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Things to do at Rib Mountain State Park This Summer

Rib Mountain State Park is home to the famous Granite Peak Ski Area, and is, at least in part, responsible for putting the incredible town of Wausau on the map.  But, did you know that a visit to Rib Mountain State Park is just as great during the summer and fall months as it is winter?  It’s true!  The added bonus of vising this incredible Wisconsin State Park, of course, is the chance to stay at the Stewart Inn Boutique Hotel and to get to know the charms of Wausau itself.

Wausau really is an incredible town, and certainly one of Wisconsin’s hidden gems.  So many people travel through the area on their way to other more well-known places.  So this summer, give yourself the chance to stop and stay for a while and get to know this ruggedly beautiful town with us.  Book your room at the Stewart Inn Boutique Hotel today!

A Day at Rib Mountain State Park in Wausau, Wisconsin

Rib Mountain State Park is located about 15 minutes away from the Stewart Inn by car, and from there it’s a quick and easy escape into nature. The park is open year-round, and provides plenty of recreational opportunities, including hiking, scenic views, and of course skiing during the winter. Standing on the grounds at Rib Mountain State Park is actually a pretty cool experience, historically speaking.  This area is one of the oldest geological formations on earth.  Beyond just appreciating the scenery, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the park.

Rib Mountain State Park
Wausau and Rib Mountain Wisconsin area in autumn.

The most popular thing to do in the area during the summer and falls months is hiking.  There are 13 miles of trails throughout Rib Mountain State Park, and more than 8 miles of them are considered accessible and suitable for those with disabilities. As you hike, enjoy looking at the various rock formations throughout the park, all remnants of this area’s geological history. Popular trails include the Rib Mountain Yellow Trail, which offers many opportunities to view wildlife, and the and the Turkey Vulture to Homestead Loop, which features some of the parks best views.  If you want to find wildflowers, head out on the Rib Mountain Quarry Trail.

While in the park, don’t miss your chance to head up to the top of the 60-foot observation tower. From there, you’ll be able to take in a birds-eye view of Wausau and the Wisconsin River below.  This is particularly beautiful during the fall months when the vibrant foliage is at its peak. Another way to enjoy the views in the fall is by taking a scenic chairlift ride at Granite Mountain Ski Area.  The schedule will be released soon.

Speaking of Granite Peak Ski Area, season passes for their 2020-2021 ski season are already on sale.  Now is the perfect time to buy season passes. You’ll enjoy exceptional savings beyond their walk-up rates. As you solidify your ski plans over the course of the winter, make sure they include a stay at the incredible Stewart Inn Boutique Hotel!

Lodging Near Rib Mountain State Park

The Best Wausau Hotel For Your Summer Adventures

We don’t think it will take you long to fall in love with Wausau once you get here.  At the heart of your stay is the best hotel in Wausau, the Stewart Inn Boutique Hotel. From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll see what makes us different from other hotels.  Not only will you enjoy the traditional Bed and Breakfast experience while here, with a gourmet breakfast prepared fresh for you each morning of your stay, but you’ll experience what exceptional hospitality truly means.

We offer 5 luxurious and unique appointed guest rooms, each with amenities you’d expect to find at highly-rated hotels. And, with just 5 guest rooms, you can expect an intimate experience without the large crowds you’d find at big hotel chains.  This highly personal and exclusive experience is, perhaps, one of the best reasons to choose us this summer and fall, as we continue to practice social distancing. Moreover, when you stay with us, you’re only a few walkable blocks from all there is to enjoy in downtown Wausau, including a variety of top-notch restaurants, bars, shops, and activities.

Our Wausau hotel really does offer the best of both worlds.  Come explore Wausau with us this summer and fall. Book your room at the Stewart Inn Boutique Hotel today!

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