Blue Door Inn, Alma, Wisconsin

Step back into the 19th century at the Blue Door Inn and the small river town atmosphere of Alma, Wisconsin on the Mississippi River.  Located in a National Historic District right on the Mississippi River and the Wisconsin Great River Road.

One of Alma's earliest historic buildings restored for vacation rentals. Large accommodations, updated bathrooms & kitchens with all of the amenities. Rent an ensuite bed & bath or an apartment. Combine them to accommodate your group, wedding or family reunion.

This house built by the Tritsch Brothers of Baden, Germany is actually 3 buildings. The first building built into the hillside in 1853 is a one-room stone house; the connecting 2 1/2 story stone building, built in 1857, was a blacksmith shop with a home above; and the connecting 2 1/2 story brick building, built in 1875, was a hardware store with a home above. There have been 2 additional remodels over the years. In 2008 the removal of most renovations and exposure of many original details began in earnest.

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Latitude: 44.320164 Longitude: -91.914586 Elevation: 688 ft
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Inn Style

Are you looking for a bed and bath for the night?  Or do you need enough space to accommodate your family or a group?  The lodging options at Blue Door Inn can be configured to meet your specific needs. 

Historic building with period furniture, offering new bedding & luxury linens.  FREE continental breakfast delivered to your room.  Air conditioned comfort in all but Suite 2, ceiling fans in all rooms.  New bathrooms & kitchen with a contemporary touch while keeping as much of the original detail as possible.  Stainless steel appliances. Original wood floors and exposed stone and brick walls.

Want stone walls?  The UPPER Apartment is the oldest part of the Inn.  The common area of the LOWER Apartment is also made of stone and was the Tritsch Brothers blacksmith shop.

Looking for an affordable stay but don't mind a small room?  SUITE 2 is best.

Need sleeping accommodations for 4 in a single room?  SUITE 3 has a memory foam hide-a-bed.


Breakfast Style Served

Continental Breakfast

Eco-Friendly Notes

In 2013 the Blue Door Inn achieved "Green Masters Program Certification" from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. 

During restoration and preservation of this historic property 19th-century materials were repurposed or restored to their original state.  Eco-sensitive products were used when possible.

Operation of the Inn is focused on "green" products, lighting, heat storage systems and high efficiency appliances.  All of those empty wine bottles are recycled!

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

The Blue Door Inn is a local lodging venue, owner operated.

Accessibility Notes

Located on the Wisconsin Great River Road (Wisconsin State Highway 35) on Main Street in Alma, Wisconsin.

Seasons Open

Open year round

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