If you are a couple that prefers to get outdoors and explore, stay snuggled up by the fireplace or almost anything in between – there is a Wisconsin destination perfect for you and your loved one to reconnect. We have gathered a few ideas for refreshing and relaxing romantic getaways to take this fall. We want to remind travelers to follow public health guidance and take necessary safety precautions.
Lake Mills – Jefferson County
Along the shores of Rock Lake, Lake Mills is a great destination for a couple looking for a relaxing getaway in a charming, friendly small town. For lodging, plan a stay at the Fargo Mansion Inn, a stunning Queen Anne style bed and breakfast that is a perfect place to reconnect.
Wander through historic downtown Lake Mills to find shops with antiques, jewelry and more. Find a unique memento to remember your trip at Ephraim Pottery, an independent pottery studio with incredible handmade pieces. Sip your way through the area’s delicious beer and wine with stops at Tyranena Brewing Company, Sunshine Brewing Company and Lewis Station Winery.
Wausau – Marathon County
Wausau offers a unique blend of the feel of the Northwoods with bigger city amenities. The vast outdoor recreation opportunities nearby will allow you and your loved one to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Stay at the Stewart Inn, a tranquil and intimate bed & breakfast serving gourmet multi-courses breakfasts in the heart of downtown. Nearby public parks and forests offer stunning views of fall colors and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities for a couple seeking an outdoor adventure together. Check out Rib Mountain State Park, one of the highest points in the state, for great trails and picnic areas. Immerse yourself in the fall color with a scenic chairlift ride at Granite Peak Ski Hill on the north face of the mountain for a unique view of the fall color. Head to the Dells of the Eau Claire County Park for a hike on the gorgeous trails that wind along the Eau Claire River.
End the day with an innovative, handcrafted cocktail on the patio at Timekeeper Distillery, located in the iconic Milwaukee Road Train Depot.
Hudson – St. Croix County
Nestled in the gorgeous St. Croix River Valley, Hudson offers couples plenty of options for art and culture, delicious dining, and outdoor recreation.
Phipps Inn Bed & Breakfast is a cozy, romantic spot to stay. Each room has a fireplace and whirlpool tub and the property is on the National Register of Historic Places. Stroll through the historic downtown for quality time together while shopping and dining locally. Hike the St. Croix River Valley Art Bench Trail, a unique community collaboration with over 10 one of a kind benches made by area volunteers and artists. Enjoy time outdoors with a ride aboard the scenic St. Croix River Cruise or drive the breathtaking Rustic Road 13 to Willow River State Park for great fall color viewing.
For more travel ideas and resources, visit TravelWisconsin.com or call 1-800-432-TRIP.