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E1369 Rural Rd, Waupaca, WI 54981-8246
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#2 of 8 in Waupaca
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
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Chris G wrote a review Jun 18
Neenah, Wisconsin8 contributions3 helpful votes
My 2 sisters, niece and I spent 3 days at in the Grainary. We did alot of shopping during the day and needed a place to stay at night. We were not disappointed at all! Breakfast was the best, always nice and warm, delivered to our cabin. Pleanty to eat and very healthy.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Rita M wrote a review Apr 2022
Raleigh, North Carolina2 contributions
This was our first time staying at a B&B and we really enjoyed it. Paul and Shayna were excellent hosts providing us a quiet place to stay when we were in the area for a funeral. The morning coffee was delicious, as were the varied breakfasts we had both in the B&B and as a take away for our early flight the last day. Our room, Helen's room, had a great view of the new snow which fell the first night. It was like a Christmas card. So many parts of the house reminded me of my grandmother's home in Ohio, especially the painted wood floors upstairs.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Donna L wrote a review Mar 2022
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So very delightful! I needed a peaceful getaway and this was perfect. Thank you, Paul and Shayna for your gracious hospitality—I felt so spoiled! The coffee and breakfasts were delicious!! I loved the comfy common living room by the wood stove and the breakfast room with beautiful view of the river and bird feeders! Lucy’s room was comfy and cozy too. I enjoyed walking the grounds and area. Will be back in warmer weather with my husband for kayaking and biking. I highly recommend this Inn!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Michael and Joani wrote a review Mar 2022
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My wife and I stayed 3 nights at the Crystal River Inn Woodlands Cottage. There was a gas fireplace keeping us toasty warm in the comfortable living room. Ground coffee fit the environment. Excellent gluten free breakfasts were delivered to our cabin.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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ericarserl wrote a review Oct 2021
Madison, Wisconsin3 contributions
My husband and I along with another couple recently spent two nights at the Crystal River Inn at another friend's suggestion. We were delighted with our choice and had a blissfully relaxing stay. The inn itself is quaint, charming and beautifully decorated. It's located in the historic village of Rural ,is situated on a renovated farm homestead and is located right on the Crystal River. We stayed at the Little House on the Prairie which is more rustic than the inn, itself but allowed us to bring our dog along and was clean, spacious and comfortable and would have accommodated another couple or even worked for a whole family with two bedrooms and private baths on the first floor, an upstairs loft with two twin beds, a full kitchen and living room and a screened in porch. The hosts were friendly and knowledgeable about nearby hiking, biking, and kyaking and provided terrific dining suggestions.They also created absolutely sumptious full breakfasts which they graciously brought to our cabin at our request. The Waupaca Chain of Lakes is a beautiful area, and we especially enjoyed Hartman Creek State Park which is a short and lovely drive from the inn. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Gennifer J wrote a review Sep 2021
Woodstock, Illinois31 contributions1 helpful vote
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My husband and I just came back from a two night stay at the Crystal River Inn, staying in the beautiful Canopy Room! We loved the beauty of the room’s king sized canopy bed with the gorgeous colors of the bedding and wallpaper! The jacuzzi tub and fireplace was wonderful too! The attached porch was so nice and hearing and seeing the river right there was so peaceful, especially with all the wildflowers outside! I personally loved visiting with their friendly kitties (but if you aren’t a cat person, they are outside). Breakfast was super filling, healthy and yummy! We loved walking around the quaint and beautiful town of Rural too! Paul and Shayna are gracious hosts and we enjoyed talking with them and other guests. Thank you for such a wonderful, restful get-away!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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GrandTour555350 wrote a review Aug 2021
Rockford, Illinois1 contribution
A vacation should be different than everyday. For us, we were able to relax and have confidence that our time was not hurried but well spent. The room was comfortable and provided what we needed - bed, light and sink. Breakfast was creative and the conversations enjoyable.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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KristenChris wrote a review Aug 2021
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great service, Great breakfast, Comfortable cabin with plenty of amenities and close to lakes, hiking, kayaking, etc. We stayed in the Little House on the Prairie cabin with family and loved it. Plenty of space and all the necessary amenities for a week long stay. Beautiful old buildings on the grounds. Rented kayaks for one of the days and had a fantastic time on the lakes and Crystal River. The staff took us and the kayaks to the boat launch and sent us on our way with all the necessary gear (and for a great price). The breakfast is homemade and varied each day. The one thing consistent about the breakfast was that it was always delicious! We would all stay here again and highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Pamela B wrote a review Aug 2021
Madison, Wisconsin2 contributions
Paul and Shayna provided great hospitality for our group of 8 friends this past weekend at The Crystal River Inn. They went above and beyond. Kayaking and biking were really fun. I totally recommend this hidden gem.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Emi B wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom15 contributions22 helpful votes
This was our second time staying at the Crystal River Inn, and we already have plans to be there again! As our extended family outgrew my uncle's cottage on a nearby lake we tried borrowing cottage-y cabins from neighbor friends, until we found the Crystal River Inn. Now, my sister and aunt and I all enjoy CRI comfort, whether we're in The Coop or The Canopy Room, we always get a great night's sleep and a delicious breakfast. The innkeepers are so genuinely kind, we look forward to seeing them time after time. When I needed a bike they had one for me to ride, when there was a tornado warning they let us know they have a basement, and reconfiguring a room for a kid's cot was no aggro at all. Already looking forward to next time!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crystal River Inn B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Crystal River Inn B&B?
Nearby attractions include Red Mill LLC (2.5 miles), Hartman Creek State Park (2.9 miles), and Crystal River (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Crystal River Inn B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Crystal River Inn B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Crystal River Inn B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crystal River Inn B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include T-Dub's Public House, Little Fat Gretchen's, and WheelHouse Restaurant.
Does Crystal River Inn B&B have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.