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Discover Green Bay this Winter

Posted on February 20th, 2017 in Astor House Bed and Breakfast, Green Bay attractions, Green Bay Events, Packers Football.

Green Bay downtownThe NFL Super Bowl LI is officially over and there are about 240 days left before football Sundays return. What to do with the free time? Take a mid-winter break and explore Green Bay. It is home to the famed Green Bay Packers, but there is much more than that to enjoy here. It has abundant arts, entertainment, shopping, and dining opportunities. Book a room at Astor House and get recharged. We are conveniently located in the historical district, just a short hop away from downtown and Lambeau Field. Give us a call today and inquire about our specials.

Quintessential Green Bay Attractions

If you are interested in history and enjoy performing arts, the Meyer Theatre is a real treat. It was originally opened as Fox Theatre about 88 years ago. Over the years, many celebrities had performed on stage. After a brief conversion to a movie house, it was restored back to the 1930’s Art Deco era charm. Today, the theatre offers over 170 live performances each year, including concerts and plays. If you are in town, don’t miss the opportunity to go watch a show. Be sure to check their calendar and book your tickets in advance.

Another must see in Green Bay is the Packers Hall of Fame. Displays include trophies from the Packers’ four Lombardi trophies, a replica of Vince Lombardi’s office, and technology enhanced interactive exhibits about the Packers’ history. Off season is an excellent time to visit the facility. You can take all the time you want. When finished, stop at the 1919 Kitchen & Tap across the atrium.

Notable Mid-Winter Events at Green Bay

Taste of Green Bay

What better way to celebrate Green Bay culture than to attend the Frozen Tundra Wine Fest at Parallel 44. It is an outdoor wine festival where you can to taste their award winning wines with grapes grown in Wisconsin.

First is wine, next is dine. The Brown County Taste of Wisconsin on February 28 is a great event where you get to taste the food prepared by over fifteen finest area chefs. Each one has created dishes featuring local farm or dairy products from Wisconsin.

Winter weather doesn’t stop us from having fun here in Green Bay. You don’t need to travel down to the Bayou to experience Mardi Gras. We are bringing New Orleans to Olde Main Street with spectacular entertainments, authentic Cajun food, and local artists!

With so many fun things to do in Green Bay, make your plan early and book your room with Astor House today.

 


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. It has been making homemade, hand dipped chocolate since 1899. 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, 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…)


Enjoy Holiday Lights While Doing Last Minute Shopping In Green Bay

Posted on December 2nd, 2016 in Astor House Bed and Breakfast, Green Bay attractions, Green Bay Holiday.

Green Bay downtown decorated with holiday lights for shoppingAs daylight dwindles, Green Bay glistens this time of the year. Holiday lights and glittery decorations add an elegant shimmer to the city. From the downtown shopping district to Lambeau Field, Green Bay’s signature landmark, much is covered with lights and holiday cheer. At the stadium itself, there are 30 wreaths, 14 Christmas trees, over 1,000 feet of garland, and countless handmade floral swags, bows and gift-wrapped boxes. What better way to marvel at those decorations than to watch one of the three Packers’ home games in December?  If you are visiting Green Bay, do make Astor House your home away from home. Conveniently located a few blocks from Lambeau Field and a short hop from the shopping district of Green Bay, we offer modern comforts in a historic house. Reserve your room today! (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…)


Get into Holiday Spirit in Green Bay

Posted on November 15th, 2016 in Green Bay Activities, Green Bay Events.

Holiday tree lights

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are nearly here again. There are many reasons to come to Green Bay this time of the year. Whether you are here to visit family, enjoy a little shopping, or celebrate the festivities, there is something for everyone. The downtown shopping district kicks off the holiday season on November 18, when the district will be illuminated with tree lights. Many shops will stay open until 8 pm so you can get a head start on your holiday shopping. The festivities continues the following day with a morning holiday parade. Another popular event that many locals and frequent Green Bay visitors look forward to is Gallery Nite. It is the biggest shopping and art extravaganza, and features shops hosting artists, musicians, restaurants tastings, free trolley and pedicab rides, art demos, and more! This year, it will take place on November 17. Centrally located Astor House is the perfect bed and breakfast. Book your room here so you don’t have to travel far to enjoy the holiday spirit in Green Bay this year! (more…)


Experience Green Bay’s Fall Magic

Posted on October 25th, 2016 in Green Bay attractions.

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.

 


3 Ways to Enjoy Green Bay Sports This October

Posted on October 12th, 2016 in Green Bay Activities.

Green Bay main sports - Packers gameOctober is an exceptional month for traveling to Green Bay, especially for those who love sports! First of all, our favorite Packers are playing in Lambeau Field for three consecutive games this month, on October 9th, 16th, and 20th. It’s a great chance to watch our favorite NFL team play before they go on the road for away games for most of November. For those who have experienced the excitement of a Packers game in Lambeau Field, you know that the fans are almost as interesting to watch as the game itself.  Get in on some of the fun this fall with the Green Bay Packers, and book your stay at our historic Bed and Breakfast.

Green Bay Sports and History Tours

Green Bay Sports. Packers themed Segway Tour

In Green Bay, we take all sports seriously, but none more so than football. There are several tours that are both entertaining and educational. Close to Lambeau Field, two self-guided walking tours can satisfy both Packers’ fans and history buffs. The Oneida Nation Walk of Legends is a public art walkway near Lambeau Field that features twenty-four large granite-engraved monuments honoring the history of Green Bay Football. The Packers Heritage Trail pays homage to the history of Green Bay Packers and the people of Green Bay. Exploring this Trail will help explain the devotion of the team’s fans. You can also take the City Trolley Tour to see the Trail in a climate controlled trolley. Another fun way to do the tours is with segway. Glide NEW has various tours, including Packers themed and historic themed tours.

Football is not the only sports game in town. Resch Center is the arena for hockey games in Green Bay. There will be a number of games in October, including college hockey games and the US Hockey League games. Our hometown team, the Green Bay Gamblers, will take on Bloomington and Lincoln in mid and late October, which makes for a spectacular night out in Green Bay.

Relax after a full day of watching or playing Green Bay sportsWith so many exciting sports events to see and do, make sure you have a place to unwind that is close to the action. Just a few minutes drive from Lambeau Field and Resch Center is the historic Astor House Bed & Breakfast.  We offer a little peace and quiet in Green Bay, with all the amenities you need to rest up for another day full of activities. Many of our guests have been coming back year after year to watch the Packers and to stay at our historic house. Whether this is your first time, or you have been here before, book your stay today!