Top 8 Wisconsin Locations To Work Remotely

Bill Crahen    Bill.Crahen@envisionitllc.com
August 5, 2015

As we’ve discussed in recent posts (Top 5 Curated Tips For Working Remotely), organizations are promoting a remote workforce like never before.  From online communities, like Remote.co, to best tools and tech, like GoToMeeting, many of us have the luxury of working remotely from time to time.  So, as we enjoy the most pleasant Wisconsin summer we’ve had in recent years, we wanted to pull together a few locations that make for a great remote workday away.  In no particular order, here are the top 8 locations around Wisconsin to work remotely. 

1. Built in 1888, the historic Milwaukee River Flushing Station is now home to the Colectivo Lakefront café. Enjoy views of Lake Michigan while outdoor music by the Florentine Opera and Musica del Lago serenade your email efforts.

Colectivo Coffee, Lakefront
1857 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.
Milwaukee, WI

2. Ten Chimneys, the estate lovingly created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, is open to the public as a world-class house museum and national resource for theatre, arts, and arts education. Located in quaint Genesee Depot, spend time at the historic venue and get work done at the local diner, Genessee Depot Café.

Ten Chimneys: Lunt-Fontanne Program Center
S43 W31575 Depot Road
Genesee Depot, WI 53127

3. Potosi Brewing Company, one of the oldest breweries in Wisconsin, has history that dates back to 1852. The Brewery was re-opened by the Potosi Foundation in 2008 and now, in addition to brewing beer like the good old days, is home to a restaurant, beer garden, national brewery museum and transportation museum. Getting work done and enjoying yourself will not be a problem here.

Potosi Brewery & National Brewery Museum
209 South Main Street
Potosi, WI 53820

4. Sitting on a scenic hillside across the Wisconsin River, the property has history that dates back to the 1840s. Take a winery tour, meet the proprietors and enjoy the souring bald eagles as you work from their estate patio. Lastly, the winery is reawakening its distillery, which opens soon with self-guided tours.

Wollersheim Winery
7876 Hwy. 188
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578

5. The Wisconsin north woods has an abundance of views, activities and eateries. A great basecamp can be Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty in Minoqua. After fueling up on pancake stacks and cruising through your morning checklist, the Eagle River Chain O Lakes is a short drive away for fishing and other water sports. You can end the day back at Paul Bunyan’s for an all-you-can-eat dinner and check a few more boxes off the task list.

Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty
8653 Hwy 51 N
Minocqua, WI 54548

6. It’s hard not to smile when you look at stone arches that lead to a beer garden. Stone Cellar offers all that and more with their local brews and comfortable atmosphere. As your creativity flows, know that their mug club offers extended flavor for your pallet, while their afternoon/evening activities (like Open Mic) will set the mood for clearing out your inbox.

Stone Cellar Brew Pub
1004 S. Olde Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 54915

7. Any Wisconsin summer hangout is not complete without the Memorial Union. From the local brew selection and popcorn to music and sailboats, productivity mimics the consistent waves of Lake Mendota. Don’t forget, as you respond to customers and build out next year’s strategic vision, sit in the giant symbolic chairs, just because you can.

UW Madison - Memorial Union
800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706

8. If you’re looking for a mixture of inspiration, look no further than these two downtown Milwaukee icons. Featuring historic exhibits that touch the emotions, both provide the perspective needed to guide innovative thinking. They both feature coffee shops or restaurants on premise, which allows for a hub to dive into work when the inspiration strikes.

Harley Davidson Museum
400 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53201

Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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