Everything is relative. We often (yearly) travel to this section of Wisconsin, from Iowa, for the beautiful countryside. We have stayed at several places over the years and I can say the choices are very limited. I have only stayed at one other B&B (MI) and it was far nicer for the money. So I'm not a huge fan of the B&B world ...paying to stay in a museum/ antique shop...but the motels in this section of the country remind of the Bates Motel in Psycho...so B&B's are a good option.
Most Best Westerns are far more comfortable for the money. Taking showers standing in an old bathtub with a curtain was quaint but not comfortable. No mirror over the sink (just a nice window)...the mirror was at my back while I was shaving...quaint...but?. No TV, WiFi, frig, microwave...or any motel "stuff". Just stuff from another time.
No motel "stuff". Charming setting. Unbelievably accommodating hosts in Holly and Carol. They really went out of their way to make you feel at home. They provided wood for a backyard fire pit and s'mores (cut your own roasting stick from their willow tree)....and even delivered wings at the request of one of our friends...WOW. We had a small group (5 couples) and really enjoyed sitting around the fire visiting
Two of the couples stayed up the road (seemed like a half a mile...ish) at the sister Inn called the Old Oak Inn. We ate some outstanding breakfast meals there that were included in the price. We also had a good dinner there and they have a full bar. Our friends, that stayed there, shared the bathrooms. The Roth House gives you your own bathroom.
We will probably go back for the great hosts and food...and limited options in the area
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Roth House Bed and Breakfast provides a unique stay in a grand victorian. Innkeepers are waiting to make your stay a memorable one. Enjoy all the charm of times gone by with all the modern conveniences of today. Located in the driftless area of the state that provides many opportunities for biking, hiking, canoeing, bird watching, exploring, antiqueing....or a great escape to just enjoy the peace and quiet. ... more less