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In our Store ...You'll find items for travelers, for home chefs (or those who simply enjoy reading a cookbook!), items for those who aspire to be innkeepers, and items for innkeepers - members or not-yet-members of our statewide B&B association.  Descriptions are below and, when you're ready to make your selection, use the links to the left.  Happy shopping!

For Travelers ... Wisconsin B&B Association Gift Card 
Wedding, retirement, thanks, birthday, Christmas ... to name a few gift giving occasions perfect for a B&B gift card.  It's redeemable at all of our member B&B inns around the state.  You choose the amount and we mail your gift card along with our B&B Rack Card that directs you to the WBBA website where you can find all of our member B&B's.  Just click on the picture of the gift card to your left and get started.

For Home Chefs or Cookbook Collectors ... Wisconsin B&B Association Cookbook #8 The largest collection ever of recipes from Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association innkeepers. 260 recipes from 90 innkeepers share a few new culinary trends like more savory recipes with seasonings and spices that had southwest and international influences and the first ever category dedicated to recipes that address special dietary needs, like gluten-free and vegan. As for healthy recipes, they are “spiced throughout the cookbook,” with offerings like baked oatmeal dishes and fruit dishes. Read more.

For Aspiring Innkeepers ... Future Innkeeper Start-Up Package
This kit is comprised of a binder with tabbed topics, and four essential books, all aimed at answering that burning question: "How do I begin a career in innkeeping?"  

Future Innkeeper Seminar

SPRING 2017 Seminar: Sunday April 23, 2017  9am - 5pm.
To Be Held in at:
Waupaca Historical Society
321 South Main Street, Waupaca, WI  54981

Perfected over the years, the seminar sorts out the facts, fallacies and fantasies of innkeeping.  You'll learn about the business of innkeeping, licensing, operations, marketing and more.  This full-day seminar is presented by industry professionals and seasoned innkeepers.

OPTIONAL 1/2 DAY TOUR/RECEPTION: Saturday April 22, 2017  1pm - 5:45pm.
You don't want to miss this!
It is the perfect complement to your learning and will include 5- area B&B tours.   Additionally, the afternoon will conclude with afternoon reception & social at the beautiful Apple Tree Lane B&B, Waupaca.
(Additional cost of only $35 includes tours, reception, beverage, appetizers).
Please register on line at :  www.wbba.org/mem_seminar.php
RSVP with credit card payment by calling the WBBA offices
at 715-539-0256 or 715-942-8180 no later than April 17th. 

B&B TOURS   1pm-5:45pm
Please drive and meet at the Lindsay House B&B to begin the guided tours promptly at 1pm. 
These are guided tours,and we will caravan to each location.
1:00-1:30    Lindsay House B&B, 539 Depot St., Manawa, lindsayhouse.com
1:45-2:15    Willow Pond B&B, E5490 North Shore Rd., Weyauwega,  willowpondevents.com
2:30-3:00    WBBA Office, 644 Hillcrest Dr., Suite #7, Waupaca,  wisconsinbandb.com
3:15-3:45    Crystal River B&B, E1369 Rural Rd., Waupaca, crystalriver-inn.com
4:00-4:30    Green Fountain Inn, 604 South Main St., Waupaca,  greenfountaininn.com
4:45-5:45    Apple Tree Lane with WBBA Instructors and B&B Owners/Innkeepers

Add to your learning and enjoyment by experiencing B&B hospitality by staying overnight at a WBBA member inn of your choice listed under “B&B Tours”.  When booking your reservation, mention you are part of the Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar, as some Inns may have discount rates.
The Waupaca area is a delightful resort community to spend the weekend with plenty of specialty shopping, dining, and outdoor activity.  For further area information, see www.waupacamemories.com    
We look forward to sharing the facts, fantasies, and fallacies of the B&B business…and your participation!

FALL 2017 Seminar: Sunday December 3, 2017  9am - 5pm.
To Be Held in at:
The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Blvd, Fontana, WI  53125
More Information to follow

B&B Innkeeper Conference & Trade Show
Announcing ~ WBBA 29th Annual Meeting, Conference & Trade Show.  You won't want to miss this one!   Mark your calendars!
2017 Conference Date: December 3-5 2017.
To Be Held in at:
The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Blvd, Fontana, WI  53125
More Information to Follow

Details on the conference page:

Business Associate Membership
Let us introduce your business to our businesses: 100+ inns and 200+ future innkeepers.  WBBA Business Associate Membership is available to individuals or businesses that provide services or products to the B & B industry and/or individuals associated with the B&B industry in a business or professional capacity. Membership benefits include: website listing, feature articles in email update to innkeepers, vendor booth discount, inclusion in future innkeeper materials, and much more.

Aspiring Innkeeper Membership

Why should you become a WBBA aspiring innkeeper member?

No matter where you are in the innkeeping decision, this membership informs and educates and will be beneficial as it includes:

  • Subscription to monthly e-newsletters
  • Membership updates and alerts
  • Notices of, and invitations to, workshops and conferences
  • Always up-to-date Inns for Sale listing through the WBBA website
  • Member vs non-member pricing for annual conference
  • Assistance from WBBA office with getting started

Our mission statement says it all:

To maximize the success of all members by marketing our unique brand of hospitality to travelers; promoting quality; being a leader in providing networking, educational, and business opportunities, and by being an advocate for members and the industry.

Alumni Membership

Why should you become a WBBA Alumni Member?

Because we have heard so many times, that past innkeepers miss staying in touch with what is going on in our industry and miss their friends in the Association.  And, we miss you and the experience and knowledge that you can share.  So to continue to be connected and part of the WBBA family, we have created this new Alumni Membership for you!  

MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES: subscription to monthly e-newsletters, membership updates & alerts
notices of and invitations to workshops & conferences, member vs non-member
pricing for annual conference, volunteer opportunities, and support of an organization you helped create/or were an important part of! 

Student Membership


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