Summer Weather is Upon Us!
Hello from the Castle!
Summer weather is here, but it's not full force yet. Thank God! So, we continue to work on a few painting projects and, of course, planting in the yard. Luckily, there are several nurseries nearby and they have great selections to choose from. There's no better therapy for stress than digging in the dirt and planting something that will grow. We would like to share the grounds around the Castle with our guests, so we plan to work hard to get as much done as possible before winter returns.
Inns of Choice
Our big news for the summer: Castle La Crosse is now part of a select group of inns in the region! Inns of Choice is a group of 11 select properties, all with the same high standards and level of comfort for our guests. We are joining together this year to form Inns of Choice. The group promotes each other through discounts at the other inns of the group. We have fliers that give details on the other properties and a map to help locate all of them in different parts of the area. A discount coupon card is shared with guests so they can plan their next trip. The properties are very diverse: one is located in Door County, and others in Duluth, Galena, and Stillwater! And with summer here, what better time to travel and discover. I want to visit them all! We can learn a lot from each other, as well as promoting the B&B and travel industries. Plan a trip and enjoy the different inns and properties and all they have to offer!
Each of the properties under Inns of Choice has some special significance. For example, Castle La Crosse was named “Most Welcoming B&B in America” for 2019. Another property member of Inns of Choice is the Jail Hill Inn, in Galena, IL. That inn was awarded “Best B&B overall in the U.S.” Congratulations to them! We cannot wait to visit that property and experience their hospitality.
Your Vote Counts!
Castle La Crosse is currently up for two awards in this year's River Travel Magazine contest: Best Bed and Breakfast as well as Best Historic Home. Please help us promote the Castle by voting for us in the Best of The River Contest. Every Vote Counts!
It’s a long ballot form and we apologize from the start for all the scrolling! Our category is somewhere near the middle of the list on the ballot. Just scroll to the bottom to cast your vote. We really appreciate your support!
We will let you know when we have won and send a big Thank-You for your help. Spread the word!
Support the Castle!
You can now be part of the on-going effort to maintain Castle La Crosse. Our guests often tell us they want to help keep the house going for many generations to come. We are asked about our projects and what it takes to maintain the house. To give people a chance to be part of the projects and history of our home, we have added a Support tab to our website. Please make a donation in any amount if you would like to help us keep the Castle moving forward into the next century. We will post photos of our progress on Facebook and our website. We love to share stories about the Castle.
Until next time, Safe Travels!