Parkview Bed & Breakfast
Table Of Contents
Welcome to our historic 1895 Queen Ann Victorian Bed & Breakfast inn, located just one block from charming downtown Reedsburg, Wisconsin, and across the street from Reedsburg City Park. The Parkview B&B is situated half-way between Chicago and Minneapolis and just miles from Baraboo, Spring Green, and the Wisconsin Dells areas. Reedsburg beckons lovers of history, nature, biking, canoeing, art, theatre, and scenic beauty. Here you will find that life's crazy pace really does slow down.
We invite you to come and stay for awhile in one of our four rooms. Wake up to the aroma of coffee brewing and breakfast being prepared. Savor our sumptuous breakfasts, listen to the sounds of birds chirping, maybe see a black squirrel and then take your time deciding how to spend your day. Ahhh... Life is good!
Start your day off right with one of Parkview's breakfast specialties.
Donna, a home economist, takes pride in preparing delicious, creative, homemade breakfasts while using seasonal, fresh, local, quality ingredients. Our breakfast sausage is made locally and we grow vegetables and herbs in our garden that are used in breakfast menus. Breakfasts always includes juice, seasonal fruit, a main egg dish or pancakes, waffles or French toast, breakfast meat, hot beverages and ends with a surprise.
Special dietary needs? No problem... just let Donna know in advance.
When staying at a B&B, in addition to the overall ambiance of the home, your private guest room is your own private haven. The innkeepers at Parkview B&B, Donna and Tom, have restored the original rooms to offer you today's comforts amidst yesterday's ambience. If you desire, open your windows for fresh air and let the crickets lull you to sleep. Donna still line-dries your sheets (weather permitting) so that you get that old-fashioned freshness when you climb into bed. All room rates include wake-up coffee or tea and Donna's fabulous home-cooked breakfasts- a culinary delight you will not want to miss!
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Donna and Tom Hofmann for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Many of our guests are using the 400 State Bike Trail.
What are you best known for?
Great homemade breakfasts and friendly hospitality.
What makes your inn unique?
We are a block off the historic downtown in an historic district.
What do you love most about your inn?
We enjoy meeting wonderful guests from all over the world and from all walks of life!
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
They come to use the bike trail.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
A number of times guests mention our breakfast is the best one they have had at B&B.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The International Crane Foundation is nearby, the only place like it in the world. Sid Cook, the owner of Carr Valley Cheese, is the most awarded cheese maker in the world, and Wollersheim Winery has been named “Winery of the Year” in California wine competition!
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
We are located in the middle of an wide variety of things to do such as our bike trails, Wisconsin Dells with all the many activities there, state parks such as Devil’s Lake, Spring Green with American Players Theatre, House on the Rock, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s, Taliesin.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
The historic downtown is a block away with a variety of locally-owned businesses as well as a movie theater.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We have a variety of places to eat, some within walking distance. So it just depends on what guests are looking for – a little Italian restaurant across the street, a microbrewery a couple of blocks away, or a Mexican or Chinese restaurant, steakhouse, etc.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
On our website, we have links to area attractions that proves helpful to planning their stay.
How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets. People make arrangements for their pets before they come to our area.
Meet Your Innkeepers
Tom and Donna Hofmann, owners of Parkview B&B have lived in the area for more than 40 years. They can tell you about off-the-beaten places to visit. Former educators – Tom, a math teacher and Donna, a home economics teacher decided in 1988 to move to Reedsburg where they purchased and restored the home that is now the Parkview B&B. Their three young children helped them during the restoration process, which took place both inside and outside the home. The children also helped with the business of running a B&B, learning it from the ground level up. It was a family affair. All of the Hofmann children have since gone on to professional jobs away from Reedsburg, but every once in awhile their daughters still fill in for their parents as innkeepers when Donna and Tom travel, often staying in B&B’s. Tom enjoys hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. He tends the small family garden in the summer and after working about 20 years in the produce department of grocery stores, he is now retired. His eye for produce helps Donna as she plans the breakfast menus for their guests. Donna enjoys cooking, searching out new recipes and ideas, decorating, tending the flower gardens and offering sincere hospitality to their guests.
For those of you who enjoy discovering the area... don't miss:
The 400, Elroy/Sparta, LaCrosse River, Great River Bicycle Trails, Devil's Lake and Mirror Lake State Parks, International Crane Foundation, Carr Valley Cheese Factory, Cedar Grove Cheese Factory, Wollersheim Winery, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, American Players Theatre, House on the Rock, Mid-Continent Railway Museum, Amish communities, Reedsburg Country Club and many other courses for golf enthusiasts, and Wisconsin Dells.