Posts Tagged ‘National Register of Historic Places’

Golf Packages part 2

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Emerald green is the Pantone color of the year. Which makes us think of green grass. Which makes us think of golf. If you’re looking for perfectly manicured greens to be an integral part of your next Wisconsin B&B getaway, then use this handy map to plot out which course you’d like to tackle and then cross reference the nearest B&B.  Tee it up with these golf packages: The Eagle Harbor Inn in Door County has a two night for two people offer that comes with two rounds of golf at Peninsula State Park Golf Course, plus you get a homemade cherry pie to take home with you!  The Washington House Inn in Cedarburg is the preferred lodging choice for The Bog, designed by Arnold Palmer and selected by Golf Digest as one of the best golfing experiences in Wisconsin, and the innkeepers there are throwing in a discounted round of golf with cart along with the lovely bed and breakfast experience you’ll have at their property which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Click here to see other golf packages from our member inns – the list is growing by the day, a sure sign that we’re all thinking spring.

The Washington House Inn, Cedarburg, an 1886 Victorian cream city brick listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features 34 inviting guest rooms. This is the ultimate in B&B accommodations.

The Washington House Inn, Cedarburg, an 1886 Victorian cream city brick listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features 34 inviting guest rooms. This is the ultimate in B&B accommodations.

Eagle Harbor Inn, Ephraim. Romantic Great Room, for honeymoons and anniversaries, with open beam ceiling, double whirlpool, robes, fireplace and balcony. Excellent gourmet breakfast served garden side. Afternoon treats. Indoor pool, sauna and workout room.  Golf and Honeymoon Packages.

Eagle Harbor Inn, Ephraim. Romantic Great Room, for honeymoons and anniversaries, with open beam ceiling, double whirlpool, robes, fireplace and balcony. Excellent gourmet breakfast served garden side. Afternoon treats. Indoor pool, sauna and workout room. Golf and Honeymoon Packages.

Curious about the History of the B&B You’re Booking?

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Livingston Inn, Madison.

 When you go somewhere special, do you like to stay somewhere special? As in an inn with an intriguing past life?  If yes, then try the circa 1910 Brumder Mansion in Milwaukee, where ghost sightings are part of its lore and its lure – there, that’s our nod to Halloween.  To acknowledge the final weeks of the 2012 presidential campaign, we bring you the Livingston Inn in Madison, a 160-year-old Gothic Revival mansion with political ties – it was home to two of Madison’s first mayors. Yet, we think the Wisconsin inn with the most intriguing history has to be the Hamilton House B&B in Whitewater, where the owners learned of secret tunnels leading to other homes and the local train depot, believed to be part of the Underground Railroad, only after purchasing the inn. Innkeeper Kathleen Fleming tells us there are three tunnels leading from the basement, all brick lined with timber top and dirt bottom. They also discovered a fourth tucked behind a chimney that leads to a tiny hiding space on the top floor. Every Sunday morning, Kathleen’s husband Jim, a born storyteller according to Kathleen, shares the intriguing history of the inn with guests.

Which Wisconsin City Was Named the Most Romantic in America?

Friday, April 20th, 2012


La Crosse, Wisconsin is known for its state parks, dynamite bike trails and cruises on the mighty Mississippi.  And for being the most romantic city in America.  This sweet honor was bestowed by Redbox, the movie rental company, based on the number of romantic comedy DVD rentals from the city. Looking for a La Crosse B&B getaway that has romance written all over it?  Try the Wilson Schoolhouse Inn, an old school house that rents to one party only, so you’ll have the entire inn to yourself.   The Four Gables B&B is on the National Register of Historic Places, with suites furnished with couples in mind.  In nearby Onalaska, the Lumber Baron Inn, also on the National Register, will make you feel like the royal newlyweds with their afternoon high tea, plus all the bedrooms have views of Lake Onalaska.  We’re thinking a B&B weekend in La Crosse could be a great anniversary gift to the one you love, hint, hint.

Lumber Baron Inn, afternoon tea, La Crosse, most romantic Wisconsin City, redbox

Steeped in tradition, The Lumber Baron in Onalaska near La Crosse has been serving the Victorian tradition of Afternoon Tea for over a decade. Sandy works her magic, ensuring an authentic and memorable experience - from your very first sip of our secret Tea blend tea, right through to her freshly baked biscuits served with heavy cream and strawberry preserves.

What Wisconsin B&Bs Would Celebrities Choose

Monday, February 28th, 2011

With the Academy Awards duly presented, and “The King’s Speech” raking it in, makes us think – which Wisconsin B&Bs would be the first choice of celebrities and royals? A good starting point would naturally be those on the National Register of Historic Places. These properties are stunning, well-preserved, oft-photographed and much-talked-about, just like the stars themselves.