Archive for June, 2010

Biking in the City

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

B&Bs and biking go together exceptionally well in Wisconsin, even in urban settings. The Wisconsin Department of Tourism recently published this handy article on their site that offers some great city biking options. Cross-reference our Search by City function to find a nearby B&B and you’re good to go!

Big-City B&Bs in Wisconsin

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Are you the type who’s drawn to big-city vacations? Perhaps it’s the lure of festivals, night life, fine dining and shopping that defines your perfect getaway. A lot of travelers are surprised to know that big cities do have B&Bs, some right on Main Street in fact. Let’s take the three largest cities in Wisconsin, starting with Milwaukee, where you’ll find a trio of mansions waiting for you - the Schuster Mansion, the Acanthus Inn and the Brumder Mansion. In Madison, Arbor House, an Environmental Inn and the Hotel Ruby Marie offer two very different experiences. In Green Bay, it’s the Astor House, hands down. Never hesitate to ask the innkeeper for their insider recommendations on the best restaurants in town and their favorite boutique shops.

Top Family Vacation Destination in U.S. is in Wisconsin

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Wisconsin Dells, famous for its plethora of waterparks and theme parks, was just ranked the #1 Family Vacation Destination in the U.S. in the 2010 TripAdvisor.com Readers’ Choice poll. It also came in #3 in the world in the same category. Our B&B visitors are TripAdvisor researchers, to be sure, so thought you’d want to know. For family-friendly B&Bs in the area, check out White Rose Inns (also a favorite for weddings), Bowman’s Oak Hill Inn (winner of our 2009 Wisconsin B&B Association Cook-off) and Pinehaven B&B (in nearby Baraboo, home of Circus World Museum).

Family-friendly and Pet-friendly Wisconsin B&Bs

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Are you the type of family who wouldn’t think of leaving your beloved dog at home while you were happily vacationing the summer away? There’s an easy solution – stay at a B&B that’s both family-friendly and pet-friendly. Here are five in Wisconsin to get on your radar: Cobblestone B&B in Birchwood, Coloma Hotel in Coloma, Feathered Star B&B in Door County, Grapevine Log Cabins in Sparta, and Hazelhurst Inn in Hazelhurst.