Welcome to the Westby House Inn & Gathering Place, where history, comfort, and hospitality join together - creating two unique experiences.
Just outside of Lacrosse, in the southwest driftless region of Wisconsin, you will find the Westby House Inn and Gathering place. Formerly the Westby House Bed and Breakfast, the Westby House Inn and Gathering Place is Victorian charm re-imagined. The main home, built in the 1800’s, offers traditional Victorian style decor, and a cozy welcoming atmosphere with many indulgent extras all without being stuffy or pretentious. Our lighthearted approach to a timeless classic setting is what sets us apart from being a bed and breakfast. Guests of our home enjoy the house at their leisure, creating their own agenda. With no formal breakfast times or schedules to adhere to, when staying with us, the guests set the pace, therefore creating their own perfect boutique guesthouse experience.
In addition to the five well-appointed rooms inside of the mansion home, we also have a gracious guest lodge. Our seasonal guest lodge (open April through October) is perfect for those looking for a little extra privacy or wanting to get an early start on hiking, biking, or fishing. Each of these two units has a private entrance, each with a kitchenette, and a spiral staircase leading to a queen bed loft-type setting.
Whether you are searching for a romantic getaway or are looking to take advantage of the many things to do here in the Westby and surrounding area, we have an experience designed just for you.
A boutique-style lodging experience is offered to our guests staying in our 1891 beautiful Victorian mansion. Though the breakfast may be gone, the tradition of hospitality continues inside of our lovely home. Traditional in its decor, including fine antiques, original woodwork, romantic wallpaper, and an inviting fireplace, our home offers guests a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. We have created plenty of common space, including areas to rest, relax and feel quietly at home. The mansion provides a choice of five elegant private rooms which are all accessed by the stunning staircase original to the build of the mansion. Every room has cable TV, a private bath, luxurious linens, warm fuzzy robes, and slippers for you to use during your stay.
While staying with us, we hope you savor some special amenities like picking out a perfect book to read by the fire or working on a puzzle out on the patio while sipping wine found at one of our local wineries, which pair perfectly with cheese from our local creamery. Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the property. For rainy or lazy days, we have playing cards, board games, word searches, and even markers and doodle pads for our guests that are feeling creative. When weather permits, relax in one of our rocking chairs on the wrap-around porch or get a cozy blanket and enjoy an outdoor fire pit. Whatever your idea of relaxing and unwinding may be, we are certain you will find it here at the Westby House.
Guests to our property can choose independent rooms that are outside the bed and breakfast mansion. These rooms are perfect for family or group travelers, our guests who are looking for that extra element of privacy, or those who are concerned with social distancing. These rooms are also great for our guests on the go that don't want to adhere to a specific schedule or those who are looking for a long-term stay. They both have queen-sized beds, kitchenettes, a microwave, a refrigerator, and a personal coffee maker.
* These rooms do not include breakfast
Regardless of which lodging experience is best for you, you have a choice at the Westby House Inn, where the focus is on romance, adventure, and relaxation, and our goal is always to exceed your expectations!
Known as one of the best places to stay in Wisconsin, the Westby House Inn is located in the heart of the Driftless Region. There is something for every kind of vacationer to enjoy while staying at our beautiful bed and breakfast.
Our area offers fun in the outdoors during every season. Fine arts are in abundance, and history is always on display in the land and buildings. Celebrated rivers, rolling hills, miles of farmland, and tranquil back roads are the perfect organic venues to renew, rest, and visit. The diverse local arts and crafts; the local Norwegian culture; the tranquil sports of fly-fishing, biking, hiking, and canoeing; the quaint towns and villages; the common sighting of bald eagles and other wildlife; and the people that inspire you during your visit are just a few of the reasons why this is the heart of the Driftless Area. You will find many fun and exciting things to do in the Westby, WI area!