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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!

Green Bay Marathon Kicks Off the Running Season

While the Green Bay Marathon is not the first running event of the season, it definitely is the start of a busy running season in Green Bay. If you want to avoid the crowded Marathon, or maybe you just want to get more races under your belt, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Just in the month of June, there are the Aurora BayCare Triathlon, Bellin Run, and the Titletown Ultra Series. The Bellin Run–named after Dr. Bellin, the one-time owner of our very own Astor House Bed and Breakfast–is one of the more gentle races in Green Bay. The course begins at the Bellin Hospital, and features a run through tree-lined residential streets and a downhill stretch towards the end.

Relax after your running events in Green BayAstor House is the Perfect Basecamp for Running

The Astor House Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located just 10 minutes away from Lambeau Field and three blocks from Bellin Hospital.  We are perfectly situated to be your home base during these running events. Most rooms have a whirlpool tub, perfect for soaking sore feet after a long run. Make your reservations today.


A Perfect Mothers Day Gift

Posted on May 1st, 2017 in Astor House Bed and Breakfast, Green Bay attractions.

Mother's Day Flowers & CardAt the Astor House Bed and Breakfast, we think everyday should be Mother’s Day. After all, being a mom means working 24/7, 365 days a year. Mothers often don’t have the chance or the time to take a day off, even when they need it the most. Perhaps it’s time to make your mom (or the mother of your children?) feel extra special this Mothers Day? How about giving her a unique experience that will leave her refreshed, renewed and ready to take on another day? At the historic Astor House Bed and Breakfast in Green Bay, we have exactly what mom is looking for. Make reservations online, or purchase a gift certificate that mom can redeem when she’s ready. Rest assured that she will find our warm hospitality, cozy setting, and delightful breakfast a truly memorable experience. (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…)


A Romantic Weekend Getaway in Green Bay

Posted on April 14th, 2017 in Astor House Bed and Breakfast, Getaways, Green Bay Dining.

Romantic Getaway on Green BayLooking for the perfect way to spend time with your loved one in Green Bay? How about a romantic weekend or date night with just the two of you? Whether it’s for a wedding anniversary or to get away from the regular routine, you will find the Astor House is that special place. A historical house equipped with modern amenities, including in-room fireplaces and whirlpool or soaking tubs, this Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located in the heart of Green Bay. Book online today, and select one of our five themed rooms for your stay. (more…)


Great Ways to Explore Green Bay This Early Spring

Posted on March 27th, 2017 in Astor House Bed and Breakfast, Getaways, Green Bay attractions, Green Bay Events.

Spring is just around the corner, and many places in Green Bay are starting to show the changes of the

Spring flowers blooming through the snow

season. March is a great time to visit Green Bay. Enjoy mid-week discounts before the busier (and more expensive) travel season kicks into gear. Famous for the Packers, Green Bay has a lot more to offer.  You’ll find a range of activities to enjoy this spring, from history museums to microbreweries. At the Astor House Bed and Breakfast, we have helped many guests make the most out of their trip.  Whether it’s finding a good restaurant or planning local excursions to explore Green Bay, we can help. Conveniently located in the historic neighborhood, we are more than a bed and breakfast. Barb, our hostess, is always ready to help. This is why many of our guests are return visitors. Give us a call or check our availability. (more…)


Astor House in Green Bay; More Than Bed and Breakfast

Posted on March 15th, 2017 in Astor House Bed and Breakfast, Getaways, Green Bay attractions.

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. (more…)


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. 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…)