Delafield Hotel Named to 2009 National Geographic Traveler Stay List

DELAFIELD, Wis.—It’s one of the most talked-about hotels in the United States, tucked away in Wisconsin’s peaceful “Lake Country.”

Independently owned, The Delafield Hotel was named to the 2009 National Geographic Traveler Stay List, which is assembled by travel experts from a pool of several hundred nominations. Criteria of the list include a sense of authenticity, how well the property reflects its community and its use of local foods, among others.

“It’s an extreme honor,” said Susan Kainz of the Delafield Hotel. “Awareness of the hotel has increased as a result, and we’re very proud to exemplify the list’s criteria— particularly in that we ‘Define the Destination.’ We work closely with the Delafield community as a whole, so to be recognized in the same respect as such a lovely city is wonderful.”

The Delafield Hotel has been selected to a number of exclusive collections, and has been named the only Preferred BoutiqueTM property in the Midwest. It has also been featured in publications such as Chicago Tribune, Country Living, Luxury Living and CS (Chicago

“We work very hard for all of our recognition, but we still consider the Delafield Hotel a ‘Hidden Gem,’” Kainz said. “We pride ourselves on going beyond the traditional hotel. The Delafield Hotel is built in a style which makes guests feel as though they’re coming home when they stay with us. It’s a unique experience.”

One of the Delafield Hotel’s signature features is Andrew’s Bar and Restaurant. Located inside the Delafield Hotel, Andrew’s features new-American cuisine, extensive wine selection and live music Friday and Saturday nights.

“Andrew’s features a comfortable atmosphere and casual prices with dining options available for casual, intimate and large gatherings,” Kainz said. “It has played a big part
in our success.”

The hotel’s strategically partnered golf course, Erin Hills, has also earned a number of
awards including being named a “Top Course You Can Play” by Golf magazine. Reopening
in July, Erin Hills will feature new enhancements made in preparation for the 2011 U.S. Amateur Championships.

For more information on the Delafield Hotel, please call 262/646-1600 or visit 

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The City of Delafield becomes an Ice Age Trail Community

Delafield, WI — When complete, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail will cross approximately 132 communities in 31 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. Along the way, the Trail takes users to some of the best glacial features in the world, provides opportunities for personal rejuvenation, is an outdoor classroom, and is an economic resource for communities. These assets make the Ice Age Trail a welcome addition to many communities ranging from small roadside stops to bustling metropolises.

The Ice Age Trail Alliance has established the Ice Age Trail Community program, designed to help communities leverage the Trail as an economic and social engine, while promoting the Ice Age National Scenic Trail to community members and visitors alike. Commitment to this program represents an agreement to cross promote one another, building healthy and vibrant communities.

The City of Delafield is the most recent addition to the Ice Age Trail Community roster. Tucked in the heart of the Kettle Moraine, Delafield is rich with outdoor beauty and year-round recreational activities. It offers casual and award-winning dining, lodging, specialty shopping and unique historic sites. Delafield is full of friendly faces and stays true to its small town ideals.

To celebrate this designation the Alliance and City of Delafield plan to host a National Trails Day event on June 3rd, 2017. Details to follow.

The Ice Age Trail, one of only eleven National Scenic Trails, is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting Wisconsin's world-renowned Ice Age heritage and natural resources.

The Ice Age Trail Alliance is a non-profit volunteer- and member-based organization established in 1958 that works to create, support and protect the Ice Age Trail. Visit for hiking information and volunteer opportunities.

Delafield is a vibrant city, nestled in-between Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, and is set among the tranquil waters and rolling hills of Waukesha County’s “Lake Country." For more information, please call the Delafield Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Council at 1-888-294-1082 or visit www.visitdelafield.orgAlso find us on Twitter (@visitdelafield) and Facebook (

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