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“Loved the homelike atmosphere & the friendly owners”
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The Appleton Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 Appleton B&B and Inns
WI
1 review
“Loved the homelike atmosphere & the friendly owners”
Reviewed 13 March 2008

I stayed here while attending a workshop at Richeson Art Gallery. Carole & Gordie were excellent hosts. I really liked the homemade granola for breakfast and the electric fireplace (even though I really didn't need it.) My room and bed was very comfortable. I loved the decorations. It was nice coming back to a homey room and living area after a full day of painting instead of a boring sterile hotel room. Kat

  • Liked — Convenient location, great hosts, nice rooms and main area
  • Disliked — I like everything
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled solo
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Naperville, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 March 2008

We spent two nights at the Appleton Inn when we traveled to Appleton to attend a recital at Lawrence University. We chose it because of the king size beds, bright colors, wireless Internet, and seating in the room, and we were not disappointed. The decor is so bright and cheery yet relaxing, and our room was sunny and very large and comfortable. It was cold the weekend we were there so we planned to just stay inside and relax most of the time, and this was a wonderful place to do that. Carole and Gordy are just as nice and friendly as everyone else says they are. Very quickly you will feel like you've known them a long time. And the breakfasts were also great. Everything was perfect, and we had no complaints. Oh, yes, we should add that they have a large variety of room types with various amentities so there is something for everyone!

  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Illinois
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Reviewed 8 October 2007

We started our annual fall color change drive in Appleton, Wisconsin this year and stayed the night at the Appleton Inn (also known as the Quilt-N-Be Bed & Breakfast). Our first impression, as we walked up the stairs, was this B&B looks inviting, lovingly maintained, and somewhat eclectic--be sure to look closely at the gingko tree out front. .

We were warmly greeted by the owners, Carole & Gordon, who invited us to leave our shoes at the door (we do the same and felt right at home). They gave us a quick tour of the historic house that they have decorated in a Victorian style with bright colors and fabrics. Carol is a quilter and her handiwork is everywhere from upholstery to wall hangings. Our daughter was with so we stayed in the Red Hen suite on the second floor. This spacious area has two bedrooms, full bath, kitchen and living room. There is also a room devoted to quilting for groups who want to hold a weekend retreat. We looked at the other rooms and all were nicely decorated and equally charming.

Carole and Gordie (as Carole refers to him) sleep in the refurbished attic. We suggest you ask for a tour to see how they turned this space from dusty attic to a dramatic loft. There's a garden outside the house where artfully positioned mirrors on the fence provide an interesting perspective of the flowers.

Carole is an adventuresome cook and we really enjoyed her chilled strawberry soup, fresh orange juice and strada. Afterwards Carole & Gordie took time to chat with us and we felt like family.

We've stayed in many B&Bs over the years both in the US and Europe. We think Carole and Gordie have the right approach and recommend a visit if Appleton is on your itinerary.

  • Liked — The decorated rooms and the owners
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
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Thank Jerry L
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Wisconsin
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Reviewed 18 September 2007

Carole and Gordie were wonderful hosts. We stay in B& B's just
because we love the interaction with the people we meet.
Our room with King sized bed was light and airy. The leaded glass
windows were beautiful in the sunlight , when rainbows danced
across the room.
Breakfast was yummy. Cinnamon pecan french toast
and sausage, delicious.

  • Liked — The hosts
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kadidlehopper
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Reviewed 7 August 2007

We were on our way to Door county but wish we could have stayed longer in this great B&B. Carole and Gordy were the best hosts we have ever had. Carole is extremely creative, all the rooms boast handmade quilts by Carole and many great decorative touches.
We were in the large yellow and blue room with a king bed, private bath and a little kitchen. Carole has an exuberant color sense and the whole house benefits. In the morning we had to tear ourselves away; we could have talked forever.

Stayed July 2007
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Thank drumsurn
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joke12236555
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Reviewed 29 July 2007

My sister & I spent the weekend at the Quilt-N-Bee for a sister's weekend & it was wonderful! Great location near downtown, beautiful & creative rooms, wonderful hospitality, yummy breakfast...hopefully we can do it again. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
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Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2007

The first time my boyfriend & I stayed at the Quilt-N-Be it was a suprise for me on my birthday. We both loved it there, that we have stayed there 2 other times & will be staying there again in the future. Each time we have stayed there we have had a wonderful time. Carole & Gordie are wonderful people. They are so friendly and hospitable and make you feel "at home" in their home. Their home is so beautiful & well kept-inside & outside. The rooms are decorated beautifully and the breakfasts that they serve are delicious.

My boyfriend & I would recommend the Quilt-N-Be to anyone who would like to have a nice relaxing place to stay and to meet two very nice people.

Ron S & Deb M

  • Liked — Friendly owners, beautiful and "homey" rooms, excellent breakfasts
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Thank babydollpink
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Additional Information about The Appleton Inn

Property: The Appleton Inn
Address: 300 W Prospect Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-6015 (Formerly the Quilt-N-Be Bed and Breakfast)
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Appleton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Appleton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Appleton Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a full service B&B opened in 1991 in a historic home in a historic neighborhood. All room have modern amenities, WIFI, private baths and wonderful homemade breakfast. We would like to be considered a home away from home with a twist. We wait on you and we enjoy your stay as much as you do. Come and see our beautiful city and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. Carole and Gordie ... more   less 
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