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Tennis Terms Applied to Wisconsin B&Bs part 2

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Winner: An unreturnable shot. B&B version: Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn – Belleville just won the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor.

Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn, Belleville

Mini-break: Server loses a point in a tie-break. B&B version: Escaping midweek and taking advantage of the great promotional packages at Door County Inns like: Inn at Cedar Crossing & Sawyer House B&B both of Sturgeon Bay, and Trollhaugen Lodge – Ephraim.

Inn at Cedar Crossing (left), Sawyer House B&B (center) both of Sturgeon Bay; Trollhaugen Lodge B&B, Ephraim (right)

Anticipation: Receiver anticipates where the next ball will land. B&B version: Anticipation is half the fun of your B&B getaway.  Plan all the things you want to do by perusing the appropriately titled Things to Do section of our site.

Nice return: Receiver hits a strong return. B&B version: If you love a particular B&B, by all means do return.  At the Albany House B&B – Albany, an impressive 65% of their visitors are return guests.

Albany House, Albany

Nice touch: Usually refers to a deft drop shot. B&B version: SevenOaks – Lake Geneva, offers its guests heated floors and heated towel bars to warm your soft, fluffy towels which we think is an especially nice touch.

SevenOaks, Lake Geneva

 

Second serve: Second chance to get serve in. B&B version: In addition to breakfast, the Westphal Mansion Inn B&B – Hartford offers an evening wine and cheese reception for their guests.

Westphal Mansion Inn B&B, Hartford. Their complimentary “Wine & Cheese Social Hour” is available daily from 4:00-5:00pm.

Tennis Terms Applied to Wisconsin B&Bs

Friday, September 7th, 2012

The U.S. Tennis Open has just wrapped for another year, which inspired this week’s blog post – the Wisconsin B&B version of common tennis terms.

Love: Score is zero.  B&B version: Love is always in the air at romantic inns like Lazy Cloud B&B in Lake Geneva.

Lazy Cloud B&B, Lake Geneva.

Tie-break: Determines who wins the set.  B&B version: If the tie-break on deciding which B&B you’ll visit is based on extras, consider amenity-laden properties like Dobranoc Inn B&B in Fond du Lac.

Dobranoc Inn, Fond du Lac

Ace: Serve that receiver can’t touch. B&B version: Ace the holiday gift list with a gift certificate from the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association – it’s good at over 150 inns.

Advantage: Game point. B&B version: The advantage of staying at a B&B is often the bed, like the super comfy featherbeds at Ferg Haus Inn of Ferg’s Bavarian Village in Manawa, and the breakfast, like the full gourmet a.m. meal at Inn On Maplein Sister Bay.

Ferg Haus Inn, Manawa.

Inn on Maple, Sister Bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overrule: Chair umpire overrules a call made by a line judge as to whether the ball was in or out. B&B version: Overrule your spouse’s inclination to stay home and instead opt for a staycation at an inn near you, with this handy search-by-city function at your fingertips.