Mauston locals and visitors alike have a new bed and breakfast to stay in. Victorian Manor Bed and Breakfast has opened its doors at 234 Tremont Street. The home is a renovated 1895 Queen Anne Victorian home and has four queen bedrooms available for guests.
Vicki Wards and Allen Sharp, the owners of the home, have wanted a bed and breakfast for years. In a statement, they called it “a dream that has turned into reality.” They purchased the home in February 2017 and began the extensive renovation of the home June 2017. The process involved repairing the front porch roof, fixing radiators and hardwood floors, adding new walls and ceilings and turning the attic into their personal living space and quilting studio, among other tasks.
Wards and Sharp said they had “wonderful experiences” with their contractors, which included Denton Builders, Lange Plumbing, Fox Electric, Swan Services, BTU Management and Blackhawk Contractors.
The home was once owned by the Curran family, who are Mauston locals and relatives of Juneau County Judge Paul Curran, who stayed in the home at one time with his siblings as a child.
“Evidently, Great Grandpa Curran built this house,” Wards said. “And he was a timber guy so he picked the trees, had the oak sawn, for this house, for his wife. So all the oak is original.”
Several members of the Curran family as well as Juneau County Historian Rose Clark attended the open house March 31.
Bill Curran said the house held many memories for his family and was pleased with all the work that had been done.
“They’ve done such a nice job restoring it, that it doesn’t look new,” Curran said. “It looks like they’ve really kept it as it was.”
Bill’s brother Mark agreed. “They’ve done a wonderful job here enhancing what they had to work with,” said Mark Curran.
The Victorian Manor Bed and Breakfast is currently open for business.