The Inn at Wawanissee Point atop the bluffs in Baraboo, Wis., is your private snowshoe resort for a romantic winter getaway. Join us to walk on snow, our favorite winter sport. Try it for the first time here; we’ll provide you with a brief lesson.
- Seek solitude in the quiet of winter.
- Explore breathtaking scenery full of new dimensions from snow frosting and winter’s long and low light.
- Discover natural areas not easily reached in other seasons.
2014 Snowshoeing Special
Stay with us Jan. 2–March 31, 2014, except Feb. 14–16, and receive $50.00 off your stay. Print this page and present it when you check in. Dates and room selection are based on availability. Specials may not be combined.
- Use our Redfeather Snowshoes, made in Wisconsin, on three miles of wooded and prairie trails through our 42 acres. Depending on how many times you stop, or trek off trail, you can spend two to three hours here.
- Rent snowshoes and poles, and cross-country ski sets, by the day at Wildside Adventure Sports in Baraboo, Wis.
Spend a few hours or days snowshoeing on and off miles of picturesque trails adjacent the Inn yet feel like you’re alone in the wilderness. The Baraboo Hills section of the Ice Age Scenic Trail traversing through and connecting the Riverland Conservancy’s 1,800-acre Merrimac Preserve, Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area and Devil’s Lake State Park is your starting corridor. Explore freely then follow your tracks back to the trail you departed.
What To Bring:
- Foot ware: comfortable and warm winter boots, or waterproof hiking boots, with wool socks is the best combination.
- Leg ware: Gaiters keep your lower legs dry, but aren’t necessary. Waterproof snow pants are nice.
- Upper body ware: wear three layers to shed as you warm. Against your skin, wear wicking long underwear of wool, silk or synthetic materials, never cotton. Fleece or wool are ideal in the middle because they breathe, and insulate when wet. A zippered top helps you regulate your heat. On top wear a lightweight jacket that blocks the wind, preferably with water resistance to keep you dry if it’s snowing.
- Head and hands: a wool or synthetic hat plus waterproof mittens or gloves. Water- and windproof glove or mitten shells over an insulating liner, instead of the all-in-one gloves, let you remove a layer if you’re overheated. Pack your sunglasses for sunny days to prevent the snow glare from annoying you.
- Fanny pack: If you want to spend half a day or more on the multitude of trails within five minutes of the Inn, you’ll want to carry a water bottle and a snack. A fanny pack is great if your coat pockets aren’t big enough.
- Poles, optional: trekking poles reduce some of the weight and strain encountered on steep terrain and help if your knees aren’t in the best shape. For most of the trails around the Inn, they aren’t necessary.
After Snowshoeing Treats
After your relaxing or invigorating snowshoeing, pamper each other.
- Rejuveniate in our Shiatsu massage chair
- Relax in the sauna
- Warm beside the fire in the Great Room.
- Indulge in a private in-room massage in the Bourdeux and Secret Garden guest rooms.
Full Moon Shoeing
Skimming the trails on a clear night under a full moon’s light with the snow sparkling like diamonds is a serene and moving experience. Everyone should try it once!
Plan a visit a week before or after a full moon to experience this special winter opportunity:
- Jan. 16, 2014
- Feb. 14, 2014
- March 16, 2014
Book a guest room now! Call us at 608-355-9899 or click on the Check Availability above.