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Bird Watching in Green Bay

Bird Watching in Green Bay, WisconsinThe spectacular Bay of Green Bay is one of the largest freshwater estuaries in the world, making it prime habitat for waterfowl that migrate through northern Wisconsin.  Bird watching enthusiasts from around the country flock to the shores of Green Bay each year for opportunities to see these birds up close.  In Green Bay, you’ll find a great variety of wildlife sanctuaries, preserves, and other natural spaces to enjoy, each home to a unique subset of habitats and bird species to enjoy.  No matter whether you’re an experienced birder or new to the sport, this spring is a great time for bird watching.  Book your room at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today. Continue reading

The Best Walking Trails in Green Bay

Best Walking Trails Green BayThough Green Bay has a thriving downtown, it is the nature that surrounds this beautiful city that makes it special.  Though we still have a little bit of winter to get through, it’s almost spring, which means it’s time to start talking about enjoying everything Green Bay has to offer again.  Spring time in Green Bay is special; 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.  Through a variety of wildlife preserves, parks, and walking trails, there are thousands of acres of nature to be enjoyed in Green Bay.  Book your room at our historic Green Bay Bed and Breakfast this spring, and explore the miles upon miles of walking trails in Green Bay. Continue reading

The Most Romantic Things To Do in Green Bay

romantic getaway at our Green Bay Bed and BreakfastDo you find yourself dreaming of a relaxing and romantic getaway, to help pass the time during these cold winter months? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we can think of no better time to plan some time away, just the two of you.  We have the perfect place in mind for you, too.  Our Bed and Breakfast is Green Bay’s top choice for romantic lodging.  Let us do all the work for you, so you can spend your time relaxing and focusing on each other.  Romance is our business, and no one does it better.  Book a romantic getaway with us this winter, and enjoy a relaxing stay at our Green Bay Bed and Breakfast. Continue reading

Make Self-Care A Priority In 2018

Self-Care Begins in Green Bay, WisconsinJanuary is a time when people around the world set new goals for the coming year. This year, make self-care a priority. We all know we can do everything better, if you just make the time to take care of yourself first.  Easier said than done!  If you are looking for solitude or quiet time with your significant other after the holidays, Green Bay has much to offer. Come and explore the thousands of miles of trails, many situated along the Fox River or in the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, along with a variety of other places.  Green Bay has excellent conditions for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing this winter as well, so the cold weather isn’t an excuse to keep away. If you want an activity that can get your adrenaline going, try skijoring or ice climbing. Or, head down to Packer’s Titletown District, new to Green Bay this year. Their tubing hill and skating rink have quickly become a favorite for locals and visitors. 

We know how important it is to make time for self-care, and also how hard it is to make yourself a priority! Take advantage our many winter specials, including the mid-week discounts at Astor House, and book your getaway to our Green Bay Bed and Breakfast today Continue reading

Great Places To See Fall Foliage In Green Bay

Fall Foliage Green BayFrom the stunning fall foliage to the Packers playing in the Lambeau Field, nothing beats autumn in Green Bay! Whether a drive along country roads or a stroll in the city’s park, you can see fall foliage everywhere.  If you wish to see more nature, we recommend taking a short drive. Head north towards Sumaico and look for Butler Rock. You will find the best views at the Mountain Fire Lookout Tower. Also, be sure to take Rustic Road 8 between Flintville and Suamico. It wanders between stands of hardwood and coniferous trees, and is truly beautiful during Autumn. Alternatively, go south past Appleton to Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin’s largest inland lake. You will find breathtaking views from the High Cliff State Park and Ledge View Nature Center observation towers. The best drive is east on the ‘quiet side of the lake’.

Take your time and allow your five senses be stimulated during a fall getaway to Green Bay. The Astor House is a charming old-world Bed and Breakfast, equipped with all the modern comforts you need during your time in Green Bay. Check our availability online and reserve your room 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

Experience Green Bay’s Fall Magic

green-bay-fall-magic-walkwayThe fall foliage is in peak color and Green Bay is shrouded with magic. Whether you are in town for a Packers game or for business, take advantage of the timing and extend your stay. Every year, the historic Astor House Bed and Breakfast has welcomed Packer fans, business travelers, and nature lovers. We are conveniently located with many points of interest reachable within 10 minutes driving time. These include Lambeau Field, Resch Center, and the downtown KI Convention Center. We offer historic charm and modern comfort, including free wi-fi throughout the house. Book your room with us today.

Where Can You Find Fall Magic in Green Bay

If you are short on time, we recommend taking a stroll in the stunning Green Bay Botanical Garden. The fall color is so rich, as if nature has sprinkled it’s magic there. Do you want to have a more majestic encounter of nature? Spend a day at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary feeding your senses. The experience will give you the power to go ahead and ignore that “ding” on your phone, at least for one rejuevenating moment! That is the fall magic in Green Bay. Are you still looking for more to do this fall? Check out the East River Trail, the Fox River State Recreational Trail, the Mountain Bay State Recreational Trail, the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, and UWGB’s Cofrin Arboretum.

Green Bay Has Much More To Offer

Hawlloween in Green BayAnother source of fall magic in Green Bay in October is Halloween. The history in Green Bay makes us a great place for thrill seekers. There are a few tours that combine the Halloween theme with history. Celebrate esteemed author Edgar Allen Poe at the Haunted Hazelwood, or see history and Halloween come to life at Heritage Hill park.

The Astor House Bed & Breakfast is located in a neighborhood of historic homes. Many of our guests simply enjoy walking the streets nearby, where you’ll see some of the other wonderfully restored historic homes, most dating back to the late 1800s. There are about a dozen excellent restaurants within a mile or two as well. Titletown Brewing Company, a popular favorite, is a restaurant & microbrewery that serves house brews & classic pub grub in a historic train depot. If you are looking for something a bit more unique, try Black & Tan Grille. It is located in the historic Bellin Building. You can ride the elevator (one of only four manual elevators in the country) to the penthouse on the ninth floor and take in a sweeping view of the Fox River and downtown Green Bay. Book your room at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today, and experience a magical fall with us.

 

See the Fall Foliage in Green Bay

Fall Foliage Green BayFall has firmly descended upon us in Green Bay, and the stunning display of fall foliage is well under way in the city of green and gold.  It was evident last weekend with a packed Lambeau Field that Green Bay’s football season is here to stay for the next several months. Though the Packer’s are wonderful and we take every opportunity possible to talk about them and support them, there is truly so much more to Green Bay than the cheeseheads that tailgate at Lambeau Field. If you’re in town for upcoming Packers games, don’t miss your chance to enjoy the other side of Green Bay as well.  To take part in this year’s exquisite fall foliage display in Green Bay, book your room at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today. Continue reading

Discover a New Park in Green Bay

Green Bay ParkAs much of America knowns, Green Bay is famous for it’s hometown team, the Green Bay Packers.  However, there is so much more to Green Bay than football.  Here, it’s all about the hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. Green Bay is an exceptionally beautiful city surrounded by nature, providing ample opportunity for all varieties of explorers to get outside and enjoy Wisconsin’s unique beauty. With thousands of acres dedicated to natural spaces, today is a great day to discover the many wonderful parks of Green Bay.  Book your room at our historic Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today, then get outside in search of your favorite park. Continue reading

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