January 6, 2020


6 Things to do on a Chilly Day in Whitewater, WI

Every now and then a cold front sweeps across Wisconsin bringing frigid temperatures and a state-wide phenomenon of not wanting to leave your house. However, in Whitewater, chilly days offer the perfect excuse to relax, enjoy some of the local restaurants, and warm up with a glass of wine. Here are some of our favorite things to do on a chilly day in Whitewater, WI.   

Drive Through Kettle Moraine Forest

Fuel up the car, grab a hot cup of coffee from The SweetSpot Cafe, and hit the road. Within a matter of minutes you could be in the beautiful Kettle Moraine State Forest, surrounded by lush forest groves. Drive around the park and sightsee from the warmth of your car. You’ll still be able to spot birds, deer, and other wildlife from the road.   

Go Wine Tasting

All around the town of Whitewater are incredible wineries with cozy and welcoming tasting rooms. After driving through Kettle Moraine, you will pop out in the countryside where you can visit Apple Barn Orchard & Winery and Staller Estate Winery. Afterwards, head west towards the community of Milton to tour Northleaf Winery and Timber Hill Winery. Explore scenic vineyards, sightsee across Kettle Moraine, and taste some of the most incredible wines of Wisconsin.   

Grab a Bite to Eat

Who doesn’t love going out to eat? Whitewater has an impressive amount of restaurants from quick and classic burgers to farm-to-table fine dining fare. Take your time and head out for a long lunch or plan a whole evening around your dinner at one of our innkeeper picks for dining in Whitewater  

Catch a Show at the Fireside Dinner Theater

There is nothing that will warm you up faster than a great meal, a glass of red wine, and a night of entertainment at the Fireside Dinner Theater in Fort Atkinson. As one of the best dinner theaters in the midwest, a night filled with smiles is guaranteed. Head over after the sun goes down for a magical evening or catch a matinee on an especially chilly day and stay warm and cozy inside the luxurious theater. Learn more about the Fireside Dinner Theater on our blog.   

Get a Massage

Spend the day relaxing with a massage from Creative Balance Massage right here in Whitewater. Enjoy a 60 minute massage, soak in the heat in their infrared sauna, or realign your body on the inversion table.   

Cozy up at Hamilton House

Sometimes the weather is frightful, but the fire inside is absolutely delightful (they should make a song about that). Sit by the fire and read a book with a glass of wine, take a luxurious bubble bath to unwind, or indulge in an in-room massage from Creative Balance. When your suite is this comfortable, you won’t want to leave!   Winters in Whitewater don’t seem to be as harsh as the rest of the country. Some attribute it to the friendly faces all over, or the tasty restaurants, but when there is so much to do in town, winter turns into one of the best times of the year.  Ready to cozy up in Whitewater, WI? Book a stay at the lovely Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast in downtown Whitewater, just minutes from Kettle Moraine State Park.