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Explore the Fox River Trail

Fox River Trail in Green Bay, WisconsinThere’s one thing that keeps Green Bay from being like every other large city in the Midwest, and that is the incredible green spaces that surround us here.  Even though it’s still a little chilly up north, spring has officially arrived in Green Bay, which means Mother Nature’s grand reawakening is underway. It’s one of our favorite times to be is beautiful nature-driven city.  The flowers are blooming, the birds are migrating through the area, and the parks are beginning to green up again.  The lush nature and distinctive landscapes along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan offer visitors to the area a variety of ways in which to enjoy the great outdoors, but one of our favorite things to do is walk along the Fox River Trail.  Book your room at our historic Green Bay Bed and Breakfast this spring, and explore the many miles of this trail with us this spring. Continue reading

Best Fall Getaways Around Green Bay

Romantic Getaway on Green BayAs daylight gets shorter and the holiday season draws nearer, it’s time for a getaway. While the temperature has dropped, winter has not yet arrived. This is the best time to travel as there are fewer people on the road and in the parks. If you hurry, you can still catch the fall color in the Green Bay area, from golden yellow to crimson red. You can simply stroll along the Fox River or take a drive to neighboring Door County. When you’re ready for a relaxing and convenient place to stay, the Astor House Bed and Breakfast in the historic district of Green Bay is the perfect place. Its old world charm, equipped with all modern amenities, has delighted many guests. With only five themed rooms, it is a popular place for those who want cozy and cheerful accommodations. Make your reservation online today! Continue reading

Fun Activities in Green Bay This October

Green Bay has many things to doAre you looking for fun new activities to do in Green Bay this October?  Yes, it’s football season. Beyond that, you may not be aware that from sports to history, arts to nature, and casual to fine dining, Green Bay has much to offer. So, whether you are coming here to watch the Packers play in Lambeau Field or for a business trip, you’ll want to add a few days to your itinerary and explore around the area. Starting in October, our ice hockey team, the Green Bay Gamblers, will be gliding on ice and passing the puck at the Resch Center. Athletes will want to participate in the Green Bay duathlon.  It’s a 2 mile run, followed by a 19 mile bike ride, and ending with another 2 mile run.  The event will kick off at the Bay Beach Amusement Park on Oct 21. Still looking for more to do? Eaglemania is coming to Meyer Theatre, also on Oct 21. If you like The Eagles, you will love EagleMania! With so many things happening in Green Bay in October, be sure to make your reservations early. The Astor House Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located for all your activities and excursions. Call us today or reserve a room here. Continue reading

Exploring Green Bay in September

Lambeau Field Green Bay Packers Training CampIf you love football, there’s no better place to be than at Green Bay in September. Our hometown team, the Packers are playing in Lambeau Field again! There’s something extra special this year because the Titletown District phase 1 is opening on September 15. It is a year-round park with a new football field open to the public and a playground with Packers’ themed installations. This development is another example of the special relationship between the Packers and Green Bay. The best way to experience the legendary football team history is to join a tour. You can take an air-conditioned trolley, or for something a little more unique, see Green Bay via a Segway. You’ll find all of these fabulous ideas and more are a great way to experience life in Green Bay.  Reserve a room at centrally located Astor House Inn today. Continue reading

Best Spots to Watch Football in Green Bay

Green Bay Packers Football StadiumFootball fans, your long wait is over. The Green Bay Packers preseason games have begun. You may still have a chance to find a ticket or two online for the game at Lambeau Field on August 31st. Another fun way to watch the games is amongst Cheeseheads at one of five best sports bars in Green Bay. Whether you’re in town for the football game or not, rest assured that the city has much more to offer. Whether you are a nature lover, an active outdoor person, or a foodie, you will find plenty of choices. We’ve made a few suggestions below to help you make a fun-filled visit. But first of all, make your reservations with Astor House. We are a Bed and Breakfast located only 10 minutes from Lambeau Field. Check the availability here. Continue reading

Best Way to Enjoy Summer in Green Bay

Summer is a wonderful time to visit Green Bay. The warm weather and long daylight hours means more time to enjoy the time outdoors! With numerous parks, waterways, vineyards, farms, and nature preserves nearby, the only challenge is to decide what to do. Finding a good place to stay that is comfortable and convenient is essential. The Astor House is a short distance from the Fox River trail and several golf courses, as well as close to shopping and dining. You can step out for fun, and return to relax before your next outing. It is a perfect setting for leisure and convenient for business. Check our availability here. Continue reading

LPGA Classic Tournament Coming to Green Bay

Golf Tournament - LPGA ClassicIn case you haven’t heard, the Thornberry Creek at Oneida will be hosting the inaugural LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Classic from July 3 to 9. This event will no doubt attract many professionals, amateurs as well as spectators. Make your lodging plans now so you don’t miss out on this opportunity. Located just 20 minutes from Oneida, Astor House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay in Green Bay. Astor House is housed in a charming historic mansion, and is equipped with modern amenities.  Amenities include air-conditioned rooms, private baths with double whirlpool tubs, cable TV, and free wifi throughout the house. There are at least two dozens public golf courses within 30-minutes from Astor House, includingThe Highland Ridge Golf Course and Oneida Golf & Country Club.  Start planning your golf getaway in Green Bay this summer.  Check our availability today. Continue reading

Running Ranks High in Green Bay

Marathon running events in Green BayThe outdoor running season has finally arrived and the Green Bay Marathon is just around the corner. Few people are aware of the prolific running culture in this town. There are literally thousands of running trails and hundreds of running events each year in and around the city. It is no surprise that the Green Bay Marathon attracts over tens of thousands of runners. The event lasts for three days. It begins with a health and fitness expo where you can get the latest running gear, or receive tips on how to stay in shape. The expo is followed by 5K and 10K runs, and finishes with a half and full marathon on the last day. The popularity of the Green Bay Marathon owes to its easy terrain and scenic route. Six of the 26.2 miles follow the Fox River Recreational Trail. Another highlight is the chance to run around the gridiron in the Lambeau Field at the end. When all the races are finished, there will be a tailgate-themed party in the stadium parking area. You don’t need to be a Green Bay Packers fans to enjoy this party.  Afterwards, come back and relax at the welcoming Astor House Bed and Breakfast; the perfect place to rest your muscles and unwind in Green Bay! Continue reading

Green Bay is a Great Birding Destination

Birding in Green BayGreen Bay sits on the shore of Lake Michigan, with the Fox River winding through the heart of the city. Here, you’ll find thousands of acres of parkland and trails, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Every year around April, signs of new life are budding everywhere, both on and off shore. It is as if nature has sent out an invitation. Migratory birds are returning, transforming Greater Green Bay into a veritable birding paradise. This is a wonderful time to come and explore the “wild” side of Green Bay. Astor House is only two blocks from the Fox River Trail, and a fifteen minute drive from Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, both of which are excellent birding destinations. Reserve a room at this historic bed and breakfast this spring, so you have a cozy and quiet place to relax in the evenings after a full day in the outdoors. Continue reading

Surprise your Valentine with a romantic getaway in Green Bay

Valentine red heartsF is for “falling-in-love” in February. What better way to find cupid than to take a mini-break with your Valentine. Green Bay is known for the Packers, but there is much more to this charming city on the Bay. This is a special place, where you’ll find small town charm and big city excitements. There are many wonderful things that you can do with your significant other, from spas, chocolates, and performing arts, to sports, wine tasting, and romantic dining. The Astor House Bed & Breakfast can help make your experience even more special.  We offer a cozy environment with five distinctively decorated rooms, each equipped with modern comforts. Four of the rooms feature double whirlpool tubs and most rooms have a gas fireplace. Call us today and make your reservations. Let us know your preference and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Romantic Night Time Activities Perfect For You & Your Valentine

There are many different ways to get out and enjoy the snow in Greater Green Bay this Feburary.  One activity that is consistently rated the most romantic is the night ski at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. You can ski by path lights, and then warm up by the fire or whirlpool in your room. If night skiing is not your thing, don’t worry. There are plenty of other things to do in the evening. Sports fans will enjoy the  Green Bay Phoenix Women’s basketball team, or the Green Bay Gamblers hockey games are always fun to watch. If you are interested in performing arts, be sure to check out the calendar at Weidner Center and the Meyer Theatre.

Spa, Chocolates, & Wine – Essential Romantic Ingredients

Romantic dining with your ValentineDon’t forget to pamper your Valentine’s with a special spa treatment, followed of course by some indulgent chocolates. There are over half a dozen Spas in downtown Green Bay, offering services that range from pedicures to full body massages. Afterwards, Seroogy’s Chocolates in De Pere is a must visit. Locally, you won’t want to miss the confectins at Kaap’s Old World Chocolates or Beernsten’s Candies. Green Bay also has a number of wineries that make for an excellent, romantic afternoon stop.  Favorites include Captains Walk, Duck Creek, Mona Rose, and Parallel 44. For a romantic dinner, we have several suggestions: Angelina, SIL, Black and Tan Grille, and Plae Bistro. These are by no means the only choices. At the Astor House Bed and Breakfast, we are more than happy to help you find the perfect restaurant. Last but not least, as your host at Astor House, we want to remind you that we offer room-service for breakfast. A perfect way to start the day of romantic outings. Give us a call today.

 

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