Fall is a magical time when views from the Inn are aflame in oranges, reds, and yellows. To have breakfast by a window and spot a variety of birds at the feeder or to catch a glimpse of a red-tailed hawk gliding by is a wondrous way to start the day. We ate the complimentary continental breakfast in the Gathering Room, a community room--comfy sofas, a couple of tables by windows, a stand full of books for leisure reading and real plants, not fake dusty things. These are the small details that make this place like home.
The room we stayed in was clean and spacious. The bed was the best bed away from bed—crispy clean and offered a sound sleep. Our room faced the road and I was worried about traffic sound at night, and either I fell into a deep sleep or the traffic died down or it was good insulation, but I wasn’t awaken by the blare of a truck or the droning whisper of passing cars (and I’m a light sleeper). The other half of our party had a room away from the street which looked out over a field and fall trees, definitely quieter.
It’s nice to walk into a place and not have to check in with a disengaged desk clerk at a sterile counter who hands you a key card. Jim Klawitter was very inviting and helpful, as was the rest of the staff. Since we didn’t know the area, he took the time to give us useful suggestions for eateries, etc. Jane Klawitter welcomed our group and since we had family visiting from Central America, they were invited to place a pin on their country on a wall map. The map was dotted with pins from all over the U.S. and the world.
If you’re looking for a unique stay away from the cookie-cutter-chain-hotels and motels, this is the place and for the price—this is the place. This little gem is certainly a doorway to the great Horicon Marshes (Horicon Education Center is just 2 miles down the road), and even if you’re not there for the marshes, it’s a great place to stay and relax, and shake the city out of you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mayville Inn is a 29-room colonial-style hotel located in Mayville, Wisconsin. We have a mix of accommodations that appeal to the business traveler, as well as the leisure guest. WI-FI is free. You’ll find squeaky clean rooms with a peaceful country view at a reasonable price.Just 2 miles from the International Education Center for the Horicon Marsh, our well-informed staff can suggest a variety of ways to see and enjoy this amazing treasure.Give yourself some time to kick back and chat in our European bar, The Library, or in The Gathering Room. ... more less