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U.S. Open Championship to be Held at Nearby Erin Hills


Erin Hills Golf - Erin, Wisconsin

Time is ticking and the dates of the U.S. Open Championship held at Erin Hills are quickly approaching. Located just north of Milwaukee, Erin Hills is a beautiful golf course set in the rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine. What God has carved out, man is putting (pun intended) to good use. Saying it is a world class golf facility is just par for the course (pun intended, again). The world’s top players are flying in or possibly driving (sorry, again. I’ll stop now) to Erin Hills and the surrounding areas to compete for the title during the week of June 12-18, 2017.

Because this is a really BIG deal many people are converging on our area to attend the prestigious US Open Championship. Rooms are becoming harder to find. Staying in style at Hidden Serenity will take you away from the congestion of the Erin Hills area and provide you with comfort and restfulness you will need during your breaks from the course. Our five luxury rooms offer amenities such as small in-room refrigerator, robes, snacks, beverages, fireplaces, private baths with tubs and showers and luxury sheets.

Start the day with a freshly ground, french-pressed coffee or Sally’s famous fresh herbal tea, as well as a gourmet breakfast before heading out to Erin Hills. Return later and relax on the front porch swing or the back deck and wildlife watch with a beverage in hand. If it’s a little more exercise you need take a stroll on the trail on the property and do some bird watching. You could even challenge each other in a game of tennis or pickle ball on our sport court. There is no lack of things to do unless that is what you’d like….nothing to do and completely enjoying the time off.

Hidden Serenity is located north and east of Erin Hills, nestled in the Kettle Moraine area. If your fancy is to do something other than attend the tournament for part of your stay, there are many great ideas close by such as a jaunt to Lake Michigan, a visit to MOWA (Museum of Wisconsin Art), take a hike on the Ice Age Trail, relax at Hidden Serenity, maybe shoot a game of pool or read, or go back in time at The Wade House Historical Site. Seriously there are things to keep you busy if you want, or places to just hang if that is what you would like.

Check out our website to see what is available and make a reservation or give me a call today to secure a room. Lodging is bound to book up and you want to stay in style and luxury during your visit.

5 Snowy Activities Around Hidden Serenity B&B

SnowshoesOK, so it has been snowing and we are up to our knees, or maybe hips in the white stuff. Do you feel stuck inside dreaming about summer? Since science hasn’t figured out how to stop the snow from falling, let’s get out there and enjoy these 5 snowy outdoor activities found within 10 miles of Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast.

Snowshoeing – no lessons involved, just grab some snowshoes and head out onto the snow! If you don’t have the snowshoes, check out the rental options from Mountain Outfitters in West Bend. I’ve found this snowy activity to be a great outdoor cardio activity and a way to get into the woods in areas the typical trails do not go. Walk deep into the forest, stand there and listen and take in the serene surroundings, maybe hear an animal or two, breathe in the fresh crisp air and trek on farther. Just make sure you have the energy to head back to the warming shelter and get toasty again.
Cross country skiing – This snowy activity takes a bit more skill than snowshoeing and you may get a wet tush learning to do it, but once you have the hang of it you will absolutely love it! In our beautiful area of the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest we are blessed to have both groomed and ungroomed trails for all types of cross country skiing that wind in, around, up and down the glaciated landscape through woods and fields, past lakes and streams. It is breathtakingly gorgeous. Some trails are even lit at night and in the early morning. Again, warming shelters provide the incentive to get to a destination! Rentals from Mountain Outfitters.
Downhill skiing/snowboarding – So, keep in mind that we don’t live in Colorado but we do have two very nice ski hills short distances away. Sunburst Winter Sports Park is only 7 miles away and offers lessons and various levels of skiing and snowboarding fun! Also a great place to test your skills and only a twenty five minute drive, Little Switzerland Ski Park is a great place to carve some snow. Skiing is definitely a snowy activity worth trying.
Ice Skating – This fun cold weather activity brings back some childhood memories! Bring your own skates and take to the ice at our only outdoor skating rink, Regner Park in West Bend. The warming house is open Thursday and Friday evenings as well as Saturday and Sundays all day. Best things is – it’s FREE! So why not skate for as long as your heart’s content (or as short!), change back into your street shoes in the warming house and head to one of the fine coffee shops in downtown West Bend.
Good old fashioned sledding! – who doesn’t have fond memories of hopping on that old sled, gliding down the hill, hoping not to fall off and bragging about how far you got out into the snow at the bottom of the hill? There are some great spots to relive these moments in our hilly part of the state. What you may not look forward to re-living is the trek back up the hill to start all over again. Here is the perfect solution…..Tubing at Sunburst Winter Sports Park! Get this – you don’t have to walk back up the hill. They have conveyor belts that take all the exercise and work out of it. Mostly you are there for the fun, right? It is a blast slipping down the chutes they have groomed just for tubing! You really need to try it.

Winter in Wisconsin can truly be enjoyed in multiple ways. I’ve taken 5 Snowy Activities that you can experience outside in the snowy weather to tell you about. But when guests come and stay at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast in the cold winter months they find enjoyment from these things as well as sipping on a hot beverage, sitting by the fireplace at Hidden Serenity and watching a glorious snowfall from the cozy indoors too. Whatever your fancy, we are here to help make your stay in our area during the winter as memorable as possible. Take a gander at our rooms and choose the one that suits you.

Cedarburg Winter Fun Near Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast

Cedarburg Winter funDuring the winter months, many people are coming to West Bend, WI to relax, some come to enjoy some winter fun, others are visiting friends or relatives. At Hidden Serenity Bed & Breakfast, we welcome all visitors that are looking for a place to stay for whatever reason.

In addition to the snowshoeing, skiing, and other winter fun activities, people like to come for the Winter Festival in Cedarburg. Where is Cedarburg, Wisconsin? One thing Cedarburg is known for is it’s annual festivals. It is a city in Ozaukee County Wisconsin; about 20 miles north of Milwaukee and close Lake Michigan. It’s been named on the National Register of Historic Places and has an incredible historic district full of interesting architecture and quaint shops.

To get to Cedarburg from Hidden Serenity B&B, it will take you about 25 minutes. It is a close drive through the country and completely worth it.

What is The Winter Festival? All throughout the year, Cedarburg hosts different festivals. In late February, they put on the annual Winter Festival to get us out there and enjoy some winter fun.

Here are some things you need to know about the 2016 Winter Festival:

Dates for the event- February 20-21

Events lineup for Saturday

  • Restaurant Chili Contest- have a chance to vote for your favorite restaurant through this taste test.
  • Individual Chili Cookoff- those that want to try their hand at cooking up a pot of chili can enter into the individual contest. The winners will be determined by our “Celebrity” judges.
  • Live music from 1:30pm-4:30pm- go check out Joey LaVie
  • Cool Brew and Tunes- those that are 21+ can enjoy a night of craft beers, wine and appetizers as well as live music.

Events Lineup for Sunday

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • 1st Annual Dodgeball Tournament- this part of the event is sponsored by the Dad’s Club of Thorson Elementary School.
  • Old Fashion Brat Cook-Off- enjoy sampling many great brats cooked by the local restaurants.
  • Live music from 12pm-3:00pm- Joey LaVie will be back to perform a second time.

Other Things Taking Place

  • Dog Pull Competition
  • Kid’s Egg Hunt
  • Snow Bowling Tournament
  • 4th Annual Cool Notes Musical Talent Competition
  • Winter Festival’s Grand Parade
  • Ice Carving Contest
  • IceBurg Open Golf Tournament

Needless it to say, there is plenty going on at this year’s festival that you won’t want to miss. There are also many small shops that you can visit while you are walking around the festival. You are sure to find something unique in one of the 25 shops that are nestled in the surrounding area.

Book your weekend At our Bed & Breakfast. Here at Hidden Serenity, we take pride in providing a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere for all of our guests. With our cozy rooms and gourmet breakfast, you are sure to have an incredible time while taking part in some winter fun.

If you want to find out the availability of our rooms for the 2016 Winter Festival in Cedarburg click , If you have questions be sure to call us today at 262-623-0148. We would love to hear from you and get you set up! Don’t miss out of the fun!

Skiing Little Switzerland While Staying at Hidden Serenity

Snowboarding and skiing funNot everyone comes to West Bend, WI to visit the North Kettle Moraine. Many love to go to Little Switzerland to go skiing, snowboarding and more. It is located about 15 miles from Hidden Serenity Bed & Breakfast. This area is full of fun outdoorsy things to do.

What Are the Attractions in Little Switzerland?

There are great things to check out in Little Switzerland. Some of the top attractions include:

  • Switz Bike Park- when there isn’t any snow on the hill, you can take advantage of the amazing bike park that they have. There is a lift that takes you up the hill to get to it.
  • Skiing and Snowboarding- Little Switzerland is a great place to go skiing and snowboarding. They make sure that the slopes are full of snow. The trails offer a place for both beginners and advanced skiers to enjoy.
  • Freestyle Terrain- this is an area of the park that allows people to practice their tricks. Take advantage of the approach zone, take-off zone, maneuver zone, and landing zone to practice and perfect your latest moves.
  • Snow School- you can take ski and snowboard lessons while you visit. You pay by the hour of instruction, so take as many hours at a time as you would like.

This location is great for those that enjoy being in the great outdoors. People come from all over to take advantage of what this ski park has to offer.

Return To The Comfort of Hidden Serenity Bed & Breakfast

Hidden Serenity Bed & Breakfast is a premier place to retreat to after a long day on the slopes and trails. We have created a welcoming place where you can warm yourself up.

Whether you are used to skiing a lot or not, you will want somewhere that you can rest your tired muscles. Our comfortable beds and spacious facility makes for a comfortable place to unwind.

We also offer different massage packages at our spa for your convenience. You can book your massage with us when you pay for your room. It is completely worth it to relax on the tables and let our masseuse help work out the tension you’ve built in your body from a day of activity.

Don’t Forget About The Amazing Gourmet Breakfast We Serve

Sure, you can book a hotel here in West Bend, WI, but you won’t have as luxurious of an experience. We have comfortable rooms and the best gourmet breakfast around. Our fabulous breakfast is put together with you in mind. You will feel absolutely spoiled after your stay with us.

If you are looking at skiing or mountain biking in Little Switzerland, be sure to check out our room availability. We would love to host you for your vacation! We look forward to welcoming you to the best Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast.

Outdoor Adventure at Our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast

Wisconsin Bed and BreakfastThe variety of outdoor landscapes to be explored in Wisconsin is unbeatable. From hiking along dramatic bluffs, exploring waterfalls and mighty rivers, fishing on the majestic Great Lakes, and hiking through acres of pristine forests and lakes, there aren’t very many states that can boast such great diversity for the outdoor enthusiast.  In a state that boasts more than 25,000 miles of snowmobile trails, 700 miles of cross country ski trails, and 445 runs at 30 downhill ski and snowboard areas, we find boredom impossible and outdoor adventure possibilities limitless during the winter.  When you stay with us at our beautiful and secluded Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast, all of the wonderful outdoor opportunities our state has to offer will be just minutes from your front door. Continue Reading

Explore the Wisconsin Outdoors this Winter

Wisconsin OutdoorThe diverse lands of Wisconsin’s natural beauty are yours for the exploring. When in Wisconsin, outdoor adventures are not confined to the spring and summer months when the weather is more amiable. Rather, there is something for everyone during all seasons. Arguably, Winter is perhaps one of the most beautiful seasons to explore the beauty of this great state. When you come stay at our luxurious Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast, you’ll find wooded parks and high-quality trails throughout the area, suitable for a variety of activities. Whether you’re a biker, hiker or cross-country skier, the beautiful Wisconsin outdoors has plenty to offer you. Rent or use your own snowmobile for hours of fuel-driven fun, strap on the snowshoes or cross-country ski’s and explore nordic trails, or take a wintry walk amongst native wildlife and beautiful winter scenery. Located just 35 minutes north of Milwaukee, on the edge of the beautiful Northern unit of the Kettle Moraine Forest, Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place from which to launch your Wisconsin outdoor adventures this winter. Book your room now, and experience winter in Wisconsin in a whole new way! Continue Reading