Wisconsin View

Why Our B&B Gift Certificate Is Flying Off the Shelf

  All gift certificates are not created equal. Some have so many exclusions that the fine print puts a strain on your eyes and your relationship with the gift recipient. The Wisconsin B&B Association gift certificate promises to put a twinkle in your eye instead.   Phipps Inn - H...

Santa Sightings

  (Stocking) hats off to our innkeepers who embrace the holiday season with enough good cheer to stretch all the way from Wisconsin to the North Pole. Get ideas for decking your halls from our own “cheer” squad of B&B owners. If you’re feeling ho-humbug about your holida...

Recipes That Say Wisconsin

  We usually feature a recipe or two with each newsletter, but with this installment we thought, why stop there when garden plots and farm fields are bursting with ingredients covering the full spectrum of flavors. Sweet Treat from Blacksmith Inn On The Shore in Baileys Harbor: Pumpkin Pe...

This Story Will Make You Crave a Wisconsin B&B Escape

    We really can’t help ourselves when it comes to fall and food. After all, Wisconsin is tops in cranberry production and cheesemaking, to say nothing of potatoes, corn, apples, beer, and more. So it seemed only right to dedicate a story to the cornucopia of innkeepers whose cooki...

Two Wheels Are Better Than Four

    The open road, a kaleidoscope of colors, mild temperatures, and an escape from the real world. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Bikes and B&Bs pair so nicely this time of year. Oh, and by bikes, we mean both bicycles and motorcycles. We have lots of fall getaway ideas for fans of tw...

Let the Leaf Peeping Commence

  It’s next to impossible not to be happy during fall in Wisconsin. The colors are brilliant, the temperatures just right, and the home decorating possibilities endless. Take a peek at Wisconsin inns that are the stars of autumn, thanks to pretty country settings and Pinterest-worthy f...

Ridiculously Good Rhubarb Recipes

  We rounded up a few rhubarb recipes that will have your mouth watering in no time. Technically a vegetable but legally a fruit, this spring/summer darling is a delight in pies, tarts and crumbles. Whether the star of a recipe or paired with berries, rhubarb is remarkably tasty. Don’t b...

Meet the Innkeepers

  We have new innkeepers we’d like you to meet. One runs a breathtaking castle, another is near the deepest inland lake in the state, and yet another is nestled in the heart of the countryside. What they have in common is a passion for hospitality and introducing guests to the experiences...

The Ultimate Road Trip

  Did you know it’s the 80th anniversary of The Great River Road, that ribbon of highway that hugs the Mississippi River? Now that you do, do make plans for a road trip to end all road trips. The GRR, for short, has loads of B&Bs along the way. The Great River Road may be turning 80...

Live It Up at Live Concerts

  Foodies book vacations around a destination’s authentic food offerings. Exercise enthusiasts map their road trips around triathlons and marathons. History devotees head to reenactments. Music lovers fill up their summer calendar with live concerts. Let’s make this the summer of mu...

How Do You Define Well-being?

  Have you taken stock of your well-being lately? Basic human needs like being in nature, knowing where your food comes from, getting a good night’s sleep, and making time for the people most important in your life can often be addressed with a B&B getaway. Transformative travel is n...

5 B&B's to Help You Maintain Your Wellness Routine

So, you want to get away, but you don't want to abandon your discipline and regimen of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Somehow a getaway is associated with leaving all your cares behind, throwing caution to the wind, and several days of decadence.  We're here to tell you that doesn't hav...
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