Bed and Breakfast in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is the ultimate outdoor-lovers paradise with rolling hills, towering  mountains, lakes, rivers, caves, and ample wildlife. When exploring  everything the Badger state has to offer, you’ll need to pick a lodging  hub.  Why not stay at a bed and breakfast in Wisconsin?

Bed and Breakfast in Wisconsin
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The Muse Gallery Guesthouse is located between the airport and downtown in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee, WI blocks away from the Lake Express High-speed ferry port. We feature a choice of three luxury guestrooms, each with a private bathroom, or a spacious four-room suite with balcony. Each of our lodging accommodations includes a gourmet breakfast suited to your dietary needs served daily at 8:30 a.m., free Wi-Fi, free off-street parking, wine and cheese welcome hour, complimentary beverages and homemade treats. Whole house rental as a self-catering vacation rental for up to 10 people is also available. Covid response: We are members of the Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Assn and have made the following committments as part of their A SAFER WAY TO STAY initiative: A Safer Way To Stay Our Commitment To Keeping Travel Safe As we welcome back guests to our B&B's, we want you to know we are working hard keeping travel safe, as we make the following commitments to you. Our Commitment To You  Encourage guests to reserve & pay online or by telephone.  Practice social distancing throughout the Inn, including wearing masks when appropriate. Make the innkeeper available by phone, text, or email versus just inperson.  Establish self-check-in and check-out procedures whenever possible, for those guests who would prefer to limit interactions.  Hand-sanitizer should be placed near the guest entry area.  Clean and sanitize common areas and surfaces regularly throughout the day using the safe sanitation guidelines.  Clean and sanitize all guest rooms including hard surfaces.  Breakfast will be served in the guest room or with staggered times and social distancing in the dining room or designated indoor/outdoor areas. The type of breakfast served at a B&B should be communicated to guests prior to their stay.  Ensure all staff are healthy each day. Your Commitment To Us  If you have been exposed to COVID-19 recently or have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), please help us keep everyone safe by rescheduling your stay.  If you have underlying health conditions or are otherwise concerned about contracting COVID-19, please feel free to discuss your concerns with us.  If you have any questions about the WI Bed & Breakfast Association's Safer Way To Stay, we will be happy to assist you. Disclaimer: The Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association (WBBA) is a 501(c)(6) trade association representing the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast industry. The WBBA has developed the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Safer Way To Stay guidelines above, seeking voluntary participation by Wisconsin Bed & Breakfasts/Inns. The WBBA makes no warranties with respect to the ultimate effectiveness of the Keeping Travel Safe program, and assumes no responsibility for assuring compliance by any Bed & Breakfast/Inn with such guidelines.

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Beauty & Comfort Abound! Relax in our famous & historic Victorian B&B where your enjoyment and comfort is always our priority. Home of The Groundhog Day Movie filming location. A NOTE on Covid 19 changes. We always upheld stringent cleaning practices. We have added sanitizing high touch surfaces on doorknobs, switches & railings several times each day. We have ample space to socially distance & make new friends. Please use hand sanitizer at the front door before entering. Mask when in halls if sharing space with other guests. Private whole house rentals can mask to your own comfort level. Breakfast trays available to take to your room, or breakfast is served throughout our spacious first floor rooms or wrap around porch, weather permitting. We do not enter your room during the stay. If you need linens, we will provide them or do a full cleaning upon request. Private bathrooms in each suite ensure your space is always as safe as when you arrived. You have access to over 5,000 sq ft of beautifully appointed rooms and wrap around porch. On the second floor we have 4 guest suites and an additional suite on the first floor with a private entrance. Grab a tea and relax in our lovely parlor in front of the fireplace with several seating areas and views to choose from. A full breakfast served at 9 am daily. We tie in locally sourced food from our weekly farmer's markets & vendors. Big delicious breakfasts are prepared by our tallented owners. The self-serve bistro has snacks, coffees and teas locally blended and available anytime you like. Wines, cocktails & charcuterie available to order. Small weddings and events up to 25 guests possible year round. Larger events are limited. Holiday whole house rentals preferred. Each beautifully appointed guest room has a private bathroom, Smart TV, Wifi, Alexa and DVD player with a copy of the movie of choice here; Groundhog Day. You may recognize this house from the iconic 1993 movie "Groundhog Day" where Bill Murray's character stayed. And before you ask... Yes, you always get a hot shower & no, we don't serve espresso or cappuccinos, but I can spell them! We have movie memorabilia on display in the parlor. The entire movie site is the town of Woodstock, IL where we are located just a few blocks from the square and plaques of the scene locations. A huge 4-day celebration happens here every February. We hold tours for charity. Although we enjoy the movie buffs, anytime of year is a great time to visit for countless events and activities in town or to simply rock away the day on our wrap-around porch. Many came because of the movie for their first visit, but return regularly for fabulous food and company.

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Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast is a warm, inviting turn-of-the-century inn featuring seven uniquely themed rooms. The Romantic Retreat Suite offers a Jacuzzi for two, four seasons fireplace, and all the trimmings. Each welcoming room offers comfortable queen beds with high thread count linens, in-room baths, high speed internet, A/C, premium movie channels, DVD players, chocolates, and more. Enjoy attractive public rooms including an enclosed front porch, movie and game collections, decadent daily made-from-scratch desserts, snacks, hot and cold beverages, and a variety of ice cream and toppings. A classic scrumptious breakfast featuring many selections and many local options, is prepared to your liking when and where you wish! We enjoy serving gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian. Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast is open year round. You will be within walking distance to beautiful pure sandy beaches and parks, pier, SS Badger car ferry dock, and our quaint downtown with brew pubs, winery, shops, restaurants, antiques, galleries and more. Just a few miles away is the breathtaking Ludington State Park with beaches on two lakes, river, dam, lighthouse and miles of hiking trails. Since opening our doors in 2007, we have always been an inspected and approved member of Michigan Lake to Lake Bed & Breakfast Association, and are a member of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International. Outdoors are two decks, several sitting areas, along with a new water feature including a soothing waterfall effect. We are a family owned business with a passion for cooking and baking for our treasured guests.

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Jail Hill Inn offers gracious lodging for a perfect getaway. A true gem, the inn delivers the ultimate in relaxation, luxury accommodations, and location. Tucked away, yet close enough to walk to Galena’s historic Main Street, the 135-year-old, 4-story brick building (which served as the county jail for nearly 100 years) has been lovingly transformed into Galena’s premier bed and breakfast inn by innkeeper Matthew Carroll. Each of the inn’s six uniquely appointed, luxurious three-room suites is an impressive 800-square feet and offers the finest of amenities. Every detail is attended to with genuine care ensuring Jail Hill Inn guests experience a getaway that exceeds expectations. Guests looking for ultimate pampering should consider scheduling a fully-customized, in-room massage. In an instant, your suite will transform into a tranquil spa escape. Every Jail Hill Inn guest has access to enjoy the inn’s first-floor lounge area, a ground level courtyard, and an expansive third level deck, which overlooks the beautifully landscaped yard. All common areas are ideal for sipping a glass of wine, gathering with friends, enjoying a morning coffee and relaxing during the nightly wine and cheese reception. In 2019, Jail Hill Inn was recognized as the #1 B&B/Inn in the USA (and #2 in the World) with a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® award! This incredible distinction reflects the impeccable hospitality and attention to detail every guest experiences at Jail Hill Inn.

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**Just a quick note regarding Covid-19. Being immaculately clean is nothing new to us. We continue to do so with even more focus on common touch points so you'll probably see us disinfecting railings, doorknobs, light switches, etc. more than normal. Additionally, being such a large house, we're able to accommodate social distancing when necessary. For meals and evening drinks, we'll be able to space people throughout the parlor, the dining room, the library, the screened in porch, and we're even happy to offer in-room breakfast if that makes you feel more comfortable! Lastly, out of consideration for our guests, you'll see us wearing masks while preparing/serving food and drinks, as well as when interactions prohibit us from maintaining the recommended personal distance. Being a big house in a small town surrounded by loads of outdoor activities and no crowds, Aldrich Guest House and Galena are a perfect pairing for you to relax and take a breath of fresh air. Let us be your happy place!** So you’ve been searching around for some lodging in Galena.  You’ve checked out hotels, motels, AirBNBs, and traditional B&Bs.  You’ve looked at websites and photos, you’ve read reviews, and compared prices.   Here you are.  On our listing, thinking about making us part of your visit to Galena.  Well, we’re flattered and thrilled to have you here! Allow us to introduce ourselves. Aldrich Guest House was built in 1845 and has been a bed and breakfast since 1984.  Abraham Lincoln hung out here in 1856. Ulysses Grant came to dinner quite often in the late 1800s. Between the two of us, we’ve been in hospitality for over half a century.  We’ve won awards for our home cooked breakfasts, our gardens, and our service. You work hard in real life.  Work, family, volunteering. Come stay with us and relax in an unpretentious, laid-back environment.  Be yourself and let your guard down. Enjoy tasty food that you don’t have to make yourself. Have drinks on us every evening.  Make us your homebase for exploring outdoor activities, shopping, or the history Galena is so well-known for. Let us take care of you. We could tell you that Aldrich Guest House is the best place to stay in Galena.  We could use all the typical worn out and empty words and phrases that you see on every B&B website…”we’re luxurious”, “we’re elegant”, “we’re the best”, “cozy”, “charming”.  Instead, we think you should just come and experience us yourself. Afterall - if you have to say that you’re cool, you probably aren’t.   Come relax with us.

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Explore Bed and Breakfasts in Wisconsin

You can relax and rejuvenate. The state is home to a diverse array of  B&Bs such as lavish historic mansions or quaint cottages. Your  lodging choices feel limitless for a weekend getaway but remember that the best book quickly so make your reservations early.

Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway spot or family-focused lodging, you’ll find a variety of unique choices. Soak up the history of Madison or spend a couple of days in Door Country the “Cape Cod of the  Midwest’. No matter what time of year you decide to experience your getaway, Lake Geneva promises adventures with a wealth of unique shops, award-winning  dining, and unparallel lakeside beauty. If you’re a history buff, then  why not stay in La Cross beside the mighty Mississippi? Spend an  afternoon picnicking at Friendship Park and you might catch sight of one of the statuesque riverboats departing on its journey.

Check out Bayfield, the ‘Berry Capital of the State’. Don’t miss Wisconsin Dells for family theme park fun. Without a doubt, the state is alive with  colors, tastes and wonders that are sure to intrigue and excite with an  adventure around every bend. Book a bed and breakfast in Wisconsin today!

    Natural Features

  • Wisconsin is remarkably diverse in its beauty. You can explore sea caves or stand  on the cusp of a towering waterfall. The natural wonders of the state  seem endless. Hike, kayak, bike, fish, boat, and bird watch daily

    The Apostle Islands National Seashore is  home to 21 islands. Take a cruise or use your own boat to explore the  various sites. You’ll encounter waterfalls, stunning shorelines, sea  birds, and an intricate cave system.

    The Cave of Mounds is  considered a National Historic Landmark. Even during the height of  summer, it remains a cool 50 degrees Fahrenheit in its depth. The caves  crystal formations are dazzling to behold.

    The Devils Lake State Park is  home to two very unusual natural features in the state: Balance Rock  and Devils Doorway. Both overlook the picturesque lake and afford  numerous picture opportunities.

  • History

  • Wisconsin achieved its statehood on May 29th, 1848. It quickly started to attract  settlers who came to log the forestlands, mine, and embark on dairy  farming. The flourishing mining industry of the time is why the state is  often referred to as the ‘Badger State’. The regional lead miners dug  deep into the hillsides to form housing rather than construct permanent  houses. People who witnessed the unusual housing behavior dubbed the  miners ‘badgers’ and the moniker quickly spread to the state itself.

    Prior  to the Civil War, the state became an integral part of the Underground  Railroad as many in the state worked to help slaves on their journey to  freedom in the far north of Canada. Nowadays, Wisconsin remains a hug for the nation’s dairy industry and it is also well-known as a major cheddar cheese producer – in fact, Wisconsin residents regularly refer to themselves as ‘cheeseheads’.

  • Activities

  • Wisconsin is a big state filled with activities that appeal to young and old  alike. If you are vacationing with your family and have the opportunity  to visit the Wisconsin Dells, then you’ll want to check out the numerous theme parks in the city. The Noah’s Ark Water Park and the Olympus Water and Theme Park are all exciting stops for water enthusiasts, especially during the  summer months. If crowds aren’t your thing then take the time to explore  the countryside around Wisconsin Dells which was carved ions ago by ancient glaciers that cut through the  surrounding hillside to make unique sandstone formations. Take a  leisurely stroll through Mirror Lakes State Park to truly see the unusual beauty of the region.

    Football  lovers will want to spend the day in the city of Green Bay which is  home to the Green Bay Packers. They’ll definitely want to stop at the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and take the time to enjoy a stadium tour of Lambeau Field. Train enthusiasts should check out the National Railroad Museum. To learn about the local history stop in at the Neville Public Museum.

    Who  says you must travel all the way to Europe to enjoy Swiss Charm? New  Glarus is America’s Little Switzerland! With Alpine-inspired  architecture, the small town was incorporated by a Swiss Colony. It  retains its village-like charm and boasts numerous ethnic festivals  throughout the year. Many people enjoy grabbing a meal in New Glarus  because they can enjoy a wide array of Swiss delicacies.

    Appleton is located on Lake Winnebago. The city is perched above the Fox River. It is home to the Hearthstone Historic House Museum which houses many of Thomas Edison’s original light fixtures. You can also tour the Paper Discovery Center which is an authentic paper mill. Another interesting attraction is the History Museum at the Castle which was the home to Harry Houdini. If you want to soak up the beauty of Mother Nature then stop off at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve to check out their nature center and walk the trail system.

    No trip to Wisconsin is complete without visiting the city of Milwaukee. Explore one or two of its many famous breweries and learn about the area’s beer history. If you are a Harley lover then the Harley-Davidson Museum is a ‘must-see’. You can also spend a day at the Milwaukee Public Museum which is home to an amazing large-scale European village.

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  • Wisconsin is known for its hot and humid summers combined with cold winters.  Although, the state does have seasonal changes and the trees are lovely  in the autumn as the foliage takes on brilliant hues.

    The  northern and western portion of the state can receive snowfall that can  easily reach 160 inches a year. The rest of the state averages a yearly  snowfall of around 40 inches. Interestingly, the cold climate means  that the snow wills stay on the ground for around 140 days each year.

    Rainfall  in the state averages 35 inches and the northwest portion receives the  most significant amount of rain. June is considered the state’s rainy  month. Thunderstorms are intense and occasional tornadoes do occur.  Certain areas of the state are prone to flooding, especially in the  spring and summer months.

  • Things to do

  • Wisconsin is well-known for its many things to do. Spring Green is a small village with a lot to do. Tower Hill State Park is an authentic 1800s shot tower and smelter house that you can tour.  You can even head into the 90-foot tunnel down to the collection pool.  Cedarburg

    The city of Cedarburg is a history  lover’s dream mecca. It is home to over 200 historic buildings, many of  them stunning limestone. Take the time to meander down the main street  to hugely appreciate the architecture.

    Baraboo is another historic town that was home to the Ringling Bros circus. You’ll definitely want to check out the Circus World Museum when visiting the area.

    Lake Geneva has the reputation of being a resort city that sits alongside Geneva  Lake. You’ll see many Gilded Age mansions that dot the lakeside Shore  Path. The area was once home to such notables as Conrad Seipp, a Chicago  area beer magnet. Take the time to explore the Big Foot Beach State Park where you’ll find hiking trails and birding opportunities.

    No trip to Wisconsin is complete without exploring Door County which is an iconic location in the United States. It is home to a picturesque long shoreline and numerous parks. Explore Nicolet Beach or check out Potawatomi State Park. If you are a biking enthusiast, then you’ll love the many bike trails that crisscross the area.

    Many visitors to the state want to take a day to explore Madison, the Wisconsin Capital. Spend a day at the Henry Vilas Zoo or reserve an afternoon to go shopping along State Street.

  • Food and Drink

  • Food and drink are big in the state of Wisconsin.  In fact, some regional favorites stand out as incredibly unique such as  beer brats and cheese curds. The stat has a reputation for being  America’s Dairyland so you will find an assortment of dairy-based foods  such as unique cheeses and frozen treats like whipped custard. Also,  beer is big in the state with numerous microbreweries. The state’s large  German and Irish population is detectable with the many restaurants  that focus on each culture’s particular ethnic foods.

Bed and Breakfast in Wisconsin FAQ

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  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Wisconsin?

    It’s hard to choose the best Wisconsin bed and breakfasts because there are many outstanding lodging choices. If you are looking for a romantic Victorian country beauty then check out the White Lace Inn. It is a lovely bed and breakfast North Wisconsin based located by the shores of Sturgeon Bay. This romantic bed and breakfast in Wisconsin truly stand out with its 18 guest bedrooms decorated in pristine antiques and fireplaces.

    Westphal Mansion is a southern bed and breakfast in Wisconsin.  The Tudor style home sits on a hill overlooking Hartford. It is within  walking distance to unique shops and dining. Without a doubt, the bed and breakfast central Wisconsin gem is sure to become a favorite lodging choice any time you are in the area. It is without a doubt one of the best b&bs for nature lovers.

    Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast has been a favorite in Sparta. Many guests have gathered around the dining room to enjoy the kinship but recently the innkeepers announced the closure of the house bed & breakfast on November 1st. However, perhaps soon new owners will take over and reopen the lovely establishment

    If you are looking for a lake view and breakfast Wisconsin lodging choice then check out the Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast. Located on the edge of Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest, you can hike on the nearby trails or enjoy everything  that Lake Michigan has to offer. Be sure to visit the local wineries and  tasting rooms. At the end of a long day, enjoy languishing in one of  the private custom-designed baths or play a game of pickleball on-site at the lighted court.  You'll want to make reservations because this establishment books up well in advance and is a favorite country inn. If necessary, you may have to wait for a cancellation.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a bed and breakfast in Wisconsin?

    The amenities of a bed and breakfast in Wisconsin are truly diverse. At most establishments, you’ll enjoy a morning  gourmet breakfast and daily linens. Many also feature a community hot  tub, private baths,  private hot tub, or soaking tubs to relax in after a long day of  exploring. If you are travelling with FIDO, always check to make sure  the B&B is pet friendly. Also, families often enjoy having a private entrance to avoid disturbing other guests. Virtually all bed and breakfasts feature Wi-Fi so you can stay up-to-date on business and other important computer necessities.

  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Wisconsin?

    So, you have decided to visit Wisconsin whether for a vacation, a quick getaway, or business/pleasure? You’ll want to consider staying at one of the state’s many B&Bs. You’ll find a wide array of guest rooms to meet your unique state. Romantic getaways are especially nice at the quaint establishments, in fact, elopements  are common as people get caught up in the mood of staying a fairy-tale guest house.

    Many bed & breakfasts are family-friendly with several amenities for young and old alike. The friendly innkeeper of each establishment can offer tips on things to see and do in the region.

    The diversity of B&Bs means that there is something to fit every taste. If you want to stay a Victorian home or something more modern with a whirlpool bath, you’ll find what you are seeking. Also, with the COVID-19 pandemic, most B&Bs are taking extra steps to ensure your safety during your stay.

  • How can I get around Wisconsin?

    Wisconsin is home to eight commercial airports. Many bed and breakfasts offer airport transfers if they are located close to the international airport where you will be flying in. You’ll need to check in advance to see if the service is provided. If not, then you can always  opt to either rent a car or take a taxi or some other rideshare service  such as Uber to get to your lodging, Wisconsin B&B, or one of the many vacation rentals in the areas