The Stella Hotel and Ballroom Blends New with Old

The Stella Hotel and Ballroom Blends New with Old

Kenosha, Wisconsin, has a new hotel, the Stella Hotel and Ballroom. The building that houses the downtown hotel started out as the Kenosha Elks Club in 1919. A century later, the building still maintains its early 20th century character but with all of the amenities of a 21st century hotel. Read more

Hotel Julien Dubuque Combines Historic Grandeur with Modern Amenities

Hotel Julien Dubuque Combines Historic Grandeur with Modern Amenities

Notorious gangster Al Capone owned the historic Hotel Julien Dubuque in the 1920s—maybe. He did stay there a lot, and although some believe he owned it at one time, it could never be confirmed. Earlier in history, Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain both stayed at the hotel. However, the building that they stayed in was the original building, which burned down in 1913.

Today, the hotel, located along the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa, is a boutique hotel that combines its original grandeur with modern amenities. Read more

Covington Inn: Floating Bed and Breakfast on the Mississippi

Covington Inn: Floating Bed and Breakfast on the Mississippi

On our summer Great River Road trip we stayed in several hotels along the Mississippi River. But for two nights we actually stayed on the Mississippi River. The Covington Inn Bed and Breakfast in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is one of only a few floating bed and breakfasts in the United States. Read more