens, they allow you to purchase them. Sounds smooth as  silk!

    Located on Main Street in the historic downtown, the Stagecoach Inn Bed and Breakfast began as just that; a stagecoach stop between Milwaukee and Green Bay. It has nostalgia, class, and location in abundance right in the heart of town for convenient access to all Cedarburg has to offer.

    Which one to choose? The fun part of this conundrum is to try them both. Then decide which qualifies as the best bed and breakfast, Cedarburg-style.