Our family of eight stayed at the Wisconsin House the first weekend of December to celebrate my mother in law's 90th birthday. Altogether, there were around 30 of us staying in this well-maintained, cozy old stage coach inn dating to the late 1840s and located about 10 miles north of historic Galena, Ill., in southern Wisconsin. Owners Ken and Pat Disch were not only wonderfully accomodating to the large brood of families gathering there and taking over the entire place, but were cheerful and patient with a group that included a six-month old baby, the family matriarch reaching the 90th birthday milestone and everyone else in between. We hoped for a clean and attractive inn. We'd stayed in B & Bs before and anticipated the usual variety of cold or hot cereals and nutbreads, juices and coffees. What we didn't expect was the variety and depth of breafast offerings, ranging from exquisite quiches and sublime egg dishes to pastries, veggies, fresh fruit salads and terrific table service. We left so well sated that we didn't need to eat lunch. The long, dining room table seated everyone comfortably and Ken and Pat served us with the same attention as if we were their family. The rates were quite affordable and the accomodations comfortable and period-stylish. Nearby Galena and Dubuquo, Iowa, offered interesting shops, museums, historically significant buildings and fine restaurants and entertainment. We felt very warm, welcome and appreciated, probably the best B&B experience we had as a family. They made it look easy. We swore when we awakened in the morning that they'd hired elves to clean and transform the dining and living room areas overnight, because the place always looked immaculate even though we'd left it nearly in shambles the night before. We're looking forward to returning on our own and perhaps planning future extended family events there again.