A Special Place - A Wonderful Escape
One of the early bed and breakfasts in the state is found in the downtown historic area of Stevens Point. This finely crafted 1889 Victorian home is both tasteful and fun. It features the original crown moldings and unique woodworking of a past era and now includes such modern necessities as private baths and free Internet.
Where comfort, history and relaxation meet.
The seasons have moved on from fall to winter which has a charm all its own. Snow provides plenty of activities to keep everyone busy - skating, snowshoeing and all kinds of skiing. This is the time for concert and plays, for craft shows and visiting the Planetarium, which is celebrating 51 years. Time to enjoy wonderful food at our supper clubs, quaint taverns and fresh selections at the Farmers Market on Strongs. Sample local spirits at our new distillery and beers and wines at four local breweries.
The Farmer Market on the Square, the Portage County Fair, and four Histoical Society Sites which open on the weekends are yours to explore. There are fish waiting for you in the Wisconsin River and craft beers and a new distillery awaiting your tasting.
A Victorian Swan on Water Bed and Breakfast is the perfect homebase for a wonderful Wisconsin vacation. Our downtown location is right on the Green Circle Trail with 30 miles of scenic trail so bring your bikes or hiking boots. Historic Main Street is just a couple blocks away with local farmers markets, antique and specialty shops, art galleries and restaurants. The Wisconsin River runs through the city and close to the Inn.
Stevens Point, a University town, is centrally located in Wisconsin and within driving distance from the Waupaca Chain of Lakes, Wausau, Antigo, the Fox Cities, Wisconsin Dells, Oshkosh, Green Bay, Eagle River, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Bayfield, Door County and Chicago.
Breakfasts are prepared from fresh ingredients and with your tastes and diet taken into consideration. Our specialty is Turtle French Toast. It's been our signature dish for over 26 years and guests continue to request it.
The inn's generous rooms are furnished with antique pieces that reflect earlier times. Modern comfort is not ignored as private bathrooms provide whirlpool, sauna, showers and one has an old fashioned clawfoot tub just for fun. The ambiance of wood floors with black walnut inlays, crown moldings and hidden window shutters will pique your interest in the Rothman family that built the house in 1889. In 1938 the house was moved from its original Clark Street location to Water Street but lost the third floor in the process.
The first floor is a common area, the parlor, with comfortable seating and lots of books for reading, the former dining room with built-in display cases is now a TV viewing area. Board games, cards, old fashioned phonograph and piano are available for your enjoyment.
"This was a most relaxing time...you made us feel like we were at home. Breakfast was perfect and so was the conversation. Thank you for such a wonderful stay." --Theresa & Jerrad
"Thanks for the wonderful stay...your decorating is more beautiful than any of the B&B's I've stayed at in Napa. California could learn something from Wisconsin. See you next year."--Janet B., California
Stevens Point CVB Partners in Tourism * Wisconsin Home-Based Business Award
Wisconsin Women's Entrepreneur Presidents Award * Association of Downtown Businesses *
Travel Green Wisconsin Certification