Meet the Innkeepers
Our Amazing Journey
The Castle came into our lives, as good things do, when we least expected it.
Billy found a story about the Castle on a Facebook on a page called "For the Love of Old Homes"
Just before finding the Castle, Brandon had graduated from the Le Notre Culinary Institute, after completing the French Patisserie program. His love to bake and create wonderful food has been a major part of our success. Before culinary school, Brandon was a flight attendant and enjoyed traveling around the country. His education was in Urban Studies; Brandon enjoys all things related to culinary, travel, history, and architecture.
Billy has a background in finance, insurance, and education. He was working at the University of Texas in the Houston Medical Center before moving to La Crosse. Billy's main job is to learn how to properly care for a Grand 19th Century home. Painting and maintenance is a never-ending job. What fun!
Both Billy and Brandon promote travel every chance they get. The books around the Castle are often travel related. There are maps on the walls in the library and globes, travel magazines, and souvenirs from trips and adventures abound.
After more than two years at the Castle, they still have the same goals: hospitality, comfort, relaxation, and time to enjoy the amazing Castle and it's architecture. In 2019, Castle La Crosse was voted the "Most Welcoming Bed & Breakfast in America.
You might not get to meet them, but there are two lucky canines that also call the Castle home. Dilly and Pronto, both rescue dogs, stay in a private area on the main floor, but sometimes pop out to say hello to guests (also known to check your pockets for treats or snacks).
Join us at the Castle the next time you are in town. We would love to meet you!