Posts Tagged ‘Eau Claire’

Warm up with Us Week 2: 2 Inns / 2 Winners of a 2-night B&B Getaway!

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Warmed by the sun, you can see for miles … come back out after dinner & theatre … all at Fanny Hill Victorian Inn & Dinner Theatre.

Whether providing a show in the cozy theater, serving beautifully presented food in the restaurant, or guiding guests to their room, Fanny Hill Victorian Inn & Dinner Theatre has a way of making guests feel welcome every time. Located in a wooded setting, you feel as though you’ve driven many miles away from the city into a serene country estate – however, you’re only a mile south of Eau Claire. The inn is surrounded by a manicured property with astonishing flower gardens – and here’s a photo to refresh your memory as to what lies under the snow!

Ride a trolley car? Have a treat at the ice cream parlor? Take in an open-air performance at Alpine Valley? East Troy – “Small Town USA” and home of the Pickwick Inn invites you to do these – and more.  Guest may sleep in the “Charles Dickens Room” with a double whirlpool tub overlooking the treetops … something Mr Dickens never dreamed of!  Innkeepers Dave & Jane will start your day with a multi-course, locally-sourced breakfast.

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Warmed by the sun, you can see for miles ... come back out after dinner & theatre ... all at Fanny Hill Victorian Inn & Dinner Theatre.

Warmed by the sun, you can see for miles … come back out after dinner & theatre … all at Fanny Hill Victorian Inn & Dinner Theatre.

 

Hearty, homemade, and delicious - just what you want at a B&B.  Pickwick Inn treats your palate with both the savory & the sweet.

Hearty, homemade, and delicious – just what you want at a B&B. Pickwick Inn treats your palate with both the savory & the sweet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money Magazine 2010 Best Places to Live List Includes 4 Wisconsin Cities

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Money Magazine crunched the numbers to zero in on America’s best small cities for families and it’s no surprise that 4 Wisconsin cities are in the Top 100.

Waukesha, a western Milwaukee suburb, ranks #50 with its easy access to miles of Rails to Trails bike paths, Frame Park’s miles of hiking trails and regular weekend events and ‘art crawls’ every 2 months.

At #69, Eau Claire‘s great fishing (Wisconsin is so much more than cheeseland – we’re known for our fish fries too), and rolling hills are complemented by an active music scene downtown – in fact, the indi folk band Bon Iver got its start here.

Madison, known for its bike friendly culture – try a scenic cruise around Lake Monona past Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace – and exceptional Farmer’s Market Saturday mornings on the Capitol Square, comes in at #95.

Appleton, a mecca for shop-a-holics with the Fox River Mall area, showcases Broadway entertainment (did we mention we’re so much more than cheeseland?) at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, is #96.

How can you find out what the locals know? Easy – B&B innkeepers are your personal concierge, sharing their insider tips for their city with you. And, it’s easy to find which city you want to visit – and where to stay – by using our ‘find an inn‘ feature.