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Travel Green: Eco-Friendly Places to Stay in Wisconsin
Last Updated: 3/3/2014
Across Wisconsin, many hotels and bed and breakfasts have made the commitment to sustainability and a shift towards greener business practices. If you are a traveler who is conscious of your carbon footprint but you don’t want to sacrifice service and quality, check out these top Travel Green Certified lodging options around the state.
This 1885 sandstone house was designed to offer guests the opportunity for personal rejuvenation but with a commitment to being a leader in the eco-friendly lodging movement. Some of their sustainability practices include using solar panels to heat water in their Garden House, using nontoxic cleaning products, using locally grown food whenever possible, and composting all food and garden waste.
This picturesque bed and breakfast is as one with nature as it appears by its beautiful exterior. It is completely powered the wind and the sun. The breakfasts served are prepared with vegetarian ingredients grown in the Inn’s organic gardens. Located on the border between Wisconsin and Illinois, this Browntown Bed and Breakfast is your ideal green lodging choice just a short drive from Chicago, Milwaukee, Dubuque or Madison.
Situated on a 90-acre plot in the woods, this serene retreat is a green escape from the hustle and bustle of city living. Enjoy a massage or even a yoga class onsite. Some of their green practices include gourmet breakfasts made with locally sourced organic ingredients, solar powered heat, and the use of nontoxic detergents and cleaning products.
This environmental inn is located across the street from Madison’s beautiful Arboretum. Though located in an urban setting, this bed and breakfast is fully committed to a natural, environmentally friendly approach to all of their practices. Some of these green approaches include using organic or natural linens and fabrics, energy efficient appliances, and landscaping with native plants and species.
Enjoy the convenience of being near Madison but the experience of a relaxing, tranquil retreat. Their sustainability practices include educational opportunities for guests, buildings designed for solar heating, locally sourced food, and organic linens.
This Monroe motel has received two national awards for green leadership in the industry. They are leading the way with sustainability practices such as heating their whirlpool with heat reclaimed from the swimming pool room, motion-detecting guest room energy management systems in all of the rooms, and a remodeling project that implemented greener building practices including solar panels, recycled content carpeting, motion sensor lighting, and efficient windows.This entry was posted in Bed & Breakfasts