Washington House Inn

W62 573 Washington Avenue , Cedarburg, WI 53012 USA (Show map)

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Come discover the Washington House Inn, a luxurious Milwaukee boutique hotel in the heart of historic Cedarburg, WI. Built in 1886, our beautiful Cream City Brick building retains all the charm of the past while providing all the comforts of today. The 34 rooms and suites at our Cedarburg hotel features beautiful antiques, comfy queen or king beds with cozy down comforters, fireplaces, and whirlpool baths. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, and afternoon wine and cheese social every day at our Cedarburg B&B. Our Cedarburg Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and within walking distance to great antique shopping, historic points of interest, and wonderful restaurants. If you are looking for a historic Milwaukee hotel or Port Washington, WI inn, look no further than the Washington House Inn.

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Old-fashioned stay

3.6 on January 09, 2017

The phone was too quiet for me to use and the whole place does have an "old" scent but it was clean, and my room happened to have the whirlpool, double-fireplace and the beds had nice sheets. They give you robes, and you can adjust the heat. It was hard to find outlets to plug in my laptop but they are hiding places.


Keep coming back!

5 on January 02, 2017

My husband and I love the Washington House Inn. The innkeeper is always pleasant and welcoming! Great social hour with local wine and cheese. The rooms are never disappointing, always clean....feels like home! Fantastic breakfast with many options. We keep coming back because it's wonderful!


Holiday Getaway

5 on January 02, 2017

Staying at the Washington House Inn has been a family tradition for the past five years or more. The welcoming decor of each room and the comfort that results make it such a pleasant overnight (we stay for two) that includes an amazing breakfast everyday. The service is impeccable and very friendly. The Inn also features a Wine and Cheese get together daily that unites fellow visitors to share a relaxing social hour.


Amazing stay!

5 on January 01, 2017

We had a wonderful time at the Washington Inn. Our room was so relaxing. I had read other reviews where they mentioned the sheets but they really are so soft! The mattress was extremely comfortable too! We loved the wine and cheese meet and greet. The night we stayed it was snowing, such a beautiful time to walk around the streets and visit the shops. I loved that there was tea & coffee available 24 hours (usually there was some bakery set out too). During our stay they even had St. Nick visit if you set your shoe outside the door. We loved the fireplace and whirlpool tub in our room. Such a romantic & peaceful setting. The breakfast was delicious! When we booked the room we let them know that we were vegetarians. It was such a pleasant surprise to see that vegan breakfast sausage was available. You will definitely not be hungry after staying here. When we stayed they had breakfast potatoes, eggs, vegan sausage, poppyseed bread, an assortment of fruit & cereals etc. It truly was a great breakfast! You can tell they really try to make you feel at home. Can't wait to stay again!


Always special

5 on January 01, 2017

The staff always makes you feel special at the Washington House Inn! There is such an amazing variety of food and it is all top-notch delicious. Everyone seems delighted to be there. Definitely one of our favorite places!


Christmas experience

4.6 on December 27, 2016

Very nice room - comfortable, homey, plenty of amenities. The location is perfect for walking around the downtown area, including many good stores and eateries.


Lovely Stay at the Historic Washington House in

5 on December 23, 2016

Gorgeous and spacious rooms with so much personality and comfort. Lovely robes and the sheets - you won't want to get out of bed! Breakfast was homey and delicious and the staff was wonderful and accommodating.


Christmas Getaway

4.2 on December 20, 2016

My wife, and I stayed at your Inn recently. We had a wonderful time. The staff at Washington House Inn were professional, Kind Hearted, and Gracious. We look forward to staying there again this Summer.


Schroeder House

4.6 on December 13, 2016

Every year, we try to come back here and we have a Christmas shopping weekend. We've stayed in various rooms and we are never disappointed. It has become our Christmas gift to each other and we look forward to it. Every room is beautifully decorated, and full of old time holiday magic.


Great Place to Stay

4.8 on December 01, 2016

Everything was spectacular. My only suggestion would be to improve the pillows. They are all the same and very hard. If they had different types it would please everybody. The wine and cheese hour was so much fun.The breakfast had so many choices. The room was cute. We would definitely stay here again and just bring our own pillows.


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Rooms & Rates

101 Charles Wirth

The Charles Wirth guest room is cozy, featuring a country-inspired pencil post queen bed with an in-bath whirlpool/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

102 Dr Theodore Hartwig

The Theodore Hartwig guest room imparts the true warmth of a stay in Cedarburg. It has a lace-canopied queen bed and an in-bath whirlpool/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

104 Edward Blank

The Edward Blank guest room is the perfect room for a relaxing weekend. Featuring a king-sized pencil post bed, fireplace and whirlpool for two, this country room with queen sofa sleeper and spacious bathroom with double sinks and separate shower will soon become a favorite home away from home.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

106 Louisa Quade

The Louisa Quade guest room features a pencil post king bed, in-bath whirlpool/shower and fireplace and is decorated country style.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

108 Charles Gottschalk

The Charles Gottschalk guest room features a pegged pencil king bed, in-bath whirlpool/shower and fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

200 William H. Horn

The William Horn guest room features a queen bed, roomy single whirlpool bath, and is decorated in the Victorian style with antique furniture. A unique curved wall creates architectural interest in this sunny room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

201 F. Jaucke

The F. Jaucke guest room features hand-carved antique Victorian headboards atop two double beds. This room has a very spacious bath with a standard tub and shower and can very comfortably accommodate two to four guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

202 Conrad C. Horneffer

The Conrad C. Horneffer guest room is invitingly Victorian with two queen beds and in-bath whirlpool/shower. This room is spacious and can comfortably accommodate two to four guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

203 Reuben Wells

The Reuben Wells guest room is quaintly Victorian featuring a queen bed and in-bath shower/whirlpool. Adjoins with the William Schroeder room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

204 Frederich Roebken

The Frederich Roebken guest room is inviting and warm, overlooking Cedarburgs Historic District and featuring a queen bed and in-bath shower/whirlpool.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

205 William Schroeder

The William Schroeder guest room features two queen beds and an in-bath whirlpool/shower. Decorated in the Victorian style, this room also connects to the Reuben Wells room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

207 Henry Hentschel

The Henry Hentschel guest room is a pleasantly relaxing room featuring a pencil post queen bed and in-bath shower/whirlpool. This room has high windows.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

209 Leopold Jochem

The Leopold Jochem guest room invokes a relaxing and quiet feeling with the country-inspired pencil post bed and in-bath shower/whirlpool.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

210 Gerhard Wurthmann

The Gerhard Wurthmann room exemplifies the rustic country look, featuring stone walls and exposed ceiling beams. A King-sized bed awaits you in our original "honeymoon" suite, along with a large sitting area with queen sleeper sofa, breakfast nook and king-sized in-bath whirlpool and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

211 C. W. Lehmann

The C. W. Lehmann room invokes a relaxing and quiet feeling with the country-inspired pencil post bed and in-bath shower/whirlpool.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

212 Fred Asche

The Fred Asche room features a king bed, oversized corner whirlpool in the room, and a fireplace. This spacious, sunny corner room overlooks downtown Cedarburg and is decorated in the rustic country style with stone wall and exposed beams.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

213 Edward H. Janssen

The Edward H. Janssen room invokes a relaxing and quiet feeling with the country-inspired pencil post bed and in-bath shower/whirlpool.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

214 Hattie Wiesler

The Hattie Wiesler guest room has an opulent oversized in-room whirlpool bath with shower, captivating fireplace, pencil post queen bed and sitting area. This memorable country room is the perfect place for respite and relaxation.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

216 John Roth

The John Roth guest room is a delightfully memorable country room with an oversized in-room whirlpool bath, romantic fireplace, pencil post queen bed sitting area and separate shower. The perfect place for quiet relaxation.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

218 Emil Herziger

The Emil Herziger room is one of our popular loft rooms. It features a king bed and fireplace downstairs and an oversized whirlpool bath and fireplace in the loft above. Sky lights above the whirlpool let natural sunlight or starlight enter the room. It is also equipped with a refrigerator for convenience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

220 Mary A. Gannon

The Mary A. Gannon room is one of our popular loft rooms. Upon entering this two level suite you will find a pencil post king bed facing a fireplace with beamed mantel. Also on the lower level is the bathroom with shower. As you climb the stairs to the second level, you will notice the skylight that offers a view of the stars as you soak in the enormous whirlpool bath, as well as yet another fireplace, large living area, and wet bar with refrigerator and coffee maker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

222 Dr. Frederick A. Luening

Enter our magnificent Deluxe King Suite. The lower level has a separate tub room and features the largest whirlpool in the Inn. A fireplace and an abundance of greenery creates a retreat within a retreat. The downstairs living area is adjacent to the "fit for a King" bed complete with yet another fireplace. Climb a wrought-iron circular staircase to the loft area where a comfortable living space and wet bar with refrigerator and coffee maker offers a view of the open air surroundings of this great room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

303 Diedrich Wittenberg

The Diedrich Wittenberg room features a queen bed and oversized sunken whirlpool bath. Decorated in the Victorian style, lovely stained glass windows give the room an extra air of romance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

304 Ludwig Groth

The Ludwig Groth room features a queen bed and oversized sunken whirlpool bath. Decorated in the Victorian style, a lovely stained glass window gives the room an extra air of romance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

305 Frederich Hilgen

The Frederich Hilgen room is all Victorian, from its ten-foot ceiling bordered by Bradbury and Bradbury gilded paper to the marble floor surrounding the in-bedroom king whirlpool with double shower heads, luxurious draped bed and sitting area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

306 John Armbruster

Treat yourself to a spa experience in the walk-in tiled steam showers. Vaulted ceiling, hand-screened frieze wallpaper and queen bed decorate the bedroom of the John Armbruster room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

308 C. Friederich Boerner

Treat yourself to a spa experience in this Victorian room's walk-in tiled steam shower. Vaulted ceiling and hand-screened frieze wallpapers decorate the bedroom of this Victorian room with a queen bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

SH1 Gertrude Schroeder

The Gertrude Schroeder room is located on the back side of the Schroeder Guest House with a private entrance. Decorated in the Victorian style, the room features a queen bed, oversized whirlpool bath and fireplace, as well as a charming sun porch, which is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and relax.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

SH2 Juergen Schroeder

The Juergen Schroeder guest room is lovely with a queen bed, oversized whirlpool and fireplace. The bow window, marble tile and hand-painted mural give the room a romantic and luxurious air.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

SH3 Adeline Lehman

The Adeline Lehman guest room is lovely with a queen bed, oversized whirlpool and fireplace. The marble tiled whirlpool nook and hand-painted mural give the room a romantic and luxurious air.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

SH4 Ida Kuether

The Ida Kuether guest room, on the second floor of the Schroeder Guest House, is warm and welcoming with a queen bed, oversized whirlpool and fireplace. A wonderful escape.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

SH5 Norma Schliefer

The Norma Schliefer guest room, on the second floor of the Schroeder Guest House, is delightful with a queen bed, oversized whirlpool and fireplace. A great place to relax and enjoy all Cedarburg has to offer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

208 Joseph Carley

The Joseph Carley guest room features a queen bed and walk-in therapeutic shower with bench and is decorated in the Victorian style with antique furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

206 John Weber

The John Weber guest room features a queen bed and walk-in therapeutic shower with bench and is decorated in the Victorian style with antique furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

x Gathering Room

Please call to book our Gathering Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 40
  • Beds 1 Twin

x Settlers Trail Conference Room

Please call to book our conference room

  • Maximum Capacity: 24
  • Beds 1 Twin

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Airport

Milwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Milwaukee, take I-43 north to Cedarburg Exit (Exit 89). Take HWY C west 3 miles to Washington Avenue. Go north on Washington Avenue to Center St. Join us at our Cedarburg, WI hotel.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No Smoking in the building
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit is required.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to check-in. Cancellations for festivals and holidays must be made two weeks prior to check-in.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Wendy Porterfield

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7 AM TO 10 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Signature Dish

Cedarburg Breakfast Scones
These delicious cheese and sausage scones were created by chef Kate Nieman and won first place in a national competetion. They are served warm from the oven with butter, maple syrup and jam.


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Special Package

January Bogo Special!

Stay one night in any room with a cozy fireplace in January, and get the second night 50% off! Book with Promo Code: COZY50 This offer is good for rooms 104, 106, 108, 212, 214, 216, 218, 220, 222, and all the rooms at the Schroeder Guest House throughout January 2017, Saturday nights excluded. *Valid Sunday – Friday (excluding Saturdays), January 1-31, 2017. Cannot be combined with other offers or third party gift certificates. New reservations only, same room only.

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