BLUE DOOR INN

331 South Main Street, Alma, Wisconsin

Reservations: 608-685-4067  lodging@bluedoorinnalma.com

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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.


 

  



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GREAT RIVER ROAD SPECIAL

Make your September reservation for a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday and save 20% for that night.  Great River Road Month Special Rate reflected in quoted rates.


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.

 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
MID-WEEK DISCOUNT CELEBRATING
DRIVE THE GREAT RIVER ROAD MONTH
September is DRIVE THE GREAT RIVER ROAD MONTH in Wisconsin. Why not come to Alma, Wisconsin for a "Great River Road Getaway"?  Alma is centrally located for wine tasting, apple orchards, backroad drives, fishing and iconic views.  Our river town offers Lock & Dam #4, a National Historic District and a great spot for fall color and viewing fall migration on the Mississippi Flyway.  

In support of the Wisconsin Great River Road the Blue Door Inn in Alma, WI is offering a 20% mid-week discount on all of our rooms on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday during the month of September.
FACEBOOK FRIEND DISCOUNT

Did you know that if you "LIKE" the Blue Door Inn on Facebook you will receive updates on discounts offered only to our Facebook Friends?  When we have room openings for the upcoming weekend you can receive a 20% discount?  Blue Door Inn Facebook
BREAKFAST AT THE BLUE DOOR INN

Officially the Blue Door Inn is not a "bed & breakfast" we are a "hotel".  We do not have a commercial kitchen so some of our options are limited.  We do make every effort to bring you a FREE continental breakfast delivered to your room that offers products from local resources. 


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

   -- Locally made breads & baked goods

   -- Special treats we discover on our sourcing trips


There's nothing better than enjoying breakfast in bed!

GUEST COMMENTS
 
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!

BLUE DOOR INN -- 2014 Best Of The Midwest TRAVEL by Midwest Living

Blue Door Inn offers "a sense of history settling around guests as solidly as their 1853 rock walls".  
Alma, Wisconsin was listed as an "instant itinerary for a perfect weekend getaway". 
For scenic drives, the Wisconsin Great River Road was a "WOW Moment!"
Midwest Living's 2014 Best of the Midwest Travel, pages 202 and 203.
  


WINE TASTING ADVENTURES

The Wisconsin Great River Road offers two wine tasting adventures with 14 wineries along their 250-mile route.  More info ...


From La Crosse north to Prescott, the Northern Adventure offers 7 wineries/vineyards with "vine to bottle" wine production by vineyards growing grapes locally and wineries producing local wines. 


Danzinger Vineyards & Winery, located in Alma, is in the heart of the Northern Adventure and the Blue Door Inn is the perfect place to spend the night.


The Southern Adventure offers another 7 wineries/vineyards from La Crosse south to Kieler.


Blue Door Inn was reviewed for the on-line edition of Midwest Living. The original 1853 one-room stone house is 161 years old.  Thanks to everyone for all of their great comments on the Inn.  We appreciate each and every one of our guests and can't wait for your return.
 
Restoration project is coming to an end but now we have to maintain our work and some of those original improvements are scheduled for maintenance.   Buildings 139 to 160+ years old need TLC ... forever!!!

BIRDING ALONG THE BUFFALO RIVER

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.


TRAINS, TRAINS & MORE TRAINS

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.  CAUTION: You will hear trains but we provide ear plugs.

FAMOUS FOR OUR BALD EAGLES  

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!

KAYAK OR CANOE, PADDLING IS GREAT

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.


The staff of the BLUE DOOR Inn can help you with local canoe trails and paddling spots.  Equipment is available through Riverland Outfitters.

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.