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Wisconsin’s Accessible Accommodations
Posted on: 10/8/2012
When we say there’s something for everyone in Wisconsin, we mean there’s something for everyone in Wisconsin! Many of our hotels, motels, cabins, and lodges have expanded their accessibility so that visitors with disabilities can now enjoy Wisconsin hospitality at its finest!
The stark natural beauty of Lake Superior beckons to all types of travelers; the AmericInn Ashland Hotel offers accessible whirlpool suites and lakeside suites. Nearby, the guest rooms at Ashland’s Super 8 Motel have roll-in showers along with TDD technology and special alarm clocks for folks with hearing or visual impairments.
Up the road: Bayfield’s Big Bay State Park has an accessible beach where special beach wheelchairs are available for guests’ use. The Big Top Chautauqua and the Madeline Island Ferry, both in Bayfield, are also popular accessible attractions.
Visitors looking for lodging in the classic Northwoods could try the Sunrise Lodge in Land O’ Lakes where selected cabins are completely barrier free. Even the docks at Sunrise have ramps for easy fishing and easy boarding of their pontoon boats.
In Wausau, close to the popular Rib Mountain State Park, both the beautiful new Courtyard by Marriott and the Super 8 Motel have roll-in showers, extra rails, grab bars, and TDD technology. Also in central Wisconsin, the Sunset Pines Resort in Willard was designed by an electric wheelchair user who really understands the needs of the disabled traveler. These two-bedroom cabins are totally barrier free and include wheel-in showers, fully accessible kitchens, and private, accessible patios!
As one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Midwest, the Wisconsin Dells draws millions of fun lovers to southern Wisconsin every year. The Hilton Garden Inn there affords travelers with disabilities beautiful accommodations with rooms that are fully accessible. Mirror Lake State Park in nearby Baraboo is one of seven Wisconsin State Parks offering accessible cabin rentals. These cabins are complete with wheel-in showers, fully accessible kitchens, and hospital beds with lifts. Just east of Baraboo in Pardeeville, Wisconsin, Indian Trails Campground has a new accessible camping cabin situated near an ADA compliant bath house.
Up the road: Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources’ Open the Outdoors program is committed to providing exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities to people of all abilities throughout the entire state. Details about hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and other accessible activities in state parks and forests are available at their website.
As Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee aims to please with a large number of lodging options for visitors with disabilities. From higher end hotels (the Iron Horse and the Aloft are elegant accessible properties downtown) to less expensive motels (the Econolodge is convenitently located near the airport) and quaint Bed and Breakfasts (Tauschek’s Bed and Breakfast Log Home is north of the city in Plymouth), there truly is something for everyone! Particularly noteworthy in the northern suburbs of Milwaukee is the unique Welcome HOME Bed and Breakfast in Newburg where the beautiful country home and its 18 acres of prairie and woodland are all entirely accessible.
Up the road: The only limit to visiting accessible attractions in the Milwaukee area is the number of hours in the day! You’ll have a tough time deciding just where to tour from among such enticing, very accessible options as: The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, a special hard hat tour of the Miller Brewery, or the unusual Harley Davidson Museum – all with very accessible amenities and facilities!This entry was posted in Places to Stay and tagged Features and Profiles