Experience the Breathtaking Fall Foliage in Sheboygan this Season!

Practically everyone would agree that one of the greatest things about the fall season is watching all of the leaves change to gorgeous, vibrant colors. Here in Wisconsin, we’re lucky enough to boast some of the greatest fall foliage in the country, which makes now one of the best times to plan your trip to stay at our beautiful bed and breakfast hotel in Sheboygan.

Experience the Breathtaking Fall Foliage in Sheboygan this Season | Inn on Hillwind

While your visit will certainly be filled with plenty of fall scenery around every corner, if you are interested in taking it all in on a grander scale, we would highly recommend that you make time to check out the Northern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest. This 29,268-acre forest is home to some of the most gorgeous views in the state. Regardless of whether you choose to hike or bike through the trails, you’ll be greeted by breathtaking sights at every turn. Plus, as the red and yellow colors of the wooded hills dance across the calm lakes dotted across the forest, you’ll feel like you’re getting double the beauty.

If you choose to make a day out of it, be sure to pack a picnic lunch and take your romantic hike through the State Forest to the next level in the Greenbush Recreational Area. You can even look into renting a canoe, paddleboat or kayak to get out on the water near Mauthe Lake and surround yourself completely by vibrant trees at all angles. Trust us when we tell you that there is no better sight!

Located at the beginning of the Kettle Moraine Northern Unit, the Greenbush Recreational Area also allows for a quick ten minute drive from our Inn at N4922 Hillwind Road in Plymouth, WI. We can’t think of a better daytime activity to partake in during your weekend trip. But don’t take our word for it; experience Sheboygan’s fall oasis today!

Make a reservation online by clicking on Availability, or call us at 920-892-2199.

(Posted by Jean Hayes of Inn on Hillwind)

The 11th Annual Plymouth Oktoberfest is Right Around the Corner!

Now that Labor Day has officially come and gone, it’s almost time to say goodbye to summer and greet the falls season with open arms. Although most of us are sad to see the sunshine and warmth of the summer season go, keep in mind that there are plenty of wonderful things about this cooler season to look forward to. One thing in particular happens to be an event that people all over the world wait all year for. That’s right – we’re talking about Oktoberfest!

The 11th Annual Plymouth Oktoberfest is Right Around the Corner | Inn on Hillwind

This particular German festival is a favorite amongst many and will be taking its 11th annual return to Plymouth in just a couple of weeks. If you plan to be in town on the weekend of Friday, September 19th to Saturday, September 20th, make sure that this is one event that you do not miss! The fun takes place from 2:30pm until 9:30pm on Friday and from 10am until 4:30pm on Saturday, which means you will have plenty of time to celebrate.

The festival is sponsored by Masters Gallery, the Plymouth Arts Center and Sargento, and will feature musical stylings from bands like Polka Potion, Copper Box, and the only High School German Band in the U.S.: Plymouth High School’s Junge Kameraden. When you’re not busy tearing up the dance floor to their songs, don’t shy away from sampling all of the tasty foods and homemade desserts! Then once your thirst gets the better of you, be sure to check out the beer garden – or “biergarten” – and sip on a bit of German and domestic beer!

Admission to this year’s Oktoberfest is free and will take place rain or shine. Plus with the drive to the Plymouth Arts Center being a mere five minutes from our bed and breakfast hotel at N4922 Hillwind Road in Plymouth, WI, there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t choose to stay at the Inn on Hillwind!

Make a reservation online by clicking on Availability, or call us at 920-892-2199.

(Posted by Jean Hayes of Inn on Hillwind)

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the Sheboygan County Fair!

One of our town’s greatest summer traditions is back again for another year and we couldn’t be more excited! Will you be joining us for the 2014 Sheboygan County Fair? Well if you’re not familiar with the area, you probably don’t know about all of the amazing things to be seen and done at the County Fair, but that’s okay – that’s what we’re here for!

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the Sheboygan County Fair | Inn on Hillwind

The 2014 Sheboygan County Fair will be taking place from Thursday, August 28th until Monday, September 1st and is the perfect way to bid farewell to the summer season. Given that the Fair will only be taking place for a total of five days, it’s surprising to hear how many great events are packed into what seems like no time at all. However, that just means that you will never be at a loss for fun and exciting things to explore during your trip out!

Amongst a few of a new things that Fair-goers can expect to see this year is the World Champion Lumberjill Show, the Amateur Wine and Beer Making Competition and – what we’re most looking forward to – the Extreme Bull Riding & Barrel Racing Competition. Knowing that these are just a few events we’ll see amongst the 16,000 exhibits, games and grandstand shows ahead of us is enough to make anyone want to pack up the car and head to Sheboygan for the last few days of the season!

For more information on daily events and ticket prices, visit the official Sheboygan County Fair website, then head back here to book your reservation at our bed and breakfast hotel! Located at N4922 Hillwind Road in Plymouth, WI, the Fair is just over five minutes away – you couldn’t ask for better accommodations!

Make a reservation online by clicking on Availability, or call us at 920-892-2199.

(Posted by Jean Hayes of Inn on Hillwind)

Experience For Yourself What It’s Like to Ride on Road America!

There’s always something fun and exciting going on at Road America and this August is no exception! Every year, people from all over the world make their way out to the raceways to watch others go head to head on the track and fantasize about what it would be like to be down there with them. Well thanks to one incredible upcoming event, you don’t have to dream about it anymore – you can be right down there in the action.

The Sunset Cruise will take place on Saturday, August 23, 2014 and is a great opportunity for people to experience first-hand what it’s like to ride on one of the greatest racing circuits in the United States. However, this activity is not for those who are seeking a high-speed thrill. All participants in the Sunset Cruise are limited to three guided laps on the 4-mile racecourse at low speeds to make sure everyone has a safe, fun time.



Sound like something you may be interested in? Well space is limited so make sure that you register soon! The opportunity is open to people of all ages who possess a valid driver’s license. Since you will be required to drive your own vehicle in this event, all you need to ensure is that your car is no taller than 8 ½ feet and has a at least a half a tank of gas when you pull onto the track.

The event will begin at 6pm but participants are asked to arrive at Road America no earlier than 5pm and no later than 5:40pm. The cost is set at $20 per car but in our opinion, the experience itself is priceless!

Luckily for you, Road America is only about a 10 minute ride from our bed and breakfast hotel located at N4922 Hillwind Road in Plymouth, WI. With a commute that quick, why would you ever think about staying anywhere else?

Make a reservation online by clicking on Availability, or call us at 920-892-2199.

(Posted by Jean Hayes of Inn on Hillwind)

The 18th Annual Sheboygan Area Garden Walk is Coming Soon!

Can you believe that we’re already in the 18th year of the Sheboygan Area Garden Walk? Here at Inn on Hillwind, we’ll be the first to tell you that there are so many beautiful gardens to see while exploring the town. Just take a walk through the Sheboygan area and you’ll be able to see for yourself! But have you ever wished that you could get a closer look at some of the gardens you come across? Ever wonder if there are any other hidden gems nearby that you just haven’t discovered yet? Well now’s your chance!

The 18th Annual Sheboygan Area Garden Walk is Coming Soon! | Inn on Hillwind

The Sheboygan Garden Walk is quickly approaching, taking place on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 9am to 4pm. The cost of participating in the walk is a mere $10 and will include access to nine different private gardens throughout the area.

Hosted by the Ivy League and the Lakeshore Garden Club, this event was first brought about in an effort to stimulating interest in the art of gardening, landscape design and home/civic beautification. Additionally, both groups hope that with events like this one, more people will become aware of the importance of protecting and conserving natural resources, wildlife and horticulture.  

The proceeds for the walk go to benefit a number of local non-profit organizations with a “gardening connection.” In the past 16 years alone, the walk has been able to raise nearly $100,000 for these organizations and both Ivy League and the Lakeshore Garden Club have high hopes that this year will be just as much of a success as every other year.

Rain or shine, the Sheboygan Area Garden Walk will take place in just a week and a half and we hope to see you there! If you’re planning to travel in from out of town, don’t forget to book your stay with us here at our bed and breakfast hotel, located at N4922 Hillwind Road in Plymouth, WI.

Make a reservation online by clicking on Availability, or call us at 920-892-2199.

(Posted by Jean Hayes of Inn on Hillwind)


Brat Days 2014 is Just Around the Corner!

It’s that time of year that brings sausage lovers from all over the world to the Sheboygan area. That’s right – Brat Days is back and better than ever! The three-day festival will be held from Thursday, July 31st until Saturday, August 2nd this year and we don’t know about all of you, but those of us here at our bed and breakfast hotel can’t wait! Regardless of whether you consider yourself to be a Brat Days veteran or if this will be your first year attending, you’re sure to find something new and exciting to explore.

With the advantage of free admission, Brats Days is one event that is perfect for the entire family. While the kids will enjoy arts and crafts, pony rides and the Bulitz petting zoo, the adults will be happy to see the return of a few favorite musical artists, as well as a number of new entertainers! Not to mention all of the excitement in between, such as the Brat Eating Contest. Will Bobby Smith take home the first place title yet again this year? You’ll have to stop by to find out!

Now don’t worry – though you may not have entered to be a part of the Brat Eating Contest this year, there will still be enjoy of our town’s claim to fame to go around – and much more! Then, once you’ve filled up on all of the deliciousness that Brat Days has to offer, burn a little bit of it off by signing up to participate in the Brat Trot on Saturday morning. For more information on how to register, visit here.

The big event may be a little over a month away but due to its popularity, you don’t want to waste one more second when it comes to booking your stay with us here at Inn on Hillwind. Located at N4922 Hillwind Road in Plymouth, WI, our Inn is less than 20 minutes away from the event site, making it an easy commute to your weekend of fun!

Make a reservation online by clicking on Availability, or call us at 920-892-2199.

(Posted by Jean Hayes of Inn on Hillwind)

Check out Our Local Farmer’s Markets this Summer!

Honestly, who doesn’t love an opportunity to sample some of the freshest fruits and vegetables of a new season? One of the best things about visiting small Wisconsin towns like Sheboygan and Elkhart Lake during the summer is getting the chance to experience the local farmer’s markets. Not only do you get to purchase some of your seasonal favorites as soon as they’re picked from the soil, but you’ll also have an opportunity to sample new things and discover new ways to liven up your plate!

Check out Our Local Farmer’s Markets this Summer | Inn on Hillwind

A lot of people may think to themselves, why check out a farmer’s market when I can just go to the grocery store for my produce? Well besides the fact that visiting a farmer’s market allows you to get out of the house and enjoy some sunshine, it’s also a great place to find a variety of fruits and vegetables that you may not even be able to find in a grocery store. At Elkhart Lake’s farmer’s market for instance, you’re likely to come across rare varieties of corn and tomatoes that don’t make it to the produce aisle simply because they either don’t grow in mass quantities or don’t travel well.

Then you do come across something new that you like, it’s a great idea to ask the farmer at the stand for their recommendations on how to prepare it. Due to the fact that most farmers will keep crop surpluses for themselves, they’ll likely have insider information on various ways to incorporate it into your meals. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to catch an interactive demonstration at the Sheboygan farmer’s market. Here you will be able to see how a dish is prepared, taste it and take home a copy of the recipe.

The 2014 Sheboygan Farmer’s Market will be held in Fountain Park every Wednesday from 10am-6pm and every Saturday from 7am-2pm from June until October. Not much farther away, the Elkhart Lake Farmer’s Market will also be held from June until October every Saturday from 8:30am-12:30pm in the Village Square next to the Historic Railroad Depot. The best part? Both farmer’s markets are located within a mere 15 miles of the Inn on Hillwind Bed and Breakfast Hotel at N4922 Hillwind Road in Plymouth, WI! 

With great food and an incredible atmosphere to be experienced at both markets, how could you possibly visit the area and not stop by? Make a reservation online by clicking on Availability, or call us at 920-892-2199.

(Posted by Jean Hayes of Inn on Hillwind)

Race to Reserve Your Room for the Superbike Doubleheader

The race is on for summer weather and all the fun and thrilling activities that go along with it. Get the season in gear by attending Elkhart Lake’s summer kick-off event, the AMA Pro Racing Subway Superbike Doubleheader! This annual weekend-long event is full of exciting doubleheader races as well as fan activities, making this a great event for adults and children alike. Best part? The raceway is just over ten minutes away from our bed and breakfast hotel on Hillwind Road in Plymouth!

This year’s Superbike Doubleheader will be held May 30 to June 1, 2014 with gates opening at 7 a.m. Various pricing options are available beginning at $20 for a day pass, making this a fun and affordable event for families who want to escape the indoors and enjoy some excitement.

Your day at the races includes more than just watching different Pro Racing classes; attendees will have the option to partake in various fan activities such as on-track motorcycle touring sessions and public karting! Guests can sign-up to test their own racing skills – who knows, you may be the next Pro Racer! Cost is $20 per racing session from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday. No experience? Not a problem!

When you aren’t watching the racers on the fast and challenging 4-mile natural course, you can enjoy autograph sessions, family picnic spaces, live music and more during the weekend celebration! Just a hop, skip and a bike-jump away from the Inn on Hillwind, you can return to our boutique hotel after the races for some wonderful Wisconsin hospitality. Reserve your room today by calling 920-892-2199.

(Posted by Jean Hayes of Inn on Hillwind)


Join Us for Jazz On The Vine!

May is upon us, and the Osthoff Resort’s 12th annual Jazz on the Vine Festival will be here before you know it. The dates for the festival are May 9-11th and those in attendance will be entertained by many world-famous jazz musicians as the concert season begins in Elkhart Lake, WI. There’s absolutely no doubt that Jazz enthusiasts nationwide will be converging at this highly anticipated festival in our own backyard.

This year’s line-up reads like a who’s who in the jazz world. Just a few of the artists we will be seeing include RnR, featuring Rick Braun and Richard Elliot; Maysa; Global Noize/Sly Re-Imagined with Jason Miles; our festival host, Darren Rahn; Andy Snitzer and Maya Azucena; Nona Hendryx; Urban Jazz Coalition; Chieli Minucci and Special EFX, with Karen Briggs and Lao Tizer; Steve Cole and Marcell Guyton. You are sure to be treated to some amazing performances from these master jazz musicians!

As this is Jazz on the Vine, let us not forget our wines. You will have the opportunity to try over 100 wines, both foreign and domestic. The list foreign wines will come from Chile, Greece, Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand and Spain, whereas domestics hail from California, Washington State, Oregon and many other states accredited with their incredible wine selections. As if that isn’t enough, Osthoff’s award-winning chefs will be providing you with sophisticated, unique and varied culinary delights.

The 2014 Jazz on the Vine Festival will be an experience you won’t soon forget. You can relax and unwind, forget the business of the day and listen to world-class musicians do their thing as only they can. You will be with jazz aficionados from all over the country and you are sure to make new friends as you share this time with other people who love jazz as much as you do. So, come and join us this year. Believe us when we say that you will want to return again and again!

(Posted by Jean Hayes of Inn on Hillwind)

Race Out to Road America This Summer!

The weather is finally starting to heat back up and we think it’s safe to say that spring is in full bloom! What better time than now to begin planning a weekend getaway? With over 425 events held at Road America each year, we’re sure that you will have no trouble finding a few races to peak your interest over a long weekend!

If you’re a bit unfamiliar with Road America, you’re probably amongst the minority, as the track is renown all over the globe as one of the greatest and most challenging road courses in the world. Each year, roughly 800,000 visitors make their way to the Elkhart Lake, WI area to enjoy the park-like ambiance, great food and thrilling races between the world’s fastest riders and drivers.

The 640-acre motorsports facility is home to a 4.048-mile permanent road course with 14 turns, and a 1-mile supermoto/karting track. As the brainchild of highway engineer, Clif Tufte during the early 1950’s after sports car races were banned from public roads, races have been taking place at Road America every year since 1955. Although countless improvements have been made to the entire facility over the years, the original 4.048-mile, 14 turn track has remained unaltered, allowing us to keep a sizeable slice of Elkhart Lake history alive and well.

Fortunately for all of you racing enthusiasts out there, you’ll find that there is some sort of event being held at Road America practically any day of the week. This makes it even easier to pick a time to head out this way for a little bit of fun! Remember that regardless of whether the race you’re interested in is taking place next month or three months from now, it’s never too early to book your stay with Inn on Hillwind!

(Posted by Jean Hayes of Inn on Hillwind)