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Brayton Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Oshkosh B&B and Inns
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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews
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“Only Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Easy to find and as welcoming as any B&B ever. Nicole was warm and although we arrived later than planned, took the time to explain everything to us including a very good recommendation for dinner. We've stayed in B&Bs all over the world and rarely have we found anywhere as lovely. The decor pictures on the website don't lie or even exaggerate, the rooms are delightful. We stayed in the blue room.

Nice touches in the room included a choice of pillows, a mattress heater, and in room guestbook, a nice clean bathroom with an extractor fan for the shower steam... and the quirkiest toilet seat ever!! No keys was great too, just a passcode to get in the door. Church Street is quiet at night and even though we stayed on Friday night of university frosh week, we heard only one group of students going by.

We were there for our first night as empty nest parents, we wanted romance and luxury and we got it in spades.

Nicole's recommendation for dinner was a wine bar and she hit our wants right on with that. Clearly she and Scott have worked out different solutions for different guest needs - wow, SO much care and thought.

And breakfast - sooo delicious that we didn't need lunch. A choice of mains offered the night before meant that there was no confusion, the dining room is like sitting in a very smart large family home. Nicole and Scott were both there and nothing was too much trouble for either of them.

It's a great deal of work running a B&B, but Nicole has taken the entire B&B concept to a whole new level. We will be back and for more than 1 night next time... we were delighted to meet Nicole and Scott and the other guests, Oshkosk is a very cute little town, as cute as the name and delightfully situated on the lake. ALL GOOD!

Thanks Nicole and Scott!

Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely, the smaller rooms are plenty big enough and on the main floor, main street...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

My husband and I stay in B&B's whenever possible when we travel. We were greeted promptly and warmly by Nicole and shown our room, the "John Rich" room, which after looking at all of the rooms in the house, this was my 2nd favorite - loved the blue room across the hall. It is not a large room, but it was appointed well, and has everything you need (blow dryer, extra towels, make-up washcloth, plenty of wonderful pillows, comfortable bed, large bedside tables and a large leather bench. No closet, but hooks are provided. If one is staying longer than a few days, then you might want a room with a closet. The toilet had a full-length wall for privacy, with shelves above it for towels, dryer, etc etc. There was a shower with a nice little cut-out to put your foot up to shave. It was small but nice. The commode in the room had doors below with extra towels and a shelf next to the mirror with 2 water glasses, and a little additional table beside the commode for cosmetics, etc.

Wine (Malbec and a Pinot), assorted cheeses, and crackers (lovely selection) were provided at cocktail hour, and it was LOVELY. Nicole recommended a Wine Bar & Restaurant just a couple blocks away on Main street - nice easy walk - and the food was fabulous as well as the atmosphere. When we got back to the Brayton, Nicole had a tray of Large fudgy brownies for an evening treat. Another nice touch. For breakfast the next morning, we had a choice of a backed egg dish served in its own souffle dish, or creme brulee french toast. Before breakfast was served, Nicole served us a dish of watermelon and feta cheese. Refreshing start to the meal. My husband chose the eggs, which were accompanied by Nicole's Grandmas recipe for Poppyseed bread. Larry loved it. I have a severe dietary restriction, so Nicole made me her awesome "baked oatmeal." For beverages they offered a couple different juices, assorted teas and coffee.

When we left, Nicole made sure to be there and wished me luck with my health and that she hoped to see us again. If we are in the area, we will definitely be staying at the Brayton B&B. Thank you Nicole and Scott

Room Tip: John Rich and Blue Room (Can't remember the name) are the smallest, but lovliest!! The large su...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Our group visits a different B&B every year. Brayton B&B gets an A+ for rooms, food, location and our friendly and accommodating hostess Nicole. Above and beyond any of our previous experiences, we all say "thank you"!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

We stayed here for the EAA airshow and found this lovely old home to be as warm and welcoming as home. The place was spotlessly clean with a big comfortable bed with luxury linen and thick fluffy towels and robes and our bathroom in the Brayton suite was huge. Breakfast was great and each night Nicole had left out a home baked plate of goodies for the guests. Nicole and Scott are great hosts who took the time to come out for a drink and meal with us on our first night and answer many questions from a couple of wide eyed Aussies. The location is walking distance to the bus and many great restaurants and shopping. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

The gem of B&B's! We have become regulars with our son at UW-Oshkosh. Nicole & Scott have done a great job in bringing a touch of class to the area. The warmth, caring and giving to their guests are just superb. From the meet and greet with other guests over a glass of wine, the delightful treats that Nicole leaves at the front entrance to the marvelous breakfast in the morning. We were here over the 4th of July. Vistied the EAA museum, saw the downtown parade and ending the evening watching the fireworks out on Lake Winnebago. We had a great and relaxing time. Would highly recommend the Brayton B&B to anyone visiting Oshkosh.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

We felt like we were welcomed into the home of a family member. Nicole left nothing to chance in her attention to detail and it shows. The public spaces were comfortable for eating, watching TV, working, or just chatting with fellow travelers. WiFi was available for those who wanted to be connected.

Nicole offered two choices each day of a hot breakfast and made sure to ask upon your arrival about dietary constraints she should know about. There will always be characters at a B&B but we found all of our discussions with fellow travelers at the breakfast table to be interesting, lively, and friendly. Besides, there were three different rooms to have your breakfast, so if you wanted alone time, Nicole made it easy. She and Scott offered guests a little wine and cheese in the late afternoon for those who were interested. There was always a yummy late night snack available. When I asked about local bike rentals, Scott pulled a couple of bikes out of their garage and sent us on our way to a bike trail that followed the river that goes through Oshkosh.

Each room was beautifully furnished and spotless. When I say spotless, I mean spotless.
Each room also had a bathroom. Some rooms were smaller than others and required a little ingenuity to insert a shower, sink and toilet, but it fit our needs just fine. Other rooms had bathrooms that were quite large.

The location of the B&B was central to the Oshkosh downtown business district. It was within a 5 minute walk of some excellent dining. It's a small town, so everyone knows everyone. Just ask for a recommendation. We had several delicious and reasonably priced dinners. My wife and I commented that we would have spent much more $ back home for the same meals. On Saturday there was a farmer's market on the main street with local foods (including cheese) and crafts for sale.

They're also about a mile from Lake Winnebago and a lovely park and beachfront. The temperatures were oppressively hot when we were there (100s) so we spent more time indoors than we might have otherwise. We always felt welcome and relaxed. It was galactically better than a hotel!

- Great location.
- Friendly and attentive hosts.
- Attention to detail in every corner of the house (great for those of you interested in antiques)
- Delicious breakfasts and generous snacks

We had a wonderful B&B experience at Brayton. I recommend it wholeheartedly.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

We visited Oshkosh for a few days during our honeymoon and enjoyed this B&B very much. The room was beautiful and Nicole was very friendly. She was helpful in suggesting things to do and places to eat in the area, which we greatly appreciated.
The only thing we didn't like so much was that it was a bit noisy at night, due to being so close to downtown. This may also have been because it was graduation weekend. On the positive side, the location allowed us to walk almost everywhere we wanted to go.
Overall, we had a great time and would recommend this to others visiting the area.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Brayton Bed and Breakfast
Address: 143 Church Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901-4745
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Oshkosh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Oshkosh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Brayton Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Forget about the lace, ruffles, floral patterns and country motif; you won’t find any of that at the Brayton Bed and Breakfast. As you enter through the front door of the Brayton Bed & Breakfast, you walk into a bright and airy four seasons room that begs you to sit and enjoy that early morning cup of coffee at sunrise. Step into the foyer with the curved open staircase and you are greeted with casual elegance and deep rich hues that are present throughout the entire home. The Brayton B&B boasts original architecture inside and out for that feeling of authenticity that you won’t find in any branded hotel. But central air, flat screen TVs, wireless Internet,microfiber blended sheets, upscale bath products, and fluffy robes in our suites are proof positive your accommodations are up to date and very comfortable. Five uniquely designed and richly decorated guest rooms with their own private baths cater to every personality. ... more   less 
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