According to industry research, a whopping 87% of travelers head to B&Bs for romance. We love that! This time of year also brings to mind that famous quote from Lord Tennyson: "In the spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love." Let’s add woman’s too. At any rate, check out the romance packages offering by Wisconsin B&Bs and see which offer the highest level of compatibility with your idea of a romantic spring getaway. [caption id="attachment_1195" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bath Sommelier - the ultimate in a soothing bath in the privacy of your room, with a beautiful array of the finest spa soaps, lotions, homemade bath salts from the Dead Sea, and loofahs. Total relaxation emersion, with soy aromatherapy candles, specialty music CD, and sprinkle of bath rose petals around to delight you. Fresh flowers, a small tray of fruits and chocolate truffles, and a beverage of your choice will complete the experience at Honeybee Inn, Horicon.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1196" align="alignright" width="270"] Enhance your Romance - Two relaxing and invigorating one hour in room massages performed by a certified therapist to the soothing sounds of nature, enhanced by soft music for a quiet interlude from a busy and hectic day. Chilled bottle of champagne or sparkling juice in your room upon arrival, a rose bouquet, and box of Bernstein's chocolate truffles. Romantic dinner for two at the award winning Courthouse Pub Restaurant. In the morning, a four course candlelight breakfast ... Westport B&B, Manitowoc[/caption]
The U.S. Tennis Open has just wrapped for another year, which inspired this week’s blog post - the Wisconsin B&B version of common tennis terms. Love: Score is zero. B&B version: Love is always in the air at romantic inns like Lazy Cloud B&B in Lake Geneva. [caption id="attachment_772" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Lazy Cloud B&B, Lake Geneva.[/caption] Tie-break: Determines who wins the set. B&B version: If the tie-break on deciding which B&B you’ll visit is based on extras, consider amenity-laden properties like Dobranoc Inn B&B in Fond du Lac. [caption id="attachment_773" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Dobranoc Inn, Fond du Lac[/caption] Ace: Serve that receiver can’t touch. B&B version: Ace the holiday gift list with a gift certificate from the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association – it’s good at over 150 inns. Advantage: Game point. B&B version: The advantage of staying at a B&B is often the bed, like the super comfy featherbeds at Ferg Haus Inn of Ferg's Bavarian Village in Manawa, and the breakfast, like the full gourmet a.m. meal at Inn On Maplein Sister Bay. [caption id="attachment_775" align="alignright" width="150"] Ferg Haus Inn, Manawa.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_774" align="alignleft" width="198"] Inn on Maple, Sister Bay.[/caption] Overrule: Chair umpire overrules a call made by a line judge as to whether the ball was in or out. B&B version: Overrule your spouse’s inclination to stay home and instead opt for a staycation at an inn near you, with this handy search-by-city function at your fingertips.
Sweetest Day is always the third Saturday of October. Easy, right, especially when it comes to planning a romantic weekend getaway. Not so for Valentine’s Day. This year it falls on a Tuesday. We asked our innkeepers if couples travel for Valentine’s Day even when it falls midweek. The answer: Not so much. Seems the weekend before and the weekend after are big with couples celebrating their love for each other. Which is actually good news a) if you’re a traditionalist and think romance should be duly observed on February 14, no matter the day of the week; or b) if you’re able to sneak away midweek with the one you love. Perhaps decide which region of the state you’d like to escort your sweetheart to, and then start researching inns for one that you’ll both love. Here’s another option for those who like to hand a present to their partner - gift a Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association gift certificate as a token of how much you love traveling as a twosome. Together you can choose a Romance Package that fits your mood and your schedule. You must take a look at the romance offerings from Lazy Cloud B&B in Lake Geneva. We’re intrigued by the “Enchanted Evening” romantic board game! At the Door County Lighthouse Inn, the winery tour and cozy sleigh ride sound pretty wonderful. The in-room massages included in the “Enhance the Romance Package” package from Westport B&B in Manitowoc would be especially relaxing for couples looking to slow down and reconnect.