Posts Tagged ‘John Muir’

Wellness While Away

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Tempted to let your fitness routine lapse while enjoying your B&B getaway?  Innkeepers like Marilyn at Riverview B&B in Neshkoro make it easy to treat yourself to a workout – in a room with a view of history.  Inspired by a presentation on John Muir’s history in Marquette County and the talents of a local muralist, the Muir Room exercise area was created.  Practice yoga, walk/jog on the treadmill – TV viewing optional. The wall murals not only reflect local history, but are similar to the views of the White River that guests will enjoy at Riverview B&B.

And, if you need a bit more motivation to ‘get moving’, Marilyn’s yummy Blueberry French Toast Bake will do it!

Riverview exercise room 4Riverview exercise room 5

 

Wake up early at a Wisconsin B&B Association Inn

Friday, July 19th, 2013

On this day in 1869, influential Wisconsin naturalist, John Muir penned these words in his July 19 journal entry in an effort to capture the experience of awakening for the first time in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California:

Watching the daybreak and sunrise. The pale rose and purple sky changing softly to daffodil yellow and white, sunbeams pouring through the passes between the peaks and over the Yosemite domes, making their edges burn; the silver firs in the middle ground catching the glow on their spiry tops, and our camp grove fills and thrills with the glorious light. Everything awakening alert and joyful…

John Muir,
Entry for “July 19” from My First Summer in the Sierra, 1911.
“California As I Saw It”: First-Person Narratives of California’s Early Years, 1849-1900

Courtesy of Library of Congress.

We at the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association couldn’t agree more! Our member inns are here to make daybreak a  joyful experience. Not only will you be greeted with a delightful breakfast, but many times the grounds also offer spectacular opportunities to fully experience the wonders of nature. While our highest point (Timms Hill at 1,952 ft) is not exactly as awe-inspiring as the Sierra Nevadas, we believe sunrises at our 46 rural inns are definitely camera-worthy!  Case in point: Crystal River Inn, Waupaca. Innkeepers Robert and Deb Benada got these great shots around their inn.  To plan a getaway focused on bird-watching and nature preserves, we invite you to visit our birding map which will help you locate nearly 400 birding sites within 30 miles of one of our member B&Bs.

Morning Mist at Crystal River Inn, Waupaca.

Morning Mist at Crystal River Inn, Waupaca.

 

Indigo Bunting, Crystal River Inn, Waupaca.

Indigo Bunting, Crystal River Inn, Waupaca.

Monarch Caterpillar at Crystal River Inn, Waupaca.

Monarch Caterpillar at Crystal River Inn, Waupaca.