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  In Historic Alma, Wisconsin





















At Blue Door Properties you can "Travel Safe" and "Stay Safe" With Confidence.  We have implemented 
several business practices recommended for lodging properties.  

PRECAUTIONS:  Extended cleaning practices have been implemented to sanitize lodging rooms.
2 Night Minimum Stay required for all rooms.  Rooms not available for 24 hours pre- & post-stay.
Breakfast Service at Blue Door Inn & the Cottage will not be available in 2022.

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.  

We have curated four historic properties on Alma's Main Street.  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 and just designated in 2021 as an All American Road.   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 at a BLUE DOOR Property and join us!

BLUE DOOR INN 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.  Four suites are available as well as a one bedroom apartment which can be reconfigured to a two or three bedroom apartment.  Great Mississippi River views, gardens, patio and 60' porches.  
Standard Occupancy: 10,  Maximum Occupancy: 14

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. The Cottage Room is on the 1st floor and offers a large living room, large queen bedroom and small bath.  There's also a private front porch with fantastic Mississippi River views.  Microwave, mini fridge & coffee maker provided. 
Standard Occupancy: 2,  Maximum Occupancy: 4

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 with three bedrooms (king, and 2 queens, living room, kitchen, bath & patio.  Views from the Eagles' Nest Loft and the River View Apartment are amazing.  
Standard Occupancy: 8,  Maximum Occupancy: 12

12 MILE BLUFF INN, located at 125 N Main Street, has direct views of Lock & Dam #4.  The Garden View Studio is located on the 1st floor with a private entrance.  The Studio has direct access to the Inn's stone walled garden designed by Stockholm Gardens.  Queen wall bed, gas fireplace, bath, commercial kitchen and large open studio space (600 sq feet) with 12 foot tin ceilings. Maximum Occupancy is 2.  Mississippi River View Suite is the entire 2nd floor of the building with a private entrance off Main Street. The apartment looks out over Alma's Main Street, the Mississippi River and Lock & Dam #4.  Offers two bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen), two bathrooms, large kitchen, separate dining room and a living area with a queen hide-a-bed in 900 sq feet of space and 10 foot ceilings.  Standard Occupancy:6.  Maximum Occupancy: 8

Can't you just smell the fresh brewed coffee as you look over the Mississippi River from a Blue Property?  Keurig coffee service or coffee pot are provided in all of our rooms, tea is available upon request. 

BLUE DOOR Inn has suspended it's license as a Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast for 2022 and our "Farm to Inn" breakfast.  We are no longer allowed to offer fresh food options prepared in-house or the afternoon wine tasting.  We will reconsider reopening our Breakfast Room in 2023 if COVID19 concerns have resolved and we can safely serve guests in our 1857 stone room.


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.


  • 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.

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
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 Inn 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!"