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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

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

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

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

Astor House in Green Bay; More Than Bed and Breakfast

Astor House Bed and Breakfast in Green BayAre you looking for an awesome place in Green Bay to stay for a weekend getaway, or maybe a charming and fantastic place for your wedding night? The Astor House Bed and Breakfast is the ideal place. This historic house has welcomed many new and returning guests over the years. Our five distinctively decorated rooms have spacious private baths, four with double whirlpool tubs. Most rooms have a gas fireplace, and the entire house is equipped with free Wi-Fi. Barb, our hostess is not only welcoming, but she also prepares very delicious breakfast. For your convenience, breakfast can also be delivered to your door. At this bed and breakfast, you will find nothing short of comfort and convenience.  Book your stay with us today, and see for yourself why so many people choose to come back time and time again. 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.

 

Five Winter Sports Found Only in Greater Green Bay

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. Continue reading

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