Posts Tagged ‘Travel Green Certified’

Superlatives to Guide B&B Travelers to Wisconsin

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Why not fill up fall with B&B getaways in Wisconsin to all the “est” inns. Here’s what we mean:

Oldest Inns:

Structure:  Wisconsin House Stagecoach Inn – Hazel Green. Built in 1846, Wisconsin House is structurally our oldest member inn.

In Operation:  Old Rittenhouse Inn – Bayfield.  In 1974 Old Rittenhouse Inn was the first B&B to open in Wisconsin  when the idea of a Bed & Breakfast was just gaining acceptance in the Midwest.

Wisconsin House Stagecoach Inn, Hazel Green

Newest Inns:

Structure:   At the Lake House – Lake Geneva. Built as a B&B in 2010.

In Operation:   O’Neill Manor – Neillsville.  Opened May 2012

O’Neill Manor, Neillsville.

Largest Inn:

Washington House Inn – Cedarburg with 34 rooms.

Washington House Inn, Cedarburg.

Tallest Inn:
Strawberry Lace Inn – Sparta with four floors.

Strawberry Lace Inn, Sparta

Highest Inn:
Inn at Wawanissee Point – Baraboo. Perched 800 feet above the Wisconsin River Valley, this 42-acre estate offers a 36-mile view of the Lake Wisconsin Valley.

Inn at Wawanissee Point, Baraboo

Greenest Inn: The top four point-getters in the Travel Green Wisconsin certified program include Pinehurst Inn – Bayfield at 140 points, Artha Sustainable Living Center – Amherst at 125 points, Token Creek Eco-Inn – Madison at 112 points, and Crystal River Inn – Waupaca at 100 points.

Innkeepers Steve and Nancy Sandstrom at Pinehurst Inn, Bayfield.

…Stay tuned for part 2 of the “est” list released this Friday!

B&Bs That Believe Earth Day is Every Day

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

We have an especially soft spot for Earth Day (it’s April 22) here in Wisconsin.  Maybe it’s because the force behind the first Earth Day was Wisconsin’s own Senator Gaylord Nelson.  Or because of our state’s proud farming heritage (you can even  stay at a B&B on a working farm) and abundant natural resources.  Here at the Wisconsin B&B Association, we have another reason to support Earth Day in a big way – it’s because B&Bs were among the first tourism businesses in the state to step up and be Travel Green Wisconsin certified when the voluntary certification program launched some five years ago, and our lodging segment remains a pioneer yet today in the state’s green movement.  If you’re looking for a B&B getaway that will allow your eco-conscience to rest easy without giving up the amenities you love, then choose from any of our Travel Green Wisconsin certified inns.   You’ll have nearly 40 to choose from!  Happy Earth Day everyone.

working farm B&B, LaCrosse, LaCrosse WI, Wisconsin bed & breakfast, Travel Green Certified

Rainbow Ridge Farm B&B, your country farmhouse getaway, is just a stones throw from La Crosse. The comfortable, serene atmosphere at Rainbow Ridge Farms will renew your spirit while you take a break from the hustle and bustle of your daily life. And, for a different kind of hustle, visit their 'baby animal due date' calendar!


Travel Green Certified, working farm B&B, Justin Trails Resort, Sparta, Wisconsin B&B

At Justin Trails Resort of Sparta, llamas Dusty and Rusty get a snack. Justin Trails' rolling fields are criss-crossed with hiking and X-C ski trails - great exercise for both 2 and 4-footed creatures!