This is a true hidden treasure! The accommodations and site are beautiful, quiet and comfortable. Be lazy; do nothing and soak in the beauty. Walk the historic village of Rural or drive into King and Waupaca for the larger "small town" feel and things to do. We preferred to just stay around the inn and read. There is no cellular service but they do have a robust WiFi. Perfect for not getting calls from work yet being able to read online. Deb and Robert are gracious hosts. They will visit, or as we prefer, leave us to enjoy our lazy vacation time. Our breakfasts started with a wonderful house-made yogurt and fruit compote. We found it charming to know almost all of the food served came from around the inn. How many innkeepers can say, "I got this maple syrup from our neighbor yesterday," or, "I picked and sliced these tomatoes and zucchinis three minutes ago?" Robert brought out more fresh tomatoes plus fried green tomatoes for our last day. This was really a great find. I'm sure we'll travel the 1100 miles to come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 1853 farmstead in the historic village of Rural on the Crystal River is a welcoming place for all to feel at home. The setting fosters rest and refreshment of body, mind and spirit! Travel Green Wisconsin Certified. Wild Ones, Audubon, National Wildlife Federation members. Full breakfast with Southern touch; wildlife/bird habitat; grass labyrinth; foot paths; bicycle friendly. Cabins for families. Wisconsin government rate. ... more less