Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

Quintessential Wisconsin Dells

Classic Hotels and Motels


Wisconsin Dells has always been in the tourism business, and there is a solid contingent of visitors who have a great affinity for the classic properties in the area. Places like Sandrift Resort and Delton Oaks Resort on Lake Delton, Fitzgerald's Motel right in downtown Dells, and Meadowbrook Resort, tucked back in nature just off Broadway. For generations, guests have been booking a stay at these properties because they love the genuine feel and personal touch. They’re an institution.

Interview Recommendations

  • Margaret Gewont, owner of Fitzgerald's Motel
  • Brad Priessel, owner of All Star Value Inn and Black Hawk Motel

Round-Up/Trend/Sidebar Story Ideas

  • What you can experience at a classic motel that you can’t get anywhere else
  • Retro is in for some of the area innkeepers

Dining Out at Old Favorites


In Wisconsin Dells, a culinary tour is just not complete without stops at some of the area’s classic restaurants. For breakfast, Mr. Pancake is a must. At lunchtime, Pizza Pub is a hopping spot, as is High Rock Café. Then, for dinner, Ishnala Supper Club is a definite don’t-miss. Located deep in the woods and perched high above incredibly picturesque Mirror Lake, the land was once used by the Winnebago Indians as a ceremonial ground. In the early 1800s, a log cabin trading post was erected there. The current restaurant structure amazingly still has the original stone fireplace, log walls and staircase from that trading post. They’re open Memorial Day through late October, and don’t accept reservations. Quirky, yes, but somehow it fits this supper club.

Interview Recommendations

  • Ishnala Supper Club manager, on their menu of indulgent steak and seafood
  • Julie Johnson, Mr. Pancake, on which of the 18 varieties of pancakes is most popular

Round-Up/Trend/Sidebar Story Ideas

  • Regional cuisine: Wisconsin Dells take on this culinary trend

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Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

701 Superior Street, PO Box 390
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-0390
(800) 223-3557
(608) 254-4293 (Fax)
 

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