Beautiful Holy Hill in the Fall

One of the most recognizable buildings in Southeastern Wisconsin is the Basilica of Holy Hill in Hubertus. Holy Hill has a long history in the area, but was only recently designated a “Basilica” which is a special honor for a church that has a specific architecture. Holy Hill is located a short 30 minute drive from Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast.

The inside of the two chapels at Holy Hill are peaceful places to visit and new stained glass windows adorn the 2nd floor chapel. The “upper church” is actually more than a chapel and seats over 1000 people. A gift shop and dining area add to the experience of the visitor.

The hill itself is a great place to view the fall colors in this beautiful area, but with the church on top of the hill, the sights are even more spectacular. The deck between the stair tower and the 3rd level church is a great place to view fall colors. There is also the possibility of climbing the staircase into the steeple of the upper church for an even better view. The “Scenic Tower” is open daily May 1 to October 31st with hours on Sunday: 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm starting later to avoid conflict with church service and hours Monday – Saturday: 9am – 6:30 pm. Since the tower is open and 192 feet tall (178 steps) it is closed during times of high wind or storms.

In September the annual Arts and Crafts Fair is a major attraction. In 2014, the fair takes place on September 20th, 2014 and is the 40th anniversary of the event! This year there will be 230 artists and crafters offering their creations. Music will be played and food is available for purchase.

Tree colors in the Holy Hill region peak during the last week of September through the 2nd week of October in a “normal” year. Holy Hill is located on State Highway 167 just east of County Highway K. For up to date information you can call ahead at 262-628-1838.

Many people plan a stay at Hidden Serenity and make a stop at Holy Hill on their way to the inn. Whether you make it part of a daily jaunt out from your lodging at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast or stop over on your way past, you will enjoy the sites, the food, and the peacefulness of this top rated Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast.

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