Posts Tagged ‘shopping’

Travel Like an Insider, Check into a Wisconsin B&B

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Find great insider tips to get the most out of your stay in Sturgeon Bay at the beautiful historic Reynolds House B&B. Heather Hull is a great hostess – which is actually a pretty common thing at a WBBA member inn – and she will give you valuable advice on local finds.

If you think the typical innkeeper is the hovering type, guess again. They’re there to greet you and get you checked in, serve you a wonderful homemade breakfast, and offer advice on the insider finds in the community. That last service may be the best of all, because Wisconsin B&B owners, unlike paid concierges, give you the real scoop on the best shopping boutiques, farm-to-table restaurants, and local attractions you won’t find anywhere else. Think of it as checking into something better.

Big-City B&Bs in Wisconsin

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Are you the type who’s drawn to big-city vacations? Perhaps it’s the lure of festivals, night life, fine dining and shopping that defines your perfect getaway. A lot of travelers are surprised to know that big cities do have B&Bs, some right on Main Street in fact. Let’s take the three largest cities in Wisconsin, starting with Milwaukee, where you’ll find a trio of mansions waiting for you - the Schuster Mansion, the Acanthus Inn and the Brumder Mansion. In Madison, Arbor House, an Environmental Inn and the Hotel Ruby Marie offer two very different experiences. In Green Bay, it’s the Astor House, hands down. Never hesitate to ask the innkeeper for their insider recommendations on the best restaurants in town and their favorite boutique shops.