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Albany House

405 S. Mill St.
Albany  Wisconsin  53502
United States
(866) 977-7000
(608) 862-3636
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Midwest Living Review

Melanie Radzicki McManus
This 1908 countryside inn sits in a prime spot for cycling and hiking enthusiasts.

Innkeeper Margie Stoup says guests often come to her B&B because they want to be active – two recreational rail-trails are nearby, as are segments of Wisconsin’s Ice Age National Scenic Trail. But it’s also a great place to escape if you want a quiet night (or two) in the country.

Albany House was built in 1908 and features six rooms ($109-$249), all with private bath. One of the accommodations is a two-room suite on the home’s third floor. The property also includes the River Cottage, a 1912 Craftsman home across the street ($199-$299), which can hold two to six. The antique-filled rooms are well decorated and comfortable; most have showers, but one features a clawfoot tub, complete with tiny rubber ducky.

The home’s main level contains two sitting areas and the dining room, where a full breakfast is served daily. You may be treated to frosted lemon poppyseed scones, an egg blossom, candied bacon and baked pears in cream, for example, along with coffee, juice and tea. The inn's three-acre grounds are beautifully landscaped, and there’s plenty of seating on the spacious front porch. There’s also a summer house out back, where guests can picnic, plus an art studio in the property’s barn; Albany House holds multi-day art workshops several times a year.

Stoup and her husband, Ken, are gracious and friendly innkeepers who take good care of guests without hovering, which is probably why they've been in business for nearly 20 years.

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