Fall Getaway Weekend in Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Cedarburg is a quaint, historic town on the banks of Cedar Creek and makes the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Filled with shopping, wineries, historic sights and restaurants, it made for a fun girl’s weekend.
My mom, sister and I made plans for a girl’s trip and my sister who was living in Chicago at the time suggested Cedarburg. It was a delightful little town and we easily could have spent even more time there checking off things on our Wisconsin bucket list. The main street of Washington Ave makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time while you shop the limestone galleries and boutiques. There are plenty of cafes and coffee shops along the street to give you a pick me up when you need it.
At the end of the main shopping district lies the restored 1800's Woolen Mill over the Cedar Creek dam. Now called the Cedar Creek Settlement, it has a wonderful winery where we enjoyed the tasting room. The collection of historic buildings are filled with shops and handmade gifts by local craftsmen. After wandering and shopping, we enjoyed a late lunch at the Cream and Crepe Cafe. The soups and crepes were amazing!
We later strolled through the nearby Cedarburg Art Musuem. This beautiful home was built in the late 1800’s by the Wittenberg family who owned and operated the nearby Woolen Mill. Thankfully it was restored from an era of being a multi-tennant apartment building and now holds a lovely art collection. The architecture and and woodwork alone are works of art.
There are several historic places to stay but we chose the Stagecoach Inn. This restored limestone bed and breakfast was built in the mid-1800’s as a stagecoach stop between Milwaukee and Green Bay. It is filled with antiques and the original hardwood floors and beams and right in the heart of main street, which made it easy to walk to a nearby pub for dinner.
After sleeping in and a homemade breakfast we drove out of town to wander backroads and see the Cedarburg covered bridge. It is the last of its kind in Wisconsin and was a great way to end our time in this charming town.