Wisconsin is home to many beautiful hotels, inns and lodges where you can spend your weekend relaxing with a view, going on romantic walks around a lakes, having spa treatments and tasting delicious cuisine.

Our list includes an array of options in some of Wisconsin’s prettiest day trip towns. Enjoy romantic amenities such as a fireplace in your room, gardens and historic architecture. Top Wisconsin destinations include Madison, Milwaukee, Bayfield and Green Bay. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.

Grand Geneva Resort and Spa

Grand Geneva Resort and Spa

The perfect setting for an indulgent romantic weekend getaway, Grand Geneva Resort and Spa is a popular getaway destination all year round.

In the summer, guests can enjoy 2 18-hole golf courses, an outdoor adventure center for hiking and biking, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a fitness center.

In the winter, you will find yourself just steps from the Mountain Top Ski and Snowboard Center. After a busy day out you can enjoy a relaxing massage or other treatment at the WELL Spa and Salon.

Couples have the choice of comfortable lodge rooms and suites in various configurations or entire rental villas for those who crave more privacy.

The Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, 262-248-8811

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Milwaukee - Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel

Milwaukee - Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel

Travelers looking for something a little different for their next weekend break in Wisconsin need look no further than the trendy Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel in Milwaukee.

The hotel offers guests a selection of comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms and suites with some rather unusual in-room amenities like a record player, ukulele and drawing paper.

Here you can relax and enjoy some music, set your creative spirit free and admire the artworks which adorn the walls.

The hotel also offers a variety of great packages designed to introduce you to all the attractions of Milwaukee – you can include bike hire, tickets to the Art Museum and other special deals. More ideas: Best Beaches Near Milwaukee

139 East Kilbourn, Milwaukee, WI 53202, Phone: 414 276 8686

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Bayfield - Old Rittenhouse Inn

Bayfield - Old Rittenhouse Inn

Old Rittenhouse Inn is a romantic weekend getaway with twenty stylish, elegant and inviting rooms with a fireplace.

Downtown Bayfield is conveniently close, providing guests with shopping, eating, and sightseeing opportunities. Waterfront activities like boating and swimming are also available at nearby Lake Superior.

Hearty two-course breakfasts are served every morning in Old Rittenhouse’s Restaurant, which also offers a three-course lunch and a five-course dinner, each of which is comprised of a variety of delicious entrees and tempting desserts.

The restaurant also has vegetarian and gluten-free options.

303 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, Wisconsin, 715-779-5112

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The Delafield Hotel

The Delafield Hotel

The Delafield Hotel is known for its sophisticated atmosphere with an old-world charm, and makes for an unforgettable vacation experience.

The Four Diamond Hotel has thirty-eight luxury suites with 10-foot ceilings, Baker furniture and fine Italian cotton linens. The rooms also have Kohler spa bathrooms, flat screen TVs, and gorgeous oriental rugs. Guests are taken care of throughout their stay, and can take advantage of concierge services, service shuttles, and access to a fitness & wellness center.

They also have the option of ordering in-room spa options, with services such as therapeutic and couples massages available. Andrew’s Bar & Restaurant has an enticing menu which includes lamb tenderloin, cheddar hush puppies, fennel-crusted red snapper, and delicious desserts of lemon curd and frozen lime parfait. Be sure to check for packages. More info

415 Genesee St, Delafield, Wisconsin, 262-646-1600

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Sturgeon Bay - The Holiday Music Motel - 2 hours 25 min from Milwaukee, WI

Sturgeon Bay - The Holiday Music Motel - 2 hours 25 min from Milwaukee, WI

The Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay is a fun and affordable place to stay, offering live music at least once a week, ensuring you will have a good time.

The motel has a fire pit and ample lawn space available for guests’ use. The rooms are well decorated and provide all the necessary comforts.

You will be pleased to learn that the Holiday Music Hotel is located just a block away from a popular shopping and dining strip. In the morning, guests can have continental breakfast at the onsite diner, which has a cool, retro feel.

The diner has a microwave, coffee pot, and toaster available for guests to use.

30 N. 1st Ave, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 920-743-5571

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Fish Creek - Thorp House Inn and Cottages - 3 hours from Milwaukee, WI

Fish Creek - Thorp House Inn and Cottages - 3 hours from Milwaukee, WI

The Thorp House Inn and Cottages in Fish Creek is a charming bed and breakfast listed on the National Register of Historic Places that offers a variety of lodging options.

The house has five rooms with flat screen TVs and free wireless Internet.

There are also six cottages, each of which has two bedrooms, a flat screen TV, a brick patio, and a Weber Charcoal grill.

Guests are more than welcome to spend time in the public areas of the inn. They can relax on the front porch with a book or with other guests.

There are several events that take place near Thorp House throughout the year, including the Fish Creek Winter Festival and the Plein Air Festival. For those staying in the main house, breakfast is served in the kitchen at the dining table.

Breakfast includes juice, fresh fruit, muffins, homemade granola, hard-boiled eggs, and coffee or tea. R

4135 Bluff Lane, Fish Creek, Wisconsin, 920-868-2444

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Geneva Inn on the Lake, WI

Geneva Inn on the Lake, WI

Possibly one of the most romantic properties in Wisconsin, the Geneva Inn is nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva.

The guestrooms and suites are beautifully appointed and most offer stunning lake views. For the ultimate romantic getaway you can book one of their Luxury Lake View Suites, which have a separate lounge area and a private balcony overlooking the water.

To add to the romance you can request their special INNtimate Package, which includes bubbly and a cheese tray or opt to have fresh flowers or chocolates delivered to your guestroom. You can round off your perfect day with a delicious dinner in the Grand View Restaurant.

Geneva Inn on the Lake, N2009 S. Lake Shore Road, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147, 262-248-5680

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Cedarburg - Washington House Inn - 30 minute Weekend Getaway from Milwaukee, WI

Cedarburg - Washington House Inn - 30 minute Weekend Getaway from Milwaukee, WI

The Washington House Inn has twenty-nine uniquely decorated rooms, each of which features a fireplace, whirlpool bathtub, flat screen TV, and high speed Internet.

While there, guests can relax in the sauna or use the health club passes to work out at the gym.

There are plenty of things to see and do in the area; guests can enjoy a thirty-two mile long paved biking and walking trail and an array of shopping, restaurants, museums, and spas.

The inn serves a delightful homemade breakfast in the mornings in the gathering room.

They accommodate all dietary needs, ensuring you will be perfectly comfortable throughout your stay. Be sure to check for weekend getaway packages & deals. More info

W62 N573 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, 262-375-3550

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Delavan - Lake Lawn Resort

Delavan - Lake Lawn Resort

Located along a 2-mile stretch of Delavan Lake shoreline, the Lake Lawn Resort is a great place to spend a romantic weekend getaway. You can make memories as you explore the sprawling resort which offers walking and jogging paths, bicycle rentals, tennis and basket ball courts and a whole range of fun water sports at the on-site marina.

If you love golf you can play a round at the scenic Majestic Oaks Golf Course.

To sweeten the deal, the resort offers couples a special Romance Package which includes a night’s accommodation, champagne and chocolates in the room and a dinner and massage voucher.

Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva Street, Delavan, WI 53115, 262-728-7950

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Lake Geneva - Lazy Cloud Inn - 55 minutes from Milwaukee

Lake Geneva - Lazy Cloud Inn - 55 minutes from Milwaukee

Lazy Cloud is ideal for couples looking for a secluded getaway full of fun adventures in Lake Geneva.

There are nine rooms at the inn, offering a rustic cottage feel and warm atmosphere.

The rooms provide a dining area for two, a fireplace, a couch or loveseat, and all the other amenities you would expect. The inn also provides wine or champagne, candles, chocolates, and scented bubble bath, making your stay incredibly luxurious.

Guests can also admire the beautiful pond and gazebo located outside in the small garden area.

Upon arrival, guests will find a complete continental breakfast in their suite, meaning they can have breakfast in bed at any time.

The breakfast includes muffins, Danish pastries, and orange juice, while coffee service is available in the rooms.

W4033 State Road 50, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 262-275-3322

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Fish Creek - The White Gull Inn - 3 hours

Fish Creek - The White Gull Inn - 3 hours

The White Gull Inn is an inviting bed and breakfast located in a fascinating and beautiful historic building in Fish Creek.

There are thirteen rooms distributed amongst three different buildings, two cottages, and two houses, all of which are available for rent.

All the accommodations have televisions, air conditioning, and private bathrooms, and hot coffee is delivered to the rooms every morning.

Take in the alluring landscapes from the beautiful outdoor patio area or spend some time relaxing or visiting in one of the common areas.

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and breakfast is included in every overnight stay.

The breakfast menu consists of eggs benedict, French toast, cherry pancakes, corned beef hash, and fresh eggs with bacon, sausage, or ham. Rooms start at $170 per night.

4225 Main Street, Fish Creek, Wisconsin, 1-888-364-9542

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West Bend, WI - Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast

West Bend, WI - Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast

Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast in West Bend somehow manages to offer its guests both seclusion and the allure of an incredibly convenient location.

The four guest rooms feature several amenities, and they are all spacious and elegantly decorated.

The onsite mini-spa offers massages for singles or couples, including Swedish and therapeutic massages.

A billiard room, a tennis court, and private walking trails are all available for guests to use, and they can also partake in bird watching.

A full, homemade breakfast is served in the dining room each morning, and it includes items such as pancakes with lemon sauce and cheesy mushroom quiche.

1876 Shalom Dr., West Bend, Wisconsin, 262-623-0148

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The French Country Inn on the Lake, a Lake Geneva

The French Country Inn on the Lake, a Lake Geneva

The quiet and secluded location of the French Country Inn on the shores of Lake Como, make it a perfect choice for a romantic weekend getaway.

The historic inn boasts a remarkable solid oak curved staircase which was originally handmade in Denmark in the 1880’s and showcased at the Columbian Exposition in 1893.

The Inn offers a selection of comfortable lakefront guestrooms, most of which offer wonderful views out over Lake Como.

The rooms are all air-conditioned and offer free Wi-Fi. Visitors have the use of an outdoor swimming pool, a picnic area and free on-site parking. After enjoying your complimentary breakfast you can explore all the attractions of Lake Geneva town.

The French Country Inn on the Lake, W4191 W. End Road, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, 262-217-0029

Sturgeon Bay - Black Walnut Guest House

Sturgeon Bay - Black Walnut Guest House

The Black Walnut Guest House is roomy and guests will feel right at home in their comfortable rooms. Each room has a private bath, a television with cable and a DVD player, a refrigerator, and high speed Internet.

Couples will definitely want to take advantage of a special massage package where the two will enjoy a relaxing massage in candlelight with chocolates and a bottle of champagne.

Other packages feature attractions around town, such as dinner and a show, so be sure to look into those options during your stay. Breakfast is delicious, and it’s brought right to your door at the time of your choosing.

The menu includes hot and cold cereal, yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, muffins, coffee, and tea.

454 North Seventh Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 920-743-8892

Madison - The Edgewater

Madison - The Edgewater

Located in the heart of downtown Madison, The Edgewater offers excellent views out over Lake Mendota.

Couples looking for a luxury setting for their romantic getaway can choose from a long list of elegant, beautifully appointed rooms and suites to suit all tastes. To set the scene for romance you can choose one of their special romance packages which include bubbly and chocolates in the room or a private dinner for two served to you in your guestroom.

Other packages include luxury spa treats to pamper your partner. The Edgewater boasts a choice of restaurants where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner and a brilliant indoor heated pool.

The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI 53703, 608-535-8200

Ashland - Blue Wave Inn

Ashland - Blue Wave Inn

You can surrender to the hypnotic sound of waves crashing on the beach when you choose the boutique Blue Wave Inn in Ashland for your next romantic weekend getaway. This unique inn has 5 luxury guest suites which offer wonderful views of Lake Superior.

Each suite has been uniquely designed to make you feel as though you are on a cruise liner; besides great views of the lake, your suite includes luxury linens, a rain shower and in-room coffee maker.

The Sandbar restaurant/bar offers both indoor and outdoor seating around cozy bonfire stoves.

If you would like to get even closer to the water you can rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board at Solstice Outdoors in the summer or skis and snow-shoes in winter.

Blue Wave Inn, 2521 W. Lakeshore Drive, Ashland, WI 54806, 715-682-3590

Curriers Lakeview Lodge, Rice Lake

Curriers Lakeview Lodge, Rice Lake

Nestled on a picturesque 5-acre peninsula overlooking lovely Rice Lake, Currier’s Lakeview Lodge welcomes couples to the perfect romantic lakeside retreat.

Far from the crowds, couples can relax and unwind as they enjoy peaceful summer pursuits like swimming and sunbathing, paddling and boating (complimentary canoes, kayaks and row boats) or fishing from one of the piers.

In the inter you can enjoy snowshoeing, snow-mobiling in the lake, ice fishing and skiing. The rooms are rustic and each has been individually decorated with attractive artwork, antiques and quilts.

Guests get complimentary coffee and doughnuts for breakfast and there are several near-by restaurants where you can enjoy lunch and dinner.

Currier’s Lakeview Lodge, 2010 21st Street, Rice Lake, Wisconsin 54868, 715-234-7474

The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake

The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake

Another of Wisconsin’s marvelous lakeside resorts, the Osthoff Resort has everything you need for a romantic weekend getaway.

You can choose between a luxury King guestroom with double whirlpool bath and a private balcony, or spread out a little in a one-bedroom fully equipped apartment with full kitchen and living area.

The Aspira Spa offers a range of pampering treatments and massages which are sure to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. If you feel like a little exercise you can visit the fitness center, join a yoga class, play a round of golf or rent equipment to enjoy a day of paddling or boating on the lake. More info

Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Avenue, Elkhart Lake 53020, 855-876-3399

The Lawson House Bed and Breakfast

The Lawson House Bed and Breakfast

The Lawson House Bed and Breakfast is a prairie style bungalow with a quaint and compelling atmosphere. There are three unique and spacious rooms, each of which includes air conditioning, private baths, televisions, and wireless Internet.

Guests will enjoy spending time in the large common room, which offers its own amenities. You’ll appreciate satellite television, card and board games, comfortable seating for reading or playing games, and a warm fireplace. Guests can always make a quick snack in the kitchen and they are also welcome to relax on any one of the patios.

A continental breakfast is available on weekdays and a full breakfast is served on the weekends. Coffee and tea are also available in the morning.

10265 W. Forest Home Ave, Hales Corners, Wisconsin, 414-427-8483

Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau

Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau

For a romantic city getaway you and your partner can check into the Jefferson Street Inn in downtown Wausau. The boutique hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the Historic Wausau River District, offering easy access to fabulous dining, shopping, visual arts and entertainment.

You will feel right at home in your spacious guestroom or suite; most offer fireplaces, spacious seating areas, cozy robes and up-market bath products. The hotel is directly linked to the Third Street Lifestyle Center where you can explore excellent shopping.

A fitness center and indoor swimming pool complete the picture. There are endless near-by activities to keep visitors busy for days, including winter sports, water sports and much more.

Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson Street, Wausau, WI 54403, 715-845-6500

Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells

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Wisconsin Dells is all about water. The beautiful Wisconsin River cuts the city in half and continues its rapid flow through spectacular canyons carved out of sandstone by glaciers tens of thousands of years ago. Named the Waterpark Capital of the World, Wisconsin Dells offers endless fun on the water, indoors and outdoors, and in adrenaline-pumping parks such as Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park and Noah's Ark Water Park.

If you crave some peace on your romantic getaway in Wisconsin, take a stroll through one of many trails at the Mirror Lake State Park or the lovely shady forested nature reserve around tranquil Mirror Lake. Stroll through the charming city’s downtown with unique shops and restaurants. Visit quirky Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum and take the kids to the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory - Interactive Science Center where learning and fun go hand in hand.

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Maxwell Mansion, Geneva Lake

Maxwell Mansion is an historic mansion hotel which welcomes guest to come and enjoy something a little bit out of the ordinary. The individually themed mansion guestrooms are filled with beautiful antiques, fine linens and drapery and a distinctly refined ambiance which is perfect for a romantic getaway. Alternatively, you can book a more modern room in the Carriage House or the Stables, both of which have their own unique charm. The Old World theme is continued in the Speakeasy and the Apothecary Bar. The Terrace Lounge and Tiki Bar is open in summer and there is an outdoor pool where you can soak up some sun.

Maxwell Mansion, 304 S. Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, 262-248-9711


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Romantic Weekend Getaways in Wisconsin: Green Bay

Snuggled at the mouth of the Fox River, which flows into the Green Bay on Lake Michigan, Green Bay is the oldest community in Wisconsin, originally a French fur-trading center and today a quintessential charming small town best known as the home of Green Bay Packers.

Lake Geneva

A resort town since late 19th century and as beautiful as its namesake in Switzerland, Lake Geneva has since then become the playground of the rich of Chicago and Milwaukee, whose citizens built lavish mansions and villas on the hills along the glimmering lake.

La Crosse

Spread along the banks of the Mississippi River where the Black and La Crosse Rivers join it and overshadowed by the 570-feet tall Grandad Bluff, La Crosse is a city of breathtaking natural beauty.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

On the rugged shore of Lake Superior in the northernmost part of Wisconsin, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore includes 12 miles of coast edged with sandstone cliffs, deserted beaches, and 21 jewel-like islands with nine historic lighthouse towers on six islands and 240 species of birds that live, breed, or pass through the archipelago.

Eau Claire

From one of the busiest lumber cities in the 1800s, a home of Woodland Indians culture, and a thriving agricultural center, Eau Claire grew into a charming town on the banks of two rivers (the Chippewa and Eau Claire) with a rich cultural life and great green spaces for outdoor activities.

The Chippewa Valley Museum is a fascinating place to explore the history of Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley.

Sturgeon Bay

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Driving Distances from Milwaukee

From Milwaukee To Driving Time
Pembine3 hours
Delafield30 minutes
Bayfield6 hours
Osceola5 hours
Sturgeon Bay2 hours 25 minutes
Fish Creek3 hours
Sparta2 hours 45 minutes
Cedarburg30 minutes
DeForest1 hour 20 min
Lake Geneva55 minutes
West Bend45 minutes
Verona1 hour 30 min
La Crosse3 hours 10 minutes
Mazomanie1 hour 45 minutes
Cambridge1 hour
Delavan50 minutes
Hales Corners20 minutes
Shullsburg2 hours and 25 minutes

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