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About The Castle

There is a lot of history in the Castle of La Crosse, located in beautiful Wisconsin. So much so that we would love to share some of it with you!

Originally designed and built for Nymphus B. Holway, a lumber baron, by Schick and Stolze of La Crosse in 1891, this three story home was built as a frame house in the Queen Anne style.

The following year, the three-story, gable-roofed home was made more fashionable by the addition of stone facing, resulting in the overlay of Romanesque qualities seen in the house today.

Unfortunately for Mr. Holway, he died before the house was completed. His widow, Jessie Holway, lived there instead. The Holway family continued to be involved in the La Crosse lumber industry, running a large sawmill on the bank of the Black River.

Today, the "Castle" is important as a long standing architectural landmark, notably significant as the only mansion left in the City exhibiting massive Romanesque influence.

Castle La Crosse is now a grand bed and breakfast featuring numerous bedrooms with private luxury baths, finely carved fireplaces, beautiful leaded and stained-glass windows, a library, and a music room.

We would love for you to stay with us! Just shoot us an email to check our availability. We'll get back with you as soon as we can.


Historical Photo of Castle LaCrosse


Staying At The Castle

Castle La Crosse features five cozy guest suites, each with private baths. The rooms are named for the exquisite woods used throughout the home. Enjoy The Oak Room, The Walnut Room, The Maple Room, The Birch Room, or The Mahogany Room.

Our services include:

  • A fresh, hot, delicious breakfast each morning.
  • Fresh linens and towels delivered daily.
  • Free Wi-Fi offered throughout the Castle.
  • Coffee and tea available in the Drawing Room from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

We are located in a quiet neighborhood just blocks from the University of Wisconsin at 1419 Cass Street.

To book a room, call the inn Toll Free at 1-844 726-5808. You may also inquire via email at


Room at the Castle


Note:  Castle La Crosse Bed and Breakfast is privately owned and owner-occupied. The owners reserve the right to refuse service or accommodations to anyone for any lawful reason. Any behavior on the part of guests that affects the safety or peaceful enjoyment of other guests may result in eviction without refund.


Dining At The Castle

Fuel up for your day with a fresh Castle La Crosse breakfast! With endless Wisconsin roasted coffee, freshly baked goodies, and creamy yogurt, followed by a hearty main course, breakfast at the Castle is delicious, creative, and casual. We are committed to serving local and farm-to-table ingredients whenever possible, and are proud to support many area farms.

Breakfast is served from 8:00 to 10:00 am. in our Grand Dining Room. Coffee, tea, and juices are available at 7:00 a.m.

With special arrangements, you may also dine in our Library or Drawing Room. Just let us know in advance. We'll be happy to seat you.

We do our best to honor dietary restrictions and always use the best organic ingredients available.

For those who prefer more privacy, room service is available with advance notice; a nominal fee will be assessed.

Here is just a sample of some of our favorite breakfast items:

  • Hoppel-Poppel: a delicious hearty one-skillet meal consisting of potatoes, veggies, sausage, and scrambled eggs.
  • Streuselkuchen - a German breakfast pastry specialty.
  • Applesauce Waffles
  • Sausage and Butternut Empanadas

Breakfast is always included in your stay at the Castle.


Luscious Cinnamon Rolls!

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