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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.

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Hotels for Romance – United States
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. “

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!”

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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Two Days to Explore: Cedarburg
“The Washington House Inn was built in 1886 and features 34 rooms with whirlpools and steam baths.”

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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.”

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, 2016: 6 years winning Certificate of Excellence

WISN AList: Winner Best Bed and Breakfast 2009, 2013, 2014
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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Cedarburg Beckons in the Spring

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Eggnog Muffins
November/December 2008