Lilly Pad (Boerners' Guest house)

W62N539 Washington Ave , Cedarburg, 53012 USA (Show map)
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Nestled in the heart of Cedarburg’s shops and restaurants is The Lilly Pad, Boerners’ Guest House. The Lilly Pad is a three-room Inn. We hope you enjoy our hometown as much as we do. The Lilly Pad has two nicely sized rooms on the first floor with gas fireplaces. The second floor has one spacious room with a quaint sitting area before entering the room. All the rooms have queen size beds, double whirlpool baths and en suite washrooms with showers. Cable/ Netflix/DVD/Internet. Included are amenities such as Refrigerators, Microwaves, and Kuerigs, Irons, Hair Dryers and Charging Stations. Built in 1848 the structure is a clapboard frame house, original wood floors, most likely from the timbers of the land it sits upon. The Lilly Pad was renovated in the 1990’s when Adela Weber sold and entrusted her family’s home to be preserved as one of Cedarburg originals. In 2015 the Boerners, a Historic Cedarburg family, took ownership of the Inn. Now named the "Lilly Pad" As you stroll in front of the Lilly Pad, enter down the north side walkway to the private backdoor entrance. Enter into the foyer, where breakfast is offered each morning to include baked goods, cereal, yogurt, fruit, water, milk and juice. The Lilly Pad offers their guests the private backyard with a lovely garden full of perennials, patio and gas fire pit. The Boerners, owners of the Lilly Pad, would like to offer you the feeling of stepping back in time with the comforts of today. Relax, Enjoy.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Shabby chic

5 on February 20, 2018

Such a romantic beautiful room. Denise was so nice and helpful. Provided snacks and breakfast to go.

Lovely and very relaxing.

4.6 on August 03, 2017

Very good restaurants within walking distance and many small unique shops on the same road.

We had a wonderful stay!

4.6 on July 04, 2017

This was our first time staying at the Lilly Pad and chose to do so on Strawberry Feast. It was alittle difficult finding the place because of all the people and tents on Washington Street. The owner of this charming Inn met us outside and showed us to our room. She was so nice we had our own personal key for the inn as well as our room. It was so relaxing to sit in the garden at night and enjoy the assortment of treats she leaves out for all her guest. This inn was close to everything downtown shopping, restaurants etc..we definitely will be back!

weekend getaway

4.6 on September 09, 2016

The room was clean and beds very comfortable. We enjoyed the breadfast pastries immensely. The innkeeper was very friendly and helpful.

Perfect location and lovely atmosphere!

4.8 on July 30, 2016

This is a wonderful and charming little 3 room inn perfectly situated at the end of the main street in Cedarburg, within walking distance of everything. The owner is absolutely delightful, and made sure our stay was as comfortable as possible. She even accommodated my gluten free request! This is a wonderful place to stay in a lovely town.


5 on June 21, 2016

We were there for one day. Everything was perfect. Thanks Denise for taking care of everything. Javier Tamayo

Great place in downtown Cedarburg

4.0 on February 16, 2016

Located right in the downtown Cedarburg area. Within walking distance for many shops and restaurants.Very much enjoyed our stay at the Lilly Pad.

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Rooms & Rates

1. The West Room

Located on the first floor, The West Room, is named after one of the original streets in Cedarburg .This street is now named Western Road. A cozy room on the first floor with a separate sitting area. The skylight over the sitting area provides an inviting place to read or look up and enjoy the stars or occasional rain. The gas fireplace as well as an in room whirlpool provide warmth and comfort. Includes a queen bed, 2 person in-room whirlpool, gas fireplace, skylight sitting area and Cable/Internet, Netflix In room microwave, refrig, keruig coffee, Ensuite bathroom w/ shower

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

2. The Depot Room

On the 2nd floor of the Lilly Pad the wide board floors and original doors beckon you to a time long gone but…. not forgotten. The sloping ceiling makes the room unique with a sitting area to read or watch TV. At one time, looking out the windows you would have seen the passengers from the train depot walking to and from the downtown. Located on the second floor with private landing. Includes a queen and a double bed, a Double Whirlpool, Cable TV/Internet, Netflix, Keurig Coffeemaker, Refrig. and Microwave. Ensuite bathroom w/shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $135 - $175

3. The Sheboygan Room

Located on the first floor in the front of the building looking out onto main street. This suite includes a queen bed, double whirlpool, gas fireplace, cable/Internet, Keurig coffee maker. In the front of the building on the first floor is The Sheboygan Room.Two chairs are comfortably set up in front of the fireplace. Cable/Netflix/dvd/ Internet available. The whirlpool for two is situated near the gas fireplace. Three windows give the room extra light for reading or simply sitting back. Enjoy the views of Washington Ave, formerly Sheboygan Rd, while you drink your coffee in the morning or people watch at night. The Sheboygan Room is a desirable, comfortable, relaxing hideaway. In room microwave,refrig, and keruig coffee. Ensuite bathroom w/shower

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

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Location Type

Historical, Walking and Bike paths, Cedar Creek river runs thru Cedarburg. Wineries, Microbrewerys, Beer Gardens, Live music, Shopping, Several Golf courses near by.. , Downtown, Small town


Milwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.) 25 miles

Directions to property:

25 min from General Mitchell International Airport. Take I-43 North to the Cedarburg exit. take a left and Head West on Pioneer Road. Take a right at the 3rd stoplight on to Washington Ave. The Lilly pad will be on your right after the 2nd set of stoplights.( Mill Street and Washington Avenue.) Adjacant to the Port Washington State Bank,

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Breweries, Golf courses near by. Lake Michigan is near by., Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Parking, Private entrance , Grab and Go Breakfast, Muffins and Bake goods individually wrapped.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 - 21:45
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only backyard patio
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

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The Boerner's

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About the innkeepers

As one of Cedarburg's historic families we choose to preserve the Lilly Pad and keep it as a historic inn for guest to enjoy Cedarburg's true beauty.

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To Go

  • Time Served: Always available
  • Serving Location: Back Foyer (Entry), Guest room