Best Bed and Breakfast in Wisconsin : Awards and Accolades

Join us at the Best Bed and Breakfast in Wisconsin for a getaway you won’t soon forget. We are honored to be recognized by all of the following respected companies and industry experts. Check out our romantic rooms and suites to see what they’re all talking about!

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25 Perfect Luxury Romantic Getaways

August 2018

“The Washington House Inn is a historic hotel in Cedarburg that marries the best of casual elegance and historic tradition. Discerning travelers can luxuriate in any of the Washington House’s enchanting rooms, each of which are unique and memorable in their own ways. ”

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - Hall of Fame 2018

TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence - Hall of Fame

May 2018

Washington House Inn received the 2018 Hall of Fame award from TripAdvisor for earning the Certificate of Excellence five years in a row. This achievement celebrates businesses who have consistently achieved glowing traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

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10 Small Christmas Towns with the Most Holiday Spirit

November 2017

Cedarburg, Wisconsin was named one of the top smalls towns to visit during the holiday season by Reader’s Digest.

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TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award 2017

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Hotels for Romance

January 2017

Washington House Inn was named one of the top 25 hotels for romance in the United States by TripAdvisor.

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Washington House Inn is a modern inn with a historic feel in Cedarburg

June 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Cedarburg has always been a viable, living town dating back to its founding in the 1840s. But people like Steve Fischer and Jim Pape did a lot to preserve its character. The Washington House Inn, the grist mill and the Cedar Creek Settlement are a testament to that.”

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Hotel in Cedarburg Makes Top 25 Traveler’s Choice Hotels for Romance

February 13, 2017
CBS 58 Milwaukee

“TripAdvisor released the winning hotels of its Travelers’ Choice Hotels awards for Romance and one is located right here in Wisconsin. The Washington House Inn in Cedarburg, WI took 24th place. The winners were determined by input from travelers.”

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15 Best Small Towns to Visit in Wisconsin

December 2016

“Visit in the summer to enjoy their concerts or at Christmastime to appreciate the picturesque historic buildings. Whether you’re wine tasting or shopping, you’ll always have something to do!”

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City Voting Award

Voted Milwaukee’s Best Bed and Breakfast

December 2016

Washington House Inn was recently named Milwaukee’s Best Bed and Breakfast by Milwaukee A-List voters.

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29 Best Weekend Getaways from Chicago, Illinois

March 3, 2016

“The Washington House Inn in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, 110 miles north of Chicago, offers stylish accommodations, complimentary, afternoon complimentary wine and cheese social hour and free high speed internet access. Explore Cedarburg’s Main Street with more than 70 boutiques, shops selling sweets, and restaurants.”

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Here Are The Top 10 Christmas Towns In Wisconsin. They’re Magical.

Cedarburg is named the #1 Christmas town in Wisconsin. “If you are looking for a charming, warm Christmas experience, look no further than Cedarburg.”

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“In Cedarburg, Wisconsin, the Washington House Inn Bed & Breakfast has been in business since 1984 and is managed by Wendy J. Porterfield, Innkeeper. This one-of-a-kind Inn is known for casual elegance and historic tradition. Choose from their 34 guest rooms which are perfect for a relaxing getaway or business travel.”

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The 50 best B&Bs in America

October 5, 2015

“The Washington House Inn was Cedarburg, Wisconsin’s first Inn when it was founded in 1846. Cedarburg is an ideal destination for history buffs, since the town hasn’t changed much since the 1800s; it retains much of its original charm, and so does the Washington House Inn.”

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20 great B&Bs for a holiday — or any — weekend

September 2015

“Washington House Inn, Cedarburg, Wis.: The inn celebrated its 30th anniversary in September 2014, under the same owner and innkeeper since opening.”

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31 Beautiful Romantic Weekend Getaways in Wisconsin

August 23, 2015

“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.”

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Charming Cedarburg, WI is the Perfect Weekend Getaway

June 7, 2015

“The Washington House Inn is an historic part of Cedarburg and looks every bit the part. It’s quite large for a bed and breakfast, but its size doesn’t take away from its charm. The rooms and main guest areas are furnished with antique furniture, and the walls are papered in flowered, albeit dated, wallpaper.”

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TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

2015 TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

Winner of Certificate of Excellence five years in a row!

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WISN AList: Winner Best Bed and Breakfast 2009, 2013, 2014

“The Washington House Inn successfully blends the charm and romance of days past with the amenities and conveniences expected by today’s discriminating travelers. Whether you travel for business, a romantic getaway, celebration of a special occasion, or a visit to the world class city of Milwaukee (20 minutes to the south), The Washington House Inn and the quaint city of Cedarburg will exceed your every expectation.”

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A Christmas Presence

December 2012

“The city’s most iconic lodging, the 1886 inn features modern amenities, such as whirlpool baths, and holds a complimentary wine-and-cheese social hour.”

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Art and History Merge in Cedarburg, Wisconsin

December 2010

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Recipe Feature: Cinnamon Bun Scones from 30th Anniversary Cookbook


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Recipe Feature: Eggnog Muffins

November/December 2008

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