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  WELCOME TO BLUE DOOR
  In Historic Alma, Wisconsin


 

  



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   



   

   

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   BLUE DOOR INN (Bed & Breakfast) 


 

 

 

 

 

BLUE DOOR Properties offer a unique atmosphere, great customer service and fantastic historic buildings on Main Street in Alma, Wisconsin. Treat yourself to a stay away from the stresses of everyday life, explore Alma's historic Main Street, enjoy the views from Buena Vista and experience the natural wonders of our section of the Driftless Area & the Upper Mississippi River Valley.  


Each property is located across from the Mississippi River with great views of the river, bald eagles overhead and the Alma bluff.  Main Street is also Wisconsin State Highway 35 and known as The Great River Road, Wisconsin's only National Scenic Byway.   Drive the backroads of Buffalo County and revel that there is no traffic and Buffalo County only has one stop light ... just to let the folks from Winona, Minnesota come into the state.  Stay a night at a BLUE DOOR Property and join us!

BLUE DOOR INN Bed & Breakfast is our flagship property at 331 S Main Street.  Built by the Tritsch Brothers, it comprises three buildings from 1853 to 1875.  Combined there is an 1853 one-room stone house, an 1857 2 1/2 story stone house and an 1875 brick house.  Operating as a Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast, our "Farm to Inn" breakfast is served daily in the stone Blacksmith Shop.  Four suites are available as well as a one bedroom apartment.  Great Mississippi River views, gardens, patio and 60' porches.

COTTAGE At The Blue Door Inn is next door to the Blue Door Inn at 333 S Main Street.  This home was built in 1890 for the son of Johann Tritsch when he married.  Guests at the Cottage have breakfast privileges at the Blue Door Inn.  The Cottage Room is on the 1st foor and offers a large living room, large queen bedroom and small bath.  There's also a private front porch with fantastic Mississippi River views.

INN At BIG RIVER THEATRE is located above the Big River Theatre at 121A S Main Street.  On the 3rd floor you'll find the Eagles' Nest Loft, king bed, queen sleeper sofa, kitchen, bath and huge living space.  The River View Apartment is on the 2nd floor and this large apartment has two to three bedrooms depending on your needs.  Views from the Eagles' Nest Loft and the River View Apartment are amazing.  This property is self-catered and does not offer a breakfast option.

Can't you just smell the fresh brewed coffee as you look over the Mississippi River from the Blue Door Inn's upper balcony?  Keurig coffee service is provided in all of our rooms, tea is available upon request.  Our "Farm To Inn" Breakfast is served daily in the 1857 Blacksmith Shop from 8am-10am, April 1st through November 30th


"Farm To Inn" has always been important at the Blue Door but when we put the list together this year even we were amazed at how many breakfast ingredients we source locally.  More Info on Farm To Inn Breakfasts  

BLUE DOOR Inn is a licensed Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast allowing us to offer fresh food options prepared in-house.  Breakfast is offered for guests at BLUE DOOR Inn & COTTAGE at Blue Door Inn.  The INN At BIG RIVER THEATRE is self-catering and does not have a breakfast option.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

BLUE DOOR Properties offers an on-line reservation system.  Have questions?  Need assistance?  Please call us directly at 608-685-9700 and we will be happy to assist you.

BOOKING DIRECT WITH BLUE DOOR PROPERTIES 

  • Best available nightly rate including "in-house" specials.
  • All BLUE DOOR Properties are available for reservation.
  • BOOKING Multiple Rooms In Multiple Properties is possible.
  • Taxes due are shown on your reservation page.
  • Deposits for all rooms are 50% upon reservation, refundable with at least 72 hours notice prior to 4pm on your date of arrival. More Information
  • Final Payment will be made against your credit card on file 72 hours prior to 4pm on your date of arrival, there will be no need to make additional payments when you check in.

BOOKING DIRECT WITH US OR THROUGH AN ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCY (OTA)
The least expensive nightly rate for the room of your choice is when you "book direct" with Blue Door Properties.  

You will find all of our lodging properties listed online with Home Away, VRBO, AirBnB & Trip Advisor.  You may make a reservation through their online systems, but please keep in mind:

  • we do not list all of our rooms on OTA sites
  • if you reserve multiple rooms, there is no discount on an OTA site
  • if we have a "special rate" package it will not be available on an OTA site
  • you will pay an extra "booking fee" to an OTA site
GUEST COMMENTS & REVIEWS
Blue Door Inn offers "a sense of history settling around guests as solidly as their 1853 rock walls".   Midwest Living Magazine

"Great inn, great innkeeper!"
 
“If you’re into historical venues - this place is right up your alley. It’s been completely renovated but Katherine has left all of the historical charm intact. From exposed brick to claw foot tubs it’s straight out of an HGTV show. The outdoor space is beautiful with multiple decks and bonfire pit. It is also a short walk away from amazing local shops, food, and entertainment. I’ll definitely be back!”

"The most beautiful place in Wisconsin....So much history....So much character....So relaxing.....I wish I could have stayed forever....Kathy has done the most precious thing by restoring the Blue Door Inn....Thank You Kathy!!!!"

"Best quiche I ever had!"
 
“This has to be the best BnB that we have stayed in! Very comfortable, beautifully decorated, everything a traveler would want and more! We had our choice of suite and each one was special in its own way! Katherine made us the most fabulous breakfast - all showcasing the local farm to table ingredients. The building has a very interesting past which adds to the charm! If you don't stay here, you have missed out on a very special experience!! ”

"I recommend the Blue Door Inn. By far the best place to stay in Alma, Wi. I just stayed there and an amazing transformation of one of the oldest buildings in Alma. Very quaint with lots of antiques. I will definitely return. Thanks Kathy!"
NIGHTLY WINE RECEPTION 
April 1 - November 30
BLUE DOOR Inn is a licensed Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast allowing us to offer our guests up to two 4oz glasses of wine during our Nightly Wine Reception.  We feature wines from local and regional vineyards nightly from 5:30-6:30pm.  The Nightly Wine Reception is offered for guests at BLUE DOOR Inn & COTTAGE at Blue Door Inn.  The INN At BIG RIVER THEATRE is not licensed to offer this amenity.
"BEST HISTORIC HOTEL IN WISCONSIN"
In 2019 LUX International Magazine awarded the Blue Door Inn "Best Historic Hotel In Wisconsin".