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Best Spots to Watch Football in Green Bay

Posted on August 8th, 2017 in Green Bay Activities, Green Bay attractions, Green Bay nature trails, Packers Football, Wisconsin outdoors.

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. (more…)


Best Way to Enjoy Summer in Green Bay

Posted on July 12th, 2017 in Green Bay Activities, Green Bay nature trails, Green Bay water activities, Wisconsin outdoors.

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. (more…)


LPGA Classic Tournament Coming to Green Bay

Posted on June 20th, 2017 in Green Bay Activities, Green Bay Events.

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. (more…)


Running Ranks High in Green Bay

Posted on May 10th, 2017 in Green Bay Activities, Green Bay Events.

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! (more…)


Green Bay is a Great Birding Destination

Posted on April 24th, 2017 in Green Bay Activities, Green Bay nature trails, Wisconsin outdoors.

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. (more…)


Surprise your Valentine with a romantic getaway in Green Bay

Posted on February 7th, 2017 in Getaways, Green Bay Activities, Green Bay Dining.

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.

 


Five Winter Sports Found Only in Greater Green Bay

Posted on January 30th, 2017 in Astor House Bed and Breakfast, Green Bay Activities, Green Bay Winter Sports.

Winter Activities Green BayNot surprisingly, the Greater Green Bay area is a wonderful place to visit for winter sports. With over 25,000 miles of snowmobile trails, 700 miles of cross-country ski trails, and 445 runs at 30 downhill ski and snowboard areas, Wisconsin is a destination for many snow enthusiasts. If you are looking for something different, there are five winter sports that can only be found in the Greater Green Bay area. But first, book your room at our Astor Bed and Breakfast in Green Bay today. You can use it as your winter sports activity hub as you plan your outdoor activities in Green Bay or its surrounding areas. (more…)


Green Bay: A City Defined by Football, or Something Else?

Posted on January 16th, 2017 in Getaways, Green Bay Activities, Green Bay attractions, Packers Football.

Green Bay Packers Football GameIt is no secret that Green Bay loves the Packers. The city is filled with fantastic fans, some who come from far and wide to watch their team play. The reason is not just because it has brought back the Lombardi trophy four times. It is also because of a special relationship between the team and the community. The Packers are the only professional sports team in the country to be owned by shareholders. There are 363,948 owners, many of them live in greater Green Bay. As a result, the Packers are rooted in here. If you find yourself wondering why there is a 955 year waitlist for season tickets, you need to visit Green Bay and pay homage to Lambeau Field. Take a tour of the stadium. It will excite anyone, not just football fans. So make your reservation at Astor House for your next visit to Green Bay. We are just ten minutes from the stadium! (more…)


Unique Green Bay Winter Experience

Posted on December 26th, 2016 in Green Bay Activities, Green Bay attractions, Green Bay Dining, Wisconsin outdoors.

Lambeau Field Green BayYou wouldn’t know that the temperature is below freezing in Green Bay when you are watching the Packers playing at Lambeau Field. It is because of the Cheeseheads; the infamous Packers fans. They have recently been named by Forbes as the best of the NFL’s Best Fans. There are no words that can do justice to describe the enthusiasm of these fans. The best and the only way is to experience it, especially in the winter. So check out the team’s schedule and snatch a ticket or two before they are sold out. Be sure to book your accommodation with Astor House. Many Packers’ loyal followers and curious guests have stayed with us since the door was opened as a bed and breakfast in 1994. We are located only ten minutes from Lambeau Field! Call us today and reserve a room. (more…)


Make Astor House Your Green Bay Getaway Destination

Posted on November 25th, 2016 in Astor House Bed and Breakfast, Getaways, Green Bay Activities.

There are still plenty of gorgeous fall colors in Green Bay and its surrounding areas. This is the perfect time to surprise your significant other with a little getaway before the hectic holiday shopping and family gathering begins. Whether you live in Green Bay or need a little R&R, make Astor House your getaway destination.  Check out the Astor House featured on WFRV #WeAreGreenBay Road Trip with Millaine Wells and Lisa Malak.  Built in 1888, this bed and breakfast is a house rich in history and modern day amenities. Each of the five rooms is decorated with a different theme, from London to Hong Kong. All rooms have a private bath, four rooms have a fireplace and a whirlpool tub. Green Bay Getaway at the Astor HouseOur Innkeeper understands that some guests may just want to order breakfast in their room, while others don’t want to miss the conversations around the breakfast table.   Call Barb today and ask her about the mid-week getaway package, or come and stay during the weekend for a Packers game. (more…)