331 South Main Street, Alma, Wisconsin

Reservations: 608-685-4067



 Step back into the 19th Century and the small river town
 atmosphere of Alma, Wisconsin on the Mississippi River. 




















Step back into the 19th Century and the small rivertown atmosphere

of Alma, Wisconsin on the Mississippi River.  The BLUE DOOR Inn

is housed in one of Alma's oldest buildings.

















$60 nightly rates for Suites 1, 2, 3 or 4

December 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016

$80 nightly rate for Upper Apartment

Alma, Wisconsin is a 19th century river town on the Mississippi River and was designated a National Historic District in 1982.  The Blue Door Inn is one of the oldest buildings in the historic district.  Boasting great views of the Mississippi River and the Alma bluff, the town is nestled in between these magnificent views.

PHOTO TO THE RIGHT by Jeremy Dale, photographer. From Lake Itasca MN to New Orleans LA, the Mississippi Million folks rowed the entire length of the Mississippi River In 2014 to raise $1,000,000 in support of Right To Play.  Of the many photos taken by Jeremy Dale along the River, six were made into large canvas prints and sold in a private auction as part of raising funds for Right To Play. The photo of the Blue Door Inn with their boats was one of the six photos!



Video compilation of Bald Eagle photos, click the picture to the right ... most were taken just across the street from the BLUE DOOR Inn


Many opportunities for nature photography (professional or amateur) can be found in the Alma area.  We've learned to have our camera with us at all times ... you never know who might fly by or stopover!



Video compilation of Waterfowl on the Buffalo River, click the picture to the right ... all were taken along the Buffalo River or the point where it empties into Rieck's Lake.

Birding is a favorite pastime in Alma, Wisconsin any time of the year.  Bring your camera and stay at the BLUE DOOR Inn and we'll send you out to our favorite photo spots.


For train buffs Alma, Wisconsin is one of the best viewing locations along the Mississippi River for the Burlington Northern Sante Fe line.  Lock & Dam #4 bridge over the railroad tracks is a favorite viewing spot in Alma.


But the views from the upper porches of the BLUE DOOR Inn are spectacular with a clear view of trains heading north or south backed by the Mississippi River.   We have train photographers book Suite 3 each year to capture the views.  CAUTION: You will hear trains but we provide ear plugs.

Enjoy a close up experience watching a riverboat pass through Alma's Lock #4.  Riverboat season is July through October with several boats weekly.  Hear the calliope play.  Great views from the BLUE DOOR Inn's upper porch too!


You can't beat the Alma area for great paddling opportunities.  Mississippi River backwaters, national canoe trails, sand islands in the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge ... all make for a perfect experience.

Staff of the BLUE DOOR Inn can help you with local canoe trails and paddling spots.  Rent equipment at nearby Merrick State Park or choose a guided paddle trip from Broken Paddle Guiding Co.

Wintery View From Buena Vista
Blue Door Inn offers "a sense of history settling around guests as solidly as their 1853 rock walls".  

"Great inn, great innkeeper!"
"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!!!!"
"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!"
BREAKFAST At The Blue Door Inn

Officially BLUE DOOR Inn is not a "bed & breakfast", we are a "hotel".  We do not have commercial kitchen licensing so our breakfast options are limited. 

For 2016 we are revamping the 1857 Blacksmith Shop.  This Kitchen/Family Room on the first floor will be the new common room for continental breakfast service.  This "free" breakfast is offered from April through November.  

   -- In season local fruits (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries & apples)

   -- Locally made breads & baked goods

   -- Cereal, juice, milk & coffee

   -- Special treats we discover on our sourcing trips

Harvest Table Coming Soon In The Family Room Area (1st Floor)
BLUE DOOR INN Mobile For Your Smart Phone Or Tablet
Awarded In 2014 & 2015
BLUE DOOR Travels Blog

BLUE DOOR Inn, a four-year restoration project.  A 19th century single-family home with a blacksmith shop below and later a hardware store, the home has gone through a massive transformation.  Today your lodging options range from a choice of SUITES to full APARTMENTS.  All rooms have access to two 65-foot outdoor porches, patio with barbecue gas grill & fire pit, river views and great gardens.

The Inn is located across from the Mississippi River with great views of the river, 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. 


Enjoy the river, Lock & Dam 4, lots of train activity, views from Buena Vista, birding opportunities and history everywhere.  Drive the backroads of Buffalo County and revel that there is no traffic and the county only has one stop light ... just to let the folks from Winona, Minnesota come into the state.