Downtown Wausau, Wisconsin Lodging

Just minutes from I-39/US 51, the Jefferson Street Inn is located in the heart of downtown Wausau's historic River District on Jefferson Street at 2nd Street. The Jefferson Street Inn is connected to Washington Square, a historic building housing a fine array of shops and restaurants as well as the new Jefferson Street Parking ramp.
Park your car for the weekend and enjoy leisurely walks to the many attractions such as the renowned Arts Block. From blues to Broadway, art galleries, gifts, farmer's markets, and ice skating on the square, there's something for everyone in downtown Wausau.
Enjoy Breathtaking Views. Enjoy breathtaking views of the beautiful River Edge Parkway and trails along the Wisconsin River; majestic views of Rib Mountain State Park and Granite Peak Ski Hill just minutes away. There's even a downtown mall and a championship kayak course. Once you've experienced Wausau, you'll see why many people who visit end up living here! For more information, visit our Wausau Area page.

Transportation is available to Granite Peak Ski Resort, local businesses and Central Wisconsin Airport.
 Wausau, WI Hotel LocationBusiness in Wisconsin. Located in the heart of downtown Wausau and near the headquarter offices of major corporations such as United Health Care, BMO Harris, Wifpfli, Ruder Ware, Weathershield, Greenheck Fan Corp, Wausau Homes, Wausau Tile, Wausau Financial, Aspirus Hospital, St. Clare’s Hospital, Wausau Paper and Liberty Mutual, Jefferson Street Inn is the perfect location to host your next business meeting or group function.

Exciting Wisconsin Vacations. Wausau is the ideal Wisconsin vacation destination no matter what the season. Ski or snowboard at Granite Peak Ski Resort in the winter. Mountain bike and hike through Rib Mountain State Park in the summer. Downtown Wausau offers cultural experiences at the newly remolded Historic Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, local shopping, and dining at Washington Square and Wausau Mall. Jefferson Street Inn is in walking distance from all the action. Shopping includes locally owned shops located along 3rd Street which are one of a kind experience. Wausau Center Mall  and Cold Water Creek are also located downtown. A family owned bookstore for over 50 years, Janke Bookstore, Evolutions in Design, Clay Corner, and Standing Ovations are just a few local favorites.  [Top]
Wausau Granite Peak Ski Area, WIGranite Peak Ski Area. Skiing and snowboarding are fun family activities at nearby Granite Peak Ski Area in Wausau. Granite Peak offers 74 runs for all ability levels, including dedicated beginner trails; two terrain parks and a halfpipe; two mogul runs; ski and snowboard lessons and rental equipment; and onsite dining. URL

Wausau, WI - City Grill, An American BistroCity Grill, an American Bistro. City Grill located at the Jefferson Street Inn is the social hub of downtown Wausau. City Grill was voted the 2007 Trendiest Place to hang out in Wausau! You can enjoy a business power lunch, Happy Hour with friends,  Friday Fish Fry or celebrate a special occasion with family and friends in a private dining room. City Grill features a contemporary menu of grilled steaks, great sandwiches and burgers, pasta dishes, crisp salads, seafood and an extensive wine and martini list.

Centrally Located. Not only is Jefferson Street Inn conveniently located in the heart of downtown Wausau, but Wausau is ideally situated in Central Wisconsin for easy access to the city’s attractions and services. Guests at Jefferson Street Inn enjoy shopping, dining, and attractions located within walking distance to the hotel. I-39/US 51 is minutes from Jefferson Street Inn.  [Top]
The Jefferson Street Inn is located in Downtown Wausau’s River District. Some of the area communities close to the Inn include
Mosinee 9 miles
Rothschild 5 miles
Rib Mountain 3 miles
Schofield 5 miles
Weston 8 miles
Marathon 8 miles
Brokaw 8 miles
Merrill 18 miles
Stevens Point 22 miles

Airport & Transportation
  • Central Wisconsin Airport*
  • Wausau Municipal Airport*
* The Jefferson Street Inn provides complimentary shuttle service, upon request to both area airports.   [Top]
Driving Directions to Jefferson Street Inn

Directions to the Jefferson Street Inn when traveling on US-51 South / I-39 South
  • Take the off-ramp of Exit 192 and at stop light take a left (east).
  • Continue East for about 3 miles, through 4 stop lights until street ends.
  • Turn left into parking lot in front of the ‘clock tower’ and next to J.C. Penney.
  • Continue to the end of the lot into hotel circle drive. 

    Directions to the Jefferson Street Inn when traveling on US-51 North / I-39 North
  • Take the off-ramp of Exit 192 and follow to the right (east).
  • Continue forward for about 3 miles, through 4 stop lights until street ends.
  • Turn left into parking lot in front of the ‘clock tower’ and next to J.C. Penney.
  • Continue to the end of the lot into hotel circle drive.   [Top]
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Jefferson Street Inn - Wausau, WI
Located at
201 Jefferson Street, Wausau, Wisconsin (WI) 54403
Phone: 715-845-6500 Fax: 715-845-3133

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