Cedarburg’s Strawberry Festival

five strawberies one star,  passion of  fruitStrawberries.  I don’t know about you but this beautiful fruit is one of our favorites!  And what better way to experience and enjoy strawberries than to go to a Strawberry Festival!!  Just a short country drive away from Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast, you will find a wonderful town, Cedarburg.  It’s in this very town that the 30th Annual Strawberry Festival takes place June 27th and 28th, 2015 and we couldn’t be more excited!

At the Strawberry Festival there are incredible food vendors that include everything and more that has to do with strawberries, including the “Original” Strawberry Brat, Chicken Strawberry Wrap and we can’t forget the incredible Strawberry Shortcake!  And then of course there are chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry crepes, and strawberry pie (Oh my!)!  You may enjoy a strawberry slushy or want to taste the Cedar Creek Winery’s Strawberry Blush Wine!

Don’t worry, it’s not just about Strawberries (although would that really be a bad thing if it was)?  There is plenty of entertainment to add icing to the cake (or should we say Strawberry Pie?).  The Gruber Law Office Main Stage will feature American Idol superstar Hannah Mrozak, Life in a Tree and The Latchkeys.  On Sunday the cover band Our House will be on stage featuring local 9 year old music extraordinaire Jaid Ruffing!  These are not something you will want to miss!!

On top of all of this fun, 250 of the best local and Midwest artists will be bringing their masterpieces for you to see which will include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media and photography, all being featured on the Arts on the Avenue.  No matter your taste in art, we are sure you will find something you love!

Make sure to book your stay with us that weekend soon so you don’t miss out on all of the fun!  We only began to touch on all of the activities for the week.  Check out their website for more!  By the end of the weekend you will be dreaming of strawberries and waiting in anticipation for next year’s festival!

Fun Festival Facts:  Some say that fresh juice from a strawberry has a cooling effect on feverish patients.  Try it next time you are feeling a bit hot!

CedarBrew Fest in Cedarburg

Little beersSummer is so much fun!  It’s all about festivals, sunshine, long walks and hikes, BBQ’s and making memories.  Well, here’s another way you can make wonderful memories with friends and loved ones while visiting us at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast! Not too far from us is the CedarBrew Fest in Cedarburg, full of craft beers, delicious wines and tasty treats from local restaurants!  Bring your appetite and salivary glands with you and be prepared to enter food and drink heaven.

The newest festival added to the already long list Cedarburg puts on, is happening May 8th from 8-10pm.  A fantastic way to begin your weekend stay with us, enjoying time away from the hustle of every day life.  There will be something for all to enjoy!  Live music entertainment will be taking place featuring Mitch Cooper and the Sonic Funk Blasters! The shops in historic downtown Cedarburg are sure to impress all different types of shoppers. The shops will be open for extended hours on Fridays starting that weekend. Take a walk by the river, do a little shopping, enjoy the live music and brews.

You won’t want to miss this!  Make sure to mark your calendars and give us a call to book your stay today!  The weekend is fast approaching and we have your room ready and waiting just for you!

Fun Festival Facts:   Did you know that Festivals make a significant contribution to the economic viability and health of downtown Cedarburg and the surrounding area?  Working with over 90 Cedarburg merchants, for many, Festival weekends are the most profitable weekends for the entire year! (credit to www.cedarburgfestival.org)

Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve

lions den 005If spectacular views are what you are longing for, you must put Lion’s Den Gorge Nature

Preserve at the top of your list. This jewel is a short 30 minutes from Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast in Grafton, Wisconsin, boasting of 70-plus gorgeous, eye-pleasing acres of ecological beauty. This wonderful preserve features areas known as a Natural Area that has remained untouched since before the European settlement of Wisconsin, laying along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. There are several educational opportunities as well to add to the enjoyment of the views.

Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve consists of grasslands, wet meadows, and bluff areas of which some have 100 foot bluff tops with incredible views of Lake Michigan. They also offer great views of wildlife as well as birds for all of you enthusiastic bird watchers. There are gravel and boardwalk trails taking you through forests, wetlands and the Gorge. It’s a great place to hike, picnic and fish or relax and enjoy the views along Lake Michigan.

Call us today to reserve your space at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast! Spend part of your stay exploring one of the many natural areas in our part of the state.

Wisconsin Fun Fact: Wisconsin is known for several ‘firsts’. The first typewriter and the first hydroelectric plant as well as the first in production of cranberries, snap beans, oats, carrots, maple syrup and sweet corn.

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.

 

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