Wisconsin B&B Association Announces A Safer Way to Stay

Posted: Mon-Jun-2020


Member inns of the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association (WBBA) are helping travelers ease back into travel with their newly announced A Safer Way to Stay program which covers a long list of commitments the Association is asking innkeepers to adopt. The program also invites guests to travel responsibly when they visit a member inn for a staycation or annual summer getaway. Protocols include social distancing; offering self-check-in and check-out for those looking to further limit interaction; expanded cleaning practices, on top of the Association’s already strict cleaning guidelines, following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization; and new ways to serve breakfast. With the B&B often the innkeepers’ primary residence as well as their place of business, guests can expect an especially personal approach to this program. In turn, B&B owners are requesting guests do their part by rescheduling if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone who tested positive. To see a list of member inns, visit www.WisconsinBandB.com.

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According to Kerri Thiel, WBBA’s executive director and a B&B owner herself, the Association’s B&B model for travel has always been a reassuring one. “All our member inns are licensed, inspected and insured and we’ve always been known for our high standards of cleanliness," said Thiel. “The small size of our B&Bs also means no crowds,” added Thiel. Thiel suggests making reservations directly with the property for flexibility should your plans change, adding that booking directly often means access to offers and special pricing you won’t find anywhere else.

Another advantage of reserving a B&B is that travelers have choices, from secluded properties to freestanding cottages with their own entrance to places where you can rent the entire inn. The full directory of inns is at www.WisconsinBandB.com. In the meantime, here’s a short list to get you started on researching ideas for a unique B&B getaway that blends health, safety, hobbies, and hospitality.

  1. For a garden suite with your own entrance: Rochester Inn, Sheboygan Falls
  2. For wide-open spaces inside and outside: Inn at Wawanissee Point, Baraboo
  3. For private hiking trails and pickleball court: Hidden Serenity B&B, West Bend
  4. For avid cyclists and paddlers: Fountain Chateau B&B, Hustler
  5. For fishing enthusiasts: Inn on Lake Wissota, Chippewa Falls
  6. For a peaceful river stroll: Phipps Inn B&B, Hudson
  7. For soothing views from a wraparound front porch: Fargo Mansion Inn, Lake Mills

About the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association: WBBA was established in 1987. Along with all properties being inspected, licensed and insured, many inns are also well-known for their eco-friendly practices and garden-to-table cuisine. The website is www.WisconsinBandB.com.

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