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Guest Room Masterpiece Renovations

June 2, 2016 by braytonbb

We think our two most recent renovations are true masterpieces. We try to update our rooms, make an addition or provide a service each year to keep our inn fresh, current and interesting. A couple of years ago, we added the pergola out in back which gives our guests another option on where to lounge or even enjoy breakfast while they enjoy the serenity of the garden around them.  Last year we added a Keurig bar to those who wanted coffee, tea or hot chocolate late in the evening to enjoy at their leisure, along with filtered water to fill water bottles so we can help with landfill overuse.

belle vanityThis year, we added a new vanity to the Belle Suite which is absolutely stunning! It really fits the setting much better than the white pedestal sink and it gives our guests a little more room to spread out with their belongings.

The Blue Room also got a much need makeover with the shower. We wanted to make the Blue Room to feel more spa like and traditional in a sense. We took out the old shower and replaced it will a tiled masterpiece. Though the glass door is about an inch narrower than the previous door, the shower is wider and we were able to add shelves on the wall by the sink to give our guests more room for toiletries, which has always been a challenge in this room. blue room shower

If you have not visited us in a while, we would love to have you back to check out our renovations and if you are considering a trip to Oshkosh this summer for the first time, please consider staying local. We would love to spoil you. There are so many great activities, concerts, and events happening, Oshkosh is defiantly the place to be this summer. Check out our area events page to find the perfect time for you to visit.

Holy Moly May Oshkosh Events

April 7, 2016 by braytonbb

Oshkosh events

Menominee Park zoo and amusement center

Holy Moly May! Oshkosh has got a lot of events in May as we get ready for another great Wisconsin summer!

First off, lets start off with Saturday, May 7th. There are four big event/activities all taking place this day.

 The Oshkosh Bird Fest and the Live Birds of Prey Presentation.  This is the “tailgate party” for bird lovers! Bird walks, bird banding, children activities, informative exhibits, native plant sale and concessions are all at shelter #1 in Menominee Park from 6:00 AM -2:00 PM, rain or shine!

No need to go much further since the Menominee Park Zoo and children’s amusement center opens at 9am for the season. Lake Fly Café will also be open for a variety of food, snacks, ice cream and gift shop items from 11-6. They will be kicking off the season with a FREE carnival from 11-3 with children’s games, face painting, balloons and of the train.  Don’t forget, you can rent canoes, kayaks, aqua bikes and mini pontoons!

The Oshkosh gallery Walk is always the first Saturday of every month. Downtown comes alive from 6-9 PM with Oshkosh Galleries and businesses keep their doors open late to feature artwork of all varieties and genres from local artists.

I know if I had the morning off, I would request someone to take me to the Paine Art Center for Mothers Brunch from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.  This sounds like the best way to show Mom how special she is to you.  The Paine’s Conservatory is the perfect location to enjoy brunch prepared by Zuppas.  Reserve by April 25th though since spot books up quickly.  After brunch, wander the gardens and enjoy the beautiful spring garden display with tulips, daffodils and flowering trees. Afterwards, stop by the mansion to view The Audubon’s Birds of America.  This exhibit will feature the renowned large format prints (also called “Elephant folio” print) of American artist John James Audubon and his birds of America Series. These exceptional prints date back to the 1820s and 1830s and are among the most beloved wildlife imagery in the world.

The Winnebago Home Builders: Spring Parade of Homes begins May 13.  See the latest in construction and design as you tour 14 homes by area builders throughout Winnebago county.

Festival of Spring is always something to look forward to, which starts at 9:00 AM on May 21.  This is a free outdoor event featuring the Paine’s annual spring plant sale and more than 100 vendors of orginal art, fine crafts, plants and garden supplies.  Faire food and live entertainment will also be provided.

Ardy & Ed’s kicks off the first Cruise Night of 2016, Thursday, May 26th. just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.  This is an evening of great cars, music and food. WVBO radio will be present rocking hit oldies from 103.9. Enjoy this nostalgic setting across from Lake Winnebago and view some of the finest collective vehicles in the state.

 

Oshkosh Oktoberfest

September 28, 2015 by braytonbb

Oshkosh Oktoberfest comes back to Oshkosh for the 6th year this Saturday, October 3rd. The weather looks to be ideal for this grand Fall event which will take place inside a giant authentic Bier Hall, located at the corner of 6th & Oregon.  German music, dancers, food, and Culture will be abundant all day. The Oshkosh Oktoberfest is a charitable fundraiser and everyone is welcome. There is a $5 admission for ages 12 – 55. Children are free and seniors cost is $3. A children’s play area and cultural events and music will be going on throughout the day.

To start things off, there will be a 2K beer run/walk from Oregon Street bridge to Main Street bridge utilizing the new Riverwalk for a total of 1.25 miles. Registration starts at 10:00 AM with the run beginning at 11:00 AM.  Dressing up in costume is encouraged (preferably German, but whatever you desire).  Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. There will six beer stops around a loop. Obviously, you must be over 21 since each person will receive six free beers and an Oktoberfest shirt (while supplies last – so register early!). Entrance fee is only $15 dollars in advance or $20 day of the run.

Following is good time with a barrel rolling contest and keg bowling.

Starting at 2:00 PM, Oshkosh Mayor Steve Cummings with begin by tapping the ceremonial keg, followed by the “running of the wieners” at 3:00 PM.  Dachshunds only are allowed and encouraged to compete. There will be a $5 donation to enter your dog. Register your dog at the race tent, starting at 1:00. You will also have the opportunity to compete in the annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest Olympics with several fun and competitive games, including a Barrel Rolling contest, Masskrugstemmen (Beer Stein Holding) contest, and Stein Relay races, and of course a Frankfurter Eating contest. All for great fun and a chance to win some great prizes.

 

Friday nights in Oshkosh

April 14, 2014 by braytonbb

Two great ways to spend your Friday nights in Oshkosh. Now that the weather is finally warming, we can get outside and experience even more ways to enjoy Oshkosh.

 

FREE Fridays at the Time Community Theater at 445 N Main.  Doors open at 7:30 and movie at 8:00. Cheap concessions and  great mix of movies from frightening, to family oriented to just plain fun. Check out the Times Facebook page for updates and movie presentations.

 

 

Picture courtesy of Oshkosh Convention and Visitors BureauStarting on Friday, April 25 through August 29th from from 7:00 PM -11:00 PM, at Sunnyview Expo Center, weekly racing every Friday night. Pit gates open at 4:00 with grandstands opening at 5:00. Regular races featuring IMCA modifieds, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport modifieds, Grand Natioinals, Street Stocks and Dirt Devils. Admission is $10.00 for adults and Students (11-15) $5.00 and 10 and under are FREE with a paid adult. Pit admission is $25.00 and special races take place periodically.

 

 

Its starting to feel a lot like the holidays

October 28, 2013 by braytonbb

 

It is starting to feel a lot like the holidays. Starting Tuesday, November 12-January 12, the Oshkosh Public Museum, introduces “Deck the Halls”, which is a new holiday experience.

This new event will include special activities, events and exhibits for everyone to participate in. On the second floor, a Christmas Village will be exhibited which will feature Oshkosh store front façades based on photographs from the museums archives, which will showcase a variety of toys. The community will get to vote on which toys will be on exhibit.

The Oshkosh Public Museum was owned by the Sawyer family from 1872-1908. Activities and decorations throughout the mansion will reflect the time period when the Sawyer’s lived on this property. There will be interactive displays, and demonstrations that would be appropriate to the original functions of the rooms during the weekends.  There will also be a light pole decorating contest among local service groups who will compete and judged by the community by making cash donations to the group of their choice.

  • The Parlor will feature parlor games and an 1890s gift-covered Christmas tree
  • The Dining Room revolves around food and table settings and a 1900s cotton-covered Christmas tree
  • The Den will amuse with holiday stories and an 1880s table-top Christmas tree
  • The Library provides entertainment in the form of music and crafts and a 1910s electrified tree

Other holiday amenities include Candy Cane Cafe, a relaxing place to sit down and enjoy some refreshments, and the ever-popular Museum Scavenger Hunt with an impish twist as visitors are challenged to find the Museum elves hidden among the holiday decorations.

 

Just two days later on November 14th is the annual community holiday parade. It will start at  6:30pm  in downtown Oshkosh. Five entries are awarded each year for their creativity and best use of the “Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child” theme. The awards include the Grand Marshall’s Award, Chancellor’s Award, Mayor’s Award, Children’s Award and the Chamber of Commerce Award.

Fanny Pack Disco 5K

September 9, 2013 by braytonbb

If you have not heard about this event, tell me it does not intrigue you?

Saturday, September 28th from 10:00-1:00 Pm is the Fanny Pack Disco 5K. This is a benefit for the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer). Fanny Pack Disco is a 5k run, a dance party, and a fashion statement all rolled into one. Sport a Jammy Pack and a Silent Storm Sound System wireless receiver, you’ll help form a mobile, surround-sound mob as hit after hit is blasted through the speakers around your waist. A Jammy Pack is a fanny pack with speakers and the Silent Storm Sound System wireless receiver allows it to send music to the Jammy Pack over an FM airwaves. With your registration, you get to keep your Jammy Pack, as well as our participant t-shirt and race bib! All you need to do is run and they will take care of the tunes. They will keep your ears’ attention by changing up the genre several times throughout the course. Whether you’re into Top 40s, 90s, oldies or Hip Hop, you’re sure to hear something you’ll like! The trail will start at Menominee park. Registration is $35.00.

Still can’t imagine what this could consist of. Check out this You Tube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGMnFAY-cO4

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