Wausau Bed and Breakfast | Stewart Inn

Wausau Bed and Breakfast | Stewart Inn

If you are looking for a Bed and Breakfast in Wausau, look no further than the Stewart Inn. The Stewart Inn is located in Wausau’s vibrant and unique downtown river district and within five walkable blocks of all the shops, restaurants, and businesses. It is ideal for a romantic getaway or an elopement, so book your stay today.

The small, but professionally operating property offers its guests luxurious amenities, such as private hot tubs and spacious guest rooms, excellent service, and delicious culinary delights.

The Stewart Inn offers easy access to a variety of fun things to do in Wausau, WI, from cheering on the beloved Wisconsin Woodchucks baseball team to enjoying hiking at the Nine Mile Forest.

Explore Wausau

Wausau has a population of roughly 39,000 and is the 17th largest city in Wisconsin. And for many city folks, the small-town vibe of Wausau might even be reminiscent of the famous film Pleasantville. Wausau is a unique and picturesque city in Marathon County, WI, with abundant heavenly natural beauty.

Wausau is also the county seat of Marathon County. Did you know that the popular Wisconsin River divides the town into east and west? Wausau’s suburbs include Weston, Schofield, Mosinee, Rib Mountain, Maine, and Rothschild.

Keep in mind that Wausau, WI, is also the headquarters of the well-known Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company. It is a private company that stores and releases water from the river to hydroelectric plants in the region, which pay for its use. Like any other town or city, the residents of Wausau share pride in their roots and their future.

Wausau, Wisconsin, is well-known for its endless outdoor adventures. With remarkable trails and picturesque countryside, it is a scenic and fun-filled city to visit.

To fully enjoy and appreciate your trip, you definitely don’t want to be stuck in a dreary hotel. Instead, explore one of the amazing and comfy bed and breakfasts in Wausau, Wisconsin.


The area of Wausau has for decades changed hands between many indigenous peoples. For example, the historic Ojibwe occupied the area during the period of European encounters. And they had a profitable fur trade for decades with French Canadians and French colonists. It was the famous Wisconsin River that initially drew many settlers to this region originally called Big Bull Falls.

These settlers migrated west into the famous Great Lakes region after the construction of the Erie Canal in the state of New York. This was important as it provided a great route for products from this region to New York as well as other eastern markets.

A treaty transferring land in 1836 along the Wisconsin River to federal ownership from the Indians sent all George Stevens’ lumbermen up this river two years later to find appropriate places for converting the pine forests into lumber.

And by 1840, the Stevens sawmill was efficiently processing the pine forests into lumber. Note that it wasn’t long before other mills started cropping up along the riverbanks of central Wisconsin.

Also, the completion of the important Wisconsin Valley Railroad led to Wausau’s economic growth and expansion. And as the lumber industry declined in the region, Wausau started to export iron, quartz, and paper.


You will be happy to know that Wausau’s mesmerizing rivers, serene lakes, dense and vast greenery, scenic parks, diverse wildlife, and enchanting waterfalls offer access to many outdoor recreational activities.

If you’re looking for a memorable and fun time full of delicious food, history, and outdoor fun and entertainment, you will not be disappointed! You can go fishing, which is a popular and exciting summer pastime all over Wisconsin, and it is no different in Wausau! You will find plenty of amazing opportunities, including on Lake Wausau, the Wisconsin River, and other surrounding lakes.

You can also tour the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. This award-winning and extensive art gallery is among Wisconsin’s best cultural attractions, and for a good reason. Its unique feature is that all its art exhibits are avian-themed.

Did you know that the museum also won a national award medal in 2017? This is the highest honor awarded to museums in the US.

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is an admission-free art institution that opened in 1976. Offering rotating and permanent exhibits, classes, and a wonderful sculpture garden, the museum is well-known for its globally acclaimed Birds in Art exhibition.

You can also head to the Isle of Ferns Park. This expansive and lush 27+ acre park provides many typical park amenities, such as benches and tables, grill pits, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, playgrounds, and even a boat landing with a dock.

However, the bridge to Fern Islands is what sets it apart. It provides access to open play areas, hiking trails, and a famous location for wedding ceremonies. Specifically for paddlers and kayakers, you can also visit Wausau Whitewater Park.



Natural Features

If you are a nature lover, you will love Wausau. You can take a hike or enjoy some amazing mountain biking in one of the city’s most popular and fun places, the Nine Mile County Forest and Recreation Area.

Rib Mountain is another great attraction for nature lovers. This is the 3rd highest point in Wisconsin at about 1,942 feet above sea level and is also the tallest hill in Wisconsin at about 740 feet above the surrounding area. The park is the oldest geological formation on Earth and offers trails, summer concerts, and an observation tower.

Monk Botanical Gardens is still another great spot for nature lovers. This popular tourist destination in Wausau is renowned for its scenic and landscaped gardens. Encompassing almost 30 acres, the garden boasts a kitchen and vegetable garden and a meditation garden. You will also find a treehouse, gazebos, a library, and a memory garden.

This makes it a perfect place to experience nature, meditate, and hike. Another option is to go biking on the great trails in the region, which include more than 80 scenic miles of the amazing Mountain-Bay State Trail.

After you’ve exhausted yourself exploring all that Wausau and its surrounding areas have to offer, look forward to winding down your day at the Stewart Inn.  While small in size, it’s giant in service, experience, and hospitality. Book your stay at this gorgeous Wausau bed and breakfast today!


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