When business takes you to the south side of Madison, how about a ‘reverse commute’? Rather than fight traffic from downtown lodging to your destination, try a pleasant 15-minute drive from a B&B in Belleville, Verona, Stoughton, McFarland, or Cambridge. At the Cameo Rose (Belleville), innkeepers Gary & Dawn say: “Early breakfast options, evening wine and snacks, and free WiFi are just a few of our amenities, along with 120 private acres to explore with 4 miles of mowed hiking trails. The Badger State Trail is an easy hike from our door and a perfect route for your morning or evening walk/run. Paoli’s fabulous dining/shopping is just 5 minutes away. Escape to the country and make your business a pleasure!”
B&B Getaway Giveaway week 8
This is it folks – the grand finale! Enter to win our facebook contest – if you haven’t already. The last remaining 2-night stay packages are from these 2 inns. Bowman’s Oak Hill B&B in Wisconsin Dells: you may have thought ‘waterpark’ at the mention of WI Dells … instead, think vintage “Air Stream Trailer” with a spacious deck and 2 soaking tubs. And, think romance. Or, you may choose a stay in a garden cottage or traditional B&B guest rooms. Either way – you win!
Westphal Mansion Inn & Boutique in Hartford…who says an English Tudor Mansion and flat screen TVs don’t mix – certainly not us! Breakfast is your choice – in the truly elegant dining room, on the porch, or delivered to your room. Can this get any better? How about visiting their Boutique, where it’s welcome Spring décor and good-bye winter ( those items are on sale!), gifts, chocolates …
Here’s a quick quiz: what do trout fishing, the American Birkebeiner, and a 36-mile view have in common? All are found at B&Bs – showing that when we say ‘seek the unique’, we mean it! The stunning view from the pub and virtually all of the Inn at Wawanissee Point is both relaxing and a stimulation to explore – and perhaps motivation to ‘work off’ the gourmet breakfast. A world away in a 20 minute drive from WI Dells. And referencing the Dells, innkeeper Agnes says ‘when you’ve had enough stimulation’, head just 40 miles north to the Mecan River House (Coloma) – with a #1 trout fishing stream running along the length of the property. Unwind on the deck, or search out antiques and hand-crafted Amish items at the nearby shops. Heading further north to the Hayward / Birchwood area, the Cobblestone B&B is a destination in any season. Of course, the Birkebeiner x-c trails are the winter draw (and just a few hundred miles of snowmobile trails too), more trail systems offer fat biking, mountain biking, hiking…”run, bike, ski” is the northwoods mantra. Enter our Facebook contest to win a 2 night stay at Cobblestone B&B, Inn at Wawanisee Point, or Mecan River House http://a.pgtb.me/qVSz88
Congratulations to Steve and Nancy Sandstrom of Pinehurst Inn! This past Monday at the Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism held in Lake Geneva, Pinehurst Inn of Bayfield was awarded the Governor’s Tourism Stewardship Award!
“Pinehurst Inn is an 8 room B&B on Lake Superior, offering a magnificent natural environment that is enjoyed by visitors year round. Pinehurst has a mission to be a premier eco-lodging facility, providing the highest level of green lodging hospitality and guest experience while preserving and promoting the unique historical and environmentally sensitive nature of the property and area. Pinehurst is committed to sustainability in all practices, serves as a model for other tourism businesses, and is a leader in the Wisconsin Travel Green Program. A few of the sustainable initiatives Pinehurst practices includes using solar panels, organic and/or locally grown food, composting of all food and garden waste, providing guests with reusable stainless steel water bottles, and offering workshops and seminars to other business owners to learn about sustainable business. The ‘bottom line’ at Pinehurst is a triple bottom-line, not only measuring business success with financial capital, but natural and social capital as well.”
It just gets better: this week, 3 B&B’s are awarding 2-night stays in our facebook contest. The 3 inns serve up generous amounts of hospitality and history, balanced with modern amenities and cultural venues. The Lamppost Inn of Fort Atkinson, where you can dress the part in vintage clothes, is a few blocks from the Fireside Theatre. Eagle Centre House B&B (Eagle), an authentic replica of an 1846 Greek Revival stagecoach inn, pairs the warmth of wood-burning stoves & fireplaces with the comfort of air-conditioning…it’s near Old World Wisconsin Outdoor Living History Museum. Pedal’rs Inn (Wales) is where innkeeper Dee’s award-winning breakfast (yes – in our Innkeeper Cook-off!) starts your day of biking or visiting Lunt & Fontaine’s Ten Chimneys estate.
Start your St. Patrick’s celebration on March 16 Sunday afternoon at Delafield’s Reveres Well Street Tavern for dancing, fun and food. Join in the 2 hours of Ceili dance instruction with the music from the band ‘Tis, followed by a dinner buffet fit for any bloke or lass. Your experience continues with a night at any of the 3 Lake Country Inns: Inn at Pine Terrace or Pleasant Street B&B in Oconomowoc, and Pedal’rs Inn in Wales. It’s top-o-the-morning to you with a full (very full!) Irish breakfast: Black Treacle Scones, Boxty, Irish Baked Beans, Bangers, Baked Irish Eggs with Mushroom Gravy, Apple Amber Pie, Juice, Coffee & Irish Breakfast Tea.
Think GREEN … not what’s deep under the snow or St Paddy’s Day, but “traveling green”. Innkeepers are doing their part to protect our environment while you enjoy a getaway in comfort and style. Think earth-friendly cleaning & laundry products and a breakfast that supports local farmers – or features juicy tomatoes right from the inn’s garden. WBBA is honored to have as members Pinehurst Inn (Bayfield) which earned the highest score, and Artha Sustainable Living Center (Amherst) at #2 in Travel Green Wisconsin’s certification program. And, you can win a 2-night stay at either inn by entering our facebook contest! On a final note, about 40 B&Bs throughout the state have earned their Travel Green certification.
Pinehurst Inn, located in Bayfield – an 8 room bed and breakfast – is known for their eco-elegance. Enjoy a full breakfast each morning before heading out to Bayfield and the Apostle Islands. Return after your busy day to relax with Enso Day Spa services. Over the top concierge service ensures wonderful memories.
Nestled in rolling hills just 10 minutes from the Chain of Lakes in Waupaca is Artha Sustainable Living Center, Amherst, which earned the second highest rating in Travel Green Wisconsin. From the organic cotton towels and sheets to the delicious breakfast using organic produce from their own garden, your stay is both relaxing and energizing. Make your own natural herbal beauty or bath products at Artha’s workshops, too.
Victorian Elegance meets Contemporary Comfort at the Scofield House in Sturgeon Bay / Door County. Light through the beveled crystal and stained glass windows, highlights the hardwood floors inlaid with red and white oak, maple and cherry. While your ornately carved bed is antique, it cradles a comfy pillow-top matress; antique armoires conceal the electronics – to enjoy or ignore! You may even eventually leave the inn (after the hearty breakfast, of course) to visit Door County’s scenic parks, award-winning wineries, and eclectic shops.
“Where the joy of living is served daily” – words to live by for the innkeeeprs at Lindsay House in Manawa – as shown by this guest’s Trip Advisor comment: “I have returned to Lindsay House each year for the past five years; each time I am again surprised by Judy’s expertise in her breakfast presentation.” We’ll tell you more: showcasing local ingredients and Wisconsin products as much as possible, Judy & Tim offer culinary variety. Breakfast starts with a fruit course – perhaps baked apples or a guest favorite, heavenly bananas. To follow? Sweet pumpkin waffles with roasted pears, or a savory such as potato frittata. That is living … joyfully!
Enter to WIN a 2-night stay at one of these inns https://a.pgtb.me/qVSz88