When people think of vacationing in Wisconsin, generally it is thought that you have to head north to a lake or off to Door County. However, we found a hidden gem right in our own backyard! In fact, it may as well be called The Northwoods’ Backyard!
Marshfield, Wisconsin has a perfect spot for a mid-week getaway or even a long weekend – Hotel Marshfield. This hotel was renovated in 2013 and offers a wonderful assortment of amenities many people would not think available in this part of the state. From the lush rooms to the outstanding outdoor courtyard and pool, Hotel Marshfield has transformed itself into a destination for vacationers across the region.
A highlight from our stay was the beautiful courtyard and pool area. The courtyard is well maintained and clean, which is obviously a point of pride for the hotel. There are plenty of loungers around the pool, although it is not overcrowded either – the perfect fit.
After check-in, we headed directly for the pool and didn’t leave until the sun went down. We soaked up the rays while enjoying ice cold drinks, which we were able to order right from our seats. That is what we call, service! 🙂
We arrived to a number of patrons enjoying lunch outside, which is another great feature for those looking for maximum outdoor time during the Summer months! We ordered food poolside and enjoyed it while laying under a two person cabana.
Along with the pool, the courtyard also features two hot tubs and a sauna. We enjoyed spending time in the hot tubs once the sun went down. However, they are set to slightly different temperatures, so the cooler of the two was fine even during the hot afternoon heat. The sauna was perfect too, although I didn’t spend a ton of time inside, it was in the mid 80’s that day.
Another great feature of the courtyard, especially for Wisconsin, is the fire pit. It is set up for a number of people to gather around, which would be ideal during a chilly evening or the colder months of the year. I bet you can even makes s’mores when it’s turned on!
Libby McNeill’s restaurant and bar is located inside Hotel Marshfield. This serves as a restaurant for those staying at the hotel, as well as people looking for a quality lunch or dinner out in Marshfield. There is plenty of seating indoors, along with the courtyard when weather permits. There is a full menu along with daily food specials, so finding something to suit every palate should not be a problem.
We enjoyed a delicious pizza by the pool during the afternoon and later had a drink at the bar. It is a great atmosphere with friendly bartenders, which makes for a fun environment.
Wisconsin summer evenings are some of the best around. What could make them better? How about adding live music!
Hotel Marshfield hosts Live at Libby’s, which features a live musical guest every Wednesday. Ryan McIntrye from the Milwaukee area was the artist performing during our stay and we thoroughly enjoyed the performance. His set ran from 5pm until roughly 9pm and was set up outside in the courtyard.
Live music. Perfect weather. Drinks outside. Well done Libby’s.
The room – Loved it!
We have seen a lot of hotel rooms and other living spaces, so it was refreshing walking into a place that had everything we look for when picking a location. The Hotel Marshfield – Deluxe Suite included two rooms with plenty of space to relax.
The bedroom and bathroom were spotless and helped make the stay even more enjoyable.
The complimentary breakfast served inside Libby McNeill’s was filling and satisfying.
Heated granite countertops kept the chaffers warm and a nice assortment of pastries and bagels were available. Oatmeal with a number of toppings was also included, and of course coffee. We always need coffee in the morning!
A large gym is available for those looking to stay in shape on the road. For a business traveler or vacationer, this gym has it all.
As we mentioned, the interior has been updated and has lots of great space for relaxing or hosting larger events. We could easily have seen our wedding being here, but unfortunately it wasn’t around in 2010. 🙂
On top of all the hotel has to offer, there are also some nice attractions within walking distance.
Wildwood Park and Zoo is a mere 5 minute walk down the street. Families with young kids can enjoy seeing the animals or strolling around the pond and playing on the jungle gym. And for kids and adults alike, walk a little further and you’ll find Hub City Ice Cream Company. Roughly a 10 minute walk from the hotel, Hub City serves Wisconsin made Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream!
Our stay was made possible by Hotel Marshfield. All opinions are our own.