I’ll admit the idea of a staycation never really appealed to me. Staying home for an extended period of time on purpose? Not for me. It’s not that special vacation sort of relaxing – it’s more of the I-did-nothing-for-several-days-and-wasn’t-productive-and-am-not-refreshed sort of relaxing. But I realized that I was doing staycations all wrong.
To do them right, you don’t leave town, you just leave the house and all those chores behind. A few weekends ago, Michael and I had the perfect Milwaukee vacation at the Brewhouse Inn and Suites. We stayed there last year for our wedding (heart emoji) and had some beautiful photos taken there, but because it was our wedding day, we didn’t spend much time enjoying the hotel itself. We told ourselves we’d come back and really take the place in – and we finally did it!
To give you the gist: the Brewhouse is ameezing. Elegant? Check. Historic? Check. Impeccable, industrial chic design? Check. This place is everything.
What I love the most is that although it’s this beautiful hotel, its past as a brewery is still pretty obvious. And I don’t just mean that they just have artful brewery-inspired furnishings – which they do – but they also preserved some pieces from the brewery itself like the railings, tile and two-story stained glass window. Not to mention the giant copper brewing kettles.
Since this vacation was all about relaxing (and because Michael was wobbling around with a sprained knee), we decided that we’d stay put for the night. We walked to the attached Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub and had some Milwaukee-inspired drinks, ordered some room service and called it good.
When the rooms are as comfortable and the lounge areas so lush, it’s pretty difficult to leave. Good thing we vowed to come back soon.