Step onto the front porch of our Waupaca, Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast, located in a beautifully updated 1880's Victorian farmhouse, and peer through the original double-glass doors, etched with the historic name "Crystal River Farms", reminding all who enter of the home's rich history.
Enter the spacious & welcoming foyer with wood flooring, 11-foot ceilings and an impressive walnut staircase winding to the restful guestrooms. The beautiful parlor, with pretty bay windows, sits off the foyer and has huge pocket doors that lead to the lively Orchard Room. It is the perfect gathering space. The cozy wood stove frames an ornate antique mirrored mantle and invites you to sit a spell around her warmth and cozy up to read, explore the wall of history, or catch a game on the Inn's big screen TV.
The many Inn's common areas are to be used and enjoyed!
You can step outside on the large covered porch and enjoy the glider while overlooking the perennial gardens.
Then enjoy a leisurely walk and stroll past the historic coach house, chicken coop, and barn to the Crystal River, pond and trickling streams growing fresh watercress!
Meander across a footbridge to a private island spot, where fish are ready to be caught and deer frolic in the woods! As you explore the grounds, picture how beautiful a country inn wedding would be. We already offer a wide array of travel retreats and it would be our pleasure to host such a special event.
A late afternoon welcome reception is the perfect opportunity to meet other guests, learn more about the area, and hear recommendations of what and where to go as you plan your next day's activities in the Waupaca, WI area! In the morning, awake to the aroma of freshly ground & brewed coffee, teas and specialty muffins/breads. Enjoy with the morning paper in the Parlor, or on the covered porch swing, while awaiting a gourmet breakfast served in the exquisite dining room.
Breakfast in your room, on the covered porch or on the go is also available by request. We are happy to accommodate special dietary requests; please notify us upon reservation. It is only fitting for the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast to have the house specialty be apple pancakes and apple strudel muffins. The creme brulee french toast and the banana split bread rival for the favorites of the house, however! A small guest refrigerator is filled with complimentary beverages, and there is a small microwave (perfect for popcorn to have for your movie?!) The coffee bar with Keurig machine and electric tea kettle is ready 24/7 for your favorite beverage. You also just might find delicious goodies waiting for you on the buffet.