The Best Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast for Outdoor Lovers

So many getaway destinations across the Midwest—especially in Wisconsin—are geared toward outdoor adventure. In fact, outdoor recreation has been a tourism driver for the last several years in Wisconsin—and it’s no different here in La Crosse! La Crosse is an exceptional destination for outdoor lovers, and there’s no better place to stay in town than our top-rated luxury Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast

La Crosse, Wisconsin is a charming riverside town situated on the banks of the Mississippi River. It’s surrounded by the river’s signature bluffs and is a stop on the Great River Road. With so many waterways and hiking and biking trails, it’s become a hub for travelers looking to get out in nature and experience the breathtaking scenery Wisconsin is known for. Hikers will find peace and quiet on the scenic trails of Grandad Bluff Park or the Hixson Forest, bikes will relish the many miles of interconnected trails, local rivers and lakes provide exceptional opportunities for boating, kayaking, and fishing, and nearby state parks and nature reserves offer even more places for a nature break. 

The city’s location along the Great River Road is a paradise for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts, with the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge providing a sanctuary for hundreds of bird species and wildlife. Winter months transform the landscape, offering cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing, ensuring year-round outdoor engagement. In short, you’re never at a loss for outdoorsy things to do in La Crosse – and a vibrant and charming community supports all of these activities to enjoy as well. 

To fully immerse yourself in the natural allure of La Crosse, consider staying with us at our top-rated Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast. Not only will you enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to stay in a castle, but you’ll also enjoy personalized hospitality and luxury, a great complement to your outdoor adventures. These charming accommodations offer a welcome respite after a day of outdoor adventure in the scenic La Crosse region. Pack your gear and set off for an unforgettable getaway in La Crosse. Book your room at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast in La Crosse today!

Scenic bluffs near our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast in La Crosse - perfect for outdoor lovers

The Best Outdoorsy Things to Do in La Crosse

With spring in full swing and summer not many months away, it’s time to gear up to enjoy all the fantastic outdoorsy things to do in La Crosse this year! La Crosse is a premier destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a diverse landscape catering to various activities and adventures. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-packed adventures or serene afternoons surrounded by gorgeous natural scenery, you’ll find La Crosse an exceptional setting for your getaway.

La Crosse has long been an economic powerhouse on the Mississippi River, serving as the headquarters for many vital industries along the river. As the town grew, so did the interest in preserving what makes La Crosse unique – the natural scenery opportunity for recreation. The convergence of rivers, bluffs, and extensive natural areas creates a unique environment for outdoor recreation, with something on offer for everyone. If you’re looking for the best things to do in La Crosse that get you outside, check out a few of our favorite ideas below!

  1. At the heart of La Crosse is the Mississippi River, a major designated Flyway for birds migrating from north to south. Whether you’re an avid bird enthusiast exploring the lengths of the Great River Road or just a casual observer of nature, it’s easy to see why birdwatching is one of the top things to do in La Crosse. The region is a haven for bird enthusiasts, with places like the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge providing a habitat for hundreds of bird species.
  2. There are so many fantastic hiking trails in the area, too. From the beautiful heights of Granddad Bluff to the serene Hixson Forest, you can spend your days hiking through stunning parks and trails.
  3. Wisconsin was home to one of the first Rail-to-trail conversions in the country, and that trail, the Elroy Sparta Trail, isn’t too far from our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast. Of course, it’s just one of many fantastic bike trails in and around the region, making La Crosse a major destination for biking enthusiasts.
  4. The Mississippi River isn’t the only waterway worth exploring in town! There are several rivers and lakes in the area, which means kayaking, paddleboarding, and canoeing are among the most popular things to do in La Crosse.
  5. There are also plenty of great places to fish in the area, including on the Mississippi River.
  6. If you’re looking for something a bit more challenging among the outdoorsy things to do in La Crosse, try rock climbing on the area’s bluffs! 

La Crosse’s unique geographical features and commitment to outdoor recreation and conservation create a dynamic setting for visitors. Whether you’re an avid adventurer or simply seeking to enjoy the outdoors, there’s a wealth of things to do in La Crosse that connect you with the natural world in an engaging and meaningful way.

The Elroy Sparta Trail is one of the best things to do in La Crosse - near our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast

Stay at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast

With so many fantastic trails to explore and exciting things to do in La Crosse, you’ll need at least a few days to explore it all. From biking one day to hiking or paddling the next, we can’t wait to share even more of our favorite things with you next time you visit. But as exciting as these activities are, they are nothing compared to the chance to stay in a castle. Our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast, situated in the heart of La Crosse’s famed history district, gives guests an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in luxury. 

Our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast offers guests timeless historical elegance without sacrificing any modern amenities or comforts. From the moment you step across the threshold of our Castle, you’ll be immersed in a bygone era, transported to the days when La Crosse’s rich and famous put their wealth on display. Our Bed and Breakfast features ornate woodwork, stained glass, and period furnishings, all of which have been lovingly cared for and restored to maintain the home’s timeless elegance and appeal.

Though the Castle is massive, it features only five guest rooms. Each guest room has its own bathroom, and they are all uniquely decorated, offering a blend of antique charm and modern conveniences. Unlike traditional hotel rooms and many others at Bed and Breakfasts around the country, our guest rooms are spacious. Most rooms feature a king-sized bed, and all feature generous walk-in showers and a host of fabulous amenities. 

Our detail-oriented service only enhances the guest experience at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast. Start your day with a gourmet breakfast made fresh in our kitchen daily. Our breakfast menu changes daily but always features locally sourced ingredients and a delightful taste of the region’s bounty. Breakfast is always creative and delicious and will fuel you up for another exciting day on the trails and waterways around La Crosse. 

Our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast offers the perfect home base for enjoying all the top things to do in La Crosse, from hiking and biking on scenic trails to water sports on the Mississippi River. After a day of adventure or leisure, we’ll cater to your needs and treat you to an enriching guest experience that can’t be matched anywhere in the Midwest. Let’s plan your upcoming adventure together. Book your room today!

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