Posts Tagged ‘Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast’

A double dose of Spring

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Breakfast outdoors at Springdale Inn in Verona, and watch the resident Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Eastern Bluebirds, and Monarch and Swallowtail Butterflies as they revel in their native prairie gardens. And that’s not all! Prairie enthusiast turned Innkeeper Nancy Hylbert is known for sending you off with your own complementary starter native plant garden, which she’ll dig from the extensive prairie nursery surrounding her inn.

Experience the Seasons (thanks – we’ll take SPRING now) at Cold Spring Inn & Vineyard in Hubertus, located on 80 acres of the Kettle Moraine watershed along the Oconomowoc River. A new boutique vineyard enhances the landscape and guests are invited to sample the wines … now that’s as “locally sourced” as you can get! Try the inn’s par-3 golf green – a hole-in-one scores a free night stay!

10SNEI? On the grounds of Cold Spring Inn, guests can play the par-3 golf course, work up an appetite and thirst on the tennis court, bird-watch on the extensive private trail with walking bridges over the Oconomowoc River.

10SNEI? On the grounds of Cold Spring Inn, guests can play the par-3 golf course, work up an appetite and thirst on the tennis court, bird-watch on the extensive private trail with walking bridges over the Oconomowoc River.

Prairie flowers grace the entrance of Springdale Inn ... and 54 acres of native prairie restoration surrounds the solar-powered inn.

Prairie flowers grace the entrance of Springdale Inn … and 54 acres of native prairie restoration surrounds the solar-powered inn.

See Which B&Bs Garnered “Best of the Midwest”

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The editors of Midwest Living have just released their annual “Best of the Midwest” issue and we offer hearty congratulations to these highly deserving member B&Bs:

Where to eat in Bayfield: Rittenhouse Inn. The editors called it one of their all-time favorites with wraparound porch and luxe rooms.

Where to stay in Door County: Door County Lighthouse Inn, Eagle Harbor Inn and White Gull Inn all made the list!

Top kid-friendly stops in Wisconsin: Rainbow Ridge Farms B&Bin La Crosse, thanks to what the editors call a “go-ahead-and-get-dirty-attitude.”

Rainbow Ridge Farms B&B in Onalaska is very kid-friendly!! In every sense of the term!

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.

Last Call for Fall Colors

Monday, October 15th, 2012

It’s last call for fall colors. Use this map from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, which appropriately reminds us of candy corn, and cross reference it with our map for B&Bs by region and presto, you have a last-minute autumn getaway plan.  Then it’s time to start thinking holidays and deciding where you’ll stay instead of bunking down with relatives.  A B&B is the next best thing – cozy bed, home-cooked breakfast, warm hospitality and, best of all, no imposition on the in-laws to detract from the joy of family.

Fall colors, cozy beds near fireplaces, and great home-cooked breakfasts welcome you at Canyon Road Inn, Turtle Lake.

 

B&Bs for Vets

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

B&Bs throughout North America, including some right here in Wisconsin, will be opening their doors to active and retired military and vets and one guest on Sunday, November 11, Veteran’s Day, for a free night stay as a small thank you for their service.  Here’s a link to Wisconsin inns participating in this wonderful program called “B&Bs for Vets.”    As you can imagine, there are more vets desiring to participate than rooms available, despite the generosity of innkeepers, so the organizers are gently suggesting that vets who have previously enjoyed this special thank you from innkeepers let vets who’ve not participated have first opportunity to enjoy the experience.

This is also a good time to note that we have a standing page on our web site dedicated to military discounts offered year-round by a number of our B&Bs.

From the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who have served our country.

Lindsay House B&B, Manawa.