Month: February 2014

Connect with Nature at Wisconsin Wildlife Sanctuaries

Wisconsin Wildlife SanctuariesOne of the best things about visiting our charming West Bend Bed and Breakfast is the ability to escape the routine of everyday life, and to experience a rejuvenating connection with nature.  Our Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located 35 minutes from Milwaukee, making it an easy weekend getaway destination.  Our property is located near West Bend, nestled peacefully in the woods surrounding the Kettle Moraine State Forest.  On property, guests can choose to stroll along our secluded walking trails, or relax in our tastefully decorated rooms filled with special creature comforts, including inviting antique fireplaces.  If you’re looking for a deeper connection with nature, then there are many nearby places you can go to meander along beautiful trails, or view the enchanting Wisconsin wildlife in their native environment.  Book your room now, and find the time this winter to escape to our wonderful West Bend Bed and Breakfast, where you can visit several local Wisconsin wildlife sanctuaries.

Wisconsin Wildlife Sanctuaries

Wisconsin Wildlife SanctuariesWildlife viewing is not always on the top of the list for winter activities, but these quiet, serene months can provide you with some of the best Wisconsin wildlife viewing.  One of the closest Wisconsin wildlife sanctuaries is the beautiful Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary, literally located just across the street.  Unfortunately, this experience is only available from May through November.  However, there are still plenty of possibilities to view wildlife during these beautiful winter months.  Riveredge Nature Center is home to a beautiful and diverse landscape, and is the perfect location for a little winter bird-watching.  Here, you’ll find over 186 species of birds, as well as 26 different types of mammals nestled amongst the nearly 600 species of plants.  This unique ecological area is well known for its biodiversity, and has been widely recognized for providing innovative environmental education to learners of all ages.  Another great area for wildlife viewing is the Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center, which is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States.  This beautiful marsh is home to a wide variety of marsh birds, including ducks, geese, pelicans, herons, egrets, and cormorants.  This is also your best chance for the occasional rare sighting of threatened and endangered species.  Finally, take the time to explore the beautiful 136 acre Lac Lawrann Conservancy.  At this stunning Wisconsin wildlife sanctuary, you’ll find over 200 species of birds, small mammals such as Deer, squirrel, beaver, mink, and muskrat, and badger, as well as some of the regions beautiful glacial landscapes and geological features.  

As you can see, there are no shortages of opportunities to view the beautiful Wisconsin wildlife that frequents our area throughout the year. The winter landscapes, dominated by their white, snowy layer, sometimes offer the best platforms for viewing these magnificent animals in their natural habitats.  Escape from those winter doldrums, and come explore winter’s wild landscapes with us. Book your stay at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast now, and then come back throughout the different seasons to see what else we have in store!

Enjoy a Romantic getaway Near the Kettle Moraine State Forest

romantic getaway Kettle MoraineThe Winter has us firmly in its grasp, as the sometimes bitter cold days and the white drifts of snow dominate the landscapes around us.  While for some, winter delivers darker days and what feels like the most difficult weather to endure, February also brings us a renewed sense of love, and the time we need to cherish what’s around us.  Take the time to pause, to slow down the frenzied pace of modern life and to look around you:  The winter landscapes found near and within the Kettle Moraine forest are breathtakingly beautiful.  Grab the hand of the person you love most, and take a quiet walk through the woods, where you’re sure to discover more to winter than cold winds and wet snow.  Strap on a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis, and delve into the natural world of Wisconsin together.  When you’re done for the day, head back to our charming Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast, and savor the solitude of our quiet escape in the woods as you reconnect with each other and the love that brought you here.  Simply put, February is the perfect time of year to plan a little escape from it all, and to spend time together on a romantic getaway.  Book your room at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast now, and discover why February in Wisconsin can be so special. Continue Reading