Bed and breakfast inns hearken back to simpler times, when families ate meals together every morning and sat around the fireplace at night while television crews taped every minute for an MTV reality show. Enjoy the past's charms without signing a television contract with today's Groupon: for $90, you get a one-night stay at the historical Manderley Bed and Breakfast (up to a $193 value including tax) located in Milwaukee.
Built in 1886 and inspired by the Aesthetics movement of the 1880s, the Queen-Anne-style Manderley Bed and Breakfast boasts cream brick and painted trim on its outside with nostalgic woodwork and hand-painted walls creating an old-world atmosphere on the inside. Choose from any of the intricately decorated rooms, which retain their antique airs while offering modern amenities, such as wireless Internet access, private baths, and fireplaces. Manderley Bed and Breakfast offers guests on-site parking for horseless carriages. A full candlelit breakfast satisfies the tummies of visitors who wake up with the rooster's angry growl, and complimentary refreshments ensure weary travelers remain hydrated for a day of discovering nearby attractions, including the Pabst Mansion and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Manderley Bed and Breakfast
This Victorian bed-and-breakfast on West Wells Street resembles a life-size dollhouse. Built in 1886, the Queen Anne–style inn has all the trappings of the period, including stained-glass windows, multiple chimneys, and rainbow-hued gingerbread trim. Despite the interior's Victorian furnishings, hand-painted walls, and old-fashioned wooden staircase, up-to-date amenities such as free WiFi keep overnight stays grounded in the present. Each guest room comes outfitted with a fireplace and period décor such as lamps sporting handlebar mustaches. In the morning, the innkeeper prepares a full breakfast. The lodging's convenient downtown location places attractions such as Marquette University and the Milwaukee Art Museum well within reach.