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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 three have 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!


Wine and Dine in Green Bay This Fall

Posted on September 27th, 2016 in Green Bay Dining.

Dine at Green Bay RestaurantsIt’s no secret that the star attraction in the charming town of Green Bay are the hometown favorites, the Green Bay Packers.  For Green Bay natives, there is no better time of year.  The local atmosphere is ripe with the legends of Packer’s Football, and weekends are filled with exciting games and tailgating at Lambeau Field. With football season finally in full swing again, it’s time to start planning for those weekends in Green Bay. So, whether it’s a Packers Game that brings you to Green Bay, or whether you’re here visiting friends or family or simply exploring the area, there’s no better time than now for a fall getaway.  Book your room at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today, and wine and dine your way through the restaurants of Green Bay.

Dine at Green Bay Restaurants

People all across Wisconsin have long had a love affair with good food, and Green Bay is no different.  Whether you’re looking for simple game day fare or an elegant dining experience, you’ll find it in Green Bay.  In Green Bay, we know how to cook the perfectly crafted steak, we offer up only the finest in fresh seafood, and we know how to make dining out fun.  Our historic Inn is located just minutes from Downtown Green Bay, which hosts a great variety of restaurants, bars and breweries, shopping, and other fun entertainment venues.  Dine at any number of Green Bay’s restaurants, and you’ll enjoy big city flavor coupled with our famous small town charm.   If you’re looking for an afternoon place to relax, try grabbing a bite to eat and a beer at Wisconsin favorite, Hinterland Brewery and Restaurant.  Brewery tours are given every Saturday if you’d like to learn more about their artisinal beers, or just enjoy the bold flavors and uncommon pairings at this staple Green Bay restaurant.  Other great Breweries or wineries to visit are Titletown Brewing CompanyBadger State BrewingStillmank Brewing, and Captain’s Walk Winery.

Dine at Green Bay RestaurantsIf you’re looking for something a little more upscale than a brewery, Green Bay has plenty of restaurants to choose from.  Try Italian Angelina, or a perfectly prepared meal at Black & Tan Grille, located in the historic Bellin building.  You can even go full-on Packers at Brett Favre’s Steakhouse.  Other fantastic options include S.I.L., Union Hotel, and Little Tokyo.  You can’t dine in Green Bay without trying a Friday Fish Fry, or dine in style at one of Wisconsin’s famous Supper Clubs like Wally’s Spot.

No matter what brings you here, the city of Green Bay is an extraordinary place to spend some time.  Book your room at our historic Green Bay Bed and Breakfast today, and wine and dine your way through Green Bay’s most delectable restaurants this fall.


See the Fall Foliage in Green Bay

Posted on September 15th, 2016 in Wisconsin outdoors.

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. (more…)


Fall in Love with a Romantic Green Bay Getaway

Posted on August 31st, 2016 in Green Bay Activities, Green Bay Dining.

Romantic Getaway on Green BayFebruary has a reputation for being the most romantic time of year, but in Green Bay you simply can’t help but fall in love with Autumn. The brilliant shades of red and gold begin to filter through the trees while the air is both crisp and comforting. September is a lovely time to visit the city at the head of the bay and a romantic time of year for both early fall weddings and memorable couple excursions. (more…)


Craft a Green Bay Brewery Tour

Posted on August 20th, 2016 in Green Bay Dining.

Craft Beer Brewery Tour in Green Bay Wisconsin

Without a doubt, craft beer tours have become as popular as wine touring and in some areas are far more accessible. With breweries of every size and style popping up across the country, there has never been a better time to enjoy the very best brews Wisconsin has to offer. Craft breweries are known for their ingenuity and with such a collaborative community here in Green Bay, they are coming up with exciting new beers that offer something for everyone to try. (more…)


AirVenture Outside Green Bay

Posted on July 25th, 2016 in Green Bay Activities, Green Bay Events.

AirVenture Air Show Convention in Oshkosh WisconsinThe highly anticipated annual EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh is finally here! On July 25th by Lake Winnebago, just a quick hour-long drive south of Green Bay, the air will be abuzz with the hum of engines and excitement. With it come droves of industry professionals and fascinated visitors of all ages. No matter your affinity for planes, from professional pilots to awestruck spectators, there is something for everyone during (more…)


Green Bay Restaurant Week is Here

Posted on July 16th, 2016 in Green Bay Dining.

Restaurant Week in Green Bay WisconsinRestaurant Week is in full swing in Green Bay as purveyors of local food and drink across the entire city invite the public to sample their greatest creations. From corner cafes to award-winning fusion eateries, the Green Bay restaurant community is rolling out the red carpet to give patrons the very best of what they have to offer. Each participating location has curated a special menu for the event which only (more…)