BLUE DOOR Properties

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Located On Main Street, Alma, Wisconsin

Reservations: 608-685-9700  lodging@bluedoorinnalma.com

 


 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

             
Step back into the 19th Century and the small river town
              atmosphere of Alma, Wisconsin on the Mississippi River.
              A National Historic District Covering 346 Acres
 
 

 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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.


 

  



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   OUR PROPERTIES


   BLUE DOOR INN (Bed & Breakfast)

   COTTAGE At BLUE DOOR INN

   INN At BIG RIVER THEATRE



Welcome to BLUE DOOR Properties and the BLUE DOOR Inn We manage three beautiful lodging properties located directly on Main Street in Alma, Wisconsin ... the heart of Alma's National Historic District.

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.  There's 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, 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 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 Rooms are on the 1st foor and offer a large living room, 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 both are amazing.  This property does not offer a breakfast option.

BLUE DOOR Properties offers three lodging properties with 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 the Driftless Area & the Upper Mississippi River Valley everywhere.  


Each property 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.   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!

RESERVATION SYSTEM
DEPOSIT & PAYMENT POLICIES

The reservation system we've used since the day we opened the Blue Door Inn was sold to another entity outside of the United States. As a result there was an opportunity to find a system that would be easier for everyone to use with more features. We've tested & tested but the proof is in your experience. Please call us directly at 608-685-9700 if you have an issue making your reservation.

NEW FEATURES

  • 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.
"FARM TO INN" BREAKFAST
BLUE DOOR Inn & The Cottage (May-October)

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 does not have a breakfast option.


Breakfast is served from May 1st through October 31st.  The 1857 Blacksmith Shop was revamped as the Breakfast Room for our free breakfast service.  More Info On Farm To Inn Breakfasts 


Focus on "Farm To Inn" has always been important at the Blue Door Inn 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  


Mid-Week Basic Breakfast includes fresh fruit/berries with muffins, breads or scones baked in the early morning, farm-fresh boiled eggs, house granola, yogurt, juice, milk, tea & coffee.

  

Expanded Weekend Breakfast Saturday's offering is usually mini blueberry buckwheat pancakes.  Sunday is an egg bake, quiche, biscuits with sausage gravy or other "hot" choice. 


We're always experimenting and adding new breakfast items.  Watch out we've been known to serve apple pie, strawberry shortcake and even sweet corn on the cob when they're in season!

NIGHTLY WINE RECEPTION (May-October)
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.

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!

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.   We have train photographers book Suite 3 each year to capture the views.  CAUTION: You will hear trains but we provide ear plugs.

RIVERBOATS ON THE
UPPER MISSISSIPPI
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 all of BLUE DOOR Properties too!

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.


Staff of BLUE DOOR Properties 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.

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!"
Awarded 2014 through 2019
NEED AN EXTENDED STAY?
Are you an artist or writer looking for a retreat? A traveling nurse or professional needing lodging for 30 days or more?  The Apartments at the Blue Door Inn in Alma WI are available from November 1st through May 31st.    EXTENDED STAY INFO
NEED A SMALL MEETING ROOM?
The Breakfast Room at the Blue Door Inn can accommodate up to 12 people for a small group meeting.  We provide free coffee service, WiFi access and a large screen television for projection.

RATE:  $10 an hour, $40 minimum per day
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