Top Reasons to Stay at Schuster Mansion Bed & Breakfast
- This elegant bed and breakfast is located less than 10 blocks from Marquette University and 3 miles from the Milwaukee Art Museum.
- The German Renaissance Revival mansion was built in 1891 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Guest rooms are individually decorated with period furnishings and Victorian accents. A mural of clouds decorates the ceiling in the sunlit Prairie Sky room. The elegant Pias suite contains a luxurious canopy bed and a separate sitting area where you can enjoy your included bottle of wine.
- Each morning, innkeepers Laura Sue and Rick prepare a full breakfast. You’ll also find coffee, tea, and freshly baked cookies throughout the day.
- During your stay, feel free to borrow board games, DVDs, or books from the inn’s collection.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Breweries, Sports, and Art along Lake Michigan
Located along Lake Michigan, about 90 miles north of Chicago, Milwaukee is a proudly unpretentious city with working-class roots. The city has been synonymous with brewing since the mid-1800s, when Miller, Pabst, and Schlitz dominated the landscape. Visit the Flemish-style Pabst Mansion, beer baron Frederick Pabst’s 1890 estate, to see just how profitable the beer business was. The mansion has 14 fireplaces, an opulent dining room, and several hidden compartments.
Today there’s a new microbrew-inspired scene, with several smaller brewers opening their doors for tours and freshly brewed beer. One of the city’s best tours is at Lakefront Brewery on North Commerce Street. Here, witty tour guides take guests through the beer-brewing process, encouraging them to enjoy samples of Lakefront’s india pale ale and organic coffee stout along the way.
There are also noticeable cultural undercurrents in Milwaukee. Set along the downtown lakefront, the Milwaukee Art Museum is beloved for its futuristic, sailboat-like architecture by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Inside, you can browse 30,000 works of art, ranging from 15th-century antiques to Georgia O'Keeffe paintings. Just south of the museum, the Milwaukee RiverWalk runs alongside the river for 3 miles, taking you through the Historic Third Ward, where antique shops and art galleries fill century-old warehouses. Drop by the Milwaukee Public Market here to sample local cheeses, baked goods, and other culinary delights.