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Washington House Inn Blog

Patrick Doughman – Featured Artist in Cedarburg

August 26th, 2015

Our art loving guests will surely be intrigued to find the walls of the Washington House Inn decorated with works of local artists. “We have our own rotating art gallery in the lobby,” shares innkeeper Wendy Porterfield adding that, over the … Continue reading

2015 PGA Championship :: Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin

August 6th, 2015

This year’s PGA Championship on Aug. 10-16 will again take place at Whistling Straits in Kohler, a mere 30 minutes north of Cedarburg as the crow flies. Guests staying at the Washington House Inn, local golf enthusiasts and, indeed, anyone … Continue reading

Cedarburg Grist Mill – Register of Historical Places

July 30th, 2015

Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places since 1961, the Grist Mill on Columbia Road has dominated the Cedarburg landscape from almost the beginning of this city‘s history. Built overlooking Cedar Creek in 1855 by Friederich Hilgen and … Continue reading

Cedarburg Farmers Market – Summer Getaway in Wisconsin

July 23rd, 2015

Any Friday between 9am and 2pm, watch for the locals with recyclable bags in hand–chances are they’re heading to the Cedarburg Farmers Market which, this year, opened in a new location behind the Cultural Center. After you leave the Inn, … Continue reading

Hefner’s Frozen Custard – Summer Treat in Wisconsin

July 2nd, 2015

On a warm summer’s evening, guests staying at the Washington House Inn sometimes enjoy a leisurely stroll through the streets of Cedarburg. They admire the limestone and cream city brick buildings that make up much of the architecture throughout the city, … Continue reading

Strawberry Festival – Summer Fun in Cedarburg

June 25th, 2015

If browsing original art, sipping award-winning wine and munching on plump, juicy strawberries are all equally high on your list of favorite summer activities, be sure to plan a visit to Strawberry Festival in downtown Cedarburg on June 27 and … Continue reading

Treasures of Oz Eco-Tour – Ozaukee County Event

June 19th, 2015

If the thrill of exploring Ozaukee County’s natural areas and learning of the part each plays in the ecosystem, consider signing up for the annual Treasures of Oz Eco-Tour on Saturday, June 20. Each year, new sites are selected for … Continue reading

Summer Sounds – The Beginning of Summer in Cedarburg

June 12th, 2015

As temperatures slowly climb, lawns get lush and green and patio pots start to spill over with an abundance of colorful blooms, it’s seems everyone is eager to spend more time outdoors … and this means it’s time for Summer … Continue reading

Silver Creek Brewpub – Cedarburg Brewery

June 5th, 2015

Mention Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and festivals, shopping, Cedar Creek Winery and the Washington House Inn immediately come to mind. But how many people realize that Cedarburg is also home to Silver Creek Brewpub, one of the most charming little microbreweries in … Continue reading

Cedarburg Covered Bridge Park

May 5th, 2015

Once upon a time, more than 40 covered bridges once dotted the Wisconsin countryside. Today the sole survivor is the Cedarburg bridge, once known as the “Red Bridge,” located in Covered Bridge Park three miles north of the City of … Continue reading