Don’t mistake the headline to this blog for watching an innkeeper prepare a turkey dish. What we’re actually referring to is wild turkey watching. In the wild. First, if you’ve never seen a wild turkey up close, it’s quite a sight – probably much larger than you’d expect even before they puff up their feathers and fan their tail. Country estate B&Bs that abut wildlife preserves include Eagle Centre House B&B in Eagle, situated on 20-acres in conservancy, where deer, wild turkeys, fox and redtail hawks are a common sight, and Moondance B&B in Fond du Lac, located on 3.5 wooded acres with a bird’s eye view of the wildlife that wanders in and out of the area from the second-story deck off their deluxe suite. Speaking of bird’s eye views, at Justin Trails B&B in Sparta, you can gaze out over their 210 acres from the vantage point of a 12-foot observation tower; you’re sure to catch glimpses of wild turkey and eagles. At the Kinni Creek Lodge & Outfitters in River Falls, guests who like to hunt turkeys and pheasants are always welcome and they even offer guided hunting excursions.
Archive for November, 2009
Are you a foodie? Do you have friends who are foodies? Then maybe the seventh edition Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association cookbook should be on your holiday list. This lay-flat spiral-bound gem houses 158 all-new recipes from 114 of the Association’s inns and it’s hot off the press. If you’re expecting spreads of just breakfast goodies, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover the innkeepers divulged recipes for sides, soups, salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts. One chapter is devoted to the collection of 2008 Wisconsin B&B Association Innkeeper Cook-off entries, all of which have a common ingredient – Wisconsin’s #1 crop, the cranberry. Of course, breakfast is not slighted in the least, with innkeepers sharing their most-requested recipes for breads, muffins, coffee cakes, pastries, pancakes, waffles, French toasts, egg dishes and breakfast entrées. You can purchase by clicking this link or by calling 715-539-9222. It’s $21.95.