My husband and I were looking for a clean, well-appointed, welcoming place to park ourselves for a few days as we explored the Mississippi Valley near La Crosse. We took a chance by renting, sight unseen, the Wilson Schoolhouse Inn. What a treat! The large main room quietly features all the modern conveniences (beautiful kitchen, DVD, mini-stereo, wi-fi) while allowing the charm and history of the renovated one-room schoolhouse to come through. My favorite part of the Inn was the huge windows looking onto greenery (and possoms, and squirrels and rabbits).
The Inn has a tricky entry off I-14/61, however. We played it safe by driving an extra block east of the driveway and turning around in a subdivision.
That was a small price to pay for a lovely stay. Would we go back? In a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The old schoolhouse desks are replaced by modern, comfortable furniture in the restored Wilson Schoolhouse. Where students once studied, you can now relax in comfort surrounded by Wisconsin hills, just a mile from the beautiful upper Mississippi River. The Wilson school was built in 1917 and functioned as a one-room school until 1965. It was recently restored and elegantly furnished to retain the "open" atmosphere of the original schoolhouse. It still maintains much of its original character and charm with the original slate blackboard and school desks. The schoolhouse is listed on the City of La Crosse, the State of Wisconsin, and National Register of Historic Buildings. It is located in a rural setting on 12 acres of woods, fields, and gardens only 8 minutes from historic downtown La Crosse. Rental includes the entire schoolhouse and will comfortably accommodate 2 to 8 adults during their stay in La Crosse, WI. ... more less