Archive for October, 2011

A Spirited Travel Suggestion Just in Time for Halloween

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

This may not be your thing, but there are a number of theaters in Wisconsin that are said to be haunted. In Milwaukee, the Riverside Theater, a grand vaudeville theater, is said to have apparitions. Where to stay: Brumder Mansion B&B. In Menomonie, the Mabel Tainter Memorial Theatre, with a style reminiscent of a Moorish palace, has garnered top billing as a haunted center for the arts. Where to stay: Country Comfort B&B, where you can “exorcise” stress with a massage in the inn’s spa room. Finally, the historically resorted Grand Opera House in Oshkosh is said to have a resident ghost or two. Where to stay: Brayton B&B.

Sample the Local Flavor

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Now is the time of year when eating and drinking the local flavor is highly encouraged. Our top pick at the moment is apple picking. The Wisconsin Apple Growers Association gives you all the tools you need to search for orchards and even by your favorite variety of apple. Next, there are Oktoberfest brews to be sipped. For that, we direct you to our very own microbrewery map of Wisconsin. Finally, there are gourmet breakfasts to be enjoyed at our member B&Bs around Wisconsin. Getting hungry and thirsty just typing this!

Why Do Travelers B&B?

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Granted, B&B isn’t exactly a verb, but we like to think of it as one. As in, why do travelers B&B. A recent national research study from respected travel research firm YPartnership, called 2011 Portrait Of American Travelers TM, shed some light on that topic, with the top reasons (all of which scored higher than 50%) being: less crowded, quiet ambiance; like to try new things; better sense of the local culture; personalized service of the innkeeper; unique architecture; and the home-cooked food. So why do you like to B&B? In the fall, we’ll venture to guess the food experience ranks high on your list.