Welcome to the historic & luxurious Stewart Inn, a luxury boutique hotel offering a traditional bed and breakfast experience. We invite you to stay with us when in Wausau and experience the romance, tranquility and inviting ambiance of our Inn. Your complete enjoyment, both inside the Inn and within the Wausau community, is our singular focus.
The Stewart Inn a Wausau Hotel is a beautifully restored and comfortably furnished 1906 Prairie style mansion designed by George Maher, one of the founders of the American Arts and Crafts movement. Featuring original chandeliers, sconces, decorative fireplaces and stained glass windows, the Stewart Inn is among the world’s most intact examples of George Maher’s architecture.
The Stewart Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places in Wausau and was the first property in Wausau to be accepted on the Register. It is on the southwestern edge of the beautiful Andrew Warren Historic District where you will find the Cyrus Yawkey Museum and the Marathon County Historical Museum (both of which prominently feature George Maher’s architecture). We look forward to you staying at the Stewart Inn at downtown Wausau Hotel with Bed and Breakfast amenities.
Our goal – provide a luxury bed and breakfast experience with the privacy of a downtown boutique hotel.
Sara is a native of South Central Wisconsin and a Badger fan through and through. Sara has a bachelors in English Literature with a minor in Philosophy from UW La Crosse and when not assisting with the Inn works in healthcare. Sara enjoys cooking, fine wine, nature activities, yoga, meeting interesting people and listening to public radio.
Together, Randy and Sara ran the top rated bed and breakfast in Wisconsin prior to opening the Allyn Mansion in the Lake Geneva area. Their first bed and breakfast, Pleasant Street Bed and Breakfast, was one of only seven “diamond collection” properties in the state and the first two suite “diamond collection” property in the world. They were consistently recognized for their warm hospitality, great food, clean rooms and outstanding concierge services.
At the Mansion, Randy strove to provide the same bed and breakfast like experience within a luxury boutique hotel. It was a big transition moving from two rooms to eight rooms and having a full-time staff, not including massage therapists. But it was also a great opportunity to grow as a marketer and as a businessman. While the first couple of months were rough, Randy proved himself worthy. The cherry on the cake was perhaps being voted “Best in Walworth County” after the first full year of operation.
Filling out the family, Randy and Sara have four young adult children, two in Madison, one at 3M in St. Paul and a fourth teaching English in Taiwan. All four are neat individuals with eclectic interests ranging from studying Chinese to playing jazz music to finance to all things automotive. They get along amazing well and offer tremendous support of their parents’ entrepreneurial endeavors.
Not to be forgotten is Randy and Sara’s loving dog, Wil. Wil is a beautiful Springer Spaniel with a welcoming heart for all. But given his proclivity for shedding, slobbering and attention-seeking, he is generally kept upstairs in the innkeeper’s quarters.