Posts Tagged ‘wineries’

Warm Up with Us – week 3 B&B getaway giveaway

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Victorian Elegance meets Contemporary Comfort at the Scofield House in Sturgeon Bay / Door County. Light through the beveled crystal and stained glass windows, highlights the hardwood floors inlaid with red and white oak, maple and cherry. While your ornately carved bed is antique, it cradles a comfy pillow-top matress; antique armoires conceal the electronics – to enjoy or ignore! You may even eventually leave the inn (after the hearty breakfast, of course) to visit Door County’s scenic parks, award-winning wineries, and eclectic shops.

“Where the joy of living is served daily” – words to live by for the innkeeeprs at Lindsay House in Manawa – as shown by this guest’s Trip Advisor comment:  “I have returned to Lindsay House each year for the past five years; each time I am again surprised by Judy’s expertise in her breakfast presentation.”  We’ll tell you more: showcasing local ingredients and Wisconsin products as much as possible, Judy & Tim offer culinary variety.  Breakfast starts with a fruit course – perhaps baked apples or a guest favorite, heavenly bananas.  To follow? Sweet pumpkin waffles with roasted pears, or a savory such as potato frittata. That is living … joyfully!

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Here's a peek at how breakfast can start at the Lindsay House.  Can you smell the warm apples and cinnamon?

Here’s a peek at how breakfast can start at the Lindsay House. Can you smell the warm apples and cinnamon?

In the spacious Gazebo Room there's space to relax, warm by the fire

Warmed by the fire In the Gazebo Room – you’re in the perfect spot to start – finish? – that best seller you packed. Stay in, venture out, the Scofield House is in a quiet neighborhood, an easy stroll to dining and shops.

A Taste for Culinary Travel and Wisconsin B&Bs

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Our bed-and-breakfast visitors have a taste for culinary tourism, which is why we decided to participate in the first ever Wine Dine Wisconsin tasting event, set for October 10-11 at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee.  There will be vintners, microbreweries and artisanal food producers there.  And we’ll have a booth too (with giveaways, of course, since that’s all part of our hospitality credo).  Our very own Pat Fischbeck, owner of the Speckled Hen Inn and the winner of our 2008 recipe contest, will take to the Chef’s Stage on Saturday morning to prepare her Wisconsin Breakfast Panini for the crowd.  There’s a price break if you order your tickets in advance.  For out-of-towners, Milwaukee-area B&Bs are listed here.

 Two other culinary fests we recommend:

  • Wisconsin Dells on Tap, part of Autumn Harvest Fest in Wisconsin Dells, will take place October 17.  More than 25 Wisconsin microbreweries participate in this tasting event, and there are food pairings from Carr Valley Cheese and the National Mustard Museum too.  To order advance tickets, click here.  
  • The first Wisconsin Original Cheese Festival set for November 6 and 7 at the Monona Terrace in Madison.  There will be bus tours to cheese factories, seminars on the art of cave-aged and pasture-grazed cheeses, and a gala reception featuring 100 different Wisconsin cheeses.  Tickets for the cheese-a-thon are available by clicking here.