Inn on Lake Wissota will be reopening Friday, April 24, 2020!
After being closed for more than 3 weeks we are excited to be welcoming guests back to the B&B!
Spring is in the air, Inn on Lake Wissota is here to provide you a safe, socially distant Staycation!
How Inn on Lake Wissota can provide a safe Staycation during the Covid-19 Precautionary timeframe
- A 60ft deck allows for acceptable social distancing while watching the sunsets.
- A new wood burning fire pit in the yard allows for a warm fire on a beautiful spring evening.
- We will accept no more than 4 rooms for any given night. The maximum number of people in the B&B won’t exceed 10, including Beth & Roger.
- Complimentary room service provided, no need to come down to the dining room.
Why Stay at Inn on Lake Wissota?
1) Impeccable Cleanliness
As many of you know, Inn on Lake Wissota is our home and not just a place of business. Roger and I have been passionate and committed innkeepers for more than 5 years and are grateful for the opportunity to serve our guests. We have always had strict sanitizing and cleaning procedures in place. In addition to those standard policies we have added procedures to clean and sanitize surfaces that are touched often not only by guests but by B&B staff as well. We believe our cleaning and sanitizing procedures exceed the top industry standard.
2) Check-In/Check Out Procedures
With social-distancing now being the norm, we are offering alternative self check-in and out for those who do not want to interact with anyone. Just let us know in advance that you would prefer a self check-in and we will be happy to send you the directions on how to use the keyless entry and where to find your room. Check-out is easy enough, just give us a shout that you’re leaving so we know we can get in and clean the room.
3) Other Social-Distancing
While we have temporarily eliminated the plate of cookies in the common area and the airpot of coffee in the beverage nook, there are still treats and beverages available. We will leave cookies in your room prior to arrival and for those who long for a cup of coffee first thing in the morning we can arrange to have a tray of coffee delivered to your room at a designated time.
There is one local restaurant that delivers to Inn on Lake Wissota and most other Chippewa Falls restaurants are offering take-out. Each guest room has either a table or a set of tray tables for dining. Need plates, silverware and napkins? We can provide those on request. There is always the option to eat on the deck or at the picnic table in the yard.
Beth is always available by cellphone if you need to be in touch without being face-to-face.
Beth is a certified ServSafe Food Protection Manager and follows all of the best practices of the trade so you can be rest assured the food she prepares for you has been done so not only with love, but all necessary safety requirements and precautions.
For those who prefer the privacy of dining in their guest room, complimentary room service is available. There may be some folks who would rather eat in our beautiful dining room overlooking Lake Wissota, we can offer staggered dining times to accommodate those guests.
5) B&B Versus Other Lodging Types
Guests who have stayed with us at Inn on Lake Wissota find comfort in the smaller size of our B&B as there may be less of a chance of exposure to other people. The small size is easier to ensure cleaning efficiently and completely through the day too. There is plenty of room at the Inn, both indoors and outdoors, to rest, relax & renew.
Need a place where the whole family can stay? Inn on Lake Wissota rents out the entire B&B to famililes and/or friends. Give us a call for more details (715) 382-4401.
6) Cancellation Policies
Inn on Lake Wissota has worked with all of the guests who were scheduled to stay with us during this pandemic. For those who requested a refund, we granted those without any penalty. For those who wanted to reschedule, but weren’t sure when that would be, we issued gift certificates. We would like to especially thank those guests, as it really helped our small business during these uncertain financial times.
What can we do while visiting Chippewa Falls?
While indoor recreation is difficult to come by these days, there is plenty of outdoor activity and the weather is warming up. Now is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy all mother nature has to offer. Would you prefer to spend time indoors? Bring your favorite book and cozy up in the common area. We have plenty of board games to keep you occupied.
- Biking on the Old Abe State Trail. Bring your bikes and hit the trail located just 1/2 mile from Inn on Lake Wissota! As of March 24, 2020 the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has waived all fees for the parks and trails it oversees.
- Hiking or biking at Lake Wissota State Park. Located just 2 miles east of Inn on Lake Wissota. The park has over 11 miles of trail open to off-road biking, 7 miles of horseback riding trails, swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, picnic areas, fishing, hunting and trapping (based on regulations, 8 miles of cross-country ski trails groomed for traditional stride and skate skiing, and 5 miles of snowmobile trails.
- Walking in Irvine Park & Zoo. In 1906 William Irvine had a dream. The dream was to establish a reserve that would enhance and protect the Chippewa Valley environment. The park has grown through the years with the help of many generous residents. This park on 318 acres includes walking trails, cross country skiing with the winter months, a band shell, preserved schoolhouse and log cabin, zoo, petting zoo, bears, hyeanas, cougars, tigers, and a overlook of Glen Loch Dam.
- Walking or fishing in Erickson Park. A 15-acre park with 400 ft of shoreline. Amenities include a handicapped-accessible boardwalk and pier perfect for fishing, a handicapped-accessible boat launch, a bike trail, and a bridge that connects Erickson and Irvine parks.
- Fishing. Chippewa County has 449 lakes totaling 20,027 acres and ranging from 1 to 6,300 acres. Most lakes are small, unnamed pothole lakes located in the scenic moraine area in the northern part of the county. Many smaller lakes do not support a substantial fishery but offer solitude and serenity for those wanting to get away from the crowds. Chippewa County also provides 81 miles of trout fishing opportunities in 24 classified trout streams, most of which are class I trout waters. Trout populations have good to excellent reproduction, thus no trout stocking is conducted in streams.
- Biking or hiking at Brunet Island State Park on the Chippewa and Fisher rivers, offers more than 1,300 acres of scenic beauty, wildlife and recreational opportunities. Quiet lagoons and channels are excellent for canoeing and wildlife watching. The landscape in Chippewa County is a product of the most recent Ice Age. The rolling terrain carries a wide variety of forest types and is home to a multitude of wildlife.
- Hiking in Beaver Creek Reserve. With more than 400 acres of diverse habitat including upland woods, river bottom forests, wetlands, and savannah areas, Beaver Creek Reserve is home to a multitude of flora and fauna. Our nature reserve is bordered by the Eau Claire River and two trout streams that run through the property.
- Hiking at Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Unit. Situated along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, the Chippewa [Location] Moraine State Recreation Area offers unspoiled beauty with kettle lakes and many glacial features. The Chippewa Moraine is one of nine units of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve. Hiking, snowshoeing, outpost camping, fishing and bird watching are popular activities.
- Hiking or biking Riverview Reserve Trail. Paved and unpaved two mile trails that criss-cross through the Reserve and provide great viewing opportunities of the Xcel Energy Dam. This trail connects to Duncan Creek Parkway Trail and the Old Abe State Trail and is located east of Seymour Cray Blvd and south of County Highway I.
- Sightseeing: 9 Unique Wisconsin Foot Bridges in Eau Claire You have to see. Eau Claire, nestled in the rolling hills and valleys of the Chippewa Valley in Northwestern, WI, lies in a region known as the “Driftless Zone.” This is an area of twisting rivers, deep gorges and large hills, which creates a setting for a beautiful Midwestern town. Eau Claire’s downtown area forms along the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers, which have been encased with parks and trails for recreational purposes. Crossing these rivers are numerous bridges, many varying in age. These bridges create strong connections in the community, carrying a rich history and incorporating it into a diverse future. The entire region played host to a strong railroad economy, which led to the numerous railroad bridges in town, almost all of which still exist today.
We hope to greet you soon!
Whether you come for some quiet time at the Inn or to explore the scenic outdoors of the Chippewa Valley, Inn on Lake Wissota is here to help you with that experience and create some Springtime 2020 memories you’ll never forget!
We hope to greet you soon as our guests!