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Travel to Wisconsin Food Capitals

Monday, September 11th, 2017

 

Cranberry Bog

Fall and food are the perfect pairing in Wisconsin. Plan your getaway around the state’s various food “capitals”, and be sure to enjoy a mouthwatering homemade breakfast at your favorite B&B too.

Dreams of Yesteryear in Stevens Point, WI

When talking about food capitals this time of year, we have to kick it off with cranberries. Wisconsin produces more of this tart fruit than any other state. There is even a designated “Cranberry Highway,” a self-guided drive that stretches for nearly 50 miles along century-old cranberry beds from Wisconsin Rapids to Warrens, and between Pittsville and Nekoosa. Stay at Dreams of Yesteryear in Stevens Point where excellent restaurants, quaint downtown shops, a fabulous brewery tour, a picnic by the river, museums and more await you within easy walking distance. You can also visit Tuft’s Mansion in Neillsville where the area offers numerous opportunities for a unique vacation experience such as many craft and antique shops.

Stewart Inn in Wausau, WI

The soil and climate in central Wisconsin, more specifically Wausau, makes it one of the best places in the world to produce ginseng. In fact, 95% of the ginseng in the U.S. is grown here. This root must grow for four years before it can be harvested. Don’t wait that long to visit Stewart Inn, a beautiful Arts & Crafts mansion in downtown Wausau serving both a nightly wine and cheese reception and a gourmet breakfast.

 

In Bayfield, cool temperatures and moist air, courtesy of Lake Superior, make it prime apple growing country. After picking apples, and squash and pumpkins too, put your feet up at eco-friendly Pinehurst Inn B&B where you’re surrounded by pine trees and gardens, and romantic Old Rittenhouse Inn where the the fall colors are best viewed right from the expansive front porch.

Cherry Tree

Cooler spring months and a unique soil composition on the Door County peninsula provide just the right growing conditions for cherries. At this time of year, dried cherries are a real treat. Similarly, it’s a treat to stay at any of the 10 inns there, including White Lace Inn, Scofield House B&B, Inn at Cedar Crossing, Garden Gate B&B, White Gull Inn, Inn at Windmill Farm, Eagle Harbor Inn, Blacksmith Inn on the Shore, Bay Point Inn, and Juniper Inn.

 

 

Christmas House B&B in Racine, WI

Racine is “America’s Kringle Capital.” Not familiar with Kringles? They’re the distinctive oval-shaped flaky pastry treat brought to Wisconsin by Danish immigrants in the mid-19th century. Make the Christmas House B&B, a historic downtown landmark, your home away from home while there.

Sheboygan has been called the “Bratwurst Capital of the World.” Be sure to nosh on a sausage or two while visiting the area, with Tauscheck’s B&B in nearby Plymouth serving as your host.

Monroe is the “Swiss Cheese Capital of the U.S.,” and you can have your cheese and eat it too at the nearby Albany House in Albany, a circa 1908 country house in the heart of the Swiss and Amish communities in the region.

Albany House in Albany, WI

Finally, if you are a fan of horseradish, then head to Eau Claire, where Silver Spring farms has been growing the hot and spicy condiment ingredient since 1929. Then cool your heels at Inn On Lake Wissota in neighboring Chippewa Falls.

Inn On Lake Wissota in Chippewa Falls, WI

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Explore the Door

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Cana Island Lighthouse

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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Door County in the Winter is Wonderful

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you should close the door on a Door County getaway.  Quite the contrary!  The tranquility, easy pace, serene scenery, good food, artful finds and, of course, the largest concentration of B&Bs in the state should tempt you this time of year.  Here’s a wonderful story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the best winter attributes of Door County, with some well-earned accolades for White Gull Inn and Thorp House Inn and Cottages.

Thorp House Inn and Cottages are just what you had in mind… cozy and private… nestled in the pines… in the heart of the village. Most rooms fireplaces and some have whirlpools. Both the Inn and Cottages are open year-round.

For 32 years, the White Gull Inn has provided warm, friendly hospitality – which represents the best of what Door County has been and what they hope it continues to be.

Leaf Peepers Will Love This Wisconsin B&B Recommendation from Travel + Leisure Magazine

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Travel + Leisure Magazine has just come out with its list of America’s 10 best inns for fall color, and our very own White Gull Inn in Door County made the list! It won’t be long before the state’s summer landscape palette of myriad shades of green morphs into a more colorful palette of reds, golds and yellows, making it a pretty wonderful time of year for a Wisconsin B&B getaway. By the way, a perennially favorite color combo in Wisconsin will always be green and gold (Packers kick off the NFL season tonight), so think about a pilgrimage to Green Bay to visit Lambeau Field. Green Bay-area B&Bs will be happy to host you.