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“Old time charm and hospitality.”

The Green Fountain Inn
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The Green Fountain Inn
Ranked #4 of 8 Waupaca B&B and Inns
1 review
“Old time charm and hospitality.”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Love this place! First time at a Bed & Breakfast. We absolutely loved it and plan on coming again. All the staff were wonderful. The owner, Cindy, is a very caring and sweet individual and we enjoyed having a great conversation with her on the morning we left. Oh....very neat and clean; just had breakfast there, great food. Wish we could of tried their lunch!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

The salmon cakes were some of the best I have ever had. The soup was wonderful as well. Unique menu so glad we went there. Wish they were open for dinner more often especially during the summer. Make sure you go when you have time to relax as it is not a quick in and out place but a place to enjoy.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We were able to get a room in this elegant Victorian B&B on Memorial Day when we suddenly realized that we weren't ready to travel home after a busy annual gathering in a place near Waupaca. The owner was an hour out of town when we called and traveled back right away to give us a room and a key. We waited for a bit on the wrap-around veranda with very comfortable wicker sofas and chairs. A perfect reading porch.

The four rooms are on the second floor and each have a private bathroom. There is also a "business library" on the second floor where a desk and computer hook ups are available. Wi-fi is available at no charge throughout the house.

The bedrooms, labeled for the four directions, are all tastefully and elegantly decorated with mostly authentic Victorian furnishings and wall paper--nothing cutesy or overly lacy as I have seen in other faux-Victorian B&Bs. Throughout the house, the beautiful wooden floors have tasteful rugs.The North bedroom is very roomy with a sink in the room and a small bathroom adjoining the room with a good shower. The North wall is full of windows. The South room is small, but still lovely, with a canopy bed and an adjoining bathroom. The East bedroom is large with twin beds and its own bathroom. and the West room is larger than the South and has its own full bathroom with tub and shower across the hall.

Downstairs has a large and light living room with a tuned piano. The dining room spans two large rooms which serve as a week-day lunch and Friday and Saturday dinner restaurant. The Secret Garden restaurant, as the name implies, has a covered patio out back where they can seat patrons, too. We didn't eat there but the offerings sounded good.

Our breakfast consisted of two poached eggs on toast, fresh orange juice, fresh fruit and coffee or tea, elegantly served to us, of course, and very good.

Waupaca is a lovely small town with a chain of "no wake" lakes on one edge. From the Green Fountain Inn you can walk two blocks to "downtown." Main Street has a bookstore,gift shop, theater, with 4 shows listed, probably shown at various times--one screen, I imagine, and at least 3 restaurants. As we were leaving, we discovered we had a flat tire. As we changed the tire a man in a truck stopped to help us and recommended the Chevy Dealer to fix the tire. We couldn't have been more pleased with the friendly and honest service there.

We will be back to Waupaca and the Green Fountain Inn again!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stillwater
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

My friend and I attended the IOLA old car show every year. Normally we stay at a hotel in Stevens Point and drive the 25 miles to the show and back. A neighbor stayed at the Green Fountain Inn and highly recommended it pointing out that Waupaca was only half the driving distance to Iola. The place exceeded our expectations; clean, well furnished, comfortable and with delightful service from all their staff. The Inn has a wonderful chef and kitchen that also serves a gourmet dinner on Friday and Saturday evening. We were unable to stay over to try the meal but heard from several locals that it is exceptional. We will definitely return next year at Iola time.

Room Tip: Recommend either the North or South rooms
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

This B&B definitely needed some upgrading. The front yard is messy with all the weeds hanging on to the railings of the porch, the porch floor is starting to rot and the steps to the front porch is crumbling. Also we noticed that the place needed some cleaning because the couch on the porch is dusty and full of spider webs everywhere. Inside the dining area, we noticed that the corner of the glass from our dining table have some cracks which we find unsuitable. When we arrived there was no one around to give us a tour. When we met the Innkeeper (who is also the baker/cook) He had given us an incomplete tour of the House/Inn.
He did not even mention to us that there is a TV/Entertainment room upstairs for the guests, there is no wi-fi connection, and we were treated like the gate crashers.
We have to sit outside the porch as they have guests dining inside the dining area. So we cannot even stay inside before going to bed so basically the mosquitoes have us for dinner. We also find that the bed covers were very itchy and the pillows uncomfortable. While we were upstairs trying to sleep, they have noisy guests dining downstairs who keep on laughing thru the night.
This is the most uncomfortable B & B to stay. They should think about prioritizing whether they should just run a B & B or a restaurant. We dont mind if they do both for us long as they make sure that their guests staying for a night will be well accommodated and well looked after. We are sorted out and set aside for they are so busy with their restaurant guests. We could not even asked any of them (Innkeepers or the owners) because they are so busy to pay attention to us at least. They also did not serve us a proper breakfast, its not even organized yet when we came downstairs and I thought that the staff will just hand us the muffin that she have in her hands. It was a very uncomfortable and bad experience to stay at this B&B, they definitely need some good cleaning, restoration of the place and attention to their guests staying at the Inn.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago
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Reviewed 29 December 2009

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the owner, a camera and our B&B hostess. Despite being 'first-time actors,' were invited to participate in a casual video for the "check-in" scene. Aside from the unexpected welcome, we were delighted with the ambiance of the place. The decor was consistent with daintily painted vases, elegant drapery, a well-positioned baby grand and flashback to the 40's furniture (or older). I fell in love with it and so did my husband - a photographer. We stayed in the North Room, which aside from the bright morning light, was a fabulous experience. Fresh linens were provided. The hostess often taunted us with the aroma of her kitchen concoctions. Oh! And the breakfast, presented at the hour your choice, led me to believe I was in a posh B&B somewhere off the Gold Coast of Chicago! There are only two famed B&B's in the area. This is a splendid must!!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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milwaukee
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Reviewed 19 May 2008

My husband and I won a public television auction for a two night stay at the Green Fountain Inn. Neither my husband nor I had ever stayed at a B&B so we weren't sure what to expect. What a treat the Green Fountain Inn was--we absolutely loved it! Because the busy season hasn't quite started yet, we had the run of the entire house! Each morning we would come downstairs to find a yummy breakfast set up for us at a lovely little table. Cindy and Emily couldn't have been nicer and more accomodating. We were not aware that dinner would only be served Friday night so unfortuanately we had already eaten when we arrived; but judging by the wonderful smells that filled the house Chef Keith is a force to be reckoned with! Next time we will make sure we arrive on a dinner night famished--ha!ha!
Waupaca was a cute little town that was fun to explore and the locals were welcoming. We spent a little time at a bar called "Paca"--The bartender there was so nice and quite funny--should have asked her name so I could post it and give her credit--she really was sweet and made you feel welcome. The bar was pretty smokey, so if you're allergic or have an aversion to cigarette smoke it might not be your place, in which case you might want to try T.W. Martin's (see below).
There is an antique store in a 3 story building (maybe an old school house?) to wander through if you enjoy that kind of thing--I easily got lost in it for a couple of hours. Behind the antique shop (there's a weird staircase that leads down to the parking lot) we had a great dinner at an Irish bar/restaurant called T.W. Martin's (locals call it T Dubbs) located in an old carriage house. Excellent food, friendly service, historic atmosphere, and no smoking allowed which is nice for people who are sensitive to smoke (not so nice if you like to smoke a cigar when you're out like my husband--ha!ha!). We will definitely return to T Dubbs next time!!!
There are quaint little retail shops, too. My favorite was, "Panache", a cute little boutique clothing shop where I had to try on practically half of the store--thank you to the owner for being so helpful and hardworking and to my husband for being so patient--lol!!!
We also enjoyed spending time in some of the neighboring towns. We attended an Amish quilt auction (they also had other items like homemade baskets, birdhouses, lawn decor etc..)in Amherst on Saturday morning and we had a great time; even won a few items at very good prices!
On Saturday night we went to a waterfront bar/restaurant called, Clear Water Harbor which I think is actually located in King, WI but the address is listed as Waupaca on their website (www.clearwaterharbor.com). It was a five minute drive from the B&B. There was a really talented blues/rock band and we thouroughly enjoyed the music, dancing, food and atmosphere. They also offer day and evening cruises (some dining) starting Memorial weekend. Unfortunately we were a week early for that so again--we'll have to catch that next time.
We had an fun andeventful yet relaxing weekend at the Green Fountain Inn--even better than we had imagined. We will be back soon!! Thanks again to Cindy, Emily and Keith!!!!

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Green Fountain Inn
Address: 604 S Main St, Waupaca, WI 54981-1720
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Waupaca
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Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Waupaca
Number of rooms: 5

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