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Experience the Fun of a Green Bay Summer Getaway

Posted on July 21st, 2014 in Green Bay attractions.

Green Bay Summer GetawayFor football fans across the country, a trip to Green Bay is seen as a pilgrimage, and is a fan-favorite destination.  The excitement for Packer’s fans is brewing, because football season is just around the corner. While a visit to Lambeau Field certainly should be on your itinerary when visiting Green Bay, there is so much more to this town than our beloved Packers. Getaway to Green Bay this summer, and experience the expansive beauty of our shoreline, experience nature at our natural wildlife sanctuaries, cruise along the river, fly high at an amusement park, learn about our regional history, sip local wine and brews, or enjoy the exquisite flavors of Green Bay.  Whatever it is you’re looking for, a summer getaway in Green Bay is just what you need.  Book your room today at the historic Astor House Bed and Breakfast.

Enjoy a Relaxing Green Bay Summer Getaway

Green Bay is a wonderful place for a summer getaway from the fast-paced modern life we all find ourselves in these days. Plant lovers can spend hours walking through Green Bay Botanical Garden’s 47 acres of gardens and natural areas that capture the seasonal beauty of northeastern Wisconsin.  Fulfill your need for fun at Bay Beach Amusement Park, then head out on the water for a unique view of Green Bay, aboard the FoxyLady Cruises for a dinner, cocktail or sightseeing excursion.  Nature lovers can spend time hiking through the 700 acre urban wildlife refuge at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, or the 1,600 acres of the Reforestation Camp.  The wildlife sanctuary, which was established in 1936 as a site for waterfowl rehabilitation, is a wonderful place for avid birdwatchers to spend their day.  At the end of the day, wine aficionados may want to stop by the Captain’s Walk Winery for some wine tasting.

Green Bay Summer GetawayA summer getaway to Green Bay can also be fun and exciting for history lovers, who will have no shortage of things to do and see in Greater Green Bay.  Rail Buffs should stop by the National Railroad Museum to explore America’s railroad heritage.  Here, you’ll see more than 70 pieces of railroad equipment on display, including a full-size train you can ride.  For a fulfilling historical experience, head to Heritage Hill State Historical Park, where Green Bay’s history comes to life as you walk through 19th-century buildings and enjoy the theatrical costumed guides.  No Matter what it is you choose to do in Green Bay, your summer getaway will leave you with lasting memories.  Don’t waste anymore time; book your stay with us at our Green Bay Bed and Breakfast today.

Explore the Flavors of Green Bay Restaurants

Posted on June 16th, 2014 in Green Bay Dining.

Green Bay RestaurantsVisitors to the Greater Green Bay Area come here to enjoy the unique and relaxing atmosphere found in northern Wisconsin.  Green Bay and its surrounding communities are rich with history, nature lovers can enjoy the beautiful serenity of botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuaries, shimmering lakes and waterways lure boaters, paddlers, and fishermen, and wooded forests and meadows offer everyone a sense of relaxation and recreation.  While these are all wonderful reasons to visit Green Bay, and are generally the driving force behind weekend getaways and vacations “up north”, there is so much more to explore in the Green Bay area once you are here.  Green Bay has plenty to offer every traveler, including family fun activities like the NEWZoo and Bay Beach amusement park, summer festivals, a fun nightlife with a strong performing arts programs, and of course fantastic pubs and restaurants.  After a full day of fun, relax and unwind at one of the many delicious Green Bay restaurants, where you’ll find big city flavor coupled with small town charm.  Book your stay at our Green Bay Bed and Breakfast Inn, and start planning your Green Bay adventure. (more…)

Come See the Beautiful Greater Green Bay Area

Posted on June 12th, 2014 in Green Bay attractions, Uncategorized.

Greater Green Bay WisconsinThere are a large number of reasons to visit Green Bay, Wisconsin during the spring and summer months.  In the Greater Green Bay area, there are hidden treasures around every corner, with one of the primary draws to the region being its natural beauty. Situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, the beautiful surroundings and abundant outdoor recreation mark the greater Green Bay area as a wonderful weekend getaway destination.  From the art lover, the musician, or the foodie, to the outdoor adventurer, Green Bay is a charming town big enough to offer something for everyone.  Not only is Green Bay itself a wonderful place to spend a weekend getaway, but it is also the gateway to two of Wisconsin’s top travel destinations; Door County and Marionette County.  Come spend a weekend with us at our centrally located, historic bed and breakfast, and start creating those unforgettable summer memories. (more…)

Explore the Fox River Valley Wine Trail

Posted on May 25th, 2014 in Green Bay attractions.

Fox River Valley Wine TrailWisconsin is a state full of opportunities for outdoor recreation and the enthusiast adventurer.  With a variety of hiking and biking trails, and waterways for boaters, Green Bay is no exception to this.  However, there is more to Green Bay than natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and the Green Bay Packers.  Each of the communities in the Greater Green Bay area have unique shopping opportunities, beautiful parks, fantastic restaurants, burgeoning nightlife, and wonderful family attractions for all ages.  If you’re looking for a unique and relaxing getaway to the Greater Green Bay area, then why not sip and taste your way through our beautiful region?  Book your room at our charming and historic Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast now, and start exploring along the regions wonderful Rox River Valley Wine Trail. (more…)

Get Adventurous on Green Bay Rivers

Posted on May 20th, 2014 in Wisconsin outdoors.

Green Bay RiversAside from its Packers, Green Bay is most notably known for its stunning waterfront location along the Bay of Green Bay, cradling Wisconsin’s famous Door Peninsula.  The region offers plenty of biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing along the Fox River trail and other state recreational trails.  There are also ample opportunities for fishing and boating, thanks in large part to Green Bays proximity to the Fox River, the Bay of Green Bay, and Lake Michigan.  However, there is even more outdoor adventure in store for those truly adventurous.  For many, spring in Wisconsin means prime white-water rafting or adventurous kayaking on the local Green Bay rivers.  Book your stay at the Astor House Bed and Breakfast today, and discover for yourself how thrilling Green Bay can be. (more…)

Spring Hiking around Green Bay

Posted on April 28th, 2014 in Wisconsin outdoors.

Green Bay HIkingWhether you’re looking to get a little exercise in, reduce your stress levels, or simply clear your head and enjoy nature, hiking delivers almost immediate rewards.  Hiking provides us all with a chance to escape our often over-scheduled daily lives, and to experience the world directly and without a filter, and to rediscover the rhythms of the day and the seasons. Hiking at its best and purest form is is an unscripted experience where spontaneity is the rule.  And, better still, most hikes are rewarding not only in the feelings of accomplishment, but in the often beautiful views found at the end of exhausting treks through wilderness.  Green Bay, Wisconsin and its surrounding areas are a virtual playground for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.  Shimmering lakes and waterways, and the endless beauty found throughout northeastern Wisconsin, are often what drive visitors up to our area.  However, we urge you to book a weekend stay with us in Green Bay, and discover the miles upon miles of scenic trails beyond these beautiful shores just waiting for your discovery.

Green Bay Hiking Destinations

It doesn’t matter if you’ve hiked these trails many times before, or if you’re a newcomer to Green Bay.  The best of the hiking trails can still find ways to surprise you at every turn, and can be a wonderful and relaxing way to spend a day in Green Bay.  If scenic beauty is what drives you outdoors onto local hiking trails, then you won’t want to miss the 920 pristine acres along the Bay of Green Bay found at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve.  You’ll walk amongst the 9 miles of trails through the forests, meadows and wetlands that are home to wide variety of waterfowl, wildlife, and plant species.  Another popular place for hikers along the bay is Bay Shore Park, where you’ll find breathtaking views out over the bay from atop the beautiful Niagara Escarpment.  This beautiful geological feature is a remnant of the lands created 400 million years ago by an ancient sea.

Green Bay hikingIf you’re up for a little bit more of a challenge, the popular hiking destinations in Green Bay include the Reforestation Camp, with its 1,600 acres and miles of trails, including the Oaks Trail marked for advanced hikers, and Neshota Park‘s steeply sloped valleys, and wooded hills.  Two wonderful multi-use trails that are perfect for the casual walker are the Mountain-Bay Trail, and the Fox River State Recreational Trail, which is located just steps from our Green Bay Bed and Breakefast. Both recreational trails are part of the Rails to Trail program, and are wonderful ways to glimpse the beauty and serenity of the Greater Green Bay region.  No matter which trails you choose to explore, a weekend spent with us in Green Bay is sure to leave you relaxed and rejuvenated.

It’s Spring in Green Bay; Let’s go Biking!

Posted on April 21st, 2014 in Wisconsin outdoors.

Green Bay BikingWith such diverse displays of natures beauty throughout the great state of Wisconsin there is no shortage of outdoor adventure to be had, and Green Bay is no different.  The city of Green Bay offers scenic trails year around for outdoor enthusiasts of all types.  Wisconsin has frequently been named as one of the top bicycling destinations in the nation, and it’s no wonder why.  Biking is a healthy and family oriented experience that can be enjoyed by anyone.  With more than 80 trails in the “rails-to-trails” system, and hundreds of miles on quiet country roads or through peaceful forests, Wisconsin boasts a biking friendly culture.  If you’re a biking enthusiast, then book your room at the Astor House Bed and Breakfast, located in the heart of Downtown Green Bay, and get ready to experience the charms of the Greater Green Bay on your bike.

Green Bay Biking Trails

One of the most prominent multi-use trails in Green Bay is the popular Fox River State Trail.  You’ll enjoy biking down the 25 miles of this trail, as it meanders along the Fox River from downtown Green Bay, through the charming cities of Allouez, De Pere, Rockland, Wrightstown, and Holland.  Along the way, you’ll pass wonderful points of interest, including Voyager park, the Claude Allouez Bridge, and the De Pere lock and dam, which is one of the few manually operated systems left in the country.  Another popular trail in the area, which is part of the “rails-to-trails” movement, is the Mountain-Bay State Trail.  This beautiful trail, at 83 miles long, is one of the longest rail-trails in Wisconsin, traveling between Rib Mountain and Green Bay.  Along the way, you’ll pass through a variety of landscapes including farmlands, forests and wetlands, and will ride over many scenic bridges and streams.  There are even a series of interpretive signs along the way, depicting early history of the county and the former rail line from which the trail was created.

Green Bay bikingIf you’re looking for a more intense biking challenge in Green Bay, then we suggest you head to the trails found within the Reforestation camp; a popular destination for Green Bay mountain biking.  Within the 1,600 acres of this pristine land, you’ll find many miles of trails up to meeting your challenge, featuring a combination of both single and double track trails.  No matter what type of trails you like to ride, Green Bay has something to offer you.  Strap the bikes on the car, and head to Green Bay for a wonderful weekend of biking this spring.  We look forward to your stay.

Green Bay Spring Preview

Posted on March 24th, 2014 in Green Bay attractions.

Green BayThis has been a long winter full of words like “Polar vortex” and “arctic air”.  These frequent frigid conditions make it hard to believe spring is just around the corner, when we’re covered in freshly laid late-winter/early-spring snows.  Everyone in and around the greater Green Bay area is anxiously awaiting the spring thaw.  So, while the changes up to this point may be subtle, those of us eager to get outside and have a daily dose of fresh air and sunshine are getting excited.  The greater Green Bay offer has a tremendous amount of adventure to offer to the average outdoor enthusiast, and spring is the perfect time for a weekend getaway to Green Bay.  For those of you looking to getaway, and looking for a little something different than your day to day, book a weekend at the Astor House Bed and Breakfast, and experience some of the exciting new things Green Bay has in store for you this spring. (more…)

Make Plans for Upcoming Green Bay Fishing Seasons

Posted on March 15th, 2014 in Wisconsin outdoors.

Green Bay fishingSpring is nearly here, which means it’s time to get outside and explore the wonderful opportunities found in the Greater Green Bay area.  The State of Wisconsin is home to over 15,000 inland lakes and 42,000 miles of streams and rivers, not to mention the fishing found in the Great Lakes.  These wonderful fishing opportunities make Wisconsin a premier fishing destination in the Midwest.  Green Bay, the heart of Brown County, is a legendary destination for winter ice fishing anglers, and while that season may be coming to a rapid end, there are still a few anglers that continue to find opportunities for Green Bay fishing this winter, especially in areas where access roads have been established.  However, even if you’ve missed your chance for winter ice fishing this year, there’s still reason to rejoice in the Green Bay fishing opportunities coming up soon.  The official 2013-2014 Wisconsin fishing season ends when licenses expire on March 31.  However, 2014-2015 licenses can be purchased today, and you get started on planning this years Green Bay fishing adventures!  When you stay at our Green Bay Bed and Breakfast, you’re within easy reach of the many wonderful Green Bay fishing opportunities that kick off again this spring. (more…)

Savor the Flavors of Green Bay Beer & Cheese

Posted on March 1st, 2014 in Green Bay attractions.

Green Bay BeerWisconsin is famous for many reasons, but none more beloved than our fantastic cheese and brews.  Green Bay is not just the home of Green Bay Packers and their cheese-head fans.  It is also home to a wonderful combination of cheese factories, breweries, and wineries.  Wisconsin was once made famous by large, well known breweries.  Even though many of these have since disappeared, they’ve been replaced by a flock of innovative craft brewers.  Mix traditional European brewing techniques with new local ingredients, and you have a recipe for perfection for beer lovers around the world. We can think of no better way to explore what Green Bay is all about, than to take fun tours through local cheese factories, breweries, or wineries.  Book your stay at the Astor House Bed and Breakfast, located just minutes from the charming Downtown Green Bay, and dig in to the tasty sensation of Green Bay beer. (more…)