Posts Tagged ‘Sturgeon Bay’

Warm Up with Us – week 3 B&B getaway giveaway

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Victorian Elegance meets Contemporary Comfort at the Scofield House in Sturgeon Bay / Door County. Light through the beveled crystal and stained glass windows, highlights the hardwood floors inlaid with red and white oak, maple and cherry. While your ornately carved bed is antique, it cradles a comfy pillow-top matress; antique armoires conceal the electronics – to enjoy or ignore! You may even eventually leave the inn (after the hearty breakfast, of course) to visit Door County’s scenic parks, award-winning wineries, and eclectic shops.

“Where the joy of living is served daily” – words to live by for the innkeeeprs at Lindsay House in Manawa – as shown by this guest’s Trip Advisor comment:  “I have returned to Lindsay House each year for the past five years; each time I am again surprised by Judy’s expertise in her breakfast presentation.”  We’ll tell you more: showcasing local ingredients and Wisconsin products as much as possible, Judy & Tim offer culinary variety.  Breakfast starts with a fruit course – perhaps baked apples or a guest favorite, heavenly bananas.  To follow? Sweet pumpkin waffles with roasted pears, or a savory such as potato frittata. That is living … joyfully!

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Here's a peek at how breakfast can start at the Lindsay House.  Can you smell the warm apples and cinnamon?

Here’s a peek at how breakfast can start at the Lindsay House. Can you smell the warm apples and cinnamon?

In the spacious Gazebo Room there's space to relax, warm by the fire

Warmed by the fire In the Gazebo Room – you’re in the perfect spot to start – finish? – that best seller you packed. Stay in, venture out, the Scofield House is in a quiet neighborhood, an easy stroll to dining and shops.

Some B&B Myths Die Hard

Monday, May 13th, 2013

A recent post by writer Andrew Knowlton, (aka “The Foodist”) at Bon Appétit magazine had us shaking our heads and tsk-tsking. Try as we might in the B&B industry to dispel myths, some food writers simply haven’t  gotten the message. So, first read his post here, then continue with our blog. It’s all so not true! Here in Wisconsin, nearly 100% of B&Bs have private baths and not just any baths but spa-like baths – the White Lace Inn – Sturgeon Bay  and  Canyon Road Inn - Turtle Lake are perfect examples. You don’t have to eat with other guests, although many travelers like the experience. Just choose an inn that provides in-room breakfast like the Otter Creek Inn of Eau Claire, where you’ll customize your own breakfast (and dining time) from their menu.   Or, choose the communal table set-up at Pickwick Inn of East Troy. Curfew, shmerfew….there is no such thing. Same goes for rigid check-in times. Who needs a mini-bar when most innkeepers provide free beverages (unless of course you prefer to pay for water). Many offer complimentary libations and snacks in the evening too. Who wouldn’t love the Wisconsin wine and cheese tasting at Cold Spring Inn, Hubertus…from their own vineyard! To borrow from the line in that Oldsmobile TV spot, this is not your grandmother’s B&B.

Breakfast at the Otter Creek Inn is as individual as you are: choose your entree, sides, and beverages and schedule delivery to your guest room door so that you may enjoy breakfast-in-bed or at the private table in your guestroom.

Breakfast at the Otter Creek Inn is as individual as you are: choose your entree, sides, and beverages and schedule delivery to your guest room door so that you may enjoy breakfast-in-bed or at the private table in your guestroom.

Largest Shower, View of Lake, Canyon Road Inn, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin B&B

Canyon Road Inn – Turtle Lake just may have one of the largest showers of all B&B’s in Wisconsin, at 8’ long . . .and with a view of the lake, too.

Perfectly paired wine & cheese awaits guest enjoyment at Cold Spring Inn's complimentary welcome gathering.

Perfectly paired wine & cheese awaits guest enjoyment at Cold Spring Inn‘s complimentary welcome gathering.

 

 

 

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.

Wisconsin B&B Getaways For Last-Minute Types

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Usually leaving things to the last minute is a recipe for, well, you know the saying.  But not always, as evidenced in this list of Wisconsin B&Bs who offer last-minute getaway packages.  And by last-minute, we mean you can even call the day you want to stay. We also like the category of specials called “off season,” knowing the discounts and good values listed here might be just the permission one needs to break up this long winter with a welcome change of pace. Time to pack your overnight bag.  

Sturgeon Bay’s Scofield House invites you to enjoy the quiet season in Door County … hmm, immediate seating anyone? Their 2 night stay, Friday & Saturday, in any whirlpool room comes with an additional discount thru April 30.

Want to be on the “A-list”? Receive weekly unpublished last minute specials at Bayfield’s Old Rittenhouse Inn, available exclusively to email subscribers (sign up at rittenhouseinn.com). Then, you could be in this spacious third floor King suite, once the home’s ballroom, featuring the original tongue and groove wood interior, a seating area with a double-sided fireplace, and a massive window seat with sweeping views of Bayfield, Lake Superior, and the Apostle Islands.

Superlatives to Guide B&B Travelers to Wisconsin part 2

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Remotest Inns:  Located on a secluded 340 acre estate, Silver Star B&B Inn – Spring Green is perfect to connect with the great outdoors.  Forest Moon Bed & Breakfast – Hayward is a log home situated in a clearing in the heart of the forest. Experience the rural tranquility and rugged beauty of the Driftless Area at Inn at Lonesome Hollow- Soldiers Grove, situated on 160 rural acres, half of which lie in their completely private valley.

Inn at Lonesome Hollow, Soldiers Grove

Prettiest Inns:  Totally subjective, so we had to include a few in this category, with the caveat being they are all “painted ladies,” as in Victorian beauties. Check out Miller’s Daughter B&B – Green Lake, Scofield House B&B – Sturgeon Bay, Victorian Dreams B&B – Lodi, The Roth House – Soldiers Grove, and Dreams of Yesteryear – Stevens Point.

Victorian Dreams B&B, Lodi

Eeriest Inn:  Purported to have had ghost sightings is the Brumder Mansion B&B – Milwaukee.

Brumder Mansion B&B, Milwaukee

Stateliest Inns: We pick Joannes B&B – De Pere,  Ludlow Mansion – Monroe, Inn at Pine Terrace- Oconomowoc which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Joannes B&B, De Pere

Sportiest Inn: As in offering lots of outdoor sports options to guest. And this category goes to Justin Trails B&B Resort – Sparta.

Justin Trails B&B Resort, Sparta

Love-liest Inn:   White Lace Inn – Sturgeon Bay takes the cake. In it’s 30 years of operation has  helped a total of 1,300 couples tie the knot making it the love-liest inn.  A close second goes to White Rose Inns – Wisconsin Dells which hosts approximately 50 weddings every year.  Their slogan is “You make the choices we do the rest.”

River View Room at White Rose Inns, Wisconsin Dells

We’re Having a Heat Wave in Wisconsin

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

It seems summer temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s are now the norm for Wisconsin.  If you wilt without central air, rest assured there are plenty of cool and comfortable B&Bs in the state that fit the bill.  Another way to chill out is to book a waterfront B&B.  For B&Bs on lakes, try At the Lake House – Lake Geneva, Quiet Cottage on the Lake – Sturgeon Bay, Escape by the Lake – Hudson, Lake Orchard Farm – Sheboygan, Lake Ripley Lodge - Cambridge, and Lakeside B&B – Florence.  We suspect you’ve picked up on the theme!  Inns with river access include Mecan River House – Coloma, Riverside Manor – Marinette, and Riverview – Neshkoro.  Gee, we’re feeling cooler already!

Picture yourself cooled by Lake Michigan breezes while breakfasting at Quiet Cottage on the Lake in Sturgeon Bay (Door County). The French doors of the one private suite - yours - open to the deck and lakeshore. Bird-watching, shoreline stroll, s'mores, in-room massage ... just ask innkeeper Debby!