Brisbane House

Arena, Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast

7050 Reimann Rd
Arena, Wisconsin 53503
Local: 608-576-6696
Innkeeper(s): Samantha & Bruce Crownover
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About Brisbane House

This just in: Brisbane House has won the Wisconsin Historical Society's 2023 Board of Curators Restoration Project Award! See the Wisconsin State Journal article here. There’s no other house like it in Wisconsin so it's listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Its singular form—tall and skinny, carved out of the stone from the nearby bluff—and the legacy of the man who built it is something we wish to share! William Henry Brisbane was an ardent abolitionist from South Carolina and built the house in 1868. We’re preserving his legacy by also showcasing contemporary art created exclusively by internationally-known artists of color. Come to celebrate your friends, family, and your story. Leave inspired by Brisbane’s courage to write your next chapter. We've fully restored it in 2022 to share with you! The house sleeps up to 10 guests, in five bedrooms (seven beds total), on 18 gorgeous wooded acres. It's full of all of the modern comforts and has lots of style. Bring your book club, your American Players Theater friends, your dinner club, celebrate your birthday, Father's or Mother's Day, have a girl's weekend, ski weekend, or family reunion! It's perfect for a board or writing retreat. You can even bring Fido. Great wifi, Racine kringle and fair-trade coffee and teas for breakfast, gas fireplace in the living room, trails through the woods and to the top of the bluff. Follow our adventures on Instagram at To book, visit Airbnb or VRBO and search for Arena, Wisconsin. Or, call Samantha at (608) 576-6696. 

Inn Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • National Historic Register Property
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Central Air
  • Private Cottage/Cabin

Food Service:

  • Complimentary Full Breakfast
  • Accommodates Special Diets
  • Refrigerator Access
  • Microwave Access

Inn Policies:

  • Self Check-In Available
  • Allows Children Under 10
  • Pets Allowed

Property Type & Geographic Setting:

  • Rural

Room Amenities:

  • Air Conditioning in Room
  • Rooms with Fireplaces
  • Rooms with King Beds
  • Rooms with Multiple Beds
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