It’s a county, a peninsula, and one of the state’s most popular tourism spots. If you’ve never been to Door County, then let’s rectify that right now. Along with sand dunes, sailing, arts and culture, it’s also home to more B&Bs than any other county in Wisconsin. Think of it as the Cape Cod of the Midwest.
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Loving This New Kind of Honeymoon
If you’re one of those who said “yes” over the holidays or Valentine’s Day, we have some ideas for an adventure honeymoon, a trend that’s on the rise and that we happen to love.
Have you ever dreamt of sleeping in a castle? No need to travel far – the Inn at Pine Terrace was modeled on the design of a French nobleman’s castle near Vienna. Built in 1879 by wealthy Chicagoans as their summer residence, the Inn is one of the last and largest of the mansions still standing in Oconomowoc; it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you’re a fan of hand-carved woodwork and exquisite wall coverings (Bradbury & Bradbury), your senses will be saturated. If you’re not a fan – you’ll become one!
Innkeepers John & Ruth’s list of “some of the breakfasts we love to cook” include Pecan Stuffed French Toast, San Diego Eggs, Apple Panakuchen…accompanied by starters like citrus fruit salad, baked apple, or flowered orange with fruits.
And, the stunning Sun Room is the perfect spot to warm up with us this winter. The Inn at Pine Terrace’s 2-night stay is our first prize to be awarded in the WBBA & Discover Wisconsin partners contest. Entering is easy with this link: http://on.fb.me/1ifaKCp
According to industry research, a whopping 87% of travelers head to B&Bs for romance. We love that! This time of year also brings to mind that famous quote from Lord Tennyson: “In the spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” Let’s add woman’s too. At any rate, check out the romance packages offering by Wisconsin B&Bs and see which offer the highest level of compatibility with your idea of a romantic spring getaway.
Travel + Leisure magazine listed big showers, little tubs as one of the hot travel trends a few years back. Wisconsin B&Bs that did this trend proud include Stewart Inn – Wausau with its huge double steam showers. Innkeeper Paul Welter notes “ Many of our guests are skiers, and they appreciate the soothing effects of steam on muscles and sinuses. You can enjoy aromatherapy along with your steam bath by placing essential oils in a small receptacle in the steam outlet.” Going beyond a room with a view, Canyon Road Inn’s 8’ long shower with multiple body sprays has a great view of the lake. You’ll indeed get the royal treatment in the Queen Bee Victorian room’s 4’ x 6’ shower at the Honeybee Inn – Horicon with a total of 9 heads & sprays.
This year, Budget Travel predicts travelers will demand more amenities, like free bottled water and Wi-Fi. Ha, the vast majority of Wisconsin B&Bs have been doing that all along! In fact, Inn at Wawanissee Point – WI Dells, and Arbor Inn – Prescott take it one step further and provide free wine and cheese tastings in the evening… Cold Spring Inn-Hubertus does this too, using the wines produced from their own vineyard. And here’s one travel trend for 2012 we especially like – TripAdvisor.compredicts more travelers will choose B&Bs this year than last.