The Space(two time winner of the La Crosse Preservation Alliance Historic Heritage Award and winner of the Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation Award). The Bentley-Wheeler is located in the 10th and Cass Streets Neighborhood Historic District, and the properties are both listed in the National Registry of Historic Places by the United States Department of The Interior. We invite you to come, enjoy, relax. You'll be pleased that you sought out these incredible accommodations. Guest AccessThe Main House, built in 1883 and completed in 1889, the Bentley-Wheeler B & B offers a variety of options during your stay in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
For a truly remarkable experience, you could stay in the Third Floor Ballroom Suite. As one of the few remaining and in-tact ballroom spaces in Wisconsin homes, this large space (over 2,500 sq. ft.) offers many unique facets. Stay in the original maid's bedroom, directly adjacent to a large living space, private bathroom and kitchen. Enjoy your morning coffee on one of the two balconies that overlook the city and the bluffs; $175.00 per night (2 persons). Prices subject to change based on peak/high demand occasions (i.e., Oktoberfest, WIAA State Track Meet, Riverfest, etc).
If you do not need the space and seclusion of the Ballroom Suite, try the second floor Guest Suite of the main house; large bedroom, sitting room, back porch overlooking the garden in spring, summer and fall and private bath. $135.00 per night (2 persons). Prices subject to change based on peak/high demand occasions (i.e., Oktoberfest, WIAA State Track Meet, Riverfest, etc).
For guests of both the Ballroom Suite and the second floor Guest Suite, feel free to enjoy the rest of the space of the main house by reading a book in the library, or play the baby grand piano in the living room. Perhaps coffee on the large front porch is more your style so that you can watch the coming and goings of our quaint La Crosse community in spring, summer or fall.
Guests can look forward to a breakfast amenity basket, which includes fresh scones and/or muffins, yogurt, cereal, milk, juice and fresh fruit. Additionally, guest amenities include free wireless, high speed internet access, cable television, free local calling and ironing board/iron. The entire Bentley-Wheeler is fully air conditioned.
The Guest House, built in 1859, the Bentley-Wheeler Guest House was the childhood home of Percy Bentley; well known architect in the La Crosse area. While he didn't study under Frank Lloyd Wright directly, he worked in close proximity to him as a student, thus influencing his work in the Prairie Style.
As construction of the larger house began in 1883, Percy and his family lived in, what we now refer to as the Guest House, as they waited for their new home to be finished. After several years of construction, the Bentley family sold the property to J.E. Wheeler (prominent banker and owner of Novelty Woodworks) who completed the project. Wheeler's family also lived in the Guest House as construction was completed.
The Guest House is complete with 4 (four) bedrooms, living room with a fireplace, large dining room, full kitchen, 2 bathrooms (one with a jacuzzi) and even laundry facilities. The guest house can serve long or short term needs. Whether you have two people in your party, or eight...you have the entire guest house to yourself; we do not add other groups to the guest house beyond the original booking.
Guests can look forward to a breakfast amenity basket, which includes fresh scones and/or muffins, yogurt, cereal, milk, juice and fresh fruit. Additionally, guest services include free wireless, high speed internet access, cable television, ironing board and iron, laundry facilities and free local calling. The Bentley-WheelerGuest House is fullly air conditioned. The NeighborhoodThe Historic 10th and Cass Neighborhood Getting AroundBlocks from downtown La Crosse, and the Mississippi River!