Monthly Archives: June 2015

West Bend Farmer’s Market Voted #1

Radish, Lettuce and HerbsSpring and Summer…a fantastic time of the year where you see so many people enjoying the outdoors. One of our favorite things to do during these months is visit the Farmer’s Market in West Bend. There’s nothing like the taste of fresh produce locally grown by farmers!

This farmer’s market is open every Saturday from 7:300-11am and a fun way to spend a Saturday morning, walking through the downtown West Bend area. Featuring over 70 vendors AND voted #1 of the top 10 farmer’s markets in the world by Vogue Magazine in 2014, you won’t worry about being disappointed! This is not your average farmer’s market!

The vendors feature produce, fruits, maple syrup, meats, eggs, baked items, spices, soaps, herbal products, prepared foods and so much more! There are even plants to buy to grow your own produce. Each week there is entertainment and the atmosphere completely spells out FUN! People in our area are very friendly and you will feel like you have made a few friends by the time you leave.

While staying with us at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast, this farmer’s market is a great option to start your Saturday! Just add it to the list of many things to do while staying here.

Fun Wisconsin Fact: The state dog is the American Water Spaniel. Never heard of that breed before? Google and check it out.

Feel Like a Kid Again at Hidden Serenity

When is the last time you actually got on a swing and soared? How about sitting on a smooth wooden seat Four or eight years latermade for an adult, out on a limb next to the one you love, also on a smooth wooden seat, swinging and talking and enjoying the woods and each other.

When was the last time you had fun? Really had fun? Be honest here: our lives as adults can be way too serious for our own good. That’s why you need a getaway here at Hidden Serenity Bed & Breakfast. Not only can you relax and rejuvenate – and we’ll even get you to feel like a kid again.

You see, we remember when we were kids and had our own tree swing. It was fun. But now that we’re adults, we’re a little large for kiddie swings, which is why we’ve decided to install some adult swings in the woods. Remember what it was like to soar on a tree swing? Well, now you can do it and have fun again!

Have you’ve been a little too serious lately? Check out our new tree swings for adults at Hidden Serenity Bed & Breakfast. You may have even more fun than you had when you were a kid.

Old Fashion Fun with an Old Fashion Picnic

Al Castello di Masino (Torino) col FAIJust in time for spring, local B&B Hidden Serenity is offering an old fashion picnic excursion. What could be more romantic than a classic picnic in a secluded and beautiful spot in the West Bend area? With so many gorgeous lakes and parks in the area, the land is practically begging for picnics. Best of all, Hidden Serenity will set you up for a perfect picnic by preparing everything, including a classic basket, blanket, delicious food, and even some retro toys to create an incredibly fun afternoon. After receiving directions, you’ll take an easy walk out to a secret picnic location. Then you’ll set the scene by laying out a large checkered blanket, and you’ll have the whole day to enjoy the contents of your basket and, even better, relaxed time alone with someone special.

Hidden Serenity’s picnic isn’t just any picnic; it’s a total old fashion picnic, complete with a basket-full of retro items to fully create a perfect retro scene. You’ll honestly feel as if you’re in a romantic movie scene. Hidden Serenity will provide you with colorful retro candy, a kite, a Frisbee, and other surprise old fashion items. You’ll smile as you pull each item out of your picnic basket and then have a blast reliving the days of a bygone era. The old fashion picnic transports you for an afternoon to a simpler time, when all you have to do is enjoy the sunshine and the company of someone you care about.

Your picnic basket will be filled with delicious goodies, courtesy of the great cooks at Hidden Serenity. Every picnic basket is different, but you might enjoy some homemade baked goods, fine cheeses, fruit, or other yummy surprises. Hidden Serenity is happy to accommodate any food allergies or diet restrictions, so don’t worry about having a picnic basket that suits what you like to eat. You’ll also find a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly to celebrate your day in style. Of course, your picnic basket will contain everything you need in terms of plates, glasses, silverware, and napkins. You can spread your bounty out on a big checkered blanket and recline comfortably while you eat and drink. By the end of your picnic, you’ll be convinced there’s no better way to eat a meal than relaxing on a picnic blanket in gentle sunlight, enjoying delicious homemade goods and retro candy.

What really sets PicnicHidden Serenity’s picnics apart is their secret picnic hideaways. Hidden Serenity hosts have combed through the local area to find the most perfect picnic spots. The staff members at Hidden Serenity are huge wildlife experts, and in their time exploring they’ve managed to find the most beautiful picnic spots complete with comfortable places to sit and room to frolic with your kites and other nostalgic items. You might be in a flower-filled meadow, on a grassy knoll overlooking a lake, or on the bank of a stream. We guarantee you’ll be surprised by how beautiful our secret spots are, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a picnic spot as perfect as the ones we’ve sought out. After your picnic, you’ll be sworn to secrecy about the location of Hidden Serenity’s secret spots, adding to the fun of being somewhere truly special.

If you’re interested in Hidden Serenity’s old fashion picnic excursion, you can send them an email at info@hiddenserenity.com.

EAA AirVenture 2015

When Smoke Fills the AirWhile most of EAA AirVenture’s events will center on planes and flight, there are also a number of events rolled into the week that anyone, even those less interested planes, will find exciting. Sunday night, AirVenture is hosting a movie night. On Monday, there will be an aerobics class, and there will even be church services and nightly concerts.

Of course, there will be workshops about welding, the best kind of metal for building planes, how to restore vintage aircraft, and just about anything and everything else having to do with both commercial, personal, and military planes. Events will display new technology, updates to old technology, and inspire and amaze aviation buffs, former pilots, current pilots, and anyone who loves to fly! Tours, classes, and speakers provide a variety of experience for those who want to learn and also be engaged in the topic. The air shows that happen throughout the event will amaze anyone!Fireworks above the NAS Oceana Air Show.

Hidden Serenity is located south of the event and a not so long drive. When you’re through touring vintage airplanes, learning how to build your own, or watching the air shows, you can come back to your home for the week and enjoy a walk through the peaceful woods or a nap on our ultra-comfortable beds.

Here at Hidden Serenity, we love EAA AirVenture. The variety of events planned draws people from all over the country, and the entire week is as fun as it is educational. For more information about the schedule of events check out their website www.eaa.org

Mother Earth News Fair 2015

World for Edit-Earth DayOne of West Bend’s favorite bed and breakfasts, Hidden Serenity, is pleased to host guests for the upcoming Mother Earth News Fair. This year, the fair will be in West Bend from August 8th to August 9th, bringing with it a huge variety of speakers and workshops on topics ranging from keeping chickens to making cheese to solar power to home remedies, and so much more!

Experts from around the country will converge on West Bend on this weekend to impart their knowledge about sustainable lifestyles and Hidden Serenity is the perfect place to stay for this event. With four different types of rooms to choose from, at a range of prices, from the very affordable to the very lavish, there are no better accommodations for those attending the Mother Earth News Fair than those available at Hidden Serenity Bed & Breakfast. This is by far one of the most popular events of the year, so we encourage guests to book their rooms early!

Whether you are just starting a sustainable lifestyle or you have been living one for decades, this fair has classes, workshops, and speakers catered to you. There are going to be a multitude of great workshops to take when the fair comes to town—a list of all the available speakers can be found here. It will be difficult to choose between learning how to save your own seeds and solar cooking classes and the huge variety of other workshops coming with the Mother Earth News Fair this year. Natural farmers, DIYers, and eTierra Santanergy-conscious builders alike will be able to find something to enjoy at this fair.

We know that there are other nice accommodations in the area, but we love that this fair is happening in our county, as we believe wholeheartedly in the concepts that it espouses. Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast is proud to say that when we built the house 18 years ago we did much of the work ourselves and used wood from our property for almost all of the interior wood including lots of flooring. Among other things, virtually all of our lighting is LED, being very energy efficient.

Our B&B is the perfect place to return to after a long day of hands-on learning at the fair. Your days will undoubtedly be filled with activities already, but in the mornings and evenings, there are plenty of things to do at and around the inn—including woodland paths for walking, and biking, museums, golf courses, zoos, etc. Many of our guests enjoy relaxing and listening to the sounds of nature on our large deck.

Don’t miss this great event or your chance to snag one of our unique, luxurious rooms!