Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Historic Stagecoach Stop, The Wade House

Horse-drawn coachThe Wade House takes you back to the time of stagecoach travel as you enter a time in Wisconsin’s history.

Treating their guests to something very special, when visiting The Wade House, if you want a fantastic, home cooked meal from the 1860’s then don’t miss out on Hearthside Dinners. Incredible smells of the 19th century will come to life as the stove, fireplace fires, seasons and foods fill the air preparing your meal as they did for stagecoach travelers during this fascinating time.

When participating in this wonderful event you will get a chance to help prepare the stagecoach era meal and you will learn about the foods that were served back then as well as how they were prepared. After the meal is prepared you will be able to enjoy the fruits your hard work in the Wade House dining room! What a treat for you to be a part of a fantastic time in history.

While staying with us at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast, be sure to check their schedule and put this on your to-do list! It is an experience you will not forget.

Fun Wisconsin Fact: Sylvanus and Betsey Wade (of The Wade House) and their family were the first permanent settlers in Greenbush.

Extended Departure Adds Value to Your Getaway

clock frontYou are having just SO much fun with us that a late checkout won’t even do it for you. It’s just for you that we have our special Extended Departure. This will give you the added hours you need to enjoy yet another day with us. With this Extended Departure you can checkout at 4pm instead of the normal 11am. That’s a whole FIVE HOURS MORE!!! Whoa!!

So now you can book another golf round, spend the day at the lake, go for a bike ride, grab a bite to eat and still have time to relax before you head back home. With our special extended departure enhancement that lets you check out at 4pm, there will be no rush so take it easy, relax and enjoy the day basking in the sun, going for a hike, bird watching, take another trip to the Shalom Wildlife Zoo, relax with a book, sip on some tea, breathe easy and let the cares of this world continue to fall to the ground because guess what? You are STILL on vacation! Book your stay at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast today!

Early Arrival

BirdThere are SO many fun things our surrounding area has to offer and we want to make sure you have time to enjoy everything on your list! In order to do this, we understand you may want to arrive a bit early so you can unload your vehicle and head towards all of the FUN! When booking your stay with us, make sure to add our special ‘enhancement’ so that you can arrive between 1-3pm, instead of the normal arrival time of 3-6pm. Believe me, those extra hours will come in handy! You don’t want to miss out on the multitude of FUN Wisconsin has to offer do you? From the numerous amount of hiking trails in our beautiful Kettle Moraine Forest, to the fishing spots along Lake Michigan and area lakes, Shalom Wildlife Zoo, bird-watching, museums, state parks, nearby towns, golf courses (we can’t forget this one), The Village of Kohler, scenic drive adventures, comedy clubs, kayaking, bike trails and so much more…we are out of breath just thinking of all of the exciting opportunities and adventures ahead of you! It’s super easy to request an early arrival and we are happy to accommodate.** Hurry and book your stay with us today! Looking forward to meeting you!

 

Wisconsin Fun Fact: Did you know that Middleton’s internationally known

Mustard Museum holds the world’s largest mustard collection? That’s right! This pretty wild and crazy museum holds more than 2,300 varieties of mustard. We didn’t even know that many existed! The museum even celebrates a National Mustard Day each August.

 

**Subject to availability.

Anniversaries are Special

celtic wedding ringsMarriage is a special moment in time, making a commitment to spend the rest of your lives doing life together through all seasons and situations. Anniversaries. They only come once a year. A time to celebrate one’s love and commitment made to each other on this same date in another year. A time to let that special someone know just how thankful you are that they chose you to spend the rest of their life with. A time when you can look back and see just how much you have grown through the good times and the rough times. A time to recommit to one another as you move forward and a time of expectation in celebrating many more anniversaries together.

What better way to spend your anniversary than at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast? We recognize the importance in making these moments special and we are here to help make this year one that will be unforgettable. Let us do the prep work and make you shine! Our anniversary special is set up to assist you in being a rock star in planning this special moment. We will start off the moment with fresh flowers and chocolates in your luxury room. We will make dinner reservations, have a romantic movie ready for you in your room if you choose, and anything else that will help you make this a night to remember. The content of our anniversary special is flexible, just let me how to make it unique and romantic for you as a couple. We look forward to meeting you and your special loved one very soon!

Wisconsin Fun Fact: Wisconsin’s visitors and residents enjoy the state’s 7,446 streams and rivers that make up 27,767 magnificent miles. What is incredible is that is more than enough to circle the globe at the equator.

Super Early Arrival

Gaunt clock 1 of 2There’s nothing more fun than the anticipation of getting away, whether it’s for a weekend or a week long vacation. Sometimes you just can’t wait! That’s why we offer our guests the choice of a “Super Early Arrival” enhancement, something you can add to your reservation when booking your stay at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast. With this Super Early Arrival addition, you and your loved one can get started with your getaway much earlier by checking in at 10am so you can get started with all the FUN our surrounding area has to offer!

Make sure to keep this in mind when planning your trip and making the list of all of the activities you want to do while you are staying at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast! Once you check in at 10am and get settled, you will have plenty of time to go for a scenic drive, hit the golf course, check out some of our hiking trails and the beautiful rolling hills in our area, choose one of our mountain bike trails, grab a book and just relax on our grounds or visit the Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary, all within an extremely short distance from our Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast.

We love our Wisconsin and want you to be able to take in as much of it in as you can while you stay with us! Book with us today! And don’t forget to add this enhancement! *** Subject to availability and may not be available on Saturday or Sunday.

Fun Wisconsin Fact: Prairie du Sac hosts the State Cow Chip Throwing Contest on Labor Day weekend. Hmmmm……

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue…

Lana Del DaydreamingWe all know how the poem goes, learning it way back in grade school. Roses have always been a traditional way to say “I Love You” to someone special. Why not start out your stay with us by saying this to your special someone.

Did you know that every color of a rose stands for something and has a certain meaning attached that evokes emotion? It’s true. And as everyone knows, the color red signifies ‘love’. The colors also signify passion, people who you have a great amount of respect for, and those who have shown great courage. Not only does the color signify something, the shade of red does as well. Bright red means love, burgundy means unconscious love, and dark crimson is for mourning. Pretty interesting, huh?

Not only does a color have certain meaning, the quantity does as well. One single rose shows love. Two roses that are tied together are a symbol for an engagement. A dozen shows gratitude, 25 shows congratulations and 50 shows unconditional love!

Now that you know a bit more about the symbols of the rose as to it’s colors, shades and quantity, go ahead and place an order for roses with us while booking. We will make sure your roses are placed in your luxury room at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast before your arrival! We love helping our guests express themselves and flowers are a great way to show that expression of love. Let us assist you in putting a smile on someone’s face.

Fun Wisconsin Fact: Potosi is the Catfish Capital of the state!

A Happy Birthday Special

Birthdays. Everyone has them. Celebrating the day you came into this world. scrabble birthday
Everyone loves to be made to feel extra special on this day. Birthdays have a variety of traditions for most people. Often these involve gathering with friends and family around a cake that has been set on fire by wax sticks known as candles. The birthday girl or boy then makes a wish attempting to blow out all of the candles at once, if they want their wish to come true. For a lot of people, keeping this wish a secret is part of the deal in the wish becoming true. Aren’t traditions fun?

It’s also fun to start new traditions or change things up a bit. Are you looking for

a new way to celebrate your birthday with style? Or a friend or loved one’s birthday? We have just what you have been looking for to make that person feel special. At Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast we have a Birthday Special that will please anyone! Start off by treating this person to a luxury room at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast. We will be ready, waiting in anticipation as you arrive. Upon entering your room, a festive balloon bouquet will be waiting along with some non-alcoholic bubbly and gourmet chocolate that is absolutely incredible! We can also help you make reservations at a restaurant of your choice.

Relax, sleep in, enjoy our delicious hot breakfast and then head out for a hike on one of our trails the next day. There is plenty of natural beauty for you to enjoy and there are a multitude of fun activities just a short drive away. Whatever your idea of fun is, I’m sure we can deliver. Book your birthday with us today! We can’t wait to help make your special day awesome!

Fun Wisconsin Fact: in 1900, a land acquisition for Wisconsin’s first state park began in St. Croix Falls and became Interstate State Park.

 

An Old-Fashioned Picnic

10918102755_6e641e2382_mDo you remember the days when entertainment consisted of picnics in the park on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon with the entire family enjoying each other’s company without the distraction of devices such as cell phones, tablets, computers and video games? If you are too young to remember, then we are sure at the least, you have heard about them.

Let us take you on a journey back to a simpler time, a time where communication didn’t consist of a text message from your loved one or an email seeing how things are going. Let us take you back to a time of the red and white checkered table cloths, picnic baskets, frisbees and kites. A time where the fresh air and scenery, smells of picnic foods, flying a kite and just basking in the sun were more than enough to refresh your tank and keep it running.

Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast is surrounded by such an abundance of beautiful lakes, trails and parks in our area, the perfect location for an old fashioned picnic with the family. We will prepare a gorgeous basket of goodies which includes a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly, checkered table cloth/blanket, frisbees and kites along with other fun nostalgic gems for your day. We will send you off to a secluded, romantic spot, chosen just for you. We have several hidden, secret picnic spots to suit your liking.

An old-fashioned picnic! What a romantic way to spend a sunny afternoon with your special someone. Book with us today to reserve your picnic basket.

Wisconsin Fun Fact: Wisconsin’s State Motto is “Forward” and was officially adopted in 1851.

Kayaking the Milwaukee River

MilwRiverAtEstabrookPark_sept2013_bHave you ever wanted to kayak? Or are you an avid adventurer who has already mapped out a list of different waters you wish to experience as you set off this season to kayak? Spring and summer is a time of so many wonderful outdoor activities while staying with us at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast and kayaking is definitely one that you will want to put on your list. Kayaking not only is a great activity outdoors, it is something that anyone of any skill level can learn to do with ease. It’s a way to connect with friends, be with nature, relax and get a bit of exercise. It’s another way to experience Wisconsin and it’s magnificent beauty.

A very short distance from us you will find the Milwaukee River, approximately 882 square miles with it’s numerous twists and turns as it has three branches, eventually emptying into Lake Michigan. There are several places where you can put in your kayak for 6 or more miles of water fun. If you need to rent a kayak or two, then Zodiac On The River is the place to be, located in West Bend.

Rentals will include a life jacket. They also have water shoes and coolers for rent as well as beverages, ice and snacks you can purchase to take with you. During the spring and summer months, make sure to give them a call to reserve your space as this is a very popular activity among visitors as well as locals.

After your fun-filled day on the water where you have had plenty of sun, you can lounge and relax at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast, take a bath, get a massage or just sit on the porch with your favorite book. Whatever you choose, we look forward to meeting you soon and helping you plan whatever outdoor adventure you have in mind.

Fun Wisconsin Fact: According to Rand McNally Places Rated Almanac, Milwaukee has more parkland per capita than any other city in the country.

Lake Michigan Fishing

090712_2884_AFishing is a longtime favorite hobby among outdoors men and women. If you are looking for a great escape with the perfect place to catch and release or collect fresh fish for your freezer, then, while staying with us at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast, bring your fishing gear (or you can rent from a variety of shops) and head off to Lake Michigan, a short 15 miles away from our luxury bed and breakfast.

There is nothing better than, after a good night’s sleep, waking up to a hot breakfast, grabbing your gear, and heading out the door knowing you are about to head to the water for a relaxing date with nature and a whole lake of fish that are hungry, just waiting for some bait to dangle in the water and be captured.

Lake Michigan, also known as the Big Pond by Wisconsinites, is the number one most frequently visited water in Wisconsin. It’s great whether you are fishing by boat or on the shore featuring some of the most diverse fishing and showing off some of Wisconsin’s most fantastic views.

Did you know that Wisconsin is home to more than 160 different fish species? Lake Michigan is stocked with more than 15 million fish annually. Some of the most common fish you may encounter at Lake Michigan are steelhead, coho salmon, perch, chinook salmon, rainbow trout, lake trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and walleye.

As you begin planning your next vacation, we look forward to helping you find the best places to fish. Relaxing at our luxury bed and breakfast will feel like heaven after a successful day out on the lake.