Posts Tagged ‘pet-friendly’

A Tale of Two Inns

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Have you noticed – on this website’s home page, “Featured Bed & Breakfasts” shows 2 ever-changing B&Bs. The 2 inns caught my eye – how different – how unique – each is!

River’s Bend Inn (Mayville – near the Horicon Marsh) is a gracious English Country Manor. The equally gracious innkeeper, Jayne, has quite a history too – as a high fashion model in New York and as a regular date of John F. Kennedy. Jayne likely was told she should write a book, so she did, and it is a fun summer read:  The River’s Bend.

The second featured inn, Thunder Valley Inn Resort, is one mile from WI Dells, yet a ‘world’ away – a Scandinavian world, that is! Pet friendly Wee Hus is a cozy cottage snuggled next to the Farm House. Most rooms in the Swedish House and Farm House have an extra bed or two for children … schedule a visit to the inn’s dairy farm or a hands-on bread baking session.

Thunder Valley Inn Resort ... dairy farm tours, Sunday Farmer's Market,  Threshing Farm Suppers - a meal and entertainment with all the Ole and Lena jokes you can eat!

Thunder Valley Inn Resort … dairy farm tours, Sunday Farmer’s Market, Threshing Farm Suppers – a meal and entertainment with all the Ole and Lena jokes you can eat!

River's Bend Inn, once a Victorian mansion with a wrap-around porch, now an English Country Manor. Guest rooms have a view of the river, thru typical English diamond-grid windows.

River’s Bend Inn, once a Victorian mansion with a wrap-around porch, now an English Country Manor. Guest rooms have a view of the river, thru typical English diamond-grid windows.

Dog Days and B&B Nights

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Even if you don’t own a dog it’s difficult to resist tuning in to the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show if only for the announcement of Best in Show. Oh, the drama, the divas, the dog handlers…and what’s with those doggie treats! At any rate, if you are a pet person, you’ll be happy to know there are 13 inns in Wisconsin that would be very pleased to host you and your canine companion.  So, if you’re the type of person who would never dream of leaving home without your prized purebred or mutt with the magnetic personality, the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association has you covered.

Miss Maggie D. of the Dobranoc Inn of Fond du Lac has graciously hosted many guest pups and gently tutored them on B&B etiquette.

You’ll never walk alone on the Grapevine Log Cabins’ trails in Sparta. The walking trail starts behind the cabins and meanders up and down hills through the woods. It is about one mile long, mowed and maintained all summer. Ruby, their dog will be glad to accompany you on your walk. She is always ready to go with you and sometimes she just gets back and someone else is going to take a walk and away she goes again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balou, the friendly boxer at Jay Lee Inn, Elkhart Lake spends most of the time in the family’s private quarters when he’s not welcoming guests – either 2 or 4 legged.

 

Family-friendly and Pet-friendly Wisconsin B&Bs

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Are you the type of family who wouldn’t think of leaving your beloved dog at home while you were happily vacationing the summer away? There’s an easy solution – stay at a B&B that’s both family-friendly and pet-friendly. Here are five in Wisconsin to get on your radar: Cobblestone B&B in Birchwood, Coloma Hotel in Coloma, Feathered Star B&B in Door County, Grapevine Log Cabins in Sparta, and Hazelhurst Inn in Hazelhurst.