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Crystal River Inn B&B

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Crystal River Inn is an 1853 farmstead Bed & Breakfast located in a quaint & historic village just minutes from Waupaca and the Chain of Lakes. The Inn sits on the banks of the Crystal River with the river peacefully flowing and winding throughout the village of Rural. The Inn’s guest rooms have antique furnishings, a view of the river and/or woods, a nook for reading or visiting, private baths and most rooms include a fireplace. Children and dogs are welcome in any of our three cottages: Little House on the Prairie (Sleeps 6), The Granary (Sleeps 6) or The Coop (Sleeps 2). Explore the 11.5 acres of the property which is a certified Wildlife Habitat with walking paths, a Labyrinth, historic barns and an Artisan well. We are Travel Green Wisconsin certified and only brew organic, fair traded coffee and teas. We’re pleased to cater to special diets, i.e. gluten free and vegetarian. The multi-course breakfast is served in our dining room which overlooks the river. All are welcome!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Innkeepers Paul and Shayna are truly amazing people with a genuine kindness to making you feel welcome and right at home. With the many rooms at the main house as well as the outbuildings it's hard to choose which one to stay in as they all have their own character and charm.
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My wife and I were blessed to spend two unforgettable nights at this remarkable B&B located in the historic village of Rural. The proprietors - Paul and Shayna Cappelle - were exceptional hosts.The accommodations were nothing short of warm and welcoming. The food was phenomenal.
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Crystal River Inn in Waupaca was the most amazing place to celebrate my 50th birthday with family & friends! Paul & Shayna were fabulous hosts & made sure that every moment was fantastic for us! We all felt so at home. It was such a relaxing atmosphere. As couples we may have
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Paul and Shayna are lovely hosts. They sorted us out with home-made shampoo and toothpaste (when we'd forgotten them!), and directions around the quaint micro-village of Rural. We stayed in Lucy's Room, which had a really comfortable bed and a pretty view of the wildflowers
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I was having a very difficult time finding a place to stay. I reached out to Crystal River Inn B&B and spoke with Paul (one of the owners). He was extremely helpful and very accommodating to my last minute request for a place to stay. He know that I would be getting in late so
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"Sonja Room provides a view of the front property."
"The Wood Room is very comfortable with a cozy fireplace and wonderful jacuzzi tub!"
"All the rooms in the Inn are excellent!"
"We stayed in the Garden Suite and the screened in porch was awesome."
"Canopy Room is very lovely. It has a double whirlpool, electric fireplace and private entrance."
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