We love Winter! Whether you like to enjoy winter from a window or a snowmobile, we have plenty of ways for you to Go your own way and skip the crowds. Read on to see our winter-inspired suggestions. Pick and choose to build your own adventure and build some lasting memories in the Northwoods of Chippewa County.
Find Your Home Away From Home
Inn on Lake Wissota: Is there anything cozier than a bed and breakfast? You will immediately feel the warmth of hostess, Beth, and her lakeside home. In addition to delicious, gourmet breakfasts and stunning views, guests have plenty of contact-less options to enjoy all the amenities of this little getaway like self-check-in and self-check-out, and socially distanced breakfast or room service.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites: “Midwest nice” is a saying for a reason and this Chippewa County hotel was just awarded a 9.2/10 by hotels.com for guest satisfaction. In addition to being most loved by their guests, they also love to keep their guests safe with the IHG Way of Clean – enhanced procedures to include deep-cleaning of high-touch surfaces, social distancing measures, and changes to how they deliver food and beverage to ensure guest safety and security. They are conveniently located right off 53 and are a quick drive to any area attraction and have beautifully remodeled guest rooms.
Time to Get Going, Adventure Awaits
Collective Charm: You’ll love searching for that one-of-a-kind find while perusing the aisles of this carefully curated antique shop. Located in downtown Chippewa Falls, this shop features antique, vintage, upcycled, and restored treasures thoughtfully presented by over 65 vendors. You’ll love bopping your head along to the great music they play all day – 60s rock anthems, 70s soft rock, and 80s hair bands and you’ll appreciate the extra safety measures they’ve put into place, like sanitizer stations, large directional aisles, and store-wide cleaning procedures.
Leinenkugel’s Leinie Lodge: One of the ten oldest breweries in the country is located right here in Chippewa Falls. They have masked up and moved to an outdoor tour option so you can still learn the history and sample some great brews.
Irvine Park & Christmas Village: By day enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in this 300-acre park. At night, take in the beauty of the Christmas Village. From Thanksgiving night to New Year’s Eve over 75,000 lights make up beautiful holiday displays with a drive-thru and walk-through option.
Speed Through the Trails: When the snow falls, a collective cheer is heard across the Northwoods. With over 500 miles of trails, snowmobiling is a favorite pastime and one you have to try!
Eats You Can’t Beat. Try the Local Flavor
Wissota Chophouse: This downtown restaurant in Chippewa Falls offers an intimate, upscale dining experience with mouthwatering steaks and 20 of Wisconsin’s favorite craft beers on tap. You’ll find a service-oriented staff, masked and ready to seat you in their socially distanced dining area or out on the patio with their heaters as weather allows.
Lucy’s Eatery: You’ll love the food at Lucy’s where you’ll find daily specials, free cookie Fridays, artisanal sandwiches, and salads. They also have added online ordering and a touch-free pick-up option and socially distanced dining.
Olson’s Ice Cream: This charming local favorite has been dishing up homemade ice cream for over 75 years. You may have to wait in line to get in due to their social distancing standards, but boy is it worth the wait.
Sakura Japanese Cuisine: Here they offer a wide array of authentic Japanese food such as Sushi, Hibachi, Teriyaki, and Tempura. They’ve currently closed their dining room and are offering both pick-up and delivery options.