A Wisconsin B&B may not be the first type of lodging that comes to mind when planning a business trip, but give it a try. Lots of inns offer corporate rates and even have meeting rooms right on premise. Other reasons to stay at a B&B for business? It’s quiet, for starters. When you’re on the road, getting a good night’s sleep is paramount, and having throngs of people running up and down hallways is just not going to cut it for business travelers. Not having to pay extra for breakfast is always a check in the plus column, but when that breakfast is homemade, hot from the oven and served to you on nice china, well, you’ll feel like you’ve just won employee of the month. We also hear from women executives traveling alone that they feel a real sense of security staying at a B&B.
A quick scan of inns in some of the larger cities in the state turned up a nice list that fits the business bill. Here’s a sampling: In Whitewater, try the Hamilton House B&B, with luxury linens and stocked refreshment center. In Appleton, the Franklin Street Inn is in a historic neighborhood and, while it’s Queen Anne in style, the amenities are 21st century. Also in Appleton, The Roost B&B. In Steven Point, Dreams of Yesteryear is on the National Historic Register and conveniently located in the historic downtown business district, along with A Victorian Swan on Water. There’s the Astor House B&B in Green Bay, the Livingston Inn in Madison, the Otter Creek Inn in Eau Claire, and the Stewart Inn in Wausau.
While we can’t guarantee you’ll win the next big client for your company simply by staying at a B&B, we can make sure you’re in your best form for the big presentation. One other note: If you’re looking for extended stay options, just ask the innkeeper about rates when you call, because there are plenty of inns that offer that too.